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Schrödinger's cat caught on quantum film using quantum entanglement

Schrödinger's cat caught on quantum film using quantum entanglement | Stone Soup | Scoop.it

The patron animal of quantum theory poses for a unique portrait in which the camera and the sitter don't share a single photon – except by entanglement.

 

Information is central to quantum mechanics. In particular, quantum interference occurs only if there exists no information to distinguish between the superposed states. The mere possibility of obtaining information that could distinguish between overlapping states inhibits quantum interference1, 2. Gabriela Barreto Lemos at the Austrian Academy of Sciences introduces and experimentally demonstrates a quantum imaging concept based on induced coherence without induced emission3, 4. The experiment uses two separate down-conversion nonlinear crystals (numbered NL1 and NL2), each illuminated by the same pump laser, creating one pair of photons (denoted idler and signal). If the photon pair is created in NL1, one photon (the idler) passes through the object to be imaged and is overlapped with the idler amplitude created in NL2, its source thus being undefined.

 

Interference of the signal amplitudes coming from the two crystals then reveals the image of the object. The photons that pass through the imaged object (idler photons from NL1) are never detected, while we obtain images exclusively with the signal photons (from NL1 and NL2), which do not interact with the object.

 

The experiment is fundamentally different from previous quantum imaging techniques, such as interaction-free imaging5 or ghost imaging6, 7, 8, 9, because now the photons used to illuminate the object do not have to be detected at all and no coincidence detection is necessary. This enables the probe wavelength to be chosen in a range for which suitable detectors are not available. To illustrate this, the researchers show images of objects that are either opaque or invisible to the detected photons. This experiment is a prototype in quantum information—knowledge can be extracted by, and about, a photon that is never detected.


Via Dr. Stefan Gruenwald
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As I live and breath, are there no mysteries any more?

 

 

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Stone Soup
"Some travelers come to a village, carrying nothing more than an empty cooking pot. Upon their arrival, the villagers are unwilling to share any of their food stores with the hungry travelers. Then the travelers go to a stream and fill the pot with water, drop a large stone in it, and place it over a fire. One of the villagers becomes curious and asks what they are doing?. The travelers answer that they are making "stone soup", which tastes wonderful, although it still needs a little bit of garnish to improve the flavor, which they are missing. The villager does not mind parting with a few carrots to help them out, so that gets added to the soup. Another villager walks by, inquiring about the pot, and the travelers again mention their stone soup which has not reached its full potential yet. The villager hands them a little bit of seasoning to help them out. More and more villagers walk by, each adding another ingredient. Finally, a delicious and nourishing pot of soup is enjoyed by all." Wikipedia

My added ingredients on a number of topics of personal interest.
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Internet Conversations Have Gone Astray

Internet Conversations Have Gone Astray | Stone Soup | Scoop.it
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Time to return to the days of yesteryear. Once there were real conversations on the World Wide Web--there can be again. Comments are insufficient.

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Hyperloop One Just Released 11 Possible Routes for Its Futuristic Transport System

Hyperloop One Just Released 11 Possible Routes for Its Futuristic Transport System | Stone Soup | Scoop.it
Hyperloop One is considering eleven different route proposals in the United States.
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Wanna bet the US of A is the last civilized country to adopt this form of transportation? I can see a whole slew of vested interests doing their best to kill it or at least slow down its adoption.

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Ten search engines for researchers that go beyond Google

Ten search engines for researchers that go beyond Google | Stone Soup | Scoop.it
  Using search engines effectively is now a key skill for researchers, but could more be done to equip young researchers with the tools the
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Get you alt.search engines while they're hot. Last time I looked, I don't recall them all being free.

 

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‘Duck Dynasty’ vs. ‘Modern Family’: 50 Maps of the U.S. Cultural Divide

‘Duck Dynasty’ vs. ‘Modern Family’: 50 Maps of the U.S. Cultural Divide | Stone Soup | Scoop.it
Americans have been clustering themselves into cultural bubbles just as they have clustered in political bubbles.
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Way more significant than you are what you eat--politically speaking you are what you watch.

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Woman Creates Registry For White Men (Until We Figure Out What's Going On)

Woman Creates Registry For White Men (Until We Figure Out What's Going On) | Stone Soup | Scoop.it
It’s funny — in a dark, sobering, sad way.
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And why not I ask you?

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How the Internet Is Loosening Our Grip on the Truth - NYTimes.com

How the Internet Is Loosening Our Grip on the Truth - NYTimes.com | Stone Soup | Scoop.it

"The internet is distorting our collective grasp on the truth"

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"Psychologists and other social scientists have repeatedly shown that when confronted with diverse information choices, people rarely act like rational, civic-minded automatons. Instead, we are roiled by preconceptions and biases, and we usually do what feels easiest — we gorge on information that confirms our ideas, and we shun what does not."

DS: Why it's becoming increasingly difficult to change a someone's mind.

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Long-Term Stress Erodes Memory | Lab Manager

Long-Term Stress Erodes Memory | Lab Manager | Stone Soup | Scoop.it
Study in mice places blame on immune
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Somehow this comes as no surprise.

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Is God Transgender?

Is God Transgender? | Stone Soup | Scoop.it
To the Israelites, identity was fluid, for humans as well as Jehovah.
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Let's examine the evidence...review the arguments dispassionately.

 

 

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‘Manspreading,’ ‘Vape’ and ‘So’: Hated Words for 2016

‘Manspreading,’ ‘Vape’ and ‘So’: Hated Words for 2016 | Stone Soup | Scoop.it
The annual survey from Lake Superior State University in Michigan compiles the nominations.
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Obfuscating language--come and get it.

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The iTunes of Art

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A tech company tries to mainstream digital decor
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Match your couch art or something else?

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Sarah Palin’s English

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The elements of Mrs. Palin’s speech style on the campaign trail aren’t simple; they’re actually incredibly complicated.
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A Polonius  for our age???

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In the Shadow of Second Life, Virtual Reality Startups Say This Time It'll Work. Really.

In the Shadow of Second Life, Virtual Reality Startups Say This Time It'll Work. Really. | Stone Soup | Scoop.it
Several companies are building virtual worlds that live inside of VR. The dream: Disrupting everything about the real world.
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Hey, who knows, could be?

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Hackers Remotely Kill a Jeep on the Highway—With Me in It

Hackers Remotely Kill a Jeep on the Highway—With Me in It | Stone Soup | Scoop.it

Hey I was driving 70 mph on the edge of downtown St. Louis when the exploit began to take hold.

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Hey, my new Subaru needed a firmware upgrade:   If the switch that activates the brake lights fails, the automatic pre-collision braking component of the driver assist system will not function.


Consequence: If the automatic pre-collision braking system does not function as intended, the vehicle will not react to an obstacle in its path, increasing the risk of a crash.


From Aliens: "Hey, Hudson run a by-pass."

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HOME WALL DECOR:

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I am a designer, sooner or later I'll figure this stuff out. 
ADOBE CERTIFIED ASSOCIATE in Graphic Design & Illustration. 

Via Xposedbydesign
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Finally A R T(uhm) what will match your couch.

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PRINT it~FRAME it~HANG it: I'll turn your ideas into ART for $6.00. Designed so you can print it on your HOME PRINTER or take it to a photo developer. Artwork is 8 x 10 (300dpi), easily enlarged to 16 x 20 inch. Pre-made designs are also $6.00. http://www.davidricharddesigns.com 

Looking for ideas on POSTERS, MUGS, and T-shirts: https://www.zazzle.com/xposedbydesign*
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Microsoft is 'deeply' focused on driving LinkedIn revenue — not necessarily the bottom line, CFO says

Microsoft is 'deeply' focused on driving LinkedIn revenue — not necessarily the bottom line, CFO says | Stone Soup | Scoop.it
"You want to keep the core growing and they're doing a great job of that," chief financial officer Amy Hood said.
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To those of you who follow this sort of thing... Oh, and Clippy is back

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Say Hello to Robot Marriage: A French Woman is Engaged to a Robot and Wants to Marry it

Say Hello to Robot Marriage: A French Woman is Engaged to a Robot and Wants to Marry it | Stone Soup | Scoop.it
Say Hello to Robot Marriage! Lilly's story is the first one ever. A French woman named as Lilly wants to marry a robot.. Robot Marriage may be soon possible

Via TechinBiz
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If they really accomplish their goal of putting science back in SCI-FI, I'm all in.

 

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http://serialkeypro.com/windows-8-1-product-key-plus-activation/
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Fabulous
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How to Help if Someone Is Being Harassed

How to Help if Someone Is Being Harassed | Stone Soup | Scoop.it
Don’t assume you have to confront the harasser directly.
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If can't memorize, perhaps you should carry a card-sized cheat sheet? 

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Want to keep fake news out of your newsfeed? College professor creates list of sites to avoid

Want to keep fake news out of your newsfeed? College professor creates list of sites to avoid | Stone Soup | Scoop.it

Wonder if the news is bogus? Try this list for help.

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No one expects you to memorize this list so I suggest you just keep it handy.

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Scientists say we will be having Sex with Robots Soon

Scientists say we will be having Sex with Robots Soon | Stone Soup | Scoop.it
We will happily be having sex with robots soon, according to scientists.  The "sexbots" could be better than humans in bed and we could be looking at human-robot marriages by the year 2050, experts have claimed. Popularity of the machines has been rising as their realism continues to improve and soon could replace human companionship altogether. Joel Snell, an expert in robots from Kirkwood College in Iowa, said the machines could be programmed to each individual person’s requirements. 

Via TechinBiz
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We're under threat! But then...

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Excellent...!!
Alfredo Alquicira - Rey's curator insight, September 12, 2016 9:38 PM
Si eres de los que se sacan de onda porque que "los smartphones te roban la atención de tus amigos" te tengo malas noticias.
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Dove Ad on Women’s Self-Image Creates an Online Sensation

Dove Ad on Women’s Self-Image Creates an Online Sensation | Stone Soup | Scoop.it
A video focusing on Dove’s findings that only 4 percent of women consider themselves beautiful has been viewed more than seven million times on YouTube.
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Experiment shows that in many cases other people see women better(more attractive) than they see themselves.

 

 

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Mathematicians Are Building a Unified Theory of Geometric Randomness

Mathematicians Are Building a Unified Theory of Geometric Randomness | Stone Soup | Scoop.it

Researchers have uncovered deep connections among different types of random objects, illuminating hidden geometric structures.


 


Standard geometric objects can be described by simple rules — every straight line, for example, is just y = ax + b — and they stand in neat relation to each other: Connect two points to make a line, connect four line segments to make a square, connect six squares to make a cube.


 


These are not the kinds of objects that concern Scott Sheffield. Sheffield, a professor of mathematics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, studies shapes that are constructed by random processes. No two of them are ever exactly alike.


 


Consider the most familiar random shape, the random walk, which shows up everywhere from the movement of financial asset prices to the path of particles in quantum physics. These walks are described as random because no knowledge of the path up to a given point can allow you to predict where it will go next.


Via Riaz Khan, Dr. Stefan Gruenwald
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Can assist you every day life.


 

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Read This Story Without Distraction (Can You?)

Read This Story Without Distraction (Can You?) | Stone Soup | Scoop.it
Monotasking, or single-tasking, is a 21st-century term for what your high school English teacher probably called “paying attention.”
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Flash! Stop the presses! In case you are not aware multi-tasking has been discredited--concentrate on that for a moment.

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The Fight to Fix Your iPhone (and Other Stuff)

The Fight to Fix Your iPhone (and Other Stuff) | Stone Soup | Scoop.it

ThisShop owners and consumer advocates want a “right to repair.”

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This really works and it's also quite satisfying.

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Queen - Live at LIVE AID 1985 [Best Version] 60fps - YouTube

This is the absolute ULTIMATE experience of Queen's set at LIVE AID, this is the best video mixed to the absolutely superior stereo radio broadcast. This vas...
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Freddie Mercury at his out-bloody-outrageous best. There's something special about sharing music.
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Out of this world: A recap of the stellar talks in Session 4 of TED2015

Out of this world: A recap of the stellar talks in Session 4 of TED2015 | Stone Soup | Scoop.it
"When our ancestors looked up at the night sky, they saw tools for navigation. They saw myths, and they saw the heavens," says June Cohen, the host of Session 4 of TED2015. "But technology has give...
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See and hear the possibilities then imagine.

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Funny Technology – Communauté – Google+

Funny Technology – Communauté – Google+ | Stone Soup | Scoop.it
Welcome to Funny Technology.

Community Rules | No Exceptions | Effective July 1, 2014

1. All posts must be in English.

2. Feel free to comment, re-share and plus one as often as you like.

3. No more than 6 posts per 24 hour period.

4. All posts must be both technology related & funny with the exception of the Suggested Themes posts that are published daily.

You do not have to stick to the theme(s) of the day. You must, however, keep your posts both technology related and funny.

5. The only exceptions are Daily Suggested Themes, Coffee, Cats, Dogs, Star Wars, Puns & Superheroes. Even these will be better received by the community if they are technology related.

6. In order to maintain some level of expectation:

Suggested Themes will continue to be posted daily.
Cats should be posted only on Saturdays
Dogs only on Fridays
Star Wars only on Tuesdays
Puns & Superheroes only on Sundays
Coffee, of course, any day.

7. The Category links in the left sidebar have been updated & alphabetized. If your category is not in the sidebar, don't post it.

8. The name of this community is Funny Technology for a reason. It's not called Tech News, Tech Products or Just Funny, so please don't post those, as they are most likely going to be removed.

9. Please do not post Tech News Tech Product News, or General Humor, as your post will be removed and you may be reported and banned from the community. There are many other communities for each of those.

10. Simply put, even if it's funny, do not post it if it's not technology related and included in the sidebar categories.

11. Off topic and non relevant posts will be deleted.

12. A complete list of categories for each day is published on the About page of my G+ personal profile. Link at the bottom.

13. Use the links in the left sidebar to bring up the categories you are most interested in, or just scroll down.

14. Animated Gifs & Videos are still welcome, but only if they fall under a category in the sidebar.

15. Do not reshare Funny Technology posts back into the Funny Technology Community, as they will be removed. Instead it makes much more sense to reshare Funny Technology posts on your G+ profile posts page.

16. This community does not discriminate based on race, sex or religion, nor does it endorse discrimination against any group of our fellow human beings. Posts that promote such an agenda should be reported immediately for removal. Thank you, as always, for your help and cooperation in keeping our community spam free.

Wording of #16 by +Brad McClaren

Image source for "Grandma," the community cover comic is +Nate Fakes.
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Come on over. Forget must see TV. This is the place to be.


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