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(Big Think)   4th of July is coming, and we should all thank quantum physics for the existence of fireworks   (bigthink.com) divider line
    More: Interesting, Gunpowder, Atom, Potassium, Electron, Quantum mechanics, Fireworks, Light, Photon  
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2022-06-30 5:43:54 PM  
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2022-06-30 9:00:50 PM  
Isn't "quantum" the reason for everything?
 
2022-06-30 9:12:00 PM  
Oh, and Dude? "Quantum  physics" is not the preferred nomenclature.
 
2022-06-30 9:18:10 PM  
I just hope we don't run out of Sheela's anti-anxiety meds. One bang and she hyperventilates for hours.
 
2022-06-30 9:25:56 PM  

BlazeTrailer: Oh, and Dude? "Quantum  physics" is not the preferred nomenclature.


Subatomic-American physics?
 
2022-06-30 9:32:53 PM  
Ummmm.... Fireworks were invented, refined, designed, and manufactured way before quantum physics was proposed. You don't need to know why some chemical burns a different color. You just need to know that it does. Chemistry and ordinary physics are totally sufficient for this.

If this idiot author wants to argue that on some level quantum physics is involved it could be basically said about anything.
 
2022-06-30 10:12:52 PM  

Obscene_CNN: Ummmm.... Fireworks were invented, refined, designed, and manufactured way before quantum physics was proposed. You don't need to know why some chemical burns a different color. You just need to know that it does. Chemistry and ordinary physics are totally sufficient for this.

If this idiot author wants to argue that on some level quantum physics is involved it could be basically said about anything.


If you only had classical physics, all fireworks would be a blinding flash of ultraviolet.
 
2022-06-30 10:22:55 PM  

ZMugg: Isn't "quantum" the reason for everything?


It's always bloody quantum.
 
2022-07-01 1:23:41 AM  
You can thank quantum physics for:
Neurons communicating so you can read this comment (lucky you)
Computers working at all
Your own body maintaining a cohesive form and not crumbling into a quarky mess all over the floor, which also wouldn't be flooring very well.
Fireworks
 
2022-07-01 2:09:44 AM  

Nullav: You can thank quantum physics for:
Neurons communicating so you can read this comment (lucky you)


I will quantum thank it.
 
2022-07-01 3:22:42 AM  
Quantum physics and chemistry is how my dishes get so clean.

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Is there anything quantum that isn't just better than the non-quantum version?
 
2022-07-01 6:57:15 AM  
Are there quantum fireworks that don't freak out the animals?
 
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