Gyro the Greek Sandwich Pirate: As published in the noted scientific journal The Daily Mail.
FourDirections: ytiralugnis eht hcaer lliw ydaerla evah ew dna emit gnol a rof no gniog neeb sah sihT
DubtodaIll: This provides just as much evidence that humans possess the ability to consciously affect matter as it does for time travel.
KingKauff: This thread should run backwards
tlenon: One huge factor though is we are limited by human perception of the whole thing. It may be reasonable that we simply do not have the ability to conceive of states outside of our linear and temporal existence.
physt: It worked!
phyrkrakr: So, Daily Mail is science fail, let's see what they're actually blathering on about. Ah, here we go.PhysNow has a good article: In the Feb. 13 issue of Physical Review Letters, Kater Murch describes a way to narrow the odds. By combining information about a quantum system's evolution after a target time with information about its evolution up to that time, his lab was able to narrow the odds of correctly guessing the state of the two-state system from 50-50 to 90-10.Basically, this guy takes weak measurements of a qubit, takes a strong measurement but doesn't look at it, then takes weak measurements after the strong measurement, and could predict the results of the strong measurement 90% of the time. It's like a card trick where the magician shuffles the deck, has you draw a card and put it back in the deck without him looking, then shuffles again and says "Is that your card?" Except in this case, the card is the quantum state of a qubit, and the magician is a physicist who gets it right 90% of the time.Pretty impressive, but nobody's in any danger of violating IATT Bulletin 1147 any time soon.
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