This is cool: a micromachined device, which has been cooled into its ground stated.
A team of scientists has succeeded in putting an object large enough to be visible to the naked eye into a mixed quantum state of moving and not moving.
This, not so much
The fuck? In my day, we were taught, with the help of non-graphing calculators and paper notebooks, that quantum mechanics was a lot of wand-wavey nonsense about wave/particle duality that you never had to worry about because it belonged to some magical tiny land that no one visits with their actual eyes. This…this is straight-up magic.
Ohdearohdearohdear. Quantum mechanics is not magic. It’s great that it evokes a sense of wonder when the experimental boundaries are pushed, but considering established science to be “wand-wavey nonsense” diminishes it and makes it easier to accept real nonsense.