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Noticed this today:

http://phys.org/news/2012-09-scienti...principle.html

Who wants to bet, if the principles of this research ever yield a product, what it will be called?

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# 2
09-08-2012, 08:56 PM
Actually, if this new theory is correct, then there would be no need for Heisenberg Compensators because Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle would no longer be valid.
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# 3
09-10-2012, 02:19 PM
Actually, according to the articles I've read (as opposed to the hyperbolic headlines usually accompanying same and written by drips who understand little about the very subjects they're expounding upon) they haven't actually invalidated Heisenberg. His principle still stands. What they found was that they could measure an event and have what the researchers considered a negligible impact on the particle/event being measured. Not "no impact" but "negligible impact". The impact was sufficiently low that they could then make a calculation that has a HIGH probability of being accurate. But it's still a guess, no matter how educated or informed a guess it might be. It is still impossible to know, with absolute certainty, both the speed and position of a particle... and always will be.
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