Historic Quantum Entanglement of 3,000 Atoms Paves Way for Better GPS

March 31, 2015 3:09 PM

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(Photo : CHRISTINE DANILOFF/MIT AND JOSE-LUIS OLIVARES/MIT) Scientists have entangled a record 3,000 atoms. Here, an illustration showing a large number of atoms (purple) mutually entangled with one another.

For the first time, scientists linked together over 3,000 atoms in a bizarre state known as quantum entanglement where the behavior of the atoms stays connected even if they're at opposite ends of the universe.

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