Day: January 24, 2011

Quantum Entanglement Could Stretch Across Time

Quantum Entanglement

“In the weird world of quantum physics, two linked particles can share a single fate, even when they’re miles apart.

Now, two physicists have mathematically described how this spooky effect, called entanglement, could also bind particles across time.

“You can send your quantum state into the future without traversing the middle time,” said quantum physicist S. Jay Olson of Australia’s University of Queensland, lead author of the new study.” (via Wired).

The article discusses some of the surprising implications, even using a Star Trek analogy.

Canine Tumor Draws Energy From Host, Report Says

Tasmanian devil.

People may be familiar with the transmissible facial tumor that is decimating the Tasmanian Devil population. One unfortunate animal contracts it when bitten by another affected individual. This New York Times story describes another infectious malignancy, the Canine Transmissible Venereal Tumor (CTVT) (thanks to Steve Silberman).