Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Cool science.

"To infinity and beyond ... very fast." OK, the fact that the US Air Force is spending money on this may not mean it's not nuts -- but pure crackpot ideas don't get many awards from the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and 2,400 word stories in New Scientist.

Meanwhile, down here on the ground, Schrödinger's cat used to be the subject only of theoretical speculation and epic poetry. But if they keep getting larger numbers of atoms to purr like this (nifty animation) they may end up needing to find a pet store selling quantum cat food.