Science Friday: I Can Haz Fihzics Edition – ‘Back to the Future’ Hoverboards are Coming | What does Schrödinger’s Cat & Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Principle have to do with the Zeno Effect

Posted Oct 21, 2015 by

Hoverboards are real, right now, not just in Back To The Future. Today Arx Pax showed off version 2 of its magnetic levitation Hendo Hoverboard that glides above copper flooring.


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My most probably over-simplistic and over-generalization is that the Zeno Effect is a hypothesis of physics along the same lines as Schrödinger’s Cat, and the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle, whereby the act of observing an experiment effects its outcome. Here’s a short video explaining the Schrödinger’s Cat experiment and below that, is the Zeno Effect explained

‘Zeno effect’ verified: Atoms won’t move while you watch


Bill Steele

One of the oddest predictions of quantum theory – that a system can’t change while you’re watching it – has been confirmed in an experiment by Cornell physicists. Their work opens the door to a fundamentally new method to control and manipulate the quantum states of atoms and could lead to new kinds of sensors.



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