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Big, Hot Molecules Bridge the Gap Between Normal and Surreal

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Science  20 Feb 2004:
Vol. 303, Issue 5661, pp. 1119
DOI: 10.1126/science.303.5661.1119a

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In a paper published in Nature this week, Austrian physicists show that there's a smooth transition between the outlandish quantum behavior typical of the very small and the ordinary behavior of larger objects such as cells and baseballs and people.