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Quantum Experiment Asks 'How Big Is Big?'

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Science  11 Oct 2002:
Vol. 298, Issue 5592, pp. 342-343
DOI: 10.1126/science.298.5592.342

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In the realm of the very small, physics goes wild. The laws of quantum mechanics allow objects such as atoms and photons to be in two places at once and break other common-sense rules. Now three physicists plan to build the largest quantum-mechanical object yet--one big enough to push the realm of quantum weirdness across the border of everyday life.