Schrödinger’s Cat

  1. Entertainment

    Short Film “Many Worlds” Changes in Real Time Based on Audience Biometrics

    The short film "Many Ways" is like a choose-your-own-adventure story, but instead of making a conscious decision about which page to turn to, the film automatically edits itself in real time, as the audience watches, based on sensors that measure things like muscle tension and heart rate. The film changes based on how the audience is physically reacting to it, and can therefor end in one of four ways.

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  2. Science

    Schrödinger’s Cat Can Haz Concise Explanatory Video [Video]

    Minutephysics is a neat little YouTube channel that explains philosophical questions in 45 second videos complex physics concepts in one minute videos. This week they tackle Schrödinger's cat, a thought experiment that's almost as hard to spell as it is to explain. Chances are if you browse this site, you've at least heard of Schrödinger's cat, but chances are also that if you're not some sort of quantum physicist, you don't totally understand it. If that's the case, give this video a quick watch and see if it helps. If you still don't quite understand it, have someone watch you try; that'll make you collapse into one state or another. That's how it works, right? Pfft, simple.

    (via The Mary Sue)

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  3. Science

    Schrödinger’s Cat Is AliveDead

    Erwin Schrödinger's famous quantum physics thought experiment gets the typographic treatment it deserves. Original source unknown. (Sidenote: According to Wired, ThinkGeek is releasing a "Schrödinger’s Cat Executive Decision Maker" Magic 8 Ball-type thingie in early 2011.) (via SciencePunk)

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