Over the course of an experiment involving the quantum entanglement of photons produced from naturally-occurring bioluminescent material, a team of researchers from Northwestern University has discovered that the special structure of proteins that were part of the bio-material somehow protected the photons’ quantum state from being disrupted. Typically, quantum states generated in the lab are very fragile, and researchers go to great lengths to ensure that the particles they’re studying aren’t affected by external forces before they have a chance to measure their properties.
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A new experiment has been proposed by a theoretical physicist that is intended to determine if the human mind is actually bound by the laws of physics, or if it ignores measurable reality and follows its own rules altogether — and in doing so, indicating that the human mind could very well have the potential to use free will to overcome physics itself.
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Amongst the multitude of mysteries that the universe holds, the answers to what might be the most elusive ones are whether or not is finite or infinite, both in terms of its physical breadth, but also its age: is there a beginning and an end? And for that matter, if it is finite in its physical dimensions, are there other universes that are adjacent to our own? As Einstein famously put it, "Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I’m not sure about the former."

However, Einstein’s tongue-in-cheek quip about the universe have been addressed by two new studies that offer new insight into both the possible physical dimensions of the universe, and the possibility that it may indeed be ageless.
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A recent study has added new evidence to the controversial theory that the three-dimensional nature of our universe is actually a holographic projection from a two-dimensional plane. The holographic principle, as it is known, isn’t widely accepted by the scientific community, as it upends the classical model of physics. However, where the classical model has failed to reconcile quantum mechanics with the macroscopic world, the holographic principle does a much better job of doing so, and this latest study has also offered a real-world demonstration that the principle may be valid.
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