The Australian Scientists Who Proved Einstein Wrong

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Their experiment also paves the way for quantum computers

In the same month that marks 100 years since Albert Einstein published his Theory Of General Relativity, two Australian scientists have found the answers to a phenomenon that perplexed him.

University of New South Wales engineers have proven that quantum computer code can be written and manipulated using two quantum bits in a silicon microchip.

Their quantum code was based on ‘quantum entanglement’, which states that the measurement of one particle will instantly influence another particle, regardless of how far apart they are.

The phenomenon is famous for puzzling Einstein who called it “spooky action at a distance”. Find out more about this bewildering theory below.

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