Thursday, June 01, 2006


Lost Dimension

This is fascinating. A "reduced dimensional space" sounds an awful lot to me like basic holography, which likewise encodes three dimensions worth of information in a two dimensional space, but there are no doubt distinctions which are eluding my layman's grasp. Still, I love the fact that this discovery comes of scientists fiddling around with a pigment used by Qian Dynasty sculptors more than two millennia ago.

This looks like a more detailed description.
Ah. So it's a Bose-Einstein condensate. Another concept I have difficulty wrapping my head around, but at least now I know which difficult-to-wrap-my-head-around concept we're dealing with.
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