Sunday, December 19, 2010
Breakthrough of 2010: First Quantum Machine
While both verifiable, the two big fields of physics - classical mechanics and quantum mechanics - seemed incompatible ... until now.
Before 2010, all human-made objects moved according to the laws of classical mechanics. In March, researchers designed a gadget that moves according to quantum mechanics (governing the behavior of tiny things like atoms).
Science has called this discovery the most significant scientific advance of 2010.
Here's a video explanation.