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Schrödinger’s Cat (Sort Of) Explained

A unique look at the most famous thought experiment of quantum physics, in which an unfortunate (and, rest assured, purely hypothetical) cat sacrifices its life, yet also doesn’t, for the sake of science. Find more info here:

The clip is excerpted from the documentary The Quantum Tamers: Exploring Our Weird & Wired Future. Learn more and get the full movie here:
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