Solving the mystery of Schrödinger’s cat—probably

Is Schrödinger’s cat alive or dead? Until we open the box we may never know for sure, but research suggests we can take an educated guess, New Scientist reports. Earlier this week, scientists at the University of Rochester published the results of an experiment that measured millions of possible trajectories for a quantum bit. After analyzing the data, a clear pattern emerged, proving that it’s possible to predict the optimal state for a quantum system.

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