by making constant but weak measurements of a quantum system, physicists have managed to probe a delicate quantum state without destroying it – the equivalent of taking a peek at Schrodinger's metaphorical cat without killing it. The result should make it easier to handle systems such as quantum computers that exploit the exotic properties of the quantum world.
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Walking The Walk writes: Your co-workers who keep using Schrödinger's cat metaphor may need to find a new one. New Scientist reports that