Sunday, February 7, 2010

Marine Algae Discovered to Harnessing The Power of Quantum Mechanics

Humans are just beginning to truly understand quantum mechanics and try to use it. It appears that simple Marine Algae have been harnessing and using quantum mechanics for billions of years. This goes to show we still have a lot to learn from the natural world.

"Scientists still struggle to understand and harness the spooky physics of quantum mechanics, but nature may have a head start on us humans. Tiny marine algae apparently use the mysterious phenomenon called superposition -- where a particle can be in two places at the same time -- to move around solar energy they harvest through the process of photosynthesis.

This astounding find suggests that biological creatures may have adapted quantum mechanics for survival billions of years ago. It also demonstrates that quantum mechanics can prevail over classical physics even at normal temperatures, given that the algae can send energy flowing through several alternate biological paths simultaneously.

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