Hacking Matter: Levitating Chairs, Quantum Mirages, and the Infinite Weirdness of Programmable Atoms

Hacking Matter: Levitating Chairs, Quantum Mirages, and the Infinite Weirdness of Programmable Atoms


Programmable subject may not be the subsequent technological revolution, nor maybe even the single after that. yet it truly is coming, and while it does, it is going to swap our lives up to any invention ever has. think with the ability to software topic itself-to swap it, with the press of a cursor, from demanding to delicate, from paper to stone, from fluorescent to super-reflective to invisible. Supported by means of corporations starting from Levi Strauss and IBM to the protection division, solid-state physicists in well known laboratories are operating to make it a fact. during this remarkable research, Wil McCarthy visits the laboratories and talks with the researchers who're constructing this remarkable expertise, describes how they're studying to regulate it, and tells us the place all it will lead. the chances are really astonishing.

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