The staff of 34 happily introduces a new feature: The Times hyperbolic quantum mechanical rhetoric of the day (for lack of an apter-er term). I haven't been proactively been collecting them up until now, but a quick stroll through their free archives uncovers the following:

His (Planck's) work led him to discover a new world, the bizarre realm of quantum mechanics...

Quantum computers are machines based on the principles of quantum mechanics, a branch of physics that describes the quirky world of subatomic particles where both yes and no can simultaneously be true.

But when I once griped about the counterintuitiveness of quantum physics, a scientist at the University of Illinois replied dryly, "Common sense is a poor guide to the nature of reality."

The article on time was rife with them, but they move things into the paid archive so quickly...


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