The First Quantum Machine

Aaron O’Connell has created a machine that can exist in two different places at once.  Using a mechanical oscillator cooled to a temperature of 25 mK, O’Connell was able to achieve a quantum mechanical ground state in his device. His team was able to use “the rules of quantum mechanics to simultaneously set the paddle moving while leaving it standing still. The experiment shows that the principles of quantum mechanics can apply to everyday objects as well as atomic-scale particles.” Source: Nature