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Publication Date: 12/1/2009
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It's Only Relative

Has anyone seen Schrodinger's cat? This wonderful ficticious creature was part of a "thought experiment" devised by Austrian physicist Erwin Schrodinger in 1935 as a possible way to define a troublesome area of quantum mechanics. He described the cat in a box experiment to his friend Albert Einstein, who by then had taken up residence in Princeton, NJ. Einstein never quite came to terms with quantum mechanics, even though he was still scribbling equations on his deathbed in 1955 in an effort to solve the mystery. ...
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Coming Out of the Shadows

After a series of November trade shows, it appears that our world's economy is on the mend, but far more slowly than we would like. The IMAPS Show in San Jose was small and slow, yet there were reports of good, solid leads by exhibitors. This was followed closely by the enormous productronica in Munich Using five exhibit halls, this gathering of the world's electronics elite was very upbeat, although not as busy as in previous years. Maybe that's why they stage it only every two years.
Returning home, it was gratifying to see the Dow-Jones firmly...
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