Perhaps some of you may have learned of this interesting "experiment" already. If not, please read on...
Sure is an awesome lens...
Nikon 400mm lens gets the lead role in quantum experiment
April 10, 2013 09:18 by Dragos Pirvu
A team of European scientists will conduct a quantum physics experiment with the help of the International Space Station (ISS) astronauts and a Nikon 400mm lens.
Quantum mechanics has always boggled the minds of scientists. Although there were many other scientists before Max Planck, he was the one who managed a breakthrough in this area, while Niels Bohr and Albert Einstein continued his work.
ISS astronauts will modify a Nikon 400mm super telephoto lens, in order to help European researchers to conduct a quantum entanglement experiment.
That “spooky action at a distance” will be finally cracked with the help of a Nikon 400mm lens
Einstein based his photoelectric experiments on the Quantum Theory and this has been one of the most inspired decisions of his life. Nowadays, scientists are ready to take things to the next level, in order to test whether or not quantum entanglement occurs over great distances, as predicted.
The so-called quantum entanglement would allow us to communicate over great distances faster and easier, without the need of WiFi technology. The “next internet” could also be based on the discoveries made by European researchers, but they will have to kickstart the experiment first.
Scientists at the Austrian Academy of Sciences will test photons to see whether they can communicate with each other even though they are separated by a large distance. This fact even made Albert Einstein to describe it as a “spooky action at a distance”.
Minimum effort required to conduct the quantum entanglement experiment aboard the ISS
Astronauts at the ISS would have to perform minor modifications to a camera equipped with aNikon 400mm lens. All the gear is on-board, while the adjustments are easy to make, in order to allow the camera to capture entangled light particles.
The state of the photons will be calculated up six times over a period of several months. Each test will last only 70 seconds, but the ISS needs to pass directly over the Earth-based laboratory.
Researchers are hoping that their quantum entanglement theories will be confirmed. They believe that when a photon changes the direction of its spin, another photon, which is directly linked with the original one, would change its spin direction accordingly, even if the two are more than 270 miles apart from each other.
Enormous implications in next-generation communications and encryption
If it sounds complicated, then scientists will hope that the situation will change soon, thanks to the Nikon 400mm f/2.8G ED VR II AF-S SWM super telephoto lens,
which is going for precisely $9,313.26.
The results of this experiment will open the door to a new kind of internet and satellite-free communication. Additionally, a bunch of militaries are looking to develop “quantum encryption”, which is considered very difficult to crack.
It won't be long now, until I pick up my own 400mm... (New Nikkor 80-400mm anyway) A big Smile ;-) No, not long at all...
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