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Why Einstein Gets the Last Laugh

The physicist scoffed at the idea of quantum entanglement, calling it "spooky action at a distance. And while it has in fact been proven to exist, this entanglement can’t be used to transmit any usable information.

Every Wednesday Michio Kaku will be answering reader questions about physics and futuristic science.  If you have a question for Dr. Kaku, just post it in the comments section below and check back on Wednesdays to see if he answers it.

Today, Dr. Kaku addresses a question posed by Matthew Del Favero: Could quantum entanglement be used to transmit information instantaneously between interplanetary spaceships?


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