This image of a full-energy collision between gold ions shows the paths taken by thousands of subatomic particles produced during the impact. For a brief instant, it appears, scientists at Brookhaven National Laboratory on Long Island recently discovered a law of nature had been broken. Action still resulted in an equal and opposite reaction, gravity kept the Earth circling the Sun, and conservation of energy remained intact.
A man sits down before a gun , which is pointed at his head. This is no ordinary gun; it's rigged to a machine that measures the spin of a quantum particle . Each time the trigger is pulled, the spin of the quantum particle -- or quark -- is measured.