quantum interpositions

| April 27, 2012

Most intriguing are the links between entanglement and energy production. Our bodies run on adenosine triphosphate, a chemical made in cells when electrons move through a chain of intermediate molecules. The process happens much faster than scientists can explain – apparently because of entanglement between the electrons.

That would certainly tie in with the way in which algae and bacteria process sunlight. The solar energy appears to travel simultaneously across all possible paths through the light-gathering molecules used for photosynthesis. The result is a high-efficiency energy transfer, similar to the efficiency a quantum computer achieves when it computes using all possible input numbers at once.

via New Statesman – Code-breaking’s quantum leap.