The Quantum Universe: Something Strange Is Afoot

Quantum physics is an integral part of human culture—one that explains almost everything. Learn more in this excerpt from “The Quantum Universe.”

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Trees are machines able to take a supply of atoms and molecules, break them down and rearrange them into cooperating colonies composed of many trillions of individual parts. They do this using a molecule known as chlorophyll, composed of over a hundred carbon, hydrogen and oxygen atoms twisted into an intricate shape with a few magnesium and nitrogen atoms bolted on.
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