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A giant proposal for a new type of molecule

Atoms linked across vast distances, can point in two directions at once

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2:35pm, June 4, 2010

Researchers have predicted the existence of a new kind of gargantuan molecule, large enough to dwarf a virus, that looks weird and acts even weirder. Such a molecule, described in a paper to appear in Physical Review Letters, would have the potential to be in two configurations simultaneously, a feat that might prove useful in storing and transmitting quantum information.

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