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Apparent Violation Of Local Causality With Chemical Trigger Waves - Tickle It Here And It Giggles Over There

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April 12, 1999
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Max Planck Society
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Any child can tell that upon throwing a stone into a pond, concentric waves emerge where the stone hit the water suface and then approach the shore, whereas the opposite, i.e. a wave emerging from the shore towards the location where the stone hit, is not observed. However such a phenomenon, namely the "telephatic" initiation of a trigger wave in a remote region, can occur with dissipative chemical trigger waves as reported by scientists from the Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society, Berlin.

Any child can tell that upon throwing a stone into a pond, concentric waves emerge where the stone hit the water suface and then approach the shore, whereas the opposite, i.e. a wave emerging from the shore towards the location where the stone hit, is not observed. However such a phenomenon, namely the "telephatic" initiation of a trigger wave in a remote region, can occur with dissipative chemical trigger waves as reported by scientists from the Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society, Berlin (Dahlem) (Science Vol. 284, April 9th 1999).


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Max Planck Society. "Apparent Violation Of Local Causality With Chemical Trigger Waves - Tickle It Here And It Giggles Over There." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 12 April 1999. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1999/04/990412075228.htm>.
Max Planck Society. (1999, April 12). Apparent Violation Of Local Causality With Chemical Trigger Waves - Tickle It Here And It Giggles Over There. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 23, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1999/04/990412075228.htm
Max Planck Society. "Apparent Violation Of Local Causality With Chemical Trigger Waves - Tickle It Here And It Giggles Over There." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1999/04/990412075228.htm (accessed April 23, 2014).

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