What is touch? An animated quantum science explanation from Minute Physics, who gave us this fantastic open letter to President Obama on the state of science education and have previously explained why the color pink doesn’t exist, why the past is different from the future, and why it’s dark at night –
A “touching” look at the quantum weirdness of why, when we sit on a chair, the atoms of our butts are “floating” above the atoms of the chair. Or really, why the word “touch” doesn’t really work.
Previously: Back in March, we looked at why we don’t fall through the floor even though we are mostly empty space.