Although many Americans turned their clocks forward an hour over the weekend, these scientists reported they were able to turn back time.
According to a report published in the journal Scientific Reports on Tuesday, a team of physicists was able to reverse time on an IBM quantum computer by a fraction of a second.
The experiment was done by a team of scientists from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, the U.S. and Switzerland.
“Uncovering the origin of the ‘arrow of time’ remains a fundamental scientific challenge,” the report said.
The experiment challenged the second law of thermodynamics — which states “as energy is transferred or transformed, more and more of it is wasted. It also states that “there is a natural tendency of any isolated system to degenerate into a more disordered state,” as explained by Live Science.