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Using a virtual pendulum and its real-world counterpart, scientists at the University of Illinois (UI) have created the first mixed reality state in a physical system. Linking the systems using "bidirectional instantaneous coupling", each pendulum "sensed" the other, their motions became correlated, and the two began swinging as one. "In a mixed reality state there is no clear boundary between the real system and the virtual system," explained UI physicist Alfred Hubler. "The line blurs between what's real and what isn't."