Title text: Colorado is working to develop coherent amber waves, which would allow them to finally destroy Kansas and Nebraska with a devastating but majestic grain laser.
This comic refers to the song America the Beautiful, which contains the line "...amber waves of grain...". In quantum mechanics the wave-particle duality explains that particles can act like both, particles and waves depending on the context. Using a comedic adaptation of quantum theory, the waves at the field of grain behave like particles of grain when observed, which, in a way, they do. If you look closely enough.
In order to create a laser, as mentioned in the title text, the movement of the grain has to be interpreted as a wave motion.
- [Megan and Cueball stand in a field of wheat. The figures are drawn in the typical black and white stick figure style, but the field is immensely detailed, with the grain coloured a rich amber and stroked such that individual stalks can be picked out, with a few dark bands providing contrast. In the distance a low mountain range is visible and in the sky a few scattered fluffy white clouds float low over the horizon.]
- Megan: Well, when we observe them, they become amber particles of grain.
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