Having trouble thinking of a new and interesting experiment to carry out? How about asking a computer? Mario Krenn of the University of Vienna and colleagues have developed a computer program, MELVIN, which can find new experimental set-ups for how to create and manipulate complicated quantum states. It has already come up with unfamiliar techniques that are not obvious to understand – and which humans might not have come up with using their intuition, which is so rooted in classical physics.