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Thread: Slowing the of light...?

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    Lightbulb Slowing the of light...?


    "Researchers at UC Berkeley, along with scientists from
    the University of Oregon and the University of Illinois,
    say they can slow the speed of light in a way that could
    help speed the delivery of movies to your PC.

    "Scientists at the university managed to slow the speed
    of light traveling through a semiconductor to 6 miles a
    second, or 31,000 times slower than the 186,000 miles per
    second that light normally travels in a vacuum.

    "Slowing the light pulses could lead to a more orderly
    traffic flow in networks, ....."

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    But they make up for it by speeding up the week end.......................
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