Scientists make light travel backwards

This one will make your brain hurt. Scientists make light travel so fast it actually goes backwards. Think of the military applications!

Posted by HMC @ 5/17/2006 15:27  |    8
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Larwick (Level 8 Regional Boss) @ 5/25/2007 17:53
Wait.. so the light reached the end before it started? Aint that time travel..

Modanung (Level 1 Rookie) @ 5/27/2006 08:30
Maybe they made light go forward for the first time... it was just driving in reverse all that time. Most cars go slower in reverse... doesn't make sense? ok...
But yes, it's quite interesting.

Mulchdiggums (Level 2 Peon) @ 5/20/2006 19:19
goes backward faster, weird

kolortdk (Level 1 Rookie) @ 5/20/2006 12:17

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sedgemonkey (Level 11 Coelacanth) @ 5/19/2006 09:42
I must be an idiot because this just doesn't register in my brain at all.

inkspot (Level 4 Button Man) @ 5/19/2006 07:09

Heard news... Scientsist have done all kind of interesting things with light. The only problem is, that it is not the natural light that has been manipulated, I mean, if the light enters to the substance, its not the same light that exits from the substance, light particles (?quarks?) are replaced in the atoms. This causes the actual light travelling event to slow down, but light particles themselves still run at the same speed as always. Its the particles replacement process that takes time.

But this article really makes people scratch theyr heads. How can back point of light travel faster than the first point of light? Maybe the first light point is slowed down in the substance and there is no more room to slow down the back-peak of light. Pff, quantrum physics?

Skull (Level 11 CEO) @ 5/18/2006 11:07
Makes almost no sense what so ever.. but niffty

DeathByChris (Level 5 Killer Klown) @ 5/18/2006 10:56
sounds cool, but i didnt really get it? maybe this new find will make my internet go faster

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