Friday, January 23, 2015

slowing the speed of light?

wired news: 
The speed of light travelling through air has been slowed down for the first time, breaking what was thought to be a constant physical measurement.
recall, the speed of light is more or less 186,000 miles per second. how does it happen?
To explain how the experiment worked the researchers compared the behaviour of a beam of light to that of a team of cyclists. While the team of cyclists travels at a constant speed, the individual cyclists will all be travelling at their own speeds as they swap positions.
 so? the experiment counters the idea of k.

the looming question now is can they make it go FTL? 

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