Kuro5hin.org: technology and culture, from the trenches
create account | help/FAQ | contact | links | search | IRC | site news
[ Everything | Diaries | Technology | Science | Culture | Politics | Media | News | Internet | Op-Ed | Fiction | Meta | MLP ]
We need your support: buy an ad | premium membership

[P]
Scientists Slow the Speed-of-Light to 1 MPH

By rajivvarma in News
Sun Feb 27, 2000 at 05:04:15 PM EST
Tags: Technology (all tags)
Technology

From msnbc.com comes this link about how scientists have found a way to slow the speed of light down to 1 mph. A year ago, scientists announced that they had found a way to slow light down to the speed of a bicycle - a leisurely 38 mph. This week, the same research team said they brought that speed down to merely 1 mile an hour - and they plan to make it even slower.


ADVERTISEMENT
Sponsor: rusty
This space intentionally left blank
...because it's waiting for your ad. So why are you still reading this? Come on, get going. Read the story, and then get an ad. Alright stop it. I'm not going to say anything else. Now you're just being silly. STOP LOOKING AT ME! I'm done!
comments (24)
active | buy ad
ADVERTISEMENT
From the article:
Light normally moves through a vacuum at about 186,000 miles per second. Nothing in the universe moves faster, and Albert Einstein theorized that nothing ever will. But Danish physicist Lene Vestergaard Hau and her collaborators have trimmed that speed by a factor of almost 700 million.

Sponsors

Voxel dot net
o Managed Hosting
o VoxCAST Content Delivery
o Raw Infrastructure

Login

Related Links
o msnbc.com
o link
o Also by rajivvarma


Display: Sort:
Scientists Slow the Speed-of-Light to 1 MPH | 6 comments (6 topical, editorial, 0 hidden)
maybe something like a science quic... (1.00 / 1) (#3)
by ramses0 on Sun Feb 27, 2000 at 02:29:30 PM EST

ramses0 voted 1 on this story.

maybe something like a science quickies section would be nice ;^)=
[ rate all comments , for great justice | sell.com ]

Interesting, but the part that says... (1.00 / 1) (#6)
by Emilio on Sun Feb 27, 2000 at 03:29:39 PM EST

Emilio voted 1 on this story.

Interesting, but the part that says "Light normally moves through a vacuum at about 186,000 miles per second. Nothing in the universe moves faster, and Albert Einstein theorized that nothing ever will. But Danish physicist Lene Vestergaard Hau and her collaborators have trimmed that speed by a factor of almost 700 million." should also be in italics seeing as how it was taken directly from the article.

I wanted to go +1 here because I'm ... (2.00 / 2) (#4)
by FlinkDelDinky on Sun Feb 27, 2000 at 03:45:02 PM EST

FlinkDelDinky voted 0 on this story.

I wanted to go +1 here because I'm always interested in science and tech but the article says nothing except that some people did this thing. I'd like to know why they did this, why it works, what's really happenning, and any possible implications.

Neat. I wonder if this could be us... (4.00 / 1) (#2)
by techt on Sun Feb 27, 2000 at 04:15:48 PM EST

techt voted 1 on this story.

Neat. I wonder if this could be used to observe some relativistic effects such as the tunnel effect and the apparent twisting of objects as one aproaches them due to light aberration.
--
Proud member of the Electronic Frontier Foundation!
Are You? http://www.eff.org/support/joineff.html

So, if we slow the speed of light, ... (none / 0) (#1)
by rusty on Sun Feb 27, 2000 at 04:51:52 PM EST

rusty voted 1 on this story.

So, if we slow the speed of light, and nothing can move faster than light, does that mean we're all moving really slowly right now?

J/K :-)

____
Not the real rusty

yes yes... it is a science articl... (3.00 / 1) (#5)
by neonman on Sun Feb 27, 2000 at 05:04:15 PM EST

neonman voted 1 on this story.

yes yes... it is a science article, but quite an interesting one. As far as technology is concerned, though, it would be a lot cooler if they managed to increase the speed of light. (optical communication, etc.) I guess current beliefs in physical science rule out the possibility of that ever happening, though.
_________________________
Aaron Grogan
aaron@stufflikethat.org
http://stufflikethat.org/

Scientists Slow the Speed-of-Light to 1 MPH | 6 comments (6 topical, 0 editorial, 0 hidden)
Display: Sort:

kuro5hin.org

[XML]
All trademarks and copyrights on this page are owned by their respective companies. The Rest 2000 - Present Kuro5hin.org Inc.
See our legalese page for copyright policies. Please also read our Privacy Policy.
Kuro5hin.org is powered by Free Software, including Apache, Perl, and Linux, The Scoop Engine that runs this site is freely available, under the terms of the GPL.
Need some help? Email help@kuro5hin.org.
My heart's the long stairs.

Powered by Scoop create account | help/FAQ | mission | links | search | IRC | YOU choose the stories!