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Thursday, August 16, 2007

Maximum Warp...Engage!

Two German scientists claim to have coaxed photon packets to move across a 3 ft. distance at a rapid rate faster than the speed of light (186,000 miles per second.

This is fascinating for many, many reasons. One of which being that moving something at a speed faster than light is physically impossible, given Einstein's Theory Of Special Relativity.

However, it has long been known that Quantum Mechanics and Einstein's theories view the universe, and the laws governing it, in very different ways. Quantum Mechanic theories allow faster than light speed movement, though under specialized and indescribable conditions.

Regardless, this is amazing stuff.

You can read the rest of the story here.

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