RE:Slowing the speed of light

Gina Miller (
Sun, 25 Apr 1999 13:02:55 PDT

Scientists slow light to a crawl

BOSTON - Scientists have managed to slow down light so much that if it were a car on a highway, it could get a ticket for not getting over to the right-hand lane. The speed of light is normally about 186,000 miles per second, or fast enough to go around the world seven times in the blink of eye. Scientists succeeded in slowing it down to 38 mph While slow-speed light now is just a laboratory plaything for top physicists, the Danish scientist who led the project envisions practical applications in communications technology and night-vision devices.

Gina "Nanogirl" Miller
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