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Scientists mess with light speed

Posted on Monday, 22 August, 2005 | Comment icon 8 comments


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"Researchers in Switzerland have succeeded in breaking the cosmic speed limit by getting light to go faster than, well, light."

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Comment icon #1 Posted by primordial on 22 August, 2005, 23:32
If it was possible to travel faster then the speed of light, would Time reverse itself (like backwards time travel) or just not exist? Like if you travel faster than light will you be waiting around to see yourself arrive? Go twice the speed and pass yourself on the return journey. I hope they succeed so I will know where I left my wallet that I lost years ago
Comment icon #2 Posted by ROGER on 23 August, 2005, 1:34
I would not write any promissory notes based on the money from your lost wallet just yet. The changing of the Light Speed Constant has been done before using Laser beams. And though the Author hints at a way of using this faster than light photons, or parts there of, they don't explain how any information is converted for human understanding. I know of no present device that dose not use Electricity or Electronics to translate Modulated Light information. So an inevitable delay caused by component resistance is inevitable. Or so I understand?
Comment icon #3 Posted by rickfury188 on 23 August, 2005, 2:16
So if this is true, that means that Einstein is wrong about his theory of relativity. I think that it's awesome how scientists are always coming up with new theories and experiments. It amazes me because it shows how much human kind is always striving for the truth and accomplishing great feats of science.
Comment icon #4 Posted by Iron Aden on 23 August, 2005, 2:58
Sounds cool...I just hope they can come up with a practicle use for it and it is not just a waiste of money.
Comment icon #5 Posted by Baku on 23 August, 2005, 10:35
thats just amazing controlling the speed of light
Comment icon #6 Posted by STIX on 23 August, 2005, 15:03
So if this is true, that means that Einstein is wrong about his theory of relativity. 804483[/snapback] No, If I am not mistaken, the barrier of light speed is only one aspect of einsteins many theories and I believe the theory of relativity is a seperate theory from that.... it has to do with rejecting the particle theory of matter and accepting an interconnectivity of all things, space, time and matter in relation to matter being extended continuous fields in space-time, which we now know is false, as we cannot come up with a propper field theory of matter... but we can certainly understand ... [More]
Comment icon #7 Posted by Mart on 24 August, 2005, 10:34
So what this proves is that the only thing that's faster than light is some parts (not materially speaking) of light itself.. Well, for those few percents of datatransfer-increase we all should be thankful.
Comment icon #8 Posted by ROGER on 25 August, 2005, 0:48
I agree that any advance is important. If we as a species is to to on to explore Space we will need Drives and Communications that are Faster than Light. Unfortunately the Theoretical Tachyon Particle, Wave, Energy is still Hypothetical, though mathematically it Should exist. It still has to be found and proven to exit, and then learn to use it practically. A very long road I am afraid!


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