Light Can Travel Faster Than Light

from the einstein-is-so-last-millennium dept

Roland Piquepaille writes “According to this Economist’s column about relativity, researchers from Duke University in North Carolina have moved parts of light waves faster than the speed of light. “On the face of it, this contradicts Einstein’s special theory of relativity. So, rather than saying, as Einstein did, that nothing can be faster than the speed of light in a vacuum (abbreviated as c), physicists now prefer a more precise version: information cannot travel faster than c.” Check my blog for a summary on how they performed their experiment and why Einstein’s theory of relativity is not in danger even with such results.”

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