Catching Light In A Bottle

from the or-something-like-that dept

Apparently, some physicists have come up with a way to bring light to a screeching halt – if only for a tiny fraction of a second. It’s believed this may be helpful in creating quantum computers (though, many people are still wondering if quantum computers will ever get anywhere. Of course, the bad joke on this is that maybe the problem is that they’re trying to create quantum computers, which means they will never work. It’s only when they don’t try to create quantum computers that they will work…). You may recall that some physicists claimed to have stopped light in its tracks back in 2001. Apparently, that was nothing compared to what just happened, but my physics is a bit too rusty to understand the difference.

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