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Re: Semi-on-topic: Light that travels faster than the speed oflight?

  • From: up
  • Date: Mon Aug 22 10:13:43 2005


No, they were actually over the speed of light for a "portion of the
signal":

"They were also able to create extreme conditions in which the light
signal travelled faster than 300 million meters a second. And even though
this seems to violate all sorts of cherished physical assumptions,
Einstein needn't move over  relativity isn't called into question, because
only a portion of the signal is affected."

On Sun, 21 Aug 2005, Steve Brown wrote:

>
> Okay, guess I should have read the article first, given the title is "Light
> that travels faster than the speed of light"
>
> Steve
>
> >
> > Perhaps they are referring to being able to vary the speed while it is
> > below the speed of light. That is, slowing it down to 1/10th the speed of
> > light, and then speeding it up to 1/5th the speed of light.
> >
> > Steve Brown
> >
>

James Smallacombe		      PlantageNet, Inc. CEO and Janitor
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