Thursday, August 16, 2007

'We have broken speed of light'

A pair of German physicists claim to have broken the speed of light - an achievement that would undermine our entire understanding of space and time.

Dr Gunter Nimtz and Dr Alfons Stahlhofen, of the University of Koblenz, say they may have breached a key tenet of that theory.

The pair say they have conducted an experiment in which microwave photons - energetic packets of light - travelled "instantaneously" between a pair of prisms that had been moved up to 3ft apart.
If this is true, I'll finally be able to break out my suitcases I've been saving for just such an occasion (well, that or an alien abduction) and travel to the stars...

Arcturus, here I come!

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