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Old 07-31-2013, 08:07 PM
 
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In what could prove to be a major breakthrough in quantum memory storage and
information processing, German researchers have frozen the fastest thing in the
universe: light. And they did so for a record-breaking one minute.
http://io9.com/scientists-freeze-lig...nute-912634479
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Old 07-31-2013, 08:11 PM
 
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Awesome!
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Old 07-31-2013, 08:22 PM
 
Location: Someplace Wonderful
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I forwarded to my son. He should be able to explain it to me
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Old 07-31-2013, 10:03 PM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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That does sound intreaging.
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Old 08-01-2013, 01:23 AM
 
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The concept of frozen light makes my brain hurt.
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Old 08-01-2013, 08:11 AM
 
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It's fascinating how fast science is advancing as of late. The breakthroughs are definitely coming in at an exponential rate here lately.

The article interests me because I'm a telecommunications engineer who works with optical carriers and photonics so I've given light a lot of thought. Nonetheless, just like many of you, I'm stunned by this advancement!
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Old 08-01-2013, 09:55 AM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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I have to be honest I don't fully understand the implications of this technology.
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Old 08-01-2013, 12:14 PM
 
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Storing data at the quantum level, for one. Did I say that correctly?
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Old 08-01-2013, 12:20 PM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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Another example of the technological singularity then.
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Old 08-01-2013, 08:08 PM
 
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Honestly, not every technological advance is a sign of the singularity.
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