Friday, August 17, 2007

German scientists claim to have "broken the speed of light"

Dr Gunter Nimtz and Dr Alfons Stahlhofen, of the University of Koblenz...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.

The scientists were investigating a phenomenon called quantum tunnelling, which allows sub-atomic particles to break apparently unbreakable laws.

Hopefully more information will become available soon so that the rest of us can get a better idea of what's actually happenening here.

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