Speed of light broken.
July 20, 2000 1:52 PM   Subscribe

Speed of light broken. But it may be awhile before we can harness it for anything useful. Fascinating, nonetheless.
posted by scottandrew (13 comments total)
It's not the fact that it has been blogged here before which bugs me... it's the fact that this is OLD NEWS...

If you were posting a link to a neat site you thought you discovered, I wouldn't bother announcing it... But this is news...
posted by Bane at 2:04 PM on July 20, 2000

Oops...my apologies to the board. It was news to me.

Geez, a month ago? Where was I?
posted by scottandrew at 2:13 PM on July 20, 2000

Ironic. This was the actual post, you see. That first post was accelerated in cesium gas to appear before it was actually blogged. Think about it...
posted by internook at 4:42 PM on July 20, 2000

I hadn't heard this before, and thank you for the pointer. I dunno, now I feel an overwhelming urge to search thoroughly through the archives before posting anything older than 24 hours, just to make sure.
posted by mrmorgan at 5:15 PM on July 20, 2000

Let's not lose our heads here. It's still a good story and probably worth repeating.Just to be the devil's advocate this is far from proven beyond reasonable doubt. Nevertheless, it's most intriguing.
posted by Mr. skullhead at 5:43 PM on July 20, 2000

This story is pretty cool, but imagine when they finally break the speed of sound. Man, that'll be cool.

posted by Doug at 5:51 PM on July 20, 2000

I personally think a story about how we may have finally done that which will shut up all those annoying aliens can't possibly have forced you to have sex with their females to create hybrid offspring because they couldn't get here fast enough, Matt motherfuckers who refuse to understand that the aliens are among us is worth repeating.

Er, I mean...it's a good story.
posted by Ezrael at 7:55 PM on July 20, 2000

I think the whole idea is fascinating. I'm thinking of posting another link to it again sometime next week.
posted by chicobangs at 10:54 PM on July 20, 2000

NPR had a skeptical physicist claiming it was effectively an optical illusion. But hey, even Einstein allowed for special circumstances. The thing is, when can we harness this for subspace radio?
posted by dhartung at 11:38 PM on July 20, 2000

Whoo....wait a minute. Speed of what now?
posted by milhous at 1:34 AM on July 21, 2000

when can we harness this for subspace radio?

Right after we build a cesium chamber that stretches the entire distance between all the points you want to communicate between. That shouldn't be too big of a deal, right?
posted by daveadams at 9:30 AM on July 21, 2000

Cool. How much cesium you got?
posted by dhartung at 10:36 AM on July 21, 2000

I've got your cesium right here in my pants!
posted by daveadams at 12:22 PM on July 21, 2000

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