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Fed Up With Sluggish Neutrinos, Scientists Force Light To Move Faster Than Its Own Speed Limit

By Rebecca Boyle Posted 05.03.2012 at 3:07 pm

 

Our nation’s official keepers of time and other standards are breaking one of the cardinal rules: They have figured out how to make superluminal light pulses. This paradoxical sentence — faster-than-light light — is from a new paper explaining how to make the sine wave of light hunch in on itself and arrive a few nanoseconds earlier than it would if it had moved at light speed.

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