Slow Light

Ever heard of it?

Well, where the bloody hell have you been?

Apparently, scientific boffins have (aka “Researchers”) at the Rowland Institute for Science slowed light to 38 miles per hour in 1999,[1] and researchers at UC Berkeley slowed the speed of light traveling through a semiconductor to 6 miles per second in 2004. This was in an effort to develop computers that will use only a fraction of the energy of today’s machines (source: Wikipedia URL:

This will be a major factor in technology in the coming decade, as Slow Light enables clearer transmission and conduction of data at very low energy costs, also resulting in massive improvements in data transfer rates (refer my previous blog entry here).

Whatever they pay Professor Ben Eggleton they should double it, or at least the new government should double/triple the funding!

Imagine a new world order in Broadband globally from an Aussie devised creation?


~ by stusheridan on July 16, 2008.

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