A real life lightsaber?! How cool is this?…

Posted: October 2, 2013 in Test Equipment
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New form of photon-based matter is essentially a lightsaber

Modern physics has taught us quite a lot about light and how it behaves, but some of what we thought we knew might not be entirely accurate. A team of scientists from MIT and Harvard have been herding photons through a cloud of super-cold atoms in an attempt to get them to do something that was once considered impossible — bind together. According to a new paper, they may have succeeded in creating a new form of matter entirely from photons, which is basically a lightsaber.

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Source: www.geek.com

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