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Germans Break The Speed Of Light

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Posted August 16, 2007 - By Mike D'Alonzo

Dr Gunter Nimtz and Dr Alfons Stahlhofen, of the University of Koblenz in Germany, claim to have broken the speed of light. They have conducted an experiment in which microwave photons traveled "instantaneously" between a pair of prisms that had been moved up to 3ft apart, which would be faster than the 186,000 miles per second that Albert Einstein once said would take an infinite amount of energy to power.

There's no word on whether or not the Germans are planning on harnessing the power of light speed to go back in time and resurrect the Third Reich, or if this is a leak of the plot of the next Indiana Jones film, but if these men are successful, then physics, as we know it, is over.

Nearly every science fiction story of our time is based on the theoretical breaking of the light speed barrier. Now, if it is indeed possible to go faster than the speed of light, you would, theoretically, be able to travel in time.

Which. Is. Mind. Blowing.

Of course, the difference between sending microwave photons at the speed of light and anything else, say, a human, is astronomical. Still, one never knows what the eventual application of this theoretical science will be.

Telegraph: 'We have broken speed of light'

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