Coming to you at a slower speed. Kind of cool. You slow it down, you can maybe control it.
Physicists said the new approach to taming light could hasten the arrival of a futuristic era in which computers and other devices will process information on optical beams instead of with electricity, which for all its spark is still cumbersome compared with light.
Here was the part that cracked me up this morning. It shows the level of intellect that a scientist gives to a reporter (ooh – maybe it was meant for us readers?).
“We only have to turn a knob and it slows,” said John C. Howell, the University of Rochester physicist who led the effort,
Yeah – that’s all it took. I have one of those dimmers too…ROFL