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MIT & Harvard Scientists Create Light Sabers September 16, 2014

Posted by Al Philipson in Science and Science Fiction news.
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LightSabersUsing an effect called a Rydberg blockade to create the first “photonic molecule” — a sort of quantum bromance (what a pun).

“The team made no mention of the potential for weaponizing the new molecules to take on any Sith lords, but I suppose DARPA or any number of Jedi masters who follow Crave could come calling at any moment.”

… This new bond between photons could also have practical applications for contemporary chipmakers working to convert light into electric signals.

Most mind-blowing of all, … the breakthrough could one day lead to technologies that allow for the creation of complex 3D structures, like crystals, made out of light.

For the complete article by Eric Mack, go here.

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1. Sally Ember, Ed.D. - September 17, 2014

Reblogged this on Sally Ember, Ed.D. and commented:
We need more Jedi Masters, then.


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