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Z28Jerry
2005-Nov-03, 11:11 AM
Link: http://news.zdnet.com/IBM+slows+light,+readies+it+for+networking/2100-9584_22-5928541.html?part=rss&tag=feed&subj=zdnn


Thoughts? I'm cornfused.....

devilmech
2005-Nov-03, 12:05 PM
Going from point A to point B isn't always a straight line =P

Swift
2005-Nov-03, 02:44 PM
What is the source of your confusion: why one would do this, how is it physically possible, ???
If your confusion is how can light go slower, remember the speed of light is an upper limit (it is actually the speed of light in a vacuum). Any piece of glass slows down the light going through it.

publiusr
2005-Nov-03, 07:16 PM
Next stop, optical processing and bubble memory. And the Petaflops.

And we will have Colossus.

Dragon Star
2005-Nov-04, 10:30 PM
Next stop, optical processing and bubble memory. And the Peta flops.

And we will have Colossus.

Japans Peta flop computer plans (http://www.newscientist.com/article.ns?id=dn7733)

We are getting there!:dance:

publiusr
2005-Nov-09, 07:36 PM
They must have read this book:
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0262691760/qid=1131564880/sr=1-1/ref=sr_1_1/103-3918041-5662252?v=glance&s=books