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Offline WEDGE ANTILLES

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short version:  scientists have created a new kind of light by combining photons from 2 different lasers.

normally, photons can't interact with each other : the two beams of light will simply cross paths and pass straight through each other.

but scientists at MIT & Harvard have found a way to cause photons to combine with each other through quantum entanglement...

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...Now that photons have been shown to interact, they could be used in a variety of new applications.

It's possible that one day scientists could make the photons interact in such a way that they can create real-life light sabers, or beams of light that 'pull or push on each other...making a luminous stream,' MIT said.

(like Cyclops in the X-men -- light cannon bazooka)

Read more: Scientists create new form of light as photons interact | Daily Mail Online
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Re: scientists create new form of light -- could allow for real lightsabers
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2018, 04:38:50 PM »
Cool stuff!!

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Now, that's interesting!