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+ - Solid light discovery excites scientists

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Francisco Ardisson
Francisco Ardisson writes: "Researchers from the Universities of Melbourne and Cambridge have unveiled a new theory that shows light can behave like a solid. Dr Greentree and colleagues Jared Cole and Professor Lloyd Hollenberg of the University of Melbourne with Dr Charles Tahan of the University of Cambridge made their 'solid light' breakthrough using tools more commonly used to study matter. "Solid light will help us build the technology of this century," says Dr Andrew Greentree of the School of Physics at the University of Melbourne. — Read More: http://uninews.unimelb.edu.au/articleid_4188.html ps.: Will we be seing Jedi Light Sabers anytime soon? :)"

The perversity of nature is nowhere better demonstrated by the fact that, when exposed to the same atmosphere, bread becomes hard while crackers become soft.

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