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Scientists said yesterday that they had achieved a long-sought goal of slowing waves of light to a relatively leisurely pace and using those harnessed pulses to store an image. 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.
Holy crap, will wonders never cease? If this thing really works, we're definitely on the short path to witnessing some amazing surgical recoveries. Clogged arteries? No problem. My only question is whether it can get caught in a blood cell in the brain and cause a stroke.
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