Einstein’s special theory of relativity Broken?... or not...

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Kalstang

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Enjoy <img src="/images/icons/wink.gif" /><br /><br /><blockquote><font class="small">In reply to:</font><hr /><p>Using a technique called Stimulated Brillouin Scattering, the researchers were able to slow down or ratchet up the speed of light like the gas pedal on a car. They succeeded in reducing the speed of light by almost a factor of 4 (although that’s still plenty fast at 46,500 miles per second), but even more dramatically, the team was also able to speed up the speed of light.<br /><br /> <br /><br />Light in a vacuum travels at approximately 186,000 miles per second, but a popular misconception is that, according to Einstein’s special theory of relativity, nothing in the universe can travel faster than this speed.<br /><p><hr /></p></p></blockquote><br /><br /> Live Science.com <br /> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <font color="#ffff00"><p><font color="#3366ff">I have an answer for everything...you may not like the answer or it may not satisfy your curiosity..but it will still be an answer.</font> <br /><font color="#ff0000">"Imagination is more important then Knowledge" ~Albert Einstien~</font> <br /><font color="#cc99ff">Guns dont kill people. People kill people</font>.</p></font><p><font color="#ff6600">Solar System</font></p> </div>
 
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telfrow

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From the article:<br /><br /><i>By tweaking the relationship between phase velocities, it’s possible to adjust the group velocity and create the <b>illusion</b> that parts of the pulse are traveling faster than the speed of light.</i><br /><br />And the issue has been previously discussed, in a rather lengthy thread, IIRC. <br /><br /> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <strong><font color="#3366ff">Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will to strive, to seek, to find and not to yeild.</font> - <font color="#3366ff"><em>Tennyson</em></font></strong> </div>
 
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alokmohan

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None dare break it.Umpteen times theory of relativity has been tested.Remember the south afrian expedition of Arthur Eddington.The total eclipse of sun,when star lights were bending?
 
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