SPEED OF LIGHT

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Vick
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SPEED OF LIGHT

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I recently read a news story stating that physicists have discovered how to slow the speed of light. This, supposedly, would be useful for developing a quantom computer.

The only way I could imagine slowing the speed of light is by altering the distance between emitter and detector.

Anybody got any thoughts?
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Vick wrote:The only way I could imagine slowing the speed of light is by altering the distance between emitter and detector.
You slow the speed of light every time you open your eyes -- it's called refraction.
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