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Monday, March 21, 2005

Interesting things are afoot...

in the physics world.

Some scientists in the U.S. have managed to slow the speed of light - I am not sure if this is a good thing or not.
Researchers in the US have succeeded in reducing the group velocity of light by a factor of more than 100 in a novel two-dimensional photonic crystal.


and

Physicists in Sweden have counted individual electrons in an electrical current for the first time.


I would have guessed there were 127, but that's probably not correct (story here).

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