Bullets travel faster down a rifled barrel, liquids travel faster through a spiral tube, and apparently data can travel faster down a twisted strand of fiber optic cable. An international team of researchers have managed to achieve data transmission speeds of 2.5 terabits per second by “twisting” light waves.
A team of physicists have done something that’s straight out of Genesis in the Bible— creating light out of apparently nothing. The point of the experiment was to tease energy out of the apparent nothingness of a vacuum to show that even in what seems to be an absolute vacuum, there’s still a teeming quantum world, full of stuff.
That faster than light neutrino turned out to likely just be a miscalculation, but there still are theoretical ways to move “faster than light” if you know how to use the rules to your advantage. And using the Heim Theory, it might be possible to use a large enough electromagnetic field to bounce to the fourth dimension.
“They what? Fuck them.”
In the past 50 years, physics and astronomy have operated under the tested theories of Albert “Big Pimpin” Einstein, working with the theory that absolutely nothing in the universe can travel faster than light and that this speed barrier is a constant across the entire known universe. Einstein’s theories have been perhaps the most scrutinized and thoroughly tested in the last century or more and every single time they’ve held up. Until now. Maybe.
For decades, science has gone back and forth on whether time travel is even remotely possible, and periodically some scientist steps forth and says “Yes, I think it might be” and then another says “No, it definitely isn’t”. Now, in the “no it isn’t” camp, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology research team led by Du Shengwang, who have proven that even a single photon can’t move faster than the set speed of light.
Something like that.
While we’re over here on one side of the world, doing who knows what… sitting around with our thumbs up our asses talking about the latest celebrity bullshit, Japan went ahead and successfully invented teleportation. Scientists from Australia and Japan at the University of Tokyo were the first to teleport packets of light from one place to the other, paving the way for all sorts of crazy advances in computing.