Working with colleagues at the Harvard-MIT Center for Ultracold Atoms, a group led by Harvard Professor of Physics Mikhail Lukin and MIT Professor of Physics Vladan Vuletic have managed to coax photons into binding together to form molecules -- a state of matter that, until recently, had been purely theoretical. The work is described in a September 25 paper in Nature. The discovery, Lukin said, runs contrary to decades of accepted wisdom about the nature of light. Photons have long been described as massless particles which don't interact with each other -- shine two laser beams at each other, he said, and they simply pass through one another.
reply to post by Sportbominable
Fontons are the vessels that contain copious amounts of melted cheese. They are what you dip your Photons into. When you have friends over for a Fontondu..
I wonder what astounding things they can come up with
reply to post by new_here
Something tells me they ought not do this. I can't explain why I feel this way,
You're probably thinking of the ways this type of thing (IE: real light sabers) could be used as weapons . It's a correct way to think imo...no doubt all sections of society and thought could benefit.
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