Scientists Convert Light into Matter - and back.

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  1. Dark_Convoy

    Dark_Convoy Old Bastard Veteran

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    That's really cool, and something I heard they were trying to do a while back but never heard anything more about. Now I'm just paranoid they'll rip a hole in the universe or something.
     
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    Wow. Coolest thing ever.
     
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    The way of the future! Light Memory sticks would be cool to have around.
     
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    At last! Now maybe we can get a true solar-powered flashlight!

    -Tony!
     
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    WOW!
    I am really amazed!
     
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    Thats awesome!!! Gee soon we'll be saying beam me up Scotty!
     
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    First mini self contained black holes now this. Science is cool
     
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    Can't believe they pulled it off, talk about a major step in human & science evolution , this is it
    Could this be the first step into warping or beaming someone up. Wonder how this works with flesh & bone.

    Can almost picture people 30-100 years from now telling their grandkids that humans used to go up in space in rockets.
     
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    Gene Roddenberry keep proving to be a good predicter of the future
     
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    Teleportation this ain't. But for optical communications, this is a friggin' revolution. Finally the data can be STORED in light, not just transmitted.
     
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    Wow ... the implications of this are pretty big.
     
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    Now we can go around beaming our porn folders to each other.




    Almost reminds me of
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    One step closer to have Tron Light Cycles.... :D 
     
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    Oh great, now another reason to jack up my internet prices. damnit. And I thought it was gonna get cheaper. Qu/\ntum Hack3r \/\/ /\ $ h3r3.
     
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    i love it when a plan comes together.
     
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    I recently saw a documentary about that. To get every molecule of a human back in the right place, you would need to have so much supercomputers that it would fill the entire milky way or the solar system, can't remember which.
     
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    Well, around 40 years ago, you needed a building full of computers to do far less than what a typical cell phone can do today, so who knows what we'll have in another 40 years.
     
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    So, what practical solutions and uses can we use in everyday life with this discovery?

    In 20-30 years will this be the new method of transmitting data and video to the consumer? Or do you think it will be too costly of a process to ever be practical for mass usage?
     

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