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tvrgeek 9th November 2012 01:55 AM

Fast light
 
Read a piece today that claimed within a nano-structure light traveled instantaneously. The claim was that because it was not in a vacuum it did not violate Einstein. I did not understand most of it. I will try and remember to get more details tomorrow. (what lab etc)

DF96 9th November 2012 10:25 AM

I vaguely recall reading somewhere that electron tunnelling also happens instantaneously.

tvrgeek 9th November 2012 02:54 PM

It was from Georgia Tech. Science News 6 Nov.

KaffiMann 12th November 2012 11:14 PM

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Originally Posted by DF96 (Post 3234536)
I vaguely recall reading somewhere that electron tunnelling also happens instantaneously.

Isn't that because the electrons push each other?

"A European research project has demonstrated field effect transistors in which the gate (channel) is controlled via quantum tunnelling rather than by thermal injection, reducing gate voltage from ~1 volt to 0.2 volts and reducing power consumption by up to 100x. If these transistors can be scaled up into VLSI chips, they will significantly improve the performance per power of integrated circuits."

Interesting.
Quantum tunnelling - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Edit:
Almost tempted to buy that article, €30 sounds a bit much for a peek though :-P
http://www.nature.com/nature/journal...ture10679.html

Wavebourn 13th November 2012 12:34 AM

I have one related question: how could they capture pictures so fast?

1,000,000,000,000 Frames/Second Photography - Ramesh Raskar - YouTube

7n7is 21st November 2012 02:24 PM

A judge rulled you can use Einstein's image.

http://einsteinwrong.com/home/wp-con...an-205x300.jpg

Einstein’s Image Free to Use! | Einstein Wrong – The Miracle Year

7n7is 21st November 2012 02:49 PM

Scientists: Faster-Than-Light Finding Still Holds
Scientists: Faster-Than-Light Finding Still Holds | Einstein Wrong – The Miracle Year

7n7is 2nd December 2012 12:05 PM

Einstein said he was wrong.

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Special relativity was the result of 10 years of intellectual struggle, yet Einstein had convinced himself it was wrong within two years of publishing it. He rejected his theory, even before most physicists had come to accept it, for reasons that only he cared about. For another 10 years, as the world of physics slowly absorbed special relativity, Einstein pursued a lonely path away from it.
LEE SMOLIN -- EINSTEIN'S LEGACY--WHERE ARE THE "EINSTEINIANS"? -- LOGOS 4.3 SUMMER 2005

freax 2nd December 2012 12:08 PM

More and more I am convinced that Einstein was an Alien or Alien human hybrid and not a pure Human being.

Either that or a time traveller from the future who saw that WW2 needed to be won so he came back and let the USA win.

sofaspud 2nd December 2012 12:38 PM

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For another 10 years, as the world of physics slowly absorbed special relativity, Einstein pursued a lonely path away from it.
And toward formulating the general theory.
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and let the USA win.
Lest they be forgotten...


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