from the let-there-be-darkness dept.
parvati writes: "The New York Times is reporting that two separate research teams, both from Cambridge, MA, have managed to slow, stop, and then reconstitute light. The ability to stop and then accurately restore a beam of light has implications for quantum computing and communication in that it may provide a mechanism to store the information coded by single photons."
I tell them to turn to the study of mathematics, for it is only there that
they might escape the lusts of the flesh.
-- Thomas Mann, "The Magic Mountain"