Take That, Einstein

Ames, IA — Physicist Costas Soukoulis
and his research group at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory
on the Iowa State University campus are having the time of their lives
making light travel backwards at negative speeds that appear faster
than the speed of light. That, folks, is a mind-boggling 186,000 miles
per second – the speed at which electromagnetic waves can move in a
vacuum. And making light seem to move faster than that and in reverse
is what Soukoulis, who is also an ISU Distinguished Professor of Liberal
Arts and Sciences, said is "like rewriting electromagnetism."

from a Press
from U.S. Department of Energy’s
Ames Laboratory at Iowa State University

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