Light stopped for a second

Researchers at the Australian National University were able to stop light for over a second using a specially designed solid material. This may just seem like a cool experiment but this type of research could lead to many advances fiberoptics, lenses, telescopes, and space travel. It’s funny how under-reported this type of experimentation is considering how monumental these discoveries are. Checkout the full synopsis here:
Stopped Light with Storage Times Greater than One Second Using Electromagnetically Induced Transparency in a Solid

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