Break the Speed of Light in Your Backyard [Science]

By Jason Fitzpatrick on November 9th, 2011

Courtesy of One Minute Physics, a clever video on how–using a simple laser pointer–you can break the speed of light.

It’s an illusion of sorts as no particles are actually accelerated beyond the speed of light, but it’s a fascinating bit of physics parlor trickery. Watch the above video to see it in action or hit up the Minute Physics YouTube channel for more videos.

How To Break the Speed of Light in Your Own Backyard [via BoingBoing]

Jason Fitzpatrick is a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 11/9/11
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