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Now You See It, Now You Didn't: Cloaking a Moment in Time
January 5, 2012
Cornell researchers have demonstrated a "temporal cloak," hiding a moment in time during the transport of information by a beam of light. They created what they call a time lens, which can manipulate and focus signals in time, analogous to the way a glass lens focuses light in space.
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