How fast is light?

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  1. boris bubbanov

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    Well, we sure were not able to even begin to stay up with the light, this evening.

    I think it was dark before we even left Oxford.

    It must have really been fast. Best I can tell, that is.
     
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    So what happens during DST ? :twisted:
     
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    Like I used to tell my students “Perform the experiment.” :)
     
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    I'd rather ask you. I think with all the sparklecasters you've done you must understand the characteristics of light as well as anyone! :)
     
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    Fake news!
     
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    The speed of light is exactly half of what it takes me to foul up a perfectly good song...
     
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    how come heavy beer gets you there quicker than light beer?....:D
     
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    How fast is light?.......HMMM , now you see it, now you dont!
     
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    Hmmm ... distance to "get there" in light beers vs. light years? Well, if you're driving, the distance to the slammer is 5 or 6 light beers for a typical 180lb guy in most states. :)
     
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  11. mad dog

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    Well, when you're lighter, you're faster.
     
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    If a Train in Vain leaves Cleveland at 11:00 a.m. (daylight saving time) with two lights on behind and the Lightning Express leaves Grand Central Station on the 2:19 (E.S.T.), how long will it take to illuminate the Dark Side of the Moon?
     
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    I don't know. But it gets here too early in the morning!
     
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    Indeed! The number mentioned is speed in a vacuum. I seem to remember a recent experiment where they slowed light down until it was r-e-a-l-l-y slow, and I think they even stopped it!

     
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    The faster you go, the slower you grow...
     
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    live fast, die young, leave a beautiful corpse.
     
  17. 24 track

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    fascinating stuff I have been following this quite a bit, I posted a vid on this in post #53
     
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