The 'Jedi mind trick' that could make quantum computing a reality: Scientists discover how to stop light
It is a trick that could stop rogue Stormtrooper attacks - or help revolutionise computing.
Researchers have revealed a radical experiment that can stop light - and could one day lead to optical computers.
Quantum computers based on light - photons - could connect easily with communication technology such as optic fibres and had potential applications in fields such as medicine, defence, telecommunications and financial services.
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