January 5, 2012
Most of the human race don’t have any problem making time disappear – but scientists have cracked a very hi-tech way of doing exactly that.
Scientists have developed a ‘temporal cloaking’ device that can hide events from view.
The demonstration ‘hid’ events for 40 trillionths of a second – or 40 picoseconds – by speeding up and slowing down different parts of a light beam.
The different parts of the light beam were then put back together, so that any observers could not detect what happened during the ‘hidden’ time.
The information is simply not there to be read or reconstructed.