Particles tend to interact. The interacting particles you're probably most familiar with are electrons, the negatively charged hangers-on of an atom. But not all particles interact: photons, which are particles of light, are introverts. These massless particles wander the universe never canoodling with another particle. That's too bad for us: if they could interact, it might make all sorts of technology possible, from quantum computers to lightsabers. Good thing an MIT and Harvard research team has figured out a way to do it, eh?
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Written by Ashley Hamer March 27, 2018
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