* Posts by topeye

1 post • joined 19 May 2014

Beam me up Scotty: Boffins to turn pure light into matter

topeye

My physics knowledge ends with rolling a ball down an inclined plane. Could someone explain what they mean by "matter"? When I think of matter I think of hammers and nails and cars. What can be done with the end product of this research? How can something that only exists as photons be called matter or is that one of those physics things? Thanks

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