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Date: 30 Jun 2000
I read about the technique last year in Discover Magazine. A couple of months ago the Discovery Channel or the Learning Channel did a show on time travel that included a segment on researchers who conducted the actual experiments. The slow sound signal they were somehow able to piggyback to the faster-than-light particles was a classical music recording. They sent the signal from one location and it arrived in another location BEFORE it was sent.
Not everyone in the scientific community agrees that the experiment was a success. The measurement of time regression was so short that some scientists attributed the result to a tiny flaw in the experiment that the researchers missed. The interval between the sending and the receiving of the signal was too short to be of any practical use but, from what I could see, the principle was demonstrated. I admit that I'm biased because I use the same concept eight years ago for my fictional Flashback Recording and Encoding Device in The Random Factor, but think the researchers got it right. --Jasper