ONE STEP CLOSER TO BEAM ME UP, SCOTTY
Last year, physicists at Harvard University shined a laser beam into a glass cell filled with atomic vapors. The light went in, but it didn't come out again. It was not destroyed or absorbed, but rather stored -- ready to emerge intact at the scientists' bidding.
Sit. Speak. Good Photon! From Science@Nasa, via Chas in Maitland.