If you've spent any time watching science fiction shows, you've probably heard of tachyon rays, a tachyon matrix, or just free-floating tachyons. Tachyons are particles that travel faster than light. And one professor finally came up with a use for them. Sort of.
Gregory Benford is many things: a professor of physics, a Nebula-Award-winning science fiction author, and the inventor - at least in theory - of the tachyonic antitelephone. The phone makes use of tachyons, tiny particles that move so fast that they go faster-than-light. How anyone will manage to round them up, let alone work them into a telephone is anyone's guess, but once it's here, the tachyonic antitelephone will be a very useful invention.To read more, click here.