This Is the Scientific Reason Light Slows down in Water

Fermilab’s Dr. Don Lincoln goes through false theories about this phenomenon before explaining the true science behind it.
Loukia Papadopoulos

You would think that we are scientifically advanced to no longer make mistakes on questions such as why light slows down in water. However, unfortunately, wrong theories persist.

In this video, YouTube show Fermilab’s Dr. Don Lincoln goes through several of these faulty theories and finally tells us the real reason light slows down in water.

"There are many mysteries of physics for which you can find explanations online, and some of those explanations are wrong. In this video, Fermilab’s Dr. Don Lincoln takes on the mystery of why light travels slower in water and glass. He lists a few wrong explanations and then shows you the real reason this happens," reads the video's description.

In all honesty, we have to add that Lincoln explains that the wrong theories are somewhat logical. Most simply make little errors in how they approach the subject.

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Still, as engineers and science lovers we are happy to know the real scientific reason about this unique phenomenon. And better yet it makes for good party conversation if you are geeks like we are. 

We won't tell you what the correct explanation is. You have to watch the video for that. We will tell you it is definitely worth watching and learning!

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