http://io9.com/5512705/why-are-scientists-trying-to-create-slow-light" [Broken] This article sounds wrong to me. Is it correct? Here’s a clip: My recollection is that slow light has more to do with Condensed matter physics and the light does not get absorbed (or emitted). If it did, refractor telescopes would be blurry because of Comptin scattering. Instead, photons do spend most of the time travelling through glass at C but slow down near other particles. Am I close?