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A Laser to Rip a Hole in Spacetime?

astroengine (1577233) writes | more than 2 years ago

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astroengine writes "Those pesky physicists are at it again; they want to build a laser so powerful that it will literally rip spacetime apart. Why? To prove the existence of virtual particles in the quantum vacuum, potentially unravel extra dimensions and possibly find the root of dark matter. The $1.6 billion Extreme Light Infrastructure Ultra-High Field Facility (known as ELI) will be built somewhere in Europe by the end of the decade and physicists are hoping the ten high-powered lasers — delivering 200 petawatts of power at a target for less than a trillionth of a second — will turn up some surprises about the very fabric of the Universe."
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Not on this planet, please... (1)

ToiletBomber (2269914) | more than 2 years ago | (#37942460)

Why don't they consider doing it on Romulus? Let their planet be ripped to shreds by the spacetime fabric turmoil...

Re:Not on this planet, please... (1)

fireman sam (662213) | more than 2 years ago | (#37942734)

Why stop here, why not blow the fuck out of the entire universe. Fuck it up for everyone.

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