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One More Fun Fact: We Can Create Artificial Black Holes


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http://www.nature.com/news/artificial-black-hole-creates-its-own-version-of-hawking-radiation-1.20430

 

Technically, they are cousins to the giant black holes of the universe, but with the recent discovery of potentially observable Hawking radiation, we may finally have an experimental way to test out theories on a lot of thing black hole related, chief among' them is a concept of negative energy (the stuff of dreams and FTL drive theories, including the Alcubierre Warp Drive theory).

 

 

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I was disappointed. The physicist wasn't creating artificial black holes, he was creating an acoustic analogue of a black hole and looking for the acoustic equivalent of Hawking radiation. It was certainly interesting, but it's a long way from creating artificial black holes :(

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I was disappointed. The physicist wasn't creating artificial black holes, he was creating an acoustic analogue of a black hole and looking for the acoustic equivalent of Hawking radiation. It was certainly interesting, but it's a long way from creating artificial black holes :(

 

Graeme, we would need a massive implosion to get a real Black hole created, which would be very unsafe for any human being within an AU.

 

At least now, we can test out black hole theories without getting ourselves removed from existence :P

 

Negative energy is the most important thing to uncover, it would put us on the path to create interstellar spacecraft eventually, not to mention resolve some long standing issues in Quantum mechanics/General Relativity

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Graeme, we would need a massive implosion to get a real Black hole created, which would be very unsafe for any human being within an AU.

Not necessarily.

 

In James Hogan's Thrice Upon A Time he theorised that the implosion used to create nuclear fusion in an inertial confinement fusion reactor could reach the levels required to create a miniature black hole. We're not at that level of technology yet, but we don't need a massive implosion -- just a very small but intense one.

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Not necessarily.

 

In James Hogan's Thrice Upon A Time he theorised that the implosion used to create nuclear fusion in an inertial confinement fusion reactor could reach the levels required to create a miniature black hole. We're not at that level of technology yet, but we don't need a massive implosion -- just a very small but intense one.

 

Well, if we can create one that size and it doesn't collapse due to Hawking Radiation, then we should think about making wormholes for instant communication :D Travel might not be possible immediately, but instant communication is a good idea.

 

Still this is a good first step,

 

Here's another article, by the way another team from Ottawa is testing another technique to compare the results from Israel with astrological black hole data with an article published last month.

 

http://www.sciencealert.com/physicists-have-created-a-black-hole-in-the-lab-and-it-could-finally-confirm-the-existence-of-hawking-radiation

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