O.K. Scientists (link) are now proposing a laser so powerful that it could actually tear a hole in space-time and boil a vacuum, according to Ryan Matthew Pierson. This from the technology which produced the 54 trillion dollar phone bill. It should cost 1 billion Pounds Sterling. Cheap… borrow it from the Chinese.
“The Ultra-High Field laser will be made up of 10 beams, each twice as powerful as the prototype lasers, allowing it to produce 200 petawatts of power – more than 100,000 times the power of the world's combined electricity production – for less than a trillionth of a second. It will cause the mysterious particles of matter and antimatter thought to make up a vacuum to be pulled apart, allowing scientists to detect the tiny electrical charges they produce. These "ghost particles", as they are known, normally annihilate one another as soon as they appear, but by using the laser to pull them apart, physicists believe they will be able to detect them. It could help to explain the mystery of why the universe contains far more matter than we have been able to detect by revealing what so called dark matter really is.” – Richard Gray (The Telegraph)
It’s actually would have 100,000 times all the electrical power produced on Earth, and be 200 times more powerful than any current laser. It would even dwarf the center of the sun in its intensity.
So why? To confirm or negate the possibility of “ghost particles” which are (apparently) subatomic particles which pop in and out of existence (our universe).
This could, then, confirm the existence of parallel universes. Of course, if it doesn’t reveal these “ghosts”, it might only mean the method was incorrect or insufficiently powerful. Oh yes, and someone is a billion Sterling richer. There are actually several European countries in the running to host it. The same folks who can’t rescue Greece or Spain…. They want to host a hole in space-time and anything which happens as a result, or comes through that hole.
Professor Wolfgang Sandner, coordinator of the Laserlab Europe network and president of the German Physics Society, said: "An extremely powerful laser should be able to pull these particles apart and keep them in existence for longer.” That’s because these “ghost particles” apparently annihilate each other too quickly to detect and/or study them.
Look, I’m the last person you could accuse as being anti-science. This sounds to me like an interesting project which might yield a discovery which would revolutionize thinking and further research.
But….. like Mr. Pierson, I hope it doesn’t make the events of Half-Life come true.
Also… Fuzzy Logic could use that money for his gas and electric.
As I said: “This should end well…” >.<
Reference video “Half-Life in 60 seconds”: