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Friday, December 02, 2022

Caltech: Scientists have, for the first time, developed a quantum experiment that allows them to study the dynamics, or behavior, of a special kind of theoretical wormhole. The experiment has not created an actual wormhole (a rupture in space and time), rather it allows researchers to probe connections between theoretical wormholes and quantum physics, a prediction of so-called quantum gravity. Quantum gravity refers to a set of theories that seek to connect gravity with quantum physics, two fundamental and well-studied descriptions of nature that appear inherently incompatible with each other.



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Maybe that's where Hillary's emails went?

#1 | Posted by Sycophant at 2022-12-02 12:36 AM | Reply

"It's only a model"

#2 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2022-12-02 12:42 PM | Reply

Finally! Now we know where the "Whitey tape" is located.

#3 | Posted by moder8 at 2022-12-02 01:19 PM | Reply

And just like that the tiny worm hole fell to the center of the Earth, with disastrous results.

#4 | Posted by randomcanyon at 2022-12-02 02:19 PM | Reply

...Scientists Create Baby Wormhole in Lab...

No, physicists didn't make a real wormhole. What they did was still pretty cool

...Wormholes are a classic trope of science fiction in popular media, if only because they provide such a handy futuristic plot device to avoid the issue of violating relativity with faster-than-light travel. In reality, they are purely theoretical. Unlike black holes"also once thought to be purely theoretical"no evidence for an actual wormhole has ever been found, although they are fascinating from an abstract theoretical physics perceptive. You might be forgiven for thinking that undiscovered status had changed if you only read the headlines this week announcing that physicists had used a quantum computer to make a wormhole, reporting on a new paper published in Nature.

Let's set the record straight right away: This isn't a bona fide traversable wormhole"i.e., a bridge between two regions of spacetime connecting the mouth of one black hole to another, through which a physical object can pass"in any real, physical sense. "There's a difference between something being possible in principle and possible in reality," co-author Joseph Lykken of Fermilab said during a media briefing this week. "So don't hold your breath about sending your dog through a wormhole." But it's still a pretty clever, nifty experiment in its own right that provides a tantalizing proof of principle to the kinds of quantum-scale physics experiments that might be possible as quantum computers continue to improve.

"It's not the real thing; it's not even close to the real thing; it's barely even a simulation of something-not-close-to-the-real-thing," physicist Matt Strassler wrote on his blog. "Could this method lead to a simulation of a real wormhole someday? Maybe in the distant future. Could it lead to making a real wormhole? Never. Don't get me wrong. What they did is pretty cool! But the hype in the press? Wildly, spectacularly overblown."

So what is this thing that was"created" in a quantum computer if it's not an actual wormhole?...

#5 | Posted by LampLighter at 2022-12-02 03:58 PM | Reply

I remember when we did that in biology class, right before lunch.

#6 | Posted by sentinel at 2022-12-02 04:54 PM | Reply

Does anyone else not believe the scientist which talks about people asking if they could put their dog in it?

Women and children maybe but never a doggy.

#7 | Posted by Tor at 2022-12-02 05:03 PM | Reply

I'd put a squirrel in it.

#8 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2022-12-02 08:03 PM | Reply

So not a baby wormhole.

Maybe a baby simulation of wormhole theory.

#9 | Posted by donnerboy at 2022-12-03 12:27 AM | Reply

You know what they say about putting a squirrel in a wormhole.

You get squirrely results.

#10 | Posted by Tor at 2022-12-03 08:47 PM | Reply

.... I'll see myself out.

#11 | Posted by Tor at 2022-12-04 11:20 PM | Reply

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