When the Extreme Light Infrastructure Utra-High Field Facility is built scientists are gonna rip a new one in the fabric of space.
Scientists say it will be so powerful they will be able to boil the very fabric of space and create a vacuum.
A vacuum fizzles with mysterious particles that come in and out of existence but the phenomenon happens so fast that no-one has ever actually been able to prove it.
David Klaus asks, “I wonder if the article is referring to the “zero-point vaccum energy” that Arthur C. Clarke wrote about, and they also used in the Stargate franchise?”
The ultra-high field laser…. will produce 200 petawatts of power — more than 100,000 times the power of the world’s combined electricity production but in less than a trillionth a second….
The intensity of the beam is so powerful and will produce such extreme conditions, that do not even exist in the centre of the sun.
Will there be a few watts left over to zap the copyeditor of that last line? Anyway, you get the idea.
[Thanks to David Klaus for the story.]