I love the graphic… looks like the Death Star. :)

By | November 3, 2011
That aside, I wonder what the true implications of this technology will be – being able to hold ghost particles suspended might have some major implications for the development of quantum computing. But I'm not an expert enough to know what effect the smaller dimensions (if they are indeed proven to exist through experimentation that this technology enables) would have on expected calculations at that level…

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A laser powerful enough to tear apart the fabric of space could be built in Britain as part major new scientific project that aims to answer some of the most fundamental questions about our universe.

Capable of producing a beam of light so intense that it would be equivalent to the power received by the Earth from the sun focused onto a speck smaller than a tip of a pin, scientists claim it could allow them boil the very fabric of space – the vacuum.

Contrary to popular belief, a vacuum is not devoid of material but in fact fizzles with tiny mysterious particles that pop in and out of existence, but at speeds so fast that no one has been able to prove they exist.

The Extreme Light Infrastructure Ultra-High Field Facility would produce a laser so intense that scientists say it would allow them to reveal these particles for the first time by pulling this vacuum "fabric" apart.

They also believe it could even allow them to prove whether extra-dimensions exist, and open a portal to them, which we could go through and explore, but through which alien space monsters might follow us back and then ravage our homeworld.

World’s most powerful laser to tear apart the vacuum of space – Telegraph

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