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First Black Hole For Light Created On Earth

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  1. Naxx

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    "An electromagnetic 'black hole' that sucks in surrounding light has been built for the first time. The device, which works at microwave frequencies, may soon be extended to trap visible light, leading to an entirely new way of harvesting solar energy to generate electricity. A theoretical design for a table-top black hole to trap light was proposed in a paper published earlier this year by Evgenii Narimanov and Alexander Kildishev of Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. Their idea was to mimic the properties of a cosmological black hole, whose intense gravity bends the surrounding space-time, causing any nearby matter or radiation to follow the warped space-time and spiral inwards."

    For the full article check out

    http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn17980
     
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    This is so cool. They talked about a "desktop black hole" LOL! Crazy brilliant bastards.
     
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    Uhh, 25 more years and we'll have black hole weaponry
     
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    True, but can you name a technological innovation that has not been turned into weaponry?

    Thinking. Thinking. Thinking....

    Sliced bread?
     
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    Incorrect, I have used sliced bread as a weapon.
     
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    No doubt. LOL!
     
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    This is very exciting!
     
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    WOW! THAT! IS! SO! COOL! I! JUST! WET! MYSELF!

    I knew we have INTPs for a reason.

    Next they'll make a working light saber.
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    I am still kind of gawking I mean wow think of all the implications.
     
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