Chinese Scientists Create Artificial Black Hole

Popular Science reports on scientists messing around with something that could cause the end of the world: pocket-sized laboratory-made black holes.

Unlike a regular black hole, which traps light using the gravitational pull of the dead star at its core, this simple metal disc uses the geometry of 60 concentric rings of metamaterials to lock up light…bending beams into the center of the disc, and trapping them in the etched maze-like grooves.

3 Comments on "Chinese Scientists Create Artificial Black Hole"

  1. This is some kind of fancy lens, and has nothing to do with ending the world.

    Reposting this here is a mistake.

    Really, if you think this is interesting to laymen, you don't understand the article.

  2. Word Eater | Nov 5, 2009 at 3:55 pm |

    So it's like the giant space Elysium Configuration from Hellraiser IV. Awesome, you could kill the cenobites with it!

  3. Word Eater | Nov 5, 2009 at 3:58 pm |

    After reading the (brief) article, I agree that this would be ideal for solar panels. If it is actually true, that is.

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