Scientists Created A Wormhole In A Lab That Can Transport Magnetic Waves: Take A Look
They’ve officially done it – scientists have created an in-lab wormhole capable of transporting magnetic waves from one spot to the next, Live Science reports.
“This device can transmit the magnetic field from one point in space to another point, through a path that is magnetically invisible,” said study co-author Jordi Prat-Camps, a doctoral candidate in physics at the Autonomous University of Barcelona in Spain. “From a magnetic point of view, this device acts like a wormhole, as if the magnetic field was transferred through an extra special dimension.”
The wormhole theory was famously bred by Albert Einstein and his colleague Nathan Rosen, who postulated that a bridge capable of instantly transporting an object between two points in space was plausible within the Theory of Relativity. So far, however, no one has found evidence that space-time wormholes actually exist.
While the new wormhole isn’t technically a real wormhole, the creation is moreover an actualization of an “invisibility cloak” that scientists first proposed in 2007. This type of wormhole would hide electromagnetic waves from view from the outside. The trouble was, to make the method work for light required materials that are extremely impractical and difficult to work with, Prat said.
The wormhole was created using a superconductor, which expels bent magnetic field lines from its interior, essentially allowing the field to act outside of its 3D environment. This allows the field to be concealed from disturbances.