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Matter will be created from light within a year, claim scientists

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posted on May, 18 2014 @ 05:07 PM
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Researchers at Imperial College London have worked out how to make matter from pure light and are drawing up plans to demonstrate the feat within a year.

Using high powered lasers and other technology they are going to make matter in the form of subatomic particles invisible to the naked eye.

The researchers say they are not on the verge of a machine that can create everyday objects from a sudden blast of laser energy only the subatomic particles.

Now when it comes to this stuff I am pretty ignorant, but wow if true and they can advance this technology I can already envision a matter making machine hooked to a 3-d printer.



Andrei Seryi, director of the John Adams Institute at Oxford University, said: “It’s breathtaking to think that things we thought are not connected, can in fact be converted to each other: matter and energy, particles and light. Would we be able in the future to convert energy into time and vice versa?”


Wow I hope they can do it and advance the tech.
www.rawstory.com...


In a neat demonstration of E=mc2, physicists believe they can create electrons and positrons from colliding photons

Researchers have worked out how to make matter from pure light and are drawing up plans to demonstrate the feat within the next 12 months.

The theory underpinning the idea was first described 80 years ago by two physicists who later worked on the first atomic bomb. At the time they considered the conversion of light into matter impossible in a laboratory.

But in a report published on Sunday, physicists at Imperial College London claim to have cracked the problem using high-powered lasers and other equipment now available to scientists.

“We have shown in principle how you can make matter from light,” said Steven Rose at Imperial. “If you do this experiment, you will be taking light and turning it into matter.”





posted on May, 18 2014 @ 05:16 PM
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I just wonder how it is that they figured out how to do this? just imagine the new doors that will open scientifically if this is not suppressed. Lights that burn forever maybe? Lights that create light like the sun (all wavelengths). Imagine the data storage devices they will devise. Light-speed hard drives anyone? I can imagine a lot. S+F!


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posted on May, 18 2014 @ 05:17 PM
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"And god said, let there be light."

Suddenly if this is true it adds a strange science fact to support some of it, how peculiar.



posted on May, 18 2014 @ 05:19 PM
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Cool. Maybe one day such things will be as common as they are portrayed on Star Trek shows where you even get your food from them.

That will probably be a ways off, long after I am dead.



posted on May, 18 2014 @ 05:21 PM
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All I can think of with this is the "Prism" upgrade on that cookie clicker game, it converts light into cookies. Looks like we may not be far off, if you know what I mean. Haha



posted on May, 18 2014 @ 05:24 PM
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If you can produce matter at enough density to cause gravity and then use say... magnetism to keep the matter in front of you then you got a very likely contender for faster than light travel. You only need to make gravity occur in font of space ship constantly "in front" to make a ship speed up to faster than light. In other words pretend for a moment you could beam energy in front of your space ship that creates a "ball" of matter dense enough to create gravity. Now if this beam or its "ball of dense matter/gravity" could be maintained in front of your space vehicle "maybe with magnetism" then you ship would constantly be producing every moving gravity in front of your space ship that would draw your space ship toward it . If some how we could maintain in front of a ship even through movement a gravimetric pull you could reach the speed of light or...maybe faster.


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posted on May, 18 2014 @ 05:26 PM
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a reply to: alienjuggalo
Pretty neat if it works. Bold statement to make beforehand.

I'm not sure what that quote from Andrei Seryi has to do with it. Convert energy into time? What an odd thing to say.
"Time! Get your time right here! Buckets of time, right here! Get your time right now!"

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posted on May, 18 2014 @ 05:44 PM
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a reply to: alienjuggalo
Plants have been doing it for billions of years.
Scientists just need to catch up to nature.



posted on May, 18 2014 @ 05:45 PM
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originally posted by: Grimpachi
Cool. Maybe one day such things will be as common as they are portrayed on Star Trek shows where you even get your food from them.

That will probably be a ways off, long after I am dead.


I was thinking that

Energy to matter + 3d printing will equal startrek replicators



posted on May, 18 2014 @ 05:50 PM
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What the [expletive removed].

I am just stunned. If this is prototyping technology than you can rest assured to see big bad stuff coming our way within the next decade. The ability to convert energies leads to stuff like teleportation. If they can convert light into physical matter, they can convert physical matter into light.

If they can do that, they can convert a human body into light, send it flying off to its destination, then, upon arrival, be converted back into physical matter.

Hell, this paves the way for all sorts of things.

Allow me to be the first to formally welcome you to the Quantum Era of humanity. So long information era, we're on to bigger and badder things.



posted on May, 18 2014 @ 05:55 PM
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originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: alienjuggalo
Pretty neat if it works. Bold statement to make beforehand.

I'm not sure what that quote from Andrei Seryi has to do with it. Convert energy into time? What an odd thing to say.
"Time! Get your time right here! Buckets of time, right here! Get your time right now!"


How much do you think a bucket of time will cost?

On a more serious note, the idea of converting "time" to any sort of "energy source" just doesn't rub right with me for some reason, and I'm normally all for questionable sciences.

I can't even fathom the concept of creating time, it's like trying to create an ocean of water in an ocean of water; Or am I just missing a necessary part of the picture somewhere?



posted on May, 18 2014 @ 06:00 PM
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What element would be created I wonder.



posted on May, 18 2014 @ 06:01 PM
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originally posted by: ArtemisE
What element would be created I wonder.


That's actually a brilliant question, what the absolute hell does light "transmute" into? Helium?



posted on May, 18 2014 @ 06:05 PM
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originally posted by: ArtemisE
What element would be created I wonder.


great question.



posted on May, 18 2014 @ 06:06 PM
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a reply to: alienjuggalo

The first thing that popped into my mind when I read this is that if this is true perhaps the Big Bang was light being converted onto matter?

This is pretty astounding, it's gonna be interestin to see where this leads...



posted on May, 18 2014 @ 06:08 PM
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originally posted by: ArtemisE
What element would be created I wonder.


If they can only create a few subatomic particles at a time and if those cant be contained/stored then nothing.

The first element is hydrogen though, so id imagine thats what they could go for. Can you imagine being about to turn light into hydrogen and oxygen off sunlight in space? Rocket fuel

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posted on May, 18 2014 @ 06:09 PM
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a reply to: Vortiki

no elements are created
electrons and positrons are created (this is called pair production)
did you guys even read the article?



posted on May, 18 2014 @ 06:10 PM
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a reply to: ArtemisE
None.
They hope to produce electrons and positrons (anti-electrons).


Yeah. What he said.


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posted on May, 18 2014 @ 06:12 PM
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originally posted by: sirhumperdink
a reply to: Vortiki

no elements are created
electrons and positrons are created (this is called pair production)
did you guys even read the article?


I skimmed it in excitement, totally guilty of not reading the entire thing. Going back to do so now. I'm not any kind of professional on physics, merely vaguely understand it. Thanks for explaining though



posted on May, 18 2014 @ 06:18 PM
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That is amazing. Of course if something like this works, it is only a matter of time before larger pieces of physical matter can be created, eventually culminating in a 3D light printer. Let's say it develops that far sometime in the future...And one could make anything. I think this brings up an interesting point. The government will not want people to have such devices, if they can basically print anything. The guy that is printing the lower receivers and high capacity magazines here in Tx. with a 3D printer caught a lot of negativity. He even had his 3D printer confiscated by the company who manufactures them at one point.
The government however did grant him a federal firearms license, which says a lot imo.

But if the government is still going to be gung ho like they are now at some point in the future, they are not going to want people to be able to manufacture things. Businesses won't want people to be able to manufacture things, so perhaps we will see an industrial revolution of a new type. Even 3D printer technology could do this in the future.




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