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

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posted on May, 18 2014 @ 06:21 PM
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a reply to: JiggyPotamus

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.
With a corresponding increase in the amount of energy required to do so.
m=e/c^2
A very small amount of matter requires a great deal of energy.
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posted on May, 18 2014 @ 06:26 PM
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a reply to: JiggyPotamus

well..... why would anybody produce guns?
one would think in a post scarcity world violence would largely be a thing of the past
sure youve still got a few crazies here and there but nobodies going to rob you or anything like that

the real issue is that the entire hierarchy of power that has been established over thousands of years would simply dissolve
people would not be able to subjugate other people without the leverage of material goods
and that is what will upset people...... the people with the ambition and lack of conscience that drives them to the top of the social hierarchy we have today do not want to be equal (even if thats a world where anyone could have or be anything they want) they want to be above
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posted on May, 18 2014 @ 06:27 PM
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a reply to: Phage

but if you can also convert matter into energy
you could turn a handful of sand into a delicious cheese burger



posted on May, 18 2014 @ 06:31 PM
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What does this mean, in terms of how will we benefit from it ultimately, and what kind of tech or energy may come from it. Will this be the crux for quantum physics endeavors? just curious.



posted on May, 18 2014 @ 06:32 PM
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originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: JiggyPotamus

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.
With a corresponding increase in the amount of energy required to do so.
m=e/c^2
A very small amount of matter requires a great deal of energy.


Would that work in reverse as well? That being:

A very small amount of matter would equal a great deal of light?



posted on May, 18 2014 @ 06:34 PM
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originally posted by: speculativeoptimist
What does this mean, in terms of how will we benefit from it ultimately, and what kind of tech or energy may come from it. Will this be the crux for quantum physics endeavors? just curious.


I can imagine being able to vaporize non-recyclable garbage into light, then from light back into energy. Literally turn your waste into fuel.

You could put caps on smoke stacks that pollute, capture the pollution, turn it into light, and let it loose, or reconvert it back into electrons which could then be used as a source of power. ( I think )



posted on May, 18 2014 @ 06:35 PM
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a reply to: Vortiki

yes

2nd line
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posted on May, 18 2014 @ 06:39 PM
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originally posted by: crazyewok

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


If you could directly create energy to matter then you would have no need for a 3d printer.

Unless they also find some uber form of energy creation & storage to go with it, then we won't be using these things anytime soon.



posted on May, 18 2014 @ 06:49 PM
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a reply to: big_BHOY

I could see a system using this technology like so:


Garbage goes in.
New process converts garbage matter into light.
Light is reconverted back into electrons.
Device captures electrons, stores to capacitor.

If I can imagine it, I'm sure science can create it.



posted on May, 18 2014 @ 06:59 PM
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I would say any of them or any combination of materials. You could print out gold bars, or a roast beef sandwich, in theory of course.

This has been a topic of discussion for a while. Likely they will have to build a machine and find or build a processor capable of the load it will be under.



posted on May, 18 2014 @ 06:59 PM
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a reply to: Vortiki

the problem is an efficient method of converting the matter into light
even if you use light gathered from the sun the issue is that you have losses every step of the way so your going to get less energy out than you initially put in

worth it if youre trying to convert energy into matter or matter into different matter (worth accepting energy losses to get something you otherwise wouldnt have access to) not very good at all for creating energy though......

but yeah if costs or energy uses can be offset by enough it might be a cost effective way of getting rid of garbage (you wont make money/energy but youll essentially lose less)
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posted on May, 18 2014 @ 07:22 PM
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In many ways this has already kinda been done, but what would basically happen here is that you produce a high energy gamma. The gamma if high enough energy spontaneously (after a short flight) produces a particle and antiparticle pair.

Easiest would be an electron - positron.

Then for it to be useful you have to separate the two. Issue is that in general you don't end up producing anything because you get an electron, and then a short while later the positron that came along with it, annihilates with another electron nearby and the net gain is... zero.

The pipe dreams people have of being able to spontaneously vaporize materials and reconstruct them, is not even close to what is being imagined and done here.



posted on May, 18 2014 @ 07:23 PM
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it will not be long before they make an instrument to do this, I have been waiting.

It will be a staff or a wand. They had them before and we will have them again.


it will take nothing more than understanding that the brain can do this when focused. The Staff or wand will help focus the energy and anything you want will be there, food water clothing, no one will need to work anymore and there will be no need to pay for anything...

Probably found the Staff of Aaron another staff of power or the wand of Merlin and have been back engeneering it.
www.nemo.nu...
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posted on May, 18 2014 @ 07:30 PM
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a reply to: ErosA433

oh i know
i still think its closer than most might imagine though



posted on May, 18 2014 @ 07:49 PM
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I foresee a day when mankind will be able to download a cold beer on their smartphone. Then, all shall be right.



posted on May, 18 2014 @ 07:55 PM
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originally posted by: Biigs
"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.


To support some of what, that "GOD" spoke light into existence?

Light is created from matter.


There are many different ways to produce photons, but all of them use the same mechanism inside an atom to do it.

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There's a huge amount of theory around electron orbitals, but to understand light there is just one key fact to understand: An electron has a natural orbit that it occupies, but if you energize an atom, you can move its electrons to higher orbitals. A photon is produced whenever an electron in a higher-than-normal orbit falls back to its normal orbit. During the fall from high energy to normal energy, the electron emits a photon -- a packet of energy -- with very specific characteristics. The photon has a frequency, or color, that exactly matches the distance the electron falls.

science.howstuffworks.com...



posted on May, 18 2014 @ 07:56 PM
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originally posted by: skunkape23
I foresee a day when mankind will be able to download a cold beer on their smartphone. Then, all shall be right.


Does anyone have a lighter?

I'd like to make a cigarette



posted on May, 18 2014 @ 08:26 PM
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originally posted by: Vortiki

originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: JiggyPotamus

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.
With a corresponding increase in the amount of energy required to do so.
m=e/c^2
A very small amount of matter requires a great deal of energy.


Would that work in reverse as well? That being:

A very small amount of matter would equal a great deal of light?


It's an equation.



posted on May, 18 2014 @ 08:58 PM
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originally posted by: theantediluvian

originally posted by: Vortiki

originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: JiggyPotamus

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.
With a corresponding increase in the amount of energy required to do so.
m=e/c^2
A very small amount of matter requires a great deal of energy.


Would that work in reverse as well? That being:

A very small amount of matter would equal a great deal of light?


It's an equation.


Its a nuclear explosion.



posted on May, 18 2014 @ 09:07 PM
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originally posted by: dragonridr

originally posted by: theantediluvian

originally posted by: Vortiki

originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: JiggyPotamus

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.
With a corresponding increase in the amount of energy required to do so.
m=e/c^2
A very small amount of matter requires a great deal of energy.


Would that work in reverse as well? That being:

A very small amount of matter would equal a great deal of light?


It's an equation.


Its a nuclear explosion.


Firstly its not a nuclear explosions with no nucleus and we can already can make light from matter, ever burned a match?



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