Scientists have created a wormhole in a lab! Sadly, for us sci-fi geeks and nerds, it’s a magnetic wormhole, not a gravitational one. Quite fortunately it still has the same fundamentals of a wormhole and is awesome in its own way!

Wormholes are mathematically proven, and are known as “Einstein-Rosen bridges”, which, theoretically, have the ability to transmit objects from great distances by folding spacetime over on itself. Although this is just a theory and has not rendered much evidence for the creation thereof, scientists have managed to create a magnetic wormhole.

Instead of transporting objects from one place to another, this synthetic wormhole transmits magnetic waves from place to place. It would hide electromagnetic waves from view from the outside.

Design

Although it was thought that materials needed to form a magnetic wormhole was high tech, it turned out that the materials required were those that already existed and that were much simpler to come by.

In retrospect, the team designed a three-layer object, consisting of two concentric spheres with an interior spiral-cylinder. The interior layer works as a means to transmit a magnetic field from one end to the other, while the other two spheres act as a concealing agent from outside eyes.

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Contraption in which to test the magnetic field.

 

Normally, the presence of a magnetic field is detectable at all points around the origin, but in the case of the magnetic wormhole that is not to be. The new magnetic wormhole that these scientists created funnels the magnetic field from one end of the cylinder to the other so that it is “invisible” in transit.

” “From a magnetic point of view, you have the magnetic field from the magnet disappearing at one end of the wormhole and appearing again at the other end of the wormhole,” Prat told Live Science.” – Scientific American

Applications

Unfortunately, we have no way of detecting similar magnetic or gravitational wormholes in space, but the technology could be used here on Earth.

For example, MRI’s are required to have the patient in an enclosed setting in order to transmit magnetic waves from one point. However, if the device could funnel a magnetic field from one spot to the other, then it would be possible to take pictures of the patient without having them lie down in an claustrophobic environment, but instead in a more open setting.

To be fair, magnetic wormholes may have a great impact on medical techniques and equipment, but it would have quite awhile to implement. Though can we congratulate these scientists for their hard work and undying motivation to achieve this? We most definitely can.

What are your ideas on wormholes?

References:

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/magnetic-wormhole-created-in-lab/

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