Electromagnetic Wormhole Created in a Lab

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Thu, Sep 3rd, 2015 21:15 by capnasty NEWS

According to Science Daily, scientists at the Department of Physics at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona have managed to create an electromagnetic wormhole, connecting two separate areas of space through a tunnel that is not magnetically detectable.

The researchers used metamaterials and metasurfaces to build the tunnel experimentally, so that the magnetic field from a source, such as a magnet or a an electromagnet, appears at the other end of the 'wormhole' as an isolated magnetic monopole. This result is strange enough in itself, as magnetic monopoles -- magnets with only one pole, whether north or south -- do not exist in nature. The overall effect is that of a magnetic field that appears to travel from one point to another through a dimension that lies outside the conventional three dimensions.

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