Quote:British scientists are to mimic black holes in the laboratory as part of a £2.35 million project looking at how matter and energy interact.Read more: independent.co.uk
The team from Heriot-Watt University in Scotland will produce laser pulses whose energy is measured in trillions of watts.
They will be used to simulate conditions found around a black hole, a place where gravity is so strong that light cannot escape and the normal laws of physics break down.
Lead scientist Daniele Faccio said: "What we are creating is the same space-time structure which characterises a black hole. But we're doing this with a light pulse, so we don't actually have the mass which is associated with black holes.
"Gravitational black holes are generated by a collapsing star. We don't actually have this collapsing star, so there's no danger of being sucked into the black holes we're generating here."
Sure, just because you're creating a blackhole, which has never been done in a lab; us sheeple need not worry our pretty widdle noggins. Science has done so many wonderful things like genetically modify food, spoof data on 'global warming', ignore Fukushima and it's health risks et al, why not trust them.
It's not like the standard theory says a blackhole swallows everything, including light.
Those geniuses have run computer models, they know what they are doing.