Sunday, October 18, 2009

First man-made black hole

Two Chinese scientists, Tie Jun Cui and Qiang Cheng, from the Southeast University in Nanjing have created the first black hole for microwave frequencies. This device absorbs light rather than reflecting it, just like a normal black hole. It is made up of 60 annular strips of the same material used for invisibility cloaks and it could be utilized in harvesting solar energy in places with dim light.

Read more on NewScientist

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