Creating Matter From Nothing Might Have Finally Been Shown to Be Possible

Creating Matter From Nothing Might Have Finally Been Shown to Be Possible
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The first law of thermodynamics says that energy cannot be created nor destroyed. Since it’s difficult to have energy without matter, a new experiment might force some textbook authors to rewrite their material.

All that humanity has ever done so far is to apply a ‘copy-paste’ technique to the matter that already exists out there in order to assure their comfort by building cars, houses, planes, robots, computers, and anything else. Scientists never really created anything since you cannot create something out of nothing. Or at least that’s how we thought things worked.

A 70-year-old theory might be correct

A theory that was brought into discussion 70 years ago claimed that it is indeed possible to create something out of absolutely nothing. This sounded impossible even for those times, but now a new experiment shows that the theory might have been correct.

According to Big Think, a new experiment has led to creating something out of nothing. This was possible due to the creation of strong electric fields in the lab to level the properties of the graphene material. Under these circumstances, scientists have shown that it’s possible to enable the emergence of pairs of particles and antiparticles from absolutely nothing. 

Surely many of us, scientists or not, are curious to find out more about how all that “big stuff” in the Universe works, such as planets, stars, galaxies, black holes, quasars, and so on. But many physicists and astrophysicists believe that we must look a lot deeper to untangle the mystery: in the so-called ‘microuniverse.’ In other words, we need to learn more about the peculiar realm of quantum physics if we want to truly understand how the Universe works. 

We’re eagerly looking forward to finding out a lot more about the experiment in question, so stay tuned for more news on the subject!


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Cristian Antonescu

Even since he was a child, Cristian was staring curiously at the stars, wondering about the Universe and our place in it. Today he's seeing his dream come true by writing about the latest news in astronomy. Cristian is also glad to be covering health and other science topics, having significant experience in writing about such fields.

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