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Scientists Are Attempting To Open A Portal To A Parallel Universe

9 comments, 257 views, posted 1:06 pm 13/08/2019 in Sci-Fi, Science & Space by superuser
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The idea of parallel universes has captivated the imagination of scientists, novelists and screenwriters for decades. Now, researchers in Oak Ridge National Laboratory in eastern Tennessee are trying to find out whether or not parallel universes exist - by attempting to open a portal into one.

According to NBC News, physicist Leah Broussard will conduct a series of experiments by firing a beam of neutrons through a 50-foot tunnel. At the end of the tunnel, the particles will hit an impenetrable wall. A neutron detector will be set up on the other end of the wall.

If the setup is right, some of those particles will transform into mirror-image versions of themselves, passing through the wall. If the neutron detector detects a neutron, it could prove the existence of a parallel dimension.

"It's pretty wacky," Ms Broussard tells NBC News.

But if you are expecting to find a mirror version of yourself in the parallel universe, that probably won't happen. Instead, you will find mirror atoms, rocks, stars and possibly even mirror planets, according to Insh.

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2:03 pm 13/08/2019

tamsnod27

Have they not SEEN any of the films where this has been done...it does NOT go well...

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2:31 pm 13/08/2019

superuser

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2:37 pm 13/08/2019

griffin

*grabs trusty crowbar*

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4:40 pm 13/08/2019

Flee

using movies and TV as my source of information, I don't think a crowbar will help against dinosaurs.

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4:45 pm 13/08/2019

evolution

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4:48 pm 13/08/2019

evolution

Quote by griffin:
*grabs trusty crowbar*

Puts on robe and wizard hat!

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8:12 pm 13/08/2019

griffin

Quote by Flee:
using movies and TV as my source of information, I don't think a crowbar will help against dinosaurs.


Ain't you never played Half Life?

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8:49 pm 13/08/2019

Flee

Yes, that is from the era when I had time to play games. I was a hardcore CS player.

Seems like a lifetime ago.

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10:24 pm 14/08/2019

HariSeldon

This experiment would not "prove" the existence of a Parallel Universe. I wonder who is paying for this experiment and how much it is costing?

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