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Still see it as money wasted, as there is absolutely NO USE for this sort of thing.

/thoughts...
That's what the second caveman said to the first after the first discovered 1+1=2. All science starts somewhere.

Also, we need to understand quantum mechanics more in order to build warp drives
    
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post #52 of 67
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Still see it as money wasted, as there is absolutely NO USE for this sort of thing.

/thoughts...
Scientists everywhere cringe at thoughts like this. It doesn't matter if the specific experiment is marketable. It's still another experimental evidence of theory.
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If Washington was serious about solving the so-called energy "crisis", there would be dozens of fast breeder reactors being constructed that use so-called nuclear "waste" as fuel.
Not even that extreme is needed. If we designed cities so that people could live close to work, and not need to engage in three hours of commuting per day; or had infrastructure so that more people could telecommute; if we designed automobiles that were efficient, and got people into the habit of purchasing efficient cars instead of giant SUVs; if we had a high speed train network instead of swarms of aircraft; if we built houses with proper insulation, climate control and efficient windows... All of these things can make a very big impact, without needing fast breeders and stuff like that.

But these things do not buy the votes that Big Oil does. Big Oil wants to run out of oil, because everytime there is a "crisis", oil prices spike and they make even more outrageous piles of profit. Of course, "renewables", "efficiency" and "right thinking" are the sworn enemies of corporate profits. And only corporate profits are of interest to the legislators on Capital Hill.
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Theoretical science: apparently so easy not even this caveman can do it.
    
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Theoretical science: apparently so easy not even this caveman can do it.
It's fundamental research.

Where do you think technology and applied sciences come up with new ideas from?
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It's fundamental research.

Where do you think technology and applied sciences come up with new ideas from?
That is NOT fundamental research. Fundamental research is simple. Like mixing chemicals and stuff. This is applied theoretical particle physics and whatnot.

Oh whatever. Im just using big words.
    
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Very impressive. I wonder how much energy they can produce with said light.

Beam me up, Scotty.
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According to theory, a mirror can absorb energy from virtual photons onto its surface and then re-emit that energy as real photons.
One step closer to materializing virtual objects into the physical plane, this is a lot bigger than most people think.

Although I'd say their about 500 years from that technology.
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Would you kindly leave nonsense conspiracy theories out of this thread please.
I think its funny how people go around calling fact Conspiracy Theory. It literally CANT be a conspiracy when its been a known fact for awhile. Big Oil has stolen and hidden a LOT of things.

As for THIS specific technology / energy creation, who knows, but its DEFINETLY not a conspiracy that Big Oil has been suppressing free energy technologies for a long time. All you have to do is care enough to look it up...
Or be open minded enough to realize such things. Gotta be a big boy sometime. You must think the planet AND universe is flat then, and we are the only life in existence, right??? There ARE ignorant, self centered people who believe that.
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That is NOT fundamental research. Fundamental research is simple. Like mixing chemicals and stuff.
Thanks for clearing that up

What is your basis for saying it is useless, besides YOU not being able to think of a use for it?

If scientists were limited to only researching things with an immediate use, science would stop. The forefront of science is discovering information, not specific uses for it.
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