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A vacuum might seem like empty space, but scientists have discovered a new way to seemingly get something from that nothingness, such as light. And the finding could ultimately help scientists build incredibly powerful quantum computers or shed light on the earliest moments in the universe's history.
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It was already known that energy can spontaneously be created for short periods of time.
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Particles and anti-particles annihilating each other right?
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It was already known that energy can spontaneously be created for short periods of time.

Yes, but, the particle or photons have always 'blinked' out of existence before. This is using as far as I know a new technique to turn the 'virtual' photons into actual photons.

But thanks for the big contribution to the thread.
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Particles and anti-particles annihilating each other right?

Yep, virtual particles.
Pretty cool things, can be used to explain hawking radiation and many other neat things.
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Exciting to hear this type of science
    
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Darn for a moment I was thinking this was going to be a discovery that lead to ZPMs.
     
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I heard of the Casimir effect way back in college.

I also recognized what the "zero point module" in the "Stargate" series was about when I first heard it described.

It's actually taken this long to prove the effect? Why? It should've been one of the 1st experiments tried during the 1st manned space expeditions. 

It's kind of like todays scientists suddenly discovering which way an apple will fall in a gravitational field.

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I heard of the Casimir effect way back in college.
I also recognized what the "zero point module" in the "Stargate" series was about when I first heard it described.
It's actually taken this long to prove the effect? Why? It should've been one of the 1st experiments tried during the 1st manned space expeditions. 
It's kind of like todays scientists suddenly discovering which way an apple will fall in a gravitational field.

The Casimir effect was tested in 1958, this article is not simply about the Casimir effect, but a way of turning the virtual photons into actual photons.
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If you do think something is a repost, please post the original thread, don't just say repost and expect it to be gone.

Easy there, he was talking about his own post.
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