Gravity Can Be Manipulated With Current Technology?
That’s what the researchers say. The creation of gravitational fields may push your thoughts towards Science Fiction and there is only a dream of creating this. Not according to researcher André Füzfa from the University of Namur who has a proposal that could be achieved with technology of today and not in the distant future. If this is true we could see artificial gravity been developed. Could this mean the Star ship Enterprise and other Space ships having their own gravity, that may never happen but it makes you think.
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To push past the current limitations, Füzfa says research must employ a device that uses superconducting electromagnets, like the technologies at CERN or the ITER reactor.
‘We finally propose an experimental setup, achievable with current technology of superconducting coils, that produces a phase shift of light of the same order of magnitude than astrophysical signals in ground-based gravitational wave observatories,’ the paper says.
In the first setup, large, stacked superconducting coils are used to generate an artificial gravitational field.
The second experiment detects the field through highly sensitive interferometers, which contain light-storing cavities in the arms.
The experiments so far have shown, weakly, that artificial fields generated by electric currents can be detected through a change in ‘space-time geometry.’
The scientist writes that the effect is a result of the equivalence principle.
‘The equivalence principle, at the very heart of Einstein’s general relativity, states that all types of energy produce and undergo gravitation in the same way,’ Füzfa writes.