Friday, October 16, 2009

Man-Made Black Hole Traps Light

Not a real Black Hole by definition, but rather an electromagnetic device (mimicking a Black Hole) that traps light, was built by two Chinese Scientists from the Southeast University in Nanjing.  It works at microwave frequencies and may soon be extended to trap visible light, leading to a more efficient way to harvest solar energy.

I wonder if this would also lead to applications in "the Art of Photography"...

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--Images by scientists Qiang Cheng and Tie Jun Cui

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