Quick, what’s the best way to provide an alternative source of energy for the Earth?
If you answered, “Get a mini black hole to orbit Earth,” then you and physicist Stephen Hawking may be thinking on the same wavelength.
In a lecture on Feb. 2, the famed scientist said tiny black holes, about as massive as the average mountain, could power all of the world’s energy needs.
The trick? Proving they exist, finding them and then figuring out how to harness all of that energy safely
“There is nothing technically wrong with this idea, but it is not very practical, at least within the next 10,000 years,” said Sabine Hossenfelder, a physicist at the Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics, who blogs at backreaction.blogspot.com. Read more…
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