Max Threshold writes: In a vacuum, virtual particles constantly blink in and out of existence. Scientists at Chalmers University of Technology have succeeded in coaxing those particles to become real/a, with the aid of a virtual microwave mirror vibrating at a quarter the speed of light. So far they've only produced photons, but other particles might be possible with higher energy transfers. Star Trek replicators, anyone?
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