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Black h*** sun, won't you... power my house

This project is probably a long way off, but awareness and support generated by the public is what will help it keep going until it's potential can be realized.

It sounds like something from a sci-fi movie, but it's not. Check out this article here:

Basically, scientists in a lab in China have succeeded in creating a small version of a black h***. Obviously this was done safely, else we'd all have been sucked in when it was activated and would currently either be floating around in a lightless vacuum for eternity or we'd end up in... I dunno... Alpha Centauri or Andromeda or Tulsa, Oklahoma (unless you already are in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in which case you'd end up in Green Bay, Wisconsin. It's true, I read it somewhere).

Thus far they've only managed to create a black h*** that draws in and distorts microwaves. But, they say, it's only a matter of time before they manage to create one that does the same with visible light, as true black h***s do.

Now, while this alone would just be incredibly cool and no doubt become the next hot USB computer accessory fad on ThinkGeek.com, the scientists have more ambitious visions for the possible use of their discovery. Imagine a solar panel that, fitted with this technology, would actually actively draw in light as opposed to passively absorbing it? Not only could this dramatically improve the effectiveness of panels in low-light conditions, but it could also maximize the amount of juice produced by smaller panels.

Again, this is probably a looooong way off. But when I first read about this a couple of months ago, I was absolutely fascinated and took it upon myself to tell as many people about it as possible.

Plus, how cool would it be to tell your friends that your electric kettle is powered by black h*** techology. It just warms the geekish cockles of my heart.

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Comment by ben on March 25, 2010 at 10:14pm
Like it! Good to see some way-left thinking as well.

I really know next to nothing about black h***s (a glaring omission from my education!) but is there an issue or some sort of difficulty in doing something with the light when the black h*** has sucked it in? How do you get energy out of the black h***?

+1 for vision...and -1 for me for ignorance!
Comment by James Hester on March 26, 2010 at 8:16am
@ben, I admit I'm not so up on the nuts and bolts either. But what I gather is that, rather than actually installing a miniature black h*** into the panel, what they'd probably do is create a black h***-like environment that harnessed the desired aspects of the black h*** (drawing in the light) without rendering what it draws in unusable for whatever reason. Just a theory, of course. I could be talking complete bollocks.


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