Thursday, January 21, 2016
Artificial Gravity? (part 4)
A proposal has been made by André Füzfa, a mathematics professor from the University of Namur, Belgium. He believes a device could be built using current electromagnetic technology with high-end superconducting electromagnets to generate its own gravitational field. His proofs for this device are detailed in his paper, “How Current Loops and Solenoids Curve Space-time.” The technology does exist to make Füzfa's anti-gravity device a reality, but the high-end superconducting electromagnets are similar to those used in CERN's Large Hadron Collider. In other words, such a device would be extremely expensive. However, consider the revolutionary implications of gravity manipulation—no longer would there be a need for the huge, dangerous rockets used to launch and propel spacecraft into space. Artificial gravity generators would remove the need for the giant, centrifugal-based gravity systems used in the fictional spacecraft in The Martian and 2001: A Space Odyssey. Artificial gravity technology could even potentially be used to make faster-than-light travel a reality!