March 24, 2006

Other tech: Gravity field generation in Europe

If confirmed, a gravitomagnetic field of measurable magnitude (one thousands of the earths gravity) was produced for the first time in a laboratory environment. These results may open up a new experimental window on testing general relativity and its consequences using coherent matter. The field was generated by a rapidly spinning superconducting disc.
The full paper is here and a press release is here