Friday, October 31, 2008

The make-your-own-universe kit

According to the theory, any kind of measurement causes the universe to split and this is the basis of Keats' new device. His universe creator uses a piece of uranium-doped glass to create a steam of alpha particles, which are then detected using a thin sliver of scintillating crystal. Each detection causes the creation of a new universe.

Given the rate at which Uranium decays, Keats' claims this should allow users to create literally trillions of universes.

(Via BB.)

1 comment:

rotfl collapsing particulate wave functionary said...

Observationally speaking, the ensuing goofy quantum hilarity that thus multiversely ensues would make Schroedinger's cat yowl with cosmological delight.
Or not. Depends. On who's watching...