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Boffins Create Tabletop ANTIMATTER GUN

26th June 2013

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It generally takes a decent-sized particle accelerator to produce antimatter, but a team of physicists working at the University of Michigan says they’ve developed a table-top system that can create short bursts of positrons – anti-electrons.

We have the the technology, heh heh heh….

Never fear, however: as the image below shows, a mere lump of Teflon is sufficient to absorb the positrons, so the setup doesn’t actually risk the earth-shattering kaboom of a matter-antimatter annihilation.

Well, shucks.

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