Episode 31: Pushing Mirrors with Megan Harns
Posted Apr 7, 2013 by bn
What happens when you take two mirrors and point them at each other? well, yes. infinity mirrors… Maybe some Kung-Fu.
but. If it’s cold enough, and dark enough, and there’s nothing else around it… the mirrors will SQUISH TOGETHER. I know, right?!?
The Vacuum between the mirrors is different from the vacuum outside them, and the difference sucks them together.
It’s called the Casimir Effect.
You can use it to build warp drives.
This week we’ve brought Megan Harns on, and she’s so clever! Quick. Like a Bunny!
Physicists: Tia Miceli, Mike Zemcov
Intro Music: Ted Leo and the Pharmacists
Exit Music: John Vanderslice