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    Wormholes offer window to the future

    The line between science-fiction and reality continues to disappear as progress in extraordinary fields is made. In one of the most revolutionary advances recently, a Spanish research team developed a device that creates a real magnetic wormhole. 
    A wormhole, also known as an Einstein-Rosen Bridge, is like a bridge between two places in space-time. These theoretical anomalies have never been witnessed in space, but the theories of their possible existence holds ground among the mathematically and scientifically skilled minds that examine these mind-blowing ideas. 
    Most Einstein-Rosen Bridge theories involve massive gravitational wormholes, which are still far beyond our scientific ability to replicate outside of a simulation since we cannot harness gravitational energy. 
    But the researchers behind the magnetic wormhole discovered that the materials needed to create it were a lot more simple and readily available, at least in comparison. The device used is a metal ferromagnetic sphere on the outside; inside are layers of material that cloak the magnetic fields passing through, and at the core a super-conductive cylinder that sends the fields from one place to another, through the device. 
    Researchers explained that the result of using this device is that the “magnetic field appears to travel from one point to another through a dimension that lies outside the conventional three dimensions.”
    But what does all of this really mean? Well, we aren’t going to be travelling to distant regions in space via wormhole quite yet, but the ability to create our own in a lab is going to give us a much better understanding about how wormholes might be created in space, how we might find them, and even how using them would work. This discovery might well be the first in many steps to true interstellar travel; to man seeing distant galaxies with his own eyes.
    In a more immediate sense, magnetic wormhole devices will go a long way in helping to improve medical technology, creating the possibility for major advancements in MRI technology. These devices could allow for the magnetic energy used in magnetic scanning equipment to be sent from another location, hopefully leading to both more accurate results and less constricting scanning conditions for patients. Overall, the magnetic wormhole is a huge win for science.

    Kit Berry is a Tower staff writer. Email her at happycowsmmmmcheese(at)gmail.com.

    About the Contributor
    In the fall of 2019, The Laney Tower rebranded as The Citizen and launched a new website. These stories were ported over from the old Laney Tower website, but byline metadata was lost in the port. However, many of these stories credit the authors in the text of the story. Some articles may also suffer from formatting issues. Future archival efforts may fix these issues.  
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