According to various media a team of physicists working at Federico II University in Naples reproduced in a lab a very small scale of the spacetime tunnel known as the ‘Einstein-Rosen bridge’, or Wormole, and described in the theory elaborated by Albert Einstein and Nathan Rosen in the 1930s.
The coordinator of the international group that carried out the research is Salvatore Capozziello, physicist at Naples Federico II University, as well as member of the National Institute of Nuclear Physics (INFN) and president of the Italian Society of General Relativity and Gravitational Physics (SIGRAV). Capozziello said the theory speculates for spacetime to be perforated, “it is a fascinating and futuristic hypothesis that implies the possibility to go from one spacetime area to another and to connect parallel universes.”
The prototype has been built by connecting two sheets of graphene, with molecular bonds, and a nanotube. As soon as ones intervenes externally to modify the interior environment of the tube (which is neutral because nothing goes in and nothing comes out) both inbound and outbound currents are created.
At the moment the goal is to develop a prototype that can be produced on an industrial scale. The construction of nanostructures would allow, for example, the instantaneous transmission of signals because the electric current would pass through a vacuum.
Ilona Catani Scarlett