Scotty, full power to the warp engines! – Anti-Matter Captured For First Time – CERN: Experiment is ‘science fiction become science fact’

(Newser) – Atoms of anti-matter move at the speed of light and are instantly destroyed when they come into contact with matter, so capturing them by the dozen was no easy task, say scientists at CERN. A team of scientists at the European institute managed to capture 38 of the atoms for a fraction of a second, each in a trap described as a “magnetic bottle,” the BBC reports.

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