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Skinny wormholes could allow us to communicate across time

Exiting at the far end, these beams of light could find themselves anywhere in the universe, and theoretically, time as well. If the beam of light were used to carry a message, humanity could actually find itself with the capability of communicating across the ages. That's the theory at least, put forth by University of Cambridge research fellow Luke Butcher. By generating something called Casimir energy, which creates a sort of low-pressure zone in space-time, Butcher believes that we could slow the degradation of naturally-occurring wormholes. The wormholes would still wink out of existence fairly quickly, so you can forget piloting your Voyager-class spaceship through it to the Delta Quadrant.

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