So I haven’t really written anything really science news related in a while, but while surfing on the web I found this blog post: http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2011/04/big-bang-in-a-box/
Apparently the good physicists in the U. Maryland recreated a small scale version of the ever infamous event known as the Big Bang. Some background info: the Big Bang is one of the biggest theories of how the universe was made via an explosion from an expanding hot and dense mass (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Bang).
Made from strips of acrylic, gold, and a laser that was used to excite the metal.
I was never one for physics, but according to the researchers, the model will prove itself useful in studying the concept of time and how as it increases, so does entropy (ie -chaos, disorder, ect.). Sadly, the blog writes on to say time travels is impossible in a scenario with this model.
To read on, click here! http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2011/04/big-bang-in-a-box/