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Dark Energy

  1. Apr 26, 2004 #1
    If this 'Dark Energy' is actually 'energy', how would we go about tapping into it and convert it to something we can use? (or at least see it work)
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  3. Apr 27, 2004 #2
    dark energy is a load of old cobblers. It was invented to fudge a huge flaw in a model for the big bang which was based rigidly on modern physics. It is a figment of deluded scientists imaginations!

    Harnessing it could involve combusting a certain type of organic grey matter.
  4. Apr 27, 2004 #3


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    Dark energy serves as an attempt to explain an observation that the expansion of the universe is speeding up. The ideas surrounding it are quite tentative - Einstein's cosmological constant - energy of the vacuum (a quantum effect). There is an alternative model called quintesscence. As you can see, it is all quite speculative.
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