[extropy-chat] Casimir Torque Project

Rik van Riel riel at surriel.com
Thu May 5 14:00:48 UTC 2005

On Wed, 4 May 2005, Adrian Tymes wrote:

> Were this a magnetic force, field lines would bend to snake around the 
> corners, and everything would balance out.  But the Casimir effect 
> appears to act more like optics than magnetics, and optics allows for 
> sharp discontinuities - think sharp-edged shadows.

I guess if your experiment doesn't work, we might need to
reformulate how the Casimir effect works.  Sounds like an
experiment that's guaranteed to have something interesting
as its outcome ;)

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Therefore, if you write the code as cleverly as possible, you are,
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