The notion of time travel has been captivating humans for thousands of years, although it has always been considered a work of fiction. However, scientists have now discovered evidence of time travel at a microscopic level. The study, “Time reversibility during the ageing of materials,” published in Nature Physics, examines the time “shuffling” in the structure of materials such as glass. The research was led by Till Bohmer and Thomas Blochowicz from the Technical University of Darmstadt in Germany.
The study found that time does not behave linearly, particularly in the composition of materials over time. The unique structure of glass, as a material that humans use daily, captivated researchers. Glass molecules randomly move to new places, effectively reversing time on a molecular level. To test this idea, scattered laser light was used to observe the glass samples pushing and reforming into new arrangements. The fine fluctuations in the molecules had to be documented by an ultra-sensitive video camera, as stated by Professor Blochowicz.
This continuous internal movement in glass makes it impossible for scientists to determine whether the changes are occurring forwards or backwards in time. While it does not bring humans any closer to being able to travel in time, this discovery will undoubtedly change perspectives on the materials used in daily life.
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