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    Hi,

    My EPQ title is 'Can we utilise black holes and neutron stars safely and efficiently?' The problem I'm currently having is that neutron stars are interesting to talk about but what can they actually be used for that will benefit us. Any commercial or scientific uses will be fine. Would appreciate any ideas.
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    (Original post by FalconStorm)
    Hi,

    My EPQ title is 'Can we utilise black holes and neutron stars safely and efficiently?' The problem I'm currently having is that neutron stars are interesting to talk about but what can they actually be used for that will benefit us. Any commercial or scientific uses will be fine. Would appreciate any ideas.
    Science can be applied to solve a particular problem or science can be simply research for the sake of advancing knowledge. The former looks for a workable solution and is highly linked with engineering. The latter, models and predicts behaviour with no specific end game.

    Black holes and neutron stars fall into the last category. Unless you can see a way of creating (or at least approaching the density of matter needed to create one) and harnessing its' properties, then it is simply advancing knowledge which may, some future day, yield a tangible benefit.

    For example: look at the science behind the T.V. series Star Trek and the concept of 'warping' space-time to achieve speeds approaching the speed of light etc.
 
 
 
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