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Scientists build robot that could one day help us travel around black holes

Scientists build robot that could one day help us travel around black holes
Researchers from Georgia Tech claim they’ve built a robot that can move in curved space without Newton’s third law

Scientists have built a robot that defies the standard laws of physics and could eventually help humans travel around black holes.

When humans, animals, and machines move through the world they must push against something – be that the ground, lug, or water. This is Newton’s third law: every action has an equal and opposite reaction.

The law applies to flat, three-dimensional space that humans move through, but in curved space forces can differ – and objects can move without frictional or gravitational impact.