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    Physicists figure out how to retrieve information from a black hole

    First, the author says "Physicists figure out how to retrieve information from a black hole." Then s/he continues: " Unfortunately for them, the new scheme may do more to underscore the difficulty of the larger "black hole information problem" than to solve it. "

    I don't know whether it is a rhetorical device. Because both seem logically inconsistent to each other.


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    Physicists figure out how to retrieve information from a black hole

    By Adrian ChoDec. 23, 2015 , 3:15 PM

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    ack holes earn their name because their gravity is so strong not even light can escape from them. Oddly, though, physicists have come up with a bit of theoretical sleight of hand to retrieve a speck of information that's been dropped into a black hole. The calculation touches on one of the biggest mysteries in physics: how all of the information trapped in a black hole leaks out as the black hole "evaporates." Many theorists think that must happen, but they don't know how.

    Unfortunately for them, the new scheme may do more to underscore the difficulty of the larger "black hole information problem" than to solve it. "Maybe others will be able to go further with this, but it's not obvious to me that it will help," says Don Page, a theorist at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada, who was not involved in the work.

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    Re: Physicists figure out how to retrieve information from a black hole

    Information should not be lost or destroyed in physics, but there is a problem with black holes, so allowing a small amount of information to leak out of black holes does not resolve the problem of what happens to the rest of the information. (Not a scientist, much less a physicist)

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    Re: Physicists figure out how to retrieve information from a black hole

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    Information should not be lost or destroyed in physics, but there is a problem with black holes, so allowing a small amount of information to leak out of black holes does not resolve the problem of what happens to the rest of the information. (Not a scientist, much less a physicist)
    The content of the article agrees with you very well. Does it turn out that the title of the article "Physicists figure out how to retrieve information from a black hole" is exaggerated? Because basically, they haven't figured it out.

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    Re: Physicists figure out how to retrieve information from a black hole

    Headlines often aren't supported by, or even contradict, the story they promote. They are usually written by someone other than the author of the story.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Physicists figure out how to retrieve information from a black hole

    And reporting about science is an area covered very badly in a lot of journalism, as they try to make headlines out of things they don't really understand. Newspapers often make exaggerated claims that do not reflect the more sober contents of the article.

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    Re: Physicists figure out how to retrieve information from a black hole

    It says they have figured out something that should work IN THEORY (or theoretically) but not practically.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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