Antimatter produced

Scientists at CERN have managed to produce and trap antimatter atoms.

Because matter and antimatter annihilate when they meet, the antihydrogen atoms have a very short life expectancy. This can be extended, however, by using strong and complex magnetic fields to trap them and thus prevent them from coming into contact with matter.

As life continues to emulate Star Trek, we are one step closer to solving all future problems by ejecting the warp core.