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Proving Uncertainty: First Rigorous Formulation Supporting Heisenberg’s Famous 1927 Principle

Posted by on April 29, 2014 in Sci-Tech, Science with 0 Comments
Proving Uncertainty: First Rigorous Formulation Supporting Heisenberg’s Famous 1927 Principle

Nearly 90 years after Werner Heisenberg pioneered his uncertainty principle, a group of researchers from three countries has provided substantial new insight into this fundamental tenet of quantum physics with the first rigorous formulation supporting the uncertainty principle as Heisenberg envisioned it.

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New Quantum Theory Could Explain the Flow of Time

Posted by on April 27, 2014 in Sci-Tech, Science with 1 Comment
New Quantum Theory Could Explain the Flow of Time

Physicists have unmasked a fundamental source for the arrow of time: Energy disperses and objects equilibrate, they say, because of the way elementary particles become intertwined when they interact — a strange effect called “quantum entanglement.” “Finally, we can understand why a cup of coffee equilibrates in a room,” said Tony Short, a quantum physicist at Bristol. “Entanglement builds up between the state of the coffee cup and the state of the room.”

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Nanotechnology: Potential Pros and Cons for Humanity

Posted by on April 27, 2014 in Sci-Tech, Science, Technology with 2 Comments
Nanotechnology: Potential Pros and Cons for Humanity

Nanotechnology, the study and application of microscopic things at the nanoscale level, can be used in many fields, such as biology, chemistry and physics. Furthermore, it can be used in medicine to cure disease and health conditions, including but not limited to cancer, diabetes and neurological disorders.

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‘Our Mathematical Universe’: A Case for Alternate Realities

Posted by on April 22, 2014 in Sci-Tech, Science with 0 Comments
‘Our Mathematical Universe’: A Case for Alternate Realities

According to MIT physics professor Dr. Max Tegmark, the universe is constantly splitting into more and more realities.

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The Unified Field and the Illusion of Time: Understanding the Source of Creation

Posted by on April 22, 2014 in Sci-Tech, Science with 3 Comments
The Unified Field and the Illusion of Time: Understanding the Source of Creation

Time is relative. Time is not a phenomenon that arises all on its own in the universe. There is potentially no such thing as time at all, as physics equations suggest. What we call time is an arbitrary division of the cycles we are experiencing based off of the cyclical rate of change that we are experiencing on this level of reality.

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Artist’s Brains Are ‘Structurally Different’ Claims New Study

Posted by on April 17, 2014 in Sci-Tech, Science with 0 Comments
Artist’s Brains Are ‘Structurally Different’ Claims New Study

It’s a truism to say that artists see the world differently from the rest of us, but new research suggests that their brains are structurally different as well. The small study, published in journal NeuroImage, looked at the brain scans of 21 art students and 23 non-artists using a scanning method known as voxel-based morphometry. Comparisons between the two groups showed that the artist has more neural matter in the parts of their brain relating to visual imagery and fine motor control. READ MORE: Artists brains are ‘structurally different’ claims new study

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Two-Way Communication With Dolphins Begins With ‘Sargassum’

Posted by on April 13, 2014 in Sci-Tech, Science, Technology with 1 Comment
Two-Way Communication With Dolphins Begins With ‘Sargassum’

Though researchers have long listened to dolphins whistling and clicking, the diction bewilders the human ear. Using modern microphones, however, scientists can record the full range of frequencies dolphins use to communicate (some beyond human hearing), and computers can mine the data for patterns invisible to us. Recently, the Wild Dolphin Project achieved their first “translation” of a dolphin whistle, but the researchers are cautious about assigning too much meaning to it.

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Large Hadron Collider Discovers a New Type Of Matter: Exotic Hadrons

Posted by on April 9, 2014 in Sci-Tech, Science with 0 Comments
Large Hadron Collider Discovers a New Type Of Matter: Exotic Hadrons

Scientists at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider have discovered, with “overwhelming” certainty, the existence of a new class of subatomic particles, exotic hadrons.

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Biocentrism: What if Life Selected this Universe?

Posted by on April 8, 2014 in Sci-Tech, Science with 0 Comments
Biocentrism: What if Life Selected this Universe?

Robert Lanza asserts in his book Biocentrism that life and consciousness are the keys to understanding the true nature of the universe. Just how this occurs, Lanza says, has much to do with the extraordinary effects consciousness has been proven to have in the quantum realm. Since experiments conducted in quantum physics have determined that human observers influence behavior of quantum particles in such a manner that results can be shown of a decision before it is made, Lanza suggests this indicates that life itself is the deciding factor in the “Goldilock’s Universe” we find ourselves living in.

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Scientists Smash Barrier To Growing Organs From Stem Cells

Posted by on April 6, 2014 in Sci-Tech, Science with 0 Comments
Scientists Smash Barrier To Growing Organs From Stem Cells

Scientists at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have overcome one of the greatest challenges in biology and taken a major step toward being able to grow whole organs and tissues from stem cells. By manipulating the appropriate signaling, the U.Va. researchers have turned embryonic stem cells into a fish embryo, essentially controlling embryonic development.

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Exposure to Light in the Morning Could Help Keep You Thinner

Posted by on April 3, 2014 in Sci-Tech, Science with 0 Comments
Exposure to Light in the Morning Could Help Keep You Thinner

To increase your chances of fighting flab, new research offers some simple advice: get up early and go outside. People exposed to light at the beginning of the day were likely to have a lower body mass index, according to a study published in the journal PLOS ONE. The relationship between morning light and BMI was independent of how many calories the study participants consumed.

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Full Circle: Using the Sun to Create Solar Energy Materials

Full Circle: Using the Sun to Create Solar Energy Materials

Researchers have found a way to tap the sun not only as a source of power, but also to directly produce the solar energy materials that make this possible.

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Multiverse Controversy Heats Up over Gravitational Waves

Posted by on March 31, 2014 in Sci-Tech, Science with 0 Comments
Multiverse Controversy Heats Up over Gravitational Waves

The multiverse is one of the most divisive topics in physics, and it just became more so. The major announcement last week of evidence for primordial ripples in spacetime has bolstered a cosmological theory called inflation, and with it, some say, the idea that our universe is one of many universes floating like bubbles in a glass of champagne. Critics of the multiverse hypothesis claim that the idea is untestable—barely even science. But with evidence for inflation theory building up, the multiverse debate is coming to a head.

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Will We Ever… Travel in Wormholes?

Posted by on March 30, 2014 in Earth & Space, Sci-Tech, Science, Technology with 0 Comments
Will We Ever… Travel in Wormholes?

The universe is huge. Travelling at light speed to the nearest star would take more than four years. Venturing to the other side of the galaxy? More than 100,000 years. So what’s an intrepid space traveler to do? One option is a cosmic shortcut called a wormhole, a tunnel through the fabric of space and time that can connect far-flung corners of the universe. Hopping through a wormhole would be incredibly difficult, say scientists, but they have yet to rule it out. So, what would it take in reality, and what exactly is stopping us now?

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We May Already Know How We Will Cure Death—But Should We?

Posted by on March 29, 2014 in Futurism & Inspiring Inventions, Sci-Tech, Science with 5 Comments
We May Already Know How We Will Cure Death—But Should We?

The quest for humans to live forever is elegantly laid out in “The Immortalists,” a new documentary making its away around the film festival circuit. The Immortalists follows the triumphs and tragedies of three years in the lives of William H. Andrews and Aubrey de Grey, two men who prove just as interesting as the work they’re doing. The Immortalists is really a film about death, not life, which is what makes it so fascinating. The goal of Andrews and de Grey is not merely to extend life, but to actually reverse the aging process. “Once we are really truly repairing things as fast as they go wrong, game over,” de Grey says in the film. “We will have the ability to live indefinitely.”

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