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New Theory Suggests the Universe Emerged From a Long, Cold Deep Freeze

Posted by on February 5, 2014 in Earth & Space, Sci-Tech, Science with 0 Comments
New Theory Suggests the Universe Emerged From a Long, Cold Deep Freeze

Conventional thinking has it that the universe and all the matter within it exploded out from a single point, the so-called Big Bang Singularity. But a German theoretical physicists says this never happened. Instead, the universe started empty and cold, slowly emerging from a deep freeze.

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First Brain Map of Speech Units Could Aid Mind-Reading

Posted by on February 3, 2014 in Sci-Tech, Science with 0 Comments
First Brain Map of Speech Units Could Aid Mind-Reading

“He moistened his lips uneasily.” It sounds like a cheap romance novel, but this line is actually lifted from quite a different type of prose: a neuroscience study. Along with other sentences, including “Have you got enough blankets?” and “And what eyes they were”, it was used to build the first map of how the brain processes the building blocks of speech – distinct units of sound known as phonemes. The map reveals that the brain devotes distinct areas to processing different types of phonemes. It might one day help efforts to read off what someone is hearing from a brain scan.

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Time Is an Illusion: Past, Present, and Future All Exist Now [MUST SEE VIDEO]

Posted by on February 2, 2014 in Science with 21 Comments
Time Is an Illusion: Past, Present, and Future All Exist Now [MUST SEE VIDEO]

Brian Greene, Professor of Physics and Mathematics at Columbia University, presents interesting information about the nature of space-time, including an explanation of how past, present, and future all exist in the now.

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NASA Sued Over Jelly Donut-Shaped Martian Rock

Posted by on January 31, 2014 in Earth & Space, Science with 0 Comments
NASA Sued Over Jelly Donut-Shaped Martian Rock

NewsyScience: An astrobiologist says the jelly donut-shaped Martian rock appears to be a kind of fungus that grew into the shot rather than being physically moved there.

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What’s the Universe Made Of? Math, Says Scientist

Posted by on January 30, 2014 in Earth & Space, Sci-Tech, Science with 0 Comments
What’s the Universe Made Of? Math, Says Scientist

What if the universe itself is math? That’s what cosmologist Max Tegmark believes. In Tegmark’s view, everything in the universe — humans included — is part of a mathematical structure. All matter is made up of particles, which have properties such as charge and spin, but these properties are purely mathematical, he says. And space itself has properties such as dimensions, but is still ultimately a mathematical structure.

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The Coldest Spot in the Universe Will Be Used to Study Quantum Phenomenon

Posted by on January 30, 2014 in Sci-Tech, Science with 0 Comments
The Coldest Spot in the Universe Will Be Used to Study Quantum Phenomenon

SA’s Physical Science Research Program will conduct physics research using the agency’s new microgravity laboratory, which is scheduled to launch to the International Space Station in 2016.

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Scientists Film How the Brain Makes Memories For the First Time Ever

Posted by on January 28, 2014 in Sci-Tech, Science with 0 Comments
Scientists Film How the Brain Makes Memories For the First Time Ever

For the first time in history, scientists at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have captured how our brain makes memories in video, watching how molecules morph into the structures that, at the end of the day, make who we are.

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Stephen Hawking Stuns Physicists by Declaring ‘There Are No Black Holes’

Posted by on January 26, 2014 in Earth & Space, Science with 0 Comments
Stephen Hawking Stuns Physicists by Declaring ‘There Are No Black Holes’

Renowned British scientist Stephen Hawking has stunned physicists by declaring there are no black holes. In a paper published online, Professor Hawking says instead of black holes there are grey holes. The fresh theory tries to address what is known as the black-hole firewall paradox, which has puzzled scientists for almost two years. The professor’s new grey hole theory would allow matter and energy to be held for a period of time before being released back into space. The theory offers a solution to the paradox.

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New Evidence That Plants Get Their Energy Using Quantum Entanglement

Posted by on January 12, 2014 in Sci-Tech, Science with 0 Comments
New Evidence That Plants Get Their Energy Using Quantum Entanglement

Biophysicists theorize that plants tap into the eerie world of quantum entanglement during photosynthesis. But the evidence to date has been purely circumstantial. Now, scientists have discovered a feature of plants that cannot be explained by classical physics alone — but which quantum mechanics answers quite nicely. The fact that biological systems can exploit quantum effects is quite astounding. In a way, they’re like mini-quantum computers capable of scanning all possible options in order to choose the most efficient paths or solutions. For plants, this means the ability to make the most of the energy they receive and then deliver that energy from leaves with near perfect efficiency.

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Where Your Body ‘Feels’ Emotions Revealed In New Study

Posted by on January 7, 2014 in Sci-Tech, Science, Technology with 2 Comments
Where Your Body ‘Feels’ Emotions Revealed In New Study

Scientists have long known that common emotions can trigger sensations in our bodies — whether it’s butterflies in the stomach (anxiety) or hot cheeks (shame). And now a new study suggests that we all have the same bodily sensations associated with our feelings regardless of culture or language — because the mind-body connection is biological, and is linked to our very drive for survival.

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Whoa: Watch Scientists Use Sound Waves to Make Things Levitate

Posted by on January 2, 2014 in Sci-Tech, Science, Technology with 0 Comments
Whoa: Watch Scientists Use Sound Waves to Make Things Levitate

A group of researchers at the University of Tokyo use sound waves to levitate various objects. Tiny little beads lift into the air and glide around in perfect formation. An iron screw spins gently in space. Pieces of plastic, broken match heads, and even droplets of water all defy gravity, all thanks to the precise application of ultrasonic sound waves.

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