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Michio Kaku’s Lifelong Search for ‘The God Equation”

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Michio Kaku talks about his lifelong search for ‘The God Equation” (the theory of everything) and some of the mysteries that the equation would solve



Scientists In Orbit Observe The Quantum ‘5th State of Matter’ For The First Time

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By Jake Anderson | Creative Commons | TheMindUnleashed.com

(TMU) – Most of what we see in the world belongs to one of four states of matter: gases, liquids, solids, and plasmas. But there is a 5th state of matter, an exotic “super-atom” that has been almost impossible for scientists to observe on Earth.

Researchers announced this week that while onboard the International Space Station they were able to observe this 5th state under the unique conditions of near-absolute zero temperatures and “micro-gravity.” Insights into this exotic matter could someday help solve the mysteries of quantum mechanics, dark energy, and even the elusive “theory of everything.”

The 5th state of matter, called Bose-Einstein condensates (BECs), was first discovered in lab conditions 25 years ago. This unusual “super-atom” forms when atoms of particular kinds of elements (mostly rubidium) reach temperatures near absolute zero (0 Kelvin, minus 273.15 Celsius). The reason BECs are so important is that when they reach this temperature the atoms merge into one homogenous substance that behaves like a quantum object, meaning it exists as both a particle and a wave simultaneously.

BECs thus represent a mysterious and rare liminal region between the microscopic world governed by quantum physics and the macroscopic world governed by gravity. Such a state presents an ideal experimental playground for scientists to dig into the secrets and anomalies of the quantum universe.

However, it is virtually impossible for researchers to observe BECs on Earth because the force of gravity destabilizes the magnetic fields which act as a trellis holding the volatile “super-atom” together. Earth-bound scientists are left with only one-hundredths of a second before a BEC falls apart.

Researchers aboard the ISS discovered that in the microgravity of orbital space, they could observe BECs in the specially developed Cold Atom Lab for a full second or longer.

“Microgravity allows us to confine atoms with much weaker forces since we don’t have to support them against gravity,” said Robert Thompson from the California Institute for Technology, Pasadena.

Microgravity also allowed them to use weaker magnetic fields and colder temperatures, which facilitated the condensates demonstrating more exotic quantum effects.

The observation of the fifth form of matter is considered a groundbreaking achievement that has huge potential ramifications for the study of quantum mechanics and dark energy. Scientists believe that by finally understanding these two fields, they may be able to unite the classical physics of gravity with quantum physics into a “theory of everything.”

In the past, our major insights into the inner workings of nature have come from particle accelerators and astronomical observatories; in the future, I believe precision measurements using cold atoms will play an increasingly important role,” Thompson said.

In future experiments, researchers hope to try potassium atoms so they can see the result of two BECs merging.

The scientists published their ISS research in the June 11 issue of the journal Nature.




How the Universe Works & The Theory of Everything Explained In 150 Seconds (Video)

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By Anon.Dos | We Are Anonymous

Have you ever thought about exactly how the famous Stephen Hawking ponders over our universe? Mr. Hawking has passionately worked on the mind-boggling subject of Quantum Physics and Cosmology. On thoughts, that question the recently discovered space anomalies. For instance, like what is in the middle of an opening so powerful that even light can’t escape from it, something that is more commonly known as a black hole. A video from the British newspaper called The Guardian, clarifies many of the principle concepts of Hawking’s specialized concepts off his publication A Brief History of Time, in mere 150 seconds.

Image Source: Wikipedia – A GIF animation of gravitational lensing by a black hole, which distorts the image of a galaxy in the background.

Before, we get to the video here are a few topics from the video clip:-

Exactly what is really at the core of a black hole? Is there a point in which an application produces an endless result. Or is it that a great deal of mass bundled right into a small area – that is inside the black hole. Because of which powerful gravity comes to play — this is exactly why practically nothing can break free from a black hole. Or another question that has lured scientists that what even occurs when a black hole goes away? Does it blow up, and does the blast has the energy which is the same as a million atomic bombs? So let us get started and watch the video that explains the questions above and a lot more than we never crossed our minds.

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The Theory of Everything…AND Nothing!

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The Theory of EverythingHave you seen the film “The Theory of Everything” yet, the story of the genius Stephen Hawking? It’s an absolutely wonderful film, which to me, speaks on many levels. Not least is it an incredible story of the challenges a soul can thrive through (in the form of motor neurone disease), but it’s also a compelling love story, and as well, points towards the marriage between science and spirituality. It’s an epic, a must see. Personally, I believe that by integrating science with spirituality, it’s possible to have a full, experiential realisation of the nature of the universe. I wonder if it’s possible without that? This film, for me, dares to bring one to the edge of that realisation…

Where science and spirituality meet

It would seem that somewhere back in history, science has divorced itself from spirituality, and vice versa. It was with some of the scientific greats, from Aristotle to Galileo and Sir Issac Newton, that a more cerebral solution to the biggest questions of the universe took over (somewhat reluctantly and violently!) from religion. For me though, it was Einstein the developer of quantum theory (originated by Max Planck), who in his own consciousness, began to merge science and spirituality. In the quantum field, that becomes possible. Why? Because put simply, it shows that everything is energy and interconnected; it demonstrates that the observer interrelates with what is observed; and with ‘space-time-continuum’, it confirms the ‘one moment of now’.

So the point I believe we’re coming to,
is where science and spirituality meet.

This convergence is parodied wonderfully in the film, where Stephen the cosmologist, is continually challenged by his spiritual wife to test within his consciousness whether the universe does indeed have a “God”.

This is where for me it gets fascinating. One day I would love to sit with some of these great thinkers. Why?

Transcending Reality

Because in contemplating the nature of the universe and from where it all began, Stephen traces time back to before the Big Bang. It’s at this point though, where we must step beyond the intellect, in order to get exactly what happened. How can you do that?

Put simply, by transcending reality,
by piercing space time itself – stepping through it as the One –
until you actually experience it as nothing.

It’s right there, this ‘presence’, preceding all thought, emotion and feeling. But you can’t know it simply with the mind. Yes, it can be recorded in the mind, and yes, once your awareness knows what it is looking at, then the mind can register it. But the mind will never understand it, until one’s soul has known it.

And vice versa! – you could come at presence also from a purely spiritual means; you could feel it experientially. Except this is a non-experience! So you have to step through the experience in order to get to presence. And that can only be recorded in some ‘device’ like the mind. So to know what you’re experiencing, there has to be some recording of it.

Nothing is….Everything!

Here’s then where the two meet, where the intellect and soul merge on the altar of pure presence. Being dissolves into presence; presence emerges into being. It’s the dynamic equilibrium which for me, is the very paradox that yields like itself.

I once read the book “The Blind Watchmaker” by the famous ‘God Basher’ of similar name Richard Dawking. It’s a truly excellent read, right up to the point he talks about contemplating reality and what precedes experience – he suggests you do it in a kind of meditation, and then triumphantly postulates there is nothing there!

Yes indeed there is nothing!

But on the edge of this black-hole which precedes time, and still exists right in the background of your experience, nothing becomes everything – which is both awesome, and awesomely ordinary.

That is unless, the ego creates something out of that boundary – like “God does not exist”. I agree, God does not exist, but that doesn’t mean that there’s no God! To me, God is pure potential – nothing AND everything – both at the same time. It is ordinary and awesomely ordinary. When the ego doesn’t own, resist or fear the non-experience (of God), then divine magic happens. You become present. You are enlightened –
You become God.

I do believe that spirituality could really help science, and vice versa. Wouldn’t that be wonderful!

Maybe with this film, that marriage will begin. Enjoy, it’s a real corker…

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