09-07-2008, 07:51 PM
Physicists investigate how time moves forward
below are the first two paragraphs of this article.
“in our everyday lives we have the sense that time flows inexorably from the past into the future; water flows downhill; mountains erode; we are born, grow old, and die; we anticipate the future but remember the past,” the scientists write in a recent study in physical review letters. “yet almost all of the fundamental theories of physics – classical mechanics, electrodynamics, quantum mechanics, general relativity, and so on – are symmetric with respect to time reversal.
“the only fundamental theory that picks out a preferred direction of time is the second law of thermodynamics, which asserts that the entropy of the universe increases as time flows toward the future. this provides an orientation, or arrow of time, and it is generally believed that all other time asymmetries, such as our sense that future and past are different, are a direct consequence of this thermodynamic arrow.”
09-08-2008, 05:10 AM
i watched bbc4 last week about this experiment, and it is fascinating. one of the scientist was stating that one of the things that they are looking for is other dimensions and the possibility to prove string theory, but what they are hoping for is to find nothing.
which confused me?!.
who is to say that this experiment is the catalyst that pushes us to the next stage.
the experiment is going to be televised this wednesday which i will be watching with anticipation, fear, intrigue and my fingers crossed that they do not do something stupid!!
10-05-2008, 10:44 AM
Dirac's Equation and the Sea of Negative Energy
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dirac's equation and the sea of negative energy
"dirac's equation has profound implications for both science and for the search for new energy," says don hotson in the preface to his two-part article that takes dirac as a starting point to explain where the standard model of physics has gone wrong.
hotson also indicates the direction we should take to arrive at a more realistic interpretation of experimental results and of the data obtained through astronomical observations. he develops a model, based on what dirac originally intended with his equation, that is intuitive and provides a good base for further research.
"if we continue to use the wrong model (and the standard model is profoundly wrong) we will continue to get confusing results," says hotson, going on to develop an explanation of "the nature of the energetic, non-stationary aether that einstein missed, that dirac's equation demonstrates, and that heisenberg and others destroyed when they dismantled this equation."
10-07-2008, 12:19 PM
The $6 billion LHC Circus
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the $6 billion lhc circus
science has become an international circus. and opening day for “the greatest show on earth” has arrived. in the 27 km main circus ring we have the large hadron collider (lhc) project, starting up after $6 billion dollars and thirty years of development. before the show the clowns have warmed up the audience with fantastic stories of what we might see. but why should we take clowns seriously?
>> professor higgs, seen here at the lhc, is one of the eminent scientists responsible for perhaps the most expensive circus in science today.
the bbc horizon program, “the $6 billion dollar experiment,” documents the lhc experiment. the lhc accelerates beams of protons in opposite directions around a circular 27 km underground racetrack and then smashes them together head-on. the expense comes from the need to reach particle energies seven times that of earlier particle colliders and to construct a massive particle detector ‘cathedral’ underground. the energy density reached in the experiment is thought to mimic the earliest moments of the big bang – the origin of the universe.
most of the experimenters involved are looking for the ‘god particle’. the times online reported on april 8, “the mysterious boson postulated by professor higgs, of the university of edinburgh, has become so fundamental to physics that it is often nicknamed the ‘god particle’. after more than 40 years of research, and billions of pounds, scientists have yet to prove that it is real. but professor higgs, 78, now believes the search is nearly over.”
the “god particle” or higgs boson was invented by peter higgs to explain why other particles exhibit mass. he starts with assuming the existence of a particle that has only mass and no other characteristics, such as charge. so the higgs particle is like no other in our experience, since all normal matter is composed of electric charges that respond to electromagnetic influences. (dark matter falls into the same category.) however, we observe that the mass of a charged subatomic particle is altered by the application of electromagnetic forces. at its simplest (and nature is economical in our experience) it indicates that mass is related to the storage of energy within a system of electric charges inside the particle. that’s what e = mc2 is telling us. so how can a massive particle be constructed without electric charge? it shows the problem inherent in leaving physics to mathematicians — there is a disconnect between mathematical concepts and reality.
10-20-2008, 02:16 AM
When Science meets spirituality
dr. john hagelin, very interesting
part 2 is there too
10-23-2008, 06:40 AM
Consciousness ground of all beings
10-25-2008, 02:07 AM
quantum physics and free will
can you talk more about that article.
i know that quantum physics proves the existence of free will so there is something wrong here!
11-06-2008, 09:06 AM
Phenomenological interpretation of the multi-muon events reported by the CDF collabor
we present a phenomenological conjecture of new physics that is suggested by the topology and kinematic properties of the multi-muon events recently reported by the cdf collaboration. we show that the salient features of the data can be accounted for by postulating the pair production of three new states h1, h2, and h3 with masses in the range of 15, 7.3 and 3.6 gev/c^2, respectively. the heavier states cascade-decay into the lighter ones, whereas the lightest state decays into a tau pair with a lifetime of the order of 20 ps.
11-20-2008, 11:14 PM
Matter is merely vacuum fluctuations
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it's confirmed: matter is merely vacuum fluctuations
19:00 20 november 2008 by stephen battersby
matter is built on flaky foundations. physicists have now confirmed that the apparently substantial stuff is actually no more than fluctuations in the quantum vacuum.
the researchers simulated the frantic activity that goes on inside protons and neutrons. these particles provide almost all the mass of ordinary matter.
each proton (or neutron) is made of three quarks - but the individual masses of these quarks only add up to about 1% of the proton's mass. so what accounts for the rest of it?
theory says it is created by the force that binds quarks together, called the strong nuclear force. in quantum terms, the strong force is carried by a field of virtual particles called gluons, randomly popping into existence and disappearing again. the energy of these vacuum fluctuations has to be included in the total mass of the proton and neutron.
11-25-2008, 06:19 AM
The Implicate Order
hello to all
had a coinsadance, decided just for fun to take a quiz to see what kind of empath i am. "i was bored" the answer that it gave was unexpected which said.......
you scored as universal
you are a universal empath, you possess all the qualities of the other seven empath groups. you are what is known as an "implicate" or imp, a product of evolutionary design and genetic mutation. you are a psychic hybrid.
which is strange considering on what is going on, so i goggled implicate and came across this article, that is very insightfull.
it discusses the vision david bohm intuited from his insight (gnosis) into the quantum world. this vision discerns the characteristics of an evolving cosmos in process; and, also, it ponders upon the implications for humanity.
thought everybody might like... here is the link
and if you bored enough and want to take the quiz for a laugh
love to all
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