Gravity Probe B - Special & General Relativity Questions and Answers. Largest dark matter map holds clues to dark energy - space - 11 January 2012. We may not know what dark matter is, but we can still put it to work.
The largest map of dark matter ever made (pictured) is one of several new ones that will help to nail the properties of the equally mysterious dark energy, which is thought to drive the universe's accelerating expansion. A group led by Catherine Heymans of the University of Edinburgh, UK, and Ludo Van Waerbeke of the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, presented the huge map at the American Astronomical Society (AAS) meeting in Austin, Texas, this week. Dark matter makes up 83 per cent of the universe's matter, but is invisible, so its presence must be inferred from its gravitational influence. This works because clumps of dark matter distort the space-time around them. Light from distant galaxies passing through those regions also gets warped, making the galaxies appear streaked and smeared in telescope images, a technique known as weak gravitational lensing.
Cosmic web Measuring acceleration (YouTube) We are listening - StumbleUpon. Science, Technology and Gadget News. Anti-Gravity. [under construction] "Earth is the special principle of diamagnetism, the root of anti-gravity.
" -Richard Lefors Clark Daniel Home (from 1820-1850): a world famous levitator of the 19th c. who lived in the Lake Ontario grid point area (aka.Marysburgh Vortex; other Bermuda Triangle; "the gateway to oblivion on the eastern end of Lake Ontario"), apparently very active; where many European nobleman and scientist visited and verified the feats of levitation. Project Magnet (1950): only known official government research program into the Earth Grid system involving the Canadian National Research Council and US Navy to investigate the Marysburgh Vortex magnetic anomalies and possible magnetic utility; Wilbert Smith, a Canadian communications engineer in the Dept. of Transportation was the director of the team of scientists; project was officially terminated after data results became to sensitive (eg.UFO data?) N-S axis is referred to as magnetic E-W axis is referred to as diamagnetic. Accelerating Human Evolution.
Exposing PseudoAstronomy. Fine Structure. Could a Higgs Boson Announcement Be Imminent From the LHC? Physicists at the Large Hadron Collider could be getting an early Christmas present: the Higgs boson.
According to the latest rumors, scientists at the LHC are seeing a signal that could correspond to a Higgs particle with a mass of 125 GeV (a proton is slightly less than 1 GeV). Public talks are scheduled to discuss the latest results from ATLAS and CMS, two of the main LHC experiments, on Dec. 13. This follows one day after a closed-door CERN council meeting where officials will get a short preview of the findings, whatever they may be. “Chances are high (but not strictly 100%) that the talks will either announce a (de facto or de iure) discovery or some far-reaching exclusion that will be really qualitative and unexpected,” wrote theoretical physicist Lubos Motl on his blog.
But if the rumors are true, and the Higgs has been seen at 125 GeV, it could bolster the idea that there is physics beyond the Standard Model that describes the behavior of subatomic particles.