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1,000,000,000,000 Frames/Second Photography - Ramesh Raskar. Have scientists accidentally created a lightsaber? New form of matter discovered that has only ever been seen in science-fiction. Molecule behaves like lightsaber by moving photons around in a solid mass Discovery made after light particles were blasted through rubidium atomsThe finding could help drive the development of quantum computing May lead to creation of 3D structures, such as crystals, wholly out of light By Ellie Zolfagharifard Published: 13:47 GMT, 26 September 2013 | Updated: 15:11 GMT, 26 September 2013 Scientists have accidentally discovered a completely new form of matter that works in the same way as the lightsabers used in Star Wars.

A team of physicists were messing around with photons when they managed to get the particles to stick together and form a molecule. The molecule behaves, they claim, just like a lightsaber by moving the light particles around in a solid mass and is unlike any matter seen before. The discovery, reported in Nature, was made by Harvard physics professor Mikhail Lukin and MIT physics professor Vladan Vuletic after they blasted photons through a cloud of rubidium atoms. Why Physicists Are Saying Consciousness Is A State Of Matter, Like a Solid, A Liquid Or A Gas — The Physics arXiv Blog. There’s a quiet revolution underway in theoretical physics. For as long as the discipline has existed, physicists have been reluctant to discuss consciousness, considering it a topic for quacks and charlatans. Indeed, the mere mention of the ‘c’ word could ruin careers. That’s finally beginning to change thanks to a fundamentally new way of thinking about consciousness that is spreading like wildfire through the theoretical physics community.

And while the problem of consciousness is far from being solved, it is finally being formulated mathematically as a set of problems that researchers can understand, explore and discuss. Today, Max Tegmark, a theoretical physicist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, sets out the fundamental problems that this new way of thinking raises. Tegmark’s approach is to think of consciousness as a state of matter, like a solid, a liquid or a gas. Tegmark does not have an answer. Ramesh Raskar: Imaging at a trillion frames per second. Light stopped completely for a minute inside a crystal: The basis of quantum memory. Scientists at the University of Darmstadt in Germany have stopped light for one minute. For one whole minute, light, which is usually the fastest thing in the known universe and travels at 300 million meters per second, was stopped dead still inside a crystal.

This effectively creates light memory, where the image being carried by the light is stored in crystals. Beyond being utterly cool, this breakthrough could lead to the creation of long-range quantum networks — and perhaps, tantalizingly, this research might also give us some clues on accelerating light beyond the universal speed limit. Back in 1999, scientists slowed light down to just 17 meters per second, and then two years later the same research group stopped light entirely — but only for a few fractions of a second. Earlier this year, the Georgia Institute of Technology stopped light for 16 seconds — and now, the University of Darmstadt has stopped light for a whole minute.

Quand la lumière devient matière : l'incroyable expérience enfin réalisée ? PHYSIQUE. Fabriquer de la matière à partir de la lumière - un phénomène quantique du monde subatomique - nul n'y était encore parvenu. Des chercheurs britanniques de l'Imperial College London ont annoncé avoir trouvé le moyen de parvenir à cette incroyable prouesse, dans un article paru dans la revue Nature ce dimanche ce 18 mai. Habituellement, dans les accélérateurs de particules, matière et antimatière s'annihilent spontanément en émettant des photons de haute énergie, mais une paire de photons peut-elle se transformer en matière ?

En théorie c'est possible, les physiciens Gregory Breit et John Wheeler l'avaient prédit en 1934 selon la célèbre équation d'Einstein E=mc² qui postule qu'énergie et matière sont deux entités équivalentes, m étant la masse et c étant la vitesse de la lumière. Si l'annihilation matière-antimatière survient fréquemment, l'opération inverse (c'est à dire la matérialisation) n'avait jamais été observée. Une expérience de collision de particules PHOTONS. Quantum Levitation. One weird theory could make anti-gravity and faster-than-light travel possible. "Famously, physicist John Reed noted in 2006 that some parts of the theory don't yield the exact quantities that Heim claimed they did, only to reverse his opinion the next year and publicly say he believed that Heim was onto something.

" More recently, Reed came to the conclusion that Heim's theory wasn't deriving the particle masses, but using them as inputs and then regurgitating them. (Among other evidence, it gives correct masses for particles whose masses were known in 1947, but not for those discovered later "I think I have some idea of what Heim did now. (I tried to link to the discussion on physforum where he wrote this, but the comment was flagged as spam.) First-ever human head transplant is now possible, says neuroscientist. Promotional posters for the new Everest movie recently appeared in New York City subway stations, and these days I travel to and from work with a strange lump in my throat.

Everest, which opens in wide release in the US today (Sept. 25), is based on the true story of how eight people died in a storm on the world’s tallest mountain in 1996. It’s the same story that Jon Krakauer told in his bestselling book Into Thin Air. It was, until last year, the most deadly accident in Mount Everest’s history. Then on April 18, 2014, an ice release killed 16 climbers on the mountain. And barely a year later, April 25, 2015 became the new deadliest day in Everest history, when a magnitude 7.8 earthquake killed nearly 9,000 people in Nepal, 21 of them in an avalanche at Everest Base Camp. I was there, and my feelings about it are still a mess of contradictions.

But when I watched the Everest trailer online a few weeks ago, I couldn’t stop shaking. I fretted about writing this article. “Earthquake?” 7 Totally Unexpected Outcomes That Could Follow the Singularity. Faster than light particles found, claim scientists | Science. It is a concept that forms a cornerstone of our understanding of the universe and the concept of time – nothing can travel faster than the speed of light. But now it seems that researchers working in one of the world's largest physics laboratories, under a mountain in central Italy, have recorded particles travelling at a speed that is supposedly forbidden by Einstein's theory of special relativity.

Scientists at the Gran Sasso facility will unveil evidence on Friday that raises the troubling possibility of a way to send information back in time, blurring the line between past and present and wreaking havoc with the fundamental principle of cause and effect. They will announce the result at a special seminar at Cern – the European particle physics laboratory – timed to coincide with the publication of a research paper (pdf) describing the experiment. The measurement amounts to the neutrinos travelling faster than the speed of light by a fraction of 20 parts per million. Reconstructing visual experiences from brain activity evoked by natural movies. - GallantLabUCB. Scientists Reconstruct Brains' Visions Into Digital Video In Historic Experiment. Dynamic Jupiter.

If Jupiter’s magnetosphere were in glow mode, it would be the largest structure visible in the night sky. Credit: NASA Aug 29, 2014 Could two dynamos made of hydrogen create Jupiter’s magnetosphere? Jupiter is the largest of all the planets. At 142,984 kilometers in diameter at its equator, it is so large that all the other planets could fit within its volume. Its magnetosphere extends outward for nearly 650 million kilometers, reaching beyond Saturn’s orbit. The most energetic of the trapped electrons radiate at radio frequencies. According to a recent press release, scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research in Göttingen created a computer model that they claim explains the origin of Jupiter’s magnetic field. It is significant that the announcement states that, “magnetic fields are always generated when electric currents flow”.

It is commonly thought that Earth’s magnetic field is created by “a circulating molten mass of iron and nickel”. Stephen Smith. The Holographic Universe. Are We Living in a Holographic Universe? This May Be the Greatest Revolution of the 21st Century. What if our existence is a holographic projection of another, flat version of you living on a two-dimensional "surface" at the edge of this universe? In other words, are we real, or are we quantum interactions on the edges of the universe - and is that just as real anyway? Whether we actually live in a hologram is being hotly debated, but it is now becoming clear that looking at phenomena through a holographic lens could be key to solving some of the most perplexing problems in physics, including the physics that reigned before the big bang,what gives particles mass, a theory of quantum gravity.

Aspect and his team discovered that under certain circumstances subatomic particles such as electrons are able to instantaneously communicate with each other regardless of the distance separating them. It doesn't matter whether they are 10 feet or 10 billion miles apart. Somehow each particle always seems to know what the other is doing. What does this mean for you? The Universe as a Hologram. The Holographic Universe. The Holographic Universe: 12 Keys for Higher Awareness. “It isn’t that the world of appearances is wrong; it isn’t that there aren’t objects out there, at one level of reality. It’s that if you penetrate through and look at the universe with a holographic system, you arrive at a different view, a different reality. And that other reality can explain things that have hitherto remained inexplicable scientifically: paranormal phenomena, synchronicities, the apparently meaningful coincidence of events.” – Karl Pribram in an interview in Psychology Today Believe it or not, the universe itself may be a giant hologram constructed in part by the human mind.

If this is true, this has vast implications on your perspectives about life. I have been reading The Holographic Universe by Michael Talbot in a classic book that connects science and spirituality. What Are Holograms? For a start, let’s understand what holograms are. The movie Star Wars offers a great illustration. The Scientists Behind the Theory of the Holographic Universe Body. Body-Mind. 1. 2. Japanese Scientists Create Touchable Holograms. To Our Faithful Current.com Users: Current's run has ended after eight exciting years on air and online. The Current TV staff has appreciated your interest, support, participation and unflagging loyalty over the years. Your contributions helped make Current.com a vibrant place for discussing thousands of interesting stories, and your continued viewership motivated us to keep innovating and find new ways to reflect the voice of the people.

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ICAACT. Robert Lanza » The Biocentric Universe Theory: Life Creates Time, Space, and the Cosmos Itself. Stem-cell guru Robert Lanza presents a radical new view of the universe and everything in it. NASA/ESA/A. Schaller (for STScI) The farther we peer into space, the more we realize that the nature of the universe cannot be understood fully by inspecting spiral galaxies or watching distant supernovas. It lies deeper. It involves our very selves. This insight snapped into focus one day while one of us (Lanza) was walking through the woods.

Is the web possible without the spider? Figuring out the nature of the real world has obsessed scientists and philosophers for millennia. For centuries, scientists regarded Berkeley’s argument as a philosophical sideshow and continued to build physical models based on the assumption of a separate universe “out there” into which we have each individually arrived. Some of the greatest physicists have described these results as so confounding they are impossible to comprehend fully, beyond the reach of metaphor, visualization, and language itself. BioprintingInfographic.jpg. L’etude de l’antimatiere peut-elle prouver le mythe des univers parallèles? - Introduction. Cern scientists suspect glimpse of Higgs boson | Science. Scientists may have caught their first glimpse of the elusive Higgs boson, which is thought to give mass to the basic building blocks of nature.

Researchers at the Large Hadron Collider at Cern, the European particle physics lab near Geneva, announced the findings at a conference on Friday. The world's most powerful atom smasher hunts for signs of new physics by slamming subatomic particles together at nearly the speed of light in an 18-mile round tunnel beneath the French-Swiss border. Speaking at the meeting, teams working on two of the collider's huge detectors, Atlas and CMS, independently reported unusual bumps in their data that could be the first hints of the particle. Physicists stressed that it was too early to know whether the signals were due to the missing particle. Bumps that look like new discoveries can be caused by statistical fluctuations in data, flaws in computer models and other glitches, they said.

How NASA might build its very first warp drive. I want to see this work as much as anyone else on io9, but every time I read an article on warp drive, I expend so much mental energy trying to wrap my head around the concept that my entire left hand side goes numb. Somewhere along the line my understanding of concepts such as the nature of Spacetime is deficient. Here's the problem. When I think about the idea of expanding the conceptual framework that describes the continuum between two abstract concepts, behind a spaceship, whilst contracting the conceptual framework that describes the continuum between two abstract concepts, in front of a spaceship; all I can think of is that this like saying that when in conversation with another person, I can reach out with my hand, grasp hold of the words that are coming out of that other persons mouth and fold them in half.

If someone could point me towards some legible books that I could buy that would help me understand where my understanding has gone wrong, I would be grateful. Thanks. NASA Warp Drive Project - "Speeds" that Could Take a Spacecraft to Alpha Centauri in Two Weeks. Parallel worlds exist: scientific evidence.

Dark Plasma Theory. Clarke's three laws. Clarke's Three Laws are three "laws" of prediction formulated by the British science fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke. They are: When a distinguished but elderly scientist states that something is possible, he is almost certainly right. When he states that something is impossible, he is very probably wrong.The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible.Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. Origins[edit] Clarke's First Law was proposed by Arthur C. The second law is offered as a simple observation in the same essay. The Third Law is the best known and most widely cited, and appears in Clarke's 1973 revision of "Hazards of Prophecy: The Failure of Imagination". A fourth law has been added to the canon, despite Sir Arthur Clarke's declared intention of not going one better than Sir Isaac Newton.

Snowclones and variations of the third law[edit] and its contrapositive: See also[edit] References[edit] Fiction-to-reality-timeline-infographic.jpg (Image JPEG, 1400x873 pixels) - Redimensionnée (91%) Isaac Asimov’s 1964 Predictions About 2014 Are Frighteningly Accurate. "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic" The Coming of The Nåno Åge... Nanotubes help cells pass messages. Blackest is the new black: Scientists develop a material so dark that you can't see it... - Science - News. The Measurement That Would Reveal The Universe As A Computer Simulation.

Finally! A Low Cost Solar Panel that Can See in the Dark. The Most Futuristic Predictions That Came True in 2012. Inventions and Ideas from Science Fiction Books and Movies at Technovelgy.com. Do Sci Fi attitudes reflect our times? Ecstasy Kills Cancer. Harvard Scientists Create Cyborg Tissue That Merges The Biologic And Electronic. Scientist Prove DNA Can Be Reprogrammed by Words and Frequencies. A chimp-pig hybrid origin for humans? Scientist Proves DNA Can Be Reprogrammed by Words and Frequencies.