Discovery of a huge, mysterious jade pendant could rewrite Maya history. Researchers have just published a paper on one of the most fascinating and mysterious Maya discoveries in recent years - a huge jade pendant that has a detailed story about the king it was made for etched into its back.
First uncovered back in 2015, researchers have now tentatively translated the inscriptions, and it turns out it's even more unusual than originally thought, and could rewrite our current understanding of Maya history. This type of T-shaped jade plate was worn on a king's chest during Maya religious ceremonies.
At 19 cm (7.4 inches) wide, 10 cm (4.1 inches) high, and 0.8 cm (0.3 inches) thick, this is the second largest Maya jade ever found in Belize. But it's also the first known to be inscribed with historical text - on the pendant's back, around 30 carved hieroglyphs reveal details about its first owner. "It was like finding the Hope Diamond in Peoria instead of New York," said lead researcher Geoffrey Braswell from the University of California, San Diego. Chiral superconductivity experimentally demonstrated for the first time.
(Phys.org)—Scientists have found that a superconducting current flows in only one direction through a chiral nanotube, marking the first observation of the effects of chirality on superconductivity.
Until now, superconductivity has only been demonstrated in achiral materials, in which the current flows in both directions equally. The team of researchers, F. The Next Big Bang: Human Consciousness & the Universe’s Ultimate Secret. Jim Stempel, New DawnWaking Times “The stream of human knowledge is heading toward a non-physical reality.
The universe begins to look more like a great thought than a great machine.” ~Sir James Jeans For at least two hundred years science has been telling us that any ideas of spirituality we might hold dear are little more than ignorant leftovers of a superstitious past – foolish relics. But the truth is, physics itself, that most foundational of all sciences, has now progressed far beyond that initial, dismissive assessment, to a conceptual worldview far more accepting of spirituality than ever before. NASA Actually Working on Faster-than-Light Warp Drive. You know that scene in the film Contact where the “Machine” is spooling up, its three spinning rings kicking out crazy light and an electromagnetic field powerful enough to pitch nearby Navy battleships sideways, as Ellie (Jodie Foster) waits, terrified, in her tiny spherical craft above the space-time bedlam, to plummet into the vortex?
Yeah, that’s not exactly how NASA’s envisioning faster-than-light space travel, but…wait, NASA’s working on faster-than-light travel? Isn’t that impossible? (MORE: Ultrafast Chips that Run on Light: Nanoswitch Breakthrough Brings Us Closer) Of course it is. Nothing can travel faster than light, right? NASA working on faster-than-light space travel, says warp drives are 'plausible' - ExtremeTech. Trekkies rejoice: while real breakthroughs in warp drive design haven’t happened yet, we’re moving closer to making faster-than-light travel truly feasible.
Researchers found that making adjustments to the design of a real-life warp drive first proposed by physicist Michael Alcubierre in 1994 significantly reduces the amount of energy required to power it. Alcubierre’s design called for an American football-shaped spacecraft with a flat ring attached to the ship. Space time would warp around it, accelerating the ship to as fast as 10 times the speed of light without the ship itself ever breaking the speed of light. This would make trips to local stars a relatively quick jaunt: a trip to Alpha Centauri — some four light years away from Earth — would take just shy of five months. Why does mass cause space-time to bend? It is clear that currently, no one knows the answer to this question with accuracy.
The following observations, however, may be relevant. Quantum mechanical theory indicates that zero is not a possible value of electromagnetic energy, and this is supported by the discovery of the Casimir Effect, which is interpreted as detecting wavelike energy in empty space. Quantum mechanics tells us that matter is composed of wavelike energy. It is not a great leap of logic to conclude that empty space and matter are the same thing, differing only in their energy states. Space Time Helix Unites Relativity and Particle Physics. There's a massive, glowing blob in the Universe, and a mystery source is lighting it up. Astronomers have discovered a vast, glowing blob of gas in the distant Universe, and they can't figure out what's actually lighting it up.
This glowing nebula is located at the centre of an enormous 'protocluster' of early galaxies some 10 billion light-years from Earth, and is the brightest cosmic object of its kind ever found. And yet, there's no obvious source of its power. The object, called an 'enormous Lyman-alpha nebula' (ELAN), is not only the brightest object of its kind found in the Universe - it's also one of the biggest, rivalling even the 'Slug Nebula', which stretches 2 million light-years through intergalactic space. "It's extremely bright, and it's probably larger than the Slug Nebula, but there's nothing else visible except the faint smudge of a galaxy," says one of team, J.