Coherent Schrödinger's cat still confounds The famous paradox of Schrödinger's cat starts from principles of quantum physics and ends with the bizarre conclusion that a cat can be simultaneously in two physical states – one in which the cat is alive and the other in which it is dead. In real life, however, large objects such as cats clearly don't exist in a superposition of two or more states and this paradox is usually resolved in terms of quantum decoherence. But now physicists in Canada and Switzerland argue that even if decoherence could be prevented, the difficulty of making perfect measurements would stop us from confirming the cat's superposition. Erwin Schrödinger, one of the fathers of quantum theory, formulated his paradox in 1935 to highlight the apparent absurdity of the quantum principle of superposition – that an unobserved quantum object is simultaneously in multiple states. He envisaged a black box containing a radioactive nucleus, a Geiger counter, a vial of poison gas and a cat.
Did they really detect the Higgs Boson? Space ships..... and eventually we are all going to die when the sun explodes. Without descending into physics nerd rage, I'll simply say that the LHC ended up costing around $9 billion, in order to discover part of the fundamental nature of the universe. It's now almost done that in the first 3 years of it's operation. The Tevatron collider, a predecessor to the LHC, recently closed down near Chicago.
Ecstasy Kills Cancer It may sound like a hoax, but it’s true: Recent studies show that a modified form of ecstasy kills 100% of blood cancer cells. While patient application is still a long way away, in test tube studies, the modified ecstasy killed all of leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma cells (as reported by the BBC). Your doctor probably won’t be telling you to take two hits of ecstasy anytime soon, but this exciting discovery gives hope to those suffering with blood cancers and calls into question once again our country’s perilous relationship with drugs and the true reasoning behind the ongoing War on Drugs. Ecstasy, aka MDMA (3,4-Methylenedioxymethamphetamine) is a designer club drug that the mainstream usually associates with all-night dance parties known as raves where young people dressed in neon fur suck on pacifiers and rub each other in waves of ecstatic pleasure.
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Make Your Own Biodiesel Processor In a world where environmental awareness is becoming increasingly important for individuals, businesses, and mankind as a whole, it's always important to be looking for ways to re-use waste and cut carbon emissions. Biodiesel is a great way to do this. You're reusing waste oil and reducing your impact on the environment. This Instructable will take you step-by-step through the process of making a BioDiesel processor.
What is the Higgs boson and why does it matter? - physics-math - 13 December 2011 Read full article Continue reading page |1|2 A version of this piece was originally commissioned by the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Science and Reason and also appears on their website RichardDawkins.net. Read more: "LHC sees hint of lightweight Higgs boson" Spirituality and Religion - Symbols, Meaning, Sacred Quest, Spiritual Awakening TweetShare “Isn’t this idea offensive to many adherents of different faiths and sects who believe they are following the only ‘real’ teaching?” First of all, I would say that they are right, they are following the only ‘real’ teaching. Because there’s only one real teaching – just different ways of expressing it. Here’s an example of what I mean: When Jesus tells his followers that the “only way to the Father is through me”, it’s absolutely true!
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.
Geothermal Dry Steam Power Plants Many early geothermal projects, such as The Geysers dry steam power plant in Northern California, depend on high temperature steam formations to directly provide the energy to drive power generator turbines. This type of formation is called a "dry steam" power plant because the steam is released from the pressure of a deep reservoir, through a rock catcher, and then past the power generator turbines. Dry steam reservoirs use the water in the earth's crust, which is heated by the mantle and released through vents in the form of steam.