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Scientists claim to have found evidence of ALIEN LIFE:

Scientists claim to have found evidence of ALIEN LIFE: | Science, Space, and news from 'out there' | Scoop.it

British scientists believe they have found evidence alien life after sending a balloon to the edge of space. The team of scientists sent a balloon 27km into the stratosphere and captured small biological organisms they say can only have come from space.

 

The group, headed up by astrobiologist Professor Chandra Wickramasinghe, claims the ‘seeds of life’ have been transported between planets by passing meteors.

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Life is not unique to earth and it didn't develop by mere chance out of a "primordial soup"...

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T. Blank's curator insight, September 19, 2013 10:47 PM

Well of course. The universe is teeming with life. Didn't anyone get the memo?

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Pollack Laboratory - Water and Cell Biology

Pollack Laboratory - Water and Cell Biology | Science, Space, and news from 'out there' | Scoop.it

The book, Cells, Gels and the Engines of Life builds on the central role of water for biology. It provides evidence that much of the water in the cell is very near to one or another hydrophilic surface and therefore ordered, and that cell behavior can be properly understood only if this feature is properly taken into account.


It goes on to show that seemingly complex behaviors of the cell can be understood in simple terms once a proper understanding of water and surfaces is achieved.


While the book is an award-winning best seller, it has aroused controversy because it questions some long-held basic features of cell function such as membrane channels and pumps. This steps on many scientific toes.


Many others have praised the insights obtained from building on a foundation of first principles (see book website above). One prominent reviewer from Harvard University opines that the book is “a 305 page preface to the future of cell biology.”

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Water is so important yet so little researched ... but here is some progress and it promises to revolutionise our understanding of biological processes. 

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▶ The Baltic Sea Anomaly and The Shag Harbour UFO/USO Incident - YouTube (6min)

▶ The Baltic Sea Anomaly and The Shag Harbour UFO/USO Incident - YouTube (6min) | Science, Space, and news from 'out there' | Scoop.it

The Baltic Sea anomaly is a 60-meter (200 ft) circular rock-like formation on the floor of the Baltic Sea.


The formation rests on a pillar and includes a structure similar in appearance to a staircase, leading to a dark hole.


The discovery was made on June 19, 2011 by the Swedish based "Ocean X Team"...

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Could it be a spaceship relic that has been sitting there at the bottom of the Baltic Sea for such a long time that it is barely recognisable any more?

Article with some more info here:
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Meet the electric life forms that live on pure energy - bacteria that metabolise electric energy...

Meet the electric life forms that live on pure energy - bacteria that metabolise electric energy... | Science, Space, and news from 'out there' | Scoop.it

Unlike any other living thing on Earth, electric bacteria use energy in its purest form – naked electricity in the shape of electrons harvested from rocks and metals. 


We already knew about two types, Shewanella and Geobacter.


Now, biologists are showing that they can entice many more out of rocks and marine mud by tempting them with a bit of electrical juice. Experiments growing bacteria on battery electrodes demonstrate that these novel, mind-boggling forms of life are essentially eating and excreting electricity.


The discovery of electric bacteria shows that some very basic forms of life can do away with sugary middlemen and handle the energy in its purest form – electrons, harvested from the surface of minerals. "It is truly foreign, you know," says Nealson. "In a sense, alien."

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Some bacteria can feed on electrons directly. They don't have to convert food to extract them, like we do.

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Rivers of Hydrogen Flowing through Space

Rivers of Hydrogen Flowing through Space | Science, Space, and news from 'out there' | Scoop.it

Astronomer D.J. Pisano from West Virginia University has discovered what could be a never-before-seen river of hydrogen flowing through space. This very faint, very tenuous filament of gas is streaming into the nearby galaxy NGC 6946 and may help explain how certain spiral galaxies keep up their steady pace of star formation. 

“We knew that the fuel for star formation had to come from somewhere. So far, however, we’ve detected only about 10 percent of what would be necessary to explain what we observe in many galaxies,” said Pisano. 


“A leading theory is that rivers of hydrogen – known as cold flows – may be ferrying hydrogen through intergalactic space, clandestinely fueling star formation. But this tenuous hydrogen has been simply too diffuse to detect, until now.”

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Space is full of hydrogen - it's the most abundant element (and the simplest) in the Universe. From hydrogen, all other elements are constructed... and the deep rock strata of earth contain hydrogen.


No wonder many planets have water ... just combine the hydrogen with some oxygen and you get heat (volcanoes?) and ... water.

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Quantum Gravity and the Holographic Mass - Haramein's Connected Universe Theory offers new explanation, prediction

Quantum Gravity and the Holographic Mass - Haramein's Connected Universe Theory offers new explanation, prediction | Science, Space, and news from 'out there' | Scoop.it

Nassim Haramein, Director of Research at the Hawaii Institute for Unified Physics (HIUP), has authored a paper titled “Quantum Gravity and the Holographic Mass,” which has been validated and published in the peer review journal, Physical Review and Research International. This paper discusses Haramein’s “Connected Universe” theory, which offers a new and alternative understanding of gravity through basic algebraic and geometric equations.


Haramein’s work indicates everything in the universe is connected, from the largest to the smallest scale, through a unified understanding of gravity. He demonstrates that it is the space that defines matter and not matter that defines space.


At the basis of Haramein’s research is a bold prediction about the charge radius of the proton, which was recently verified by experiment. Less than a month after Haramein sent his paper to the Library of Congress, the Paul Scherrer Institute in Switzerland released a new measurement for the size of the proton, confirming Haramein’s prediction.


Haramein’s approach could potentially unlock new discoveries in the areas of energy, transportation and even space travel.

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Great progress in physics!  


Nassim Haramein's successful prediction, in a published paper, of exact parameters of the proton may have important implications for energy production, transport and space travel...

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Civilians in Abandoned McDonald’s Seize Control of Wandering Space Satellite

Civilians in Abandoned McDonald’s Seize Control of Wandering Space Satellite | Science, Space, and news from 'out there' | Scoop.it
For the first time in history, an independent crew is taking control of a NASA satellite and running a crowdfunded mission.


Their mission control console is a refurbished flat screen and some parts found on eBay. Yes, this is really happening.


The satellite had been built for longevity with very simple technology. To get it back would simply be like trying to make concrete with the original Roman recipe. In other words, they’d need a few outdated parts, but it could definitely be done.


“What’s so hard about that?” Mr. Cowing remembers asking.


Two weeks later, they began a crowdfunding campaign that would beat its $125,000 goal and go on to raise $160,000. Within another six weeks, a small team was in Puerto Rico, running around Arecibo Observatory running tests, hoisting a transmitter into place with a helicopter, ready to make contact.


In the mean time, they’ll be constantly taking in solar weather data — and then sharing it with everyone.


An Open Source Satellite


Until now, when NASA wanted to conduct research, they’d collect data and disappear with it for a few months before publishing. But the data from ISEE-3 is going to be available to anyone who wants access to it. It’s a spacecraft funded by the public, and available for the public.


“We’re allowing anybody who is interested and has a computer to be able to do something with the data,” Mr. Cowing said.

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Sepp Hasslberger's curator insight, August 10, 6:51 PM

Can an abandoned satellite still be useful? A group of open source enthusiasts think so, and they are ready to prove it... they will share their solar weather data.

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Amazing New Photo of Rosetta Comet - NASA Science

Amazing New Photo of Rosetta Comet - NASA Science | Science, Space, and news from 'out there' | Scoop.it
As the European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft closes to within 1000 km of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, the Rosetta science team has released a new image and made the first temperature measurements of the comet's core. The temperature data show that 67P is too hot to be covered in ice and must instead have a dark, dusty crust.
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This is a pretty interesting mission - it may in time help lay the "dirty snowball" hypothesis of comets to rest...

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The Secret Of Eldorado - TERRA PRETA - YouTube video (60min)

In this documentary a legendary civilization thought to be too good to be true on the basis of the stories told by the Spanish explorer Francisco de Orellana, is found to be a real part of history. We can separate fact from fiction here, in that the golden riverbanks the Spaniard told of, were not golden as with precious metal strewn along them, but with something far more precious; CROPS !! 


It is a wonder headlines like CULTIVATION SHOCK: STARVATION IS OVER FOREVER, or GOLD ? BRING ME CHARCOAL AND I WILL BRING U ALL U CAN EAT !! did not appear immediately, and the governments of every nation brought together in celebration of the answer to questions like: Can we feed ourselves ??


Two words .. .. TERRA PRETA !!!


One mission . . . charcolize organic matter and return it to the Earth with the proper care, and the whirlwind we reap will be a happy one!

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So interesting - this is about agriculture in the Amazon basin, about how to do it without degrading the soil. 

We can learn from the ancient civilisation of amazonian indians, and initiate a golden age ... without poisons and without genetic modification techniques. 

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Compressions, The Hydrogen Atom, and Phase Conjugation

Compressions, The Hydrogen Atom, and Phase Conjugation | Science, Space, and news from 'out there' | Scoop.it

Is Golden Ratio-optimized phase-conjugation the way that multiple compression waves converge constructively? Thus, the origin of spin (vorticity) solved, and in the process, the origin of all centripetal forces, including gravity?

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It is good to see some work being done on implosion/compression as opposed to the explosion/decompression phase we use to almost exclusively power our energy generating machines...

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Nasa Reveals Latest Designs For a Star Trek Style Spacecraft - YouTube

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of course this NASA design is still very speculative ... not something we can build tomorrow...

http://jalopnik.com/the-painful-truth-about-nasas-warp-drive-spaceship-from-1590330763 ;

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T. Blank's curator insight, July 5, 2:30 PM

Interesting

Eric Chan Wei Chiang's curator insight, July 14, 3:25 AM

The design and technology for a superluminal spacecraft is still very speculative. An article describing the technology has previously been scooped here: http://sco.lt/7aoHBJ

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▶ "Neutron Star" Refutes Its Own Existence | Space News - YouTube (8min)

A team of scientists studying the x-ray emissions of a so-called neutron star tell us that the existing theoretical models cannot explain what they are seeing.


Astronomers say that neutron stars are very small yet massively dense objects that spin at incredibly fast speeds with rotation periods no more than hundreds of seconds and sometimes faster than a dentist drill.


However, according to new research, a so-called neutron star has been observed with a rotation period of 5.4 hours, an anomalously slow speed. The neutron star is also unusual in that it is pared to form a binary with a red giant and the magnetic field of the neutron star is incredibly strong.


No one has ever seen a neutron star, and they are an inferred entity. Wal Thornhill weighs in with his thoughts regarding how the Electric Universe model could explain ...

Sepp Hasslberger's insight:

Cosmologists are stuck on gravity being the only relevant force in the formation and the behavior of stellar objects. That means they cannot explain many of the observed phenomena. 

Wal Thornhill's electric universe theory, though not perfect, comes much closer to describing reality. 

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Giant Oceans Hidden Under Pluto's Moon Charon?

Giant Oceans Hidden Under Pluto's Moon Charon? | Science, Space, and news from 'out there' | Scoop.it

“By comparing the actual New Horizons observations of Charon to the various predictions, we can see what fits best and discover if Charon could have had a subsurface ocean in its past, driven by high eccentricity.”


The other two moons with surfaces with evidence for ocean interiors are Jupiter’s moon Europa and Saturn’s moon Enceladus.

Sepp Hasslberger's insight:

This is interesting in connection with the other recent news of the discovery of huge amounts of water on earth at several hundred km of depth...

We obviously don't have a clear picture of what is going on underneath the surface of moons and planets - the theory of how planets form is in question. 

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Surprisingly strong magnetic fields can match black holes' pull: Long-neglected magnetic fields have an unexpected presence

Surprisingly strong magnetic fields can match black holes' pull: Long-neglected magnetic fields have an unexpected presence | Science, Space, and news from 'out there' | Scoop.it

A new study of supermassive black holes at the centers of galaxies has found magnetic fields play an impressive role in the systems' dynamics. In fact, in dozens of black holes surveyed, the magnetic field strength matched the force produced by the black holes' powerful gravitational pull.


"This paper for the first time systematically measures the strength of magnetic fields near black holes," says Alexander Tchekhovskoy, the Berkeley Lab researcher who helped interpret the observational data within the context of existing computational models. "This is important because we had no idea, and now we have evidence from not just one, not just two, but from 76 black holes."


Tchekhovskoy says the new results mean theorists must re-evaluate their understanding of black-hole behavior. "The magnetic fields are strong enough to dramatically alter how gas falls into black holes and how gas produces outflows that we do observe, much stronger than what has usually been assumed," he says. "We need to go back and look at our models once again."

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The caption of the image reads: "A computer simulation of gas (in yellow) falling into a black hole (too small to be seen). Twin jets are also shown with magnetic field lines."


I don't know why those scientists insist on calling the incoming magnetic vortices "jets" of expelled material. The vortices, caused by extremely fast rotation of a mass, are an indicator of the presence of strong magnetic fields, which are now for the first time being recognized to exist. Gravity is not the only force active in star formation...

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Surprisingly strong magnetic fields can match black holes' pull: Long-neglected magnetic fields have an unexpected presence

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Wilhelm Reich Documentary Film Project

Wilhelm Reich Documentary Film Project | Science, Space, and news from 'out there' | Scoop.it

Austrian born Wilhelm Reich, M.D. (1897-1957) was a brilliant psychoanalytic student of Sigmund Freud and a neuro-psychiatric student of Nobel laureate Julius Wagner-Jauregg. 


Reich's wide-ranging social, medical and scientific work included promoting sexual health, standardizing and advancing therapeutic techniques, analyzing the psychology of fascism as manifested in both Nazism and Communism, conducting cellular research, investigating the origin of cancer and other diseases, developing experimental treatments for terminal cancer patients, and carrying out innovative climate research.


Tragically his books and published research journals were banned and burned by the United States government in 1956 and 1960, and Reich died in a Federal penitentiary in 1957.


For decades Reich’s ideas and work have been carelessly and dishonestly misrepresented in the academic, medical and scientific communities, as well as in the media and on the Internet—including Wikipedia—by those whose knowledge of Reich is not based on accurate information.


Finally, a factually accurate, full-length documentary film about Reich has been meticulously researched and written, and a serious effort is now underway to fund this film.

Sepp Hasslberger's insight:

It wouldn't be bad perhaps, to have some accurate information on what happened in those days and why Reich's scientific research was considered so dangerous that it had to be suppressed even going to the length of burning all his books and research papers, quite apart from Reich's death in prison.

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Harvard University says it can't afford journal publishers' prices

Harvard University says it can't afford journal publishers' prices | Science, Space, and news from 'out there' | Scoop.it

University wants scientists to make their research open access and resign from publications that keep articles behind paywalls


Robert Darnton, director of Harvard Library told the Guardian: "I hope that other universities will take similar action. We all face the same paradox.


We faculty do the research, write the papers, referee papers by other researchers, serve on editorial boards, all of it for free … and then we buy back the results of our labour at outrageous prices.


"The system is absurd, and it is inflicting terrible damage on libraries... We simply cannot go on paying the increase in subscription prices.


In the long run, the answer will be open-access journal publishing, but we need concerted effort to reach that goal."


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Scientific research results at outrageous prices... when will the open publishing revolution take place?

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New research reveals civilization is older than previously thought

New research reveals civilization is older than previously thought | Science, Space, and news from 'out there' | Scoop.it

What if everything you've been taught about the origins of civilization is wrong?


Be it that certain pieces of our history have been intentionally hidden, or that we have yet to discover and realize the true story of our past, new archaeological and geological discoveries are revealing that sophisticated civilizations have likely existed in prehistoric times.


"Everything we've been taught about the origins of civilization may be wrong. Old stories about Atlantis and other great lost civilizations of prehistory, long dismissed as myths by archaeologists, look set to be proved true." 


~ Danny Natawidjaja, PhD, senior geologist with the Research Centre for Geotechnology at the Indonesian Institute of Sciences

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Slowly evidence is emerging that our human history isn't exactly as we have been taught ...

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Is there really plankton clinging to the outside of the space station?

Is there really plankton clinging to the outside of the space station? | Science, Space, and news from 'out there' | Scoop.it

A Russian official claims that samples collected by cosmonauts show evidence of sea plankton on the outside of the International Space Station, news agencies are reporting.


Cosmonauts on the orbiting outpost have allegedly discovered trace amounts of sea plankton and other microscopic organisms living on the outside of the station, exposed to the vacuum of space, according to a news story quoting space station official Vladimir Solovyov.


"The unique appearance and structure of the P. aeruginosa biofilms formed in microgravity suggests that nature is capable of adapting to nonterrestrial environments in ways that deserve further studies, including studies exploring long-term growth and adaptation to a low-gravity environment."


Researchers have also discovered microbes in Earth's upper atmosphere. In 2013, scientists reported that they found a large number of many kinds of microorganisms in the atmosphere 5 to 10 miles (8 to 16 kilometers) above the planet's surface, according to Space.com sister site Live Science.

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Space isn't necessarily devoid of all life. Some forms can hibernate to survive, others are tough enough to (slowly) thrive...

 

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Occult Science: Sonoluminescence - Video on YouTube (3min)

Sonoluminescence is the emission of short bursts of light from imploding bubbles in a liquid when excited by sound.

Sonoluminescence can occur when a sound wave of sufficient intensity induces a gaseous cavity within a liquid to collapse quickly. This cavity may take the form of a pre-existing bubble, or may be generated through a process known as cavitation.


Sonoluminescence in the laboratory can be made to be stable, so that a single bubble will expand and collapse over and over again in a periodic fashion, emitting a burst of light each time it collapses.


For this to occur, a standing acoustic wave is set up within a liquid, and the bubble will sit at a pressure anti-node of the standing wave. The frequencies of resonance depend on the shape and size of the container in which the bubble is contained.

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Interesting - I didn't know you can make a single sonoluminescence bubble repeat its expansion and collapse rapidly and so create the appearance of a constant light source.

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'We're in orbit!' Rosetta becomes first spacecraft to orbit comet with video (4min)

'We're in orbit!' Rosetta becomes first spacecraft to orbit comet with video (4min) | Science, Space, and news from 'out there' | Scoop.it
After a 10-year chase taking it billions of miles across the solar system, the Rosetta spacecraft made history Wednesday as it became the first probe to rendezvous with a comet on its journey around the sun.
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Are comets snowballs or are they just rocks?


Rosetta is orbiting now and there is a new more detailed photo of the comet...

I think we will be learning some real new things from this mission. 

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NASA Scientists Claim "Impossible" Space Travel Engine Could Actually Work | IFLScience

NASA Scientists Claim "Impossible" Space Travel Engine Could Actually Work | IFLScience | Science, Space, and news from 'out there' | Scoop.it

While some may say that nothing is impossible, that is a word that has been frequently used by experts to describe SPR Ltd’s EmDrive. To some, EmDrive is crazy, junk science that will never amount to anything; however, its inventor Roger Shawyer has stuck by it resolutely and insists that this novel spacecraft propulsion system works.


EmDrive is a highly efficient propellant-less propulsion system that converts microwave energy into thrust inside a sealed chamber. Such a system would be a complete game changer in spaceflight; it could dramatically cut the cost of satellites and space stations, extend the lives of spacecrafts and drive deep-space missions.

more at http://www.iflscience.com/technology/nasa-scientists-claim-impossible-space-travel-engine-could-actually-work#fIR0rScvf8dyGY8Z.99

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Time to take space tech beyond rockets?

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Sepp Hasslberger's curator insight, August 4, 5:43 PM

Time to take space tech beyond rockets?

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Io, The Electrified Moon | Principia Scientific Intl

Io, The Electrified Moon | Principia Scientific Intl | Science, Space, and news from 'out there' | Scoop.it

Take a good look at the volcano on Jupiter’s moon Io.  These images were taken by the New Horizons spacecraft as it swung past the moon back in 2007.

Does the large volcano look like any volcano you’ve ever seen before?


Where’s the ash?  Where’s the smoke?  Where’s the rivers of lava? 

Why isn’t the ground under the plume glowing from molten chunks of rock? Where are the pyroclastic flows?

Why is the plume made up of filaments instead of clouds? 

Why is the plume glowing blue?
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A volcanic plume on Jupiter moon IO that doesn't look like a volcano at all. 

Some say it's caused by electric discharges ... that might be.

Being located at the moon's pole, the cupola of blue light in the photograph may well tell a story of a lit-up interior. Through a polar opening, which is a common feature on many planets and moons, some of the light (and heat) it seems becomes visible on the outside...

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T. Blank's curator insight, July 27, 1:21 PM

Would love to go there ;)

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Have We Been Interpreting Quantum Mechanics Wrong This Whole Time? | Science | WIRED

Have We Been Interpreting Quantum Mechanics Wrong This Whole Time? | Science | WIRED | Science, Space, and news from 'out there' | Scoop.it

For nearly a century, “reality” has been a murky concept. The laws of quantum physics seem to suggest that particles spend much of their time in a ghostly state, lacking even basic properties such as a definite location and instead existing everywhere and nowhere at once. Only when a particle is measured does it suddenly materialize, appearing to pick its position as if by a roll of the dice.


This idea that nature is inherently probabilistic — that particles have no hard properties, only likelihoods, until they are observed — is directly implied by the standard equations of quantum mechanics. But now a set of surprising experiments with fluids has revived old skepticism about that worldview. The bizarre results are fueling interest in an almost forgotten version of quantum mechanics, one that never gave up the idea of a single, concrete reality.


The experiments involve an oil droplet that bounces along the surface of a liquid. The droplet gently sloshes the liquid with every bounce. At the same time, ripples from past bounces affect its course. The droplet’s interaction with its own ripples, which form what’s known as a pilot wave, causes it to exhibit behaviors previously thought to be peculiar to elementary particles — including behaviors seen as evidence that these particles are spread through space like waves, without any specific location, until they are measured.

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The behavior of quanta may be a lot less weird than we have been told ... this article is an interesting discussion of an ongoing series of experiments that highlight two different interpretations of what's happening in the sub-microscopic world of quanta.

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Alan Watts on the Difference Between Belief and Faith

Alan Watts on the Difference Between Belief and Faith | Science, Space, and news from 'out there' | Scoop.it

"We must here make a clear distinction between belief and faith, because, in general practice, belief has come to mean a state of mind which is almost the opposite of faith. Belief, as I use the word here, is the insistence that the truth is what one would “lief” or wish it to be. The believer will open his mind to the truth on the condition that it fits in with his preconceived ideas and wishes.


Faith, on the other hand, is an unreserved opening of the mind to the truth, whatever it may turn out to be. Faith has no preconceptions; it is a plunge into the unknown.


Belief clings, but faith lets go.


In this sense of the word, faith is the essential virtue of science, and likewise of any religion that is not self-deception."

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Wish that scientists had more faith...

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Dr. David Lewis at AutismOne: An Insider’s View of Scientific Integrity in a State of Crisis

Dr. David Lewis at AutismOne: An Insider’s View of Scientific Integrity in a State of Crisis | Science, Space, and news from 'out there' | Scoop.it

On Friday, May 23, Dr. David Lewis delivered a powerful talk entitled: Science For Sale: How the U.S. Government Controls Science to Support its Policies. Dr. Lewis is an internationally recognized research microbiologist, formerly with the EPA’s Office of Research and Development.


Dr. Lewis states:


“The government hires scientists to support its policies; industry hires them to support its business; and universities hire them to bring in grants that are handed out to support government policies and industry practices.


Organizations dealing with scientific integrity are designed only to weed out those who commit fraud behind the backs of the institutions where they work.


The greatest threat of all is the purposeful corruption of the scientific enterprise by the institutions themselves. The science they create is often only an illusion, designed to deceive; and the scientists they destroy to protect that illusion are often our best.”


Sepp Hasslberger's insight:

This is a general phenomenon with science today - it is not restricted to the area of health...


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Sepp Hasslberger's curator insight, June 19, 1:44 PM

So true - science has become an instrument of government policy and of coinciding high powered business interests. 

Research areas and results are skewed to forwarding goals that have nothing to do with science itself... 

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Earth may have underground 'ocean' three times that on surface

Earth may have underground 'ocean' three times that on surface | Science, Space, and news from 'out there' | Scoop.it

... a vast reservoir of water, enough to fill the Earth’s oceans three times over, may be trapped hundreds of miles beneath the surface, potentially transforming our understanding of how the planet was formed.


The water is thought to be locked up in a mineral called ringwoodite about 660km (400 miles) beneath the crust of the Earth. Geophysicist Steve Jacobsen from Northwestern University in the US co-authored the study published in the journal Science and said the discovery suggested Earth’s water may have come from within, driven to the surface by geological activity, rather than being deposited by icy comets hitting the forming planet as held by the prevailing theories.


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Water at hundreds of kilometers of depth - three times more than the water contained in the oceans on the surface - that sounds to me like they have discovered the ocean on the inside of the earth's crust.


might the earth be hollow after all?

http://www.unmuseum.org/hollow.htm ;

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NASA's New Horizons Pluto-Kuiper Belt probe observed that Charon, Pluto's moon may have underground oceans beneath its icy surface. This could suggest the presence of extraterrestrial life. Read the Scoop here: http://sco.lt/8o1ElV

 

This new finding may also cause climate change models to revise their predictions of sea level rise. Read related Scoops below:

http://www.scoop.it/t/aquascaping-and-nature/?tag=Climate+Change

John Myers's comment, July 18, 5:08 PM
Not hollow as the water is contained within a mineral. Funny how this makes the global flood stories possible..."the well springs of the deep broke forth". Don't shoot me...just an observation! Maybe ancient people weren't so ignorant.
Sepp Hasslberger's comment, July 22, 11:24 AM
"the water is contained within a mineral" - that's conjecture. They know there's water, but no one could go down there to see, so whether it's an ocean or is in a mineral we don't really know.