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New theory of how we move through time

New theory of how we move through time | Writing | Scoop.it

Associate Professor Dr Joan Vaccaro, of Griffith's Centre for Quantum Dynamics, has solved an anomaly of conventional physics and shown that a mysterious effect called 'T violation' could be the origin of time evolution and conservation laws.

"I begin by breaking the rules of physics, which is rather bold I have to admit, but I wanted to understand time better and conventional physics can't do that," Dr Vaccaro says.

 

"I do get conventional physics in the end though. This means that the rules I break are not fundamental. It also means that I can see why the universe has those rules. And I can also see why the universe advances in time."

 

In her research published in The Royal Society Dr Vaccaro says T violation, or a violation of time reversal (T) symmetry, is forcing the universe and us in it, into the future. "If T violation wasn't involved we wouldn't advance in time and we'd be stuck at the Big Bang, so this shows how we escaped the Big Bang.

 

"I found the mechanism that forces us to go to the future, the reason why you get old and the reason why we advance in time." "The universe must be symmetric in time and space overall. But we know that there appears to be a preferred direction in time because we are incessantly getting older not younger."

 

The anomaly Dr Vaccaro solves involves two things not accounted for in in conventional physical theories -- the direction of time, and the behavior of the mesons, which decay differently if time went in the opposite direction.

 

Experiments show that the behavior of mesons depends on the direction of time; in particular, if the direction of time was changed then their behavior would also," she says.

 

"Conventional physical theories can accommodate only one direction of time and one kind of meson behavior, and so they are asymmetric in this regard. But the problem is that the universe cannot be asymmetric overall.

 

"This means that physical theories must be symmetric in time. To be symmetric in time they would need to accommodate both directions of time and both meson behaviors. This is the anomaly in physics that I am attempting to solve."

 

Dr Vaccaro is presenting her work at the Soapbox Science event held in Brisbane as part of National Science Week, titled "The meaning of time: why the universe didn't stay put at the big bang and how it is 'now' and no other time."

 

Without any T violation the theory gives a very strange universe. An object like a cup can be placed in time just like it is in space.

"It just exists at one place in space and one point in time. There is nothing unusual about being at one place in space, but existing at one point in time means the object would come into existence only at that point in time and then disappear immediately.

 

"This means that conservation of matter would be violated. It also means that there would be no evolution in time. People would only exist for a single point in time -- they would not experience a "flow of time."

 

When Dr Vaccaro adds T violation to the theory, things change dramatically. "The cup is now found at any and every time," she says,

 

"This means that the theory now has conservation of matter -- the conservation has emerged from the theory rather than being assumed. Moreover, objects change over time, cups chip and break, and people would grow old and experience a "flow of time." This means that the theory now has time evolution.


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The Ultimate Guide to Lead Generation via Social Media

The Ultimate Guide to Lead Generation via Social Media | Writing | Scoop.it

Social media is so amazing for reading the news, connect with friends and meet new people - and for generating leads. Here is how to get it right.


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Daniel Watson's curator insight, May 25, 2:30 AM

 

Lead generation, is one of the most important tasks for any business owner, as without leads a business will quickly shrivel up and die. Fortunately, with the advent of social media, business owners now have access to lead generation methods that are timely, effective, and cost efficient. It is now beholden upon business owners, to learn to utilise social media to generate the leads they need, and this ultimate guide provides a good blueprint on how to get started.

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Social media is so amazing for reading the news, connect with friends and meet new people - and for generating leads. Here is how to get it right.
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Root Beer Is For Adults Again

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This is not your soda fountain’s root beer

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Marty Koenig's curator insight, July 24, 2015 11:19 AM

Makes great root beer floats!  Available at Total Beverage and Daveco in N. Denver area.

Donna Bryan's curator insight, July 24, 2015 1:43 PM

Love root beer floats, you?

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"Writing Is a Side Effect of Reading" An Interview With Cynan Jones, Part 1

"Writing Is a Side Effect of Reading" An Interview With Cynan Jones, Part 1 | Writing | Scoop.it
Cynan Jones's The Dig is one of the most taut, haunting reading experience you're likely to have this year. It juxtaposes two stories: the pastoral life of a farmer grappling with tragedy and a bad...
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5 Steps to Make the Writing Process Less Painful

5 Steps to Make the Writing Process Less Painful | Writing | Scoop.it

When you can send a prospect a well-crafted article that addresses his exact question, you've got a powerful tool. You'll get extra points if it's published in a major news source in your industry or has high engagement via social media.

 

So what is the best way to actually get pen to paper (or fingers to keys) and start laying out some prose? Given my seventh-grade love for alliteration, here are the five steps I use when trying to bring out my inner Hemingway: Environment, Exploration, Extraction, Expansion, and Editing....


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DrAlfonso Orozco C.'s curator insight, March 13, 2015 11:55 AM

9 Tips of Jeff.>>>>>>>>>> plus 5 Steps to make the Writing Process. El proceso para escribir mejor.

BJ Kurtz's curator insight, March 16, 2015 3:35 PM

I really like the first two. I think those are key.

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For us, writers

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4 Steps To A (Highly) Successful Blog

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4 Steps To A (Highly) Successful Blog

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Bonnie Burns's curator insight, November 11, 2014 11:35 AM

The topic for today: Blog posts

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Copywriting Tips for the Three Most Important Pages on Your Website

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Marshall Van Fleet's curator insight, February 18, 2014 7:50 AM

Here's some good advice Website copywriting advice for all you  Do It Yourselfers...

 

Make it a great day!

 

Marshall

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thanks @slideshare.net

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Business owners now realise the importance of having a website to showcase their business and its offerings, yet far too many have launched their websites into the digital space, without paying a lot of attention to the quality of the copywriting contained on the key pages.


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This excellent slideshare presentatation, identifies the three most important pages on a small business website, and it provides extensive copywriting tips to help these pages perform to expectations.

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50 things you don't know about non-fiction storytelling

"Storytelling is like sex" wrote David Mamet, "everyone can do it, some of us are better at it than others." After three years of studying non-fiction storytell

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Martin (Marty) Smith's curator insight, December 8, 2013 2:48 PM

Any 5 of these 50 tips can help you tell better stories. Oh, btw we are all storytellers know. The story is the Lego building block of content and content is the building block of everything.

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More young adults are living with their parents

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Across much of the developed world, researchers have found that more young adults are living at their parents' home for longer periods of time.

 

Across the European Union’s 28 member nations, nearly half (48.1%) of 18- to 34-year-olds were living with their parents in 2014, according to the EU statistical agency Eurostat.  The Scandinavian countries have the lowest rates, with Denmark coming in at 18.6%. Southern and eastern European countries tend to have higher rates, led by the former Yugoslav republic of Macedonia: 72.5% of 18- to 34-year-olds reportedly were living with their parents.


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, May 25, 9:30 AM

This isn't news because this trend gradually became a new part of the economic and cultural norms of the developed world--but the impact is enormous.  In the United States, more young adults live with parents than partners (for the first time in the 130 years that the statistic has been collected).  The world isn't what it was in 1880.  

32.1% of young adults in the U.S live with parents, and 48.1% of young adults in the European Union Union live with parents.   

 

Questions to Ponder: What are some contributing factors to this trend in the United States and Europe?  What does this say about housing costs, economic, and cultural conditions? 

 

Tags: socioeconomic, housingstatisticspopulation, cultural norms, culture.

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19 Mind-Blowing Tricks Every iPhone And iPad User Should Know - Buzzfeed

19 Mind-Blowing Tricks Every iPhone And iPad User Should Know - Buzzfeed | Writing | Scoop.it
You spend like half of your life on that thing. Time to figure out what it really does.

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Alfonso C. Betancort's curator insight, January 11, 2014 9:45 AM

A Few Usefull Tricks you, iPhone or iPad User, Will Put to Good Use. Easy to remeber and perform.

Sally Tilley's curator insight, January 22, 2014 9:53 PM

The 'Guided Access' tip is fabulous for teachers of T-2 grades who want to keep the students from changing apps or deleting things!

Thanks!

Conners Sales Group's curator insight, November 9, 2015 10:43 AM

Good tips, include a few I didn't know about.

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MindNote Mind Mapping App for iPads and Apple Watch -@ClassTechTIps

MindNote Mind Mapping App for iPads and Apple Watch -@ClassTechTIps | Writing | Scoop.it
Recently I shared some of my favorite apps for the writing process and here’s another to add to the list.  MindNote is a mind mapping app for iPads that lets users organize their ideas.  It can be used for a variety of tasks including character mapping, story brainstorming, and study support.  You might have students color code their outline to match a specific task or give students the freedom to organize their thinking as they conduct research or respond to a prompt.

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Jane Schmude's curator insight, July 22, 2015 7:01 AM

It's always good to know about the best apps for use with students.

 

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How to write better copy for your website - Part 1

How to write better copy for your website - Part 1 | Writing | Scoop.it
Writing copy for your website is hard. Writing good copy is even harder. Make your copy more readable and widely shared by writing for a lower reading age.
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12 Psychological Tricks You Can Use to Improve Your Productivity

12 Psychological Tricks You Can Use to Improve Your Productivity | Writing | Scoop.it

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donhornsby's curator insight, November 14, 2014 9:35 AM

(From the article): If your mind is dragging with negative thoughts, worry about what you need to do, or even shame or guilt over things you are doing wrong, you simply can’t be as productive. So get rid of those negative thoughts, fix the things that lead to a negative conscience, and get your mind clear!

Claude Emond's curator insight, November 15, 2014 8:49 PM

Being more productive: A little help from yourself!

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The Roberto Marzano’s 9 Effective Instructional Strategies Infographic

The Roberto Marzano’s 9 Effective Instructional Strategies Infographic | Writing | Scoop.it
The Robert Marzano's 9 Effective Instructional Strategies Infographic summarizes the 9 instructional strategies to improve students' learning.

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ozziegontang's curator insight, February 21, 2014 3:50 PM

For those that are lifelong learners  and in the learning mode as opposed to the knowing mode.  Let me count the ways to get a message across no matter what the age of the student is.

Rocio Watkins's curator insight, February 22, 2014 10:34 PM

Marzano's famous "Nine" continue to be the topic of many professional development agendas, and continue to deliver research-based and improved student outcomes.  A "must-know" for the teaching vocation.

Ness Crouch's curator insight, February 23, 2014 6:15 PM

This is a keeper!

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Brand New Deck from Rob Pratten in Brazil! Transmedia Storytelling: Trends for 2014

Presentation to EraTransmidia, Sao Paulo, Brazil on 5th Dec 2012.

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Jeni Mawter's curator insight, December 9, 2013 1:24 AM

Thanks Rob. Amazing how random moments can produce coherent narrative.