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Supercomputer takes 40 minutes to model one second of human brain activity
The findings have encouraged scientists who said that once exascale computers are developed, it could be possible to simulate the entire brain on a neural scale.
UPI News, 13th January 2014
Jan. 13 (UPI) -- The Japanese supercomputer K Computer successfully calculated and created a simulation of just one second of human brain activity, taking 40 minutes to do so.

The K computer, the fourth most powerful computer in the world, used its 705,024 processor cores and 1.4 million GB of RAM to process the data, but still took 40 minutes to process a single second of human brain activity.

Researchers were using an open source software called Neural Simulation Technology to replicate a neuronal network consisting of 1.73 billion neurons and 10.4 trillion synaptic connections.

Comment:
Is there any need to comment....



New evidence that plants get their energy using quantum entanglement
i09 News, 11th January 2014
Biophysicists theorize that plants tap into the eerie world of quantum entanglement during photosynthesis. But the evidence to date has been purely circumstantial. Now, scientists have discovered a feature of plants that cannot be explained by classical physics alone — but which quantum mechanics answers quite nicely.
n The fact that biological systems can exploit quantum effects is quite astounding. In a way, they’re like mini-quantum computers capable of scanning all possible options in order to choose the most efficient paths or solutions. For plants, this means the ability to make the most of the energy they receive and then deliver that energy from leaves with near perfect efficiency.

Comment:
So when will biologists widely admit that humans can do exactly the same thing?



Scientists Discover a Jewel at the Heart of Quantum Physics
Wired News, 11th December 2013
Physicists reported this week the discovery of a jewel-like geometric object that dramatically simplifies calculations of particle interactions and challenges the notion that space and time are fundamental components of reality.

“This is completely new and very much simpler than anything that has been done before,” said Andrew Hodges, a mathematical physicist at Oxford University who has been following the work.

The revelation that particle interactions, the most basic events in nature, may be consequences of geometry significantly advances a decades-long effort to reformulate quantum field theory, the body of laws describing elementary particles and their interactions. Interactions that were previously calculated with mathematical formulas thousands of terms long can now be described by computing the volume of the corresponding jewel-like “amplituhedron,” which yields an equivalent one-term expression.

Comment:
I have already blogged about this before A Jewel at the Heart of Quantum Physics, September 2013, but I just want to repeat that this new geometric version of quantum field theory gives a tremendous amount of credibility to a few lonely mystics and scientific philosophers who knew the truth and who made an effort to teach others.



Humans do NOT come from Earth – and sunburn, bad backs and pain during labour prove it, expert claims
Daily Mail, 14th November 2013
•A U.S. ecologist says conditions such as bad backs and sunburn suggest humans did not evolve alongside other life on Earth

•In a new book, Dr Ellis Silver says aliens put humans our planet as recently as tens of thousands of years ago

•He suggests the Earth might be a prison planet, since humans seem to be a naturally violent species and are here until we learn to behave ourselves

A U.S. ecologist has claimed that humans are not from Earth but were put on the planet by aliens tens of thousands of years ago.


Dr Ellis Silver points to a number of physiological features to make his case for why humans did not evolve alongside other life on Earth, in his new book. They range from humans suffering from bad backs - which he suggests is because we evolved in a world with lower gravity – to getting too easily sunburned and having difficulty giving birth.

Comment:
Many people with metaphysical beliefs would agree with this assessment, maybe those who have studied ancient knowledge might also agree. What surprises me is why more people don't make the connection to those who claim to be the direct offspring of 'divine' beings and hence think they have a right to rule... Yes, and that includes info in the Bible that seems to preserve some interesting info about 'gods' who behave like sociopaths...



Atomic Weight Changed for 19 Elements
Live Science, 24th September 2013
Nineteen elements on the periodic table — including gold, cadmium, arsenic and aluminum — are getting their atomic weights adjusted.

The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) announced that they've approved new weights for the elements thanks to more precise measurements and better calculations of the abundance of certain isotopes (atoms of an element with different numbers of neutrons).

The standard atomic weight is the average mass of an element in atomic mass units. One atomic mass unit, or amu, is equal to 1/12 the mass of a single carbon-12 atom. (To put that in perspective, a single carbon atom is roughly equal to 5.857 × 10^-26 ounces.)

Comment:
Hmmmmm..... I am not a chemist but they have even made a change for gold yet in June 2013 the article below stated gold was stable... Some honest expert opinion is need to help us confirm what is going on... my best guess was that the impact of more cosmic rays is now becoming noticeable, see archives BUT now they have altered gold I am wondering again...
  • Atomic weights of 10 elements to be altered
    The adjustments planned for the Periodic Table of the Elements will more accurately reflect the nature of 10 types of atoms, including carbon, nitrogen and oxygen.
    Los Angeles Times, 14th December 2010 Flashback!
    Call it Extreme Makeover: Chemistry Edition.

  • Atomic Weights Tweaked for 5 Elements
    Live Science, 14th June 2013 Flashback!
    Standard atomic weights, those numbers emblazoned under the elements on the periodic table, were once thought of as unchanging constants of nature.

    But researchers have tweaked the atomic weights of five elements — magnesium, bromine, germanium, indium and mercury — in a new table published by the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC).

    To calculate standard atomic weight, scientists have traditionally averaged the weights of the stable variations of an element known as isotopes. [...]

    Standard atomic weight also depends on how common an element's stable isotopes are. In other words, the more plentiful an isotope, the more it will influence the average. But the abundance of an isotope can also vary from place to place on Earth, leading to differences in an element's atomic weight depending on its context. [...]

    The changes aren't unprecedented. In 2010, the IUPAC replaced standard atomic weights with intervals for hydrogen, lithium, boron, carbon, nitrogen, oxygen, silicon, sulfur, chlorine and thallium. Elements like fluorine, aluminum, sodium and gold have just one stable isotope and thus do not exhibit variations in their atomic weights.



A Jewel at the Heart of Quantum Physics
Quanta Magazine, 17th September 2013
Physicists have discovered a jewel-like geometric object that dramatically simplifies calculations of particle interactions and challenges the notion that space and time are fundamental components of reality.

“This is completely new and very much simpler than anything that has been done before,” said Andrew Hodges, a mathematical physicist at Oxford University who has been following the work.

The revelation that particle interactions, the most basic events in nature, may be consequences of geometry significantly advances a decades-long effort to reformulate quantum field theory, the body of laws describing elementary particles and their interactions. Interactions that were previously calculated with mathematical formulas thousands of terms long can now be described by computing the volume of the corresponding jewel-like “amplituhedron,” which yields an equivalent one-term expression.

“The degree of efficiency is mind-boggling,” said Jacob Bourjaily, a theoretical physicist at Harvard University and one of the researchers who developed the new idea. “You can easily do, on paper, computations that were infeasible even with a computer before.” [...]

The amplituhedron looks like an intricate, multifaceted jewel in higher dimensions. Encoded in its volume are the most basic features of reality that can be calculated...

Comment:
This announcement is very significant for those who have seriously considered that our universe is the product of information as explained in the book, Reality Revealed: The Theory of Multidimensional Reality (1978), by authors Douglas Vogt and Gary Sultan. I was convinced enough to provide a brief introduction in my book to support other metaphysical insights concerning the nature of our reality, but other recent announcements re diamond crystals and quantum computing have only strengthened the case.



Quantum paradox seen in diamond
Real-life version of Zeno's ancient Greek conundrum could advance quantum computing.
Nature, 20th August 2013
A quantum effect named after an ancient Greek puzzle has been observed in diamond, paving the way for the use of diamond crystals in quantum computer chips. The quantum Zeno effect gets its name from the Greek philosopher Zeno of Elea, who lived in the fifth century bc and suggested that if the position of a flying arrow is well-defined for a moment of time, then it makes no progress in that moment, and so can never reach its destination.

In the quantum version of the arrow paradox, theoretical physicists posited in 1977 that if a quantum system is measured often enough, its state will be unable to progress, as if it were true that 'a watched pot never boils'. The hypothesis arises from a fundamental postulate of quantum theory, which says that measuring a property of an object, such as its position, affects its state. The quantum Zeno effect was first observed experimentally in 1989 in laser-cooled ions trapped by magnetic and electric fields1.

Comment:
I think this is a status update from the April 2012 article Quantum computer built inside a diamond.



Researchers debunk myth of right-brain and left-brain personality traits
EarthSky News, 15th August 2013
For years in popular culture, the terms left-brained and right-brained have come to refer to personality types, with an assumption that some people use the right side of their brain more, while some use the left side more.

Chances are, you’ve heard the label of being a “right-brained” or “left-brained” thinker. Logical, detail-oriented and analytical? That’s left-brained behavior. Creative, thoughtful and subjective? Your brain’s right side functions stronger —or so long-held assumptions suggest.

Comment:
New Agers I have come across use the left-brain/right-brain dichotomy to create a false division of spirituality... If you are right-brained you are automatically more spiritual and a closed down mind and thinking capacity is the ultimate goal. For some, being spiritual becomes a nice cover to mask being dumb and ignorant.



First experimental signs of a New Physics beyond the Standard Model
Phys.Org, 31st July 2013
The Standard Model, which has given the most complete explanation up to now of the universe, has gaps, and is unable to explain phenomena like dark matter or gravitational interaction between particles. Physicists are therefore seeking a more fundamental theory that they call "New Physics", but up to now there has been no direct proof of its existence, only indirect observation of dark matter, as deduced, among other things, from the movement of the galaxies. Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2013-07-experimental-physics-standard.html#jCp

Comment:
The physics is interesting for some but Joaquim Matias's strange t-shirt is fascinating...



Scientists Finally Discover The Function of the Human Appendix
Political Blind Spot, 22nd July 2013
It has long been regarded as a potentially troublesome, redundant organ, but American researchers say they have discovered the true function of the appendix. The researchers say it acts as a safe house for good bacteria, which can be used to effectively reboot the gut following a bout of dysentery or cholera.

The conventional wisdom is that the small pouch protruding from the first part of the large intestine is redundant and many people have their appendix removed and appear none the worse for it. Scientists from the Duke University Medical Centre in North Carolina say following a severe bout of cholera or dysentery, which can purge the gut of bacteria essential for digestion, the reserve good bacteria emerge from the appendix to take up the role.

Comment:
Well there you go...



Ball lightning strikes twice in southern Russia?
Sott.net, 5th July 2013
The following excerpts come from Russia news sources concerning an apparent incidence of 'Ball Lightning' a month ago on June 5, 2013, in the village of Emanzhelinka, which lies 50 km south of Chelyabinsk, site of the overhead cometary explosion in Russia on 15th of February this year.

Comment:
Ball lightning is still quite rare so this report is interesting.



Atomic Weights Tweaked for 5 Elements
Live Science, 14th June 2013
Standard atomic weights, those numbers emblazoned under the elements on the periodic table, were once thought of as unchanging constants of nature.

But researchers have tweaked the atomic weights of five elements — magnesium, bromine, germanium, indium and mercury — in a new table published by the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC).

To calculate standard atomic weight, scientists have traditionally averaged the weights of the stable variations of an element known as isotopes. [...]

Standard atomic weight also depends on how common an element's stable isotopes are. In other words, the more plentiful an isotope, the more it will influence the average. But the abundance of an isotope can also vary from place to place on Earth, leading to differences in an element's atomic weight depending on its context. [...]

The changes aren't unprecedented. In 2010, the IUPAC replaced standard atomic weights with intervals for hydrogen, lithium, boron, carbon, nitrogen, oxygen, silicon, sulfur, chlorine and thallium. Elements like fluorine, aluminum, sodium and gold have just one stable isotope and thus do not exhibit variations in their atomic weights.

Comment:
Hmmm.... I think the interesting part is: why are isotopes varying around Earth to the extent that this can no longer be ignored? Well, I think the problem is due to cosmic rays and space weather.
"Nuclear reactions triggered by cosmic rays can alter the isotopic composition of not only nonterrestrial but also terrestrial materials. This effect in terrestrial samples is normally negligible, mainly because of effective shielding against cosmic rays by the Earth’s magnetosphere and atmosphere."
T. B. COPLEN, ATOMIC WEIGHTS OF THE ELEMENTS 1999, 2001 IUPAC, Pure and Applied Chemistry 73, 667–683
The problem is we no longer have effective shielding, the European Space Agency have been kind enough to tell us Earth's magnetic cosmic shield is sometimes full of holes but have declined to tell us specifically just what percentage of the time the inhabitants of Earth are being fried with cosmic rays. Whatever, this seems to be in line with other elements and scientific parameters changing. So, do we have more solid evidence that the very basis of our reality is changing? Is the answer blowing in the solar, cosmic and galactic wind?



Simple theory may explain dark matter
Phys.Org News, 10th June 2013
Most of the matter in the universe may be made out of particles that possess an unusual, donut-shaped electromagnetic field called an anapole.

This proposal, which endows dark matter particles with a rare form of electromagnetism, has been strengthened by a detailed analysis performed by a pair of theoretical physicists at Vanderbilt University: Professor Robert Scherrer and post-doctoral fellow Chiu Man Ho. An article about the research was published online last month by the journal Physics Letters B.

"There are a great many different theories about the nature of dark matter. What I like about this theory is its simplicity, uniqueness and the fact that it can be tested," said Scherrer.

In the article, titled "Anapole Dark Matter," the physicists propose that dark matter, an invisible form of matter that makes up 85 percent of the all the matter in the universe, may be made out of a type of basic particle called the Majorana fermion. The particle's existence was predicted in the 1930's but has stubbornly resisted detection. [...]

"Most models for dark matter assume that it interacts through exotic forces that we do not encounter in everyday life. Anapole dark matter makes use of ordinary electromagnetism that you learned about in school – the same force that makes magnets stick to your refrigerator or makes a balloon rubbed on your hair stick to the ceiling," said Scherrer.

Comment:
Basically, these physicists are suggesting a simple solution that talks about reinterpreting the basic laws of electromagnetism that some physicists confess that we don't understand properly anyway... This sounds very positive to me...



Energy companies testing "liquid air" as a means of storing backup electricity
Phys.Org News, 22nd May 2013
(Phys.org) —Highview Power Storage, a British company that develops energy storage systems for utility companies has received $18 million in funding from several backers to investigate the use of "liquid air" as a means of storing electricity for backup purposes. Liquid air is air that has been chilled to the point of liquefying—when warmed it expands, allowing for the possibility of driving turbines to create electricity.

Comment:
All of a sudden, relying on the current system of electricity supply is looking foolhardy and alternatives are now imperative.



Physicist Proposes New Theory of Gravity—Gravity Does Not Exist
The Epoch Times, 20th April 2013
Professor Eric Verlinde, 48, a respected string theorist and a professor of physics at the Institute of Theoretical Physics at the University of Amsterdam, proposed a new theory of gravity as reported by the New York Times on July 12, 2010. He argued in a recent paper, titled “On the Origin of Gravity and the Laws of Newton” that gravity is a consequence of the laws of thermodynamics. Reversing the logic of 300 years of science, his contention is that gravity is an illusion that has caused continued turmoil among physicists, or at least among those who profess to understand it. [...]

“We’ve known for a long time gravity doesn’t exist,” Dr. Verlinde said, “It’s time to yell it.”

Comment:
Apparently, this is not a heretic... maybe, a few physicists are tired of defending an out of date theory but I am not sure about his proposal.....



Texas A&M Researcher Helps Discover an "Almost Psychic" Photonless Communication
Texas A&M University, 18th April 2013
COLLEGE STATION -- In the bizarre world of quantum physics, objects can be in more than one place at a time and future events can change the past. New research involving a Texas A&M University professor makes that microscopic realm even a bit stranger.

Quantum physicist M. Suhail Zubairy, along with a post-doctoral fellow and Saudi researchers, have discovered a form of "almost psychic communication" in which information can be exchanged between two parties without any physical particles traveling between them. [...]

It's long been assumed in physics that for information to travel in empty space between two parties, Alice and Bob, physical particles have to travel between them. But by using a series of beam splitters, the researchers created a setup in which information can be exchanged between Alice and Bob without any photons -- tiny units of electromagnetic light -- actually passing through the communication channel, introducing what Zubairy calls a "new paradigm" in quantum communication.

Comment:
Oh how interesting.... This reminds me of my favourite heretical idea of a background quantum field that maintains 'environmental' information that can be tapped into... Whatever, the experiment actually just encapsulates what we already know MUST already be going on, based on an assortment of quantum experiments conducted over decades, I call it silent communication...



A Whiff of Dark Matter on the ISS
NASA Science News, 15th April 2013
[...] On April 3rd, researchers led by Nobel Laureate Samuel Ting of MIT announced that the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer, a particle detector operating onboard the International Space Station since 2011, has counted more than 400,000 positrons, the antimatter equivalent of electrons. There’s no danger of an explosion, but the discovery is sending shock waves through the scientific community. [...]

"These data show the existence of a new physical phenomenon," wrote Ting and colleagues in an article published in the Physical Review Letters. "It could be a sign of dark matter." [...]

But where do the positrons come from? The Universe is almost completely devoid of antimatter, so the positron fraction of cosmic ray electrons--as much as 10%--is a little surprising.[...]

One idea is dark matter. Astronomers know that the vast majority of the material Universe is actually made of dark matter rather than ordinary matter. They just don't know what dark matter is. It exerts gravity, but emits no light, which makes it devilishly difficult to study.

A leading theory holds that dark matter is made of a particle called the neutralino. Collisions between neutralinos should produce a large number of high-energy positrons, which the AMS should be able to detect with unprecedented sensitivity.

"The accuracy of our measurements is 1%, which is excellent, and we have statistics unmatched by any other spacecraft," says Ting. "So far the evidence supports the hypothesis of dark matter. But," he cautions," it does not rule out another possibility--pulsars."

Comment:
According to a previous report in 2009, by the CERN Courier, there were already three experiments suggesting that there is an additional supply of electrons and positrons with higher than expected energies being detected around our planet, see Fermi measures the spectrum of cosmic-ray electrons and positrons. This is not like a gamma-ray burst or a magnetar blast that last for very short periods of time, this seems to be detection of something more permanent happening in the spacetime (aethers) around our planet and it is not going away. It seems that we might be able to join the dots and make the connection with the arrival of New Energy coming in from deep space and massive changes that have already been documented as happening in our solar system and around our planet in the last 20+ years. Simply, for those most interested in reality, this is a big deal.
  • Precision measurement of the positron fraction in primary cosmic rays in the energy interval 0.5-350 GeV with the AMS-02 detector on the International Space Station
    INFN, 8th April 2013
    Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS-02) is a general purpose high energy particle detector which was successfully deployed on the International Space Station (ISS) on May 19, 2011 to conduct a unique long duration mission of fundamental physics research in space. The results of the AMS experiment on the primary positron fraction in the energy range from 0.5 to 350 GeV are presented. Events have been collected in the first 18 months of data taking, for a total statistics of ~6 million electrons and ~600,000 positrons. The data show that the positron fraction is steadily increasing from 10 to ~250 GeV. The positron fraction spectrum shows no structure and the positron to electron ratio shows no observable anisotropy.

    Comment:
    I think that the lack of anisotropy (the property of being anisotropic; having a different value when measured in different directions) implies this is a detection of dark matter and not the planet getting slammed from a pulsar as big astrophysical source of electrons and positrons.... But why the excitement, has something changed?

  • Viewpoint: Positrons Galore
    Physics News, 3rd April 2013
    [...] With so many experiments pointing to an excess of antimatter, we’re now in a position to ask the following: Where does it come from? This may take a while to resolve. There are many theoretical scenarios, all with enough uncertainties that they seem endlessly adaptable to every quirk, kink, or hint of structure in the positron spectrum. One can invoke energetic gamma rays that convert into electron-positron pairs in the vicinity of the magnetic poles of pulsars [7]. One can imagine that positrons are produced in the decay of radioisotopes within a cosmic accelerator, say a supernova remnant [8]. And, there is the exciting possibility that all of these experiments have seen the “smoking gun” signal of dark matter particles annihilating in the galactic halo [6].

    Comment:
    This is quite an easy read on the subject and highly informative. I suppose the big question is: why is the detection of high energy positrons causing excitement right now.... has something fundamental changed?


Mysteriously Shrinking Proton Continues to Puzzle Physicists
Live Science News, 13th April 2013
DENVER — The size of a proton, long thought to be well-understood, may remain a mystery for a while longer, according to physicists. Speaking today (April 13) at the April meeting of the American Physical Society, researchers said they need more data to understand why new measurements of proton size don't match old ones.

"The discrepancy is rather severe," said Randolf Pohl, a scientist at the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics. The question, Pohl and his colleagues said, is whether the explanation is a boring one — someone messed up the measurements — or something that will generate new physics theories. [...]

Most exciting of all, the discrepancy could reveal some new physics not explained by the dominant physics theory, the Standard Model. Perhaps there is something unknown about how muons and electrons interact with other particles, said John Arrington, a physicist at Argonne National Laboratory in Illinois.

One possibility is that photons aren't the only particles that carry forces between particles — perhaps an unknown particle is in the mix, causing the proton-measurement discrepancies.

Comment:
I think the most exciting notion is a new particle sneaking into the orbit of a proton... This would signify a major change in our understanding of reality, I am happy to wait and find out exactly if this is a real.



Alan Turing's Universal Machine is named greatest British innovation of the 20th Century
Daily Mail, 26th March 2013
The 'universal machine' is the theoretical basis for all modern computers Alan Turing created the theory in a paper 'on computable numbers' in 1936 After WWII, Turing made the first designs for a stored-program computer

Mathematician Alan Turing's theoretical basis for all modern computers known as the 'universal machine' has been voted the greatest British innovation of the past century in a new poll. The famous computer scientist came up with the theory, on which all modern computing is based, in a paper 'on computable numbers' in 1936.

He described a device that would read symbols on a tape and proposed that the tape could be used to program the machine. However it was not until later that Turing’s ideas were realised as practical machines. The 'universal machine' came top of a poll to find the greatest British innovation of the past 100 years.

Comment:
I stuck with the Daily Mail because there is a nice selection of images.



Student finds incubators have wildly varying magnetic fields
Phys.Org News, 18th March 2013
Lucas Portelli, a doctoral student in the University of Colorado Boulder's Department of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering, wanted to know how electromagnetic fields affect living things.

To find the answer, he went about building experiments. He tried to test the impact of the fields on E. coli, on cancer cells, on fruit flies and even on mice. But he quickly ran into a problem: The magnetic fields in the biological incubators he was using weren't consistent. In fact, they weren't even close. [...]

The findings—published this month in the journal Bioelectromagnetics—showed the problem was indeed extremely widespread and that the magnitude of magnetic fields could vary by orders of magnitude between incubators and even within the same incubator.

The results matter because they offer another possibility for explaining why cells sometimes behave differently when grown in identical incubators. Biologists have assumed that those differences, including rates of growth and death, are due to natural variation but it's possible that differing exposures to magnetic fields may play a role.

Comment:
I wrote in the latest version of Tuning the Diamonds that Marsha Hancock Adams had the problem of unexplained variability in biological experiments 40 years ago and she came to hypothesize that it was due to strong electromagnetic signals that occur as precursor signals to earthquakes... Today the planet is in a tremendous flux, geomagnetic and electromagnetic instability (NASA's spacequakes) that is being caused by extreme space weather so I imagine the situation of inconsist geomagnetic environments fields in the biological incubators is now far worse. The issue is: why is it that 40 years later, this young lad decides the situation is too ridiculous and does something about it? It really makes you think that there are plenty of people out there who have no interest in quality research.... Btw, humans are a collection of (60 - 90) trillion cells and those cells need the protection of a strong intrinsic human energy field... something I have neglected to point out for a while...



The Primer Fields Part 1
YouTube, 17th December 2012

In this video series the currently accepted theories of physics and astrophysics are shaken to the core by a radical new theory of the fundamental forces in all matter.

You will be amazed as a magnetic model of the dome at CERN is used to create a 100 mm diameter plasma Sun with a 300 mm diameter equatorial disc of plasma around it!

All the plasma videos are actual footage with no enhancement or manipulation other than speed. In other words, this is real thing. Hard to believe, but it is all true.

Comment:
I was recently sent details of The Primer Fields series of video presentations of experiments that imply the existence of toroidal shaped magnetic fields as a fundamental feature of our reality. This series of steel ball experiments is recommended for people who have read my books, Tuning the Diamonds & The Electrotechnics of the Heavens. Again, we have a physicist who does not agree with the scientific consensus and has spent 6 years experimenting and has now applied for a patent. I am not sure this is completely new because there are many other physicists and scientists who also disagree with the conventional theory of electromagnetism that is riddled with inconsistencies. Whatever, experiments are not enough, written theory and mathematical proof is also required. Dave La Point's latest patent information is not public and his promised new paper is not available for viewing on the internet just yet, BUT he seems to be a legitimate plasma physicist and another older patent for one of his inventions is readily available, see Power Generation Device. However, what is most interesting is the reaction of Electric Universe theorists and supporters on the Thunderbolts forum. Some immediately tried to pick holes, patronise and generally be obnoxious because many of them operate with a cult mentality and that everyone posting should express Thunderbolts EU group-think. Eventually, David LaPoint posted to address the issues in some of the comments there. Once he told them he was a plasma physicist, the thread soon dried up, quite interesting to see.. See the thread, The Primer Fields?. On Jan 23rd 2013, Dave La Point posted on the Thunderbolts forum and wrote:
Furthermore. I am a plasma physicist as you can see. I know very well what a Z-pinch is. Please do not make comments that I don't realize I made a Z-pinch. To those who actually worked with Z-pinches a comment like that makes the whole EUT look really bad. What I made is not a Z-pinch at all. NOT AT ALL. Trying to say it does makes you look really really bad. Sorry, but it does. It makes those who really know how a Z-pinch really works pay no attention to anything else you say. I am sorry, but that is how these guys think.

Source: The Primer Fields? Page 4
I think that these videos are going to inspire a lot of people to copy and prove that bowl-shaped (toroidal) magnetic fields exist and they do have unique properties. Certainly, this work if proven is likely to make a significant contribution to our understanding of magnetism and fits better with other physicists like Bibhas De who believes that the magnetic field is the ultimate constituent of all matter and energy.

This made me laugh...
"I guess astronomers will now start looking for Black Bowls."
So, so funny... Btw, be warned! These videos are for slow learners and might send you to sleep in parts...


Bizarre Star-Shaped Gravity Waves Created
Live Science, 22nd February 2013
Star-shaped waves can form in vibrating tanks of liquid oil, researchers say. [...] o uncover new, remarkable nonlinear waves, scientists experimented with circular and rectangular tanks containing about two-fifths of an inch (1 centimeter) of silicon oil. Researchers placed the tanks on shakers to vibrate the fluid. Scientists then observed that the liquid contained gravity waves — oscillations due to gravity pulling downward and vibrations pushing upward.

A new type of gravity wave eventually resulted, which alternated in shape between stars and polygons — for instance, between a five-pointed star and a five-sided pentagon. The researchers could change the shapes of these stars and polygons by altering the strength and frequency of the vibrations.

Comment:
If you have read my book Tuning the Diamonds: Electromagnetism & Spiritual Evolution or know some esoteric knowledge/sacred geometry, then this article should be of interest...



Electric Charge Keeps Bubbles Alive for Hours
Discovery News, 25th February 2013
Anyone who has ever made bubbles knows the joy of a big one and the instant disappointment when it pops. A bubble is made of fluid layered between two thin films of soap that eventually succumb to gravity. And it usually happens within seconds.

But there’s a way to make bubbles last much longer, maybe even for hours. Researchers from the University of Lyon in France found that if they trapped a bubble between two platinum electrodes and delivered a charge, the soap flowed upward against gravity. The bubble’s walls became thicker and more stable and even changed colors.

But there’s a way to make bubbles last much longer, maybe even for hours. Researchers from the University of Lyon in France found that if they trapped a bubble between two platinum electrodes and delivered a charge, the soap flowed upward against gravity. The bubble’s walls became thicker and more stable and even changed colors.

The research gives new insight into the strange world of fluid dynamics and could help improve experiments with lab-on-a-chip technologies.

Comment:
This appears to be the basic science that explains plasma bubbles seen at many different scales of magnitude from nebulua sized to bubbles seen at the edge of our solar system and bubbles that appear in Earth's atmosphere and interfere with GPS signals and even bubbles appearing near ground level these days, see archives... Then of course we have the orbs and the experimentation to create artficial plasma spheres in the laboratory. Some relevant research is outlined in the following quote:
In 2003 physicists; Erzilia Lozneanu and Mircea Sanduloviciu of Cuza University, Romania, described in their research paper Minimal Cell System created in Laboratory by Self-Organization (published in Chaos, Solitons & Fractals, volume 18, page 335), how they created plasma spheres in the laboratory that can grow, replicate and communicate - fulfilling most of the traditional requirements for biological cells. They are convinced that these plasma spheres offer a radically new explanation of how life began and proposed that they were precursors to biological evolution. The researchers studied environmental conditions similar to those that existed on the Earth before life began, when the planet was enveloped in electric storms that caused ionized gases to form in the atmosphere. They inserted two electrodes into a chamber containing a low-temperature polarized plasma of argon - a gas in which some of the atoms have been split into negatively-charged electrons and positively-charged ions. They applied a high voltage to the electrodes, producing an arc of energy that bolted across the gap between them, like a miniature lightning strike. Sanduloviciu says this electric spark caused a high concentration of ions and electrons to accumulate at the positively charged electrode, which spontaneously formed spheres. The evolved sphere appears as a stable, self-confined, layered, luminous and nearly spherical body - much like the "orbs" described in the paranormal literature and discussed below. The amount of energy in the initial spark governed their size and lifespan. Sanduloviciu grew spheres from a few micrometers to up to three centimeters in diameter.
Source: Plasma Life Forms – Spheres, Blobs, Orbs and Subtle Bodies by Jay Alfred
See archives for more information on plasma bubbles.



It’s (Almost) Alive! Scientists Create a Near-Living Crystal
Wired News, 1st February 2013
Three billion years after inanimate chemistry first became animate life, a newly synthesized laboratory compound is behaving in uncannily lifelike ways.

The particles aren’t truly alive — but they’re not far off, either. Exposed to light and fed by chemicals, they form crystals that move, break apart and form again. “There is a blurry frontier between active and alive,” said biophysicist Jérémie Palacci of New York University. “That is exactly the kind of question that such works raise.” [...]

Their experiments are rooted in the researchers’ interest in self-organizing collective behaviors, which are easier to study in controlled particle form than in schooling fish or flocking birds. Each particle is made from a microscopic cube of hematite, a compound consisting of iron and oxygen, sheathed in a spherical polymer coat. One corner is left exposed.

Under certain wavelengths of blue light, hematite conducts electricity. When the particles are placed in a hydrogen peroxide bath under blue light, chemical reactions catalyze around the exposed tips. Chaikin notes that life is difficult to define, but can be said to possess metabolism, mobility, and the ability to self-replicate. His crystals have the first two, but not the last.

Some scientists think that life’s building blocks once existed in such a form, bouncing back and forth for millions of years until coalescing in configurations that possessed the ability to copy themselves. Add slight imperfections in the copies — mutations, in other words — and the necessary conditions for natural selection and evolution would be fulfilled. Inasmuch as it’s possible to say what might have happened billions of years ago, the rest was evolutionary history.>

Comment:
I suppose we are back to the philosophical question of what defines life... Plasmas are are described as 'life-like', so what does that say about the cosmos or heavens that is 99.999% plasma? I see consciousness and life as being the same thing and it is graded by the quality of the energy/information supply. This might be the lowest form of life being provided by an input of light and electricity but it is still life. For those who have read my book and my promotion of the Theory of Multi-dimensional Realiy by Vogt and Sultan, the life-like behaviour might be a direct result of the hematite's being magnetic and thus able to carry the most life enhancing information. The image icon is a little reminder of the 10 years of the dusty plasma crystal experiments on the ISS.



Garlic Proven 100 Times More Effective Than Antibiotics, Working In A Fraction of The Time
Waking Times, 28th January 2013
A significant finding from Washington State University shows that garlic is 100 times more effective than two popular antibiotics at fighting disease causing bacteria commonly responsible for foodborne illness.

Their work was published recently in the Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy a follow-up to the author’s previous research in Applied and Environmental Microbiology which conclusively demonstrated that garlic concentrate was effective in inhibiting the growth of C. jejuni bacteria.

Garlic is probably nature’s most potent food. It is one of the reasons people who eat the Mediterranean diet live such long healthy lives. Garlic is also a powerful performer in the research lab.

Comment:
Hmmm.... So, those who refused to play along with the pharmaceutical industry and tried as much as they could to self-medicate with herbs and medicinal foods were not cranks after all, especially now that we are facing a disaster scenario due to antibiotic resistance, see Antibiotic Apocalypse Looming, Warns Health Chief Sally Davies. This could have been avoided if more doctors had prescribed antibiotics more sparingly and people had not kept running to the doctor to obtain a sledgehammer to crack a nut... I suppose the Russians refer to garlic as Russian penicillin because it was cheap, easily available and provided the same function...



Man grows new nose in his arm
A British businessman who lost his nose to skin cancer is having a new one grown in his arm using stem cells, in a pioneering procedure.
The Telegraph, 23rd January 2013



How the Universal Gravitational Constant Varies
Science Set Free, 15th January 2013
Are the constants really constant? The measured values continually change, as I show in my book Science Set Free (The Science Delusion in the UK). They are regularly adjusted by international committees of experts know as metrologists. Old values are replaced by new “best values”, based on the recent data from laboratories around the world. [...]

In 1998, the US National Institute of Standards and Technology published values of G taken on different days, revealing a remarkable range. On one day the value was 6.73, a few months later it was 6.64, 1.3% lower. (The references for all the data cited in this blog are given in Science Set Free/The Science Delusion).

In 2002, a team lead by Mikhail Gershteyn, of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, published the first systematic attempt to study changes in G at different times of day and night. G was measured around the clock for seven months, using two independent methods. They found a clear daily rhythm, with maximum values of G 23.93 hours apart, correlating with the length of the sidereal day, the period of the earth’s rotation in relation to the stars.

Gershteyn’s team looked only for daily fluctuations, but G may well vary over longer time periods as well; there is already some evidence of an annual variation.

Comment:
The issue is the denial... I presume that scientists realise that there is evidence of a cosmic source that is more fundamental to the make-up of our reality that fluctuates and thus interacts with and affects every mass on this planet...



Big Bang under the microscope
Phys.org News, 2nd January 2012
Phys.org)—(Phys.org)—Scientists have replaced the telescope with the microscope: Using the similarities between the structure of a crystal and the state of the cosmos in the early universe, they have explored a yet unconfirmed phenomenon, the formation of cosmic strings. These so-called "topological defects" are believed to have formed as the universe expanded shortly after the Big Bang.

Studying the formation and early development of the universe is difficult as neither can be recreated in the laboratory. Instead, cosmologists and astrophysicists depend on gigantic telescopes orbiting in space. With these they observe the cosmic microwave radiation, which is a kind of echo of the Big Bang and can reveal important information about early universe processes. But recently materials scientists have entered the field of cosmology and gained new insights using more simple earth-based supercomputers and microscopes. [...]

Spaldin and Fiebig, together with their research groups, have tackled a fundamental question of cosmology using a small crystal of a material called yttrium manganite. The crystal first attracted the researchers' attention because of its so-called multiferroic behavior, in which the electric charges and magnetic dipoles arrange themselves spontaneously. The scientists discovered that, very surprisingly, the spontaneous arrangement of the electric charges follows the same rules that describe the universe during its early expansion – in fact at the time when the universe split into matter and the forces keeping it together.

Comment:
In my efforts to integrate information, it seems we are back to some basics, with these scientists studying electric charges and magnetic dipoles arranging themselves spontaneously whilst following the same rules that describe the universe during its early expansion... My interest here is the link with dispersion patterns and I am wondering if there is a link with so-called lightcodes or phosphenes, as patterns of charge distribution might explain their origin.



Avian flu virus learns to fly without wings
New Scientist, 21st December 2012
Potentially fatal bird flu viruses can spread on the wind, a hitherto suspected but unproven route of transmission. Usually, people catch bird flu through close physical contact with each other or, much more commonly, with infected poultry.

The newly identified capacity for wind to spread it opens up a potential route by which the viruses can spread between farms. The finding came about after Dutch researchers studied an outbreak of the avian flu strain H7N7 in poultry on Dutch farms in 2003, which resulted in 89 confirmed human infections including one death. Computer models showed that wind patterns at the time of the outbreak explain how different genetic variants of H7N7 ended up on different farms (Journal of Infectious Diseases, doi.org/j3b).

Comment:
Viruses can originate from space where they are manufactured in a comet or in comet tails and arrive in our atmosphere from a cometary fragment that explodes in our atmosphere. (BUT there is a lot of bacteria held in suspension in the upper atmosphere and scientists tell us that this bacteria is held up by strong electric fields and can act as condensation nuclei... therefore, some of this bacteia drops in rainfall on our heads too...) So, it looks like scientists are presuming that airbourne viruses have mutated from viruses already on Earth and are getting carried in the wind but this is just one scenario, it is not the complete picture... Due to a lot of perplexing falls of gunk in recent years, (see archives) scientists are getting a lot more vocal and declare that new unrecognisable viruses and organisms are most likely coming from space. For more background info, see the work of scientists who have been advocating the theory of Panspermia for decades and this includes Nobel Prize winners. Currently Prof. Chandra Wickramasinghe is a leading proponent.



Magnets kill cancer cells in lab
The Irish Independent, 7th October 2012



Incredibly Effective Protection from Fukushima Nuclear Radiation Effects
Natural Society, 26th September 2012
A special study conducted by Dr. Atsuo Yanagisawa, M.D., Ph.D., from the Japanese College of Intravenous Therapy (JCIT) took a group of men working on the Fukushima site and administered 25,000 mg (milligrams) or 25 grams of vitamin C as a pretreatment prior to half of the men entering the area. What you’re about to learn is that this measure of protection may be one of the best when dealing with nuclear radiation effects.

A Solution to Fukushima’s Nuclear Radiation Effects

After their hazardous work, thorough medical evaluations determined they were clear of DNA damage and precancerous indicators that would have otherwise occurred from the radiation. The untreated workers showed DNA damage and precancerous indicators, but they received a similar post treatment protocol for a couple of months and recovered completely.

The Japanese College’s work and findings were supressed because TEPCO, the firm that owns the Fukushima plant, the Japanese government, and Japanese media all have ignored them and their science based advice.

Comment:
This is a very interesting article report. It seems double Nobel prize winner Linus Pauling who was condemned as a 'quack' because he advocated the use of high doses of vitamin C to treat many diseases, is being vindicated once again...

Vitamin C, Linus Pauling was right all along. A doctor's opinion
Medical News Today, 17th August 2004



Giant Viruses Are Ancient Living Organisms
Laboratory Equipment, 14th September 2012
A new study of giant viruses supports the idea that viruses are ancient living organisms and not inanimate molecular remnants run amok, as some scientists have argued. The study may reshape the universal family tree, adding a fourth major branch to the three that most scientists agree represent the fundamental domains of life.

The new findings appear in the journal BMC Evolutionary Biology.[...]

The researchers also found that viruses appear to be key “spreaders of information,” Caetano-Anollés says.

“The protein structures that other organisms share with viruses have a particular quality, they are (more widely) distributed than other structures,” he says. “Each and every one of these structures is an incredible discovery in evolution. And viruses are distributing this novelty,” he says.

Most studies of giant viruses are “pointing in the same direction,” Caetano-Anollés says. “And this study offers more evidence that viruses are embedded in the fabric of life.”

Comment:
Hmmm... As I implied in my latest Book Review: Virus of the Mind, I think viruses have an aetheric counterpart... The implications of this article are such that scientific evidence might suggest that these "ancient living organisms" have evolved in ways we can't imagine.... a virus consciousness exists that perpetuates itself and is still busy as key “spreaders of information”.... It seems I am not the only one who is wondering about the metaphysical implications..... see, ATS Giant Viruses Are Ancient Living Organisms.



No magic show: Real-world levitation to inspire better pharmaceuticals
Argonne National Laboratory, 12th September 2012
It’s not a magic trick and it’s not sleight of hand – scientists really are using levitation to improve the drug development process, eventually yielding more effective pharmaceuticals with fewer side effects.

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory have discovered a way to use sound waves to levitate individual droplets of solutions containing different pharmaceuticals. While the connection between levitation and drug development may not be immediately apparent, a special relationship emerges at the molecular level.[...]

The acoustic levitator uses two small speakers to generate sound waves at frequencies slightly above the audible range – roughly 22 kilohertz. When the top and bottom speakers are precisely aligned, they create two sets of sound waves that perfectly interfere with each other, setting up a phenomenon known as a standing wave.

At certain points along a standing wave, known as nodes, there is no net transfer of energy at all. Because the acoustic pressure from the sound waves is sufficient to cancel the effect of gravity, light objects are able to levitate when placed at the nodes.

Comment:
Of course, this has caused some excitement in the blogosphere with all the believers in levitation in general re-affirming their beliefs. Well, it is old news that a Dr. Jarl, a Swedish doctor in 1939 traveled into Tibet and witnessed Buddhist monks using traditional sound techniques to levitate heavy rocks.[They used drums and giant trumpets made of resonant metal alloys, in combination with concave piezoelectric stone transducers to focus the sounds produced.] Of course, when Jarl arrived home with the video proof, the English Scientific Society for which he was working confiscated the two films and declared them classified. Quite frankly, it is most likely how the pyramids were built.... For the complete story see, The Mystery of Edward Leedskalnin - Coral Castle & Focused Infrasound Pulsations Levitate Piezoelectric Stones [PHOTOS].



Acoustic levitation
YouTube, 12th September 2012



Mathematicians Offer Unified Theory of Dark Matter, Dark Energy, Altering Einstein Field Equations
Science Daily, 6th September 2012



A Biologist And A Psychologist Square Off Over The Definition Of Science
Wired News, 16th July 2012
Is psychology a science?

Increasingly, the respect of science (and scientists) by the public has been dropping and a part of that reason is because the line of what science is has become fuzzy. If economics calls itself science, well, the public knows they don't know what they are talking about, so maybe it applies to climate science too. Is sociology science? What about parapsychology? through obscene fakery damn lies a after lie sing the puwhen massive x

If the definition of science becomes relative, then so does acceptance of science, in a slippery slope world, so we can't expect people will accept FDA findings as science if political science is funded by the National Science Foundation and the public knows that isn't scientific at all.

Comment:
I think there are very interesting points here but quite frankly whatever the debate the key point is that the credibility of science and scientists is at an all time low. There are simply too many scientists bringing the scientific world into disrepute to the point where people are setting up websites to publicise the disgrace and thus making sure the general public become aware of the amount of fraud that underpins certain false claims. Climate science may actually not be the worse for the amount of falsified data but it is now on record that some climate scientists think lying to the public is necessary.



Impossible crystals are 'from space'
BBC News, 3rd January 2012
Examples of a crystal previously thought to be impossible in nature may have come from space, a study shows. Quasicrystals have an unusual structure - in between those of crystals and glasses.

Until two years ago, quasicrystals had only been created in the lab - then geologists found them in rocks from Russia's Koryak mountains. In PNAS journal, a team says the chemistry of the Russian crystals suggests they arrived in meteorites. Quasicrystals were first described in the 1980s by Israeli researcher Daniel Schechtman, who was awarded last year's Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the discovery.

Comment:
I think it is important to note that scientists and people generally are too parochial. It's a massive universe out there and evolutionary change means increasing complexity on timescales of billions of years, that might have occured even before there was anything that could be called Earth. The narrow mindedness has got to stop, people need to evolve in their thinking processes...



The Wisdom Of Trees (Leonardo Da Vinci Knew It)
Refreshing News, 27th December 2011
Hurricanes topple plenty of trees, but when you think about it, the more amazing thing is that many trees can stand up to these 100-mile-per-hour winds.

Now a French scientist has come up with an explanation for the resilience of trees. And astonishingly, the answer was first described by Leonardo da Vinci 500 years ago.

Leonardo noticed that when trees branch, smaller branches have a precise, mathematical relationship to the branch from which they sprang. Many people have verified Leonardo's rule, as it's known, but no one had a good explanation for it.

French physicist Christophe Eloy wasn't particularly interested in trees, but he does specialize in understanding how air flows around objects — objects like airplane wings and such. So he decided to see whether he could solve the mystery of the branching trees.

Comment:
Yes, it's incredible to think that there are a few people who can be 500 years ahead of everybody else but most are too uneducated to recognise the wisdom/intelligence. In the scientific world, it is quite normal to find people who are 20, 30, 40, 80+ years of their peers. Space Weather has been escalating for 20 years but most are oblivious. In 2004, I thought I was late to the party, when I found out our whole world is being engulfed in matter and energy with properties where we have no idea how it will affect the world. At least I am pleased to find out that world controllers have been quietly trying to figure out what we should expect as there have been plasma experiments taking place on the International Space Station for 10 years. Whatever, I am just grateful that I can think for myself and I can ignore the ignoranti and those being deceptive.



Scientists excited over hints of finding an elusive particle
PhysOrg.com, 12th December 2011
All the fuss is over an elusive subatomic particle called the Higgs boson, which is key to understanding mass in the universe. No one has ever presented proof of its existence, but that may be about to change.

"There will be people who will see years of work and things for which they got tenure consigned to the dustbin of history," said MIT theoretical physicist and Nobel laureate Frank Wilczek, who believes that the that particle's days of anonymity are numbered.

Comment:
Quite an amusing article by PhysOrg.com standards... Well, I have learnt something, The "God particle" is short for the "Goddamn Particle," and that makes a lot more sense... I am actually wondering if we will get anymore YouTube videos of scientists "rapping" to celebrate the discovery of this particle...

Higgs Boson announcement expected from CERN today (VIDEO)
WUWT, 13th December 2011
Someone has sworn on WUWT and called the Higgs Boson an aether particle.....tut tut... people are not supposed to realise that physicists are interested in aether err... spacetime... There are lots of useful links and some interesting info provided here.



'UFOs' Disrupting Search for 'God Particle'
Yahoo News, 28th November 2011
Physicists working at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), a particle accelerator at CERN Laboratory in Switzerland, are trying to slam particles together hard enough to break them into never-before-seen pieces, which could solve some of the biggest puzzles in nature.

But UFOs — unidentified falling objects, that is — keep getting in their way. [...]

However, since last year, something has been fluttering in the way of the proton beams and dampening the force of their blows, the physicists say. These "UFOs" aren't from outer space — they're probably microscopic dust particles of unknown origin — but they're still mysterious, and while they're around, the prize goodies will likely remain stashed.

UFOs are "one of the major known limitations for the performance of the Large Hadron Collider," wrote Tobias Baer, a physicist working at the LHC, and colleagues in a paper for the recent IPAC2011 conference in San Sebastián, Spain. The researchers have spent the past few months trying to characterize the UFOs, and are devising strategies to get rid of them.

More than 10,000 possible UFO events — occasions when there were proton-beam losses thought to result from UFOs blocking the protons — were observed between April and August, some so significant that they triggered "beam dumps," where the beam automatically shut down. Many of these events occurred in the electric arc that produces the beam of protons, the researchers wrote. Because the events became more frequent as the intensity of the proton beam increased, they "are expected to be very critical for LHC operation at higher energies."

Comment:
How funny.... I think I should make a bet that the 'nuisance' becomes recognised as some Earth shattering new discovery at some point in the future... related to a breakthrough that some solitary scientist has been trying to tell the world about for a good 20, 30 or 40+ years... Yes, I am cynical, but this is how the scientific world works.



Quantum theorem shakes foundations
The wavefunction is a real physical object after all, say researchers.
Nature News, 17th November 2011
Action at a distance occurs when pairs of quantum particles interact in such a way that they become entangled. But the new paper, by a trio of physicists led by Matthew Pusey at Imperial College London, presents a theorem showing that if a quantum wavefunction were purely a statistical tool, then even quantum states that are unconnected across space and time would be able to communicate with each other. As that seems very unlikely to be true, [????? ] the researchers conclude that the wavefunction must be physically real after all.

Comment:
I don't have time to check the implications, but the comments here are interesting. I am hoping this development might stop people misusing quantum mechanics to sell magical thinking and making it look like it's the smart thing to do by those who can only be described as pretentious.



Measuring Billions of Elusive Neutrinos Flowing Through the Earth, UMass Amherst Physicists Learn More about the Sun
University of Massachusetts Amherst News, 7th October 2011
AMHERST, Mass. - Using one of the most sensitive neutrino detectors on the planet, an international team including physicists Laura Cadonati and Andrea Pocar at the University of Massachusetts Amherst are now measuring the flow of solar neutrinos reaching earth more precisely than ever before. The detector probes matter at the most fundamental level and provides a powerful tool for directly observing the sun’s composition.

Pocar, Cadonati and colleagues report in the current issue of Physical Review Letters that the Borexino instrument has now measured with high precision the flux of the beryllium seven (7Be) solar neutrino, abundant, low-energy particles once below the observable threshold. With this advance, they can now precisely study the behavior of solar neutrinos with kinetic energy below 1 megaelectron volt (MeV). Borexino scientists also recently reported the first observation of neutrinos produced in a little-studied solar nuclear process known as proton-electron-proton, or pep, and set of stringent limit on reactions involving carbon, nitrogen and oxygen (the CNO cycle) in the sun.

Cadonati says, "Borexino is the only detector capable of observing the entire spectrum of solar neutrinos at once. Our results, the culmination of 20 years of research, greatly narrow the observation precision. The data confirm the neutrino oscillations, flavor changes and flow predicted by models of the sun and particle physics."

Comment:
Now this is interesting, these particles were once invisible but now they are at least observable using new techniques. In the old days, if something was invisible it meant it did not exist... So, we seem to have come a long way, but these particles are not considered "dark matter", so what are they? Please note, these are "physical" particles flowing through Earth that are "invisible" to standard methods of detection... Well, I think these neutrinos are some of the particles that the metaphysical community have always claimed exist and because some people have a wider range of vision than others and their brains literally process input data differently, they are certainly not invisible to them. I am quite convinced of this because on occasions, I have 'seen' these energies myself...



Ridiculed crystal work wins Nobel for Israeli
Reuters, 5th October 2011
(Reuters) - An Israeli scientist who suffered years of ridicule and even lost a research post for claiming to have found an entirely new class of solid material was awarded the Nobel Prize for chemistry on Wednesday for his discovery of quasicrystals.

Three decades after Daniel Shechtman looked with an electron microscope at a metal alloy and saw a pattern familiar in Islamic art but then unknown at a molecular level, those non-stick, rust-free, heat-resistant quasicrystals are finding their way into tools from LEDs to engines and frying pans.

Comment:
Hmmm... It looks like we have another victory for a truth seeker... This scenario is repeated over and over again in science. It's a pattern that I recognised in my research and I decided to use this as a guide when searching for truth because those scientists that refused to conform and were being threatened, had a conviction with integrity that made them refuse to cooperate with the mediocre... The moral of the tale is that it is not very wise to just believe scientists who are happy with the current paradigm, without some basic understanding of what those with alternative opinions have to say. This is a quote from my book that I love:
“When a true genius appears, you can know him by this sign: that all the dunces are in a confederacy against him.”
Jonathan Swift
I am thrilled for Daniel Shechtman.

Impossible crystals snag chemistry Nobel
Nature, 5th October 2011
""This is an award that we've been expecting for 25 years now — I've been sending a recommendation letter to the Nobel committee every year," says Jean-Marie Dubois, who studies complex metallic alloys at the University of Nancy, France."
Now, that is faith! LOL!

This comment comes from Watts Up with That?
John M says : October 5, 2011 at 4:25 pm

A surprisingly thoughtful commentary on consensus in Nature of all places. Even more surprising, it’s not paywalled.

The very idea that science best expresses its authority through consensus statements is at odds with a vibrant scientific enterprise. Consensus is for textbooks; real science depends for its progress on continual challenges to the current state of always-imperfect knowledge. Science would provide better value to politics if it articulated the broadest set of plausible interpretations, options and perspectives, imagined by the best experts, rather than forcing convergence to an allegedly unified voice.

The voice of science: let's agree to disagree, Published online 5 October 2011 | Nature 478, 7 (2011) | doi:10.1038/478007a

(Let’s be careful how we embrace this, lest the editor have to resign.)

Just too funny for words...

Vindicated: Ridiculed Israeli scientist wins Nobel
Yahoo News, 5th October 2011
JERUSALEM (AP) — When Israeli scientist Dan Shechtman claimed to have stumbled upon a new crystalline chemical structure that seemed to violate the laws of nature, colleagues mocked him, insulted him and exiled him from his research group.

After years in the scientific wilderness, though, he was proved right. And on Wednesday, he received the ultimate vindication: the Nobel Prize in chemistry.

Prof. Dan Shechtman Nobel Laureate Chemistry (Video)
YouTube, Jan 27, 2010
"Interview with Technion Distinguished Professor Dan Shechtman of the Faculty of Materials Engineering. Prof. Shechtman is the 2011 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry. Prof. Shechtman shares his story of discovery of a new form of matter. Film made by the American Technion Society."
This is a very nice interview by Professor Dan Shechtman, where he talks about his discovery and his treatment by other scientists. This is a good quote: "the community of non-believers was very large...." Yes, as we see here, it does not mean those who refuse to see reality exactly as it is, should be relied on.... Finally, we have some wonderful words of wisdom, but you will have to watch this interview to hear what he has to say.



Roll over Einstein: Law of physics challenged (Update 2)
PhysOrg.com, 22nd September 2011
One of the very pillars of physics and Einstein's theory of relativity - that nothing can go faster than the speed of light - was rocked Thursday by new findings from one of the world's foremost laboratories.

European researchers said they clocked an oddball type of subatomic particle called a neutrino going faster than the 186,282 miles per second that has long been considered the cosmic speed limit.

The claim was met with skepticism, with one outside physicist calling it the equivalent of saying you have a flying carpet. In fact, the researchers themselves are not ready to proclaim a discovery and are asking other physicists to independently try to verify their findings.

"The feeling that most people have is this can't be right, this can't be real," said James Gillies, a spokesman for the European Organization for Nuclear Research, or CERN, which provided the particle accelerator that sent neutrinos on their breakneck 454-mile trip underground from Geneva to Italy.

Going faster than light is something that is just not supposed to happen according to Einstein's 1905 special theory of relativity - the one made famous by the equation E equals mc2. But no one is rushing out to rewrite the science books just yet.

Comment:
I wrote an whole article on this based on the work of Prof. Emeritus William Tiller and his Tiller-Einstein Model of Positive-Negative Spacetime. Here is a quote:
Tiller refers to matter described by the curve to the left of c, (at velocities less than the speed of light) as the world of Positive Space/Time (+S/T) and the world of Negative Space/Time (-S/T) where energy is magnetoelectric and negativity entropic, and substance is of a subtle magnetic character. Negative is the dimension of the etheric world of energies which includes the human etheric body. The substance which makes up our etheric bodies vibrates at speeds faster than light making it difficult to directly measure with convention electromagnetic sensing equipment. It is theorized that the astral world also exists within the negative space/time dimension at vibratory speeds exceeding those of the etheric. [...]

A number of physicists have proposed the existence of a particle known as a "tachyon", which would theoretically exist only at speeds exceeding that of light velocity2. The properties of such unusal particles at faster than light velocity are quite interesting. Unlike Positive Space/Time matter which is associated with forces of electricity and electromagnetic (EM) radiation. -ve Negative Space/Time is associated primarily with magnetism and a force which Tiller describes as magnetoelectric (ME) radiation. Electromagnetic theory predicts that magnetic monopoles- particles magnetically charged either North or South should exist in nature. No one has yet successfully captured or repeatedly detected magnetic monopoles. It is possible that if a domain of this particle is in tachyonic realms like those in Tiller's negative space/time model, then our present measuring equipment may be inadequate(or insensitive) for the task.
Science Talk: Towards a New Paradigm, Part II – The Subtle Planes of Matter, September 2003, revised October 2007
I have always thought this was a nice physics explanation for describing subtle matter, but it will most certainly upset most conventional believers of standard physics if this theory turns out to be anything like correct.

Sky News: Amazement As Speed Of Light 'Is Broken'
Orange News, 22nd September 2011
This is a nice report with David Whitehouse who explains that if these experimental results are upheld, then it will force a massive paradigm shift in physics and a new level of understanding about the universe. Apparently, this experiment was repeated 15,000 times, that is already good enough for me!



New Stealth Tech Lets Tanks Blend Into the Infrared Background
Discover Magazine, 7th September 2011
Giant pixels pasted onto tanks can now sense the general pattern of infrared energy, or heat, distributed around a bucolic mountain meadow or windy desert and camouflage the vehicle accordingly, so heat-spying eyes will be none the wiser.

Such adaptive cloaking has been on the wishlist of world governments for decades, but most attempts so far have been limited by cost and technical problems, like not being able to change the cloak fast enough to be convincing on a moving vehicle or failing to stand up to enemy fire. There aren’t a lot of details available about this implementation, called Adaptiv and developed by BAE Systems in part for the Swedish government, but a press release from the company says that not only can the pixels adapt quickly, they use relatively little energy and can serve as armor as well.

Comment:
So, the billion dollar question is: are these adaptive cloaking 'tiles' just picking up ambient energy in the air that registers in the infrared part of the electromagnetic spectrum? Funnily enough, plasma entities do exactly the same thing to create a cloak of plasma before they fly off into space, it is necessary because space is highly radioactive.... Of course, these entities can switch off and go invisible too...



Unexpected Clue to Thermopower Efficiency: Uneven Temperature Can Lead to Electronic Whirlpools and Sideways Magnetic Fields
Science Daily, 28th July 2011
Berkeley Lab scientists and their colleagues have discovered a new relation among electric and magnetic fields and differences in temperature, which may lead to more efficient thermoelectric devices that convert heat into electricity or electricity into heat.

"In the search for new sources of energy, thermopower -- the ability to convert temperature differences directly into electricity without wasteful intervening steps -- is tremendously promising," says Junqiao Wu of Berkeley Lab's Materials Sciences Division (MSD), who led the research team

Comment:
Presumably, this would also explain the occurrence of tornadoes, waterspouts, fire tornadoes and maybe even hurricanes, because atmospheric temperature differences and Earth's vertical electric field are combined with air that has become ionised enough to become a semi-conducting plasma and these are all the ingredients to create the same vortexes and "whirlpools of electric current" but on a much larger scale.



Tests 'reject new particle claim'
BBC News, 10th June 2011
Cross-checks on data that hinted at the discovery of a new sub-atomic particle have failed to find support for the observation.

In May, researchers working on the CDF experiment at the US Tevatron "atom smasher" announced they had detected tantalising hints of an unanticipated particle. But independent checks using a separate experiment called DZero have not been able to corroborate the findings - dealing a blow to the idea. [...]

US Department of Energy budget cuts are forcing the Tevatron to shut in September this year; by the time the machine accelerates its last particles, it will have been operating for some 28 years.

Comment:
I remember being rather cynical that scientist associated with the US Tevatron had found a new particle and I believed it was a desperate attempt by scientist to keep their research funding and jobs. Looks like I was right.



NASA Announces Results of Epic Space-Time Experiment
NASA Science News, 4th May 2011
Einstein was right again. There is a space-time vortex around Earth, and its shape precisely matches the predictions of Einstein's theory of gravity. Researchers confirmed these points at a press conference today at NASA headquarters where they announced the long-awaited results of Gravity Probe B (GP-B).

"The space-time around Earth appears to be distorted just as general relativity predicts," says Stanford University physicist Francis Everitt, principal investigator of the Gravity Probe B mission.

They developed a "drag free" satellite that could brush against the outer layers of Earth's atmosphere without disturbing the gyros. They figured out how to keep Earth's magnetic field from penetrating the spacecraft. And they created a device to measure the spin of a gyro--without touching the gyro. More information about these technologies may be found in the Science@NASA story "A Pocket of Near-Perfection."

NASA funding for Gravity Probe B began in the fall of 1963. That means Everitt and some colleagues have been planning, promoting, building, operating, and analyzing data from the experiment for more than 47 years—truly, an epic effort.

"Well," says Everitt, "we invented 13 new technologies for Gravity Probe B. Who knows where they will take us?"

Comment:
Let's hope that our modern world can reap the benefit from the 13 new technologies created after 47 years of effort. I would have thought there would be major interest in the drag-free satellites due to issues associated with space weather.



Solar power without solar cells: A hidden magnetic effect of light could make it possible
PhysOrg.com, 14th April 2011
(PhysOrg.com) -- A dramatic and surprising magnetic effect of light discovered by University of Michigan researchers could lead to solar power without traditional semiconductor-based solar cells.

The researchers found a way to make an “optical battery,” said Stephen Rand, a professor in the departments of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Physics and Applied Physics.

In the process, they overturned a century-old tenet of physics.

“You could stare at the equations of motion all day and you will not see this possibility. We’ve all been taught that this doesn’t happen,” said Rand, an author of a paper on the work published in the Journal of Applied Physics. “It’s a very odd interaction. That’s why it’s been overlooked for more than 100 years.”

Light has electric and magnetic components. Until now, scientists thought the effects of the magnetic field were so weak that they could be ignored. What Rand and his colleagues found is that at the right intensity, when light is traveling through a material that does not conduct electricity, the light field can generate magnetic effects that are 100 million times stronger than previously expected. Under these circumstances, the magnetic effects develop strength equivalent to a strong electric effect.

Comment:
Well, people have to realise that the education system is designed to keep thinking only along certain 'allowed' tracks. Hence, the development of our world has been held back by people unwilling to break from their mental straightjacket. However, saying that, I believe that those who actually want to progress, are being mentally re-wired right now... Anyway, I am sure there are spiritual connotations to all this, but I have to find some time to deeply think about this discovery...



DARPA gets behind bid to put flame-quelling electric wands in the hands of firefighters
Herald Sun, 29th March 2011
Last week, team leader Ludovico Cademartiri showed the 241st National Meeting and Exposition of the American Chemical Society how electricity could bend, twist, turn and flicker flame. And yes, it can even snuff it out.

Dr Cademartiri proved it for the society by shooting a beam of electricity from a "wand" at 30cm-high flames. Almost instantly, it was snuffed out, time and time again. The wand was channelling about the same amount of power as a high-end car stereo system, which Dr Cademartiri said was about 10 times more than he thought was necessary.

That means a similar device could be carried in a backpack - in other words, future firefighters could all be carrying portable, fire-quelling magic wands. "Our research has shown that by applying large electric fields we can suppress flames very rapidly," he said.

Comment:
I suppose this concept has never been developed because the electromagnetic nature of our reality has been heavily downplayed and many useful inventions have been suppressed in preference to more traditional methods and remedies



The Fate of the Kilo Weighs Heavily on the Minds of Metrologists
Wall Street Journal, 28th January 2011
Dr. Phillips and other mandarins of metrology were gathered at Britain's Royal Society to debate an urgent question in the science of measurement—how to re-define the basic unit of mass, as well as other measurements such as the second, ampere, kelvin and mole.

The aim is to tie each to a widely accepted property of nature, rather than to a lump of metal or some other imprecise benchmark. The meter, for instance, was once measured as the distance between two notches on a metal bar. It is now defined as the distance light travels in a vacuum in 1/299,792,458 of a second.

The new definitions are "as big a change as the introduction of the metric system during the French Revolution," says Terry Quinn, a dapper Briton who organized the seminar and once served as director of the International Bureau of Weights and Measures, which ensures world-wide uniformity of measurements. Frequent clashes about the best approach mean the temperature of debate has at times "risen quite high," he added, without specifying by how much.

Comment:
To be honest, I did not want to report again about these scientists moaning about being fed up with the kilo shrinking, but I could not resist the complaint that it was effecting "everything else in the universe!" Really? Was this an exaggeration of some who is closed to a greater reality in a vast universe of at least 300 sextillion (3 x 10 23) stars. Anyway, a major constant changing seems to be quite common these days, as scientists are now starting to face up to the fact that radiation decay rates vary in a predictable way over the year and experimental error and environmental conditions have all been ruled out.



Study: Many college students not learning to think critically
McClatchy News, 18th January 2011
NEW YORK — An unprecedented study that followed several thousand undergraduates through four years of college found that large numbers didn't learn the critical thinking, complex reasoning and written communication skills that are widely assumed to be at the core of a college education.

Many of the students graduated without knowing how to sift fact from opinion, make a clear written argument or objectively review conflicting reports of a situation or event, according to New York University sociologist Richard Arum, lead author of the study. The students, for example, couldn't determine the cause of an increase in neighborhood crime or how best to respond without being swayed by emotional testimony and political spin. [...]

Comment:
This is a good read. It seems strange that someone even bothered to do the survey, as the academic world often appears to only want to maintain the current paradigm or to engineer a desired outcome like the now infamous "climate consensus". That is the reason why Irving Langmuir, Nobel Prize-winning chemist created the term "Pathologiocal Science" and there is ample examples today that include the effort placed into failed ideas like Big Bang, Black Holes, String Theory and Darwin's theory of evolution. A cursory examination of the history of academic endeavour will reveal that those who can think differently are often completely ignored and sometimes even persecuted. Human development is not even considered. Hence the talk in certain quarters of "lemmings", "sheeple" and "herd mentality" but it is not restricted to those who are unintelligent/uneducated. Whatever, it is a well known fact that most people feel safe in a crowd (that is what consensus is all about) even when the few thinkers are shouting that the crowd is going over a cliff.



First WikiLeaks, Now ScienceLeaks
North County Times, 3rd January 2011

Frustrated by paywalls on scientific papers? Biologist Rosie Redfield has set up a blog site called Science Leaks that provides links to “peer-reviewed scientific papers that been liberated from behind journal-subscription paywalls.”

The idea is to ensure that research, especially research paid for by public funds, is accessible to the public, wrote Redfield, an associate professor at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. She runs a microbiology research lab in the university’s Life Sciences Centre.

Comment: Good move...



Missing Black Holes Cause Trouble for String Theory
Wired ews, 17th December 2010
The results continue to pour out of the Large Hadron Collider’s first production run. This week, the folks behind the CMS, or compact muon solenoid, detector have announced the submission of a paper to Physics Letters that describes a test of some forms of string theory. If this form of the theory were right, the LHC should have been able to produce small black holes that would instantly decay (and not, as some had feared, devour the Earth). But a look at the data obtained by CMS shows that a signature of the black holes’ decay is notably absent. [...]

Contrary to some reports, this result doesn’t mean the death of string theory, only the particular flavor that predicted black holes at these energies. Eliminating some models is a critical process of narrowing down what’s possible, but most theoretical constructs have a range of possible models, and string theory is no different. In fact, it’s entirely possible that the ADD model was generated simply because physicists were looking for something they could possibly test in the LHC.

Comment:
Oh dear! Actually, it seems that some scientists are left with egg on their faces promoting a 'flavour' of string theory that now looks like it has been killed by the lack of observational data. Some of these CERN experiments were supposed to create mini-black holes that some believed was an extremely risky venture and caused ordinary members of the public to be so frightened that the project was threatened with court action and CERN scientists were sent death threats.

It is worth taking the opportunity to point out that some critics have been vociferous in their stance against these hypothetical black holes. One such person is the notorious mathematician Stephen J. Crothers and his website provides details of his personal crusade The Black Hole, the Big Bang, and Modern Physics. It must also be noted that some astronomers from highly respected institutions have left the herd a long time ago and quietly state that Black Holes in space are impossible and have come up with a completely different plasma universe interpretation. So we read:
And the researchers say this raises doubts as to whether other so-called black holes are really that, either. [...]

Instead, the researchers are picturing a body with a definite size, and a surprising property: it gradually crams itself into a smaller space forever, but never achieves a black hole’s infinitely small size. [...] Schild’s group studied a quasar designated Q0957+561, about 9 billion light-years away in the direction of the constellation Ursa Major. A light-year is the distance light travels in a year.

The quasar holds a central compact object weighing the equivalent of 3 to 4 billion Suns. Most scientists would call it a black hole, but Schild said his findings suggest otherwise: surprisingly, it’s magnetic, unlike a black hole. [...] The problem vanishes, Schild and colleagues argue, with the new type of compact object that they propose, called a Magnetospheric Eternally Collapsing Object, or MECO.

This body, a variant of an object whose existence was first proposed by the Indian physicist Abhas Mitra in the late 1990s, is one that not unlike a black hole, continually shrinks into an ever-smaller space. But it never becomes a black hole. Instead, its shrinkage slows down until it becomes imperceptible, but goes on steadily—so slowly, it could go on for many times the lifetime of the universe. Unlike a black hole, a MECO also has definite size. Moreover, objects sucked in can theoretically go back out, albeit with extreme difficulty.

A MECO, essentially a dense ball of plasma, continually generates magnetic fields through surface currents, explaining the magnetism, Schild said. His team’s research appeared in the July issue of The Astronomical Journal.

It won’t be easy for the MECO theory to gain wide acceptance among scientists, astronomers say, given that black holes have been the accepted scenario since Einstein. But Mitra and a few other theorists claim black holes don’t exist at all—only Eternally Collapsing Objects.

No black holes after all? Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics & World Science, August 11th 2006
What most people do not realise is that due to the way that science works, it could be completely obvious to many that a theory has been falsified, based on experimental observations, but due to the power of those in charge of the various scientific organisations, nothing can be done until those people make a decision to change the paradigm or these people die and the new leaders change the paradigm. Too many people prefer safety in numbers and refuse to jeopardise their career, which means they are not that interested in the truth, as having an easier life is paramount.



Topologist Predicts New Form of Matter
Technology Review, 16th December 2010
Back in 1970, a young physicist working in the Soviet Union made a counterintutive prediction. Vitaly Efimov, now at the University of Washington in the US, showed that quantum objects that cannot form into pairs could nevertheless form into triplets.

In 2006, a group in Austria found the first example of such a so-called Efimov state in a cold gas of cesium atoms. That's puzzling. Surely the bonds that hold triplets together are the same as those that bind pairs. Actually, no! It turns out that there is a subtle but important difference that makes these bonds completely different.

Today, Nils Baas at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology makes another startling prediction. He says that the strange, unworldly bonds that allow cesium atoms to stick together in triplets should allow much more complex objects to form too. In fact, he says we're on the verge of discovering a brand new form of matter governed by an entirely new branch of physics. [...]

But here's the thing: the bonds that emerge from the topology of quantum mechanics are entirely unworldly. While ordinary matter, the stuff you rap your knuckles on, is clearly confined to three dimensions, the mathematics of quantum mechanics exists in entirely different set of dimensions. And it's in this space that the Borromean rings form.

The result is a kind of parallel physics, in which the laws governing behaviour in this parallel universe exert an inescapable, ghostly grip on our own universe.

Comment:
This looks promising, the possible discovery of more rules of the universe, that operate at the quantum 'higher dimensional' levels.



Atomic weights of 10 elements to be altered
The adjustments planned for the Periodic Table of the Elements will more accurately reflect the nature of 10 types of atoms, including carbon, nitrogen and oxygen.
Los Angeles Times, 14th December 2010
Call it Extreme Makeover: Chemistry Edition.

That imposing, yellowing chart gracing the walls of every science classroom is about to get an update. The adjustments planned for the Periodic Table of the Elements will more accurately reflect the true nature of 10 kinds of atoms — carbon, nitrogen and oxygen among them — that play a key role in such real-world issues as detecting counterfeit food, tracing pollutants in rivers and nailing baseball players sneaking steroids.

The Commission on Isotopic Abundances and Atomic Weights at the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry has decided the time has come to ensure that the figures listed on the official Table of Standard Atomic Weights properly indicate the variability that exists in nature.

Comment:
I am not a chemist and I am still trying to understand if there is any real significance with the other intriguing news that radiation decay rates are changing, caused by unknown energy from the Sun. This was previously highlighted, but the article below is much more stark.

Terrifying scientific discovery: Strange emissions by sun are suddenly mutating matter…
Project Awareness, 5th October 2010
[...] "Now evidence has surfaced that something potentially more dangerous is happening deep within the hidden core of our life-giving star: never-before-seen particles—or some mysterious force—is being shot out from the sun and it’s hitting Earth. Whatever it is, the evidence suggests it’s affecting all matter."
Some might be alarnmed by the tone, but I found the article to be straightforward and to the point.



Video: DOD tries to uncover secret of flying snakes
Washington Post, 22nd November 2010
An unusual breed of Asian snakes can glide long distances in the air, and the Department of Defense is funding research at Virginia Tech to find out why.

As video of the reptiles show, they undulate from side to side, in almost an air-slithering, to create an aerodynamic system. It allows them to travel from the top of the biggest trees in the region (almost 200 feet high) to a spot about 780 feet away from the tree's trunk.

"Basically . . .they become one long wing," said John Socha, the Virginia Tech researcher who has traveled extensively in Asia to study the snakes and to film them.

Comment:
The real question is: why are the Department of Defense funding research on flying snakes? Well, it must be accepted that scientists prefer to categorise and shy away from research that doesn't fit the norm. This reminds me of the opening chapter of The Book of the Damned (1919) by Charles Fort. He stated that because of the way that scientists like to classify data, it means they will ignore anything that is inbetween. He used the example of red and yellow but anything that is orange is a problem. If you are prepared to study the many many examples of scientific heretics, this becomes very obvious and explains why we don't fully understand our world and our universe. As Fort writes:
A PROCESSION of the damned.

By the damned, I mean the excluded.

We shall have a procession of data that Science has excluded.
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Carl Jung also realised that this was a major problem too and he wrote:
"I cannot refrain from remarking, however, that the whole collective psychological problem that has been opened up by the Saucer epidemic stands in compensatory antithesis to our scientific picture of the world. In the United States this picture has if possible an even greater dominance than with us [Europeans]. It consists, as you know, very largely of statistical or "average" truths. These exclude all rare borderline cases, which scientists fight shy of anyway because they cannot understand them. The consequence is a view of the world consisting entirely of normal cases. Like the "normal" man, they are essentially fictions, and particularly in psychology fictions can lead to disastrous errors. Since it can be said with little exaggeration that reality consists mainly of exceptions to the rule, which the intellect then reduces to the norm, instead of a brightly colored picture of the real world [this kind of science] gives us a bleak, shallow rationalism that offers stones instead of bread to the emotional and spiritual hungers of the world. The logical result is an insatiable hunger for anything extraordinary."
Carl Jung, Letter to Weltwoche (Zurich), Jhg. 22, no 1078, 9 July 1954
The Military have always taken an interest in the scientific oddities and they don't see to follow the same rules as the rest of scientific community. The only conclusion we can come to is that the US military is much more interested in understanding reality, regardless of whether the conclusions are scientifically palatable. It's much more of an engineering mindset, which is, 'how does it work!'



Glowing Jellyfish Cells Can Detect Cancers
Yahoo News, 2nd Novemberr 2010
Scientists put fluorescent proteins from a common jellyfish into human cancer cells then use a special camera to find them.

A team from the Yorkshire Cancer Research Laboratory at York University has developed the procedure and its leader, Professor Norman Maitland, believes it will revolutionise the way some cancers are diagnosed.

"Cancers deep within the body are difficult to spot at an early stage, and early diagnosis is critical for the successful treatment of any form of cancer," he said.

Comment:
There is a nice video of these glowing jelly fish and it's a reminder of what is now being seen in the skies on a regular basis. I have been updating my book and it has struck me that scientists now talk about a 'wavicle' – a particle and a wave. Dr. John Archibald Wheeler, 90, professor emeritus of physics at Princeton and the University of Texas describes this wavicle as a ‘great smokey dragon’, because in the quantum state, we can never be certain of where of a particle like an electron exists. The first time I saw a visual of this wavicle, I went into a state of shock and awe, it was amazing to me just how far the science has moved on... What's more, this is a good example of how basic energetic structures are duplicated in the universe up to many orders of magnitude. So, back to the practicalities. Despite the resistance to acknowledging the facts, the evidence points to Earth's atmosphere hosting a cosmic aquarium with some BIG wavicles floating around.



Boffins mount campaign against France's official kilogramme
The Register, 28th October 2010
'Eet cannot be changing. Eet weighs exactly 1 kg - sacré vache'

International boffins are mounting a determined diplomatic push to end the practice of measuring mass by reference to a 130-year-old metal cylinder kept in France, saying that the French ingot is no longer up to the job.

The Consultative Committee for Units, whose chairman is Blighty's Professor I M Mills FRS, and which counts among its members the UK National Physical Laboratory and the US National Institute for Standards and Technology, has recommended that the Système International d'Unités (SI Units system) move to define the unit of mass - the kilogramme - more accurately.

At the moment, the official SI definition of a kilogramme is a mass equal to that of the international prototype kilogramme, a cylinder of platinum and iridium kept inside several nested glass cases in an environmentally monitored vault in France at the Bureau International des Poids et Mesures outside Paris. The kilogramme was made in 1879.

Officially, of course, it can't change - it will always mass exactly one kilogramme, by definition. But it is compared from time to time with other exact copies held by other nations, and it is known that in reality slight changes on the order of microgrammes - a billionth of a kilo - do occur.

Comment:
If you have read and understood my book Tuning the Diamonds and my essay The Greatest Transition and other previous related stories about this subject matter, it will not be too difficult to comprend why a weight made of platinum and irridum is now changing, providing more evidence of the massive evolutionary changes taking place on this planet. It's interesting that scientists admit that this weight should not change but in reality it does, just like other science constants that our scientists are now realising are not really constant. This is indeed worrisome as it means that more of the hallowed laws of physics are not a true reflection of reality. Anyway, there have been articles about this for quite a few years. In 2005, scientists were saying that the problem was caused by "chemical reactions with the air," so why is this weight not kept in a vacuum tight container? In reality, everything in our physical dimension is reliant on energy from unseen dimensions as our scientists now admit, but we are currently experiencing a massive flux of interdimensional energies. The importance of platinum and irridium are explained in my book, so this ongoing argument about exact weight should be no surprise. See:

Scientists say it’s time to redefine the kilogram
MSNBC News, 25th April 2005



Curious mathematical law is rife in nature
New Scientist, 14th October 2010
WHAT do earthquakes, spinning stellar remnants, bright space objects and a host of other natural phenomena have in common? Some of their properties conform to a curious and little known mathematical law, which could now find new uses.

A subject of fascination to mathematicians, Benford's law states that for many sets of numbers, the first or "leading" digit of each number is not random. Instead, there is a 30.1 per cent chance that a number's leading digit is a 1. Progressively higher leading digits get increasingly unlikely, and a number has just a 4.6 per cent chance of beginning with a 9 [...]

That Benford's law pops up in so many natural phenomena won't surprise mathematicians but may shock some scientists. When Sambridge's team presented Benford's law findings at a 2009 geoscience conference, one dubious attendee "thought we were having a laugh", he recalls.

Comment:
Hmmmm... What is most curious, is a mathematical law that can be applied to some data which reveals some kind of hidden principle behind our reality, yet some scientists are completely unaware of it's existence. That's really bizarre. But what does this mathematical law really represent? Well, it must be a mathmatical law of energy distribution because it can be used to judge human behaviour, so I suspect there is a connection with I Ching too. If you are curious, read around the subject, it's absolutely fascinating... well, if you like numbers that is...



Is the age of scientific discovery ending?
The age of scientific discovery may be nearing its end as the limits of the human mind make further breakthroughs impossible, leading scientists have said.
The Telegraph, 23rd September 2010
Experts say the “low hanging fruit” of scientific knowledge, such as the laws of motion and gravity, was attained using simple methods in previous centuries, leaving only increasingly impenetrable problems for modern scientists to solve. Uncharted areas of science are now so complex that even the greatest minds will struggle to advance human understanding of the world, they claim. [...]

Not all experts agree that the sun is setting on the age of scientific discovery. Lord Rees, president of the Royal Society, believes that there are still big questions to be asked about the content of the universe, human genetics and how life began on earth.

“All these things depend on more data and they are also helped a lot by computers,” he told the programme. “But I think there may be some aspects of reality we can’t understand or some questions we can’t pose. “Just as a monkey doesn’t worry about how it evolved whereas we understand Darwinism, there may be a problem which we haven’t been able to conceive.

“So I agree with Russell to the extent that there may be some aspects of reality that are beyond human brains, but maybe computers can help”.

Comment:
It is common knowledge that the scientific community works to maintain the status quo by shutting out people with alternative theories that would be progressive and paradigm shifting. History reveals that in the scientific community, there are always people who are 20, 30, 40, 50 or more years ahead of their peers and it takes a huge effort to break down resistance to change. This means that right now, there is information that is being suppressed that will provide a deeper insight into the true nature of reality and so the inference of this headline and article is completely ridiculous. For example, we do not even understand the basics of electromagnetism and certain physicists cannot get their papers published because the implications would shatter many cherished, but false beliefs about the role of magnetism in ordering our reality. Well, I love hearing what Lord Rees has to say because I am now convinced he is completely aware that we are not alone on this planet. Knowing what I know, it would be ridiculous to believe that someone in his position would be uninformed about the existence of another lifeform on this planet, commonly referred to as 'Unidentified Aerial Phenomena'. There is simply too much interesting information available in the public domain combined with other research (that has no doubt been privately funded), for him to be unware and hence why Lord Rees clearly states:
"I think there may be some aspects of reality we can’t understand..."
Maybe soon, someone will ask the the question: what aspects of reality are you talking about?



Scheme to 'pull electricity from the air' sparks debate
BBC News, 27th August 2010
Tiny charges gathered directly from humid air could be harnessed to generate electricity, researchers say. Dr Fernando Galembeck told the American Chemical Society meeting in Boston that the technique exploited a little-known atmospheric effect. Tests had shown that metals could be used to gather the charges, he said, opening up a potential energy source in humid climates. However, experts disagree about the mechanism and the scale of the effect.

"The basic idea is that when you have any solid or liquid in a humid environment, you have absorption of water at the surface," Dr Galembeck, from the University of Campinas in Brazil, told BBC News. "The work I'm presenting here shows that metals placed under a wet environment actually become charged."

Comment:
This reminds me of the Tether incident when NASA and the Italian space agency tried to use a tether in space and the thing lit up like a neon light and then snapped when it's capacitance was reached. NASA et al. seemed to forget that as the tether was moving in space, it would attract charged particles – basic physics, but this fact seemed to have gone over the heads of the people who designed the experiment. See archives for more details. Btw, as Earth's environment is becoming more charged due to Space Weather, it would seem sensible to investigate ways of harnessing this energy that is all around us, but on a personal level, it is likely to become an issue.



A new source of energy: tapping electricity from the air
TG Daily, 26th August 2010
Brazilian scientists believe they have found a way of tapping electricity direct from the air - and preventing lightning strikes at the same time. "Our research could pave the way for turning electricity from the atmosphere into an alternative energy source for the future," said study leader Dr Fernando Galembeck of the University of Campinas.

"Just as solar energy could free some households from paying electric bills, this promising new energy source could have a similar effect." Scientists have been unsure about whether an electrical charge is created when water vapor collects on microscopic particles of dust and other material in the air.

Galembeck and his colleagues have simulated this using tiny particles of silica and aluminum phosphate, both common airborne substances, and shown that silica became more negatively charged in the presence of high humidity and aluminum phosphate became more positively charged. "This was clear evidence that water in the atmosphere can accumulate electrical charges and transfer them to other materials it comes into contact with," Galembeck explained. "We are calling this 'hygroelectricity', meaning 'humidity electricity'." In the future, he says, it may be possible to develop collectors, similar to solar cells, to capture hygroelectricity and route it to homes and businesses.


Comment:
Maybe, these scientists are looking for funding to continue their research. The problem with generating electricity is distribution. We are under threat by Space Weather that can literally knock out national power grids around the world in one major geomagnetic storm and our modern technological societies would be crippled as it would not be possible to replace damaged transformers etc quickly. See the documentary-drama Discovery Channel - Solar Storm - pt 1



The strange case of solar flares and radioactive elements
Stanford University News, 24th August 2010
It's a mystery that presented itself unexpectedly: The radioactive decay of some elements sitting quietly in laboratories on Earth seemed to be influenced by activities inside the sun, 93 million miles away. Is this possible? Researchers from Stanford and Purdue University believe it is. But their explanation of how it happens opens the door to yet another mystery. There is even an outside chance that this unexpected effect is brought about by a previously unknown particle emitted by the sun. "That would be truly remarkable," said Peter Sturrock, Stanford professor emeritus of applied physics and an expert on the inner workings of the sun.

Comment:
Apparently, this discovery is a major spanner in the works related to physics theory... the universe defying our simplistic thinking and mathematical representations that we call equations... See also, the article amd comments at Discover Magazine, Scientist Smackdown: Are Solar Neutrinos Messing With Matter?.
We read:
Sullivan says the Purdue-Stanford team is proposing that neutrinos are powerfully interacting with matter in a way that has never before been observed. “They’re looking for something with a very much larger effect than the force of neutrinos, but that doesn’t show up any other way,” he says.
At this time of evolutionary change scientists making claims that we are seeing new physics that is changing what was previously believed to be one of the fundamental constants of nature is quite something. The response on the internet chatter sites has been interesting, this is one comment I thought was most interesting. Paraphrased; 'who saw this coming, other than the 'DNA upgraders'.



Rethinking Einstein: The end of space-time
New Scientist, 9th August 2010
[...] Since Horava published his work in January 2009, it has received an astonishing amount of attention. Already, more than 250 papers have been written about it. Some researchers have started using it to explain away the twin cosmological mysteries of dark matter and dark energy. Others are finding that black holes might not behave as we thought. If Horava's idea is right, it could forever change our conception of space and time and lead us to a "theory of everything", applicable to all matter and the forces tha act on it.

Comment:
Hurrah! Even I am excited about this latest development, so maybe cosmology and physics will be able to move out of the spacetime quagmire that has existed for many decades. Scientific American did an article in November 2009 where I commented: "This article is interesting because we are being told that the 'time' component of spacetime can be considered as a variable, so we can compare this to water that can exist in different states like ice and steam. Hence, this new Horava gravity theory uses the mathematics of exotic phase transitions and the outcome so far has been quite successful. From the excitement surrounding this new theory, scientists can now re-think how the universe works, by getting rid of theories that are in consistent, like Big Bang and Dark Matter. This sounds like a promising step forward." My latest thought is: how come nobody thought of this before? The example of pencil lead is good, but water, steam ice as phase transitions of H20 are part of everyday life. I am willing to wager that someone proposed phase transitions for spacetime at least fifty years ago and was ignored.



Large Hadron Collider rival Tevatron 'has found Higgs boson'
Rumours are emerging from the rival to the Large Hadron Collider that the Higgs boson, or so-called "God particle", has been found.

The Telegraph, 12th July 2010
Tommaso Dorigo, a physicist at the University of Padua, has said in his blog that there has been talk coming out of the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in Batavia, Illinois, that the Higgs has been discovered. The Tevatron, the huge particle accelerator at Fermi - the most powerful in the world after the LHC - is expected to be retired when the CERN accelerator becomes fully operational, but may have struck a final blow before it becomes obsolete.

Comment:
This might be a false alarm induced by the huge rivalry between particle physicists and I would not even be surprised if there was an attempt to defraud the scientific community, if that was possible.



Particle physics: 'Honey, I shrunk the proton'
PhysOrg.com, 7th July 2010
Scientists lobbed a bombshell into the world of sub-atomic theory on Wednesday by reporting that a primary building block of the visible Universe, the proton, is smaller than previously thought. More precisely, revised measurements shave four percent off the particle's radius, according to a study in Nature that is highlighted on the journal's cover.

That may not seem like much, especially given the proton's infinitesimally tiny size. But if borne out in further experiments, the findings could challenge fundamental precepts of quantum electrodynamics, the theory of how quantum light and matter interact, say its authors. [...]

If confirmed, it would do even more than the multi-billion-dollar giant particle smasher at CERN in Switzerland to test the so-called Standard Model, which sets down the notional list of sub-atomic particles, he said in a commentary. Either the previously accepted measures upon which hundreds of calculations have been based are wrong, or there is a problem with the theory of quantum electrodynamics itself. Either way, physicists still have some serious explaining to do.

Comment:
Say what? This is a perfect example of how standard theories in physics are being reworked over and over again when the theory does not match experimental observation.



How Rules of Physics in Quantum World Change When Applied to Classical World
Science Daily, 3rd July 2010
Dartmouth researchers have discovered a potentially important piece of the quantum/classical puzzle -- learning how the rules of physics in the quantum world (think smaller than microscopic) change when applied to the classical world (think every day items, like cars and trees). [...] "We found that the motion of the crystals is not dominated by something classical like thermal motion, but instead by random quantum fluctuations in the number of electrons tunneling through the barrier; the fluctuations were the size of about 10,000 electrons," says Rimberg. "But the macroscopic world in this study also influences the quantum world, in that the vibrations of the crystal caused the electrons to tunnel in big bunches, more or less in sync with the vibrations of the crystal."

One major question in quantum physics deals with the connection between the microscopic and macroscopic worlds. Rimberg explains that scientists know that microscopic objects such as electrons obey the laws of quantum mechanics, while macroscopic objects obey Newton's laws. Researchers are still learning exactly how classical behavior emerges from quantum behavior as systems become larger and larger.

Rimberg says that the difference in size between the classical and quantum parts of thesystem described in this paper is really extreme. "To give a sense of perspective, we could imagine that the 10,000 electrons correspond to something small like a flea. To complete the analogy, the crystal would have to be the size of Mt. Everest. If we imagine the flea jumping on Mt. Everest to make it move, then the resulting vibrations would be on the order of meters."

Comment:
It is a fact that quantum particles demonstrate far more intelligence than atoms and molecules in the gross physical world. One question that a crystallographer cannot answer is: how does a crystal know how to grow? The answer is that it doesn't, this is managed by intelligent quantum particles.



'I want to be disproved': Interview with Professor Otto E. Roessler about the Dangers at the CERN LHC
Notepad News, June 2010
This is a interview with Professor Otto E. Roessler by notepad publishing senior investigative journalist Armin Albarracin. notepad publishing is a non- profit news agency domiciled in Switzerland. We have visited Professor Otto E. Roessler in his home town in Tuebingen, Germany, to talk with him about the CERN LHC.
'There are some scientists called medical people. And they have the Hippocratic Oath. And there must be a Hippocratic Oath for the whole field of science of course. Eventually. Because humans, humanity, the Earth is so small that it is necessary to have a common ethics eventually. And maybe this is an occasion, that everybody realizes that it is possible to be as kind as science can be. And CERN has given this present of the internet as we already said, so science is something like the good uncle of everyone on the planet. And CERN is the good uncle of the planet. And they would destroy this World. They would loose all credit with a majority of young people on the planet. Why risk that?'

Professor Doctor Otto E. Roessler on science, ethics and the destruction of the Earth
Comment: Quite frankly, the CERN LHC is just a huge scientific white elephant that also poses some risk. The more I study alternative theories, the more I see the elephants. So, where the Higgs at? If it was just the Higgs it wouldn't be so bad, but it's concept after concept after concept that just cannot be right... the theory of black holes and the virtually non-existent "feeble" black hole in the centre of our own galaxy is a good example, another huge embarrassement. There is a lot of interesting information on this website related to the CERN LHC.

'If Einstein is right, the CERN LHC is dangerous': VIDEO of Interview with Professor Otto E. Rössler over the Dangers at the CERN LHC

At the moment, they have made a discovery, and maybe that will be enough to save a few red faces. Missing Piece Found in Particle Puzzle - ABC News



The imperfect universe: Goodbye, theory of everything
New Scientist, 10th May 2010
[...] I now think that the very notion of a final theory is faulty. Even if we succeed in unifying the forces we know, we can only claim to have achieved partial unification. Our instruments have limits. Since knowledge of physical reality depends on what we can measure, we will never know all there is to know.

Who is to say there are only four fundamental forces? Science is full of surprises.

Much better to accept that our knowledge of physical reality is necessarily incomplete. This way, science is understood as a human enterprise and the "mind of God" is exorcised once and for all. I now think that the very notion of a final theory is faulty

Ever since the discovery of parity violation in the weak interaction over 50 years ago, experiments in particle physics have shown us that our hopes for perfection are just that - hopes. Symmetries are violated left and right; in nature, unlike in John Keats's famous poem, beauty isn't always truth.

Comment:
Goodness me! What's happening in the physics world, with people proclaiming that the REAL universe is unknowable and there are limits to what we can achieve! For decades, people have been identifying scalar-like forces that are associated with the electromagnetic force but they have been ignored! They carry information but depending on your alternative theory, within the unseen reality that everyone now agrees is seething with energy, some of this energy cannot be associated with mass ie Einstein's E=mc2 does not apply! However, despite the difficulty, some people claim that they can tap this unseen reality for energy and have experiments and patents to prove it! I wonder if this means that physics will be moving in a new direction, one where electromagnetism will become much more important and the physics of the quantum vacuum (aether, zero-point) taken more seriously?



Quantum wonders: The field that isn't there
New Scientist, 8th May 2010
So what is going on? The Aharonov-Bohm effect is proof that there is more to electric and magnetic fields than is generally supposed. You can't calculate the size of the effect on a particle by considering just the properties of the electric and magnetic fields where the particle is. You also have to take into account the properties where it isn't.

Casting about for an explanation, physicists decided to take a look at a property of the magnetic field known as the vector potential. For a long time, vector potentials were considered just handy mathematical tools - a shorthand for electrical and magnetic properties that didn't have any real-world significance. As it turns out, they describe something that is very real indeed.

The Aharonov-Bohm effect showed that the vector potential makes an electromagnetic field more than the sum of its parts. Even when a field isn't there, the vector potential still exerts an influence.

Comment:
This experiment is proof that there is an unseen world that underpins our reality that is capable of transmitting information and energy across time and space. Unfortunately, rightly or wrongly, 'quantum' is becoming a word that helps to sell New Age ideas and makes them more respectable because it 'sounds' scientific. It especially helps those who are very pretentious, feel more justified in their metaphysical beliefs.



Perceiving Einstein
Thunderbolts.info, 27th April 2010
To the average person the words “Einstein” and “Relativity” are reflexively synonymous with “complexity,” “unintelligibility,” and the notion that “this has to involve obscure mathematics.”

We all know that Albert Einstein invented Special Relativity (SR) and its extension, General Relativity (GR). But what are they? Are these theories correct? Are they useful? Does it take a physicist or mathematician to understand them? Typically, any search of your local library or the Internet for a clear explanation of what Relativity Theory is all about usually falls quickly into a tangle of concepts such as Minkowsky space, time dilation, and other hypotheses – all impenetrable for the uninitiated. Or at least they have been up to now.

Comment:
Nice review by Don Scott.



THE LIFE, WORK, AND INFLUENCE OF CHARLES FORT
Forteans West, April 2010
"Every science is a mutilated octopus. If its tentacles were not clipped to stumps, it would feel its way into disturbing contacts." -- Charles Fort
There is a man, largely undiscovered by the modern world, whom I, and many others, believe made one of the most significant contributions to the world of science. Had it not been that he vehemently opposed modern scientists and their methods, his work might be enjoying a greater popularity than it does. Had this man decided to write about completely different topics, he would be hailed as a fabulous literary character.

Here was a peculiar fellow. Charles Fort devoted 26 years of his life to compiling documented reports of scientific anomalies from journals and newspapers from all around the world. He lived in dire poverty so that truth could prevail. His life's work may one day be of great scientific worth, should the established scientific community ever muster the courage to approach it.

Comment:
When I read Charles Fort's Book of the Damned(1919), I was totally amazed but thrilled to find an extremely advanced human being that could think outside the box and integrate information to help redefine our reality. Yes, he suffered depression and that's because it's extremely difficult to live in this world when most people are not on your wavelength. Psychologist Clare Graves believed in the 1950s-1970s that only 1 in 10,000 people was at this level and I believe in Charles Fort's day it was probably a much lower rate than that. Fort was noted for his wit, this is a good example quoted here:
Published in 1923, New Lands is a continuation of the Book of the Damned, with heavy emphasis on astronomy. In it he openly attacks the pomposity of astronomers, who "are led by a cloud of rubbish by day and a pillar of bosh by night."
I am sure astronomer Halton Arp would agree! LOL! Charles Fort online books here



'Where Da Higgs At?': Fermilab's Particle Rap
Discovery News, 7th April 2010
In 2008, CERN produced an amusing low-budget YouTube video called "The LHC Rap." It stormed the Interwebz, garnering some 5.7 million hits to date. But just like East Coast and West Coast rappers have their rivalry, so, too, does CERN and Fermilab, home of the Tevatron -- the particle accelerator where many of the major particles were discovered in the 20th century, including the top quark.

Fermilab hits back this week with their own mock-rap video, "Particle Business." Per the press release:

Comment:
Quite frankly, as much as I like science, I don't find particle accelerators exciting. The Higgs-Boson particle joins the rest of the FAIRIE DUST ("Fabricated Ad hoc Inventions Repeatedly Invoked in Efforts to Defend Untenable Scientific Theories") created by scientists, but if they find it, I will be very happy to report the success.



Odds Are, It's Wrong: Science fails to face the shortcomings of statistics
Science News, 27th March 2010
For better or for worse, science has long been married to mathematics. Generally it has been for the better. Especially since the days of Galileo and Newton, math has nurtured science. Rigorous mathematical methods have secured science’s fidelity to fact and conferred a timeless reliability to its findings.

During the past century, though, a mutant form of math has deflected science’s heart from the modes of calculation that had long served so faithfully. Science was seduced by statistics, the math rooted in the same principles that guarantee profits for Las Vegas casinos. Supposedly, the proper use of statistics makes relying on scientific results a safe bet. But in practice, widespread misuse of statistical methods makes science more like a crapshoot.

It’s science’s dirtiest secret: The “scientific method” of testing hypotheses by statistical analysis stands on a flimsy foundation.

Statistical tests are supposed to guide scientists in judging whether an experimental result reflects some real effect or is merely a random fluke, but the standard methods mix mutually inconsistent philosophies and offer no meaningful basis for making such decisions. Even when performed correctly, statistical tests are widely misunderstood and frequently misinterpreted. As a result, countless conclusions in the scientific literature are erroneous, and tests of medical dangers or treatments are often contradictory and confusing.

Comment:
I will have to say that this is something of great interest to me from my days at university where as an undergraduate studying Physics for two years and then majoring in Geophysics, we were told how to interpret data. I remember being completely shocked being told that I could ignore a certain percentage of results that did not fit a straight line correlation. My immediate thought was: WHY would the anomalous data points be wrong, maybe they are telling us something? Quite frankly, at that point I realised that there was something very wrong with how science interpretes data. What's more, I will give you an example of how statistics can be completely useless.

Not that long ago, pharmaceutical companies only tested new drugs on men because women and their hormones complicated their testing procedures. This means that whatever "proof" of efficacy was generated, it was completely useless for half the population, however this was and is still not seen as being a problem. Go figure! "Until 1993, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations excluded "women of childbearing age" from participating in clinical trial phases for new drugs, which meant that pharmaceutical companies often only tested on men [source: Toomey]. As a result, many painkiller formulations and dosages were developed based on the male body's pain response."

Google search for more information, drug "only tested on men" However, if you do this google search, the small number of results still imply that most drug testing is still being carried out on men and I really can't understand why women think this is OK, I think it's barbaric.



For One Tiny Instant, Physicists May Have Broken a Law of Nature
PhysOrg, 19th March 2010
[...] Parity was long thought to be a fundamental law of nature. It essentially states that the universe is neither right- nor left-handed — that the laws of physics remain unchanged when expressed in inverted coordinates. In the early 1950s it was found that the so-called weak force, which is responsible for nuclear radioactivity, breaks the parity law. However, the strong force, which holds together subatomic particles, was thought to adhere to the law of parity, at least under normal circumstances.

Now this law appears to have been broken by a team of about a dozen particle physicists, including Jack Sandweiss, Yale's Donner Professor of Physics. Since 2000, Sandweiss has been smashing the nuclei of gold atoms together as part of the STAR experiment at RHIC, a 2.4-mile-circumference particle accelerator, to study the law of parity under the resulting extreme conditions.

The team created something called a quark-gluon plasma — a kind of "soup" that results when energies reach high enough levels to break up protons and neutrons into their constituent quarks and gluons, the fundamental building blocks of matter. Theorists believe this kind of quark-gluon plasma, which has a temperature of four trillion degrees Celsius, existed just after the Big Bang, when the universe was only a microsecond old. The plasma "bubble" created in the collisions at RHIC lasted for a mere millionth of a billionth of a billionth of a second, yet the team hopes to use it to learn more about how structure in the universe — from black holes to galaxies — may have formed out of the soup. [..]

Sandweiss and the team — which includes Yale physics research scientists Evan Finch, Alexei Chikanian and Richard Majka — found that quarks of a like sign moved together: Up quarks moved along the magnetic field lines, while down quarks traveled against them. That the quarks could tell the difference in directions suggested to the researchers that symmetry had been broken. The results were so unexpected that Sandweiss and his colleagues waited more than a year to publish them, spending that time searching for an alternative explanation.

Comment:
Since scientists don't understand magnetism and a few physicists with alternative ideas are completely shunned because the implications of new theory would jeopardise the current physics paradigm related to electromagnetism, means this result is NO surprise.



Woman tries to shut down Large Hadron Collider over apocalypse fears
A German woman has failed in a bid to force her country's government to halt experiments at the world's largest atom smasher which she feared would lead to the Earth's destruction.
The Telegraph, 9th March 2010
The country's highest court said that the woman — whom it didn't identify — had failed to demonstrate any connection between experiments at the CERN collider outside Geneva and the apocalypse.

The Federal Constitutional Court in the western Germany city of Karlsruhe threw out the woman's appeal because she was "unable to give a coherent account of how her fears would come about."

"The overwhelming scientific opinion is that the experiments carried out at CERN (the European Organisation for Nuclear Research) present no dangers," the court ruled.

CERN scientists are looking to the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) to mimic the conditions that followed the Big Bang and help explain the origins of the universe.

Comment:
People have been very frightened and scientists have received death threats but it does not help when they have talk about creating tiny black holes and then tell people that they would be harmless and just pass straight through Earth, (see previous entries). At the moment, I am sick of people with no idea of the science, trying to blame all the planetary weirdness on the LHC and HAARP. It's like these science projects have become bogeymen in the collective psyche, this woman does has done no study or analysis and is being led by pure fear. The LHC is mostly under France but overlaps into Switzerland, see map, er this is a country that also banks huge amounts of the world's gold, I think the authorities would be watching this venture with more than a little interest in their own self-preservation.

Large Hadron Collider ‘to shut down for a year’
The Telegraph, 10th March 2010
"Dr Steve Myers, a director of the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), which built the collider, said the machine will close at the end of a 2011. The collider is expected to reach world record power later this month at 7 trillion electron volts (TeV) in its bid to replicate the big bang that started the universe."



Brown Physicist Discovers Odd, Fluctuating Magnetic Waves
Brown University News, 23rd February 2010
Brown University physicist Vesna Mitrovic and colleagues at Brown and in France have discovered magnetic waves that fluctuate when exposed to certain conditions in a superconducting material. The discovery may help scientists understand more fully the relationship between magnetism and superconductivity at the quantum level. Results are published in Physical Review Letters.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — At the quantum level, the forces of magnetism and superconductivity exist in an uneasy relationship. Superconducting materials repel a magnetic field, so to create a superconducting current, the magnetic forces must be strong enough to overcome the natural repulsion and penetrate the body of the superconductor. But there's a limit: Apply too much magnetic force, and the superconductor’s capability is destroyed.

This relationship is pretty well known. But why it is so remains mysterious. Now physicists at Brown University have documented for the first time a quantum-level phenomenon that occurs to electrons subjected to magnetism in a superconducting material.

Comment:
Since space scientists are investigating superconducting magnets to generate magnetic fields to protect astronauts in spacecraft in the highly radioactive environment of space and the human energy field is capable of attracting superconducting particles of light that occurs in the process of spiritual evolution, and in effect creates a cosmic shield amongst other benefits of an enhanced energy field, this research is of great interest. Yes, the science is complex but the universe is not limited by human intellectual constraints.



In Brookhaven Collider, Scientists Briefly Break a Law of Nature
New York Times, 15th February 2010
Physicists said Monday that they had whacked a tiny region of space with enough energy to briefly distort the laws of physics, providing the first laboratory demonstration of the kind of process that scientists suspect has shaped cosmic history. [...]

The departure from normal physics manifested itself in the apparent ability of the briefly freed quarks to tell right from left. That breaks one of the fundamental laws of nature, known as parity, which requires that the laws of physics remain unchanged if we view nature in a mirror. [...]

Dr. Vigdor said: “A lot of physics sounds like science fiction. There is a lot of speculation on what happened in the early universe. The amazing thing is that we have this chance to test any of this.”

Comment:
Hmmm... Sometimes I marvel at scientists trying to tell the Universe how it should behave and when it fails to obey a fundamental law of our science how they react. This is hardcore plasma physics but since plasma represents 99.999% of the visible Universe and a quark gluon plasma is predicted to have been the essence of what existed immediately after the hypothetical Big Bang, it is important to know what is going on in the science, especially when we consider that there are many many mysteries associated with this primoridial spiritual energy. Well, as engineer, astrophysicist and plasma physicist Hannes Alfvén stated in his 1970 Nobel Prize speech, "In the beginning was the plasma". Despite what we don't know, many spiritual and metaphysical concepts can be seen in a new light when we study plasmas and some new insights gained.



We Got Rhythm: The Nearly Forgotten Anomalies of Frank Brown
The Big Study, 7th February 2010
...Many of these critters seemed naturally to have a cycle relating to the Moon, very expected in a way, since they were tidal creatures. Brown, particularly after he was hired as a young prof at Northwestern, had the lab and where-with-all to begin detailed work. He chose species like Fiddler Crabs and Oysters. He studied them both in the "field" and isolated in tanks at the University. He found many things relating to rhythms, but I'll mention only two.

Less interesting, perhaps, to us "outsiders", he found that creatures like the crabs appeared to have a "clock" which was significantly regulated by "outside" influences [i.e. not just a "hard-wired" internal cellular clock--which is what the establishment believed]. This, astonishingly, bought him not just disagreement but a shameful volley of insults and "professional" dirty tricks.

The second thing that he found was that creatures displaced from their native environment "re-set their cyclical clocks" even if placed in lab environments where they were shielded from all gross environmental "natural" inputs. Those two discoveries are, of course, closely related in Frank Brown's Big Picture, but the second was mostly ignored because it stretched any sort of thinking past most of our limits---but the first thing was viciously opposed as a pseudoscientific concept. [Brown is shown on the left at one of his study tanks at Northwestern].

"Scientific" persons began doing things like blocking his publications, slurring him in talks and even in writing, creating cabals to agree to never cite any of his work nor that of his students,mounting erroneous "statistical" arguments to show his alleged errors of data, refusing to invite him to speak at relevant symposia, or if they had to, offering him ten minutes to his opponents' 50 or 100 minute talks [I kid you not--read this disgusting crap in Brown's biographical chapter in Discovery Processes in Modern Biology, edited by W.R.Klemm. 1977].

Brown eventually "won", although he wasn't trying to "fight" anyone--Frank Brown is a civilized man. But his deeper discoveries are not spoken of much today, at least one of them. This is the fact learned from the oyster research that even if you keep them isolated in the lab, they not only re-set their "tidal" clocks, but they re-set them as if they somehow "know" that they been moved from the East Coast to Chicago--- that is: their new rhythm is the correct rhythm if they were sitting in a tidal situation in Chicago.

Comment:
More suppressed research.... Here we have some research that clearly reveals that biological rhythms in sea-life exist with an interdimensional component. In the laboratory when sea-life like oysters and crabs are isolated, they are still able to re-set their biological clocks to an influence that is not gravitational, electromagnetic or light. Here we have science that seems to imply that the theory of morphogenetic fields can be substantiated, but scientists literally frothed at the mouth when it was revealed that biological creatures are influenced by outside forces, because it implies that humans are influenced in the same way too. Now decades later, scientists have admitted this and now Epigenetics, how the environment influences genes and DNA is now one of the top scientific research areas. It seems that the truth always prevails — eventually.



Splitting Time from Space—New Quantum Theory Topples Einstein's Spacetime
Buzz about a quantum gravity theory that sends space and time back to their Newtonian roots
Scientific American, November 2009
Was Newton right and Einstein wrong? It seems that unzipping the fabric of spacetime and harking back to 19th-century notions of time could lead to a theory of quantum gravity. [...]

Can Horrava gravity claim the same success? The first tentative answers coming in say “yes.” Francisco Lobo, now at the University of Lisbon, and his colleagues have found a good match with the movement of planets.

Others have made even bolder claims for Horava gravity, especially when it comes to explaining cosmic conundrums such as the singularity of the big bang, where the laws of physics break down. If Horava gravity is true, argues cosmologist Robert Brandenberger of McGill University in a paper published in the August Physical Review D, then the universe didn’t bang—it bounced. “A universe filled with matter will contract down to a small—but finite—size and then bounce out again, giving us the expanding cosmos we see today,” he says. Brandenberger’s calculations show that ripples produced by the bounce match those already detected by satellites measuring the cosmic microwave background, and he is now looking for signatures that could distinguish the bounce from the big bang scenario.

Horava gravity may also create the “illusion of dark matter,” says cosmologist Shinji Mukohyama of Tokyo University.

Comment:
This article is interesting because we are being told that the 'time' component of spacetime can be considered as a variable, so we can compare this to water that can exist in different states like ice and steam. Hence,this new Horava gravity theory uses the mathematics of exotic phase transitions and the outcome so far has been quite successful. From the excitement surrounding this new theory, scientists can now re-think how the universe works, by getting rid of theories that are in consistent, like Big Bang and Dark Matter. This sounds like a promising step forward.



New method of sterilising equipment - with a plasma bag
Refreshing News, 28th November 2009
The practice of sterilising surgical tools and devices has helped radically improve healthcare. Researchers in the Netherlands are trying a new method, using plasma to kill bacteria inside sealed containers. But the old mainstay is a 130-year-old device called an autoclave, which is something like a pressure steamer.

Its advantage is that the unsterile tools can be packed into sealed containers and then processed, staying sealed and sterile after they are removed. Norbert Koster and his colleagues at TNO Science and Industry, an independent research organisation in the Netherlands, are developing a new way to sterilise medical devices.

By sealing them inside plastic bags and then using electromagnetic fields to create plasmas -- partially ionised gasses that contain free electrons and reactive ions.

Comment:
I LOVE learning about the properties of plasma! Incredibly, very few know that 99.999% of the visible universe is made up of this divine primordial intelligent energy, this is the glue that keeps the universe held together. This is a quote from plasma physicist Dr Louis Frank:
"You look up in the sky and the stars are plasma. Our Sun is plasma. The Earth's aurora are caused by plasma, In order to understand the universe, you must understand plasma. That is what I try to do."



Large Hadron Collider broken by bread dropped by passing bird
The Large Hadron Collider’s woes have taken a faintly comic turn after the huge particle accelerator got broken by a piece of bread dropped by a passing bird.
The Telegraph, 6th November 2009
The 27-kilometer (16.8 mile) LHC suffered serious overheating in several sections after the small piece of baguette landed in a piece of equipment on the surface above the accelerator ring.

Dr Mike Lamont, the LHC’s Machine Coordinator, said that a “a bit of baguette”, believed to have been dropped by a bird, caused the superconducting magnets to heat up from 1.9 Kelvin (-271.1C) to around 8 Kelvin (-265C), near the mark where they stop superconducting.

A failure like this, known as a “quench”, can be expected at around 9.6 Kelvin, CERN engineer Dr Tadeusz Kurtyka told The Register. [...]

The succession of technical problems the LHC has suffered has led some physicists, apparently in all seriousness, to claim that it is being sabotaged by time-travelling particles from its own future.

Comment:
LOL! This is funny after the theories that are being proposed for the run of bad luck on this high-profile project, see mid october 2009 reports.



The Collider, the Particle and a Theory About Fate
New York Times, 13th October 2009
"More than a year after an explosion of sparks, soot and frigid helium shut it down, the world’s biggest and most expensive physics experiment, known as the Large Hadron Collider, is poised to start up again. In December, if all goes well, protons will start smashing together in an underground racetrack outside Geneva in a search for forces and particles that reigned during the first trillionth of a second of the Big Bang.

Then it will be time to test one of the most bizarre and revolutionary theories in science. I’m not talking about extra dimensions of space-time, dark matter or even black holes that eat the Earth. No, I’m talking about the notion that the troubled collider is being sabotaged by its own future."

Comment:
The NYT headline is not very informative, but the following short synopsis explains the gist of a theory that provides an extraordinary explanation for the run of bad luck surrounding this project. Is The Large Hadron Collider Being Sabotaged from the Future? Quite frankly, I really don't think this kind of discussion is very sensible, especially as scientists at CERN received death threats when the experiments were set to go ahead before, as it seems a few people were absolutely terrified of what might happen.



'Masters of light' win Nobel Physics Prize
PhysOrg.com News, 6th October 2009
"Charles Kao, Willard Boyle and George Smith won the 2009 Nobel Physics Prize Tuesday for pioneering "masters of light" work on fibre optics and semiconductors, the Nobel jury said. The Hong Kong-based expert Kao and his two American counterparts were hailed for creating the two tools that helped unleash the Information Technology revolution of today. "This year's Nobel Prize in Physics is awarded for two scientific achievements that have helped to shape the foundations of today's networked societies.""

Comment:
Nice to see people being appreciated for their intelligence, rather than usual celebration of the lowest common denominator.



Nobel prize for chromosome find
BBC News, 5th October 2009
This year's Nobel prize for medicine goes to three US-based researchers who discovered how the body protects the chromosomes housing vital genetic code. Elizabeth Blackburn, Carol Greider and Jack Szostak jointly share the award. Their work revealed how the chromosomes can be copied and has helped further our understanding on human ageing, cancer and stem cells. The answer lies at the ends of the chromosomes - the telomeres - and in an enzyme that forms them - telomerase.

Comment:
This particular discovery should be of great interest to healers and those who are interested in working with universal energies. As I wrote in my article Healer Science It has been long established that healers are linking up to the Earth's Schumann Resonance which acts as a carrier wave for higher dimensional frequencies of light. The effect being that those energies immediately act to effect enzymes either increasing or descreasing activity, dependent on what is required for greater health and that is why there are legitimate claims for rejuvenation. I think someone now needs to design an experiemnt to see what happens to a test tube of the telomerase enzyme when healers are channelling, but I know the answer already.



Lightning helps create artificial blood vessels
Refreshing News, 22nd August 2009
"Frozen lightning," formally known as a Lichtenberg figure, is created by striking an electrically charged block of plastic with a nail. Researchers are using the pattern of tiny tunnels as a template for artificial vascular networks. [...]

"If you took kidneys from five different people and sliced them open, you would not see the exact same vascular pattern, at the microscopic level," said Hunziker, "even though the overall structure would be the same." Creating a block of what resembles frozen lightning is only a first step to growing new organs.

Comment:
This energy pattern made by lightning also applies to high energy humans and patterns in the human energy field. This is known to those cultures that are the most spiritually advanced who had long ago developed techniques to attract high energies for their spiritual evolution. Today, all we are getting is volume and the mass of humanity will be able to evolve without the rigorous discipline previously required.



'Hidden Portal' Concept Described: First Tunable Electromagnetic Gateway
The Guardian, 17th August 2009
While the researchers can't promise delivery to a parallel universe or a school for wizards, books like Pullman's Dark Materials and JK Rowling's Harry Potter are steps closer to reality now that researchers in China have created the first tunable electromagnetic gateway.

The work is a further advance in the study of metamaterials, published in New Journal of Physics (co-owned by the Institute of Physics and German Physical Society). In the research paper, the researchers from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and Fudan University in Shanghai describe the concept of a "a gateway that can block electromagnetic waves but that allows the passage of other entities" like a "'hidden portal' as mentioned in fictions."

Comment:
Well, the exact quote here "a gateway that can block electromagnetic waves but that allows the passage of other entities" is very interesting and know doubt this is the discovery of another secret of the universe, probably utilised by intelligent "magnetic entities".

Human Heart Regenerates Cells Automatically: One Percent Each Year
Natural News, 2nd August 2009
"In a groundbreaking new study, researchers from the Karolinska Institute in Sweden have demonstrated that heart cells are able to regenerate themselves, overturning the conventional wisdom that the body cannot replace damaged heart cells. Researchers immediately hailed the study as providing new hope for prevention and treatment of diseased hearts.

"I think this will be one of the most important papers in cardiovascular medicine in years," said Dr. Charles Murry, a heart researcher at the University of Washington in Seattle. "It helps settle a longstanding controversy about whether the human heart has any ability to regenerate itself." [...]

This idea was challenged in 1987 by Piero Anversa, now a researcher at Harvard Medical School. Anversa believes that the heart regenerates a rate allowing it to replace all of its cells four times in 80 years. Clinical evidence for this idea has been lacking, however. [...]

Anversa said he was "ecstatic" at the study's findings.

Comment:
Oh well, it's only taken 22 years to prove that a scientist [Anversa] had already been on the right track all those years ago, no doubt his theories upset the status quo.



Scientists Claim New State of Matter Created
Live Science, 28th July 2009
Scientists claim to have created a form of aluminum that's nearly transparent to extreme ultraviolet radiation and which is a new state of matter. It's an idea straight out of science fiction, featured in the movie "Star Trek IV." The work is detailed in the journal Nature Physics. [...]

"What is particularly remarkable about our experiment is that we have turned ordinary aluminum into this exotic new material in a single step by using this very powerful laser," Wark said. "For a brief period the sample looks and behaves in every way like a new form of matter. In certain respects, the way it reacts is as though we had changed every aluminum atom into silicon: it’s almost as surprising as finding that you can turn lead into gold with light."

Comment:
Isn't this what spiritual alchemy is all about? The description of a crystalline plasma state is also that of some of our higher energy bodies. Due to various channelled messages I have come across and my awareness that our planet is losing it's shielding to space weather, those humans who are prepared are going to evolve quickly as the bombardment of light intensifies and apparently the human race will gradually become more transparent.



New drug shields against radiation
The Australian, 18th July 2009
"A MEDICATION that can protect people exposed to normally lethal doses of radiation from a nuclear or a "dirty" bomb has been developed, reports say. In tests involving 650 monkeys exposed to radiation equivalent to that recorded during the Chernobyl nuclear reactor disaster in 1986, 70 per cent died while the rest suffered serious maladies, the newspaper Yediot Achronot said yesterday. Of the group given anti-radiation shots, almost all survived and had no side effects. A test on humans not exposed to radiation showed none suffered side effects from the medication."

Comment:
I note the emphasis on no side effects, but there is no timeframe mentioned.



Can a blast of light really kill breast cancer?
Daily mail, 30th June 2009
"A revolutionary treatment for breast cancer which destroys tumours with a blast of laser light was unveiled by doctors today. The technique involves no surgery, can be carried out in only a few minutes and does not harm healthy cells. A team of British surgeons plans to start clinical trials of 'photodynamic therapy' on 20 patients this year. [..]

The key appeal is that it attacks and destroys cancer cells while retaining the viability of the surrounding normal cells,' said Mr Keshtgar.

A patient undergoing a mammogram to see if she has breast cancer A patient undergoing a mammogram to see if she has breast cancer 'Breast cancer can be particularly traumatic, with more invasive treatments leaving physical and emotional scars. 'Our treatment will keep the structure of the connective tissue intact, meaning the breast does not become deformed or lose shape.' "

Comment:
Scientists are seeing the light at long last...



Cosmic radiation bombards Fred the Phantom Torso. Ouch!
iTwire, 28th May 2009
"NASA has a mannequin that is anatomically correct with respect to the human torso. Fred stays up in space at the International Space Station so that he can simulate the amount of radiation, especially galactic cosmic rays (GCRs), that hits astronauts while in outer space. Ouch again!

NASA says, “An unusual space traveler named Fred is orbiting Earth aboard the International Space Station. His job? To keep astronauts safe from space radiation.”

Fred is a 95-pound, three-foot high simulation of a human's upper torso. He has artificial skin but real bones. His organs—heart, brain, colon, kidneys, and liver—are made of plastic that resemble the density of these same organs in the human body."

Comment:
Some of these cosmic rays require 80 inches of lead to be stopped. The solution for humans has been to strengthen the human energy field by spiritually evolving and attracting superconducting particles that act as a shield to deflect unwanted energies (plasma research proves this to be true) and to activate and strengthen certain geometrical layers of the human energy field that act as the perfect receivers and transmitters. Of course this is too advanced for most people to comprehend that is why I was very intrigued to hear that in 1995, NASA considered offering grant money to scientists who wanted to understand what an energy practitioner was doing when they balanced the electromagnetic field around humans.ng.... By the way, for years now, scientists around the world have reported that our planet is experiencing 'extensive' cosmic ray showers from monitors that are placed at GROUND LEVEL. You may not realise that you are being effected, but cosmic rays cause DNA mutations and/or evolution.



Is Everything Made of Mini Black Holes?
Universe Today, 14th May 2009
"In 1971 physicist Stephen Hawking suggested that there might be “mini” black holes all around us that were created by the Big Bang. The violence of the rapid expansion following the beginning of the Universe could have squeezed concentrations of matter to form miniscule black holes, so small they can’t even be seen in a regular microscope. But what if these mini black holes were everywhere, and in fact, what if they make up the fabric of the universe?"

Comment:
I think the language used here of "mini-black holes" is unfortunate and maybe a better description should be interdimensional wormholes but as we know scientists are still very obsessed with the concept of 'black holes'. In my book, I compared the 50 year old Aether lattice Theory developed by the distinguished and British Dr Harold Aspen with the metaphysical concept of The Cosmic Lattice. There is also a link with research associated with Bose-Einstein condensates (BECs) and new states of matter. Scientists have discovered that in cold gases (plasmas) or when atoms in the gas get cold enough, they spontaneously spin up into what might be described as quantum mechanical twisters or hurricanes. This is all very relevant as scientists are now modelling the aether as a superfluid. Thus, the latest shock in Big Bang cosmology is that when scientists tried to recreate the promordial (quark-gluon) plasma, d pro,, the before experiments show that the fANG Na, so this research helps us to understand the nature of 'cold' plasmas and the 'The Cosmic Lattice', where 'holes' or 'hurricanes' in the aether follow geometric patterns and exist at the microscopic and macroscopic levels. In this regard, there is also the work of Russian scientists who have discovered that DNA can generate magnetized wormholes and therefore attract information from outside of space and time. As the article states, these black holes or wormholes come in all sizes and may account for the beliefs associated with Shamanism and some of the very strange images taken in space by the NASA/ESA SOHO spacecraft whilst monitoring the Sun. Theoretically, cosmic string traverses the universe and are also described as 'celestial superhighways', Whilst mathematicians are only calculating 'routes', it is possible that the plasma phenomenon of hollow 'tubes' of cosmic string, can be seen by digital technology under certain conditions.



In Search of the Black Swans
Physics World, 1st April 2009
"This is how discovery works: returns on research investment do not arrive steadily and predictably, but erratically and unpredictably, in a manner akin to intellectual earthquakes. Indeed, this idea seems to be more than merely qualitative.

Data on human innovation, whether in basic science or technology or business, show that developments emerge from an erratic process with wild unpredictability.

For example, as physicist Didier Sornette of the ETH in Zurich and colleagues showed a few years ago, the statistics describing the gross revenues of Hollywood movies over the past 20 years does not follow normal statistics but a power-law curve - closely resembling the famous Gutenberg - Richter law for earthquakes - with a long tail for high-revenue films. A similar pattern describes the financial returns on new drugs produced by the bio-tech industry, on royalties on patents granted to universities, or stock-market returns from hi-tech start-ups.

What we know of processes with power-law dynamics is that the largest events are hugely disproportionate in their consequences. In the metaphor of Nassim Nicholas Taleb's 2007 best seller The Black Swan, it is not the normal events, the mundane and expected "white swans" that matter the most, but the outliers, the completely unexpected "black swans"."

Comment:
I love the concept of "Black Swans" and I am thrilled to see this article. The evolution of consciousness means "the old ways" are losing their efficacy and new more evolved ways was to do business are required.



Can fractals make sense of the quantum world?
New Scientist, 30th March 2009
"Quantum theory just seems too weird to believe. Particles can be in more than one place at a time. They don't exist until you measure them. Spookier still, they can even stay in touch when they are separated by great distances. Einstein thought this was all a bit much, believing it to be evidence of major problems with the theory, as many critics still suspect today.

Quantum enthusiasts point to the theory's extraordinary success in explaining the behaviour of atoms, electrons and other quantum systems. They insist we have to accept the theory as it is, however strange it may seem. But what if there were a way to reconcile these two opposing views, by showing how quantum theory might emerge from a deeper level of non-weird physics?

If you listen to physicist Tim Palmer, it begins to sound plausible. What has been missing, he argues, are some key ideas from an area of science that most quantum physicists have ignored: the science of fractals, those intricate patterns found in everything from fractured surfaces to oceanic flows (see What is a fractal? ). [...]

Other physicists seem inspired by the novelty of Palmer's approach. "What makes this really interesting is that it gets away from the usual debates over multiple universes and hidden variables and so on," says Bob Coecke, a physicist at the University of Oxford. "It suggests there might be an underlying physical geometry that physics has just missed, which is radical and very positive." Coecke points out that very few scientists working on fundamental physics have explored how fractals might be incorporated into the theory, even though they are commonplace in other parts of physics.

Comment:
The fractal nature of the universe is a basic understanding in metaphysics; as above, so below. By the way, I'm hearing that people in the UK are starting to see the triangular faces that belong to the diamonds in the diamond light grid, when they look into the aura of people who have had that particular layer of light activated, seriously good news!



Quantum weirdness: What we call 'reality' is just a state of mind
Guardian, 21st March 2009
"A lifetime studying quantum mechanics has convinced Bernard d'Espagnat that the world we perceive is merely a shadow of the ultimate reality I believe that some of our most engrained notions about space and causality should be reconsidered. Anyone who takes quantum mechanics seriously will have reached the same conclusion.

What quantum mechanics tells us, I believe, is surprising to say the least. It tells us that the basic components of objects - the particles, electrons, quarks etc. - cannot be thought of as "self-existent". The reality that they, and hence all objects, are components of is merely "empirical reality".

Comment:
I just find the language used to describe our reality as defined by quantum mechanics and cited by intellectual New Agers just a little too pretentious. Isn't it just easier to say that everything in this reality is derived from higher dimensional space? Yes, I wrote about this in my book and used the jargon but hopefully tried to make the case using other scientific perspectives.



Mathematics: The only true universal language
New Scientist, 16th February 2009
[...] "Mathematics has been the language of science for thousands of years, and it is remarkably successful. [...]

There are nonetheless reasons to hope that simple underlying rules might govern some seemingly complex phenomena. This was intimated in 1970 by the mathematician John Conway who invented the "game of life". Conway wanted to devise a game that would start with a simple pattern and use basic rules to evolve it again and again. He began experimenting with the black and white tiles on a Go board and discovered that by adjusting the simple rules of his game, which determine when a tile turns from black to white and vice versa, and the starting patterns, some arrangements produce incredibly complex results seemingly from nowhere. Some patterns can emerge that appear to have a life of their own as they move round the board."

Comment:
Long article and I found all the talk about what aliens would think just plain off-putting. Whatever, there is some discussion of the multiverse and I found the above paragraph very interesting. The idea of polarities represented by black/white, on/off, top/down, negative/positive, male/female is fundamental to understanding the interaction of energy.

From the book Path of Empowerment – Pleiadian Wisdom For A World In Chaos
"The checkerboard is a symbol that has captured the ultimate complexity of the field of existence in a design that is layered with symbolic meaning."

"The sixty-four squares ...form an eight-sided design on a two-dimensional surface in third-dimensional reality, a metaphor for revealing the essence of cosmic law and the basic instructions for building energy in any reality ...The alternating pattern of black-and-white symbols triggered the mind to remember the higher cosmic and spiritual laws for working with energy."



Our world may be a giant hologram
New Scientist, 15th January 2009
"For the past seven years, this German set-up has been looking for gravitational waves - ripples in space-time thrown off by super-dense astronomical objects such as neutron stars and black holes. GEO600 has not detected any gravitational waves so far, but it might inadvertently have made the most important discovery in physics for half a century. For many months, the GEO600 team-members had been scratching their heads over inexplicable noise that is plaguing their giant detector. Then, out of the blue, a researcher approached them with an explanation. In fact, he had even predicted the noise before he knew they were detecting it.

According to Craig Hogan, a physicist at the Fermilab particle physics lab in Batavia, Illinois, GEO600 has stumbled upon the fundamental limit of space-time - the point where space-time stops behaving like the smooth continuum Einstein described and instead dissolves into "grains", just as a newspaper photograph dissolves into dots as you zoom in. "It looks like GEO600 is being buffeted by the microscopic quantum convulsions of space-time," says Hogan."

Comment:
The scientists are looking for ripples in space-time but the detector is being "buffetted" left right and centre by "noise" then someone comes along and tells them, er that's exactly what you should expect.... isn't the scientific method wonderful.... Maybe an explanation is that space-time is under constant bombardment, rather than the occasional ripple, space-time is in a maelstrom as wave after wave of cosmic energies pass through from the galactic center. Scientific studies state that everything in this dimension is dependent on space-time or higher dimensions held in space-time, we know that something fundamental is taking place, but for all the millions spent of detectors, we are none the wiser and those who are interested can only rely on information from metaphysical sources.



Before the Big Bang There Was Another Universe
A new theory rules out singularity

SoftPedia News, 12th December 2008
"A new challenge to classical cosmology comes from a novel field named loop quantum cosmology (LQC), which started from applying rules of loop quantum gravity on the context of general relativity. The new vision states that the universe we live in did not emerge from an infinitely small particle with a similarly infinite mass (the dreadful singularity all scientists have been trying to avoid). Instead, the authors claim that another (possibly similar) universe existed before.

The laws of physics to which singularity abides are still elusive, but theoretical aspects suggest that it is highly likely that Planck-scale densities are impossible. So, Martin Bojowald, an assistant professor of physics at Pennsylvania State University, and Abhay Ashtekar, Eberly professor of physics and director of the Institute for Gravitational Physics and Geometry at the same institution, have devised a model where the universe is the result of another kind of Big Bang, called a Big Bounce.

Comment:
Yes, many cosmologists have realised that the mathematics and theory to support Big Bang Theory is impossible. Some have deducted this from the observation of quasars and plasma physicists know this for sure from laboratory experiments, hence some have already produced far more realistic theories. Whatever, the name 'The Big Bounce' is rather catchy, I suppose it designed to go down well at an elementary level....



Has new physics been found at the ageing Tevatron?
New Scientist, 3rd November 2008
"While engineers at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) race to fix its teething problems and start looking for new particles, its ageing predecessor is refusing go silently into the night. Last week, physicists announced that the Tevatron particle accelerator at Fermilab in Batavia, Illinois, has produced particles that they are unable to explain. Could it be a sign of new physics?"

Comment:
I actually find this quite amusing, because when scientists originally started to discover lots of new sub-atomic particles, some started to suspect that the consciousness of the researchers was actually involved with the experiment, interacting with and creating these new particles. Thus, it seems ironic that just when this Fermilab Collider is being shut down, new particles just appear......



Scientists discover quantum mechanical 'hurricanes' form spontaneously
Physorg.com, 17th October 2008
"University of Arizona scientists experimenting with some of the coldest gases in the universe have discovered that when atoms in the gas get cold enough, they can spontaneously spin up into what might be described as quantum mechanical twisters or hurricanes."

Comment:
Here we must understand that scientists are now modelling the aether as a superfluid, so this research with Bose-Einstein condensates (BECs) helps us to understand the nature of 'cold' plasmas and what has been called the 'The Cosmic Lattice'. Thus 'holes' or 'hurricanes' in the aether follow geometric patterns and exist at the microscopic and macroscopic levels. This research is mentioned in my book along with Harold Aspden's Aether lattice Theory, which provide some theoretical explanation for origins of 'cosmic string' or 'topological defects', which are described three dimensionally here as 'hurricanes'. At the macroscopic level, cosmic string traverses the universe and are also described as 'celestial superhighways', at the microscopic level, they exist at the level of our DNA, permitting a crossover of higher dimensional energy.



Scientists discover quantum mechanical 'hurricanes' form spontaneously
Physorg.com, 17th October 2008
"University of Arizona scientists experimenting with some of the coldest gases in the universe have discovered that when atoms in the gas get cold enough, they can spontaneously spin up into what might be described as quantum mechanical twisters or hurricanes."

Comment:
Here we must understand that scientists are now modelling the aether as a superfluid, so this research with Bose-Einstein condensates (BECs) helps us to understand the nature of 'cold' plasmas and what has been called the 'The Cosmic Lattice'. Thus 'holes' or 'hurricanes' in the aether follow geometric patterns and exist at the microscopic and macroscopic levels. This research is mentioned in my book along with Harold Aspden's Aether lattice Theory, which provide some theoretical explanation for origins of 'cosmic string' or 'topological defects', which are described three dimensionally here as 'hurricanes'. At the macroscopic level, cosmic string traverses the universe and are also described as 'celestial superhighways', at the microscopic level, they exist at the level of our DNA, permitting a crossover of higher dimensional energy.



Why the atom smasher went bang
The Sydney Morning Herald, 7th October 2008
"A poor soldering job on one of 10,000 connections is the most likely cause of the failure that sidelined the world's largest atom smasher days after the start of the new collider, a senior scientist said.

"It is very probable that there was a connection that wasn't good," said Lyn Evans, project leader of the new Large Hadron Collider at CERN, the European Nuclear Research Organisation. Mr Evans said the source of the problem was small.

"It happens quite often in electrical connections," he said, adding that he thought the fault resulted from human error on one electrical connection.

Comment:
Just to add to the chaos..... This is taken from www.junkscience.com and is repeated here because experts are warning that a poorly thought out environmental directive will be cause electronics and electrical circuits to fail in the future;
"Or perhaps they were using lead free solder? "The particularly damaging aspect of this new law which, to give it its full name, is Directive 2002/95/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 January 2003 on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment, is the ban on the use of lead in electronic equipment, thus prohibiting the use of lead-based solder."

Also quoted by John Brignell: "A classic example was the ban on lead in solder. It was completely unjustified by available evidence yet imposed virtually without serious thought. Leadless solder is not only considerably more expensive, it is unreliable, being subject to dry joints and cracks. We are talking about people being killed here, for there are now many applications of electronics on which human lives depend, let alone livelihoods. Notably, military applications were excluded."



Why nature can't be reduced to mathematical laws
New Scientist, 6th October 2008
"ONE of the grand aims of science is to explain every aspect of nature in terms of simple, fundamental laws - but is this possible? A team of physicists claims to have found a hint that some things simply cannot be computed, and that nature could be more than the sum of its parts.

The idea of reductionism, a key tool in science for centuries, holds that everything in nature can ultimately be understood by gaining knowledge of its constituent parts. The laws of fluid flows, for example, can be derived from the deeper laws of atomic and molecular motion, which in turn follow from quantum physics. In 1972, physicist Philip Anderson pointed out that there could be a problem with this approach. Anderson suggested that some systems may be more than the sum of their parts.

He championed "emergence" - the notion that important kinds of organisation might emerge" Subscription only:" - the notion that important kinds of organisation might emerge in systems of many interacting parts, but not follow in any way from the properties of those parts. If so, then even perfect knowledge of the physics at one level would be inadequate for understanding organisation at higher levels. This conjecture has been debated ever since."

"We were able to find a number of properties that were simply decoupled from the fundamental interactions," says Gu. Even some really simple properties of the model, such as the fraction of atoms oriented in one direction, cannot be computed. This result, says Gu, shows that some of the models scientists use to simulate physical systems may actually have properties that cannot be linked to the behaviour of their parts (www.arxiv.org/abs/0809.0151). This, in turn, may help explain why our description of nature operates at many levels, rather than working from just one. "A 'theory of everything' might not explain all natural phenomena," says Gu. "Real understanding may require further experiments and intuition at every level."

Comment:
Here scientists are admitting the failure of "reductionism" and that "unknown" properties influence the behaviour of individual parts. Depending on which scientists you talk to, some have evidence of an "unseen" world that they can substantiate with sound theoretical explanations. Most importantly, when scientists try to model living systems, including the Earth's biosphere, they certainly don't have all the parameters to make sound predictions.



Large Hadron Collider must hibernate after wrong sort of big bang
The Times, 24th September 2008
"Two weeks ago the world's physicists were all smiles. The most powerful atom smasher to be built had been switched on to global acclaim and scientists were ready to begin experiments that could unlock many of the enduring mysteries of the Universe. They are going to have to wait a little longer. On Friday the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) created the wrong sort of big bang – a fault so serious that CERN, the European Organisation for Nuclear Research, announced last night that the particle accelerator would have to be shut down until next spring for repairs."

Comment:
The wrong sort of Big Bang! LOL!



Do fly-by anomalies reveal new physics at work?
New Scientist, 23rd September 2008
Subscription only exerpts: "The findings may call into question our understanding of gravity. Could these anomalies yield the first tangible connection between quantum mechanics and relativity, a link that theorists would dearly love to find? Or is there some mysterious, unseen body of matter tugging at our spacecraft? Whatever the answer, these anomalies may compel us to re-examine the forces at work in space."

"One extraordinary suggestion for the origin of the anomaly has come from theorist Stephen Adler of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey. In an as-yet-unpublished paper, he suggests that the fly-by anomalies are caused by the drag the spacecraft experiences from a cloud of invisible dark matter clumped around the Earth (www.arxiv.org/abs/0805.2895). The clump cannot extend as far as the moon or we would have seen its effect on the moon's orbital motion, and it cannot come too close to the Earth or it would have affected the orbits of artificial satellites.

Admittedly, Adler's model appears contrived: his dark matter cloud needs two components orbiting differently in order to explain why some spacecraft increase in speed and others reduce. Even more seriously, it would require a density of dark matter much higher than most astronomers believe is even possible. These very significant constraints notwithstanding, such clumped dark matter would be compatible with an experiment in Gran Sasso, Italy, called DAMA, which is designed to detect the presence of dark matter. The DAMA team claims to show a larger-than-expected amount of dark matter impacting on the Earth, though their result, too, is controversial."

"Theorist Karl Svozil at the Vienna University of Technology in Austria has even proposed a laboratory experiment to test the effect. Instead of a rotating planet, he suggests using a massive, spinning stack of magnetic discs to mimic Earth's mass and magnetic field. To imitate the spacecraft, he proposes firing a beam of neutral particles past the stack and measuring its trajectory. According to the known laws of physics, the beam should be unaffected. If it is knocked off course, then new physics is at play. "In principle, the experiment could look for a gravitational and an electromagnetic origin of the fly-by anomaly," says Svozil."

Comment:
According to Russian scientific studies if you spin a magnet then torsion fields (subtle energy fields) come into play. As stated in my book, Albert Einstein showed mathematically the existence of a close connection between gravitation and the curvature of space-time and at the same time Elie Cartan was the first to point to the possibility of the existence of fields generated by the spin angular momentum density. These ideas became known as Einstein-Cartan theory or ECT in 1913. In 1991, Gennady Shipov showed that the violation of Newton's Laws by gyroscopic systems was caused by the appearance of torsion fields generated by spinning mass. These fields were calculated to be 30 orders of magnitude less than gravitation and so were dismissed by Einstein as irrelevant, but it seems that when it comes to space probe planetary fly-bys, it's enough to be noticed. Still, I can't understand why these scientists are struggling, because it is KNOWN physics identified by experiment and by 1996 there were over 10,000 papers in existence.



A Knot of Light
Science News, 18th September 2008
"Imagine twisting a beam of light into a knot, as if it were a piece of a string. Now grab another light beam and tie it around the first, forming its own loop. Tie on another and another, until all of space is filled up with loops of light. Sounds preposterous, but a pair of physicists has shown that light can do just this — at least in theory. Visible light, along with all other forms of electromagnetic radiation, is governed by Maxwell’s equations, and the researchers have found a new solution to these equations in which light forms linked knots."

Comment:
I disagree this is new science, as other scientists have found alternative solutions to Maxwell's equations and their work has been ignored. Whatever, this suggests that scientists have a theoretical solution for "magnetic entities", independent light entities made up of plasma.



Large Hadron Collider to be turned off for two months following damage
The Telegraph, 20th September 2008
"A faulty connection between two magnets has triggered a meltdown which will delay the world’s biggest science experiment by two months, the Cern laboratory has admitted. The fire brigade was called to the Large Hadron Collider after the fault, which sent temperatures soaring by 100 degrees celsius in a section of the 17-mile underground circuit on the Swiss-French border."

Comment:
I am sure many CERN scientists are very disappointed but opponents will be sighing from relief.



Superconductivity Can Induce Magnetism
Science Daily, 15th September 2008
"In the experiment reported in Science, the scientists cooled a single crystal of CeCoIn5, a metal compound consisting of cerium, cobalt and indium, to a temperature of minus 273.1 degrees, close to absolute zero. To their great surprise, they discovered that magnetism and superconductivity coexist and disappear at the same time when they heat the sample or increase the magnetic field. This discovery is extraordinary, since magnetic order exists exclusively when this sample is in the superconducting state. In this unique case, magnetism and superconductivity do not compete with each other. Instead, superconductivity generates magnetic order."

Comment:
The theory surrounding superconductivity and magnetism is complex and this discovery only serves to provide some additional insight. However, from my understanding of the metaphysical implications, humans have the ability to attract particles of light that have superconducting properties. When these build up to a certain level, then a fully fledged Meissner field will be established which then acts as a shield only allowing 'beneficial' frequencies of light that will enable our DNA to code efficiently. I have suggested particles because that is what I have seen when working to help build up people's energy fields, see Tuning the Diamonds: Electromagnetism & Spiritual Evolution for more details. Whatever, this article suggests that the superconductivity of certain elements also induces magnetic order which again can be related to the concept of "Signal Power" explained in my book.



Hackers claim there's a black hole in the atom smashers' computer network
Times Online, 13th September 2008
"Hackers have broken into one of the computer networks of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). A group calling itself the Greek Security Team left a rogue webpage describing the technicians responsible for computer security at the giant atom smasher as "schoolkids" — but reassuring scientists that they did not want to disrupt the experiment. The hackers gained access to a website open to other scientists on Wednesday as the LHC passed its first test, sending its protons off on their dizzying journey through time and space, close to the speed of light."

Comment:
This is starting to seem like a circus, as we read, "Many countries will send their heads of state or government to the event: President Sarkozy of France, President Couchepin of Switzerland and President Köhler of Germany have the date in their diaries, and either President Medvedev of Russia or Vladimir Putin may attend. The British Prime Minister, however, has apparently decided to skip the opportunity to be publicly associated with black holes."



Scientists get death threats over Large Hadron Collider
The Telegraph, 5th September 2008
"Scientists working on the world's biggest machine are being besieged by phone calls and emails from people who fear the world will end next Wednesday, when the gigantic atom smasher starts up."

Comment:
It's interesting that people are so fearful that they are taking matters into their own hands and trying to stop these scientists. If something does go wrong we just have to hope it will be localised, and that it's only the egos of these scientists that are bruised. More interestingly, I can't believe I missed the YouTube Large Hadron Rap, it's got over a million hits too! I note that some have complained that it "cheapens the science and dumbs it down". Personally, I am amazed that someone has successfully made this particle science even vaguely interesting...

Update See The Big Question: Is our understanding of the Universe about to be transformed? for a good educational summary of experiments events taking place at CERN.



If The Large Hadron Collider Produced A Microscopic Black Hole, It Probably Wouldn't Matter
ScienceDaily, 30th June 2008
Particle colliders creating black holes that could devour the Earth. Sounds like a great Hollywood script. But, according to UC Santa Barbara Physics Professor Steve Giddings, it's pure fiction.

Giddings has co-authored a paper documenting his study of the safety of microscopic black holes that might possibly be produced by the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), which is nearing completion in Europe. The paper, co-authored by Michelangelo Mangano of the European Center for Nuclear Research (CERN), which is building the world's largest particle collider, investigates hypothesized behavior of tiny black holes that might be created by high-energy collisions in the CERN particle accelerator.

If they appear at all, these black holes would exist for "about a nano-nano-nanosecond," Giddings said, adding that they would have no effect of consequence.

Comment:
Well, scientists want to play Russian roulette, so we will find out soon, won't we.....



Doomsday under debate
Cosmic Log, 16th June 2008
"The world's largest particle collider is designed to do its job largely under the surface - and that under-the-surface status also applies to much of the progress in the legal case challenging whether the collider should actually be allowed to do its job. Take today's seven-minute-long conference in Hawaii's U.S. District Court, for example: The meeting set up the schedule for a federal trial, due to begin a year from today, on a suit seeking to hold up operations at Europe's Large Hadron Collider while officials answer claims that the machine could create world-gobbling black holes or other monsters."

Comment:
Well, we have the latest on the latest scientific madness. It seems from the comments, many are not impressed and cite the long history of governments who have placed scientific curiousity before human interests. I had to admit I did have a good laugh reading some of the comments....



Written in the skies: why quantum mechanics might be wrong
Nature, 17th May 2008
"The question of whether quantum mechanics is correct could soon be settled by observing the sky — and there are already tantalizing hints that the theory could be wrong. Antony Valentini, a physicist at Imperial College, London, wanted to devise a test that could separate quantum mechanics from one of its closest rivals — a theory called bohmian mechanics. Despite being one of the most successful theories of physics, quantum mechanics creates several paradoxes that still make some physicists uncomfortable, says Valentini."

Comment:
More fundamental physics theories being seriously questioned....



It's a whiz-bang experiment, with a downside that could really suck
The Age, 13th April 2008
"WILL the world end later this year? In mid-August, in a chamber deep underneath the Swiss-French border, physicists will switch on a machine that might produce the first man-made black holes. Normally only found in outer space, these high-gravity objects have a reputation for devouring all matter in their vicinity — and they only stop when the food runs out. Could the Earth's first black hole also end up being its last, after it sucks in the chamber, the physicists, and the entire planet?"

Comment:
I ignored this article originally, because I find the whole CERN particle accelerator experiments mind-bogglingly boring. However, now there are acusations made that the experiments have managed to destabilise Earth's orbit and that various world disasters have been caused, so I have been thinking.... The thoughts that come to mind are rather strange....what if top scientists are deliberately trying to make major "adjustments", it wouldn't be the first time that highly risky experiments with the Earth have been tried. Whatever, some people are so concerned they have decided to sue, see Black hole lawsuit.



How Rocket Engines Can Be Destroyed By Mysterious Sound Waves
Science Daily, 10th April 2008
"Scientists generally believe that these powerful and unstable sound waves, created by energy supplied by the combustion process, were the cause of rocket failures in several U.S. and Russian rockets. Scientists have also observed these mysterious oscillations in other propulsion and power-generating systems such as missiles and gas turbines."

Comment:
Another example where forces of nature exist that our scientists do not fully understand.



NASA Baffled by Unexplained Force Acting on Space Probes
Space.com, 3rd March 2008
"Mysteriously, four spacecraft that flew past the Earth have each displayed unexpected anomalies in their motions. These newfound enigmas join the so-called "Pioneer anomaly" as hints that unexplained forces may appear to act on spacecraft. A decade ago, after rigorous analyses, anomalies were seen with the identical Pioneer 10 and 11 spacecraft as they hurtled out of the solar system. Both seemed to experience a tiny but unexplained constant acceleration toward the sun."

Comment:
"Baffled", "perplexed", "stunned", "surprised", "shocked", "amazed" etc. Yes, many scientists do not understand all the forces that operate in our universe, NASA have to use tables of known trajectories to get space probes out of our solar system, because the "established" laws of physics do not work.... So why are most scientists so enamoured by falsified theories....who knows.....



Magnetic atoms of gold, silver and copper have been obtained
Basque Research News, 28th February 2008
Major news for spiritual alchemists! An international team led by Physics and Chemistry teams from the Faculty of Science and Technology at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) and directed by Professor Jose Javier Saiz Garitaonandia, has achieved, by means of a controlled chemical process, that atoms of gold, silver and copper - intrinsically non-magnetic (not attracted to a magnet) - become magnetic. The article has been published in the February issue of the prestigious international magazine in nanotechnology, Nanoletters (Vol.8, No. 2, 661-667 (2008)).

According to the research, in which researchers from the UPV/EHU as well as teams from Australia and Japan have taken part, the magnetism appears reduce the dimensions of the material to nanometric dimensions and surround it with previously selected organic molecules. The magnetism of these nanoparticles is a permanent one (like iron) which, even at ambient temperature, is quite significant. This amazing behaviour has been obtained not just with gold (a phenomenon which had already been put forward as experimentally possible) but, in this research, nanoparticles of silver and copper (the atoms of which are intrinsically non-magnetic) with a size of 2 nm (0.000002 mm) have also been shown to be magnetic at ambient temperature.

The contribution of this work, part of the PhD of Ms Eider Goikolea Núñez and led by Professors Mr Jose Javier Saiz Garitaonandia and Ms Maite Insausti Peña, is not limited to obtaining these amazing magnetic nanoparticles. In fact, by means of complex techniques, using experimental systems based on particle accelerators and nuclear techniques, both in Japan and in Australia, have clearly shown for the first time that magnetism exists in atoms of gold, silver and copper, metals which, in any other condition, are intrinsically non-magnetic (a magnet does not attract them).

This discovery goes beyond the mere fact of converting non-magnetic elements to magnetic ones. These properties appear in smaller-sized particles that have never been seen in classical magnetic elements. In fact, they can be considered as the smallest magnets ever obtained. Moreover, such properties do not occur only at low temperatures but they are conserved, apparently without any degradation, at temperatures well above the ambient ones.

This work poses new questions as regards what have been the accepted up to now as the physical mechanisms associated with magnetism and opens the doors to interesting applications yet to be discovered, some of which are related to the use of magnetic nanoparticles for the diagnosis/treatment of illnesses. Likewise, this article is destined to be a point of no return for research into fundamental questions about magnetism.

Comment:
Gold, silver and copper are all "Ormus elements". I have seen golden particles attracted to my hand whilst conducting energy balancing sessions, so the scientific validation for all energy practitioners is very important.



US Experiment Takes The Lead In The Competitive Race To Find Dark Matter
Spacedaily.com, 29th February 2008
"Observations made with telescopes have repeatedly shown that dark matter exists. It is the stuff that holds together all cosmic structures, including our own Milky Way. The observation of WIMPs would finally reveal the underlying nature of this dark matter, which plays such a crucial role in the formation of galaxies and the evolution of our universe," says Joseph Dehmer, director of the Division of Physics for the National Science Foundation. The discovery of WIMPs would require extensions to the theoretical framework known as the standard model of particles and their forces."

Comment:
Still searching for the "dark" force!



The Dark Side of Light
Physorg.com, 19th February 2008
"Recently, researchers from the University of Glasgow and the University of Bristol in the UK have discovered another unusual property of light – or, more accurately, the darkness within light. As the researchers explain, natural light fields are threaded by lines of darkness, which create optical vortices that appear as black points within the light. The group has modeled this phenomenon, and found that the lines of darkness exhibit fractal properties with Brownian (random) characteristics. Further, the characteristics of these optical vortices suggest universal properties, which could help connect different areas of physics.

...Interestingly, the researchers noted that these properties of optical vortices (the ratio of vortex lines to loops and their scale invariance) are very similar to the properties of cosmic strings, according to the cosmic string lattice model.
The model describes the configuration of cosmic strings in the early universe – the very thin but very dense one-dimensional defects in space-time that could be responsible for the formation of galaxies. The researchers don’t think this similarity is likely to be coincidental. They suggest that these properties could be universal for all optical fields, and they plan to investigate the analogy further."



Physicist Neil Turok: Big Bang Wasn't the Beginning
Wired.com, 19th February 2008
"According to Turok, who teaches at Cambridge University, the Big Bang represents just one stage in an infinitely repeated cycle of universal expansion and contraction. Turok theorizes that neither time nor the universe has a beginning or end.

It's a strange idea, though Turok would say it's no stranger than the standard explanation of the Big Bang: a singular point that defies our laws of physics, where all equations go to infinity and "all the properties we normally use to describe the universe and its contents just fail."

Comment:
Well, we have someone here who is brave enough to suggest that the emperor has no clothes.....



There Is 'Design' In Nature, Biologist Argues
ScienceDaily.com, 18th February 2008
"There is, indeed, a design to life -- an evolutionary design," Miller said. "The structures in our bodies have changed over time, as have its functions. Scientists should embrace this concept of 'design,' and in so doing, claim for science the sense of orderly rationality in nature to which the anti-evolution movement has long appealed."

Comment:
"Intelligent" universal energy is self-directing and self-organising and regardless of what scientists choose to believe, everything that exists has this "divine" component, as the evidence clearly shows.



Superconducting Surprise: Better Understanding Could Bring 'Endless Applications'
Science Daily, 16th February 2008
"Superconductors are superior to ordinary metal conductors such as copper because current doesn't lose energy as wasteful heat as it flows through them, thus allowing larger current densities. Once a current is set in motion in a closed loop of superconducting material, it will flow forever."

Comment:
Now that "Space Weather" is becoming an issue, humans are also required to build up their magnetic fields and this is achieved by attracting, superconducting aetheric particles into your energy field. See Tuning the Diamonds – sample page here....



Teleportation and Wormholes: The Science of 'Jumper'
LiveScience.com, 14th February 2008
"So far scientists have teleported single photons — a packet of light — across miles. But that's "a far cry from teleporting a person," Farhi said. To begin with, measuring the quantum state of an object essentially destroys it. Ouch. Next, your average person is made of more than 10^27 atoms — a 1 with 27 zeroes behind it — and each atom is made of subatomic particles such as protons, neutrons and electrons. Measuring the quantum states of all of a person's particles would likely take a long, long time."

Comment:
Sometimes, I wonder about scientists who really don't seem to know very much. We are told by the US military that teleportation by yogis is REAL and there is a wealth of factual information to support this view.



How Crystal Becomes a Conductor
UC Davis News Service, 5th February 2008
"Squeeze a crystal of manganese oxide hard enough, and it changes from an electrical insulator to a conductive metal. In a report published online this week by the journal Nature Materials, researchers use computational modeling to show why this happens.

The results represent an advance in computer modeling of these materials and could shed light on the behavior of similar minerals deep in the Earth, said Warren Pickett, professor of physics at UC Davis and an author on the study."

Comment:
These scientists are providing proof of how and why plasmas generate huge electric currents within the Earth's crust prior to earthquakes.



Magnetism loses under pressure
EurekAlert.org, 29th January 2008
"Scientists discovered that the magnetic strength of magnetite -- the most abundant magnetic mineral on Earth -- declines drastically when put under pressure."

"Magnetite is found in small quantities in certain bacteria, in brains of some birds and insects, and even in humans," commented Yang Ding, the study’s lead author with the Carnegie-led High-Pressure Synergetic Consortium.... There is intense scientific interest in its properties."



New understanding for superconductivity at high temperatures
EurekAlert.org, 11th January 2008
"An international research team has discovered that a magnetic field can interact with the electrons in a superconductor in ways never before observed. Andrea D. Bianchi, the lead researcher from the Université de Montréal, explains in the January 11 edition of Science magazine what he discovered in an exceptional compound of metals – a combination of cobalt, indium and a rare earth – that loses its resistance when cooled to just a couple of degrees above absolute zero. [...]

"This discovery sharpens our understanding of what, literally, holds the world together and brings physicists one step closer to getting a grip on superconductivity at high temperatures." [...]

"When subjected to intense magnetic fields, these materials produce a completely new type of magnetic tornado that grows stronger with increasing fields rather than weakening," said Prof. Bianchi. "The beauty of this compound is how we can experiment without breaking it."



Geometry is all
A shape could describe the cosmos and all it contains

Economist.com, 28 November, 2007
"ONE of the mysteries of the universe is why it should speak the language of mathematics. Numbers and the relationships between them are, after all, just abstract reasoning. Yet mathematics has shown itself to be particularly adept at describing both the contents of the universe and the forces that act on them."

"Using geometry to describe the world is not new. Murray Gell-Mann performed a similar trick 50 years ago in an attempt to make sense of the plethora of particles that was then emerging from experiments. He placed these on the points of a geometric structure known as SU(3), and found that, by manipulating the structure, he was able to reproduce the interactions of the real world."

Comment:
Nice, straight forward article. Now imagine that those particles are just whirlwinds of interdimensional and hyperdimensional plasma, and then imagine that these intelligent particles occasionally re-arrange themselves based on universal cycles, then finally consider that you are made up of these intelligent particles and can choose to incorporate the most intelligent and intuitive particles that can existence. Next, ask yourself the question, what is the Holy Spirit?



Hypertime — why we need 2 dimensions of time
EurekaAlert, 8th November 2007
"Two-dimensional time gives every appearance of being a non-starter. Yet when Bars found hints of an extra time dimension in M-theory in 1995, he was determined to take a closer look. When he did, Bars found that a key mathematical structure common to all 11 dimensions remained intact when he added an extra dimension. "On one condition," says Bars. "The extra dimension had to be time-like."

Comment:
Nice introduction to this concept here.



Shrinking Kilogram Bewilders Physicists
Breitbart.com, 12th September 2007
PARIS (AP) - A kilogram just isn't what it used to be. The 118-year-old cylinder that is the international prototype for the metric mass, kept tightly under lock and key outside Paris, is mysteriously losing weight—if ever so slightly.

Comment:
The background aether or zero-point field is changing and this will effect everything in our reality. Our physicists now acknowledge that everything in our reality is dependent on interdimensional energy and we are experiencing evolutionary change. Nothing will stay the same.



New World Record For Superconducting Magnet Set
Physorg.com, 7th August 2007
If you are in any way interested in your evolutionary progression then it is imperative that you understand how you can attract superconducting magnets to build up your own energy field. This is what these scientists report,

"the conductor is capable of generating very high magnetic fields", "superconducting magnets require little or no electrical power to run once they are brought up to full field.

Comment:
What they don't tell you is that these particles are freely available to humans and are on special offer, as they being delivered to Earth via the courtesy of spaceweather.



Conscious Particles, Fields and Waves
Signs-of-the-times.org, 17 July 2007
Comment:Well this article gives the science, but I am much more interested in the practical application of human interaction with New Energy. Planet Earth is being blasted with New Energy, multi-dimensional plasma (ionised particles - the building blocks of life). This energy is NEW, a fact that is lost on many New Agers trying to hook up to an old dwindling supply of energy. Then there are the others trying to apply old methodology to New Energy that has a completely different consciousness and hence behaves differently. It's nice to see some scientists realise that
Elementary particles (such as photons and electrons) appear to possess a certain degree of "intelligence" and awareness of the environment. Renowned plasma and particle physicist, David Bohm, says "In some sense a rudimentary mind-like quality is present even at the level of particle physics. As we go to subtler levels this mind-like quality becomes stronger and more developed."
So when will more New Age healers wake up and realise that the rules of engagement have changed?



What happened before the Big Bang?
Eureka Alert, 1st July 2007
Comment:Are we seeing some sanity coming out of the physics community? Finally, someone has proposed that this universe was born out of the collapse of a previous universe. It has always amazed me that intelligent people could believe that our universe, space and time came from absolutely nothing. When you understand the true nature of a multi-dimensional aetheric plasma, then you will agree with Hannes Alfvén; "In the beginning was the plasma." Nobel Prize lecture, December 11, 1970 in Stockholm



The Mathematical Lives of Plants
Science News, 5th May 2007
Comment: It just amazes me that day after day I can find articles in the media that explain the spiritual nature of our reality. Here is a nice article about how nature obeys certain Universal Laws, normally referred to by the term Sacred Geometry. The physics experiments that explain the spiral patterns, golden angle, and Fibonacci numbers with magnetism are very important and have major implications for understanding the formation of spiral galaxies. If you have read the book Tuning the Diamonds and understand the concept of the Master Diamond Template, this experimental finding has deep significance. Don't miss watching the movie.



MU physicist says testing technique for gravitomagnetic field is ineffective
University of Missouri News Bureau, 1st June 2007
Comment:We have an example here of a physicist complaining that experiments should actually measure real effects, not confirm mathematical abstractions that add up to zero. Is it any wonder that physicists muse that no real progress in understanding the basis of our reality has taken place for decades? Some of these guys need to get out of theoretical wonderland!



A sound way to turn heat into electricity
Physorg.com News, 4th June 2007
"University of Utah physicists developed small devices that turn heat into sound and then into electricity. The technology holds promise for changing waste heat into electricity, harnessing solar energy and cooling computers and radars."

Comment:
This article has prompted me to link this with recent discoveries that the Sun works via magnetism, sound and geometry. Now if you could reverse this process: electricty -> sound -> heat, it would explain how the Sun works and fit observational data. We must remember that the most advanced forecasting techniques to predict the behaviour of the Sun is called Helioseismology, and it is based on measuring reverberating sound.




Susan Joy Rennison, B.Sc.Hons. (Physics with Geophysics)

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