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Time for astrophysicists to say goodbye to OGLE-TR-113b a planet which is observed to be spiralling into a star (named OGLE-TR-113, must be jealous), though apparently it will be quite a destruction ""It would be pretty spectacular. You'd be watching a planet get shredded," says Rory Barnes of the University of Washington in Seattle."-NS
According to New Scientists the planet will be ripped apart by the stars gravity in 1.4m years, with its existence only discovered in 2002.
"As the Jupiter-sized world orbits its star, we see a temporary dimming in the star's light when the planet passes between it and us. This transit occurs during each of its 32-hour-long orbits."-NSTime for astrophysicists to say goodbye to OGLE-TR-113b a planet which is observed to... more
Chinese photo artist Li Wei has no respect for gravity, as demonstrated by his photography. He make photos of people flying out of windows, sticking out from walls, jumping from bridges or simply hanging up in the air. All for the sake of art.
http://www.buzzhunt.co.uk/2010/09/15/chinese-artist-li-wei-hates-gravity/Chinese photo artist Li Wei has no respect for gravity, as demonstrated by his... more
Stephen Hawking: The universe arises from scientific processes, not God + documentary "Master of the Universe"Hold the front page: the big bang was an inevitable consequence of the laws of physics. Or indeed, as the front page of the London Times put it: "Hawking: God did not create universe". Media furore over Stephen Hawking's new book, The Grand Design, has made it the biggest science news story of the day. But it's not like Hawking has suddenly given up a religious belief – let alone proved that God doesn't exist. http://www.makeahistory.com/index.php/submit-an-article/3961-stephen-hawkingHold the front page: the big bang was an inevitable consequence of the laws of... more
It’s hard to imagine a more fundamental and ubiquitous aspect of life on the Earth than gravity.
But what if it’s all an illusion, a sort of cosmic frill, or a side effect of something else going on at deeper levels of reality?
So says Erik Verlinde, 48, a respected string theorist and professor of physics at the University of Amsterdam, whose contention that gravity is indeed an illusion has caused a continuing ruckus among physicists, or at least among those who profess to understand it. Reversing the logic of 300 years of science, he argued in a recent paper, titled “On the Origin of Gravity and the Laws of Newton,” that gravity is a consequence of the venerable laws of thermodynamics, which describe the behavior of heat and gases.
“For me gravity doesn’t exist,” said Dr. Verlinde, who was recently in the United States to explain himself. Not that he can’t fall down, but Dr. Verlinde is among a number of physicists who say that science has been looking at gravity the wrong way and that there is something more basic, from which gravity “emerges,” the way stock markets emerge from the collective behavior of individual investors or that elasticity emerges from the mechanics of atoms.
Looking at gravity from this angle, they say, could shed light on some of the vexing cosmic issues of the day, like the dark energy, a kind of anti-gravity that seems to be speeding up the expansion of the universe, or the dark matter that is supposedly needed to hold galaxies together.
Dr. Verlinde’s argument turns on something you could call the “bad hair day” theory of gravity.
It goes something like this: your hair frizzles in the heat and humidity, because there are more ways for your hair to be curled than to be straight, and nature likes options. So it takes a force to pull hair straight and eliminate nature’s options. Forget curved space or the spooky attraction at a distance described by Isaac Newton’s equations well enough to let us navigate the rings of Saturn, the force we call gravity is simply a byproduct of nature’s propensity to maximize disorder.
Some of the best physicists in the world say they don’t understand Dr. Verlinde’s paper, and many are outright skeptical. But some of those very same physicists say he has provided a fresh perspective on some of the deepest questions in science, namely why space, time and gravity exist at all — even if he has not yet answered them.
“Some people have said it can’t be right, others that it’s right and we already knew it — that it’s right and profound, right and trivial,” Andrew Strominger, a string theorist at Harvard said.
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http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/13/science/13gravity.html?_r=2It’s hard to imagine a more fundamental and ubiquitous aspect of life on the... more
Every physicist is taught that information cannot be transmitted faster than the speed of light. Yet laboratory experiments done over the last 30 years clearly show that some things appear to break this speed limit without upturning Einstein's special theory of relativity. http://www.makeahistory.com/index.php/your-details/405-faster-than-lightEvery physicist is taught that information cannot be transmitted faster than the speed... more
Daniel Price lives in a hole in the ground. There's just enough height to sit against the wall with legs straight out in front. The low ceiling is punctuated by a square skylight framing an overcast sky, and there is plush carpet underbutt.... http://www.makeahistory.com/index.php/bizzareweird/381-man-in-the-holeDaniel Price lives in a hole in the ground. There's just enough height to sit... more
RedIceRadio — March 20, 2010 — Author and researcher Wallace Thorhill joins us to discuss his work and book "The Electric Universe". He has been working closely with David Talbot over at thunderbolts.info and he's one of the voices in the "Thunderbolts of the Gods" DVD. Previously we've had Donald Scott and Rens van der Sluijs with us on the program, also contributors to thunderbolts.info, now Wallace joins us for an excellent two hour program as we explore the exciting theory of the electric universe. Topics Discussed: Immanuel Velikovsky, The Saturn Myth, Ancient Solar system, Gravity, Electricity, Journal of Classical Physics, Einstein, the Electric Universe Theory, Quasars, Black Holes, The Standard Model of the Sun, Solar Activity, Anode, Glow Discharge, Photosphere, Magnetism, Twisted Pairs, DNA shape of a Galaxy, Dark Currents, Fractal, The Nature of Gravity, Infinite Speed, Nerve Signaling Speed, Tom Van Flandern, The Origins of the Universe, Longitudinal System, Tesla, Free Energy and more.
I'm loving Red Ice Radio. www.redicecreations.comRedIceRadio — March 20, 2010 — Author and researcher Wallace Thorhill... more
A wormhole exists at the center of a black hole. Wormholes would allow travel from one part of the universe to another part of that same universe very quickly or would allow travel from one universe to another. All around us are tiny doors that lead to the rest of the Universe. Predicted by Einstein's equations, these quantum wormholes offer a faster-than-light short cut to the rest of the cosmos - at least in principle. Now physicists believe they could open these doors wide enough to allow someone to travel through. http://www.makeahistory.com/index.php/submit-an-article/364-wormholeA wormhole exists at the center of a black hole. Wormholes would allow travel from one... more
The hole has provided astronomers with a surprising glimpse into the end of the star-forming process. Stars are born in dense clouds of dust and gas that can now be studied in unprecedented detail with Herschel. Although jets and winds of gas have been seen coming from young stars in the past, it has always been a mystery exactly how a star uses these to blow away its surroundings and emerge from its birth cloud. Now, for the first time, Herschel may be seeing an unexpected step in this process. http://www.makeahistory.com/index.php/submit-an-article/362-hole-in-spaceThe hole has provided astronomers with a surprising glimpse into the end of the... more
In a May 7 session at the European Geosciences Union (EGU) general assembly in Vienna, researchers presented the first interim results of the ESA mission GOCE, the Gravity Field and Steady-State Ocean Circulation Explorer. :http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/05/100507101849.htmIn a May 7 session at the European Geosciences Union (EGU) general assembly in Vienna,... more
We still don't have a theory that describes the fundamental nature of the universe, but there are plenty of candidates. The "theory of everything" is one of the most cherished dreams of science. If it is ever discovered, it will describe the workings of the universe at the most fundamental level and thus encompass our entire understanding of nature. ... http://www.makeahistory.com/index.php/your-details/205-seven-theories-of-everything-that-pretend-to-describe-the-fundamental-nature-of-the-universeWe still don't have a theory that describes the fundamental nature of the... more
Not exactly a lesson in how to measure acceleration due to gravity.
Derector of Photography
DJ yogyogYogdah Presents: TONY GODDARD Measuring Gravity Not exactly a lesson in how to... more
Gravity was shot in HD with a Canon 5D MKII in and around downtown Phoenix. Shots were using available light between ISO 1200 to 5000 and features the memorable spaces that dot the Phoenician landscape, including the months’ old light rail system, Civic Space Park, Phoenix Art Museum and the Clarendon Hotel.
The project is the second collaboration for Silver Medallion and Giulio Sciorio after shooting their album cover. For this project, the lyrics and visuals work in chorus, using the metaphor of gravity to illustrate the isolation, anonymity and stresses of modern city living.
Giulio Sciorio - Photographer
Valdese Jones - Creative Direction
Track Produced by
M. RellGravity was shot in HD with a Canon 5D MKII in and around downtown Phoenix. Shots were... more
Need to figure out how much energy you'll need to escape the gravitational pull of the solar system's planets and moons? This chart compares the gravity wells of our neighboring celestial bodies.
http://io9.com/5435600/gravity-well-chart-helps-you-plan-your-planetary-escapeNeed to figure out how much energy you'll need to escape the gravitational pull... more
If the lines in the spectrum of the light from a star or galaxy appear at a lower frequency (shifted toward the red) than where they are observed in the spectrum of the Sun, we say this object exhibits 'positive redshift'. The accepted explanation for this effect is that the object must be moving away from us. This interpretation is drawn by analogy with the downward shift in the pitch of a train whistle as it passes through a railroad crossing and then speeds away from us. The question is: Is recessional velocity the only thing that can produce a redshift, as modern astrophysicists presume? It has become clear that the answer to that question is an emphatic NO!
But a high redshift value does not necessarily mean the object is far away. There is another, more important cause of high redshift values.
Halton C. Arp is a professional astronomer who, earlier in his career, was Edwin Hubble's assistant. He has earned the Helen B.Warner prize, the Newcomb Cleveland award and the Alexander von Humboldt Senior Scientist Award. For years he worked at the Mt. Palomar and Mt. Wilson observatories. While there, he developed his well known catalog of "Peculiar Galaxies" that are misshapen or irregular in appearance.
Arp discovered, by taking photographs through the big telescopes, that many pairs of quasars (quasi-stellar objects) which have extremely high redshift z values (and are therefore thought to be receding from us very rapidly - and thus must be located at a great distance from us) are physically associated with galaxies that have low redshift and are known to be relatively close by. Arp has photographs of many pairs of high redshift quasars that are symmetrically located on either side of what he suggests are their parent, low redshift galaxies. These pairings occur much more often than the probabilities of random placement would allow. Mainstream astrophysicists try to explain away Arp's observations of connected galaxies and quasars as being "illusions" or "coincidences of apparent location". But, the large number of physically associated quasars and low red shift galaxies that he has photographed and cataloged defies that evasion. It simply happens too often
Because of Arp's photos, the assumption that high red shift objects have to be very far away - on which the "Big Bang" theory and all of "accepted cosmology" is based - is proven to be wrong! The Big Bang theory is therefore falsified.If the lines in the spectrum of the light from a star or galaxy appear at a lower... more
"In 1950, Immanuel Velikovsky culminated decades of research with a book titled Worlds in Collision that "proposes that many myths and traditions of ancient peoples and cultures are based on actual events." His approach was interdisciplinary, a rarity in the 20th century, taking into account astronomy, physics, chemistry, psychology, ancient history, and comparative mythology.
While recognized as "neither crank nor charlatan," Velikovsky and his ideas were denied a hearing in what same to be known as the "Velikovsky Affair."
Immanuel Velikovsky was too eminent a scholar to be dismissed outright as a kook, and he counted some respected people among his friends. (See The Einstein-Velikovsky Correspondence). Nevertheless, his Catastrophism was rejected outright by a scientific establishment that couldn't stomach an interdisciplinary challenge to its dogmatic Uniformitarianism, even after Velikovsky's predictions about the temperature of Venus and radio activity from Jupiter were proven true.
Say what you will of Velikovskian cosmology, more scientists themselves are questioning whether it is right to dismiss outright celestial events as described in ancient texts, as this article suggests – The Odyssey astronomically accurate? And exciting news just today that the largest planet of our solar system "snared a passing comet in the middle of the last century, eventually releasing it 12 years later," rings a Velikovskian bell – Jupiter had temporary moon for 12 years.
Whatever conclusions one may come to on this matter, it raises interesting questions about the tyrannical conformity of thought that plagues not only the scientific but also the economic and political spheres as well. Are not proponents of the Austrian School of Economics similarly marginalized by the academic cartel, as are advocates the traditional United States non-interventionism by the political cartel? Alternative medicine's long history of suppression by the American Medical Association is also a parallel.
Like Velikovskianism, both Austrianism and Non-interventionism touch on more dimensions of the human experience than do the "mainstream" approaches to economics and foreign policy they oppose. Velikovskianism appeals to the traditional authority of ancient texts; Austrianism appeals to the traditional authority of the discoveries of the School of Salamanca, and Non-interventionism to the traditional authority of the Founders.
Fascinating as the cosmological speculations detailed above are, they are far less convincing than the economic and political ideas mentioned in the last paragraphs. It is nothing less than scandalous that these are denied a hearing."
Rumor has it that Velikovsky's "Worlds in Collision" was the book found on Einstein's nightstand when he died. It was also a #1 best seller until the science mafia assassinated his character (less bloody than regular assassination)."In 1950, Immanuel Velikovsky culminated decades of research with a book titled... more