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Loose Cable Behind CERN Faster-than-light Result

Posted: February 25th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Applied Science, Favorite New Thought, Outside the Box, Physics, Quantum Physics | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Loose Cable Behind CERN Faster-than-light Result

Loose Cable Behind CERN Faster-than-light ResultThe controversial finding that cast a large shadow of doubt over Einstein’s belief that nothing can travel faster than the speed of light might have been caused by a loose cable, the lab behind the result said. Physicists at the CERN laboratory near Geneva appeared to contradict Albert Einstein last year when they reported that sub-atomic particles called neutrinos could travel fractions of a second faster than light. Einstein had said nothing could travel faster than light.

James Gillies, a spokesman for CERN, said the lab’s startling result was now in doubt. Earlier on Wednesday, the website ScienceInsider reported the surprising result was down to a loose fibre optic cable linking a Global Positioning System satellite receiver to a computer. ScienceInsider is run by the respected American Association for the Advancement of Science. Mr Gillies confirmed a flaw in the GPS system was now suspected as a possible cause for the surprising reading. Gillies’ says further testing was needed before any definite conclusions could be reached :: Read the full article »»»»


Higgs Boson: ‘The God Particle’ Nearly, But Not Quite!?

Posted: December 13th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Applied Science, Cankler Science News, Physics, Quantum Mechanics, Quantum Physics, Quantum Physics, Science News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Higgs Boson: ‘The God Particle’ Nearly, But Not Quite!?

Simulation - Higgs Event

Scientists at the European Organisation for Nuclear Research – CERN –  say they have found signs of – although not yet conclusively discovered – the Higgs boson, an elementary particle which is the missing link in the Standard Model of physics.

The famed particle is the missing link in current theories of physics, used to explain how everything gains its mass. Rumors have been crashing about the scientific community for weeks on these findings.

Fabiola Gianotti, the scientist in charge of the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider, said the signal was centred at around 126 – GeV – Giga Electron Volts.

“I think it would be extremely kind of the Higgs boson to be here,” Gianotti told a seminar to discuss the findings :: Read the full article »»»»


OPERA :: Faster Than The Speed of Light

Posted: September 28th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Applied Science, Favorite New Thought, M.Aaron Silverman, Outside the Box, Physics Applied, Quantum Mechanics, Quantum Physics, Quantum Physics, Quantum Physics, Science, Science News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on OPERA :: Faster Than The Speed of Light

Scientists from the European Organization for Nuclear Research and the Italian National Institute of Nuclear Physics, under the experiment banner of OPERA  are reporting that sub-atomic particles known as neutrinos have the ability to travel faster than the speed of light, a discovery that if verified, would completely disassemble Einstein’s theory of special as well as general relativity. Or, at the outside these findings – if correct – may force science to re-calculate the speed of light :: Read the full article »»»»


Funkinwagnill: Quantum Mechanics

Posted: September 25th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Physics, Quantum Mechanics, Quantum Physics, Quantum Theory | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Funkinwagnill: Quantum Mechanics

Funkinwagnill AlbertQuantum Mechanics: aka Quantum Physics aka Quantum Theory, is a branch of physics that provides a mathematical description of the Wave -particle Duality of Matter and Energy. The theory was developed in 1925 by Werner Heisenberg. Quantum mechanics describes the time evolution of physical systems via a mathematical structure called the wave function. The wave function encapsulates the probability that the system is to be found in a given state at a given time. Quantum mechanics also allows one to calculate the effect on the system of making measurements of properties of the system by defining the effect of those measurements on the wave function. This leads to the well-known uncertainty principle as well as the enduring debate over the role of the experimenter, epitomised in the Schrödinger’s Cat thought experiment :: Read the full article »»»»


Light Disorder: Laws of Reflection, Refraction and the Surface Pattern Loophole

Posted: September 4th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Applied Science, Cankler, Physics, Quantum Physics, Science | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Light Disorder: Laws of Reflection, Refraction and the Surface Pattern Loophole

Scientists at Harvard have discovered new ways of making light dance, along the way changing the laws of reflection and refraction of light. The wonderful world of Nano particles, along with their effects on light’s behaviour were explored in order to make these discoveries. Under normal circumstances light is nice and predictable, Mr Consistent, the team from the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences  – SEAS – found a loop-hole though, precise patterns of metallic nanostructures. Just as in a Carnivals Magic Mirror amusement the nanostructures were able to warp and bend light, unlike the carnival though they did not require bendy mirrors or clever lighting. Instead  using Nano structures embedded in precise patterns on the surface of silicon they were able to alter lights behaviour. Their findings were published in the scientific journal Science, September 2 and have since led to the reformation of the mathematical laws of reflection and refraction, the predicted path of a ray of light bouncing of a surface or passing from medium to medium, bouncing or bending:: Read the full article »»»»