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Feb 21, 2016

Sudan Vision Daily — Details

Posted by in categories: nanotechnology, particle physics, quantum physics, space travel

Love on a Subatomic Scale.


When talking about love and romance, people often bring up unseen and mystical connections. Such connections exist in the subatomic world as well, thanks to a bizarre and counterintuitive phenomenon called quantum entanglement. The basic idea of quantum entanglement is that two particles can be intimately linked to each other even if separated by billions of light-years of space; a change induced in one will affect the other. In 1964, physicist John Bell posited that such changes can occur instantaneously, even if the particles are very far apart. Bell’s Theorem is regarded as an important idea in modern physics, but it seems to make little sense. After all, Albert Einstein had proven years before that information cannot travel faster than the speed of light. Indeed, Einstein famously described the entanglement phenomenon as “spooky action at a distance.” In the last half-century, many researchers have run experiments that aimed to test Bell’s Theorem. But they have tended to come up short because it’s tough to design and build equipment with the needed sensitivity and performance, NASA officials said. Last year, however, three different research groups were able to perform substantive tests of Bell’s Theorem, and all of them found support for the basic idea. One of those studies was led by Krister Shalm, a physicist with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Boulder, Colorado. Shalm and his colleagues used special metal strips cooled to cryogenic temperatures, which makes them superconducting — they have no electrical resistance. A photon hits the metal and turns it back into a normal electrical conductor for a split second, and scientists can see that happen. This technique allowed the researchers to see how, if at all, their measurements of one photon affected the other photon in an entangled pair. The results, which were published in the journal Physical Review Letters, strongly backed Bell’s Theorem. “Our paper and the other two published last year show that Bell was right: any model of the world that contains hidden variables must also allow for entangled particles to influence one another at a distance,” co-author Francesco Marsili, of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California, said in a statement. There are practical applications to this work as well. The “superconducting nanowire single photon detectors” (SNSPDs) used in the Shalm group’s experiment, which were built at NIST and JPL, could be used in cryptography and in deep-space communications, NASA officials said. NASA’s Lunar Atmosphere Dust and Environment Explorer (LADEE) mission, which orbited the moon from October 2013 to April 2014, helped demonstrate some of this communications potential. LADEE’s Lunar Laser Communication Demonstration used components on the spacecraft and a ground-based receiver similar to SNSPDs. The experiment showed that it might be possible to build sensitive laser communications arrays that would enable much more data to be up- and downloaded to faraway space probes, NASA officials said.

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Feb 21, 2016

Global Healthspan Policy Institute Photo

Posted by in categories: health, life extension, policy

Global Healthspan Policy Institute added a new photo.

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Feb 21, 2016

No Big Bang? Quantum equation predicts universe has no beginning

Posted by in categories: cosmology, information science, mathematics, quantum physics, singularity

New equation proves no “Big Bang” theory and no beginning either as well as no singularity.


(Phys.org) —The universe may have existed forever, according to a new model that applies quantum correction terms to complement Einstein’s theory of general relativity. The model may also account for dark matter and dark energy, resolving multiple problems at once.

The widely accepted age of the , as estimated by , is 13.8 billion years. In the beginning, everything in existence is thought to have occupied a single infinitely dense point, or . Only after this point began to expand in a “Big Bang” did the universe officially begin.

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Feb 21, 2016

New Japanese ‘Robot Farm’ Can Grow Vegetables Anywhere on Earth

Posted by in categories: food, robotics/AI, sustainability

A new fully-automated farm in Japan can be used to grow vegetables anywhere on Earth with little human input, but it may not yet be a solution to solve hunger, the company’s CEO told Sputnik Japan.

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Feb 21, 2016

Bisbos.com :: Aerospace Illustration

Posted by in categories: nuclear energy, space travel

The first serious attempt to design a ship capable of travelling to the nearest stars. Weighing 50,000 tonnes, powered by nuclear fusion, travelling at 12% of the speed of light, the journey time would be close to 50 years.

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Feb 21, 2016

This phone has the most unique design we’ve ever seen

Posted by in categories: energy, mobile phones

LG has released the latest iteration of its flagship smartphone called the G5, and it’s got some interesting features that make it stand out from the rest of the pack. You can remove to bottom to change the battery or attach a number of other compatible devices.

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Feb 21, 2016

Underground Delivery System

Posted by in category: futurism

Can you imagine an UNDERGROUND delivery system? This coming wants to make it happen!

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Feb 21, 2016

Quantum weirdness may hide an orderly reality after all

Posted by in category: quantum physics

A reboot of a classic quantum experiment suggests that photons have a well-defined trajectory, resurrecting a previously dismissed theory.

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Feb 21, 2016

Fountain of Youth? Russian Scientists Discover a Possible Cure for Aging

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, life extension

“Many doctors believe that #aging is a disease and can therefore be cured,” and Russian scientists may prove it right! #medicine

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Feb 21, 2016

China Announces Three Brand New Gravitational Wave Projects

Posted by in categories: physics, space

China has proposals for gravitational wave observatories drafted, but will the government approve them? How will they affect the country’s rank in space research?

The scientists at LIGO may be celebrating, but they’re about to have some stiff competition.

The People’s Republic of China now has three projects lined up to investigate gravitational waves as reported by the state media yesterday. These projects were decided upon just days after US scientists confirmed Einstein’s prediction.

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