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  • Was Einstein wrong all along? Controversial theory suggests the speed of light is SLOWER...

    06/28/2014 12:14:35 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 73 replies ^ | : 06:57 EST, 27 June 2014 | Ellie Zolfagharifard
    The University of Maryland physicist believes the delay could have been because the light was in fact slowed as it travelled due to something known as 'vacuum polarisation'. During this phenomenon, photons break down to something known as ‘positrons’ and electrons for a split second. before combining together again. When they split, quantum mechanics creates a gravitational potential between the pair of ‘virtual’ particles. Dr Franson argues that the process might have a gradual impact on the speed of the photon, meaning that over 168,000 light years, the photons may have suffered a near five-hour delay. If the physicist is...
  • Building Inspection Notes - Engineering Marvels

    04/08/2009 12:22:35 PM PDT · by Attention Surplus Disorder · 11 replies · 933+ views
    Google docs ^ | unknown | unknown
    Been doing some construction work lately, and I've been told to keep an eye out for some of these types of things. Enjoy! LOL. I hope these pix can be seen.
  • NASA Finds Direct Proof of Dark Matter

    08/21/2006 6:13:30 PM PDT · by vikingd00d · 93 replies · 2,468+ views
    NASA News ^ | 21 Aug 2006 | Erica Hupp
    Dark matter and normal matter have been wrenched apart by the tremendous collision of two large clusters of galaxies. The discovery, using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and other telescopes, gives direct evidence for the existence of dark matter. "This is the most energetic cosmic event, besides the Big Bang, which we know about," said team member Maxim Markevitch of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in Cambridge, Mass. These observations provide the strongest evidence yet that most of the matter in the universe is dark. Despite considerable evidence for dark matter, some scientists have proposed alternative theories for gravity where it...