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  • Soft-Sediment Deformation: Recent Flood Evidence (article)

    10/01/2013 8:22:29 AM PDT · by fishtank · 23 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | Sept. 2013 | John D. Morris, Ph.D.
    Soft-Sediment Deformation: Recent Flood Evidence by John D. Morris, Ph.D. * Years ago, Dr. Steve Austin and I wrote a technical article on tight folds in sedimentary rock as evidence for recent creation. The original article, which was awarded the best paper at the 1986 International Conference on Creationism, contained two studies, one of which is abridged here.1 The evidence we presented then is just as relevant today for showing that EarthÂ’s geology clearly supports the biblical record. Introduction Evolutionists and creationists have different views on the origin of sedimentary rock strata. Evolutionists, who uphold the uniformitarian doctrine of 19th-century...
  • Creationism Par Excellence

    12/12/2010 6:29:34 PM PST · by jdlevy95 · 10 replies
    chabad.org ^ | 1961 | Rabbi Menachem Schneerson
    In 1961, the Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, of righteous memory, and Professor Cyril Domb exchanged correspondence on the subject of Torah and Science. Professor Domb was a professor of mathematics at Cambridge University from 1952 to 1954 and professor of theoretical physics at King's College, London, from 1954 to 1981. From 1981 to 1989, Domb was professor of physics at Bar-Ilan University, and remains professor emeritus there. He is also president of the Association of Orthodox Jewish Scientists. He now lives in Israel.
  • Flood of Noah, Earthquakes

    01/06/2011 5:21:27 PM PST · by BrandtMichaels · 45 replies
    video.search.yahoo.com/video/ ^ | Sept. 17th, 2010 | Pastor Kevin Lea
    CalvaryChurchPO | September 17, 2010 | 0 likes, 0 dislikes Pastor Kevin Lea presents Dr. Walt Brown's Hydroplate Theory, examines the Genesis account of the flood and answers the questions: Where did the water comefrom? Where did it go? Where did the comets come from? ...and many other important questions.
  • Vanity: Genesis As Science, Chapter 1

    03/18/2012 6:38:49 PM PDT · by EnglishCon · 146 replies
    03/18/2012 | EnglishCon
    A few people asked me to write this, after a couple of comments I made on another thread. The first few chapters of Genesis are, with minimal mental gymnastics, a clear and accurate statement of science, as we understand it today. I am not talking from any particular creed here. Though a Catholic, (and without any authority!), I am from a background of a devout Protestant and much less devout Jewish culture who is, like many people, simply looking for answers. My training was as a Biochemist, at a time when we were first starting to map the genome. So,...
  • Science points to God

    07/19/2012 5:48:29 PM PDT · by kathsua · 63 replies
    Hutchinson News ^ | 7/12/12 | DAVE DENLINGER
    I appreciated the comments of Leroy Stucky (Western Front, June 28) defending the biblical view of the beginning of mankind, the world and the universe, otherwise known as creationism. Creationism will always be a very difficult doctrine to accept, as long as people exclude the supernatural influence and presence of an almighty God who, in my opinion, started the whole process. I have never read an issue of The American Spectator magazine, but recently at the library I happened to pick up the May 2012 issue. The magazine, I found out, is very conservative, but not necessary Christian. However, included...
  • Darwinists Wrong Again on Human Evolution

    08/16/2012 9:41:05 AM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 70 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | August 16, 2012 | JP
    Paging Nicholas Wade. He’s the New York Times science writer who worships at the altar of Darwinism. Two years ago, he reported that biologists, led by Svante Paabo of Germany’s Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, had determined that Neanderthals mated with modern humans. That “scientific” finding provided a convenient explanation for what happened to humanity’s supposed ancestor: We interbred with them until they disappeared. Now comes a new study, reported this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, that the finding reported by Wade, were wrong. There was no mating, no “hybridization,” between Neanderthals and Homo...
  • New Fossil Book Won't Showcase Obvious Catastrophe (article)

    06/20/2013 6:51:51 AM PDT · by fishtank · 365 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | June 17, 2013 | Brian Thomas
    New Fossil Book Won't Showcase Obvious Catastrophe by Brian Thomas, M.S. * Not just horses and fish, but—like a whole ancient zoo buried together—lizards, alligators, stingrays, snakes, squirrel varieties, bats, long-tailed turtles, lemur-like primates, birds, frogs, insects, and sycamore, palm, and fern leaves were all fossilized in Wyoming's Green River Formation. A new book showcasing some of the more spectacular fossils provides secularists another opportunity to reinforce their ideas about how these diverse creatures were encased in what became a giant rock formation. Commonsense observations refute their slow-and-gradual scenario, however, and point to a more violent explanation. Lance Grande collected...
  • Christianity Gave Birth to Science

    08/12/2013 5:04:22 PM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 32 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 5 August 2013 | Enza Ferreri
    Science is the systematic application of a logico-empiricist method to look at and understand things, and was born in Christian Europe first with the Scholastic philosophy and then with Leonardo da Vinci, Francis Bacon and Galileo Galilei. The necessary foundation for scientific research is the belief in one God that created a universe regulated by immutable laws which can be understood by man exactly because God's mind and man's are similar except in extent. The Christian God is a person. Galileo famously talked about the "book of nature", that scientists try to read, being written by God. This is possible...
  • Mitsubishi Reports Toyota Replication [of Iwamura's LENR transmutation of elements]

    12/12/2012 4:54:03 PM PST · by TXnMA · 166 replies
    New Energy Times ^ | December 7, 2012 | Steve Krivit
    Dec. 7, 2012 – By Steven B. Krivit – Researchers from Toyota Central Research and Development Laboratories performed an independent replication of a Mitsubishi low-energy nuclear reaction transmutation experiment, according to a physicist from Mitsubishi Heavy Industries speaking at the American Nuclear Society LENR session on Nov. 14 in San Diego, Calif. The physicist, Yasuhiro Iwamura, told the ANS audience that the Toyota researchers confirmed that nuclear changes from one element to another took place without the use of high-energy nuclear physics. Most scientists who have not followed this field closely consider such profound claims inconceivable. Toyota used a LENR...
  • Whoops! CO2 has almost nothing to do with global warming, discovers top US meteorologist

    05/05/2010 7:16:35 AM PDT · by marstegreg · 37 replies · 1,792+ views
    Telegraph.co.UK ^ | May 5, 2010 | James Delingpole
    Dr Spencer, formerly senior scientist for climate studies at NASA, now leads the US science team for the Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer for EOS (AMSRE) on NASA’s Aqua satellite. He co-developed the original satellite method for precise monitoring of global temperatures from Earth-orbiting satellites. He’s just the kind of egghead the IPCC claims to represent when it tells us the world is getting dangerously warmer, it’s man’s fault – the result of CO2 emissions – and it must be urgently addressed. Except Dr Spencer doesn’t agree with any of that. He thinks it’s all nonsense, based on a very elementary...
  • Arctic Ice Thickens: NYT Environment Writer Commits Global Warming 'Heresy' Again

    10/07/2009 8:41:23 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 13 replies · 1,289+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | October 7, 2009 | P.J. Gladnick
    Remember the artificial panic pervading the CBS "Early Show" just a little over a year ago that, for the first time in history, the North Pole may not be covered with ice sometime during the summer of 2008? Well, not only did it not happen but evidence now shows that Arctic ice has been thickening substantially this year. And who is making that "heretical" claim? Why Andrew Revkin, the New York Times environment writer. On the heels of his recent "heresy" of quoting noted climatologist Mojib Latif's finding that the world will probably be in for a cooling trend for...
  • A New Ice Age: The Day After Tomorrow?

    04/28/2007 6:54:46 AM PDT · by MNJohnnie · 25 replies · 1,240+ views
    Discover Magazine ^ | 05.22.2004 | by Brad Lemley
    With all the hoopla surrounding the new environmental scare movie The Day After Tomorrow, and a media feeding frenzy trying to figure out if the events as portrayed in the film could really happen, we decided it might be helpful to republish the following article. It ran about two years ago as a cover story, in September 2002, and it became one of our best-selling issues on the newsstand. It is an unemotional, reporting tour de force by Brad Lemley that conveys the concerns of a number of scientists at the Woods Hole Institution in Massachussetts that indeed we may...
  • The Physical Evidence of Earth's Unstoppable 1,500-Year Climate Cycle

    02/03/2007 3:27:38 PM PST · by xcamel · 48 replies · 2,103+ views
    National Center for Policy Analysis ^ | 2004 | National Center for Policy Analysis
    Is the Earth currently experiencing a warming trend? Yes. Are human activities, including the burning of fossil fuel and forest conversion, the primary — or even significant — drivers of this current temperature trend? The scientifically appropriate answer — cautious and conforming to the known facts — is: probably not. " ** The Earth's climate cycles through 90,000-year Ice Ages interspersed with shorter warm periods." Indeed, the current warming cycle is not unusual: Evidence from around the world shows that the Earth has experienced numerous climate cycles throughout its history. These cycles include glacial periods (more commonly known as Ice...
  • Greenhouse theory smashed by biggest stone (most potent greenhouse gas is H2O)

    03/28/2006 5:52:41 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 74 replies · 3,209+ views
    Space and Earth Science ^ | March 14, 2006 | University of Leicester
    A new theory to explain global warming was revealed at a meeting at the University of Leicester (UK) and is being considered for publication in the journal "Science First Hand". The controversial theory has nothing to do with burning fossil fuels and atmospheric carbon dioxide levels. According to Vladimir Shaidurov of the Russian Academy of Sciences, the apparent rise in average global temperature recorded by scientists over the last hundred years or so could be due to atmospheric changes that are not connected to human emissions of carbon dioxide from the burning of natural gas and oil. Shaidurov explained how...
  • Mouse testicle cells behave like stem cells, suggesting new source for therapy

    03/24/2006 1:56:33 PM PST · by JTN · 60 replies · 1,449+ views
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 03/24/06 | MALCOLM RITTER
    NEW YORK — German scientists say cells from the testes of mice can behave like embryonic stem cells. If the same holds true in humans, it could provide a controversy-free source of versatile cells for use in treating disease. Embryonic stem cells can give rise to virtually any tissue in the body and scientists believe they may offer treatments for diseases like Parkinson's and diabetes and spinal cord injuries. But to harvest the cells, human embryos must be destroyed. Some religious groups and others oppose that. The new research into testicular cells, published online Friday by the journal Nature, comes...
  • Teaching Darwin

    03/22/2005 6:56:35 AM PST · by metacognative · 1,169 replies · 8,341+ views
    Weekly Standars ^ | March 21, 2005 | Paul McHugh
    Teaching Darwin Why we're still fighting about biology textbook. by Paul McHugh 03/28/2005, Volume 010, Issue 26 EIGHTY YEARS AGO THIS SUMMER, the Scopes trial upheld the effort of the state of Tennessee to exclude the teaching of Darwinian evolution from Tennessee classrooms. The state claimed Darwinism contradicted orthodox religion. But times change, and recently a federal judge ruled that a three-sentence sticker stating that "evolution is a theory not a fact" must be removed from Georgia high school biology texts because it contradicts orthodox science and represents an unconstitutional endorsement of religion. Both legal mandates--no Darwin yesterday, nothing but...
  • Federal Bill to Ban Mercury In Vaccines Reintroduced

    02/24/2005 6:28:14 AM PST · by CraigG · 23 replies · 1,278+ views
    2/17/2005 | Jaillene Hunter
    For Immediate Release: Contact: Jaillene Hunter, (202) 225-3671; (202)-577-5285 February 17, 2005 Jaillene.Hunter@mail.house.gov Weldon/Maloney Introduce Legislation Banning Mercury From Vaccines Legislation Eliminates This Exposure For Children and Pregnant Women (Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Reps. Dave Weldon, M.D. (R-FL) and Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) reintroduced H.R. 881 today eliminating mercury from vaccines. Given increasing concerns about mercury exposures and the body's ability to eliminate mercury, this bill will virtually eliminate the mercury exposure from vaccines. In 1999 the Public Health Service and the American Academy of Pediatrics recommended removal of thimerosal from child vaccines. Five years later, thimerosal (50% mercury) remains in...
  • Carbon dating backs Bible on Edom

    02/17/2005 9:33:16 AM PST · by DaveLoneRanger · 19 replies · 1,027+ views
    South Bend Tribune ^ | February 17, 2005 | Richard N. Ostling
    The Mideast's latest archaeological sensation is all about Edom. The Bible says Edom's kings interacted with ancient Israel, but some scholars have confidently declared that no Edomite state could have existed that early. The latest archaeological work indicates the Bible got it right, those experts got it wrong and some write-ups need rewriting. The findings also could buttress disputed biblical reports about kings David and Solomon. Edom was a rugged land south and east of the Dead Sea in present-day southern Jordan. The Bible reports that Edom had kings before Israel (Genesis 36:31, 1 Chronicles 1:43) and that they barred...
  • Year end annoyances in Venezuela

    01/03/2005 10:18:25 PM PST · by Kitten Festival · 221+ views
    The Devil's Excrement (Venezuela) ^ | Jan. 2, 2004 | Miguel Octavio
    Going back to work to start the year was no different than working last week; most Venezuelans are certainly not working and will likely not go to work for at least another week, a phenomenon that I have always marveled at. It is in fact pretty amazing that a country with such low productivity practically shuts down for three weeks every year at Christmas. And let’s not talk about Easter week and carnival week when similar slowdowns take place. But maybe I should lighten up. The slowdown is general. The best part is that politicians also disappear from view for...
  • Spider mite upsets evolutionary theory

    08/10/2004 10:16:36 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 18 replies · 1,185+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 19:00 28 June 01 | Hazel Muir
    The false spider mite has been revealed as the first known animal to make do with only one set of chromosomes, challenging traditional theories of evolution... Using standard sequencing techniques, Weeks's team found the mites' chromosomes to be very different. As far as the researchers could tell, none of the mites carried two identical copies of any particular gene. They conclude that the species is exclusively haploid. Weeks thinks being exclusively haploid might give the animals an evolutionary advantage... This genetic state may be rare simply because diploidy was "frozen" early in evolution and other animals haven't had the...
  • Free Republic "Bump List" Register

    09/30/2001 4:46:44 AM PDT · by John Robinson · 191 replies · 12,118+ views
    I have created a public register of "bump lists" here on Free Republic. I define a bump list as a name listed in the "To" field used to index articles. Free Republic Bump List Register
  • Superbomb ignites science dispute (Got Hafnium?)

    09/27/2003 10:05:09 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 54 replies · 1,618+ views
    SFGate.com ^ | 9/27/03 | Keay Davidson - SF Chronicle
    <p>The Pentagon's pursuit of a new kind of nonnuclear super-weapon has sparked a behind-the-scenes revolt among its elite scientific advisers, some of whom reject the scheme as pseudoscience.</p> <p>The military's goal is to develop a bomb that might be far more powerful than existing conventional weapons of the same size. Precisely targeted, such a weapon could take out targets -- such as underground caverns that conceal weapons of mass destruction -- without posing the severe political risks of using nuclear bombs.</p>
  • The chemical bases of the various AIDS epidemics

    09/10/2003 5:02:34 PM PDT · by AdamSelene235 · 61 replies · 850+ views
    J. Biosci.28 383–412 ^ | 2003 | Peter Duesberg†, Claus Koehnlein* and David Rasnick
    The chemical bases of the various AIDS epidemics: recreational drugs, anti-viral chemotherapy and malnutritionPeter Duesberg†, Claus Koehnlein* and David RasnickDonner Laboratory, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA*Internistische Praxis, Koenigsweg 14, 24103 Kiel, Germany†Corresponding author (Fax, 510-643-6455; Email: duesberg@uclink4.berkeley.edu)In 1981 a new epidemic of about two-dozen heterogeneous diseases began to strike non-randomly growing numbers of male homosexuals and mostly male intravenous drug users in the US and Europe. Assuming immunodeficiency as the common denominator the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) termed the epidemic, AIDS, for acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. From 1981–1984 leading researchers including those from the CDC proposed...
  • Time, Mechanics and Zeno Undergo Major Revision

    08/13/2003 10:59:23 AM PDT · by RightWhale · 52 replies · 1,329+ views
    spacedaily.com ^ | 13 Aug 03 | Brooke Jones
    Time, Mechanics and Zeno Undergo Major Revision by Brooke Jones, Wellington - Aug 11, 2003 A bold paper which has highly impressed some of the world's top physicists and been published in the August issue of Foundations of Physics Letters, seems set to change the way we think about the nature of time and its relationship to motion and classical and quantum mechanics. Much to the science world's astonishment, the work also appears to provide solutions to Zeno of Elea's famous motion paradoxes, almost 2500 years after they were originally conceived by the ancient Greek philosopher. In doing so,...
  • Billion Degree Breakthrough for Very Hot Fusion

    06/29/2003 5:34:59 AM PDT · by Wonder Warthog · 81 replies · 1,900+ views
    Focus Fusion Society ^ | Focus Fusion Society
    Researchers Report Record High Temperatures in Compact Fusion Device Step taken towards environmentally safe, cheap and unlimited energy May 28, 2002. A team of researchers has announced the achievement for the first time of temperatures above one billion degrees in a dense plasma. The breakthrough, achieved with a compact and inexpensive device called the plasma focus, is a step toward controlled fusion energy using advanced fuels that release little or no radioactivity. "We have achieved a key condition needed to burn hydrogen-boron fuel," said Eric J. Lerner of Lawrenceville Plasma Physics, one of the researchers. "This fuel produces virtually no...
  • Florida Physicist Says Dark Matter, Extra Dimensions Related And Possibly Detectable

    05/20/2003 9:56:23 AM PDT · by RightWhale · 40 replies · 478+ views
    spacedaily.com ^ | 19 May 03 | staff
    Florida Physicist Says Dark Matter, Extra Dimensions Related And Possibly Detectable the universe is the "twilight zone" Gainesville -May 19, 2003 A team of scientists that includes a University of Florida physicist has suggested that two of the biggest mysteries in particle physics and astrophysics -- the existence of extra time and space dimensions and the composition of an invisible cosmic substance called dark matter -- may be connected. "For the most part, these two questions have been treated separately in the past, and for the first time we're making a direct link," said Konstantin Matchev, a UF assistant...
  • Physicists find 'rebel' particle

    04/30/2003 1:05:30 PM PDT · by alnitak · 58 replies · 504+ views
    BBC ^ | 30 April, 2003, 11:16 GMT 12:16 UK | By Dr David Whitehouse
    Physicists find 'rebel' particle By Dr David Whitehouse BBC News Online science editor Physicists have found a new subatomic particle, named Ds (2317). It will help them better understand the building blocks of matter. Inside the BaBar detector The particle consists of an unusual combination of more fundamental particles - quarks. Two quarks form Ds (2317) and, curiously, its properties are not what theory predicted. The announcement was made by physicist Antimo Palano to a packed auditorium at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (Slac) in the US. The discovery was made by the BaBar international consortium, which operates a...
  • Science: British Scientists Seek Missing WIMPs of Universe (Weakly Interacting Massive Particles )

    04/30/2003 2:08:41 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 11 replies · 311+ views
    Yahoo News -- Reuters ^ | Tue Apr 29, 5:58 PM ET | Jeremy Lovell
    LONDON (Reuters) - British scientists equipped with state of the art detectors deep underground in northern England have begun a search for one of the most tantalizing secrets of the universe -- known as Dark Matter.   "If we are successful in our quest then we are looking at a place in the history books," Neil Spooner of Sheffield University said on Tuesday. "This will be one of the great discoveries of our time." Teams of scientists around the world are racing to be the first to discover the truth about Dark Matter, which cannot be seen because it does...
  • Japanese researchers develop 'microwave rocket'

    04/20/2003 7:23:36 AM PDT · by Trailer Trash · 27 replies · 782+ views
        Researchers develop 'microwave rocket'  Yomiuri Shimbun A group of Tokyo University researchers has successfully applied electromagnetic waves--normally used to heat food in microwave ovens--as the propulsion force for a "microwave rocket," the first time such an experiment has succeeded. According to the group led by Kimiya Komurasaki, an associate professor at the department of advanced energy, the development could enable cost and size reductions in rockets as they could use air in the atmosphere as a means of propulsion, rather than having to carry fuel. The group fired the microwaves at the rocket's base, rapidly heating the...
  • Scientists levitate gold coins

    04/10/2003 4:42:08 PM PDT · by vannrox · 31 replies · 1,031+ views
    BBC News ^ | Published: 2003/04/10 07:19:37 | BBC News
    Scientists levitate gold coins Scientists have shown that levitation is not just a trick from a Harry Potter book. Researchers at the University of Nottingham have used magnetism to make solid objects such as coins float in the air. Scientists have already proven strong, varying magnetic fields could exert an upward force on objects in their path. The Nottingham team found this effect could be dramatically enhanced in cold, magnetised oxygen. Magnetic levitation occurs when the magnetic force is strong enough to overcome gravity and balance a body's weight. Cold oxygen provides extra buoyancy through the "magneto-Archimedes" effect -...
  • NASA Researchers Put New Spin On Einstein's Relativity Theory

    04/10/2003 11:37:49 AM PDT · by sourcery · 32 replies · 807+ views
    Albert Einstein might be astonished to learn that NASA physicists have applied his relativity theory to a concept he introduced but later disliked namely that two particles that interact could maintain a connection even if separated by a vast distance. Researchers often refer to this connection as "entanglement." Researchers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., have discovered that this entanglement is relative, depending on how fast an observer moves with respect to the particles, and that entanglement can be created or destroyed just by relative motion. This might change the way entanglement is used on future spacecraft that move...
  • Scientific Discovery of "Rare Nuclear-Fusion Violating-Charge-Symmetry"!

    04/09/2003 7:08:33 PM PDT · by vannrox · 19 replies · 850+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 4-8-2003 | Editorial Staff
    Indiana University Scientists First To Detect Rare Nuclear Fusion Violating Charge Symmetry BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Scientists at the Indiana University Cyclotron Facility in Bloomington have made the first unambiguous detection of a rare process, the fusion of two nuclei of heavy hydrogen to form a nucleus of helium and an uncharged pion. The pion is one of the subatomic particles responsible for the strong force that holds every nucleus together. The achievement will be announced Saturday (April 5) at the meeting of the American Physical Society in Philadelphia. "Scientists have searched for this rare fusion process since the 1950s," said...
  • Sandia Attains Nuclear Fusion

    04/08/2003 8:52:09 AM PDT · by woofie · 79 replies · 1,315+ views
    Albuquerque Journal | Tuesday, April 8, 2003 | John Fleck
    Scientists at Sandia National Laboratories have re-created a star's fire. In a series of experiments using the lab's Z machine over the past nine months, they demonstrated the ability to generate tiny bursts of nuclear fusion, the same energy that fuels H-bombs and stars, the researchers said at a meeting of the American Physical Society in Philadelphia. "We're trying to create a star in the laboratory," said Jeff Quintenz, head of Sandia's fusion research program. The research is driven by a need to duplicate the conditions on a nuclear battlefield. But it also means Z's unique technological approach has demonstrated...
  • Surprise To Physicists -- Protons Aren't Always Shaped Like A Basketball!

    04/08/2003 6:16:11 AM PDT · by vannrox · 48 replies · 926+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 2003-04-08 | Editorial Source
    Surprise To Physicists -- Protons Aren't Always Shaped Like A Basketball PHILADELPHIA -- When Gerald A. Miller first saw the experimental results from the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, he was pretty sure they couldn't be right. If they were, it meant that some long-held notions about the proton, a primary building block of atoms, were wrong. But in time, the findings proved to be right, and led physicists to the conclusion that protons aren't always spherically shaped, like a basketball. "Some physicists thought they did the experiment wrong," said Miller, a University of Washington physics professor. "Even I thought...
  • It's A Nova ? It's A Supernova ? It's A HYPERNOVA

    04/07/2003 4:18:51 PM PDT · by vannrox · 14 replies · 580+ views
    Science News ( University Of Michigan ) ^ | 2003-04-07 | Editorial Staff (Carl W. Akerlof)
    It's A Nova ? It's A Supernova ? It's A HYPERNOVA ANN ARBOR, Mich. --- Two billion years ago, in a far-away galaxy, a giant star exploded, releasing almost unbelievable amounts of energy as it collapsed to a black hole. The light from that explosion finally reached Earth at 6:37 a.m. EST on March 29, igniting a frenzy of activity among astronomers worldwide. This phenomenon has been called a hypernova, playing on the name of the supernova events that mark the violent end of massive stars. With two telescopes separated by about 110 degrees longitude, the Robotic Optical Transient Search...
  • Sandia Scientists Confirm; Huge Pulsed Power Machine Enters Fusion Arena!!!

    04/07/2003 4:26:58 PM PDT · by vannrox · 34 replies · 1,035+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 2003-04-07 | Editorial Staff
    Z Produces Fusion Neutrons, Sandia Scientists Confirm; Huge Pulsed Power Machine Enters Fusion Arena PHILADELPHIA, Pa. (April 7, 2003) -- Throwing its hat into the ring of machines that offer the possibility of achieving controlled nuclear fusion, Sandia National Laboratories' Z machine has created a hot dense plasma that produces thermonuclear neutrons, Sandia researchers announced today at a news conference at the April meeting of the American Physical Society in Philadelphia. The neutrons emanate from fusion reactions within a BB-sized deuterium capsule placed within the target of the huge machine. Compressing hot dense plasmas that produce neutrons is an important...
  • UC Riverside Researchers' Discovery Of Electrostatic Spin Topples Century-old Theory

    04/03/2003 7:28:43 AM PST · by forsnax5 · 36 replies · 672+ views
    University Of California - Riverside / ScienceDaily.com ^ | April 2, 2003 | Anders Wistrom and Armik Khachatourian
    RIVERSIDE, Calif. -- April 2, 2003 -- In a discovery that is likely to impact fields as diverse as atomic physics, chemistry and nanotechnology, researchers have identified a new physical phenomenon, electrostatic rotation, that, in the absence of friction, leads to spin. Because the electric force is one of the fundamental forces of nature, this leap forward in understanding may help reveal how the smallest building blocks in nature react to form solids, liquids and gases that constitute the material world around us. Scientists Anders Wistrom and Armik Khachatourian of University of California, Riverside first observed the electrostatic rotation in...
  • Ultra-simple Desktop Device Slows Light To A Crawl At Room Temperature

    04/01/2003 7:25:59 PM PST · by vannrox · 25 replies · 528+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 4-1-2003 | Editorial Staff
    Ultra-simple Desktop Device Slows Light To A Crawl At Room Temperature Though Einstein put his foot down and demanded that nothing can move faster than light, a new device developed at the University of Rochester may let you outpace a beam by putting your foot down on the gas pedal. At 127 miles per hour, the light in the new device travels more than 5 million times slower than normal as it passes through a ruby just a few centimeters long. Instead of the complex, room-filling mechanisms previously used to slow light, the new apparatus is small and, in the...
  • Autodesk's founder reports gross errors by Limbaugh, CNN, Snopes (Remember "Columbia's Last Photo?")

    03/30/2003 12:44:05 AM PST · by Dont Mention the War · 23 replies · 1,760+ views
    Interesting-people.org | March 29, 2003 | John Walker
    Date: Sat, 29 Mar 2003 10:24:29 -0800 From: Jim Warren Subject: Autodesk's founder reports gross errors by Limbaugh, CNN, Snopes Cc: [Snopes and a whole bunch of CNN circular file email addresses; Mr. Warren doesn't seem to know the news biz very well --DMTW] [If you know John, you know him to be a most ardent stickler for facts. Here, John is not reporting hearsay; he's reporting about what's happened on his own server, and images he provides thereon. --jim] At 12:34 AM +0100 3/29/03, John Walker wrote: Subject: Sniping at Snopes.comAlmost everybody's experienced the phenomenon of encountering a description...
  • Flat Lens Could Significantly Enhance Object Resolution

    03/28/2003 7:30:21 PM PST · by Brett66 · 8 replies · 527+ views
    Spacedaily ^ | Mar 28, 2003 | Nicolle Wahl
    Flat Lens Could Significantly Enhance Object Resolution by Nicolle Wahl Toronto - Mar 28, 2003 By constructing artificial materials that break long-standing rules of nature, a U of T researcher has developed a flat lens that could significantly enhance the resolution of imaged objects. This, in turn, could lead to smaller and more effective antennas and devices for cell phones, increased space for data storage on CD-ROMs and more complex electronic circuits. "This is new physics," says George Eleftheriades, a U of T professor specializing in electromagnetic technology at the Edward S. Rogers Sr. Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering...
  • Astronomers Deal Blow To Quantum Theories Of Time, Space, Gravity

    03/28/2003 5:49:29 PM PST · by vannrox · 230 replies · 2,126+ views
    Space Daily ^ | Huntsville - Mar 28, 2003 | Editorial Staff
    Astronomers Deal Blow To Quantum Theories Of Time, Space, Gravity Huntsville - Mar 28, 2003 For the second time in as many months, images gathered by the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) are raising questions about the structures of time and gravity, and the fabric of space.Using two HST images, astronomers from Italy and Germany looked for but did not find evidence supporting a prevailing scientific theory that says time, space and gravity are composed of tiny quantum bits. Using existing theories, the team led by Dr. Roberto Ragazzoni from the Astrophysical Observatory of Arcetri, Italy, and the Max Planck Institute...
  • Water Splitting Goes Au Naturel

    03/15/2003 7:00:06 AM PST · by Lessismore · 4 replies · 614+ views
    Science Magazine ^ | Joe Alper
    In living organisms, enzymes called hydrogenases harness plentiful metals to turn water into hydrogen and vice versa. Stripped of their proteins, they may show chemists a surprising shortcut to producing the fuel of the future In his recent State of the Union address, President George W. Bush touted hydrogen as the automotive fuel of the future, one that will reduce U.S. dependence on imported oil while cutting greenhouse-gas and other noxious emissions. "A single chemical reaction between hydrogen and oxygen generates energy, which can be used to power a car producing only water, not exhaust fumes," he said in requesting...
  • The Big Rip: New Theory Ends Universe by Shredding Everything

    03/11/2003 3:48:01 PM PST · by tictoc · 43 replies · 1,113+ views
    space.com ^ | 06 March 2003 | Robert Roy Britt
    The Big Rip: New Theory Ends Universe by Shredding EverythingBy Robert Roy BrittSenior Science Writerposted: 12:04 pm ET06 March 2003 A rather harrowing new theory about the death of the universe paints a picture of "phantom energy" ripping apart galaxies, stars, planets and eventually every speck of matter in a fantastical end to time.Scientifically it is just about the most repulsive notion ever conceived.The speculative but serious cosmology is described as a "pretty fantastic possibility" even by its lead author, Robert Caldwell of Dartmouth University. It explains one possible outcome for solid astronomical observations made in the late 1990s...
  • Pitt, UCSB Researchers Discover Way To Control Electron Spin With Electrical Field

    03/03/2003 7:23:06 PM PST · by sourcery · 8 replies · 449+ views
    PITTSBURGH -- The race for smaller, faster, and more powerful computers and consumer electronics took a new spin as researchers at the University of Pittsburgh and the University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB) became the first to control electrons using electrical, rather than magnetic, fields. In its Jan. 23 edition, Science Express, the online portal of the magazine Science, published a report on the breakthrough of Jeremy Levy and David Awschalom. Levy is an associate professor of physics and astronomy at Pitt and director of its Center for Oxide-Semiconductor Materials for Quantum Computing ( http://cosmqc.net ). Awschalom is a...
  • An Introduction to Zero-Point Energy

    02/28/2003 2:59:02 PM PST · by sourcery · 284 replies · 1,738+ views
    Quantum physics predicts the existence of an underlying sea of zero-point energy at every point in the universe. This is different from the cosmic microwave background and is also referred to as the electromagnetic quantum vacuum since it is the lowest state of otherwise empty space. This energy is so enormous that most physicists believe that even though zero-point energy seems to be an inescapable consequence of elementary quantum theory, it cannot be physically real, and so is subtracted away in calculations. A minority of physicists accept it as real energy which we cannot directly sense since it is the...
  • Extra Dimensions Showing Hints Of Scientific Revolution

    02/19/2003 9:18:15 AM PST · by RightWhale · 73 replies · 1,061+ views
    spacedaily.com ^ | 19 Feb 03 | staff
    Extra Dimensions Showing Hints Of Scientific Revolution Chicago - Feb 19, 2003 The concept of extra dimensions, dismissed as nonsense even by one of its earliest proponents nearly nine decades ago, may soon help solve seemingly unrelated problems in particle physics, cosmology and gravitational physics, according to a panel of experts who spoke Feb. 15 at the American Association for the Advancement of Science annual meeting in Denver. "It doesn't happen often that you get a confluence of ideas and experiments that come together and it's something that obviously would change your whole way of looking at the universe,"...
  • ITER: United States Rejoins International Fusion-Research Project

    02/07/2003 8:18:04 PM PST · by Lessismore · 4 replies · 440+ views
    Science Magazine | 2003-02-07 | Charles Seife
    PRINCETON, NEW JERSEY--In, then out, then in again. In 1998, the United States withdrew from a previous incarnation of the $5 billion International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) experiment, which will use a doughnut-shaped magnetic bottle to confine a superhot hydrogen plasma and induce it to undergo nuclear fusion. But last week, Secretary of Energy Spencer Abraham announced that the United States would seek to become a partner in ITERagain, as part of its push for long-term energy independence. "I am pleased to announce today that President Bush has decided that the United States will join the international negotiations on ITER,"...
  • Teleportation Takes Another Step

    02/06/2003 10:11:45 AM PST · by Sir Gawain · 78 replies · 1,027+ views
    Jan. 31 — From an idea that was only considered practicable 10 years ago, scientists say they have succeeded in teleporting laser photons over two kilometers (1.25 miles), the biggest distance yet achieved. In science fiction, teleportation entails taking someone and creating a replica of him or her a long distance away, and destroying the original. It remained confined to pulp literature until a decade ago. The perceived barrier to it was something called the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle. This principle states that the more accurately you try to scan or measure an atom or other object in order to...
  • U.S. to join international fusion project

    01/30/2003 4:24:57 PM PST · by Indy Pendance · 27 replies · 394+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | January 30, 2003
    <p>PRINCETON, N.J., Jan. 30 (UPI) -- The United States will join negotiations to build and operate a major international fusion research project, Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham said Thursday.</p> <p>Known as ITER -- from the Latin word meaning "the way" -- the project is intended to build on previous fusion concepts involving magnetic containment of high-temperature plasma, a state of matter so hot that even atoms cannot hold together.</p>
  • Light Particles Are Duplicated More Than a Mile Away Along Fiber

    01/30/2003 7:58:59 AM PST · by 68skylark · 13 replies · 372+ views
    The New York Times ^ | January 30, 2003 | By KENNETH CHANG
    Employing a facet of quantum mechanics that Albert Einstein called "spooky action at a distance," scientists have taken particles of light, destroyed them and then resurrected copies more than a mile away. Previous experiments in so-called quantum teleportation moved particles of light about a yard. The findings could aid the sending of unbreakable coded messages, which is limited to a few tens of miles. The new experiment used longer wavelengths of light than earlier ones, letting the scientists copy the light through standard glass fiber found in fiber optic cables. "The central issue is to move to telecom fibers and...