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  • Researcher uses math to investigate possibility of time travel

    04/28/2017 1:16:00 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 218 replies ^ | April 27, 2017 | Provided by: University of British Columbia
    UBC math and physics instructor, Ben Tippett. Credit: UBC Okanagan ================================================================================================================================= After some serious number crunching, a UBC researcher has come up with a mathematical model for a viable time machine. Ben Tippett, a mathematics and physics instructor at UBC's Okanagan campus, recently published a study about the feasibility of time travel. Tippett, whose field of expertise is Einstein's theory of general relativity, studies black holes and science fiction when he's not teaching. Using math and physics, he has created a formula that describes a method for time travel. "People think of time travel as something as fiction," says Tippett....
  • 10 Science Fiction Books about Politics

    11/08/2016 5:41:56 PM PST · by EveningStar · 49 replies
    SFFWorld ^ | November 8, 2016 | Mark Yon
    In this collection of potential reading, Mark Yon suggests books that you may appreciate whilst considering your vote. It may have escaped your attention that during this week there are elections in the US. Whilst we do not endorse any particular candidate or party at SFFWorld (and the person mainly writing this is non-US anyway!)  but on behalf of SFFWorld we thought we would compile a list of ten SF books that use politics as an important part of their world. Be warned – not all of these are future visions you may like…
  • Could time travel soon become a reality? Physicists simulate sending quantum light particles

    06/23/2014 10:54:00 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 92 replies ^ | 23 June 2014 | By Jonathan O'Callaghan
    University of Queensland researchers say photons can move through time A simulation of two wormhole-travelling photons found they could interact This suggests, at the smallest scales, jumping through time is possible The experiment could solve some famous theories that 'prevent' time travel But whether this will be possible on a larger scale remains to be seen If a time traveller went back in time and stopped their own grandparents from meeting, would they prevent their own birth? That’s the crux of an infamous theory known as the 'grandfather paradox', which is often said to mean time travel is impossible -...
  • 'Time travellers don't exist on the internet': Researchers spend months scanning the web for

    01/04/2014 3:27:05 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 101 replies ^ | 10:05 EST, 3 January 2014 | Victoria Woollaston
    Researchers from Michigan have scoured websites, search engine results and social networks dating back as far as 1996 in search of people who discussed select events before they happened. They even asked time travellers from the future to tweet using a specific hashtag. Yet despite comprehensive analysis of thousands of records, they were unable to find any evidence time travellers existed.
  • (Iran) Scientist Claims to Invent 'Time Machine' To See Into The Future With 98% Accuracy

    04/13/2013 1:27:07 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 38 replies
    The Mirror (U.K.) ^ | April 11, 2013 | Tom Parry
    Scientist claims to invent 'time machine' to see into the future with 98 per cent accuracy • He says his device can detail any individual’s life between five and eight years in advance after taking readings from the user's touch An Iranian scientist claims he has invented a time machine that allows you to predict the future with 98 per cent accuracy. Ali Razeghi says his device can produce a print-out detailing any individual’s life between five and eight years in advance after taking readings from the user's touch. He claims the Iranian government, whose nuclear programme has caused concern...
  • Iranian scientist claims to have invented 'time machine' (Not April Fools)

    04/10/2013 3:47:27 PM PDT · by mnehring · 34 replies
    Ali Razeghi, a Tehran scientist has registered "The Aryayek Time Traveling Machine" with the state-run Centre for Strategic Inventions. The device can predict the future in a print out after taking readings from the touch of a user, he told the Fars state newsagency. Razaeghi, 27, said the device worked by a set of complex algorithims to "predict five to eight years of the future life of any individual, with 98 percent accuracy". As the managing director of Iran's Centre for Strategic Inventions, Razeghi is a serial inventor with 179 other inventions listed under his own name. "I have been...
  • Quantum time machine 'allows paradox-free time travel'

    07/26/2010 1:28:23 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 43 replies · 1+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 7/22/10 | Tom Chivers
    Quantum physicists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology believe it is possible to create a time machine which could affect the past without creating a "grandfather paradox".Scientists have for some years been able to 'teleport' quantum states from one place to another. Now Seth Lloyd and his MIT team say that, using the same principles and a further strange quantum effect known as 'postselection', it should be possible to do the same backwards in time. Lloyd told the Technology Review: "It is possible for particles (and, in principle, people) to tunnel from the future to the past."
  • The Time Machine and Time Travel

    05/18/2010 2:19:49 AM PDT · by SwaggerStick · 45 replies · 816+ views
    I believe time travel is possible and in the future time travel will be harnessed. Perhaps harnessed is the wrong word and should be replaced with managed. That’s it, I believe time travel can be managed and at sometime in the future we will learn how to manage this time travel. But there is a caveat, time travel is only possible into the past, there will never be a way to time travel into the future. For in the true sense, time is but a serial event consisting of the passage of previous events in time. When we talk about...
  • STEPHEN HAWKING: How to build a time machine

    05/05/2010 11:26:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 79 replies · 2,019+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 05/05/2010 | Stephen Hawking
    Hello. My name is Stephen Hawking. Physicist, cosmologist and something of a dreamer. Although I cannot move and I have to speak through a computer, in my mind I am free. Free to explore the universe and ask the big questions, such as: is time travel possible? Can we open a portal to the past or find a shortcut to the future? Can we ultimately use the laws of nature to become masters of time itself? Time travel was once considered scientific heresy. I used to avoid talking about it for fear of being labelled a crank. But these days...
  • The Godfather of American Liberalism

    07/21/2009 7:45:44 PM PDT · by lbryce · 8 replies · 632+ views
    City Journal ^ | Spring 2009 | Fred Siegel
    Modern American liberalism, as it emerged in the 1920s, was animated by a revolt against the masses. Liberal thinkers accused the great unwashed of smothering creative individuals in a blanket of materialist, spiritually empty cultural conformity. The liberal project was, so to speak, to refound America by replacing its business civilization—a “dictatorship of the middle class,” as Vernon Parrington put it—with a new, more highly evolved leadership. But along with the ideal of the spontaneous, creative individual, liberals also embraced government economic planning, which depended on making people more predictable. The tension between the two aspirations was resolved, rhetorically at...
  • OBAMA STIMULUS SUCCEEDS!!!... at Time Travel...?!? [PIC]

    03/05/2009 9:09:30 PM PST · by DecoyJames · 15 replies · 1,442+ views
    Seriously, WTF! Funny and depressing... Anyway Share With Friends, and whatever... Do not forget to REDDIT!!! and if you do, don't forget to comment! I do not have the rights to post it here.
  • Huge Atom-Smasher Set to Start Up Wednesday

    09/08/2008 12:36:59 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 50 replies · 849+ views ^ | 8 Sept 2008 | Fox News
    It has been called an Alice in Wonderland investigation into the makeup of the universe — or dangerous tampering with nature that could spell doomsday. Whatever the case, the most powerful atom-smasher ever built comes online Wednesday, eagerly anticipated by scientists worldwide who have awaited this moment for two decades.
  • Time Travellers From The Future 'Could Be here In Weeks'

    02/06/2008 1:23:05 PM PST · by blam · 218 replies · 373+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 2-6-2008 | Roger Highfield
    Time travellers from the future 'could be here in weeks' By Roger Highfield, Science Editor Last Updated: 6:01pm GMT 06/02/2008 The first time travellers from the future could materialise on Earth within a few weeks. Physicists around the world are excitedly awaiting the start up of the £4.65 billion Large Hadron Collider, LHC - the most powerful atom-smasher ever built - which is supposed to shed new light on the particles and forces at work in the cosmos and reproduce conditions that date to near the Big Bang of creation. 1.21 gigawatts of electricity: Michael J Fox and Christopher Lloyd...
  • The world's first time machine? (experiment in 3 months)

    02/08/2008 4:24:59 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 89 replies · 1,140+ views
    The world's first time machine? Tunnel to the past could open door to future within three months, say Russians Last updated at 14:07?? on 07.02.08 Time travel could be a reality within just three months, Russian mathematicians have claimed. They believe an experiment nuclear scientists plan to carry out in underground tunnels in Geneva in May could create a rift in the fabric of the universe. Scroll down for more... Life imitating art? Actors Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd in the movie Back to the Future. Scientists say that time travel could be a reality in just three months...
  • Scientists to invent time machine in near future (you heard it here First!)

    11/04/2005 10:00:43 AM PST · by Red Badger · 136 replies · 2,913+ views
    Pravda (Trust but Verify) ^ | 11/04/2005 | Maria Gousseva
    The corridor of time does exist, but such a tour is trillion times riskier than a cruise in a basin with holes about the Pacific A student from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology decided to organize a party and invited guests from the future, those who travel in time, to it. Guests may come in casual wear but must necessarily present evidences proving that they are not impostors. These may be medicines to cure AIDS or cancer, cold synthesis reactor or a thermonuclear reactor and things like this. Black hole Modern science cannot give a definition of time. What is...
  • Gravity doughnut promises time machine

    07/13/2005 11:35:57 AM PDT · by PatrickHenry · 75 replies · 1,927+ views
    Nature Magazine ^ | 13 July 2005 | Mark Peplow
    Movement into the past gets one step less improbable. One of the major difficulties of travelling backwards in time has just been solved, according to an Israeli theoretical physicist. And the solution, he says, is doughnut-shaped. Trips in time have been theoretically possible ever since Einstein worked out that heavy masses can warp both time and space, and that objects travelling close to the speed of light tend to experience the passage of time more slowly. Moving forwards in time is therefore easy. Certain short-lived cosmic particles, for example, can be seen on Earth. Their journey looks to us as...
  • Napoleon Dynamite (South Park Without The Barf Alert)

    01/06/2005 4:40:46 AM PST · by goldstategop · 120 replies · 4,711+ views ^ | 01/06/04 | Joseph Farah
    Illegal aliens are invading our country and an army of some 20 million now occupy it. 150,000 are known dead in South Asia and up to 1 million are homeless due to the tsunamis. The 109th U.S. Congress is convening. But, don't worry. I've got some good news for you. And, no, I didn't just save a boatload of money on my car insurance. There's a movie sweeping the nation right now, capturing the imaginations of young Americans, making them laugh and entertaining them – and doing all that without sex, violence, obscenity or profanity. There's nothing politically correct about...
  • Time Trip - questions and answers (How widely accepted is the theory that we can travel in time?)

    12/25/2003 8:12:15 PM PST · by Momaw Nadon · 91 replies · 2,512+ views
    BBC ^ | Friday, December 26, 2003 | BBC
    The Future According to Professor Paul Davies "Scientists have no doubt whatever that it is possible to build a time machine to visit the future". Since the publication of Einstein’s Special Theory of Relativity in 1905, few, if any, scientists would dispute that time travel to the future is perfectly possible. According to this theory, time runs slower for a moving person than for someone who is stationary. This has been proven by experiments using very accurate atomic clocks. In theory, a traveller on a super high-speed rocket ship could fly far out into the Universe and then come back...
  • Professor's time travel idea fires up the imagination

    04/06/2002 11:18:28 AM PST · by Hellmouth · 109 replies · 1,341+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 4/5/2002 | David Abel
    <p>Ronald Mallett, a physicist at the University of Connecticut, believes he knows how to build a time machine - an actual device that could send something or someone from the future to the past, or vice versa.</p> <p>He's not joking.</p>