Are We Living Inside a Black Hole?

July 23, 2010 § 1 Comment

Are We Living Inside a Black Hole?This is a new one. I don’t know about you, but I will have fun thinking abut this one this weekend. My definition of fun is different than most.

“Scientists trying to explain the universe’s accelerating expansion usually point to dark energy, which seems to be pushing everything apart.

But an Indiana University professor has a new theory, reports New Scientist: We’re inside a black hole that exists in another universe. Specifically, a black hole that rebounded, somewhat like a spring.

Some fairly mind-blowing physics is involved here, but the gist is that Nikodem Poplawski of IU-Bloomington used a modified version of Einstein’s general relativity equation set that takes particle spin into account.” Read Full Story

via Are We Living Inside a Black Hole? | Popular Science.

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Has Quantum Mechanics gone mainstream?

June 28, 2010 § 1 Comment

I am not really sure how mainstream The Crossword Blog of The New York Times is, but I was very pleasantly surprised to see a Numberplay puzzle based on Spooky Action at a Distance.  I think it is great when mainstream media makes physics, and science in general, fun and entertaining. I already think they are but for some reason the general public finds quantum mechanics dull. We need to find more ways like this to wake them up.

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