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    Quote Originally Posted by aquila View Post
    smashing atoms and particles is an intuitive act of human being

    an outgrowth of the toddler tendency to break things

    if you really want your scientist to do creative things give him or her a piece of paper

    and crayons

    to draw the planet of their dreams
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    Looks like Bob Lazar was right about Element 115 existing.
    Although I have not idea if it exhibits the "island of stability" he talked about.



    Four new elements on the periodic table now have names

    It’s now time to say hello, officially, to the four new additions to the Periodic Table of Elements. This week, the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) approved the names of the four new elements, whose existence was first confirmed to the public back in January.

    The names for elements 113, 115, 117, and 118 are: Nihonium (Nh), Moscovium (Mc), Tennessine (Ts), and Oganesson (Og), respectively.

    The announcement comes after a five-month public review period of the element names, which were proposed by their discoverers, IUPAC said.
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    Quote Originally Posted by calikid View Post
    Looks like Bob Lazar was right about Element 115 existing.
    Although I have not idea if it exhibits the "island of stability" he talked about.
    I remember how Lazar was mocked over his claims regarding Element 115.

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    Just goes to show how much we still have to learn...

    Verlinde's new theory of gravity passes first test

    http://phys.org/news/2016-12-verlind...y-gravity.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by whoknows View Post
    Just goes to show how much we still have to learn...

    Verlinde's new theory of gravity passes first test

    http://phys.org/news/2016-12-verlind...y-gravity.html
    Here's a couple more links on the subject (from todays suspicious observers post on you tube )

    http://www.uva.nl/en/news-events/new...e-classes.html

    https://www.newscientist.com/article...f-dark-matter/

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    Simply put, in my own words, Verlinde's new theory on dark matter speculates that dark matter does not really exist at all and that it's really something called gravitational entropy that came about as a result of the movement of physical objects in the area where they are seen. Inherent within that gravitational entropy is a force that influences things like planetary rotation. The subatomic particles that exist and operate in gravitational entropy are invisible and cannot be detected by our current state of technology.

    Anyway, here's Michio Katu's answer to the following question: (see vid)

    Ques: If subatomic particles can be in two or more places at once, could parts
    of us be travelling back and forth between parallel universes and
    could these particles be dark matter?


    Answer: The answer to this question is at the cutting edge of science, but one theory states that dark matter is nothing but ordinary matter in another dimension hovering right above us.



    The answer to this question is at the cutting edge of science, but one theory states that dark matter is nothing but ordinary matter in another dimension hovering right above us.

    Michio Kaku: Well there is a theory, David, about what dark matter is. You talk about different universes and let's say that our universe is a sheet of paper. We live our entire life on this sheet of paper, but directly above us there could be a parallel universe, hovering right over us, perhaps inches, centimeters away and objects in this parallel universe would be invisible. Light travels beneath the universe, so we never see this other galaxy. But gravity, gravity goes between universes because gravity is nothing but the bending of space, so if the space between two sheets of paper is bent slightly gravity then moves across.
    So think about it. This other galaxy in another universe would be invisible, yet it would have mass. That's exactly what dark matter is. Dark matter is massive—it has gravity—but it's invisible. It has no interactions with light or the electromagnetic force, so there is a theory that says that perhaps dark matter is nothing but matter, ordinary matter in another dimension hovering right above us. We should also point out, however, that there are other theories too. Dark matter is the cutting edge of science. Some people think that maybe it is a higher vibration of the string. All the atoms of our body represent the lowest octave of a tiny rubber band vibrating all over our body, and the rubber band could have a higher octave. That next octave could be dark matter. So that's yet another explanation for what dark matter might be.
    So the bottom line is this. There is a shelf full of Nobel Prizes waiting for you, waiting for anyone who can come up with a convincing and experimentally verified explanation of the origin of dark matter.

    Michio Kaku: Well there is a theory, David, about what dark matter is. You talk about different universes and let's say that our universe is a sheet of paper. We live our entire life on this sheet of paper, but directly above us there could be a parallel universe, hovering right over us, perhaps inches, centimeters away and objects in this parallel universe would be invisible. Light travels beneath the universe, so we never see this other galaxy. But gravity, gravity goes between universes because gravity is nothing but the bending of space, so if the space between two sheets of paper is bent slightly gravity then moves across.
    So think about it. This other galaxy in another universe would be invisible, yet it would have mass. That's exactly what dark matter is. Dark matter is massive—it has gravity—but it's invisible. It has no interactions with light or the electromagnetic force, so there is a theory that says that perhaps dark matter is nothing but matter, ordinary matter in another dimension hovering right above us. We should also point out, however, that there are other theories too. Dark matter is the cutting edge of science. Some people think that maybe it is a higher vibration of the string. All the atoms of our body represent the lowest octave of a tiny rubber band vibrating all over our body, and the rubber band could have a higher octave. That next octave could be dark matter. So that's yet another explanation for what dark matter might be.
    So the bottom line is this. There is a shelf full of Nobel Prizes waiting for you, waiting for anyone who can come up with a convincing and experimentally verified explanation of the origin of dark matter.
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    Must be said Verlinde's "theory" is holding up pretty well to the rigors of scrutiny. There are few "answers" at this point.

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    i wish to report that the star betelguese went nova sometime last year and is still in the process of bursting

    betelguese has gone bust

    it will be approx 500 years from now that the first signs of the bust appear on earth

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    Quote Originally Posted by aquila View Post
    i wish to report that the star betelguese went nova sometime last year and is still in the process of bursting

    betelguese has gone bust

    it will be approx 500 years from now that the first signs of the bust appear on earth
    If it can't be seen for 500 years, what is your source of information?
    Without any proof, Perhaps this would be a more appropriate post for the predictions thread.
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    So there's a thread here for predictions for 2517?
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