- Are Galaxies Embedded In Halos Of Dark Matter?
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope says a look into the heart of the Perseus galaxy has provided evidence that galaxies are embedded in halos of dark matter. Small galaxies have remained intact while larger galaxies around them are being ripped apart by ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 12 2009 - 11:42am
- Fermi Knocks Out A Big Chunk Of Higgs Hiding Places
If the Higgs boson, whatever that will turn out to be, is hiding, wherever it may be found continues to shrink. The latest analysis of data from the CDF and DZero collider experiments at Fermilab has now excluded a significant fraction of the allowed Higgs ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 13 2009 - 9:39am
- Alfven Waves- Our Sun Is Doing The Magnetic Twist
Scientists say they have detected giant twisting waves in the lower atmosphere of the Sun, shedding light on the mystery of the Sun's corona, the region around the Sun, extending more than one million kilometres from its surface, which has a vastly hi ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 20 2009 - 9:37am
- Random Noise 3: Can You Spare Some Time?
What is Time? "... none of the parts of time has an abiding existence, and that which does not abide can hardly have position. It would be better to say that such parts had a relative order, in virtue of one being prior to another." Aristotle, ...
Blog Post - Patrick Lockerby - Mar 31 2009 - 7:51am
- A Theory of Time- Part One
A Theory of Time- Part One The problem of time is recognised as a problem in physics. What is Time? ...
Blog Post - Patrick Lockerby - Mar 31 2009 - 8:02am
- Joint Quantum Institute Pursues The Mystery Of Frictionless Flow
If physicists lived in Flatland—the fictional two-dimensional world invented by Edwin Abbott in his 1884 novel—some of their quantum physics experiments would turn out differently (not just thinner) than those in our world. The distinction has taken anothe ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 25 2009 - 3:00am
- A Theory of Time- Part Two
Part 1, which begins our examination of the question 'what is time?' can be viewed here. Part 2 Some travels through time. This is a slightly whimsical interlude, presented as a break from the 'hard' stuff. The first part of what follow ...
Blog Post - Patrick Lockerby - Apr 3 2009 - 12:54am
- A Theory of Time- Part Three
Part 1, which begins our examination of the question 'what is time?' can be viewed here. Part 2 Some travels through time can be viewed here. A proposed discussion of Foucault's pendulum has been postponed to a later part of this blog serie ...
Blog Post - Patrick Lockerby - Apr 5 2009 - 2:51am
- Genetic Programming And Theoretical Physics
Cornell scientists have applied genetic programming to experimental data in order to elicit fundamental physical laws governing the data. These physical laws include Lagrangians and laws relating to momentum conservation. The article is available here. ...
Blog Post - Jon Lederman - Apr 4 2009 - 12:31am
- A Theory of Time Part 4: Steno, Foucault and Allais
Part 1, which begins our examination of the question 'what is time?' can be viewed here. Part 2 Some travels through time can be viewed here. Part 3 discussing language, sequence and order, can be viewed here. A Theory of Time Part 4: Steno, Fo ...
Blog Post - Patrick Lockerby - Apr 5 2009 - 12:50pm