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Ghost Particles, They’re Here

Nutrinos are real. Science estimates 650 trillion of these subatomic ghost particles move through us at nearly the speed of light ever second. They were created one second after the Big Bang and they interact so weakly with matter that they can pass through light years of solid lead and not even notice.  Why should … Continue reading

New Record: Ant Jaws Move at 200 mph + Spring Powered Cars

A new world record for the fastest moving animal parts has been claimed by an ant. The Dracula ant’s snapping mandibles are used to stun other insects. Is the stored spring energy they use to accomplish this something we could learn from and utilize? The ants use this scary, high-impact motion, which is 5,000 times … Continue reading

Real-time Footage: Single DNA Molecule Replicating

Reality is full of surprises. Even at the most basic level of our biology, our DNA, there seems to be an engine of random activity as the seed of creation. A real-time video of DNA being coppied below (2017 research) shows a component of this chaos in creativity. We, as all self-organizing systems do due … Continue reading

Universe’s Coldest Spot: Above the Earth

While you may be walking in a winter wonderland on this, our northern hemisphere’s shortest day of sun, the Winter Solstice, be warmed to know that there is a colder place not far away… closer, in fact, than the moon’s minus 413 F (minus 247 C) meaured in a crater at the northern pole. That … Continue reading

New Clocks Measure Earth’s Gravity and Perhaps Dark Matter

This sounds crazy, but with two or more very accurate clocks scientists can measure time well enough to see variations in gravity at the earth’s surface. A clock as a gravity meter seems impossible … until you accept one of the weird things about our universe that Albert Einstein worked out: gravity slows time. This … Continue reading

Surprise: A Magnet Can Levitate an Ordinary Strawberry

Just when you think you know how the world works, there is some new surprise. For me, today the surprise was discovering that with a strong enough magnet, scientists can levitate an ordinary strawberry. Really? Below is a video showing this in action. This video would be possible in a freefall lab on an airplane … Continue reading

How Lasers Can Summon Antimatter

Can light create antimatter? Not directly, but laser light can accelerate electrons to create gamma rays to create antimatter. If scientists use powerful laser pulses to accelerate electrons to near the speed of light, gamma rays are created. As the gamma rays collide, they create matter-antimatter pairs. Using optical traps, the electrons can be contained … Continue reading

Earth Detected Muons Proof of Time Dilation

Here’s an amazing apparant proof that time dilation is real, that time is relative, that it stretches and shrinks relative to others depending on your relative velocity. If this were not true, we would not be able to detect subatomic particles at the surface of the earth known as muons (similar to electrons, but larger) … Continue reading

New Quantum Hard Drive Stores Light Pulses

Isn’t it strange that light itself has been stopped, that it was captured in a cold cloud in Australia in 2016? Further progress has been made and now in 2018 captured light has been used to make a sort of hard drive. This new AMU experiment made use of a light trap by firing an … Continue reading