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Does Sound Fall Upward?

Here’s a strange claim that will change old views in physics … if valid and verifiable: Sound waves float upward very slightly because the particle-like units of vibration which make sound waves appear to have negative mass. Does sound really anti-gravitate? Sound has negative mass, and all around you it’s drifting up, up and away … Continue reading

Mysterious Universal Pattern Discovered

This video caught my attention. Is there a mysterious universal pattern directing city buses, atomic events and even chicken eyes? First question: is the pattern above and described in the video below just an artifact, a reflection of the method used to plot the data, and not a real “thing” shown by data? Is it … Continue reading

Quantum Fields: The Real Building Blocks of the Universe?

There is not much stranger than physics and this is a good lecture if you have the time. If not, here are my notes: What do we know about the fabric of the universe? You may have learned that all matter is made of atoms which differ in their numbers of sub-atomic particles. These 118 … Continue reading

Is Dark Matter Mini Black Holes from the Big Bang?

Here’s an interesting theory about dark matter, that it may be composed of miniture black holes. First, a review of why scientists believe dark matter exists. Astrophysicists think dark matter dominates ordinary matter in the universe by more than five times because galaxies rotate too fast for their visible star-stuff to handle. Without the extra … Continue reading

Science: The Earth’s Core Should Not Exist

By known physics, the metal core at the center of our planet should not exist. Absent a massive 6.2 mile diameter chunk of cooler metal plunging into it a billion years ago to trigger rapid crystallization, our 760 mile diameter core is technically impossible. One day, about a billion years ago, Earth’s inner core had … Continue reading

The Earth, in Part, Has a Golden Heart

Did you know the Earth’s core is estimated to contain enough gold to coat the planet’s surface with a solid layer 1.5 feet thick? Somewhere within is 1.6 quadrillion tons of gold by one geologist’s estimate. There is also likely 9.6 quadrillion tons of even heavier platinum, but the core precious metals are probably mixed … Continue reading

Is a Hydrogen Atom’s Electron Orbit Circular?

While fully amazing, does this image really show a hydrogen atom? Does it show the probability cloud a hydrogen atom’s single electron makes around its center, a circle, or is this circle just an effect of the technique used? Visualizing the Hydrogen Atom This is claimed on PhysicsWorld to be the orbital structure of a … Continue reading

Professor Building Real Time Machine

The first real time machine might only send subatomic particles back in time, which sounds boring, until you realize you could receive messages from the future. If you could ask your future self something, what would you ask? Dr. Ronald Mallett is an American theoretical physicist and the author of Time Traveler: A Scientist’s Personal … Continue reading

Scientists create a fluid with negative mass

Today’s true strange news award goes to the creation of a fluid with negative mass.  Washington State University physicists have created a fluid with negative mass, which is exactly what it sounds like. Push it, and unlike every physical object in the world we know, it doesn’t accelerate in the direction it was pushed. It … Continue reading