We’re digging deeper into Earth’s crust than we ever have before, pulling water up and pumping it down. As Scientific American editor David Biello explains, these are just a few of the many ways humans are triggering severe seismic activity.
Geneva 14 February 2013. At 7.24am, the shift crew in the CERN1 Control Centre extracted the beams from the Large Hadron Collider, bringing the machine’s first three-year running period to a successful conclusion. The LHC’s first run has seen major advances in physics, including the discovery of a new particle that looks increasingly like the long–sought Higgs boson, announced on 4 July 2012. And during the last weeks of the run, the remarkable figure of 100 petabytes of data stored in the CERN mass-storage systems was surpassed. This data volume is roughly equivalent to 700 years of full HD-quality movies.
Dr Amit Goswami ‘Consciousness, Quantum Physics and Being Human’ Interview by Iain McNay Author of many books including: ‘How Quantum Activism Can Save Civilization,’ ‘The Visionary Window: A Quantum Physicist’s Guide to Enlightenment’ and ‘God Is Not Dead’ talks about his life and how discovering that consciousness Is the ground of being changed his scientific [...]
Using analogies, we can understand the phenomenon of Cerenkov Light
As a collective species, we all contemplate the existence of extra-terrestrial civilizations living in the far reaches of the universe, and we imagine that they have mind-bogging technology that we can’t even being to drum up using our imagination. So far though, there have been no clear indicators (well, depending on who you ask) that [...]
Scientists discuss what sort of life could be found in the eleventh dimension. With talk of world of lightning bolts, electricity, unstable atoms and more, this video from BBC show ‘Parallel Universe’ is full of mind-bending theories to set your imagination racing.
Water is both essential and unique. Many of its particular qualities stem from the fact that it consists of two hydrogen atoms and one oxygen, therefore creating an unequal sharing of electrons. From fish in frozen lakes to ice floating on water, Christina Kleinberg describes the effects of polarity.
Lesson by Christina Kleinberg, animation by Alan Foreman.
After a particularly nasty storm (if you’re visiting somewhere BESIDES Oregon or Washington), it’s always nice for a cloudless blue sky to make an appearance. But it’s even better if it’s accompanied by a colorful rainbow. I’m assuming that everyone has seen one at one point or another (the vision impaired aside). But how closely [...]
During a video link with His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, who was accompanied with 200 grade school students from Ottawa, CSA Astronaut Chris Hadfield demonstrates how astronauts wash their hands in the weightless environment of the International Space Station. Video credit: CSA/NASA
The film’s story centers on the idea that in the grand scheme of the universe, nothing is ever wasted and it finds comfort in us all essentially being Stardust ourselves. Voyager represents the memories of our loved ones and lives that will never disappear.