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Discussions Discussion Quantum Physics Made Relatively Simple
Lauren Z-United States, Nov. 15, 2012

Hi my name is Lauren, and I’m a freshman in Texas. My mother forced me to watch this movie about quantum physics this summer called “What the Bleep Do We Know!?”. It’s kind of like quantum physics for beginners. It was a little confusing to follow at times, but I got the general gist which was the following: the universe is best seen as made from thoughts instead of matter, “empty space” is not really empty, matter is not solid (electrons go in and out of existance and it is unknown where they disapear to), nothing really touches anything else because of the electrons, beliefs about who one is and what is real are a direct cause of oneself and one’s own realities, matter can be anywhere and everywhere until you focus on where it is, peptides manufactured in the brain cause a bodily reaction to emotion that can make you sick or addicted to feeling that emotion, so that means all thoughts and emotions are physical. Well that is my best summary of the movie, I would only recomend it if you are into quantum physics or just highly curious because it does require a lot of thinking. My mom must really want me to get into quantum physics because she also gave me this book to read, “The Dancing Wu Li Masters”. I read it for a bit, but then it got boring and too confusing so I quit it, and now after this discussion I think I will start reading it again. In conclusion, if you want to get to know quantum physics on a relatively simple level, I suggest you first watch that movie and then if you find that you want to obain more information, read the book.

Lauren Z-United States
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Discussions Discussion Physics I: Classical Mechanics
Bruce Connolly, Feb. 28, 2012

A Revolution in Physics?

Scientist and layman alike were surprised and skeptical when CERN (Geneva-based European Organization for Nuclear Research) announced last September that neutrinos — electrically - neutral particles - had traveled the 730 kilometers from Geneva to Italy’s Gran Sasso 60 nanoseconds faster than light. If proven correct, the implications were enormous. Now we are being told that this ultra-sophisticated experiment may have gone slightly wrong. It looks increasingly likely that Albert Einstein will be proven right after all! Great news coverage on this below.

http://www.thecuttingedgenews.com/index.php?article=72165&pageid=28&pagename=Sci-Tech

http://youtube.com/watch?v=_R5M27T8RNU&feature=fvst
Bruce Connolly
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Discussions Discussion Neutrino Faster than Light
Mario Zolt, Feb. 25, 2012

Found a possible source of error in the experiment, they will repeat it in may.

http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2012/0224/Faster-than-light-neutrinos-Why-nobody-is-surprised-it-might-be-an-error
Mario Zolt
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Discussions Discussion Physics I: Classical Mechanics
Bruce Connolly, Feb. 22, 2012

Perpetual motion ‘time crystals’ may really exist, physicist says:

Remarkable research is out on structures that repeat periodically in the fourth dimension.

The characteristic trait of a time crystal, Wilczek says, is that it moves without consuming or shedding any energy. Instead, it is in a stable, minimum-energy state, just as diamonds and other conventional crystals are. Even so, it is also in a state of perpetual motion.

http://http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/46472940/ns/technology_and_science-science/#.T0Sx68zgLog
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Discussions Discussion Physics I: Classical Mechanics
Bruce Connolly, Feb. 15, 2012

Physicists find dark matter: It’s everywhere:

Shogo Masaki at Nagoya University and colleagues at the University of Tokyo’s Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe used computer simulations to model recent observational data of 24 million galaxies. By determining how light from the galaxies was bending slightly as it passed through space en route to Earth — an effect known as gravitational lensing — the researchers were able to work out the location of the dark matter that was bending it.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/46387769/ns/technology_and_science-space/#.TzukJcrgLog

http://youtube.com/watch?v=e4nnpg4N35o
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Discussions Discussion Physics I: Classical Mechanics
Henry Hamilton, Jan. 16, 2012

Happy belated birthday Dr. Stephen Hawking!

http://youtube.com/watch?v=4flO2YY1u44&feature=player_embedded
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Discussions Discussion Neutrino Faster than Light
Mario Zolt, Dec. 27, 2011

What about pions?

http://io9.com/5871372/final-proof-that-faster+than+light-neutrinos-are-impossible
Mario Zolt
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  • Bill Wilson Bill Wilson Jan. 29, 2012
    All that matters is what the data shows. If the measurments are accurate and can be replicated then superluminal speeds are possible, period. The Universe is under no obligation to act in a way that makes sense to our chimpanzee brains.

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Discussions Discussion Introduction to Modern Physics
Mario Zolt, Dec. 11, 2011

Quantum Levitation

http://www.quantumlevitation.com/levitation/See_it_in_Action.html
Mario Zolt
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Discussions Discussion Science - Neurology
Dan Thompson, Dec. 6, 2011

Scientists discover brain area that controls ability to correct movement after being hit or bumped.

http://www.healthcanal.com/brain-nerves/24136-Scientists-discover-how-brain-corrects-bumps-body.html

The fact that humans rapidly correct for any disturbance in motion demonstrates the brain understands the physics of the limb – scientists just didn’t know what part of the brain supported this feedback response – until now. Researchers have discovered that the pathway through the primary motor cortex provides this knowledge of the physics of the limb… implications for stroke patients.

Dan Thompson
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Discussions Discussion Neutrino Faster than Light
Mario Zolt, Dec. 5, 2011

This incredible particle that…

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/2e24514e-1b06-11e1-8f1e-00144feabdc0.html#axzz1fhmQdKc6
Mario Zolt
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