Archive for the 'Technology' Category

Warp Drive Engine Could Suck Earth Into Black Hole

• April, 2010

Warp Drive Engine Could Suck Earth Into Black Hole “Star Trek” makes faster-than-light travel look easy, but according to new calculations by Italian physicists, a warp drive could easily create a black hole that would incinerate any passengers on a space craft and then suck Earth into a black hole. “Warp drives are so far the best case scenario to attain faster-than-light travel,” said Stefano Finazzi of Italy’s International School for Advanced Studies. This paper “makes it much harder to realize, if not almost impossible,

Getting WISE About Nemesis

• April, 2010

Getting WISE About Nemesis A dark object may be lurking near our solar system, occasionally kicking comets in our direction. Nicknamed “Nemesis” or “The Death Star,” this undetected object could be a red or brown dwarf star, or an even darker presence several times the mass of Jupiter. Why do scientists think something could be hidden beyond the edge of our solar system? Originally, Nemesis was suggested as a way to explain a cycle of mass extinctions on Earth. The paleontologists David Raup and Jack

Large Hadron Collider Set To Hit 7 Tera-Electron Volts

• April, 2010

Large Hadron Collider Set To Hit 7 Tera-Electron Volts The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) will for the first time collide particles at an energy of 7 tera-electron volts (TeV), or 3.5 TeV per beam, on March 30, the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) said on its website. The world’s most powerful atom smasher accelerated its proton beams to 3.5 TeV per beam on March 19, but no collisions were practiced then. “Between now and March 30, the LHC team will be working with 3.5

LHC Maintenance shutdown in 2011

• March, 2010

LHC Maintenance shutdown in 2011 Katie Yurkewicz The LHC will shut down for about one year – but not until late 2011 What the BBC reported yesterday is true, but is not exactly news. A revised schedule for the LHC’s next few years was announced in early February by CERN. According to the revised schedule, the LHC will run at a maximum energy of 3.5 TeV per beam for a period of about 18 months, starting with the first collisions at 3.5 TeV per beam

Physicist Discovers How to Teleport Energy

• February, 2010

Physicist Discovers How to Teleport Energy First, they teleported photons, then atoms and ions. Now one physicist has worked out how to do it with energy, a technique that has profound implications for the future of physics. In 1993, Charlie Bennett at IBM’s Watson Research Center in New York State and a few pals showed how to transmit quantum information from one point in space to another without traversing the intervening space. The technique relies on the strange quantum phenomenon called entanglement, in which two

Man must “prepare” to meet alien life forms

• February, 2010

Man must “prepare” to meet alien life forms St Andrews University scientist tells conference that man now has more chance than ever of discovering life on other planets. Man has more chance than ever of discovering life on other planets – and mankind needs to prepare itself for meeting alien life forms for the first time, a Scots scientist is to tell a conference on Monday. The conference – The Detection of Extra-Terrestrial Life and the Consequences for Science and Society – is taking place

Satellite Harrassment Technology

• January, 2010

Satellite Harrassment Technology The Neurophone was developed by Dr Patrick Flanagan in 1958. It’s a device that converts sound to electrical impulses. In its original form electrodes were placed on the skin but with defence department developments, the signals can be delivered via satellite. They then travel the nervous system directly to the brain (bypassing normal hearing mechanisms). Dr Flanagan’s “3D holographic sound system” can place sounds in any location as perceived by the targeted / tortured listener. This allows for a variety of deceptions

‘Cosmic rays’ may have caused Qantas jet’s plunge

• November, 2009

‘Cosmic rays’ may have caused Qantas jet’s plunge ANDREW HEASLEY AND ARI SHARP November 18, 2009 Cosmic rays are being considered by air safety investigators as a possible cause of a Qantas plane plunging twice in quick succession on its way from Singapore to Perth in October last year. Air safety investigators this morning brought down their second interim report into the flight QF72 incident, which left one flight attendant and 11 passengers with serious injuries, finding that an equipment glitch with one of three

Ice on fire: The next fossil fuel

• November, 2009

Ice on fire: The next fossil fuel 24 June 2009 by Fred Pearce DEEP in the Arctic Circle, in the Messoyakha gas field of western Siberia, lies a mystery. Back in 1970, Russian engineers began pumping natural gas from beneath the permafrost and piping it east across the tundra to the Norilsk metal smelter, the biggest industrial enterprise in the Arctic. By the late 70s, they were on the brink of winding down the operation. According to their surveys, they had sapped nearly all the