Tag Archives: Physics

Dark Matter, Dark Energy And The Shadow Universe : 13.7: Cosmos And Culture : NPR

I've heard the ratio of dark matter to normal matter before but somehow it doesn't really sink in till you see the pie chart. Most of the universe is stuff we can't see and don't understand! Cool!
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Has the Higgs Been Discovered? Physicists Gear Up for Watershed Announcement: Scientific American

Looks like they may have found something at CERN. It'll be interesting to see what the mainstream press makes of this. It looks like the implications of a discovery could exclude a lot of the currently competing ideas for extending the standard model.
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Two Diamonds Linked by Strange Quantum Entanglement | Spooky Action at a Distance | Quantum Mechanics Macroscopic Objects | LiveScience

Large scale quantum affects like these are the final nail in the coffin of determinism. If Roger Penrose and Stuart Kauffman are to be believed, and human consciousness is a result of the collapse of a large scale quantum wave function then free will is also assured. I suspect we are going to find larger and larger scale quantum behaviors. Very exciting stuff!
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