Anomalies in the Standard Model of Cosmology

Dark Energy Research

Researchers, including physicists from Heidelberg University, have gained new insights into dark energy and the theory of gravitation by analyzing data from the Planck satellite mission of the European Space Agency (ESA). Their results demonstrate that the standard model of cosmology remains an excellent description of the universe. Yet when the Planck data is combined with other astronomical observations, several deviations emerge. Read More →

Let’s Explore Quantum Teleportation

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Quantum teleportation is perhaps the closest that modern technology has come to developing a sort of teleporter for transmitting physical objects across distances without the use of some physical method of moving them. Quantum teleportation involves transmitting the exact state that an atom or photon exists in, and then using this data at a different site to reassemble it. This quantum information cannot travel faster than the speed of light, since it depends on classical communication. Read More →

How Modern Physics Resonates with Ancient Mysticism

Modern Physics

Modern science has always been shadowed by an underlying paradox. Its methods have no basis upon which to define consciousness itself, and yet they are dependent upon human consciousness to provide them with all of the “laws” that they work within the context of. In other words, the scientific method can only assert that various things seem to be true insofar as our own perception goes. This is why new findings are constantly replacing old “truths” in its search for objective certainty. It cannot grapple with what sensory perception actually is (outside of the physical organs that perform it), and yet it must rely upon the evidence provided by the five senses as its only verification of truth. Read More →

Let’s Explore Quantum Computing

A quantum computer would be able to store more bits of information in its memory than there are particles in the universe. Image Credit: Alengo/iStockPhoto

A quantum computer would be able to store more bits of information in its memory than there are particles in the universe. Image Credit: Alengo/iStockPhoto

It’s fairly easy to surmise how quantum computing will evolve in the future if/when it becomes a reality. Devices that are currently based around a system of electronic circuits would eventually die off. Quantum devices would ultimately become the new standard in computing. While Peter Shor’s research showed how quantum algorithms would speed up advanced calculations, they never really demonstrated why people would want to do this. Read More →

String Theory & Quantum Gravity: Simplified

Physics is the study of matter and how it moves through spacetime. For many years, physicists have attempted to understand how the forces of the gravity, which regulates large bodies like the planets, and those of quantum mechanics, which regulates small particles like atoms, can be explained in a “unified theory of everything.” String theory attempted to make sense of these various forces in a mathematically coherent way.  Problems with string theory spawned an alternate model called the loop quantum gravity theory which I will cover as well in today’s post. Read More →