Honeybees are found to interact with Quantum fields
How could bees of little brain come up with anything as complex as a dance language? The answer could lie not in biology but in six-dimensional math and the bizarre world of quantum mechanics.
Honeybees are found to interact with Quantum fields. wild. must read later.Our world may be a giant hologram - space - 15 January 2009 - New Scientist
According to Hogan, a physicist at Fermilab, GEO600 has stumbled upon the fundamental limit of space-time - the point where space-time stops behaving like the smooth continuum Einstein described and instead dissolves into "grains", just as a newspaper photograph dissolves into dots as you zoom in. "It looks like GEO600 is being buffeted by the microscopic quantum convulsions of space-time." If this doesn't blow your socks off, then Hogan has an even bigger shock in store: "If the GEO600 result is what I suspect it is, then we are all living in a giant cosmic hologram."
"GEO600 has stumbled upon the fundamental limit of space-time - the point where space-time stops behaving like the smooth continuum Einstein described and instead dissolves into 'grains', just as a newspaper photograph dissolves into dots as you zoom in."Our world may be a giant hologram - space - 15 January 2009 - New Scientist
Superb article on Space
article from New Scientist about the world being a hologram
According to Craig Hogan, a physicist at the Fermilab particle physics lab in Batavia, Illinois, GEO600 has stumbled upon the fundamental limit of space-time - the point where space-time stops behaving like the smooth continuum Einstein described and instead dissolves into "grains", just as a newspaper photograph dissolves into dots as you zoom in. (..) If this doesn't blow your socks off, then Hogan, who has just been appointed director of Fermilab's Center for Particle Astrophysics, has an even bigger shock in store: "If the GEO600 result is what I suspect it is, then we are all living in a giant cosmic hologram."
A noise floor found in very small measurements means that our entire universe could be holographic. If true, this could have wide-ranging applications in space exploration, physics, computer science, philosophy, and other fields.
"The idea that we live in a hologram probably sounds absurd, but it is a natural extension of our best understanding of black holes, and something with a pretty firm theoretical footing. It has also been surprisingly helpful for physicists wrestling with theories of how the universe works at its most fundamental level."Is time an illusion? - physics-math - 19 January 2008 - New Scientist
A great article. Every thing is perception. i beleive in it
Review of Biocentrism in the Discover magazine
The farther we peer into space, the more we realize that the nature of the universe cannot be understood fully by inspecting spiral galaxies or watching distant supernovas. It lies deeper. It involves our very selves.Quantum Theory May Explain Wishful Thinking
Humans don’t always make the most rational decisions. As studies have shown, even when logic and reasoning point in one direction, sometimes we chose the opposite route, motivated by personal bias or simply "wishful thinking." This paradoxical human behavior has resisted explanation by classical decision theory for over a decade. But now, scientists have shown that a quantum probability model can provide a simple explanation for human decision-making - and may eventually help explain the success of human cognition overall.
Need to read more carefully; till then, count me as skeptical
LOL. The first few sentences made me think of Busemeyer, even before he was mentioned.Economist.com
Since its birth in the 1920s, physicists and philosophers have grappled with the bizarre consequences that his theory has for reality, including the fundamental truth that it is impossible to know everything about the world and, in fact, whether it really exists at all when it is not being observed. Now two groups of physicists, working independently, have demonstrated that nature is indeed real when unobserved. When no one is peeking, however, it acts in a really odd way.
Yet more proof that the stuff down at a quantum level makes no sense when thought about using metaphors derived at a human level.Seven things that don't make sense about gravity - New Scientist
Gravity keeps our feet on the ground and our planet circling the sun, but we know remarkably little about it. New Scientist investigates the force's greatest mysteries.Teleportation Milestone Achieved | LiveScience
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"if you think you understand quantum mechanics, you don't understands quantum mechanics." Or sometimes he is cited thusly: "I think I can safely say that nobody understand quantum mechanics."
Scientists have come a bit closer to achieving theCan fractals make sense of the quantum world? - physics-math - 30 March 2009 - New Scientist
Measurement of quantum phenomena could be affected by fractal nature of the object being measured.Bernard d'Espagnat: What we call 'reality' is just a state of mind | Science | guardian.co.uk
Bernard d'Espagnat: What we call 'reality' is just a state of mind http://hub.tm/dkmur
Quantum realitye=mc2: 103 years later, Einstein's proven right - Yahoo! News
For those keen to know more: the computations involve "envisioning space and time as part of a four-dimensional crystal lattice, with discrete points spaced along columns and rows."
"Until now, this has been a hypothesis," France's National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) said proudly in a press release.
According to the conventional model of particle physics, protons and neutrons comprise smaller particles known as quarks, which in turn are bound by gluons. The odd thing is this: the mass of gluons is zero and the mass of quarks is only five percent. Where, therefore, is the missing 95 percent? The answer, according to the study published in the US journal Science on Thursday, comes from the energy from the movements and interactions of quarks and gluons.Big Bang or Big Bounce?: New Theory on the Universe's Birth: Scientific American
Our universe may have started not with a big bang but with a big bounce—an implosion that triggered an explosion, all driven by exotic quantum-gravitational effectsBureau 42 | Summer School 2010.1: Quantum Physics
The onset of summer is no excuse to stop learning. In this year’s session, we will address Quantum Physics. Be here each Monday morning through July and August for a new lesson in the nine part series, covering graduate level physics concepts with grade school math, or no math at all.