Is it possible to get to extrasolar planetary systems faster than the speed of light? Harold White claims that it is. With his team at NASA, he manufactures a superluminal engine for interstellar travel. For example, such a vessel would arrive in just 2 weeks to the system of Alpha Centauri, which is 4 light years from the Sun.
White’s research is an effort to continue and expand the idea of the Mexican physicist Miguel Alcubierre, which had caused heated debates in the scientific world in 1994. The scientist suggested that the space should “shrink” in front of the spacecraft and expand behind it. The spaceship should behave as if placed inside a “bubble” of the deformed space and Continue reading →
Many of us will become vegetarians and will be faced with earthquakes, famines and sinking. We will hear the announcements from the medical community about revolutionary methods of treatment and prevention of chronic and incurable diseases. NASA will enlighten us on the inhospitable surface of the Red Planet, while scientists at CERN will promise us a journey through time in ten years from now.
Betsey Lewis, writer, researcher of Earth mysteries and famous TV presenter in the U.S., gives us a glimpse of events that are predicted to take place in 2013.Continue reading →
Discovery of the Higgs boson has become a major scientific achievement of the year 2012, according to the journal Science.
Discovery of the Higgs boson, deciphering of the Denisovans genome, Curiosity landing on Mars and artificial limbs controlled by the brain signals are in the list of major scientific breakthroughs of 2012, published in the journal Science. Continue reading →
Lately many talk of what might happen in 2012, presenting and discussing different scenarios. Few are those who say that something good is going to happen. And of course many are those who say that absolutely nothing will happen.
Some describe the end of the world with all the disasters the human mind can imagine. Others say about the coming of Christ (!), others – about the coming of the Antichrist. Some say that evil aliens are coming to invade the Earth and we must find a way to stop them. Others wait for an asteroid to fall on our heads. Some expect for good aliens to rid us of evil humans… Continue reading →
Fifty years ago, people thought that at our time space travel will be as accessible as travel by public transport. Unfortunately, these hopes were not realized. But, perhaps as early as 2050 it will be possible to reach the space by elevator, the concept of which was presented by the Japanese company Obayashi Corporation. Continue reading →
Jack Scudder, expert in plasma physics of the University of Iowa, states that in the magnetosphere of our planet there are so-called “X points”, a kind of hidden portals where the magnetic fields of Earth and the Sun meet, leading to the creation of a continuous path between them in length to 93 million miles. Physicists say that the “X points” are elusive, have a small size and an unstable shape and may form and disappear completely at random. Continue reading →
The Milky Way and nearby Andromeda galaxy are on a course of frontal collision that will take place in four billion years, according to U.S. scientists who made this announcement after a systematic research using the Hubble telescope.
The fact that the two galaxies were in the path that brought them together has been known for decades but there was not enough information on the time and the type of collision. Now it becomes known that Continue reading →
In 1976 NASA conducted a research mission on Mars called Viking. It was an experiment of sending special robots to the red planet and it was aimed to detect extraterrestrial life. Thirty six years later an international team of mathematicians and other scientists concluded that the mission had actually discover traces of life on Mars!
In fact, biologist Joseph Miller argues that a human mission to Mars is necessary to check the results of that experiment. Continue reading →