Astronomers have discovered traces of gravitational waves in the relict radiation, confirming the inflationary model of the universe. As stated by leading scientists around the world, this long-awaited finding will soon be nominated for the Nobel Prize.
The announcement of the discovery about of new evidence supporting the inflationary model of the universe caused an unprecedented excitement in the scientific world.
The central idea of this model states that our universe is only one “unit” in an infinite and ever-expanding set of unrelated parallel universes which form the so-called multiverse. Continue reading →
Japanese physicists made calculations that prove that energy can be transmitted over long distances by quantum teleportation.
Quantum teleportation, despite its name, does not mean instantaneous transfer to a distance, because it necessarily requires the classical (not superlight) communication channel.
At the same time, the quantum state can be transmitted, and the concept of transferring energy in this way is not new, but previously, calculations showed that the possibility of such a transfer should Continue reading →
There are many points of view on the origin of the universe: from scientific theories and single hypotheses, to philosophical and religious assumptions. One of the most common is the so-called Big Bang theory, according to which, the universe originated more than 13 billion years ago and is constantly expanding.
Considering the fact that humans will not be able to travel to the moon for the second time, without even mentioning other planets in the solar system, scientists are creating quite organized and compelling theories regarding composition and origin of our universe. These theories are based on long-term observations of visible parts of the universe as well as on guesses.
Ekpyrotic theory of how the universe has evolved
Everyone knows about the Big Bang theory. Without going into details about this theory, and remembering that now it is even taught in schools, let’s mention an alternative theory that attempts to explain the origin of our universe from a different perspective. Continue reading →
The universe is mysterious, and the more science learns about it, the more amazing it seems to be. When looking at all the theories presented here, reader can simply burst into laughter. But what could be more bizarre than something already known to us?
1. Everything we are surrounded by is the “The Matrix”
Many saw the film where the main character (Keanu Reeves) learns with astonishment that the world around him, “The Matrix”, is something resembling a ghetto created for people by computer intelligence. This is, of course, science fiction, but there are scientists who are ready to take this idea seriously.
Nick Bostrom, a British philosopher, has suggested that our whole life is a very complicated game, just like the popular The Sims game: the development of the video game industry could enable us to construct our own world realities, and everyone will live forever in this isolated virtual reality. If this happens, there is a possibility that our world is built based on Continue reading →
The universe does not stop amazing us. And not just us! Astronomers often get surprised with things they discover about the origins and the structure of the universe. Read these 5 impressive things about the universe:
1. The Universe is really old
The age of the universe is 13.7 billion years, which is counted from the so-called Big Bang. The truth is that the universe is as old as time, since before the Big Bang there was no time, right?
2. The universe is growing with ever increasing speed
In 1920 the astronomer Edwin Hubble (in honor of whom the famous telescope was named) proved that the universe Continue reading →
This year, CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research) starts another series of experiments in the hope that it will get much closer to the finishing point of the Standard Model of particle physics.Continue reading →
The age-old question of humanity: is there life after death seems to be answered. And the answer is yes. Scientists seem to have found the proof to the theory that every human has a soul, which remains alive even after the heart stops.
One of the authors of the study anesthesiologist Stuart Hameroff disclosed details of the discovery in a TV show in one of the science channels. Continue reading →
Science is expected to give answers to the important and the unimportant happening around us, and the truth is that most times it does not disappoint us. But there still remain mysteries that even the greatest scientists do not have an explanation for. Here are some of them:
1. What is consciousness?
Most of us have a sense of what is consciousness, but scientists have not yet defined it or even understood it fully. There are many theories about consciousness, and some of them even refer to quantum mechanics, but none can give a clear explanation. Scientists hope that in future, Continue reading →