Friday, November 23, 2007

Quantum Beauty

Stuff like this makes my head both marvel and spin:
In a nutshell, the theory suggests that we change things simply by looking at them and theorists have puzzled over the implications for years.
Another excerpt:
New Scientist reports a worrying new variant as the cosmologists claim that astronomers may have accidentally nudged the universe closer to its death by observing dark energy, a mysterious anti gravity force which is thought to be speeding up the expansion of the cosmos.
And another:
"The intriguing question is this," Prof Krauss told the Telegraph. "If we attempt to apply quantum mechanics to the universe as a whole, and if our present state is unstable, then what sets the clock that governs decay? Once we determine our current state by observations, have we reset the clock? If so, as incredible as it may seem, our detection of dark energy may have reduced the life expectancy of our universe."
Can we just exist long enough to see the Titans thrill us with a consistent deep-threat passing game? Will Axl Rose's Chinese Democracy see the light of day before we are all lost to the universe's dark energy?

CERN's Large Hadron Collider is due to switch on in '08. It will attempt to recreate that fraction of a second after the Big Bang some 13.7 billion years ago.

And then there's Surfer Dude's Theory of Everything.

There's nothing more beautiful to me than appreciating and trying to understand life as we know it.

Enjoy every moment.

1 comment:

vaaiv said...