Physics news

Gerald Pollack and Water

At ... Gerald Pollack describes the fourth state of water. Tim Cullen, at ... begins with Wikipedia's claim that 60 per cent of the average person's body is made of water - with lesser amounts of stuff. This progresses towards, how much of it is oxygen and how much hydrogen - and ends up with Pollack. He was a speaker at last years EU conference - not sure about this year (go to

Cosmic Microwave background radiation

At ... we all know what the consensus view is on cosmic background radiation in the afterglow of Big Bang - but here we have it described by a professor of physics and astronomy at UCLA, Ned Wright. No mention of Arp of course but useful to have it straight from the horses mouth. It is the strongest evidence, if not mostly the only evidence, of Big Bang - so it is important to mainstream in many ways.

Dark matter might not exist!

Welkl, we've had Hawking's 'Black Hole that don't exist' - go to ... which involves Hongcheng Zhae of St Andrews University, and a team of astronomers at Scotland's best. They have come up with a hypothesis that thinks the Milky Way galaxy might have collided with the Andromeda galaxy 10 billion years ago. This implies our understanding of gravity is flawed. Zhao wonders if an unknown force is acting on dark matter.

Stephen Hawking Update

The idea black holes don't exist, as espoused by Stephen Hawking, has been challenged by physicists according to ... although, as already noticed in the earlier post, he doesn't doubt their existence - only their boundary that inhibits light emissions from the 'hole' - or whatever it is. Thunderbolts forum is also featuring this subject but Galaxy New comes up with some alternative views.

Grey, not quite Black

AQt ... we are told black holes are real, and they have a picture of one - a mass accreting black hole is a lumimous gas rich area at the heart of galaxies, and most common in merging galaxies (where lots of material are being gobbled up). The image is an infra red observation.

The solar wind makes water using space dust

At ... water ice is the most abundant solid material in the universe. Much of it is produced as a by product of star formation - but not all of it (it seems). John Bradley and colleagues at the John Livermore National Laboratory have found a new souce of water in our solar system. The solar wind seems to be creating water on dust in space, the plentiful dust between the planets of the solar system. They are saying that such dust, as well as tiny meteorites, can be eroded by the solar wind.

Earthquake Lights

Earthquake lights were considered to be apocryphal in the lobbies of academia, and largely ignored. They were taken up by the likes of Paul Devereux, on the fringe of science. He wrote two books on the subject - and they are very illuminating. No actual scientist had made a study or witnessed them and therefore they did not exist - the usual pretence. This could be described as the perfect example of consensus science.

Sea Ice, Super Symmetry

At ... it seems Arctic sea ice has increased by 50 per cent since last year. Why isn't this common knowledge? What has the mainstream media got against telling the truth? They couldn't stop gloating last autumn when sea ice was low. In fact, they were hyperventillating - even the politicos got very excited. This year - virtually nothing.

Nuclear Fusion and CAGW

In Provence in the South of France over 30 countries have combined to set up a research facility known as ITER. This international nuclear fusion project has the aim of producing a nuclear reactor capable of producing unlimited supplies of cheap, clean, safe and sustainable electricity so that all the Greens can continue to play with their laptops and charge up their mobile phones and various other gadjets.

Is the universe a hologram?

Well, this idea has resurfaced again, it would seem. Two Japanese physicists (Nature News, November 2013) claim an obscure bit of physics theory was the clearest evidence yet that our universe could be just one big projection (see and In string theory certain types of unverses might actually be holograms of real two dimensional universes.