Ascension Earth 2012
- The View Out Your Spaceship Back Window as You Leave Earth Behind
- Ghost of child captured on Facebook wedding photo?
- NASA wants your vote on Ceres’ mysterious bright spots
- Are Microwave Ovens Messing Up Alien Research?
- Study says the universe may be a hologram
- Here's How To Avoid One Of The Most Common Life Regrets
- Did 'Finding Bigfoot' Film a Sasquatch and Not Notice? Video
- Is Warp Drive Physically Possible?
- The Mystery of Cattle Mutilations & Remembering the life, times & influence of paranormal investigator Tom Adams
- Does The Earth Make A Sound?!
Posted: 27 Apr 2015 10:08 PM PDT
Posted: 27 Apr 2015 09:59 PM PDT
Excerpt from theepochtimes.com
There’s a small space between the couple in the picture. Peering out of that space is what appears to be some type of ghost.
Christiana Dennis actually had the picture as her profile photo when a friend noticed the weird face.
”Me and my wife’s favourite wedding photo… Until we saw what was between us,” said Kevin Dennis, of Virginia, in a Reddit post.
“We still don’t know who it was.”
Christiana’s sister said that it might be her but Kevin said the face looks nothing like his wife’s sister, instead appearing to be a baby or some sort.
Speculation on the social media website has suggested it may be a future child for the couple while others say it may be a ghost from the area.
Posted: 27 Apr 2015 09:53 PM PDT
Excerpt from thespacereporter.com
NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory has set up a website at which members of the public can register their votes as to the identify of the strange and unexpected bright spots seen on Ceres by the Dawn probe. Although Dawn will study the spots in much greater detail in the near future, having just assumed its first scientific orbit, in the meantime the nature of spots in anyone’s guess. This author voted for “ice”.
It seems ice is the most popular possibility so far, with 33 percent of the vote. The next most popular choice is “other”, with 28 percent. “Volcano” and “geyser” both have 11 percent, “salt deposit” has nine percent, and “rock” has eight percent.
At about 590 miles in diameter, Ceres is the largest body in the asteroid belt between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter. Dawn had imaged Ceres’s surface throughout its approach. Dawn entered orbit of Ceres on March 6, the first spacecraft to orbit a dwarf planet. From 2011 to 2012, Dawn also orbited the asteroid Vesta, the second-most massive body in the asteroid belt. Having studied both Vesta and Ceres, Dawn is the first spacecraft in history to orbit two extraterrestrial objects. Dawn’s investigations of Vesta and Ceres will shed light on the early evolution of our solar system; both bodies represent incipient planets, gravitationally perturbed early in their formation.
“The approach imaging campaign has completed successfully by giving us a preliminary, tantalizing view of the world Dawn is about to start exploring in detail. It has allowed us to start asking some new and intriguing questions,” said Marc Rayman, Dawn’s mission director and chief engineer at the JPL, in a separate NASA statement.
Posted: 27 Apr 2015 09:50 PM PDT
Posted: 27 Apr 2015 09:50 PM PDT
Excerpt from thespacereporter.com
As explained by Nature World News, “a mathematical description of the Universe actually requires one fewer dimension than it seems” according to the “holographic principle,” which would indicate that what appears to be a 3-D universe may actually “just be the image of 2-D processes on a huge cosmic horizon.”
Prior to this study, scientists looked into this holographic principle by applying their calculations to a universe presenting Anti de Sitter space. Anti de Sitter is the term used to describe space as having a hyperbolic shape, much like a saddle. This hyperbolic space shape behaves, mathematically, as special relativity would predict.
Special relativity is a theory put forth by Albert Einstein to describe the relationship between space and time, and is especially useful when studying very small particles moving at extreme speeds over cosmic distances. The concept of Anti de Sitter space assumes that spacetime itself is hyperbolic in its natural state, in the absence of matter or energy.
A team at the Vienne University of Technology looked at the holographic principle not in the usual Anti de Sitter space framework, but instead applied the principle to flat spacetime, as represents our physical universe.“Our Universe, in contrast, is quite flat – and on astronomic distances, it has positive curvature,” team member Daniel Grumiller said in a statement.
The team created several gravitational theories that apply to flat space to see if calculations regarding quantum gravity would indicate a holographic description as has occurred in former calculations with theories applied to Anti de Sitter space.
“If quantum gravity in a flat space allows for a holographic description by a standard quantum theory, then there must be physical quantities, which can be calculated in both theories – and the results must agree,” Grumiller said.
The team found that the amount of quantum entanglement required for gravitational theory models expressed the same value in flat quantum gravity as in a low dimensional field theory, showing that the theory of a holographic universe can be successfully applied to the reality of the relatively flat field of spacetime evident in our universe.
“This calculation affirms our assumption that the holographic principle can also be realized in flat spaces. It is evidence for the validity of this correspondence in our universe” team member Max Riegler said.
The results were published in the journal Physical Review Letters.
Posted: 27 Apr 2015 09:45 PM PDT
Excerpt from huffingtonpost.com
Karl Pillemer, a Ph.D. gerontologist at Cornell University, has spent the last several years interviewing hundreds of older Americans to systematically collect their practical wisdom.
His first book, 30 Lessons for Living, synthesized advice from over 1,000 elders on topics like happiness, work, and health.
In January, Pillemer followed up with 30 Lessons for Loving, which features lessons from over 700 older Americans with 25,000 collective years of marriage experience. One couple he profiles was married for 76 years. Another interviewee describes divorcing her husband, then remarrying him 64 years later.
Among other questions, he asked these oldest Americans what people tend to regret at their age, and what they would advise younger people to do to avoid regrets.
One message was expressed in different forms but repeated again and again, with great emphasis:
In an interview with The Huffington Post, Pillemer expressed surprise at how many elders said that their greatest regret was not traveling enough.
Many believed it wasn't worth the costs; others put it off after having children; and still others decided to wait until retirement. An 81-year-old named Jack, whose wife Lynne died of cancer after they retired, shared his heart-breaking experience of realizing he had waited too long.
"We always thought we'd do a lot of traveling when we retired, you know? But then Lynne passed away, and it was too late. I went on a couple of trips and I guess they were okay, but it's less fun going alone. I took a bus through the Canadian Rockies, and I actually turned once to talk to her -- I was sitting in a seat by myself and it was beautiful, and I wanted to tell Lynne, 'Look at that light, the color, that light.' But of course she wasn't there. And I just want to share things with her when I travel, but we waited too long."Pillemer, summarizing the collective advice of these elders, said, "Travel is so rewarding that it should take precedence over other things younger people spend money on."
Travel is especially valuable to people in the early stages of a relationship, Pillemer noted.
"That period when you are meeting people from all over the world and thrown onto your own resources, detached from family and other pressures -- it's a truly life-changing experience," he said, referencing his own travel in Germany after college with his spouse-to-be. "To go through that with someone, where you're dealing with those kinds of challenges together, it's sort of a signature way to start a relationship and really be reliant on one another."
He continued: "That's one thing that the elders would recommend: travel's great at any age, but particularly important when you're young, and if it can be part of a relationship that you're building, it's an experience not to be missed."
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Posted: 27 Apr 2015 09:40 PM PDT
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The Mystery of Cattle Mutilations & Remembering the life, times & influence of paranormal investigator Tom Adams
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