4 of the plants in our solar system could fit inside Uranus. Not together tho.
Track: Detritus “Haunted (remix by Niveau Zero)”
Taken from Detritus’s album “Things Gone Wrong” (adn121) , remixed by Niveau Zero
originally released by Ad Noiseam
In 2010, scientists succeeded in recreating a miniature version of the Big Bang.
Within a few years, some of the universe’s deepest secrets may be unlocked.
Genesis is another self-initiated personal project that I’ve written, designed and animated single handedly. It’s a 3D short film with a story that revolves around a machine that has the power of creating new, miniature universes. By controlling the universe rotation, it can speed up the time and evolution of the miniature worlds, and with the help of a fancy search engine it can pin point and extract terrestrial planets. Well, it’s not very scientifically correct by any means.. Or is it..? You might live in a manufactured miniature world..
Anyway, what would mankind do if they possessed the power of creating new worlds? Probably use it for creating some kind of decorative snow globe. Guaranteed gift of the year.
Well, it’s not all science fiction, I actually got inspired after reading some interesting articles about the European science agency CERN, who designed the world’s biggest particle accelerator, the Large Hadron Collider. This accelerator shoot beams around a freezing 27km concrete ring underground near Geneva, smashing atoms together in search of the elusive “God particle” believed present at the Big Bang. Since it began operating at the end of March 2010, CERN engineers and physicists have created billions of miniature versions of the Big Bang, revealing fundamental insights into the nature of the cosmos.
Also, at Lancaster University in UK, physicists unraveling the secrets of how to build a universe. In fact, they have already formed one, or something very much like it. This scientific breakthrough lies in the bottom of a chamber no larger than a pinky finger, filled with helium and cooled to 0.0003 degrees Fahrenheit above absolute zero.
There’s a short “behind the scenes” here: http://www.andreaswannerstedt.se/motion/genesis/breakdown/
Bon Voyage Juno!
Pollution has never been so fashionable: A pair of NYU grad students have created a high-tech sweatshirt emblazoned with pink lungs that suddenly show blue veins when exposed to dirty air. (via Grad students create color-changing clothes that detect air pollution)
A new analysis of leftover radiation from the Big Bang suggests the universe was recycled over and over again. Two theoretical physicists claimed in November that circular patterns in the otherwise uniform cosmic microwave background, which records the first light emitted after the beginning of the universe, mean the universe didn’t go through one massive growth spurt in its first fraction of a second, as most cosmologists currently believe.
Instead, the universe as we know it could be just the most recent iteration in a long cycle of births and deaths. The circles in the microwave background could be the gravitational echoes of supermassive black holes colliding in the epoch before the most recent Big Bang, meaning there has been more than one Big Bang.
But the circles could also be noise. The controversial theory could be settled by a new microwave background mapper, the Planck satellite, which released its first map of the universe’s earliest light in July.
Hat Tip: Wired Science