News Stories relating to "universe"
Monday, November 24, 2014
Like it or not, mathematics underpins our whole existence, either by conscious design or through natural selection. Our ancestors were very appreciative of the significance of mathematics, illustrated by the precise geometric alignments that have been observed in the construction and placements of ancient monuments on earth, such as Stonehenge and...
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
As the hot debate over whether the next "Miss Universe" beauty pageant will take place in 2014, 2015 or not all, the real question we should be asking ourselves is: what actually is the Universe? Is it the vast, limitless vacuum of space that we conventionally perceive it to be, or could it be...a hologram?
And if it was,...
Thursday, June 26, 2014
The unfathomable mystery of how this Universe was brought forth into being has preoccupied the mind of Man since he became cognisant of his own existence. Latterly, Science has been able to provide the likely cosmic nuts and bolts of the process, with the most widely accepted concept being known as the "Big Bang" theory.
Thursday, May 22, 2014
An eighty-year-old theory looks set to become a reality, after researchers managed to develop the technique in less than a day during their coffee break!
The concept of turning light into matter sounds inconceivable, yet however far-fetched it sounds, the Universe that we inhabit was created when energy was transformed into substance...
Friday, March 7, 2014
As Man probes ever deeper into the mysteries of the Universe, his search seems to yield more questions than answers. Some of the most mysterious phenomena discovered in space are dark matter and dark energy.
Approximately 80 per cent of the mass in known Universe is made up of "dark matter," a strange and intangible...
Monday, February 10, 2014
At 13.7 billion years old, the universe is inconceivably ancient. As new stars are born every day, its cosmic inhabitants are constantly changing, but scientists have now discovered the oldest star existing in space.
The old timer was identified by a team of astronomers from The Australian National University, who believe it formed...
Thursday, January 23, 2014
The romantic notion of "stardust" has inspired authors, poets and song-writers for decades, leading to a dictionary definition that describes it as "a magical or charismatic quality or feeling."
Despite its enchanting reputation, this seemingly mystical substance is not merely confined to the imagination but is a...
Thursday, January 16, 2014
A team of scientists from Washington believe that they have managed to establish the exact size of the universe to within 1 per cent accuracy.
In a remarkable development, the researchers, who were working with the Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey (BOSS), have been able to measure the distances to galaxies that are over 6...
Monday, September 9, 2013
Scientists have discovered that the universe is made up of plus and minus bits, just like a computer program. So, is the Matrix real? Do we actually exist as living, conscious entities or are we part of somebody's experiment...or perhaps even a toy?
The field of quantum chromodynamics potentially offers this unsettling explanation for...
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Our universe may not be alone, something that the Master of the Key predicted in his 1998 conversation with Whitley Strieber, that was published in the Key in 2002. According to the eternal inflation model of the universe, the universe we see around us may not be alone. Even though it is truly immense, consisting of at least 100 billion...
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
We may live in a holographic projection of another, flat version of life, being lived in a two-dimensional surface at the edge of this universe. Seeing our universe as a hologram could solve some of the biggest problems in quantum physics, such as "spooky action at a distance," also known as...
Monday, December 6, 2010
Despite the fact that we haven't located ETs yet
, it's almost inevitable that we will eventually, because there are three times as many stars in the universe as previously thought, meaning there are trillions of earthlike planets. This conclusion is based on new observations...
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
In June of 1998, Whitley Strieber found himself in a conversation with a man he has come to call the Master of the Key. During this conversation, recorded in Whitley's book, The Key, the Master said, "There are more galaxies in your universe than there are stars in your galaxy, and more universes in the firmament than there are galaxies in your...
Wednesday, August 9, 2006
We recently talked about time travel and parallel universes on Dreamland with Fred Alan Wolf. Japanese scientists report that they think it will soon be possible to create new, "baby universes" inside their labs. What will happen to these universes over time is anybody's guess, because, once they are created, there will no longer be any way to...
Thursday, October 9, 2003
Scientists now know that the universe is not infinite and that space is curved in on itself in the shape of a dodecahedron. Interestingly enough, the ancient Greeks, including Plato, thought the universe was made up of this geometrical shape, and the artist Leonardo da Vinci, who was the recipient of much ancient knowledge, studied these shapes...
Wednesday, October 23, 2002
Scientists have assumed our universe is young, but now they're saying it's middle aged and will stop expanding and start collapsing fairly soon. Of course, "soon" in astronomical terms means billions of years in the future. Right now, a mysterious "dark energy" is pushing the universe apart, but when this force loses its power, the cosmos will...
Wednesday, March 13, 2002
Karl Glazebrook and Ivan Baldry, of Johns Hopkins University, announced in January that they had averaged all colors from the light of 200,000 galaxies and concluded that if the human could see this color, it would be a pale green?the color of the universe.
They now say they reached the wrong conclusion due to flawed software. The effect...
Wednesday, August 15, 2001
The basic laws of nature may be changing as the universe ages, according toan international group of astrophysicists from United States, Australia andBritain. This could change our fundamental assumptions about the way theuniverse works.