Archive for Physics

Are we living in The Matrix?

Silas Beane believes that we're living in a computer simulation ala The Matrix

Are we just living in a giant computer simulation ala The Matrix? The physicist Silas Beane thinks so. In an interview with New Scientist, Beane stated that odds are in favor of us living in a simulation. If the current computer trends continue, he thinks that we can simulate a universe that is as big as the current observable universe. […]

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Quantum Stealth invisibility cloak ala Harry Potter

Quantum Stealth invisibility cloak

People nowadays associate invisibility cloaks with Harry Potter. I don’t know why. Invisibility cloaks have been a popular concept even before Harry Potter became the rage (am I showing my age?) Anyway, the Canadian company Hyperstealth Biotechnology Corp claims to have developed a “Quantum Stealth” invisibility cloak that can be used by the US and Canadian military. According to the […]

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Still confused about that whole Higgs boson thingie?

The world has been in a big geekgasm mode the past two weeks. Higgs boson this. God particle that. I’m interested to know more about the topic but as a non-physicist and someone out of college for quite some time, I found the Wikipedia entry a bit hard to chew and digest. Some smart people released videos and blog posts […]

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