Category Archives: Basic Science

Is the search for “Dark Matter” over ? Gigantic amounts of missing matter found hiding as faint Red Dwarf stars.

Yes. The search for “Dark Matter” is over. Its been found thanks to the Dokkum and Conroy team. We can all go celebrate, and then get back to work. And it was staring us right in the face all along; … Continue reading

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Accelerating Universe ? — Not so Fast*

Maybe the rush to embrace an Accelerating Universe and Dark Energy was a bit too hasty. New analysis shows that the rulers used to measure Supernova 1A brightness curves were unknowingly measuring two different types of Supernova 1As (1) with … Continue reading

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Book Review: “The Higgs Fake: How Particle Physicists Fooled the Nobel Committee”

I’m painfully aware of abundant serious problems in physics of the largest phenomena, meaning “Standard” Cosmology-astrophysics (Big Bang/LCDM). Those include definitional and procedural problems, along with fundamental substantive errors and logical flaws likely created and nurtured by serious cognitive biases. … Continue reading

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Do you need any Math Expertise to understand Cosmology Physics Principles ?

“Mathematics, a veritable sorcerer in our computerized society, while assisting the trier of fact in the search for truth, must not cast a spell over him.” – California Supreme Court, overturning a criminal conviction based entirely on fraudulent use of … Continue reading

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Dark Matter Fizzles Again

Dear Editor, Reference: “Dark Matter Comes and Goes at April Meeting” – American Physical Society APS News. June 2013, Vol 22, #6, Pgs 1 & 7. This article is a summary regarding Dark Matter at the American Physical Society April … Continue reading

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Closing in on Higgs Boson Certainty, But “Standard Model Higgs” Remains Distant

A Higgs Boson? – Likely “The preliminary results with the full 2012 data set are magnificent and to me it is clear that we are dealing with a Higgs boson though we still have a long way to go to … Continue reading

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Key Cosmology Experiments: Original Papers-Full Text. Part 1

One hundred years ago this Spring, the first article on galaxy Spectral-line Redshifts was published by Vesto Slipher which dramatically changed cosmology. However, few have ever read this original paper, or the several other articles and books considered cosmology landmarks … Continue reading

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Why Don’t Three Quarks Add Up to One Proton? (and its not even close)

You’ve probably heard a thousand times that a Proton is made up of three Quarks: Two Up-Quarks and one Down-Quark. Right? So lets just take a quick look to see how they add up. OK – an Up Quark weighs … Continue reading

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“We don’t know if its a Higgs boson” – yet Theorists rush to claim new physics ground

“There is something fascinating about science. One gets such wholesale returns of conjecture out of such a trifling investment of fact.” – Mark Twain, Life on the Mississippi (1) Q: What’s the difference between a religious fanatic and an extreme … Continue reading

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Did CERN Find a Higgs ? Well not quite. But they probably found a New Particle ! and extended their funding for years

You might have seen the New York Times Headline on July 4th “Physicists Find Elusive Particle Seen as Key to Universe” “I think we have it” said Rolf-Dieter Heuer, the director general of CERN. While CERN’s spokespeople were reasonably tentative … Continue reading

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CERN’s Neutrinos – Now Obeying Speed Limit

Its official – no “Faster than Light” Neutrinos at CERN. CERN (not OPERA) Research Director Sergio Bertolucci announced yesterday at a Japanese conference that they have re-run the Neutrino experiments on four different machines and all neutrinos seem to be … Continue reading

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Cosmic Microwave Radiation Surprise

(c) Copyright 2012 David Dilworth What gives more detailed images (higher resolution) – an iPhone or the COBE satellite camera used to propel Big Bang into the leading Cosmology concept? News Flash: (June 17, 2012) This article was just voted … Continue reading

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Your Cosmology Hypotheses Invited

This is an invitation for you to submit your own Cosmology hypotheses for publication on this website. You should get thoughtful responses from the several thousand readers of this website.

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Electron No Longer a Fundamental Particle ?

Amazing news: Researchers in Switzerland have separated an Electron into two smaller quasi-particles – a “Spinon” and an “Orbiton;” meaning they have physically separated the spin and the orbit properties of an Electron. Until now, standard physics generally accepted that … Continue reading

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“Perfect” Light Speed available with miniscule adjustment to the Second or the Meter Definition

Currently the speed of light in a vacuum is just a hair under 300,000 kilometers per second (more precisely 299,792,458 kps). “In 1983, the metre was redefined in the International System of Units (SI) as the distance travelled by light … Continue reading

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Must Faster-than Light Neutrinos Cause Cerenkov Radiation?

A recent criticism of the apparently Faster-than-light (FTL) Neutrinos inspiring a lot of discussion is the claim that if Neutrinos are going FTL – they must cause Cherenkov radiation. Why? That doesn’t make sense. And its never been observed so … Continue reading

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Can Dark Money Theory Explain World Economic Crisis? (spoof)

Here’s a fun article comparing the claims that 96% of the Universe (matter and energy) is missing according to Big Bang conjecture and that 96% of the world’s cash that is missing due to derivatives.

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Not Sure about Uncertainty ;-)

I’m Not Sure about the Uncertainty Principle (c) Copyright 2011 David Dilworth It is difficult to test the flavor of an apple without biting it or taking some sample out of it. You or I can test or measure its … Continue reading

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Faster than Light Concern – Detecting Only 1 Neutrino per Hour

Regarding the potentially Faster than light Neutrinos, it is vital to realize that only about one (1) Neutrino is detected by Italy’s OPERA every hour; that’s one Neutrino per hour. Compare that to how every square centimeter on Earth (facing … Continue reading

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Stars or Sand? Are there more Grains of Beach Sand or Stars in our Visible Universe?

This began as a simple question, but it has intrigued enough people that I decided to feature it as an article and expand it so we can have some fun. _____________ Carol Charming: “I have heard people say that there … Continue reading

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How Are Neutrino Flavors Different ? Maybe There Is Only Vanilla . . .

Neutrinos are fundamental particles, more closely related to Electrons than Neutrons because they are not made up of smaller particles (Neutrons are made up of 3 Quarks). Here are some odd things about Neutrinos. 1. All three flavors (types) of … Continue reading

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Landmark: Neutrinos Seem to Break Light Speed Limit – Superluminal Motion Found in 2nd Experiment

  Update: Added Glossary and Links to: the original paper, video talk, OPERA website; and step by step explanation of experiment details. While working on another problem, a team of physics researchers at CERN and the Gran Sasso Laboratory in … Continue reading

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Elusive Dark Matter Idea Evaporating

NewScientist reports that “NASA’s FERMI satellite has confirmed a previous hint that there is more antimatter than expected coming from space. The bad news is that the result strongly almost certainly rules out Dark Matter as the source.”

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Higgs Boson – Imaginary Particle Remains Science Fiction – Big Bang Weakens Further

The voice you hear getting louder is Brünnhilde practicing Götterdämmerung. Thats because the search is all but over for “the most sought-after particle in modern physics” – the Higgs Boson. Update: In March 2013, while there are a few loose … Continue reading

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Universe Maps (inspire look for our nearest non-solar planet)

Here’s a very good set of maps of our Universe. It starts with maps of our solar system, then, in steps, it covers larger and larger volumes of space. Here you go — “Map of Our Universe”

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