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    oldish news, but something that I'm very much into, my second msn article of the day trololo

    The universe could turn out to be a "vast and complex hologram", meaning that life in 3D is an illusion, astrophysicists have said.

    Researchers from the University of Southampton, working with colleagues from Canada and Italy, say they have found substantial evidence of a holographic universe - an idea first suggested in the 1990s.

    They reached their conclusion after investigating irregularities in the cosmic microwave background - otherwise known as the "afterglow" of the Big Bang.

    Evidence for the theory matches more traditional explanations in strength, they have said.

    Thus, what we think of as our 3D world may be an illusion.

    Professor of mathematical sciences at Southampton, Kostas Skenderis, said it was similar to watching a 3D film in the cinema.

    While we perceive the pictures as having height, width and depth, they do in fact come from a flat screen.

    In a 3D universe, Professor Skenderis said, the difference is that we are able to touch objects, and the "projection" appears to be "real", even though it could be an illusion.

    He also compared the idea to the "hologram on a credit card ... however, this time, the entire universe is encoded".

    "Holography is a huge leap forward in the way we think about the structure and creation of the universe," Professor Skenderis added.

    "Einstein's theory of general relativity explains almost everything large scale in the universe very well, but starts to unravel when examining its origins and mechanisms at quantum level.

    "Scientists have been working for decades to combine Einstein's theory of gravity and quantum theory.

    "Some believe the concept of a holographic universe has the potential to reconcile the two.

    "I hope our research takes us another step towards this."
    http://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/world/...cid=spartanntp

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    UAE plans to build 'mini city' on Mars by 2117






    Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum on Tuesday announced the Mars 2117 project which aims to build a miniature city on the Red Planet within 100 years.
    Sheikh Mohammed, also Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, said the UAE was currently among the world's top nine investors in space science.
    In a series of tweets accompanied by photos of what it describes as the planet's first miniature city, he said the 2117 Mars project aimed to build knowledge and scientific capabilities, involving the conversion of local universities into research centres.
    The project, launched at the World Government Summit, will focus on parallel research into exploring means of mobility, housing, energy and food as well as speeding up the time it takes to travel to the planet.

    “The new project is a seed that we plant today, and we expect future generations to reap the benefits, driven by its passion to learn to unveil a new knowledge,” Sheikh Mohammed added. “The landing of people on other planets has been a longtime dream for humans. Our aim is that the UAE will spearhead international efforts to make this dream a reality.”
    The first phase of the project will focus on preparing the human cadres able to achieve scientific breakthrough to facilitate the arrival of humans to the Red Planet in the next decades.
    The Mars 2117 Project will start with an Emirati scientific team and will be extended to include international scientists and researchers.
    In November, Sheikh Mohammed approved the final designs of the UAE's Mars Hope probe which is scheduled to reach the Red Planet in 2021.
    He gave the green light to start manufacturing the probe’s prototypes, the Arab world’s first Mars probe.
    The approval came as Sheikh Mohammed inaugurated a new satellite manufacturing facility at the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre in Dubai.
    In 2015, Dubai unveiled the blueprints for the first Arab mission to Mars.

    The Hope probe is scheduled to leave Earth in 2020 and aims to produce entirely new types of data that will enable scientists to build the first truly holistic models of the Martian atmosphere.
    The probe will be the first to study changes in the Martian atmosphere throughout its daily and seasonal cycles.
    Hope will be a compact spacecraft the size and weight of a small car. It will blast off in a launcher rocket, then detach and accelerate into deep space.
    It will reach a speed of 126,000 kilometres per hour for the 600 million km journey around the sun to Mars, which will take around 200 days.
    The probe will orbit the Red Planet until at least 2023, with an option to extend the mission until 2025. It will send back more than 1000 GB of data to be analysed by teams of researchers in the UAE, and shared freely with more than 200 institutions worldwide for the benefit of thousands of space specialists.

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    Ha

    Before I started reading it I was like "that looks like something they'd build in Dubai"

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    Dubai is going to re locate to mars by 2025

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    http://health.usnews.com/wellness/he...sue?src=usn_fb

    Health Buzz: Scientists Use Spinach Leaves to Make Human Heart Tissue

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    The world’s fastest video camera

    A research group at Lund University in Sweden has developed a video camera* that can record at a rate equivalent to five trillion images per second, or events as short as 0.2 trillionths of a second. This is far faster than has previously been possible (100,000 images per second).
    http://www.kurzweilai.net/the-worlds...t-video-camera

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    Japanese sumo robots


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    First battery-free cellphone makes calls by harvesting ambient power

    https://phys.org/news/2017-07-batter...ent-power.html

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    http://www.bbc.com/news/av/science-e...-orbit?SThisFB

    First object teleported to Earth's orbit

    thats a great move for mankind

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