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heythereuniverse:

The Youngness Paradox | The Daily Galaxy
According to MIT’s  Alan Guth , originator of the inflationary universe theory, our Universe is a product of eternal inflation —eternal into the future, but not into the past. An eternally inflating Universe produces an infinite number of pocket universes , which in turn are producing more new universes.  The old, mature universes are vastly outnumbered by universes that have just barely begun to evolve. Guth called it the “Youngness Paradox.”
Guth says that “the synchronous gauge probability distribution strongly implies that there is no civilization in the visible Universe more advanced than us. We would conclude, therefore, that it is extraordinarily improbable that there is a civilization in our pocket Universe that is at least one second more advanced than we are. Perhaps this argument explains why SETI has not found any signals from alien civilizations.”

In Guth’s view, “nature gets a lot of tries — the Universe is an experiment that’s repeated over and over again, each time with slightly different physical laws, or even vastly different physical laws,” says MIT physics professor Robert Jaffe.
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[Learn more about Alan Guth]

heythereuniverse:

The Youngness Paradox | The Daily Galaxy

According to MIT’s  Alan Guth , originator of the inflationary universe theory, our Universe is a product of eternal inflation —eternal into the future, but not into the past. An eternally inflating Universe produces an infinite number of pocket universes , which in turn are producing more new universes.  The old, mature universes are vastly outnumbered by universes that have just barely begun to evolve. Guth called it the “Youngness Paradox.”

Guth says that “the synchronous gauge probability distribution strongly implies that there is no civilization in the visible Universe more advanced than us. We would conclude, therefore, that it is extraordinarily improbable that there is a civilization in our pocket Universe that is at least one second more advanced than we are. Perhaps this argument explains why SETI has not found any signals from alien civilizations.”

In Guth’s view, “nature gets a lot of tries — the Universe is an experiment that’s repeated over and over again, each time with slightly different physical laws, or even vastly different physical laws,” says MIT physics professor Robert Jaffe.

[Read more]

[Learn more about Alan Guth]

scienceisbeauty:

A team of scientists at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory originally developed this 300-watt engineering prototype of a Direct Methanol Fuel Cell system for defense applications.

This novel fuel cell technology uses liquid methanol as a fuel to produce electrical energy, and does not require any fuel processing. Pure water and carbon dioxide are the only byproducts of the fuel cell, and no pollutants are emitted.

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
Source: JPL-Developed Clean Energy Technology Moves Forward (News and Features - NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory)

scienceisbeauty:

A team of scientists at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory originally developed this 300-watt engineering prototype of a Direct Methanol Fuel Cell system for defense applications.

This novel fuel cell technology uses liquid methanol as a fuel to produce electrical energy, and does not require any fuel processing. Pure water and carbon dioxide are the only byproducts of the fuel cell, and no pollutants are emitted.

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

Source: JPL-Developed Clean Energy Technology Moves Forward (News and Features - NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory)

xysciences:

Watercolours added to a ferrofluid (magnetic fluid), and then placed within a magnetic field.
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xysciences:

Watercolours added to a ferrofluid (magnetic fluid), and then placed within a magnetic field.

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