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Do Molecular Simulations Represent the Real World at the Atomic Scale? – A Spiritual Insight

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Molecular Simulations are used to model real world atomic scale problems so that we can gain a greater understanding of what is happening at the atomic scale. At a fundamental level, molecular dynamics simulations begin with Newton's equations of motion which form the basis for classical mechanics. Such software generally includes force-field methods for modeling the potential energy surfaces....

Discovery of Quantum Behavior in Insulators Suggests Possible New Particle – A Spiritual Insight

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Recently, physicists observed a phenomenon known as quantum oscillation in an insulator material. In condensed matter physics, Quantum oscillations describe a series of experimental techniques used to map the Fermi surface of a metal in the presence of a strong magnetic field. These are based on the principle of Landau quantization of Fermions moving in a magnetic field....

First Glimpse of Polarons forming in a Promising Next-Gen Energy Material – A Spiritual Insight

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Reading the title, one might ask what exactly is a Polaron? “A polaron is a quasi particle that is used in condensed matter physics to understand the interactions between electrons and atoms in a solid material. The polaron concept was first proposed by Lev Landau in 1933 to describe an electron moving in a dielectric crystal where the atoms...

Exactly How does NASA Pilot their Rovers on the Surface of Mars? – A Spiritual Insight

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NASA’s next generation Mars rover is called “Perseverance” and is slated to arrive on the surface of Mars by February of 2021. Mars is 141.63 million miles away from the earth and so the distance to Mars makes getting a rover to the planet and piloting the rover on the surface of Mars challenging. Engineers from NASA say...

Our Galaxy’s Supermassive Black Hole is closer to Earth than we thought – A Spiritual Insight

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We had previously discussed the physics about black holes in other articles titled, “Ringing Black Hole Proves Einstein Right Again – A Spiritual Insight” where we discussed Einstein theory of relativity, and “Cosmic X-Rays Reveal a Distinctive Signature of Black Hole Event Horizons – A Spiritual Insight” where we discussed how scientists are able to distinguish black holes using...

Material which can Store Energy From The Sun For Months or Even Years – A Spiritual Insight

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Renewable energy is the goal of the future, and scientists are trying to find better ways of efficiently storing energy until it is needed for future use. A recently published paper in the Journal of Chemistry of Materials, have identified a good candidate for the application of energy storage using solar energy. References Kieran Griffiths, Nathan R. Halcovitch, and John...

Fragments of energy, not waves or particles, may be the fundamental building blocks of the universe – A Spiritual Insight

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Physicists are studying, working upon, and developing theoretical models of the universe. Recently, Professors Jeffrey Eischen and Larry M. Silverberg have proposed through the peer reviewed journal Physics Essays that matter is not made of particles-waves as was long thought, but more fundamentally matter is made of fragments of energy.  References Larry M. Silverberg and Jeffrey W. Eischen, "On a...

Neuromodulation Technologies – A Spiritual Insight

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Neuromodulation is defined by the International Neuromodulation Society (INS) as a field of science, medicine, and bioengineering that encompasses implantable and non-implantable technologies, electrical or chemical, that impact upon neural interfaces to improve life for humanity. In 2009, it was reported that Neuromodulation for disorders of the brain are most commonly deep brain stimulation and had shown little technological...

Physicists Devise a Brilliant Way to Make And Observe Elusive Electron Crystals – A Spiritual Insight

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Eugene Wigner, a theoretical physicist, published a paper in 1934 where he proposed a new type of crystal may be observed if the density of negatively charged electrons in an electron gas could be be maintained below a certain level, the subatomic particles could be confined to a repeating pattern to form a crystal of electrons, this is...

Quantum Negativity’ can Power Ultra-Precise Measurements – A Spiritual Insight

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Scientists have recently published a paper that discusses the concept of “quantum negativity” and it is claimed this may be used to take more precise measurements of everything, from molecular distances to gravitational waves. A collaborative team of researchers from the University of Cambridge, Harvard, and MIT, were able to show how quantum particles are capable of carrying...

A Microplastics Problem in Plants? – A Spiritual Insight

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We had discussed the topic of microplastics before (Previous article) and the corresponding environmental problems with plastic accumulation. Scientists are scrambling to understand how microplastics are impacting our environment. These microplastics are the result of the breakdown of plastic materials, bottles, microbeads in face cleaners, fleece jackets and more, and these materials which accumulate in garbage and waste sites...

Physicists exploit a Quantum Rule to create a new kind of Crystal – A Spiritual Insight

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Researchers recently reported on a new type of crystal they call a “Pauli crystal.” This new type of crystal is based upon a quantum rule called the Pauli exclusion principle. This principle states that there are no two fermions that can have the same quantum number. This means that two identical fermions (particles with half-integer spin) cannot occupy...

How Genetic Variation gives rise to differences in Mathematical Ability – A Spiritual Insight

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A recent publication reports on a gene called ROBO1 which is associated with early anatomical differences in a brain region that has a role in our understanding of numbers and math, potentially explaining how genetic variability shapes the aptitude of children in mathematics. Researchers in this study used test scores from second grader’s math to study the genetic...

Moving Microscopy Beyond the Resolution Limit – A Spiritual Insight

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Watch Video here A recently published paper in the Journal Optica a Polish-Israeli team from the Faculty of Physics of the University of Warsaw and the Weizmann Institute of Science have reported a new method of microscopy. The paper presents a method of fluorescent microscopy that in theory has no resolution limit. The researchers demonstrated a fourfold improvement in...

Tunable Free-electron X-ray Radiation from van der Waals Materials – A Spiritual Insight

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In a recent publication in the journal of Nature Photonics, researchers have developed a technology that allows for X-ray emission from free electrons impinging on a van der Waals material. This new finding may enable more precise radiation sources that could lead to breakthroughs in medical imaging and other areas. The current X-ray emission technology is large, expensive,...

Radical Discovery Suggests The Solar System Has Two Planes of Orbital Alignment – A Spiritual Insight

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Recently scientists have observed the orbital path of the planets in our solar system more-or-less circle the sun where they are aligned on a flat plane at the equator of the Sun. This is called the ecliptic plane and it is thought the reason the planets are aligned in this way is due to the way the solar...

Cosmic X-Rays Reveal a Distinctive Signature of Black Hole Event Horizons – A Spiritual Insight

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Watch Video Here Recently, astrophysicists have discovered a distinct signature of black hole event horizons which differentiates the object in space from neutron stars.  Neutron stars are comparable to black holes in mass and size but are confined by a hard surface. The researchers are an international team from the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, India, the Max Planck Institute...

Physicists have a Massive Problem as Higgs Boson Refuses to Misbehave – A Spiritual Insight

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Watch Video Here One of the fundamental particles in physics is known as the Higgs Boson, a subatomic particle whose existence is predicted by the theory which unified the weak and electromagnetic interactions. The Higgs boson is an elementary particle in the Standard Model of particle physics, produced by the quantum excitation of the Higgs field, one of the fields...

Is Our Solar System Shaped like a Deflated Croissant? – A Spiritual Insight

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Watch Video Here A recently updated model of our solar system, the shape of the bubble of influence, the heliosphere, suggests its shape is in the form of a croissant.  Our solar system is protected by a stream of charged particles that comes from the sun. It has been traditionally believed that the heliosphere has a rounded leading edge where...

Unusual Sound Waves in Solids Induced Using Laser Pulses – A Spiritual Insight

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Watch Video Here Alexander Bell invented the photophone and considered this "the greatest invention he had ever made, greater than the telephone." Although the photophone was not commercially viable, it did demonstrate that one could use light to transmit sound. This invention is therefore considered to be the forerunner of fibre optics and wireless communications. Physicists today working with ultrashort...

Scientists Reverse Engineer Cellular Mechano-Chemical Feedback System – A Spiritual Insight

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Epithelial cells are a type of cell that lines the surfaces of your body. They are found on your skin, blood vessels, urinary tract, and organs. For example, the epithelial cell in urine test looks at urine under a microscope to see if the number of your epithelial cells is in the normal range,  and abnormal range can indicate...

Discovery by Nuclear Physicists Challenges the Way We Understand Forces in the Universe – A Spiritual Insight

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Scientists have recently discovered the symmetry that is believed to exist at the core of atoms is not as fundamental as once thought.  The breakthrough that was achieved revealed how forces work within the nucleus of atoms. The discovery was published in the journal Nature . The research was conducted by exposing an atomic nucleus to x-ray pulses and...

Scientists Reveal a Lost Eight Billion Light Years of Universe Evolution – A Spiritual Insight

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Recently published work in the Monthly notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, researchers report how they used the astrophysical gravitational-wave background to constrain the population properties of binary black holes. The authors note that the definition of “background” is really detector dependent; as gravitational-wave detectors become more sensitive, a greater fraction of binary mergers will be clearly resolved, and...

Physicists Observe Branched Flow of Light – A Spiritual Insight

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Recently researchers have observed and reported on the phenomenon of optical branched flow in liquid soap films. Physicists from Technion-Israel Institute of Technology and the University of Central Florida learned when waves propagate through a weak disordered potential with a correlation length larger than the wavelength of the laser, they form channels (branches) of enhanced intensity known as...

Improved Advanced Energy Storage Using New Nano-Engineering Strategy – A Spiritual Insight

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Due to the increase in sources for renewable energy there is an ever increasing need for advanced stationary energy storage technology that is capable of both large scale production and high energy density (capacity). The current state of the art for energy storage is to use lithium-ion batteries which are a type of rechargeable battery. Lithium-ion batteries are commonly...

Microbiologists Discover Bacteria That Feed on Metal – A Spiritual Insight

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Caltech microbiologists have found a bacteria that feeds upon manganese and uses the metal as a source of calories. Researchers have proposed such bacteria should exist over 100 years ago. None had been found until now. The research paper describes how these bacteria are able to utilize manganese to convert CO2 into biomass, a process called chemosynthesis. Essentially,...

Theorists Calculate Upper Limit for Possible Quantization of Time – A Spiritual Insight

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The idea being put forward here is that if time may be described by a fundamental process as opposed to simply a coordinate, it may be demonstrated mathematically that time interacts with any physical system that evolves with time. Three theoretical physicists at the Pennsylvania State University have recently published a paper where they calculate the upper limit...

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