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Physics and Astronomy News Archive: August 2014

Image: Do we live in a 2-D hologram?
Do we live in a 2-D hologram?
Source: FermiLab   Posted: 8/29/14
A unique experiment at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory called the Holometer has started collecting data that will answer some mind-bending questions about our universe – including whether we live in a hologram.

Image: Orion Rocks! Pebble-Size Particles May Jump-Start Planet Formation
Orion Rocks! Pebble-Size Particles May Jump-Start Planet Formation
Source: NRAO   Posted: 8/29/14
Rocky planets like Earth start out as microscopic bits of dust tinier than a grain of sand, or so theories predict.






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'The strength and weakness of physicists is that we believe in what we can measure. And if we can't measure it, then we say it probably doesn't exist. And that closes us off to an enormous amount of phenomena that we may not be able to measure because they only happened once. For example, the Big Bang. ... That's one reason why they scoffed at higher dimensions for so many years. Now we realize that there's no alternative... '

Michio Kaku
(1947-)





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