October 25th, 2007

Parallel Universes

The Great Cosmic Roller-Coaster Ride


Could cosmic inflation be a sign that our universe is embedded in a far vaster realm?


But one of the emerging themes of 21st-century cosmology is that the known universe, the sum of all we can see, may just be a tiny region in the full extent of space. 

Various types of parallel universes that make up a grand “multiverse” often arise as side effects of cosmological theories.
We have little hope of ever directly observing those other universes, though, because they are either too far away or somehow detached from our own universe. Some parallel universes, however, could be separate from but still able to interact with ours, in which case we could detect their direct effects.


The possibility of these worlds came to cosmologists’ attention by way of string theory, the leading candidate for the foundational laws of nature.


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Princess Leia

Check out these Princess Leia cosplay girls!

Princess Leia is an outstanding character in the Star Wars universe...


The Piri Re'is Map of 1513!


In 1929, a group of historians found an amazing map drawn on a gazelle skin.
Research showed that it was a genuine document drawn in 1513 by Piri Reis, a famous admiral of the Turkish fleet in the sixteenth century. 


The Piri Reis map shows the western coast of Africa, the eastern coast of South America, and the northern coast of Antarctica. The northern coastline of Antarctica is perfectly detailed. The most puzzling however is not so much how Piri Reis managed to draw such an accurate map of the Antarctic region 300 years before it was discovered, but that the map shows the coastline under the ice.


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The illusionist


Dutch magician Wouter Bijdendijk a.k.a. Ramana has been doing his best to freak out American people by levitating in Times Square and in front of the White House.


The illusionist hovered several feet above the pavement with apparent ease. His only "prop" was a stick that he held with his left hand. A household name in his native Netherlands, Ramana has performed for Queen Beatrix and has been honored in India with the Golden Cloth award, the highest cultural honor ever given to a westerner.

"This is an art," he said. "And in
India, they see it also as a science.” Ramana said. His repertoire also includes "flying" up to 10 meters above ground, mind reading and other forms of Indian street trickery. 

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“We coexist on this planet with whales, which have a brain that’s not only much larger but more complex and far older than ours. And we don’t have a clue what it’s used for. What are the thoughts that go through such a brain? We spend millions of dollars to probe the surface of Mars to see if we can find a single-cell organism or a microbe and right here on Earth is this great brain, this great intelligent form of life that might as well be extraterrestrial for all we really know of it.”Roger Payne.

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