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Originally posted by Bob Sholtz
quantum entanglement says otherwise. we don't know what triggers wave function collapse, nor much about it at all.
the other particle changed instantaneously so that both the position and momentum of a particle could not be known at the same time
the issues between quantum mechanics and relativity haven't been sorted out yet.
The force of a black hole is so strong light cannot escape it
one can filter out certain wave lengths from the spectrum, hence they are not constant.
All particles have a vibratory rate or a wave length. I am suppose you were saying all colors of the light spectrum arrive at the same time? Sorry but that notion is short sighted...there are 101 classes that can show you the error of that thought, other than the above examples.
I personally do not believe space is a vacuum or that it is void of oxygen.
There is no theory that combines quantum mechanics and general relativity. In quantum mechanics the greater the accuracy of a measurement of location the more uncertainty there is a in the measurement of energy. The uncertainty principle applies not just to particles but also to empty space. Over very short intervals phantom or virtual particles can appear. The shorter the time, the more massive the particles can be. At very short intervals, virtual particles will be massive enough to form black holes. One cannot extrapolate simultaneously both quantum mechanics and general relativity to minute distances. The theories explode or diverge.
Quantum field theory combines special relativity and quantum mechanics in a problematic structure. Practical experiments can test the questionable aspects of quantum field theory using Bell's inequality (see Section 8.4). It is only the predictions of quantum field theory and not the mechanism that generates those predictions that are relativistic.
Originally posted by Bob Sholtz
there are things that do travel faster than light through a vacuum, it's just that nothing with mass can do this. light has been made to travel 300 times the speed of light through a non-vacuum (excited cesium gas if i remember correctly), and the pulse of light exited the far side of the chamber before the main pulse entered the front, then the main pulse was cancelled out because the light exiting emitted the exact opposite frequency backwards, or something. pretty cool stuff.
This is an attempt to get clearer about the vexed question of the relationship between information and energy. The problem concerns synergetics, and also afflicts many discussions about the possibilities of paranormal communications. We start with a few definitions.
bit: the amount of information required to specify one of two alternatives, such as the 0 and 1 in the binary system.
Chambers Science and Technology Dictionary:
Bateson's definition of information is "a difference which makes a difference
With the global media's announcement this year of faster-than-light signalling, commencing in the Scientific American September issue's reportage, as well as their announcement of the multidimensional universe, to be tested in 2005, at the CERN particle accelerator in Switzerland, there appears to be a revolution at hand, amidst mainstream discoveries. A revolution that began some 7 years earlier, and that could be set to shake the very foundation of what we call reality, depending on further research.
..But I thought that I had heard the results were negated by some flaw in the experiement. Anyone have more info on this?