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Posted: 09 Mar 2017 23:52
by Watsisname

Another excellent presentation at CfA which was given earlier today, and a topic relevant to much of what JWST will be looking at -- the first stars and galaxies. :)

The speaker has a pretty lengthy introduction, so to skip to the talk it starts at about 5:20.

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Posted: 15 Mar 2017 07:12
by Xoran

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Posted: 16 Mar 2017 20:55
by Watsisname
Someone was talking about time crystals earlier.  Here we go!


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Posted: 17 Mar 2017 05:17
by DoctorOfSpace
Now I just need a way to work them into my time machine, because clearly thats how it works, so I can go back in time and reverse entropy. 

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Posted: 22 Mar 2017 17:01
by Hornblower

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Link to my comment - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HUMGc8hEkpc&lc=z122ublojznff5ly004cdnganq35cjrju3k (please thumbs up so it gets noticed)

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Posted: 22 Mar 2017 17:25
by DoctorOfSpace

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Posted: 23 Mar 2017 06:13
by Xoran
DoctorOfSpace, nice video :) 

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Posted: 25 Mar 2017 18:32
by Watsisname
Hornblower wrote:
The problem is, as you accelerate past the speed of light, at the moment you are traveling at the speed of light, you will have traveled an infinite distance in an infinitely short period of time. Right? Therefore, you would have to be externally accelerated.

Right, in the sense that this is one way in which you can think of why this scenario is not possible.  When you reach the speed of light, you are traveling an infinite distance in zero proper time -- meaning that from your point of view, you travel infinitely far instantly, and to an external observer (not going at the speed of light), your clock is no longer ticking.  How can you accelerate, if in your frame of reference you do not experience time?  What does acceleration even mean if you experience no time?

Actually, it's even worse than that, because being accelerated externally does not work either.  How can you accelerate something externally if all possible signals and interactions which could cause further acceleration are moving at the same speed or slower than the thing you're trying to accelerate? :)

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Posted: 26 Mar 2017 01:53
by Xoran

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Posted: 29 Mar 2017 19:12
by Hornblower

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Posted: 30 Mar 2017 08:14
by Xoran

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Posted: 01 Apr 2017 06:05
by Hornblower
Faster than Light Travel Achieved! | Space Time

















(and happy April fools day)

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Posted: 01 Apr 2017 08:23
by Xoran

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Posted: 04 Apr 2017 17:15
by DoctorOfSpace


The CGI looks very similar and the music is similar, I wonder if this is by the same guy who did

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Posted: 04 Apr 2017 19:22
by Watsisname
A beautiful end for a beautiful mission.