LIFE, UNIVERSES AND OTHER STUFF
12Dec/14Off

FASCINATING FLUTTER

FEATHER HAIKU

11Dec/14Off

IMMEASURABLE HEAVENS

Superclusters – regions of space that are densely packed with galaxies – are the biggest structures in the Universe. But scientists have struggled to define exactly where one supercluster ends and another begins. Now, a team based in Hawaii has come up with a new technique that maps the Universe according to the flow of galaxies across space. Redrawing the boundaries of the cosmic map, they redefine our home supercluster and name it Laniakea, which means ‘immeasurable heaven’ in Hawaiian.

The Millennium Simulation featured in this clip was run in 2005 by the Virgo Consortium, an international group of astrophysicists from Germany, the United Kingdom, Canada, Japan and the United States. A virtual cube of 2 billion light years on a side was "filled" with 10 billion "particles" whose evolution was computed using the physical laws expected to hold in the currently known cosmologies. The initial distribution of matter, that resembled the conditions present when the cosmic microwave background radiation was emitted was allowed to evolve, and the formation of galaxies and black holes in the simulation were recorded. After all the computing work was done (28 days, at a rate of 200 billion calculations per second) 20 million galaxies were formed in the initial space. These galaxies and the dark matter around them formed web-like structures that resemble the shapes observed by the most recent data available in cosmic surveys, such as the Sloan Digital Sky Survey.

10Dec/14Off

SCIENCE OF THE SECRET

A marvelous video about the origins of the primordial "law of attraction" which appeared in popular "new age" western literature in 1906 with the book titled "Law of Attraction in the Thought World", written by William Walker Atkinson. (CLICK TO READ IT ON-LINE)  This video was produced in 2008 by my friend Venese McNeill, with Chance Gardner and others, reveals the ancient origins and premise of this spiritual phenomena.