If This Video Doesn’t Convince You To Put Down Your Phone, Nothing Probably Will

If This Video Doesn’t Convince You To Put Down Your Phone, Nothing Probably Will

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This video will probably make you put your phone down for a minute. It hits the nail on the head when it comes to describing how our generation is missing out on so much in life because our current obsession with social media and mobile devices. It has changed our lives, but in some cases it may have changed it for the worse.

We’re so consumed by our phones and social networks, that sometimes we forget to live.

(Why Don’t You Try This)

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The Light Of The Matter Is….. Well… Light

Scientists discover how to turn light into matter after 80-year quest

“I promised science would be one of the main topics on this blog, so here it is.  This article was released 10 days ago.  But a discovery of this magnitude is worth posting no matter  the place or the time. Since the laws of physics theorizes that time is merely an illusion and we live in more of a Spacetime reality.  To me this discovery is a game changer, a major breakthrough after a stand still of more than a 100 years when Einstein discovered the Theory of General Relativity and Quantum Physics was established.”

 

 

Imperial College London physicists have discovered how to create matter from light – a feat thought impossible when the idea was first theorised 80 years ago.

In just one day over several cups of coffee in a tiny office in Imperial’s Blackett Physics Laboratory, three physicists worked out a relatively simple way to physically prove a first devised by scientists Breit and Wheeler in 1934.

Breit and Wheeler suggested that it should be possible to turn into matter by smashing together only two particles of light (photons), to create an electron and a positron – the simplest method of turning light into matter ever predicted. The calculation was found to be theoretically sound but Breit and Wheeler said that they never expected anybody to physically demonstrate their prediction. It has never been observed in the laboratory and past experiments to test it have required the addition of massive high-energy particles.

The new research, published in Nature Photonics, shows for the first time how Breit and Wheeler’s theory could be proven in practice. This ‘photon-photon collider’, which would convert light directly into matter using technology that is already available, would be a new type of high-energy physics experiment. This experiment would recreate a process that was important in the first 100 seconds of the universe and that is also seen in gamma ray bursts, which are the biggest explosions in the universe and one of physics’ greatest unsolved mysteries.

The scientists had been investigating unrelated problems in fusion energy when they realised what they were working on could be applied to the Breit-Wheeler theory. The breakthrough was achieved in collaboration with a fellow theoretical physicist from the Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics, who happened to be visiting Imperial.

Demonstrating the Breit-Wheeler theory would provide the final jigsaw piece of a physics puzzle which describes the simplest ways in which light and matter interact (see image in notes to editors). The six other pieces in that puzzle, including Dirac’s 1930 theory on the annihilation of electrons and positrons and Einstein’s 1905 theory on the photoelectric effect, are all associated with Nobel Prize-winning research (see image).

Professor Steve Rose from the Department of Physics at Imperial College London said: “Despite all physicists accepting the theory to be true, when Breit and Wheeler first proposed the theory, they said that they never expected it be shown in the laboratory. Today, nearly 80 years later, we prove them wrong. What was so surprising to us was the discovery of how we can create matter directly from light using the technology that we have today in the UK. As we are theorists we are now talking to others who can use our ideas to undertake this landmark experiment.”

The collider experiment that the scientists have proposed involves two key steps. First, the scientists would use an extremely powerful high-intensity laser to speed up electrons to just below the speed of light. They would then fire these electrons into a slab of gold to create a beam of photons a billion times more energetic than visible light.

The next stage of the experiment involves a tiny gold can called a hohlraum (German for ’empty room’). Scientists would fire a high-energy laser at the inner surface of this gold can, to create a thermal radiation field, generating light similar to the light emitted by stars.

They would then direct the photon beam from the first stage of the experiment through the centre of the can, causing the photons from the two sources to collide and form electrons and positrons. It would then be possible to detect the formation of the electrons and positrons when they exited the can.

Lead researcher Oliver Pike who is currently completing his PhD in plasma physics, said: “Although the theory is conceptually simple, it has been very difficult to verify experimentally. We were able to develop the idea for the collider very quickly, but the experimental design we propose can be carried out with relative ease and with existing technology. Within a few hours of looking for applications of hohlraums outside their traditional role in research, we were astonished to find they provided the perfect conditions for creating a photon collider. The race to carry out and complete the experiment is on!”

 

Peaceful Living

Thanks to The Journal for this. I couldn’t agree more with those statements.

THE EDITOR'S JOURNAL

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My Favourites?

Frankly, I like them all, but I think what resonates most with me would be 2, 3, 4 and 6. With no.6 I used to think one had to have all the answers, then I grew up and realized that you didn’t. The journey is as important as the destination….plus you might not even get there!

Your Favourite(s)?

And why?

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One Little Victory

“A certain measure of righteousness
A certain amount of force
A certain degree of determination
Daring on a different course”

“The measure of the moment
In a difference of degree
Just one little victory
A spirit breaking free
One little victory
The greatest act can be
One little victory”

Those are part of the lyrics of the song “One Little Victory” from one my favorite rock bands of all time, Rush. I pointed out in my first/introduction post that the first topic I would touch on would be about one of my passions which is my family. As you read along you’ll see why I wanted to entitle this post One Little Victory.

Couple of days ago my niece graduated from high school. To protect her identity we’ll call her “Angel”. Graduating from high school is great achievement in it’s own right. At least from the perspective of your children, your siblings, close friends etc. You might say a lot of people graduate from high school every year. That might be true but, my niece’s high school graduation was the culmination of an amazing journey of courage,determination and overcoming the odds in such a way that it is worth writing a novel. But I’ll try to keep it as short and simple on this post.

Angel is a special needs human being. She was born with lots of health issues and complications. Including a very weak heart. At age one she went through heart surgery with the doctors giving her little chance of survival. She pulled through it though. She was also born with an open palate. So her developing years as a child were very troubling when it came to communicating with her. Also she had to wait to be older in order to have surgery to close her palate. Another issue was her chronological age vs. her mental age. She suffers from a certain syndrome where for example a child might be 12 years old, but has a mental age of a 3 year old. All these and some other health issues were part of her every day life. She started school at age 4 at a special needs kids classroom. The Special Needs program from my Country’s Department of Education is a very flawed system. Not enough personnel and resources, lots of bureaucracy etc. We all saw that the school was doing Angel more harm than good. So my sister (her mom) took the bold decision of moving to the U.S. along with Angel and her 2 younger children (a boy and a girl) hoping to find a better future for the 3 of them, but the main target was Angel. My other niece and my nephew are two completely healthy young human beings thanks The Universe. It’s worth noting that this bold move by my sister was done she being a single mom. My other sister was already living at the same place Angel’s mom was moving so at least she had a little bit of help of putting her feet on firm ground.

At this point in time, Angel’s heart condition was no longer a major issue, her communication skills were much better thanks to some talk therapy. But as her body was transforming into a full teenager, her brain was still of a 5 year old. Which I think this was a blessing in disguise.You’ll see why later on. My sister quickly found a job at a Kids Day Care facility. Angel and her 2 younger siblings went back to school. This was a big concern for all of us in the family. because we knew this was gonna be a major change and huge culture shock for the kids. And this was because my country of origin is a Spanish speaking country. So my nieces and nephew knew little or no English at all when they went to their new school. Especially Angel and her limited communication skills. Fortunately and to my surprise Angel’s younger brother and sister were speaking better English than me in a matter of six months after moving to their new home. So that was a relief.

Angel also adapted very quickly to our surprise. And this happened thanks to guess what… Her blessing in disguise. Her 5 year old mentality. She won everyone’s heart who worked at that school. Her innocence , her ability to love without prejudice touched everyone who went in contact with her. That led to people more willing to help her. Including better doctors, better therapists, better counselors, better teachers etc. Angel’s improvements were more notable as the years passed. Her communicating skills, Her interaction skills with other people. She even got into a program where she could experience having a real job by working 2 or 4 hours a week at a department store and a supermarket. Although she’s inseparable with her mom. She’s more independent now than she was 5 years ago.

One thing I haven’t mention about Angel is her photographic mind. Especially with past events, music lyrics and dances. Just to give you an example of this, every once in a while she comes to me and say something like this.. “Uncle, do you remember the day you took me to the ice cream shop and you ordered x flavored ice cream and I ordered y flavored ice cream?. I’m like how in the world she can remember that??. That happened like 10 years ago and she was still a little kid??. And with that kind of detail??. I know I’ve taken her several times to that ice cream shop. But if you ask me for specifics like that, forget it about it. It’s impossible for me to remember. As far as music goes, she loves music.She adores music. Especially Latin music. Salsa, Merengue, Latin Pop, Bachata you name it. And the amazing thing is how accurate she is when it comes to lyrics. She can sing every single word of a certain song. And if the song has a dance move. She dances and sings it like the original artist. Of course she still has some trouble with pronouncing some words but it still amazes me how accurate she is. That’s why every party she goes, if there’s music she likes, she’ll become the life of the party in no time. And if the party happens to have a Kareoke machine??. She will be the first to take the mic and start singing like there’s no tomorrow.

Recently we experienced yet another health scare with Angel. Now we found out that she suffers from seizures. She suffered a big seizure about a year and a half ago. It was so big we feared we might lose her this time. But yet again. Her mom was there at the right place at the right time to help her. My sister recognized the symptoms right away and took the right course. That prevented a more worse scenario. Angel had to be hospitalized for observation to prevent for more big seizures to occur. Thank The Universe she’s taking medication and the condition is under control at the moment.

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That’s Angel saying hello to her raving fans(her mom,her aunt and her brothers) at her graduation ceremony. Too bad i couldn’t be there to celebrate that moment with her. But that’s what destiny has decided. Depending on the perspective of the observer, to some, that would’ve been just another day. But to others that day was a huge victory and a success not only for Angel, but for all of us who care deeply about her. A big chunk of credit goes out to my sister. Who was the one that paved the road that led Angel to appear on the picture above. And if you put the words dedication and sacrifice on that last sentence, It would make it an automatic understatement.

It’s been 22 years since Angel came to our lives. And I can say without any doubt and with my watery eyes as I’m writing this, that I have learned more from Angel rather than me teaching her. I have learned more from her than any other teacher can teach me about what life is all about. Angel is a pure soul. Filled with the brightest light in The Universe. She has no malice, her brain doesn’t recognize the word hate. That’s why her child mind is more of a blessing rather than a problem. Everywhere she goes, her presence fills the room with a light full of happiness, kindness and joy. She gives you her heart without hesitation and without asking something in return. She has no Ego and so she doesn’t feel like she is someone better or worse than anybody. She’s the purest expression of that thing we call Love. Could you imagine how this planet would be like if it would be populated only by people just like Angel??. Try and picture that. After you picture it. Don’t you think this place would be a totally different and much better place to live??.

So to my dear niece I say. Thank you Angel… Not only for that Huge Victory that you gave to us your family and friends. But also to gave us a huge lesson in life of how life itself is better lived by the way you live it. Thank you for that One Little Victory that makes this Universe a much  better place to live and for more Little Victories to come. I love you with all my heart and soul.

Tio

Welcome To The Ninth

Greetings my fellow Echoes. This is Ninoy broadcasting from a wormhole in space. Lately my brain has been bombarded with ideas and reflections about all the things that had been happening in the surroundings of this thing called “Life”.So the urge to speak my mind no pun intended has been inevitable. That’s why I decided to create this vehicle of conversation/communication called “blog”. So a lot of stuff will be put on this table based on different interests, issues and topics that I feel passionate about.

So to give you an idea of what you might expect to read on this blog, let me tell you a thing or two about myself.

If you noticed from my opening paragraph, I used the word “wormhole”. So it’s a no brainer that science will be one of the topics to be talked about. Especially in the world of Physics and Quantum Mechanics. And just to be clear I have no degree of science education whatsoever. I’m just a fan of science. So the topic of science will be touched in the form reposting science articles from different sources that I may find interesting.

Music is my first and foremost main passion. I’m a musician and composer. I’ve been playing bass guitar for over 27 years and electric and acoustic guitar for over 25 years. In the music world I’m known as the Saint Of The Echo (Now you know where does the word “Echo” comes from) I compose in various styles of music from Electronic, Industrial, and Hard Rock and Heavy Metal. Heavy Metal being my favorite genre. If you’re interested in giving my music a try. You can go to my Soundcloud page, Last Fm , Facebook or follow me on Twitter. The links to these pages are listed on this blog.

My family is right there in the exact same place where music is when it comes to passions. So my family will be one of the topics I’ll be talking about. And my next blog post will touch the topic of my family based on recent events.

At this point you should realize how much of a geek I am. I mean Science and Music?? Come on!!. So Technology will be a topic and that may be intertwined with the science topic from time to time. But the topic related to technology that you’ll see the most will come from the realm of.. yeap.. you guessed it. Video Games. I’m a confessed, hardcore videogamer. Especially in the Xbox realm. In fact you’ll see how close my both my passions for music and video games had become.

Now you may wonder. “What’s the deal with the number 9??. Well believe it or not that’s where the spiritual/pantheistic side of me comes afloat. If you’ve never heard the term pantheistic before, I will explain it in one of the near future posts. But to give you an idea of what the number 9 means to me and to many other people. The number 9 is said to be the ruler of the laws of nature and The Universe. And I’m totally convinced that science and spirituality/philosophy share some kind of bond. A realm that science hasn’t touched yet. Or have they?? and for some reason the scientific community doesn’t want to admit it and rapidly closes the issue with the term “Pseudo-Science”. That’s also where the topic of consciousness emerges. The discussion of consciousness between the scientific community and the philosophic one is being treated like the issue of who came first…The Chicken or the Egg?? But that’s material for an entire blog post.

So as you can see this blog will not be a specialty type of blog like cooking or fashion or gardening. And by no means I am not trying to diminish the importance and the interest that a lot of people have in those type of blogs. I’m a firm believer that nothing is good or bad, better or worse, interesting or not interesting as long as somebody has a genuine and conscious interest in the topic and could do good things in their favor and in the favor of others.

So as of now, The Ninth Echo is officially open and you’re more than welcome to join me on this trip through this wormhole. A Joyride??? Maybe..Maybe not. But an very interesting ride?? To me already that’s an understatement.

Many Blessings and Good Vibrations

Ninoy