Topics and developments in science and medicine, presented by Futurism.
True Speed Of Light Was Never Really Measured: let me prove it
I know what you are thinking. -click bait Source: medium No one has measured the speed of light. That feels insane now that we are talking about it. It's ridiculous. The speed of light is exactly 299,792,458 meters per second. We are so sure of it that since 1983, we've actually used the speed of light to define how long a meter is. It's just the distance light travels in a vacuum in 1/299,792,458th of a second. That definition ensures that the speed of light is exactly this number,
Risk Assessment and the limits of Science are not always in sync. Recently, the EPA has written more than 7,500 risk assessments annually in various forms to carry out regulatory responsibilities. The executive Order 12866 during the Clinton administration proposed that all regulatory agencies, not only environmental ones (Institute of Medicine, 1994), “...consider, to the extent reasonable, the degree and nature of risks posed by various substances or activities within its jurisdiction” and mandating that each proposed regulatory action explain how the action will reduce risks “as well as how the magnitude of risk addressed by the action relates to other risks within the jurisdiction of the agency...” By 1993, the same administration elevated risk assessment: requiring in traditional risk assessment associated with environmental regulation creates a flow of decisions that indicates, when the EPA or another regulatory agency is required to determine whether a substance constitutes a sufficient hazard (Rosenbaum, 2017).
Sodium Hypophosphite Market Size, Share, Analysis | Industry Report, 2028
Research Nester published a report titled “Sodium Hypophosphite Market: Global Demand Analysis & Opportunity Outlook 2028” which delivers a detailed overview of the sodium hypophosphite market in terms of market segmentation by function, by application, by grade, and by region.
How Much Our Earth Is Ready To Prevent Future Asteroid Collisions?
Stephen Hawking once said, "A universe is a violent place. The stars devour the planets, the giant nebulae in the universe emit deadly rays, the black holes collide with each other, and the asteroids move around at hundreds of miles per second. "
Urban Mobility in Digital Era
By 2030, most of the world’s population is expected to be concentrated in the cities and if the trend remains, by 2050 nearly 80% of the global community will live in an urban environment. As we already observe the rapid influx of people into cities, many countries come to face several crucial sustainability challenges such as elevated traffic levels, increased congestion, and enhanced carbon emissions and pollution. Contemporary urbanization calls for mobility solutions that are coherent with land use and promote the growth and competitiveness of the cities.
The First Wave
This is still just the first wave of newly released ancient viruses. There will be more. Many more. There are two studies that I have excerpted from the National Institutes of Health, in the 1st one I’m quoting 9 excerpts regarding the melting polar caps due to global warming and effects on other ecosystems; while the second study covering rainforest destruction has 3 excerpts.
The dematerialization of matter goes too far
Richard Feynman once remarked, when asked which physical statement contains the most information in the least words: “I am convinced that this would be the atomic hypothesis (…), which says that all things are made of atoms. That material things consist of atoms and that these consist of further particles is today part of the canon of the naturalistic understanding of the world. Now, of course, a strange epistemological uncertainty relation is increasingly noticeable in this naturalism. The deeper the understanding of matter, the more the concept of matter evaporates.
Climate Change Denial
Is the current urge to combat climate change all a conspiracy on the part of scientists whose only desire is to get rich by creaming vast amounts of money from governments in order to fund their research?
Wormholes in the laboratory
One example is a scenario in which two black holes are connected by the laws of quantum mechanics. This means that whatever happens to one of the two collapsed stars immediately affects the other — regardless of how far apart they are. If such a connection exists, it could solve one of the greatest mysteries of cosmology.
The Flat Earth Conspiracy and The People That Keep It Going
I have a guilty little secret that I have been hiding from those closest to me for years and I think it's about time I let it out. I love the flat earth, in fact, I am well and truly addicted. No, I am not a flat earther. I do not believe we are living on a pizza shaped planet covered with a glass dome that no one has ever seen or measured. What I'm addicted to is the idea itself and the characters that put themselves out there to defend it.
Looking at the Stars is Like Looking into the Past
Wonders of the Night The night seems to bring out a side of us we don’t usually see during the day. Our hearts and minds tend to open up during twilight hours; making us feel and think about things we don’t usually feel and think about during the day. There is something mystical about the night time, the moonlight, and the stars sparkling in the sky. It makes us think about all that was, all that is, and all that could be.
The Wonder Crystal
2016: A soldier on an anti terrorist raid reaches for his 18 pound battery to charge his light source. Even a single lapse is not allowed during a gun fight. There is rapid fire and silence….