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Submission + - Multiverse theory gains ground with predictable data (www.evz.ro)

planckscale writes: Information about the beginning can never be lost and some researchers calculate how the information contains a tiny amount of data about other universes and entanglement with those universes. The cold spot of the CMBR indicates there is a source that messes up the homogeneous nature of the universe and the prediction that the suppression of the CMBR in the southern hemisphere is indeed not homogeneous. The possibility that ours is one of many universes has gotten more backing based on predictable data and that is in my opinion fascinating. Link attached is translated by chrome pretty well. A long video about the findings can be found here: http://iai.tv/video/how-to-find-a-multiverse

Submission + - Mass Can Be 'Created' Inside Graphene (technologyreview.com) 1

planckscale writes: At the Saudi Center for Theoretical Physics in Saudi Arabia, physicists say the amazing properties of graphene now include the ability to create mass, according to a new prediction. The paper http://arxiv.org/abs/1010.3437 states that by folding the [graphene] sheet into a tube [fermions] acquire non-zero effective mass as they move along the tube axis. Could the ability to trivially create mass (or anti-mass) allow for exotic propulsion methods to be explored?

Submission + - Li recharge time cut by oscillating current (technologyreview.com)

planckscale writes: By applying an oscillating electric field to a Lithium ion battery computational model, researchers have demonstrated exponentially faster recharge times than conventional methods. Although the effect could have dramatic ramifications for the battery industry, the method may damage batteries.

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