Page 3 of 37 FirstFirst 1234513 ... LastLast
Results 33 to 48 of 591

Thread: Science & Technology Thread

  1. #33
    ECJF Level GD's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Posts
    26,355
    Thanks
    12,065
    Thanked 4,809 Times in 3,444 Posts
    Hey guys,

    Can someone kindly explain to me what the fuck is going on regarding Big Bang vs Universe Has Existed Forever and all that jazz in such a way that a moron like me could understand?

    Your pal,
    GD
    Quote Originally Posted by o2cui2i View Post
    climate change (lol)

  2. #34
    All Star
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Posts
    4,306
    Thanks
    96
    Thanked 436 Times in 331 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by GD View Post
    Hey guys,

    Can someone kindly explain to me what the fuck is going on regarding Big Bang vs Universe Has Existed Forever and all that jazz in such a way that a moron like me could understand?

    Your pal,
    GD
    It's a super easy answer. Big Bang isn't an explanation of how the universe came to be, rather how it expanded.

  3. #35
    MVP
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Posts
    11,497
    Thanks
    600
    Thanked 2,567 Times in 1,908 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Abomination View Post
    For anyone interested, SpaceX is launching in a few minutes (streamed on the internet). They'll be trying to return the booster safely too (apparently about 10 minutes after launch)

    http://www.spacex.com/webcast/
    The launch should be today at 6:03pm est, for anyone interested.

  4. #36
    All Star SirBJay's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    Maple
    Posts
    3,446
    Thanks
    2,600
    Thanked 1,638 Times in 955 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by connorp View Post
    It's a super easy answer. Big Bang isn't an explanation of how the universe came to be, rather how it expanded.
    Close but not quite, it pretty much covers the beginning of classical spacetime, as described by Einstein in his theory of relativity. It cannot explain the exactmoment of time zero. It can't say anything about quantum time as you good Connor being a scholar of string theory should know

    Sean Carroll has an excellent lecture to go along with his his book which I found awesome. It's called The Arrow Of Time it proposes multiverse theory, which has become very popular among prominent physicists, still can't be falsified though. If I wasn't on my phone, I'd link it to YouTube, I'll do it later.
    Last edited by SirBJay; 02-11-2015 at 09:18 PM.

  5. #37
    All Star
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Posts
    4,306
    Thanks
    96
    Thanked 436 Times in 331 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by SirBJay View Post
    Close but not quite, it pretty much covers the beginning of classical spacetime, as described by Einstein in his theory of relativity. It cannot explain the exactmoment of time zero. It can't say anything about quantum time as you good Connor being a scholar of string theory should know

    Sean Carroll has an excellent lecture to go along with his his book which I found awesome. It's called The Arrow Of Time it proposes multiverse theory, which has become very popular among prominent physicists, still can't be falsified though. If I wasn't on my phone, I'd link it to YouTube, I'll do it later.
    I don't follow. The BBT is in fact a theorized single moment in time that doesn't attempt to explain the universe's origin. How the conditions existed for there to be a BBT is what you're referring to, no?

    Also when I first addressed this post I had not seen any of the new research the poster was obviously alluding to

  6. #38
    All Star
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Posts
    4,306
    Thanks
    96
    Thanked 436 Times in 331 Posts
    Actually in re - reading your post maybe we don't disagree.. I'm holed up with pnemonia and strep + meds and I'm 1\4 coherent

  7. #39
    All Star SirBJay's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    Maple
    Posts
    3,446
    Thanks
    2,600
    Thanked 1,638 Times in 955 Posts
    Here's the link to Carroll's lecture, it's good shit:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rEr-t17m2Fo

  8. #40
    MVP
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Posts
    11,497
    Thanks
    600
    Thanked 2,567 Times in 1,908 Posts

  9. #41
    MVP
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Posts
    11,497
    Thanks
    600
    Thanked 2,567 Times in 1,908 Posts
    This is really cool. When's the last time a movie ever made scientific discoveries?

    http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases...0213081615.htm

  10. The Following User Says Thank You to Abomination For This Useful Post:

    P2F (02-14-2015)

  11. #42
    MVP
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Posts
    11,497
    Thanks
    600
    Thanked 2,567 Times in 1,908 Posts
    Photo (turned into video clips) highlights of NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory. Really really cool!

    http://www.cnn.com/2015/02/16/tech/n...ory/index.html

    And holy crap at producing 2600 terabytes of data!

  12. #43
    Blue Chip Prospect kcjaysfan's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Posts
    1,228
    Thanks
    206
    Thanked 305 Times in 174 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by SirBJay View Post
    Here's the link to Carroll's lecture, it's good shit:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rEr-t17m2Fo
    I got to see him a couple years ago. He was talking about the Higgs Boson, but still a great talk.

  13. The Following User Says Thank You to kcjaysfan For This Useful Post:

    SirBJay (02-27-2015)

  14. #44
    DONOR Spanky99's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Posts
    38,987
    Thanks
    40,480
    Thanked 7,877 Times in 6,048 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by kcjaysfan View Post
    I got to see him a couple years ago. He was talking about the Higgs Boson, but still a great talk.
    Post more.

  15. The Following User Says Thank You to Spanky99 For This Useful Post:

    GD (02-20-2015)

  16. #45
    Moderator KingKat's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Posts
    17,093
    Thanks
    14,270
    Thanked 5,906 Times in 3,771 Posts
    This is interesting. I didn't even know Earth had a second moon/dwarf planet.

    http://www.iflscience.com/space/eart...s-solar-system
    "if this board died it would objectively be a good thing - NJH"

  17. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to KingKat For This Useful Post:

    Frag (02-26-2015),P2F (02-26-2015)

  18. #46
    MVP intentional wok's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2014
    Posts
    7,752
    Thanks
    2,139
    Thanked 3,018 Times in 1,815 Posts
    Man it looks like there is so much cool shit in this thread and I've barely had a chance to look at any of it. Eventually I will!

    Kudos to all y'all.

  19. #47
    Moderator KingKat's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Posts
    17,093
    Thanks
    14,270
    Thanked 5,906 Times in 3,771 Posts
    Freaky astronomny news. Lights (!?!) seen on Ceres.

    http://www.iflscience.com/space/cere...re-multiplying
    "if this board died it would objectively be a good thing - NJH"

  20. #48
    Big Leaguer Frag's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    Toronto
    Posts
    2,699
    Thanks
    426
    Thanked 763 Times in 523 Posts

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •