thenewenlightenmentage:

Hawking radiation mimicked in the lab
Sound waves used to imitate light particles predicted to escape black holes.
Scientists have come closer than ever before to creating a laboratory-scale imitation of a black hole that emits Hawking radiation, the particles predicted to escape black holes due to quantum mechanical effects.
The black hole analogue, reported in Nature Physics1, was created by trapping sound waves using an ultra cold fluid. Such objects could one day help resolve the so-called black hole ‘information paradox’ - the question of whether information that falls into a black hole disappears forever.
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thenewenlightenmentage:

Hawking radiation mimicked in the lab

Sound waves used to imitate light particles predicted to escape black holes.

Scientists have come closer than ever before to creating a laboratory-scale imitation of a black hole that emits Hawking radiation, the particles predicted to escape black holes due to quantum mechanical effects.

The black hole analogue, reported in Nature Physics1, was created by trapping sound waves using an ultra cold fluid. Such objects could one day help resolve the so-called black hole ‘information paradox’ - the question of whether information that falls into a black hole disappears forever.

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(via teigentheextraterrestrial)

asylum-art:

Henrique Oliveira

In the world of contemporary art, when you ask an artist about the messages that he/she is trying to convey, you are most likely to receive a pompous answer/just another boring cliché. This was not the case with Henrique Oliveira, the Brazilian emerging artist known for his spatial wooden pieces whose irregular forms devour large spaces which give you the sense that you are actually inhabiting someone’s body.  His answer had no unnecessary use of any conceptual lingo. ”I believe that the message is never art itself, but instead, the lack of a message is a characteristic that makes some creations interesting to me,” he says, adding ”my works may propose a spatial experience, an aesthetic feeling, a language development and many more nominations to refer to the relation it establishes with the viewer. But, any attempt to find a message would fail.”.

nicolasbrunet:

traffic goes slowly
never lead to silence

trees are dying
to be reborn
making mirror roots

a time for everything

a time without realizing

a time to look
his loneliness

brutalized by a light without contrast

(Source: lesmotsdenicolas)

spaceexp:

Gorgeous starscape from Arnessysla, Iceland, with visible Aurora Borealis  by Conor MacNeill

spaceexp:

Gorgeous starscape from Arnessysla, Iceland, with visible Aurora Borealis by Conor MacNeill