The team of The Next Truth wishes you all a peaceful first advent. Have a marvelous time with your beloved ones.
The December issue of The Next Truth is available online! 😊https://www.magcloud.com/browse/magazine/1512517
Thank you all for the efforts made and contributing your amazing work for the December issue. I hope you enjoy this month’s issue.
In the December issue of The Next Truth time travel specialist Prof. Ronald L. Mallett weighs in on the stunning science and technologies of time travel, Prof. Lihong Wang elucidate how the world’s fastest camera can capture the speed of light, Dr. Andreea Font explains her eye-opening research what has the prospect of scaffolding a hidden cosmic web MPI for Radio Astronomy let us peer at the birth of the Universe and the author Tony Damian reveals his personal experience about a forbidden romance during medieval times.
Also in this issue: Prof. Harry Hoster is discussing the challenging opportunities of how chemicals can reduce climate change, we spotlight PRI-UK’s paranormal researcher Ellie Maybanks, dimensional researchers Nick and Andy are applying AI to the foggy realms of the unknown, Michelle Feder is describing the mind-blowing history of Alchemy, DESY aims its UV-satellite to Black Holes and DARPA gives us a deeper insight into the evolution of computers.[Top]
By Maria Anna van Driel
Since the dawn of civilization humanity pondered over the question of where we, as a species, will go and what will happen when we get there. But it was not until the 19th century that we realized that we had the technology to do great things and to expand beyond the limits of our own imagination.
The history of science fiction (SF) is vast and complicated. Many old texts depict advanced technologies and scenarios where man traverses beyond the limits of the world, and dives into space and the cosmos beyond. The mathematician and engineer Heron of Alexandria invented the first known automatic door in the first century AD in the region of Roman Egypt. The Greek writer Lucian of Samosata wrote “True History”, which depicts a man who travels beyond the heavens to witness a battle between the People of the Moon and the People of the Sun. The story “The Ebony Horse” depicts a man-made horse that, with the turn of a key, can carry a cart beyond the atmosphere into the outer reaches of space. And the story, “The City of Brass,” depicts an ancient city, comprised of abandoned technology, filled with living puppets without puppeteers and other constructed men.
Even in early SF space was described as being full of aether or air, which, to a modern perspective, comes across as a little bizarre, this appealing genre continued to evolve. One of the most notable works that shaped the modern SF genre was Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley’s 1818 novel “The Prometheus” aka “Frankenstein”. Associated with horror literature, many historians do believe that it is the first real SF work in where Victor Frankenstein’s science experiments created ‘something’ that contains life.
In the decades following many became convinced that they had transcended to a new level of human understanding, and, for the first time, were capable of addressing scientific issues. Galileo Galilei and Nicolaus Copernicus were publishing their theories about the nature of the cosmos, and Leonardo Da Vinci had already designed a clockwork designs of the helicopter.
Even SF had become in vogue this genre is still inundated with dark dystopias nowadays. We just cannot seem to look away from ideas about how society is going to go down. What we don’t often see are ideas about humanity prospering. And so, we immediately think of the Jules Verne, H. G. Wells, and Edgar Allan Poe type of stories when hearing or reading the word ‘Science Fiction’.
This ‘speculative’ fiction, also known as ‘soft’ SF, deals with imaginative and includes a wide range of futuristic concepts and themes such as advanced science and technology, space exploration, time travel, parallel universes, and extraterrestrial life. But these ‘new’ technologies pictured for us in SF novels and movies are not at all impossible of realization tomorrow.
There exists a common misconception that all SF is fantastical and always has to takes place in a remote universe where civilizations have overcome the energy barrier what makes space-ships travel faster than then speed of light. While many beautiful entries in the SF universe do bend the rules about what is or is not possible in our physical universe, much SF is actually based in science. This is known as ‘hard’ SF.
Some of the tropes in hard SF are truly fascinating like plausible interstellar travel, advancements in technology, artificial intelligence, communication with light, 3D printers, smart-phones, among others.
SF has evolved from the ancient era up to the present and, believe it or not, past ideas that were mere SF 200 years ago are a reality today. While we may not be teleporting people from starships to a planet’s surface anytime soon, many of the devices from science fiction movies and series are slowly becoming a reality. Scientists are getting closer and closer in developing other tools essential for, for instance, future space travel endeavours.
So, if you think technologies from the series Star Trek or Star Wars seem far-fetched, think again.[Top]
By Maria Anna van Driel
It goes through walls with the speed of 299792458 metres per second (approximately 300000 km/s (186000 mi/s)), but slows to a standstill in ultra-cold gases. It carries electronic information for radios and TVs, but destroys genetic information in cells. It bends around buildings and squeezes through pinholes, but ricochets off tiny electrons. It is “light” and it is made of photons. Radio waves are made of photons. X-rays are, you got it… made of photons.
From low energy radio waves to high energy gamma rays, light zips around us, bounces off us, and sometimes goes through us. Because it is so many things, defining light is a bit of a philosophical quandary. And although scientists have calculated the amount of visible light released into the universe by stars since the universe’s origin equals 4 x 10^84 photons, or, if you prefer, 4,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 photons, we know it primarily as the opposite of darkness. Most of the light is not visible to our eyes. It is like you are viewing a single 60-watt light bulb in complete darkness from about 2.5 miles away. But that does not mean it cannot be captured.
What is light?
Light could be a number of different things, depending on the circumstances. It could be the glow from a light bulb in your bedroom or the warm shining rays that beat down from the sun. Light can be natural (the sun) or manmade (candles or light bulbs), but no matter how it is created, we utilize light every single day. But the light scientists are talking about is part of the electromagnetic spectrum, which ranges from radio waves to gamma rays. Electromagnetic radiation (EMR) waves, as their names suggest are fluctuations of electric and magnetic fields, which can transport energy from one location to another. EMR can also be described in terms of a stream of photons which are massless particles each travelling with wavelike properties at the speed of light. In a nutshell, light is a form of energy and it travels in waves, similar to waves of water in the ocean. Except with light, the things doing the waving are electric and magnetic fields. Literally, light is a self-contained little bundle of these two fields, intertwined. That is why we call light electromagnetic radiation.
If you are floating in the ocean, you’ll move up as a wave passes you, then back down, then back up again when the next wave rolls by. The distance between these crests in the wave is called the wavelength. Since light is a wave, it has a wavelength as well, and this may be its single most important feature. That is because the energy of light is tied to its wavelength.
To put it simply, light is a type of radiant energy that we are able to visually perceive with our eyes. Over millions of years, our eyes have evolved to detect the kind of light the Sun emits most strongly. Well, that makes sense; that makes it easier for us to see! We call this kind of light “visible light”. And that is just the narrowest sampling of all the different wavelengths light can have.
But what does the speed of light actually look like?
Even it might sound like a ridiculous question, optical researchers at the California Institute of Technology recently built the world’s fastest camera which makes it possible to actually see light speed. Scientists at CALTECH now can capture X Y images but at 100 billion frames per second, that is 1 billion is 10 to the 9th. In fact they have upgraded their system to 10 trillion frames per second and with this type of rate, even a 100 billion frames per second; they can see a light pulse propagating in space and capture the scene literally at the speed of light.
The “Sonic Boom” for light
Normally sonic booms are created when an object moves faster than the speed of sound. But you should not be able to create a ‘sonic boom’ for light when nothing can travel faster than light. Unless you are a bit more specific.
“What we did was, we created a tunnel where the speed of light in the tunnel is greater than the speed of light in a medium and so we propagate a very short light pulse in that medium, Bren Professor of Medical Engineering and Electrical Engineering at the California Institute of Technology Lihong Wang explains in his You Tube video interview. “We spray some scatters within the tunnel, he says, so we generate secondary light sources and a light source will be propagated in the background medium so the light source will propagate at a greater speed and that create a superluminal light source.”
Now, light moves slower through the plate material than it does in the tunnel. So, as light scatters into the plates, it cannot keep up with the light in the dry ice fog. When this happens a cone-shaped wave-front of light forms behind the laser pulse just like a sonic boom shockwave created by a supersonic aircraft.
“If I speak and I stand still I emit approximately a spherical wave going out, Professor Lihong Wang explains. “But if I walk and talk it will be distorted. If I walk at a speed of sound or passing the speed of sound, I will create a cone structure that is called a “Sonic Mach cone” that is the sonic version of Mach cone and I was wondering if there’s this photonic version that we can image.”
While this was not the first time a photonic boom had been created – it was the first time one had been captured in real time. That is thanks to a new superfast camera that can capture images at 100 billion frames per second. They call it the “streak camera” whereby the technique employs a complex contraption that uses cameras and mirrors to build these slow motion movies tracking the lights movement across a scene. This streak camera is so fast that researchers ultimately hope to use it to image more than just laser pulses.
“One of the biomedical applications we are after is to image action potential propagation in a neural network, Professor Wang says in his video interview. “ So essentially we want to see the live traffic within the brain and find out how the brain is wired and that would elucidate the mysteries of the brain.”
To watch Professor Lihong Wang’s full video interview, https://youtu.be/BRLiXvX7uRw[Top]
“Doctor Who”, “Star Trek” and “Back to the Future” who has not seen these movies and, even for a brief moment, thought if it could be possibile to truly travel through time. While most people think of time as a constant, travelling forwards in time is surprisingly easy. Einstein’s special theory of relativity, developed in 1905, shows that time passes at different rates for people who are moving relative to one another – although the effect only becomes large when you get close to the speed of light.
The behaviours of time can vary for different observers depending on your speed through space. To Einstein, time is the “fourth dimension.” Space is described as a three-dimensional arena, which provides a traveler with coordinates — such as length, width and height —showing location. Physicist Albert Einstein showed that time is an illusion; it is relative.
The reality, however, is more muddled. Not all scientists believe that time travel is possible. Some even say that an attempt would be fatal to any human who chooses to undertake it.
What is space-time? Can we twist it in a manner whereby yesterday becomes tomorrow? Does our heart really stops beating as we go faster than the speed of light? For finding a plausible answer to these questions I contacted Time Travel Specialist Professor Ronald L. Mallett. And so, on the evening of 4 Nov. The Next Truth had the privilege to interview theoretical physicist Prof. Ronald L. Mallett which was incredible! 😊
For almost one and a half hour we spoke about, among others, how he became interested in physics, what time travel is and the science behind it, General relativity and the Grandfather paradox. But we also spoke about his book “Time Travelers; A Scientist’s Personal Mission to Make Time Travel a Reality” what is planned to be filmed. https://www.amazon.com/Time-Traveler-Scientists-Personal-Mission/dp/1560258691
And what I personally found really cool, we briefly spoke about the original magazine he bought as a young boy, what contains the one article what was the key for Prof. Mallet to see that there is a real possibility to go forward and backward in time.
It is always a true honor having the privilege to speak with a brilliant mind and learn new things first hand.
(Prof. Mallett’s written interview is planned for the The Next Truth issue of December 2019) https://www.magcloud.com/browse/magazine/1512517[Top]
In the November issue of The Next Truth we welcome back time researcher Dr. Marc Wittmann who is revealing his personal physical experience as he inquire into timeless architecture, Prof. Jay Hall is digging into the core of the evolutionary theory, Prof. Sian Halcrow expound a fascinating and archeological mystery about The Plain of Jars, Prof. Graham Seal explores remote and difficult to access locations where he is seeking for the myth and meaning behind treasure hunting, and Prof. Nathan H. Lents let us peer behind the theology of Artificial Intelligence.
Also in this issue: DESY looks at a new experiment in Dark Matter, Dr. Adele Pentland is presenting the most significant pterosaur fossil ever discovered in Australia, we spotlight PRI-UK’s dimensional researcher Andy Willson, author Tony Damian tells an astonishing personal experience what demonstrates the past and present merging, Prof. Stephan Lewandowskyargues the psychological link between conspiracy theories and creationism from a teleological point of view and Prof. Carlos Montemayor discusses the possibility of conscious awareness existing on a subatomic level.
By Maria Anna van Driel
As both the owner and founder of The Next Truth magazine and as a…um, well a passionate science freak, I want to make an important call to you; Inspire our children to explore the wonderland of science!
When we think about making a difference we seem to fall for the myth that what we need to start out doing something what has to be enormous to have any effect at all. I have learned that it does not have to be the case as well as the step some of us do not see when trying to make a difference in this world is the action part.
Sure, we have all had that spark of inspiration where we have wanted to do something that will outlast our physical form. But we get stuck in overthinking, opinions from our network and keep dreaming about a perfect idea. Disconnect from the outcome and aim your energy into achieving something small first. And even the small actions will feel insignificant at the time; the results will come as you hone your craft and find your audience.
Then we share the idea with friends, family and work colleagues and get told to quit while we are ahead. I am telling you not to quit! Anyone can make a difference in the world. Start by believing in something bigger than yourself and inspire one person at the time.
The field in where I like to inspire people is the broad knowledge of the myriad corners contemporary and historical science has to offer and believe me…that is not an easy task. But over the years I have learned that people are extremely hungry for absorbing the knowledge and the mind boggling complexity within the research universities and institutes are conducting especially young people. But to be straightforward with you, I was missing something while visiting some of these institutes… the playful excitement in guided tours and exploding talks for the young people… our next generation of male and female scientists.
As we all know, young people possess a fiery curiosity some adults work with in a more reduced manner. This enthusiastic curiosity should be, in my opinion, kept charged by letting these young people explore the myriad opportunities the wonderland of science has to offer them. Because, who does not like the laser swords from Star Wars, the mysteries of Time Travel or space ships exploring the most remote corners of universe while using advanced plasma technologies. Well…I do, I do!
So, after working in the midst of brilliant minds from all over the world and having the opportunity to speak with the them in person as well as via email and social media, what I find highly interesting, I have learned that these open-minded scientists have really awesome theories of which I am positive of that the next generation of young scientists are eager to learn about. As well as I am convinced that these young people are eager to meet these open minded scientists in person who can let this enthusiasm explode with them while they are learning all about the incredible research conducted.
Come on, admit it, wouldn’t you like to meet for instance Astronomer Dr. Seth Shostak from SETI, CERN’s Higgs convener Prof. Bill Murray, Germany’s time researcher Dr. Marc Wittmann or Prof. Ronald Mallett and let your enthusiasm explode while listening and learning all about the jaw-dropping theories? Again…I do, I do!
I am of the opinion that it will be more than fantastic that you, as a parent and a teacher, keep alive the fiery curiosity of these young people, They need your support in being inspired what will unlock these brilliant young minds of the next generation of engineers, astronomers, psychologists, chemists, physicists, among others. Give them the change to stand up and free their enthusiasm. Let them explore the wonderland of science![Top]
The Next Truth is advising you to fasten your seatbelts as you are about to take several astonishing journeys through space and time with well known scientists from all over the world who are challenging you to blaze away the curtains of what is known about this fear containing feast of Halloween, creepy gothic buildings, the taboo of speaking about dead and the mysterious African Nomoli figurines. So lock the doors, dim the lights and do not be scared as this month’s contributor’s dig up some of the real stories behind Halloween. https://www.magcloud.com/browse/magazine/1512517
In the October issue of The Next truth we take an astonishing journey to an ancient time with expert Bennett J. Vonderheide who shines a bright light on the mysterious African Nomoli figurines, Germany’s time researcher Dr. Marc Wittmann challenges you to blaze away the curtains holding this taboo of speaking about dead, Dr. Neil Dagnall and Dr. Kennett Drinkwater present with you surprising but eye-opening scientific research results about what poltergeist really are, Prof. Linda Saab and Prof. Arash Javanbakht are dismantling the blood curdling science of why we love to be scared and Prof. Bill Murray is finally revealing who this hooded figure is in his chilling science-fiction story.
Also in this issue: Author Benjamin Radford is targeting the possibility of the paranormal, Ass. Prof. Tok Thompson is debating the question if believing in ghosts can make you a better person, Dr. Peter Lindfield entrance the realm of Britain’s enviable Gothic architecture what seems to have dark reputation, Prof. Ashby Kinch explores the cultural and historical traditions of a medieval era in where the dead gained a more active role in our daily lives, Dr. Evelien Bracke is fades the boundary between our world and the spirit world by teaching us about the spellbinding magic practiced by the ancient Romans and Greeks to ward off or appease evil spirits roaming the earth around All Hallow’s Eve and Dr. Maria Avxentevskaya let us discover a much earlier era in where the desire of traveling into space did had a grip on people’s minds as well as the inventions of shiny metal shapes gliding in the vastness of the universe were not to be considered an opaque option.
“My name is legion, for we are many!”
By Maria Anna van Driel, www.nexttruth.com
Johann Georg Faust, William Shakespeare, Leonardo Davinci, Dante Alighieri… what is their connection? Does it lay in their work which is speaking of an enchanter feeling rising a connection between different deities which they named Diabolus or Mephistopheles? Or is the musical speech they heard while a fine-tuned insanity was slowly being applied to their worlds, in a spiritual duality? A world in where an addiction of scattered beauty rose from a hallucinating imprisonment of the soul whereas thoughts are being whipped out … or at least, neutralized as they are blazed away in an unknown and darkened labyrinth. Where their minds trapped inside a “realm” of those who have rejected spiritual values by means of violence or malice against superficial human sanity which made them a wanderer? An einzelgänger who gained the powers of walking a mystical path of creation and transformation of the brilliancy their vivid imagination provided them?
Totally obsessed, as we are these days, with being friendly to the fire lying between the two trees of life, it seems we are in the cross-hairs of this invisible war in separating us from the love of Jesus. His love is there for those with ears. But as leaves blushing at the sight of autumn, a malicious dream is showing you a way out of your remote mazes in life.
“Thou winged seeds, where they lie cold and low, each like a corpse within its grave, until thine azure sister of the spring shall blow”
Diabolus, Satan, Satanael, Lucifer or, as some believe, Mithras a solar deity and bore the title of Sol Invictus, “Invincible Sun”; is everything you know about the opponent of God really wrong?! Are Demons nothing more than the unsolved mysteries of the mind and reveal themselves in the existence of an unbearable puzzle provided by the Basaltic? Solving this puzzle, in this you will succeed or fail … but whatever the outcome, the responsibility of your choice is yours only to bear.
Who is the devil? Is this creature a noble knight, understanding the balanced melodies in the speech and the teachings of poetry causing you to ride with him? I this creature a passionate knight, as he sharing with you the beauty of infinity what is mirroring his emporium?
As this creature is showing you his fragile heart, you will be swallowed by his sprightly and tender dance. In a trance you will be swept of your feet as you reveal to him your deepest secrets. You wait and wait for him to return as you slowly understand; he has caught you in the blinding beauty of his fiery existence.
According to the bible, the devil was once beautiful and was full of beauty and wisdom as his name was Lucifer, meaning “Day Star.” As God dressed him in the finest jewels and placed him on the Holy Mountain, the devil decided he wanted to be above his creator. God disagreed and kicked him out of heaven to Earth and it has been a battle ever since.
When the peace of our world was threatened by this great demon, humanity had no hope of prevailing against such a potent force of violence and despair. He sought to destroy this world by inducing drought, thirst and starvation. Being in our darkest hours, the great hero Mithras sprang forth from the stone, or the navel, of the world and took up the orb of the Cosmos in his protective embrace. From his bow, he let fly an arrow that struck the earth and from this wound came a renewing spring, which rejuvenated the Earth. Still the threat of destruction persisted and with the assistance of the moon-mother, Selene, the vital fluids of life were scattered in a gigantic bull on earth.
Mithras burned away the withered trees and forced the great bull (the beast) out in the open. He captured the bull and dragged it underground into the bowels of the Earth where he wrestled it and plunged his dagger into its chest. Trees sprang from the wound, bees were born from its blood and all of the earth was rejuvenated by this great sacrifice.
In the beginning God created time (the beginning), space (the heavens), and matter (Earth) and said; “Let there be light.”
Looking at the Universe today we see that it is expanding and cooling, meaning that all the matter in it was closer together (as the radiation in it was hotter) in the past. And if we had the possibility to go back to a sufficiently early time, we will find that the density was high enough as the temperature was hot enough that it would be an impossible task forming neutral atoms without them immediately being blasted apart! Then, as the Universe cooled down through a phase of expanding … neutral atoms were formed for the first time.
“He had two sons, an older one named ‘Satanael’ and a younger one named ‘Christ.’ Satanael had superior rank to Christ in Heaven, and sat at God’s right hand until he became dissatisfaction with his subservient position, lusted after power, angered God, and was cast out of heaven.”
Can we see this behavior in a similar manner an electron-positron pair can be created by that strange transformation? A transformation whereby a tiny spark of light started to glow as it gained a form of static electricity what made it enter a state in where it had the ability to copy itself in a mirrored manner which, when looking at the electron, should be the positron.
Hum, perhaps we can explain the origin of this malevolent creature. An ancient creature we call Satan, seeking to seduce humans into falsehood and sin (sine) by providing the beauty of expressing the melodies of the heart in words after the smoke of desire has cleared the skies of the imagination. A vivid dream in where a sweet poison has spawn from a future illusion whereas it is creating an enchant feeling of false love where you can be free from danger or threat.
According to theoretical physicist John Archibald Wheeler (July 9, 1911 – April 13, 2008), the mirrored version of the electron could be hiding itself, in what we know today from particle physics, the proton. But if he was really serious about his own comment is still unknown.
Still, even if Theoretical physicist J. Wheeler was joking concerning the behavior of the electron’s anti-particle, a teaching from the bible did rose into my mind; “The greatest trick the Devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn’t exist.” So, behaving as a particle, the electron prevents the consciousness from realizing that it is part of a larger whole where it is zipping in all directions through this empty pitch black place whereas it is bouncing off on magnetic fields. And even being ‘one’ electron, it has now the behavior of looking like being at million places at once due the fact, we are looking at its behavior in a 2D manner while it is moving in a 3 or 4D space. But when the electron behaves as a wave, consciousness becomes aware of its existence outside the human mind, which makes OBE (Out of Body Experience) and NDE (Near Death Experience) possible.
So, if the electron represents ‘matter’ and its complementary counterpart, the positron, represents ‘antimatter’, can we speak of a, in a scientific but cryptic description by the bible, of both a galactic duality and a spiritual one?
Can we truly apply this biblical story to such a particle as the electron-positron pair? Or do we have to read ‘his’ existence in the astrological and mythological versions of how this ancient creature was born?[Top]
By Maria Anna van Driel, www.nextttruth.com
Theseus’s ship is a thought experiment designed to make you question your identity.
Theseus was a great hero in ancient Greek mythology. On his adventures, he sailed on a famous ship. Traveling the high seas and battling monsters and gods caused wear and tear on the ship. So over time, Theseus replaced parts of his ship which had worn out. After many years, Theseus had replaced every single part of the ship piece by piece. So the question is, if every piece has been replaced, is it still the same ship?
Now here is what is really going to knock out of your chair. Imagine someone kept all of the discarded pieces and put them back together. Now you have two Theseus’s ships, so the question is which is the real one? The idea here is that identity is continuous. Each person alters over time piece by piece, and so eventually you are a completely different person as the one you started out as. So because your body keeps replicating cells and changing things, and your body sheds and whatnot, are you still the same person that you were 10 years ago, or are you someone completely different.
If that was not mind blowing enough for you, let me introduce you to the Boltzmann brain. To understand what a Boltzmann brain is, imagine the universe in a far-flung future.
Due to entropy and the expansion of the universe, everything will one day no longer exist. The universe will have unraveled from itself, leaving nothing but an infinite amount of empty space, except it will not be entirely being empty. Space will experience random thermal fluctuations.
So if the universe is infinite, then that means every possible configuration of fluctuation happens. And as bizarre as it might seem, sometimes these fluctuations will perfectly recreate a temporary version of ourselves. Those are called Boltzmann brains.
If they exist, it is mathematically likely that we are currently living inside one of these fluctuations. That means we are a strange temporary approximation of people who once lived perhaps billions of years ago. So you are you, but you are also someone else that was you, but you are that person, but you are only you….oh God…. never mind, I will let myself out.[Top]