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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.
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]
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]
With an exited feeling of pride I like to share with you not only the September issue but also that The Next Truth is official one year young!!!
As with everything new, the first steps where tough indeed but the magazine has rapidly gained a great respect from many this year. With 47.000 – 53.000 people each month via the website and proximus 2500 people each day via several social media platforms, each contributor of The Next Truth can be assured that their work is definitely reaching the general public. Fantastic!
I have a deep respect for each contributor for your strength, your perseverance and your incredible knowledge, jaw-dropping theories, intriguing stories and revealing scientific research results. You and your work are truly amazing!
I like to thank and congratulate everyone who has made this year possible for The Next Truth. I hope to see your amazing articles, incredible theories and jaw-dropping experiences again in the upcoming years. Thank you for your contributions and your trust in The Next Truth magazine.
I hope you enjoy this month’s issue 🙂
In the September issue of The Next Truth we take an incredible
journey through space and time with Fermilab’s senior scientist Dr. Don Lincoln who explains us why the
size and the age of the universe seem to not agree with one another, SETI’s
senior astronomer Dr. Seth Shostak discusses a recent paper that suggests the
possibility of E.T. calling from a parallel universe, Shaman Tony Damian looks at angelic energies
from a scientific, religious and personal point of view, and Dr. Dean Radin is tackling the
scientific taboo which still veils the psi
Also in this issue: Together with Prof. Rupert Sheldrake we take a deeper look at his theory of Morphic Resonance that speaks of a mysterious type of telepathy, Dr. Rick van der Zwan is holding up a mirror what reflects an unsettling phenomenon in body doubles and alien replicants, Journalist Peter Kelly is searching for signs of life on the subsurface ocean of Saturn’s moon, Prof. William Webster is exploring an evolutionary behavior with surveillance cameras and Yasmin Anwar from UC Berkeley describes how the brain is capable of predicting the future by using two different clocks.
In the May issue of The Next Truth we welcome back Germany’s ‘Time-Researcher’ Dr. Marc Wittmann who is taking us into this foggy sub-world of reality, Dr. Steve Taylor discusses, with an open-minded approach, why some scientists, and psychologists in particular, are often hostile towards the possible existence of psychic phenomena and we try to wrap our mind around Dr. Glenn Croston’s explanation of what it is we fear more than death itself.
Also in this issue; Nick Pope speaks of the facts and the fiction of conspiracy theories, SETI’s senior astronomer Dr. Shostak asks the question if alien civilizations have disappeared due a climate change on their home planet, a brief introduction of Major C. David Lewis who is a program manager in the Defense Sciences Office (DARPA), high-energy lasers drilling holes in plasma bulbs at the German research institute DESY and Lynn Kathleen Russell explores the similarities, the differences and the reality of both Near Death Experiences and Out of Body Experiences.[Top]
I hope you enjoy this month’s issue and … thank you for hitting the ‘like button’ on MagCloud 🙂
In the August issue of The Next Truth: Prof. Robert Crease is explaining us the interconnected, entangled physical reality we live in by peeling back the layers of QBism, Prof. Francis McAndrew compares psychological, sociological and neurological processes so see whether these can be a trigger for us to experience extraordinary celestial experiences, Dr. Ralph Lewis is evoking a frantic feeling with us with the question if the universe has a purpose or not and Mullard Space Science Laboratory Deputy Director Prof. Andrew Coates presents us with a staggering theory of how a blanket of Aerogel can make Mars habitable.
Also in this issue: Tony Damian is exploring the possibility if divine angelic energies might be what science calls dark matter, we travel back to Vic Tandy’s laboratory and get on this crazy roller coaster of infra-sounds, NASA explains the physics of the polar cusp and Founder and President of Stargate Healing Pi-ramid Plasma Homes Julie Kramer weighs in on how we can benefit from future Tachyon healing chambers and Plasma Light Gardens.
The author Tony Damian has created an extra dimension to chapter 5 “Gut Feelings About Angles” by turning it into an audio version https://artist.landr.com/music/628810335251?fbclid=IwAR0xKGP15r41Utc0kKNT3l0TkCVgbZIKOY8xp9UyTsw9HvNliiMrv5CitT0[Top]
Carpe Diem! Yes, it could be very frightening because it’s a mean world out there but you only live once so do what you feel passionate about. Take chances don’t be afraid to fail. Go outside the box. Don’t be afraid to go and think outside the box, and don’t be afraid to fail big. But remember, dreams without goals are just dreams and they ultimately fuel disappointment. So, have dreams but have goals and understand that to achieve these goals you must apply discipline and consistency every single day.
We all have different talents some of you are medical doctors, some lawyers, some scientists, some educators, some nurses. True desire lies in the heart, It’s that itch that you have whatever it is you want to do. So claim it, work hard to get it and when you get it, reach back and pull someone else up. Don’t just aspire to make a living…aspire to make a difference!
I found that nothing in life is worthwhile unless you take risks. There is no passion to be found playing small and settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living. I am sure, people told you to make sure you have something to fall back on. But if I’m going to fall I don’t want to fall ‘back’ on anything, I want to fall ‘forward’, figure at least this way I will see what I am going to hit. Falling forward? This is what I mean; Thomas Edison conducted 1,000 failed experiments because the 1,000 and first was the light bulb. Fall forward because every failed experiment is one step closer to success. You have got to take risks. And I am sure you have probably heard that before either. But why is that so important?
I got two reasons first you will fail…at some point in your life except you will lose, and you will suck at something there is no doubt about it. Embrace it because it’s inevitable!
As a journalist I failed so many times. Elevator-pitch after elevator-pitch, poor interviews and hundreds of article submissions gaining the same response saying, “Thank you for your submission, you will be hearing from us.” I didn’t get the job but here is the thing…I didn’t quit. I didn’t fall back instead I continued to fail and fail and fail. It didn’t matter because you know what…if you hang around the barbershop long enough, sooner or later, you will get a haircut. The point is…do you have the guts to fail?
My second point about failure; if you don’t fail you are not even trying to get something you never had. You have to do something you never did. Imagine you are on your deathbed and standing around your deathbed are the ghosts representing your unfulfilled potential. The ghosts of the ideas you never acted on, the talents you didn’t use and they are angry, disappointed and upset. They say; “We came to you because you could have brought us to life and now we have to go to the grave together.” So, I ask you today…how many ghosts are going to be around your bed when your time comes?
You got to get out there! You got to give everything you got whether it is your time, your talent, your prayers or your treasures because you will never see a u-haul behind a hearse.
Your life will never be a straight path because taking risks is not just about going for a job…it’s also about knowing what you know and what you don’t know. It is about being open to people into ideas and the chances you meet the people you might learn from. Never hold back, give everything you got! And when you fall throughout life, maybe even tonight after a few glasses of champagne, remember this…fall forward.
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In the July issue of The Next Truth; theoretical physicist Dr. Michio Kaku is leading us on a most breathtaking journey into a future universe exploring the mind-blowing physics of type I, II, and III civilizations, we listen to professor Gregg Henriques’s as he unveils his eye-opening theory containing the key solution for a scientific language barrier and we hitchhike on exoplanets with associate professor and astrophysicist Uffe Gråe Jørgense while he unlocks the secret of how oceans on Earth were born.
Also in this issue; Dr. Emily Rickman takes us on a unique hunt for three new planets and two new low mass brown dwarfs, dimensional researchers Nick and Andy are holding a magnifying glass over the question if an ionized air can create a visible dimensional world, the university of Leeds explores a bust of an early evolution, NASA is conquering the whims of the universe for future space travelers and we take a jaw-dropping leap into the exotic and hypothetical missing stuff of our cosmic freezer.[Top]
In the June issue of The Next Truth; together with Dr. Thomas Zoufal we explore the Light-Trough-The-Wall experiment, Dark matter and advanced Speed Machines. Prof. Waldemar Schmidt and Prof. Gregg Henriques are setting our minds on a quest to come to know if the Big Bang is a psychological event, Prof. Krystine Batcho is discussing if nostalgic memories are the ghost of our past or it they are can be considered as the future memories of our lives and Dr. Dheeraj Pasham leads us along dormant Black Holes and X-ray Pulses.
Also in this issue; Researchers from Spain and France explore the physics of beer tapping, we hunt down the ripples in a mysterious and invisible source what is fine-tuning our universe, the Karlsruher Institute of Technology presents its latest progress in Artificial Intelligence with self-awareness, the Max-Planck-Institut for Radioastronomie speaks of a new experiment in how to understand dark matter interacting with standard matter and we take a quantum-leap into Helio-physics.
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