NASA spots unexpected X-shaped structures in Earth's upper atmosphere — and scientists are struggling to explain them by ZephirAWT in ScienceUncensored

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Amateur astronomers’ images of a rare double aurora may unlock its secrets about study Interaction Between Proton Aurora and Stable Auroral Red Arcs Unveiled by Citizen Scientist Photographs

So just as proton rain triggers the green aurora, electron rain appears to trigger the red one, with the solar wind powering both at the same time. Since the electrons carry less energy than the protons, they make for a more reddish color. Simultaneous spectrograph and satellite observations showed that red arc was first generated by secondary electrons associated with ion precipitation and then transition to heat flux or Joule heating.

The citizen scientist images are available at https://www.amazingsky.com/Auroras/Auroras-Alberta-Saskatchewan/ 51300 and 79139 being as image files. Until now, researchers had never seen both of these red and green auroras side by side, says Toshi Nishimura, a space physicist at Boston University. “This strange combination,” he says, “was something beyond our expectations.”

They can be routinely observed from space . Red aurora typically forms the upper layer, because red glow of singlet oxygen quenched fast at room temperature and pressure.

NASA spots unexpected X-shaped structures in Earth's upper atmosphere — and scientists are struggling to explain them by ZephirAWT in ScienceUncensored

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Astronomers suggest up to 60% of near-Earth objects could be dark comets

Up to 60% of near-Earth objects could be dark comets, mysterious asteroids that orbit the sun in our solar system that likely contain or previously contained ice and could have been one route for delivering water to Earth, according to a University of Michigan study.

What a database of more than a thousand dismissive literature reviews can tell us by ZephirAWT in ScienceUncensored

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Web3 can fix academia’s broken incentives OK, but why? Switching to Web2 only made the authority of scientists worse. See also:

Researchers discover a new form of scientific fraud: Uncovering 'sneaked references' Unscrupulous actors have added extra references, invisible in the text but present in the articles' metadata, when they submitted the articles to scientific databases. The result? Citation counts for certain researchers or journals have skyrocketed, even though these references were not cited by the authors in their articles.

Radical women-only hiring policy improves diversity at Dutch university by ZephirAWT in ScienceUncensored

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Web3 can fix academia’s broken incentives OK, but why? Switching to Web2 only made the authority of scientists worse. See also:

Researchers discover a new form of scientific fraud: Uncovering 'sneaked references' Unscrupulous actors have added extra references, invisible in the text but present in the articles' metadata, when they submitted the articles to scientific databases. The result? Citation counts for certain researchers or journals have skyrocketed, even though these references were not cited by the authors in their articles.

Americans’ Trust in Scientists, Positive Views of Science Continue to Decline by ZephirAWT in ScienceUncensored

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Web3 can fix academia’s broken incentives OK, but why? Switching to Web2 only made the authority of scientists worse. See also:

Researchers discover a new form of scientific fraud: Uncovering 'sneaked references' Unscrupulous actors have added extra references, invisible in the text but present in the articles' metadata, when they submitted the articles to scientific databases. The result? Citation counts for certain researchers or journals have skyrocketed, even though these references were not cited by the authors in their articles.

AI could prove that reality doesn’t exist, physicists say by ZephirAWT in ScienceUncensored

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Time might be a mirage created by quantum physics, study suggests

Physicists have struggled to understand the nature of time since the field began. But a new theoretical study suggests time could be an illusion woven at the quantum level.

Quantum time travel: The experiment to 'send a particle into the past' by ZephirAWT in ScienceUncensored

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Time might be a mirage created by quantum physics, study suggests

Physicists have struggled to understand the nature of time since the field began. But a new theoretical study suggests time could be an illusion woven at the quantum level.

Oops, Scientists May Have Miscalculated Our Global Warming Timeline by ZephirAWT in ScienceUncensored

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The evidence is mounting: humans were responsible for the extinction of large mammals

Human hunting, not climate change, played a decisive role in the extinction of large mammals over the last 50,000 years. This conclusion comes from researchers at Aarhus University, who reviewed over 300 scientific articles.

Tiny bright objects discovered at dawn of universe baffle scientists by ZephirAWT in ScienceUncensored

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Webb space telescope keeps delivering cosmic surprises

Astronomers had assumed that the early galaxies would be small and faint. That’s not what the Webb saw. Instead there is a remarkable array of big, bright galaxies, many containing supermassive black holes, that emitted their light just 300 million years or so after the big bang. (The best estimate for the age of the universe is 13.8 billion years.) The processes of star formation and the assemblage of galaxies were faster, more efficient or just different from what theorists had assumed.

The unexpected number of big, bright galaxies early in the universe doesn’t mean the Big Bang Theory is wrong, Webb scientists hasten to add.

We have this deluge of data, we have all these interesting things that we’re finding, and we don’t quite understand why,” NASA astrophysicist Amber Straughn said. But this does not represent the discovery of “new physics” or anything so revolutionary, she said. “The Big Bang is still the best theory of the universe that we have,” Straughn said.

Can the progressivist scientists ever learn from their past?

Earth’s inner core has slowed so much it’s moving backward, scientists confirm. by ZephirAWT in ScienceUncensored

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If their theory for how the magnetic field is created was correct, and this information was correct, then the magnetic poles would have reversed the moment it it got slower than the rest. So, either this is bullshit, or their model is bullshit

Not quite, because magnetic field is mostly created within Earth mantle instead of core, but what we are observing by now is really just the weakening of geomagnetic field and/or even its reversal. But the subject of magnetic field is more complex here than just relative speed of Earth core with respect to rest.

Radical women-only hiring policy improves diversity at Dutch university by ZephirAWT in ScienceUncensored

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Women for Quantum -- Manifesto of Values

"We advocate for power and decision-making to be shared rather than concentrated." In quantum mechanics the energy levels go down the more the more they get widespread. And their information content gets indistinguishable from background noise.

AI could prove that reality doesn’t exist, physicists say by ZephirAWT in ScienceUncensored

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AI could prove that reality doesn’t exist, physicists say about study A “thoughtful” Local Friendliness no-go theorem (arxiv preprint)

A group of physicists wants to use artificial intelligence to prove that reality doesn’t exist. They want to do this by running an artificial general intelligence as an observer on a quantum computer See also:

Why We Have So Much "Duh" Science 1234567891011121314 

Earth’s inner core has slowed so much it’s moving backward, scientists confirm. by ZephirAWT in ScienceUncensored

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Earth’s inner core has slowed so much it’s moving backward, scientists confirm.

This is deeply (~ 4300 km or so) relevant to geothermal theory of global warming (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, ...), according to which the (surface of Earth) changes inertia due to buoyancy of dark matter pervading the solar system. Dark matter affects mostly the surface of massive bodies (being attracted to gravity field gradient) so it changes the inertia of Earth crust and core relatively. See also:

China quietly works to cut reliance on ASML’s most advanced machines by ZephirAWT in ScienceUncensored

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China currently building many large solar farms in Kubuqi desert, closest desert to Beijing

1 major solar installation in Kubuqi has 4.4 million solar panels Already 1GW has been connected to grid by 2023 Once fully connected, this can generate 4TWh/yr + reverse desertification Kubuqi desert has already been developing wetlands, but will see 70% of desert habitable again by 2030 27% of China's lands are arid if just 1% used for solar panels, it will provide as much capacity as China's current power capacity.

Giant international fusion project is in big trouble by ZephirAWT in ScienceUncensored

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Giant international fusion project is in big trouble

The giant fusion reactor known as ITER will not turn on until 2034, 9 years later than currently scheduled, according to a new timeline the international organization announced this week. Manufacturing defects in D-shaped sections of ITER’s doughnut-shaped fusion reactor led France’s nuclear regulator to halt construction. ITER operations delayed to 2034, with energy-producing reactions expected 5 years later.

Radical women-only hiring policy improves diversity at Dutch university by ZephirAWT in ScienceUncensored

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Radical women-only hiring policy improves diversity at Dutch university Number of women faculty at the Eindhoven University of Technology jumped from 22% to 29% in first 5 years

It's no secret that the lower participation of women in science is not the result of lower hiring quotes but their higher and faster leaving. Dutchwomen should now only hire women as sewage workers there, they're much more severely underrepresented.

Bad News for Quantum Computing: Another Advantage Gone by ZephirAWT in ScienceUncensored

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Random quantum circuit sampling serves as a benchmark to demonstrate quantum computational advantage. It was supposed to take 10,000 years to simulate Google's 2019 quantum supremacy experiment. These guys did it in 86.4 seconds (which is 7x faster than Google's 53 qubit Sycamore chip) and consumed only 13.7 kWh of electricity (just 3x as much). See also:

A comment on comparing optimization on D-Wave and IBM quantum processors Love it when two quantum startups tear each other apart.

Americans’ Trust in Scientists, Positive Views of Science Continue to Decline by ZephirAWT in ScienceUncensored

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Are users more likely to trust expert fact-checkers or their peers? 🤔 This study shows there's almost no difference. Instead, context is what really helps to build trust!

Americans’ Trust in Scientists, Positive Views of Science Continue to Decline by ZephirAWT in ScienceUncensored

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The CIA manual on disrupting activist groups largely explains most meetings in academia.

No massive black holes in the Milky Way halo by ZephirAWT in ScienceUncensored

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No massive black holes in the Milky Way halo about study Microlensing Optical Depth and Event Rate toward the Large Magellanic Cloud Based on 20 yr of OGLE Observations

During last thirty years of dark matter searches many probable constituents of dark matter were proposed. I ordered them roughly by their proposed rest mass, which differs in fifty(!) orders of magnitude:

...scalar field, quintessence, scalar and pseudoscalar or phantom, mirror, asymmetric or shadow matter, dark fluid, pseudoHiggs and heavy Higgs, axions, inflatons, dilatons, gravitinos, majorons, dark photons, tachyons, WIMPs, SIMPs, heavy photons, fat strings, anapoles, unparticles, vector bosons, sterile or right-handed neutrinos, fotinos, charginos, gluinos, chameleon particles, technibaryons, symmetrons, dark baryons, gravitinos, s-quarks and s-leptons, WIMPs, SIMPs, MACHOs, RAMBOs, DAEMONs, Planck and Bateman's particles, Jupiters, primordial and micro-black holes....

.. and I probably missed many others... There are so many comparably likely models - most of which contain continuous parameters whose values aren't calculable right now - that the whole interval is covered almost uniformly. These dark matter proposals share only one, but very significant common property: they were never observed or detected. Dark matter is thus the true bonanza and neverending grants and salary generator for many scientists: if it wouldn't exist, they would have invent it. See also:

Tiny bright objects discovered at dawn of universe baffle scientists by ZephirAWT in ScienceUncensored

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They must look a lot larger, if there really was inflation. But there is no increase in visible size. Meaning there was no inflation

OK, except that you have it opposite: distant galaxies should appear relatively smaller (being still unexpanded) and less luminous (due to dimming of light because of diluting by expanding space) than those nearby ones because of inflation. I.e. at least two factors are there which would lead to more dimm distant galaxies.

But what we actually observe are more luminous distant galaxies instead. Observations thus [contradict galaxy size and surface brightness predictions that are based on the expanding universe hypothesis.

Tiny bright objects discovered at dawn of universe baffle scientists by ZephirAWT in ScienceUncensored

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Funny how often these "scientists" are baffled by their observations, but their theories remain essentially unchanged

This is mostly the consequence of undergoing occupational driven conservatism. Scientists need new findings contradicting existing theories for easier publishing. But at the same moment they need theories for publishing their results, including math and formal models. Most high profile journals don't even admit any experiments until they're not accompanied with theory.

But how to publish new findings without new theory? The consequences are unavoidable: the scientists are pilling up controversial results but the theories remain the very same. This conservatism goes even further: for example physicists are preffer to push alternated universe models before changing existing theories. It's always easier to say, that we have paralel universe with existing theories rather than universe with changed/modified theory.

Quantum time travel: The experiment to 'send a particle into the past' by ZephirAWT in ScienceUncensored

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Something (like a bubble?) is occupying the space in the field, which makes this resonance possible.

In dense aether model vacuum behaves like foam which thickens when it gets shaken like soap foam (its mass is corresponding energy density). The particle is wave wiggling along surfaces of that foam, bosons slightly, fermions harder. When the energy intensity is high enough then the vacuum foam gets so dense at this place, that the wave will start to bounce from internal walls of resulting blob by total refrection mechanism and it gets trapped inside of it. And the boson will change into a self-resonating fermion, i.e. particle with center of mass.

Quantum time travel: The experiment to 'send a particle into the past' by ZephirAWT in ScienceUncensored

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Quantum time travel: The experiment to 'send a particle into the past' (archive) about study Agnostic Phase Estimation This idea is known as post-selection. You select certain quantum states from observation after you produce many more. By selecting only the best probes, you reduce the frequency with which you need to make a measurement to reach a certain accuracy. That’s useful because a lot of detectors have a dead time after a detection.

Physicists Claim They Can Send Particles Into the Past Suppose you post a comment on X/Twitter and get a lot of replies, some agreeing with you, some disagreeing. You then go and block everyone who disagrees with you and hide their comments, like certain climate scientists are known to handle such things. If you look at your post and the comments afterwards, it’s like you went into the past and magically made those critics disappear. This is what post-selection means.

You can really only talk about things going forward or backward in time if you have something that tells you which direction is forward, for example from entropy increase. But a single particle doesn’t tell you anything about it. It's just a particle, it doesn't know the difference between yesterday's burrito and tomorrow's existential crisis.

IMO even single particle can be held in the past state with respect to expanding space-time, for instance with-in Penning trap, charged capacitor or bucking magnets fields. Due to quantum Zitterbewegung even wave function of lone particle wobbles around time dimension - not just spatial one. So in theory you could freeze it in some of its boundary states and to keep particle in future or past - well, temporarily.

Quantifying contributions of natural variability and anthropogenic forcings on increased fire weather risk over the western United States by ActuallyNot in ScienceUncensored

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Quantifying contributions of natural variability and anthropogenic forcings on increased fire weather risk over the western United States

Being proponent of geothermal theory of global warming (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8), I'm not a climate change denier - but the variability of wildfires is rather poor proxy of "global warming. The primary question is, if there is some increased wildfires risk at all? Even if we subtract the increased population density/grid malfunctions and its contribution to wildfires, is there some elevated drought risk with climate change? If not, what is this study actually all about?

Climate change activists and globalist companies which are backing them are more responsible for wildfires, than one would think.... It would also explain why Canadian wildfires started all around large area in a single day (source) (so that they couldn't be addressed by firefighters)..

Middle schoolers who protested trans athlete's participation banned from future competitions by ZephirAWT in ScienceUncensored

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The No Pride in Genocide protestors blocking the Pride parade

There is still a little chance, that extreme rightwing will cancel itself with extreme leftists.

AI identifies key risk factors for problematic pornography use by ZephirAWT in ScienceUncensored

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How Much is the Porn Industry Worth in 2024?

  • The global pornography industry is worth an estimated $100 billion.
  • Over 36,000 people looked for help and support for porn addiction in 2021.
  • 84.4% of males and 16% of females between 14 and 18 years old consume pornography.
  • 46% of American men and 16% of American women regularly consume pornography
  • Every minute of every day around one million people consume online porn content.

AI identifies key risk factors for problematic pornography use by ZephirAWT in ScienceUncensored

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AI identifies key risk factors for problematic pornography use about study Uncovering the most robust predictors of problematic pornography use

Out of the 700+ potential predictors, 17 variables emerged as significant predictors across data sets, with the top five being (a) pornography use frequency, (b) emotional avoidance pornography use motivation, (c) stress reduction pornography use motivation, (d) moral incongruence toward pornography use, and (e) sexual shame. See also:

Russia is sure to lose in Ukraine, reckons a Chinese expert on Russia by ZephirAWT in ScienceUncensored

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Ukraine handed over all their nuclear weapons to Russia between 1994 and 1996, as the result of the Budapest Convention, in exchange for a guarantee never to be threatened or invaded. The US and UK lied to Ukraine, too, because they all vowed to protect their territorial integrity. They let them take Crimea in 2014 and didn’t do a shit.

Some people are now wondering why Ukraine is rather reticent about possible ceasefire and peace talks with Russia. Even if the Russian proposals were not fundamentally poisonous, it would be a 100:1 bet that the agreement would be broken before the ink is dry. Russia will use a ceasefire only to resupply, restock their troops and then attack again.

Ukraine had this experience. A Minsk ceasefire in 2015 ended with unarmed Ukrainian soldiers getting massacred by Russian troops while trying to leave the area. They killed them all on the side of the road.

Ceasefire is only a strategic proposal to deceive their opponent: Russia will only stop when they simply can't fight anymore. Putin only understands one language: force.

Why the Moon’s two faces are so different by ZephirAWT in ScienceUncensored

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Did Moon turn itself inside out? about article Vestiges of a lunar ilmenite layer following mantle overturn revealed by gravity data

The group led by Weigang Liang has presented an indicia that the Moon has turned inside out. The heavy elements, which should be in the core are at the surface.

Why the Moon’s two faces are so different by ZephirAWT in ScienceUncensored

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Why the Moon’s two faces are so different

Moon and Earth are in rotational resonance meaning that the we see always the same face of the Moon. In 1959 the first spacecraft flew around the Moon and it was found that the two sides of the Moon are very different. The near side is heavily crated and the lighter areas are in general more cratered that the dark areas known as maria. Craters have a fractal structure: craters within craters. Dark areas have different decomposition. At the far side there are relatively few dark maria and the dark side is thoroughly cratered and "rays" appear to radiate out from them.

The "obvious" explanation for the difference between the two sides is that there is a massive bombardment by heavy towards the far side whereas Earth has shielded the near side. This explanation fails quantitatively: the number of collisions at the near side should be only 1 per cent smaller at the far side. The far side is about 30 per cent more heavily cratered than the near side. There is no explanation for the size and abundance difference of the maria.

The article discusses the explanation in terms of Theia hypothesis stating that Moon was formed as a debris resultin from a collision of Mars size planet with Earth. If the Earth was very hot, certain elements would have been depleted from the surface of the Moon and chemical gradients would have changed its chemical decomposition. The very strong tidal forces when the Moon and Earth were near to each other would have led to a tidal locking. If the near side has thinner crust, Maria could be understood as resulting from molten lava flows into great basins and lowlands of the near side. If the maria solidified much later than the highlands one can understand why the number of craters is much lower. The impact did not leave any scars. The hot Earth near the Moon also explain the difference in crustal thickness.

Tiny bright objects discovered at dawn of universe baffle scientists by ZephirAWT in ScienceUncensored

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Animation of the Ptolemaic universe The holographic homomorphy is apparent in it: instead of rotation of observer multiple objects around it wiggle at place. Like the observation from inside of black hole leads to universe filled with black holes.

Ptolemy's model of the universe was not "pretty" and/or simple (i.e. jobs saving) - but it was mentally "straightforward" heaping 'circles upon circles' to try and match observations of the movement of the planets (and Sun). The inversion of the observational perspectives repeated multiple-times in history of astronomy, ultimately leading into patched "expanding Universe" model as we know it today. But what if Universe doesn't expand - only the the light spreading through it? See also:

Whose Revolution? Copernicus, Brahe & Kepler Copernicus' own models were more evolutionary than people usually think: he still used perfect circles and uniform motion so it also needed epicycles and other complexities of Ptolemy's model

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Tiny bright objects discovered at dawn of universe baffle scientists about Penn's university study RUBIES: Evolved Stellar Populations with Extended Formation Histories at z ∼ 7–8 in Candidate Massive Galaxies Identified with JWST/NIRSpec

These could be early galaxies that are unexpectedly old and more massive even than our own Milky Way, forming far earlier than models predict, or they could be more normal-mass galaxies with “overmassive” black holes, roughly 100 to 1,000 times more massive than such a galaxy would have today.

The observation of distant "mature" galaxies fits well the infinite Universe and tired light models. Only the compact bright galaxies would outshine vast cosmological distances.

Weak evidence letting down children over gender care by ZephirAWT in ScienceUncensored

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AI discovers new rare-earth-free magnet at 200 times the speed of man by ZephirAWT in ScienceUncensored

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Norway discovers Europe’s largest deposit of rare earth metals

Rare Earths Norway said in a June 6 statement that its Fen Carbonatite Complex in the southeast of the country boasts 8.8 million metric tons of total rare earth oxides (TREOs) with a reasonable prospect for economic extraction. The discovery eclipses a massive rare earths deposit found last year in neighboring Sweden. One of the aims of the Critical Raw Materials Act is to extract at least 10% of the European Union’s annual demand for rare earths by 2030 and Rare Earths Norway says it hopes to contribute to that goal.

What a database of more than a thousand dismissive literature reviews can tell us by ZephirAWT in ScienceUncensored

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What a database of more than a thousand dismissive literature reviews can tell us about Dismissive Reviews and Citation Cartels in Education Policy Research

In academia, declarations of a void in the research literature are rarely challenged. As long as a few unknowing, uncaring, or otherwise cooperative reviewers and editors let the statement slide, it passes unimpeded into the world of scholarship and becomes what authors call a dismissive literature review. No one with a self or public interest in countering the claim is offered an opportunity to challenge.

Journalists include themselves in this mode of information suppression when they repeat a scholar’s dismissive review, without any effort made to verify the claim. This kind of behavior seems to be human nature. People often reject anything new. Francis Bacon spelled out the reasons in 1620 in his "Novum Organum". See also the quotes here:

Scientists make 'no-melt' ice cream that stays solid for hours at room temperature by ZephirAWT in ScienceUncensored

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Scientists make 'no-melt' ice cream that stays solid for hours at room temperature

Polyphenols don’t prevent the ice in ice cream from melting at room temperature. Instead, they help create a network between the cream’s fats and proteins that resists the flow of melting ice. In other words, polyphenols help the ice cream hold its shape, leading to fewer drips when left at room temperature.

This isn't exactly a new finding: for instance Japanese Were Selling Ice Cream That Doesn't Melt in 2017 already. In times of socialism strawberry milkshake based popsicles were popular in my country: appart of their hardness and rough texture they were also remarkable by keeping their shape during defrosting (strawberries contain a lot of polyphenols which form a rigid gel with milk proteins).

Scientists Finally Proved Why Ice Is Slippery by ZephirAWT in ScienceUncensored

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Scientists Finally Proved Why Ice Is Slippery A group of Chinese researchers has observed the atomic resolution image of an ice surface and discovered that the ice surface begins to melt at minus 153 degrees Celsius, according to a research article published in journal Nature on Wednesday.

Sliperiness of ice is a real life introduction into a multiple water anomalies and exotic quantum phenomena. Crunching of snow is also highly negentropic effect.

Americans’ Trust in Scientists, Positive Views of Science Continue to Decline by ZephirAWT in ScienceUncensored

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Americans’ Trust in Scientists, Positive Views of Science Continue to Decline Fewer Americans now say science has had a mostly positive effect on society according to recent pools of Pew research

Scientists are mostly paid from mandatory taxes, so that they lean to progressivist solutions requiring such a money redistribution: mandatory carbon tax, vaccines or switch to "renewables" into account of antivirals, cold fusion and overunity research and so on. The scientists affiliated to commercial sectors like Telco and Big Pharma are even worse in this regard as they instinctively push Big Brother deep state solutions.

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Chemists invoke bizarre Maxwell’s demon on the largest scale yet by ZephirAWT in ScienceUncensored

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Chemists invoke bizarre Maxwell’s demon on the largest scale yet about study Harnessing Maxwell’s demon to establish a macroscale concentration gradient

A chemical pump based on a 19th-century thought experiment involving an invisible “demon” could be used to help separate chemicals in drug manufacturing. The set-up features a U-shaped tube filled with a light-sensitive chemical called fluoroazobenzene (FAB). The bend is filled with water and pyramid-shaped molecules called coordination cages, which can contain certain molecules and carry them from one side of the bend to the other. These cages are the equivalent of the demon opening or closing the gate.

When Nitschke and his team shine light on one side, the FAB changes its configuration so that it can more easily fit in the cage, which transports it to the other side. As a result, FAB accumulates on one side of the tube, which goes against what would happen if the system were left to its own devices. “We’re providing light energy to the system,” says Nitschke. “That’s what feeds the demon ultimately here.”

Oops, Scientists May Have Miscalculated Our Global Warming Timeline by ZephirAWT in ScienceUncensored

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Oops, Scientists May Have Miscalculated Our Global Warming Timeline Clues have emerged that reveal a much hotter history than we thought.

Global warming is now used in similar way like Covid pandemics for accelerated implementation of various dystopian NWO measures (so callled Great reset initiative). No wonder that scientists make "mistakes" about its interpretation in similar way, like they did it in case of Covid pandemics.

Russia is sure to lose in Ukraine, reckons a Chinese expert on Russia by ZephirAWT in ScienceUncensored

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Almost 200 Russian ships suspected of spying in the North Sea

Russian ships are trying to gather intelligence on the location of essential cables and pipelines at the seabed of the North Sea in order to potentially sabotage or disrupt them. Russia uses fishing boats, cargo ships, oil tankers, research vessels and pleasure yachts to do so. Follow the Money and Belgian newspaper De Tijd have mapped all possible espionage, sabotage and other suspicious activities of Russian ships in the North Sea since 2014. There were 1,012 Russian-flagged ships active in the North Sea over the past decade; almost 60,000 times they hung around seemingly aimlessly; 950 times within 1 kilometre of cables or pipelines. 167 civilian Russian vessels were involved. European countries have few options to intervene even if suspicions of espionage are confirmed.

How the Dash to Ditch Paper Money Created a Playground for Criminals by ZephirAWT in ScienceUncensored

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How the Dash to Ditch Paper Money Created a Playground for Criminals

Sweden has led the way in Europe in going cashless, but fast and easy digital commerce have left consumers and the state vulnerable to fraud. Digital crime in Sweden has doubled since 2021 and become a growing risk for the Nordic economy.

Cash is king — for now: China signals it will slow transition to cashless society

Role of cluster formation in the LENR process [PDF] by ZephirAWT in ScienceUncensored

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Role of cluster formation in the LENR process [PDF] These clusters are proposed to hide their Coulomb barrier and to react with isolated deuterons to produce fusion and to react with larger nuclei to produce transmutation.

The main reason why cold fusion is still deemed impossible by mainstream physics is the strong Coulombic force of repulsive atom nuclei. But as a whole the atoms are neutral, that means there shouldn't be repulsive force when electrons around atoms are taken into account. It just requires to concentrate all electrons at the connection line between atom nuclei. This is where charge clusters may enter the game: during mutual collisions of atoms the electrons get shaken into place between atoms, thus effectively screening the repulsive force of protons in the atom nuclei. The formation of charge clusters is thus not just optional but actually necessary condition for cold fusion to run. Diluted electrons can not effectively shield repulsive force of atom nuclei. But because electrons are repulsive by itself too, the problem of Coulomb barrier doesn't disappear - it's just converted to overcomming barrier for electron cluster formation. See also:

Carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere are surging "faster than ever" to beyond anything humans ever experienced, officials say by ZephirAWT in ScienceUncensored

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Most climate scientists expect the global average temperature to decrease. If that doesn't happen, that makes it likely that the existing projections are underestimating future warming. The past year has been in an above-average temperature phase partly because of a natural quasi-periodic climate cycle called the El Nino Southern Oscillation (ENSO).

According to a recent report (June 17) from NOAA, we are just out of the warmer El Nino phase and now in a neutral, intermediate phase, that is expected to turn to the colder La Nina towards the end of the year. One of the consequences of this transition will probably be a very active hurricane season. That 2023 was so hot on the global average might have been a statistical outlier. Some climate scientists are worried there is more to it and that the models have gotten something wrong, that the climate sensitivity has been estimated to be too low or that for example the impact of declining aerosol levels has been underestimated.

Pilot wave theory by Canbot in science

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I have heard of the ether theory, but I do not understand it enough to ask questions.

Classical aether theories considered vacuum as a thin sparse gas, which would create a drag for light and moving bodies. The Michelson-Morley experiments did show, that such a drag isn't present. But a dual aether theory is possible, which considers vacuum as a very dense matter instead where the space-time is formed by its density fluctuations. This theory is fully compliant with Michelson-Morley experiments instead.

That means, the aether model is legit, but the aether doesn't fill the space: aether forms the space instead.

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By dense aether model the vacuum is formed with density fluctuations of very dense matter (think of interior of dense stars and/or black hole) which form foam the surfaces of which are analogous to water surface. Their wiggling (Brownian motion of vacuum) creates pilot wave around particles analogously to Couder experiment linked.

Made in a lab: Chinese scientists create 90% lethal Ebola-like virus by ZephirAWT in ScienceUncensored

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Top Canadian scientist alleges in leaked emails he was barred from studying mystery brain illness

More than 40 residents were suffering from a possible unknown neurological syndrome, with symptoms similar to those of the degenerative brain disorder Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease.

Pentagon ran secret anti-vax campaign to incite fear of China vaccines by ZephirAWT in ScienceUncensored

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Top Canadian scientist alleges in leaked emails he was barred from studying mystery brain illness

More than 40 residents were suffering from a possible unknown neurological syndrome, with symptoms similar to those of the degenerative brain disorder Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease.

A Hidden Helium Bonanza Has Suddenly Appeared in Minnesota by ZephirAWT in ScienceUncensored

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Pennsylvania’s Fracking Wastewater Contains a ‘Shocking’ Amount of the Critical Clean Energy Mineral Lithium

A new study estimated there is enough lithium in the state’s wastewater to meet up to 40 percent of domestic needs. But experts are concerned the discovery will be used to justify more fracking.

Carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere are surging "faster than ever" to beyond anything humans ever experienced, officials say by ZephirAWT in ScienceUncensored

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Just stop oil protestors damage Stonehenge Lichen covers and protects the stones of Stonehenge. Damage to the lichen will mean that the stones are less protected ftom pollution in the environment.

There is a narrow boundary between activists and terrorists once religion gets involved. In general progressivist terrorists are oriented against traditions and past of human civilization.

Researcher suggests that gravity can exist without mass, mitigating the need for hypothetical dark matter by ZephirAWT in ScienceUncensored

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Gravity Without Mass Could Explain Dark Matter

To explain dark matter with this, the author of the new paper suppose you not only have positive mass but also negative mass. Now for the gravitational force, mass plays the role of a charge, like the electric charge for the electric force. You can see this if you compare Newton’s law of gravity with Coulomb’s law for the electric force. The masses act like charges. The difference is that gravity for the electric interaction like charges repel and unlike charges attract, for gravity, like charges attract and unlike charges repel. To come back to the paper, we now put a shell of negative mass inside a shell of positive mass. But so that the total mass is zero. Since the total mass is zero, the gravitational pull outside the two spheres is zero. We also know that the gravitational pull inside is zero because it’s a sphere. But between the two spheres, the gravitational pull isn’t zero. Now suppose you have a normal positive mass moving towards the shells from the inside. It feels no gravitational pull until it reaches the innermost shell, then it gets repelled by that negative mass behind it, and attracted by the one ahead. Then it passes through and there’s no gravity any more. The result is that it was accelerated. Now you have to imagine that you move these spheres towards each other until they sit right on top of each other. You then have a solution that has no mass, because the negative and positive masses cancel each other, but that generates a sudden acceleration.