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The Creation of Dimensions

Before our universe was created, there was nothing and there was everything, because they were the same thing and there was no way to distinguish between everything and nothing. In a place of singularity, all time and space, and all energy and matter, exist together and simultaneously. In order to create something new and different, […]

Self Assembly of Diamond Nanothreads

Most parts of our universe self assemble in some form, but it often takes place in a random or even chaotic manner. When scientists talk about self assembly, they usually are discussing techniques designed to guide the assembly process into producing a specific result. Crystals are collections of atoms that have self assembled into predetermined […]

Crypto Banking

Crypto Currency or “cyber coins” are terms describing tokens of credit backed up by blockchain journals. A blockchain is a list of journal entries that contain a timestamp and a calculation based on the previous entry. The calculations are computationally intensive on purpose and provide a tamper-proof form of journal which is published and distributed. […]

Carbon Nanotube Electronics

Carbon NanoTubes (CNT) are structures made from carbon atoms arranged in a lattice that is rolled up into a tube shape. Like silicon, carbon can act as a semiconductor and this allows it to be used in making small electronic components. We are just beginning to learn how to use carbon nanotubes in electronics, but […]

A Huge New Space Telescope

The Hubble space telescope opened the universe to new levels for our viewing. After twenty years of effort, a replacement for the Hubble, called the James Webb Space Telescope is nearly ready to go. It will be one hundred times more powerful. Into the Unknown – [youtube.com] Into the Unknown tells the story of the […]

Deflecting an Asteroid Threat

Movies like to portray the ultimate defense against an asteroid threatening life on planet Earth as a nuclear weapon tipped missile. This makes little sense. We think of our Inter Continental Ballistic Missiles (ICBM) as being long range because they are compared to most of our other weapon systems. But in the sense of interplanetary […]

Balance in Ethics

Individualism is a philosophy that emphasizes the individual. Collectivism is a philosophy that emphasizes the group. Ethics is the process of analyzing and determining what is the best action to be taken. We know that best actions often focus on the individual and often also include groups. The key is to find the correct balance. […]