Turbulent black holes: fasten your seatbelts–gravity could get bumpy!

New research at The Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics in Ontario, Canada, shows that gravitational fields around black holes might eddy and swirl. Fasten your seat belts — gravity could get bumpy.Of course, if you’re flying in the vicinity of a black hole, a bit of extra bumpiness is the least of your worries! But it’s still surprising. The accepted wisdom among gravitational researchers has been that space time cannot become turbulent. New research, though, shows that the accepted wisdom might be wrong.


Your brain is incredibly well-suited to handling whatever comes along, plus it’s tough and operates on little energy. Those attributes – dealing with real-world situations, resilience and energy efficient – are precisely what might be possible with neuro-inspired computing. Neuro-inspired computing seeks to develop algorithms that would run on computers that function more like a brain than a computer. This sounds inspiring but first we must understand the workings of the brain. Professors Rafael Yuste and George Church, both specialists in neuro-science summarize this by saying: “Despite a century of sustained research, brain scientists remain ignorant of the workings of …

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