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.

THE BRAIN: THE KEY TO A BETTER COMPUTER

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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New Book Release

Portal To Another Universe Sizzling Science Fiction Prolific sci-fi author takes readers on mind-bending journey with collection of unique short stories Rod Hamon gathers 17 of his previously published works in “Portal to Another Universe”ADELAIDE, South Australia – Tales by sci-fi author and astronomer Rod Hamon have appeared in magazines around the world. His short fiction captivates readers, inspiring them to look at the universe from a new perspective. For the first time, Hamon publishes a collection of these stories in “Portal to Another Universe” (ISBN 1481119036). Hamon’s works prompt a number of questions including, “What if an alien race …

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Results From Inside the Ozone Hole

NASA scientists have provided an understanding of the inner workings of the ozone hole that forms annually over Antarctica. They have found that the declining level of chlorine in the stratosphere has not yet caused a recovery of the ozone hole. The ozone layer protect the earth from the dangerous ultra violet radiation from the sun.