Monthly Archives: October 2017

Discovery of quantum vibrations in ‘microtubules’ inside brain neurons supports controversial theory of consciousness

Date: January 16, 2014 Source: Elsevier Summary: A review and update of a controversial 20-year-old theory of consciousness claims that consciousness derives from deeper level, finer scale activities inside brain neurons. The recent discovery of quantum vibrations in “microtubules” inside brain neurons corroborates this theory, according to review authors. They suggest that EEG rhythms (brain […]

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The era of multimessenger astronomy begins

DOI:10.1063/PT.6.1.20171016a 16 Oct 2017 in Research & Technology Author: Andrew Grant Seconds after LIGO and Virgo detected gravitational waves from the merger of neutron stars, the Fermitelescope spotted a gamma-ray burst. Nearly six dozen other observatories have joined the fun. This illustration depicts the first moments after a neutron-star merger. A jet of gamma rays erupts perpendicular to […]

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All physics definitions

The letter A: Absolute zero:  lowest possible temperature at which gas would have a zero volume.  Absorption spectrum:  spectrum of electromagnetic radiation absorbed by matter when  radiation of all frequencies is passed through it.  Acceleration:  change in velocity divided by time interval over which it occurred.  Accuracy:  closeness of a measurement to the standard value […]

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Who invented the first electric washing machine?

The first washing machine powered by electricity was invented by Alva J.Fisher in 1908. Fisher worked for the Hurley Washing Machine in Chicago and named his creation The Thor. Credit: Matthias Werner CC-BY-2.0 FULL ANSWER Previous to the invention of the electric-powered washing machine, James King invented a machine that used a drum device in 1851 that […]

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