I believe this is like asking if a telescope can be used as a microscope. The lens is optimized for … More
Gravity as an Energy Source
What’s interesting, amongst various other fruits, about life here on Earth are human energy sources. Humans require regular animal metabolic … More
The More Massive They Are the More Forceful They Fall
There is a common misconception that declares things fall at the same speed regardless of their weight. For instance, Galileo … More
Travel in Time to a Redundant Dimension
It’s common to hear time referred to as the fourth dimension, an assumed complement to the three dimensional space we … More
Can nothing ever happen again?
Can nothing ever happen again? 1. Logically: No… or yes. 2. Pragmatically: Yes 1. If nothing ever happens again, then … More
On the Nature of What We See
We cannot actually see what things are. In a sense, we can only see what they are not. This is … More
What life exists in living and nonliving things?
Bacteria are the answer. They are ubiquitous and many are autotrophic. Autotrophic is a fancy way to say they make … More
What does a scientist who found the theory of everything deserve?
Extreme scrutiny and skepticism. True science knows no truth, let alone something about everything. We can’t build a theory of … More
Is there a way to distinguish super-advanced technology from magic?
Find the fundamental causes and effects. Technology will always be bound and based on conservation laws of matter and energy. … More
How can we use rock to tell the Earth’s magnetic field has shifted over the eons?
It’s a chronological index. Temporal patterns of the Earth’s magnetic flux influence orientations of magnetic material spewed from magma. The … More
Is gravity (according to Einstein) the effect from a distortion in the space-time fabric or the actual curvature of space-time?
First, it’s notable: You have to realize Einstein’s theory is a model of gravitational phenomenon per our observational affirmations. In … More
How does Quantum Field Theory address wave particle duality?
Statistically. The duality is due to our mathematical models based on probability. Via calculus and empirical observation, we don’t literally … More
Why does light diffraction happen? Does it relate to particle-wave duality?
Diffraction is a fundamental interaction of light with matter. Specifically, photons interacting with electrons. Photons are oscillations of the electromagnetic … More
How do photons interact with other photons and with matter?
In most conditions, light doesn’t interact photon-to-photon. The field they flow in doesn’t engage the constituent particles this way. Photons … More
Do photons have mass if they are bent by gravity?
No. It’s a massless force carrier of matter, via the electric force (or the electro-magnetic force to be broader). It’s … More
What’s in the inner-space between stuff, and outer-space?
True vacuum. Oddly, there is actually stuff in there; albeit “virtually“. Quantum field theory suggests that the void between matter … More
Is there any realistic way we can see or travel to alternate universes and dimensions?
We’re bound to our dimensions, and so our universe. For all we know, we’re messing around in others’ universe without … More
Can gravitational lensing just be dust or an effect of magnetic bodies?
I think the evidence shows that massive bodies bend light, magnetism physically cannot. To address magnetism: photons are EM emissions, … More
Are scientists mistaken in seeking the ‘Unified Theory of Everything’ while in actuality there may be no such thing?
If they indeed seek this theory, they are not mistaken exactly, but maybe over-stretching their limitations. Here’s why: There is … More
My Opposition to Absolute “Anti-ness”
Nothing can be purely the opposite of anything. To cut right to the chase, if something is opposite something it … More
Why is life impossible on the moon?
It’s only impossible if you forget anything is possible. There is a possibility life exists on – or in, more … More
Humanity v. Greater Forces
Great construction and great destruction are both equally great in their own right. The congregated fervor and might of humans … More
How does the gravity of photons affect each other as they move?
Photons are massless and so do not influence the gravitational field. They do propagate through space-time, which is influenced by … More
What is matter ultimately made of?
A manifestation of energy via many fields and spatial dimensions. Ultimately: who knows?
Math is a tool Physics is an ideal Engineering is reality Note: Engineering is the application of physical models crafted … More
Why is there dust in the air and on appliances when the sun shine’s through the window?
The sun beams reflect off the dust and make it easily visible. That dust is always there but usually not … More
Is a rainbow formed on the sky real or virtual?
It’s formed by your perception of light on your retina from light refracted in the atmosphere. Real or virtual is … More
What is the origin of gravity?
It’s possible gravity is an interaction between massive particles with force carriers exchanging in an unseen dimension. This would describe … More
If I have a cylindrical pipe, closed at one end, fill it with water and freeze it, will the ice burst the pipe?
This depends on the dimensions of the pipe as the open end’s surface area must allow a rate of flow … More
What is the main source of the Sun’s light and heat?
Gravity. Without it there can’t be all those atoms crushed together and radiating electromagnetic radiation and particles and at such … More
Speed of Electricity
There are some confusing things to ponder when figuring how fast electricity is going down the copper wires of our … More
Cassimir Force as a clue to Dark Energy:
A phenomenon like the Casimir force might reveal why we have unaccountable expansion of space. The Casimir force is demonstrated … More
How does a dehumidifier remove water vapor from air?
This will be with large volume machines in mind but applies to any dehumidifier and the cooling system is basically … More
Life in Terms of Entropy: a Counter-Entropic Chemistry
Entropy is basically the degree of disorder. It’s considered a physical law that on average everything increases in entropy (increases … More
Nothing Can Suck Enough to Be Nothing: The Impossibility of Pure Vacuum
More vacuum is always possible, to an extent. Human-made vacuums are so far from empty that I must either disregard … More