Apr 142014
 

Particle physics researchers working on CERN’s Large Hadron Collider revealed the finding of a new type of matter called Tetraquark.

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LHC finds 4-quark structure called Tetraquark and thought to be new form of matter (Pictured here the Proton Quark Structure (By Arpad Horvath via Wikimedia)

Large Hadron Collider, world’s largest and most powerful particle smasher, examined the existence of a new particle dubbed Z(4430) a few days ago, according to New Scientist. Physicists had claimed that the particle might exist but yet they needed to spot it.

It is well known that identification of any particle is a step forward for scientists working in the field of high-energy physics, however Z(4430) turns out to be quite special because is seen as evidence of a new type of matter named tetraquark.

Quarks are among the fundamental building blocks of matter. The quarks usually combine in groups of two to form mezons, or three to form protons and neutrons, known as the constituents of the atomic nuclei. However, LHC researchers had hypothesized that four quarks could be mixed to generate a new type of matter: the tetraquark state.

Short history!
The newly discovered Z(4430) is one of a bunch of suspected tetraquarks that have been noticed in recent years. It was first unveiled by the Belle detector at the KEKB accelerator in Tsukuba, Japan, in 2008. But the particle’s existence was questioned after the BaBar detector at the SLAC accelerator in Menlo Park, California, was subsequently unable to see it.

But now Z(4430)’s existence is confirmed by the LHCb experiment, which is based at the LHC along with the set-up that observed the Higgs boson. LHC has verified 10 times as much data as either Belle or BaBar and claims to have found as many as 4000 of the particles.
The next step is to check whether Z(4430) is indeed a tetraquark

Mar 192014
 

2014 vows to bring the hardest times for mankind. The predictions are terrifying as the world would allegedly be shocked by natural disasters, president assassinations and incurable diseases.

Baba Vanga

Bulgarian mystic Baba Vanga released many predictions that came true (Photo: internet)

2014 is believed to be a turning point in humanity’s history. Plagues, wars and disasters threaten the world according to one of the most dreadful predictions that belongs to famed Bulgarian prophetess Baba Vanga.

Baba Vanga, a blind mystic and clairvoyant, foresaw for 2014 an epidemic of skin cancer that will decimate the planet’s population.

Furthermore, according to a Ukrainian engineer who deciphered Nostradamus quatrains, the year to come will be engulfed into violence. Four major world premiers will allegedly fall victims to terror attacks.

Prophecies go on even scarier. 2014 is getting even closer to mark the beginning of World War III, which will last 10 years. In addition, a cruel disease will add up to the catastrophic scenario. Europe faces depopulation as a result of use of chemical weapons and nuclear conflicts predicted by Nostradamus.

Also science fiction writer Isaac Asimov had a vision about 2014. Not so fatalistic, but surprisingly close to reality.
- Vehicles will have digital brains. They may think themselves for moving from one point to another.
- Visible communication: Phones will be equipped with cameras through which people are able to communicate.
- Scientists will developed and build 3D TVs showing images similar to reality.
- Increasingly fewer jobs left for people as machines will take over most tasks.
Isaac Asimov predicted also computers’ extremely great influence in the life of people who are able to learn and find information much faster.

Disturbing prophecies were made by Romanian priest Iustin Pârvu. Five days before dying, he said: “There are 12 months of freedom before the havoc comes.”

A nun from “Paltin monastery” claims that the confessor made the creepy prophecy and then fell silent forever, leaving no explanation to those who gathered around him.

“There are earthquakes to come, weaker or stronger. But there are some signs that prove our approximation”. Of the apocalypse arrival, Pârvu said that “only God knows”. The fact that we don’t move at all, staying in a kind of numbness, suggests that nothing is done, it looks like we are possessed by a spirit of stubbornness. We see with our eyes, hear with our ears and still do not believe. So I do not know what’s going to be next, but for now we’re in a very critical and dangerous for our salvation. This new civilization, new technique, where are all our efforts? They are buried in the mud on the bottom or waters,” said Justin Pârvu before his death.

Another visionary was the Romanian Orthodox monk, theologian and artist Arsenie Boca (1910-1989). He died before his country was stormed by the 1989 Revolution which he foretold. Boca was hunted by then odious Security and constrained to stay close to his holy church where turned into a mural painter.

Arsenie Boca

Father Arsenie Boca, an remarkable Romanian visionary, mystic and clairvoyant

In 1968, while working at the Drăgănescu church in Giurgiu County, Boca had several revelations that have since remained ciphered in the amazing artworks he painted at the holy place. One of the paintings shows bizarre objects that humanity developed many years after. Space Shuttle that people will see for first time in 1981, appears subtle in a prophetic painting. The modern man, who forgot God for the sake of concreteness, refuses invitation to dinner from Archangel Michael, thus signing own sentence …”

Besides the suggestive idea, Arsenie Boca left also written messages claiming that man and its science will bring the end of the world.

“I’m sorry that you that you are weak in faith. You will fall because of the fear. A fear induced by devil, but do not be afraid to save your souls. There will come very hard times, but everything is overseen by God, who is everyone’s companion in life, from birth to death. Also those elected will fall. I am sorry that you are the last. They will sieve you putting taxes and other restrictions. They’ll take everything! You should know that many will leave the country, but few will return. At one point they wish to come back but won’t be able, because Romania will be engulfed in fire,” prophesied Arsenie Boca.

Video: Draganesti chursh paintings, Arsenie Boca

Dec 302013
 

A series of photos taken ​​by the Finnish photographer Thomas Kast and featuring street light pillars apparently descending from the sky, reached the website of the American Space Agency NASA.

Light pillars over finland

Light pillars over Finland was chosen “astronomy picture of the day” by NASA (Credit: Thomas Kast blog)

Thomas Kast managed to capture on tape the light beams apparently coming down from the sky of Oulu, Finland, and one of the snaps was chosen as NASA’s astronomy picture of the day on December 18, 2013.

The webpage run by NASA and Michigan University of Technology, publishes on a daily basis the best photo that represents the universe. The competition is fierce, and Kast reportedly tried on several occasions to win the contest. However, this is the first time when the German-born Finn meets favorable atmospheric conditions for optimal shooting of light pillars. “I’ve dreamed at this success for a long time. It is a great achievement for me and I was congratulated by many people,” said Kast who has been living for 15 years in Oulu.

Kast observed the “magnificent light beams” while heading to the grocery store to buy food for cats. He prepared his camera to capture the amazing phenomenon and kept taking photos for 10 minutes, during which he tried to get the perfect angle and composition.

Light poles images generally appear above or below the Sun, but the effect can be generated also by artificial light when perfect weather conditions are met. In this case, the phenomenon was caused by street lights and a nearby parking.

Kast spotted solar light pillars four times in the last three years and says they are easier to photograph than the Aurora Borealis because they emit more light. “The effect occurs when cold moisture rises over the sea,” he said. “The lights go away pretty fast, but if you’re lucky, you can observe and even photograph them. Sometimes the phenomenon takes place in certain locations,” added Kast.

You can see more astonishing images of light pillars phenomenon on Thomas Kast’s original blog entry.

Nov 242013
 

A novel discovery was made in North Africa where researchers found a meteorite apparently originating on the planet Mars.

Experts say that the stunning space stone, called “Black Beauty”, is four and a half billion-year-old.

The object contains 30 times more water than any other Martian meteorite ever discovered, and was formed in the first 100 million years of existence of the Red Planet.

Researchers say the meteorite gives them the perfect opportunity to study the possibility of life on Mars.

Black Beauty mars meteorite

An old meteorite dubbed Black Beauty can provide information about the life of Mars ( meteorites.wustl.edu)

Sep 182013
 
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Aug 282013
 
Mendeleev's periodic table to be enriched by new chemical element

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Jul 162013
 
China Southern stewardess died electrocuted while talking on charging iPhone 5

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Jul 132013
 
Stealth drone lands on George HW Bush aircraft carrier in historic aviation first

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Jul 132013
 
Romanian brand E-Boda hits mobile market with two dual-sim Android smartphones

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Jul 132013
 
Most precise atomic clock with error of less than one second in 300 million years

A team of researchers from the Paris Observatory tested a new atomic clock that can measure time with a record accuracy featuring a margin of error of less than one second in 300 million years. If working since the Big Bang (original explosion) moment, which allegedly occurred 13.8 billion years ago, the atomic clock would [...]