Science Profiles Keeping track of breakthroughs in science…

2Aug/06Off

Are Magic Mushrooms the ‘Bridge’ to God?

Rigorous scientific study often proves what the ancients had known all this time. The latest news regarding a study of the spiritual effects of mushrooms on humans (Magic mushrooms really cause 'spiritual' experiences) may not be anything new when you take a look at the historical use of mushrooms in the following online articles...

Mushrooms and Mankind

History of Magic Mushrooms

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6Dec/05Off

A Good Cup of Coffee in the Morning Gets the Short Term Memory Going…

I wonder if the people at University of Innsbruck are using their coffee research to get the competitive advantage on the National Institute of Standards and Technology in the race for quantum computing.

Medical University at Innsbruck

Picture Source: Source: Seed Magazine
19Dec/04Off

Home Computers of 2004

CAPTION: Scientists from the RAND Corporation have created this model to illustrate how a "home computer" could look like in the year 2004. However the needed technology will not be economically feasible for the average home. Also the scientists readily admit that the computer will require not yet invented technology to actually work, but 50 years from now scientific progress is expected to solve these problems. With teletype and the Fortran language, the computer will be easy to use.

- Ahhhh... Wiseman once said, "Science progresses exponentially, not linearly!" Here's continued proof, folks. (Editor: Thanks for the picture, Victor.)

4Apr/04Off

Palladium in Heavy Water… Revisiting Cold Fusion

NEW YORK, April 1 (UPI) -- The U.S. Department of Energy is planning to give cold fusion a warmer reception after many years of skepticism and even ridicule as the agency pursues an official review of the controversial technology. DOE to revisit cold fusion.

Picture Source: JLN Labs
22May/03Off

Oh, The Nerve…

I do believe that the moon is designated eminent domain every-man's land first come first serve. Indeed... show us your deeds!

8May/03Off

Talk About ‘Far Out!’

"FINDING ALIEN MESSAGES... Two University of Hawaii physicists say the reason we're not getting messages or signals from alien civilizations is that such communication is disguised and indistinguishable from background noise. Walter Simmons and Sandip Pakvasa say messages sent by this method could be criss-crossing our galaxy without us ever knowing. If a signal -- a stream of photons -- comes from a single source, its origin can always be determined by measuring the direction of recoil of a detector struck by the photons. The physicists say the way around this is the signaler splits the message into two parts, so photons are sent in opposite directions to mirrors located far from the home planet. The mirrors redirect the signals to the intended receiver, who recombines the photons to reconstruct the message. If the image is tiny enough, Heisenberg's uncertainty principle -- which limits the amount of information that can ever be known about a microscopic particle -- means measuring the position of the photons makes it impossible to gain accurate information about the direction in which they are traveling. It also would be impossible to detect the message at all without extremely sophisticated technology. To recombine the beams and recreate the message you would need to detect the arrival time of the photons extremely accurately to identify pairs of photons split by the sender."

Source: United Press International
15Apr/03Off

A Parallel Universe Where Science Profiles is #1

If the universe is infinite, then there are an infinite number of possibilities. If only this was taught in kindergarten... Oh well, we can't have everyone being happy and fulfilled. Scientific American brings home the goods with this bit of scientific exploration (i.e. what shamen have always known).

7Apr/03Off

Humongous Fungus Challenges Scientists

The world's biggest fungus -- almost 6 square miles -- is in Oregon's Blue Mountains, challenging traditional notions about individual organisms, say U.S. Forest Service researchers. The clone of Armillaria ostoyae -- the tree-killing fungus that causes Armillaria root disease -- is estimated to be between 2,000 and 8,500 years old. "It's one organism that began as a microscopic spore and then grew vegetatively, like a plant," says Catherine Parks, a research plant pathologist. "From a broad scientific view, it challenges what we think of as an individual organism." Researchers thought individual fungus organisms grew in distinct clusters marked by the ring-shaped patches of dead trees. No one expected to find the well-separated clusters represented one contiguous organism, Parks adds.

Source: United Press International
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5Apr/03Off

Amplified Instabilities Key to Anti-Gravity?

Now here's a potentially usefull phenomenon... Wobbling wire defies gravity

4Apr/03Off

Movie ‘The Core’ Based Upon Solid Science?

Earth, says geophysicist J. Marvin Herndon, is a gigantic natural nuclear power plant. Nuclear Planet The science community is hesitant to embrace this new theory due to the Galilean implications of having to rewrite the books. Leave it to Hollywood, however, to advance new ideas and bring us all up to speed so that we can tackle these tough questions. The Core