Pilot Wave Theory

The latest PBS Digital video discusses quantum realism via the Pilot Wave Theory. A theory yet to be given the credibility of the Copenhagen interpretation because it doesn’t allow for relativity.

We’ve been discussing here recently how relativity can possibly be independent of time if time itself is quantum. I’ve spoken about this before in relation to dark energy and will probably write an update soon.

It’s not looking good for Europe’s mission to Mars — Quartz

Better luck next time, guys. A joint European/Russian mission to Mars appears to have failed, after NASA released images showing what looks like a crash site where the Schiaparelli spacecraft was supposed to have landed. The plan was for Schiaparelli, launched in March this year, to land on Mars Oct. 19 after a six-minute descent…

via It’s not looking good for Europe’s mission to Mars — Quartz

Goodbye, Rosetta — hogewash

The Rosetta spacecraft “landed” on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko at 11:19 UTC yesterday. The picture above was taken from a range of about 16 km during the descent. It shows objects about 30 cm across. The image below is the last image sent from the spacecraft at an estimated altitude of 20 m. The area shown is about 2.4 […]

via Goodbye, Rosetta — hogewash

Have physicists spotted a fifth force of nature?

New study suggests we might have spotted a fifth force of nature – ScienceAlert<img src=”https://d5nxst8fruw4z.cloudfront.net/atrk.gif?account=fnMIk1a4eFf2Io” style=”display:none” height=”1″ width=”1″ alt=””/><img height=”1″ width=”1″ alt=”” style=”display:none” src=”https://www.facebook.com/tr?id=1732289343662988&ev=PixelInitialized”/>

This idea is still a long way off being confirmed – as we learnt from CERN’s latest announcement, sometimes promising blips in the data end up disappearing with further testing – but the study suggests that this possible new force-carrying particle is definitely worth following up on.

“If true, it’s revolutionary,” said lead researcher Jonathan Feng from the University of California, Irvine. “If confirmed by further experiments, this discovery of a possible fifth force would completely change our understanding of the Universe, with consequences for the unification of forces and dark matter.”