April 21, 2018 U: Uncertainty

April 21, 2018 U: Uncertainty (What it can mean in everyday life). What is really meant by Uncertainty with a capital U? Uncertainty, aka Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Principle, was suggested in order to understand the quantum nature or reality of the behaviors of subatomic particles.  Here we’re going to show you how Uncertainty doesn’t just apply …

April 20, 2018 T: Tensile Fields

April 20, 2018 T: Tensile Fields (Since surface tension is mathematically like gravitational tension, what can we learn from that analog?) A field is a model of our universe (or parts thereof) that tells us something about how energy/matter is distributed in a regular pattern. It tells us something about how equilibrium is maintained in …

April 19, 2018 S: Space

April 19, 2018 S: Space (What is it, and how does it come about?) BACKGROUND INFORMATION “Space, the final frontier…” We’re all familiar with the trekky phrase. We all seem to think we know that space has nothing, is empty, for the most part. It ain’t so. Well, it might be so, if all we …

April 18, 2018 R: Relational Philosophy

April 18, 2018 R: Relational Philosophy (Everything is subjective. It just depends on “who” is relating with “whom”!) Wikipedia: “In physics and philosophy, a relational theory is a framework to understand reality or a physical system in such a way that the positions and other properties of objects are only meaningful relative to other objects.”  I think if …

April 17, 2018 Q: Quantum

April 17, 2018 Q: Quantum The word QUANTUM has an interesting history and comes from the same root as the word QUANTITY. In The Experiment, a quantum is the smallest unit that makes up some distribution. In a self-ordering phenomena like our expanding droplet, a quanta says something about the frequency of the oscillation of …

April 16, 2018 P: Perspective

April 16, 2018 P: Perspective (The unique ways we look at things–no matter “who” we are). On this website we discuss topics, hopefully to show that the physical universe is subjective, a product of perspectives of all systems, determined by these relationship boundaries of change.  A good definition of perspective is point of view. If …

April 15, 2018 O: Offset Mode

September 15, 2018: O: Offset (the first thing that can exist, that has a chance of existence, because it is the first relational boundary) The definition of offset is the amount a system is out of alignment. To a research scientist the word offset means that a system under study is a disturbed field. So, …

April 14, 2018 N: Novas and Nebulas

September 14, 2018 N: Novas, Supernovas and Nebulas: The Life and Death of Stars (Where do all the radioactive elements come from?)  Novas On December 14, 2013, Australian amateur astronomer John Leach was looking through his telescope in the Constellation Centaurus when he saw what he thought was a new star come into being. Actually …

April 13, 2018 M: Minimum

April 13, 2018 M: Minimum (No sunspots on the sun and its effect on the weather) A minimum I’ll discuss here is a minimum in the sunspot cycle. All stars are somewhat variable. And so is our sun. It heats up and cools on an average of every eleven years. Since astronomy students used to …