A bold new theory predicts that time travel may be more plausible than previously thought
By Gregory MonePosted 11.02.2005 at 2:00 am 1 Comment
In July, theoretical physicist Amos Ori of Technion, the Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa, proposed a provocative new model for a time machine. Unlike previous designs, Ori's version doesn't require exotic wormholes-theoretical tunnels from one point and time in the universe to another. Instead it involves a force, either man-made or natural, to warp a region of spacetime so drastically that lines of time form closed loops. Pilot a spaceship around this course, and you'll circle back to the past.
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By JR MinkelPosted 08.27.2005 at 2:00 am 0 Comments
Every branch of science has at some point been confronted by a daunting question that stumps progress for years, even decades. How did the continents form? What causes fever? Is there intelligent life beyond Earth? Solutions may accrue incrementally or arrive in a flash of inspiration. Sometimes it seems they are destined never to come at all. Here are four disciplines in need of a modern-day Einstein.