13 Things That Don't Make Sense: The Most Baffling by Michael Brooks PDF

By Michael Brooks

ISBN-10: 0385520689

ISBN-13: 9780385520683

In 2008, technological know-how can purely particularly account for 4 according to cent of our universe, and the remainder, good, simply seems lacking. the consequences of homeopathy don't depart less than rigorous medical stipulations. Thirty years on, nobody has an evidence for a doubtless clever sign got from outer house. the rate of sunshine turns out to have replaced over the life of the universe. the united states division of strength is re-examining chilly fusion (a nuclear response during which atoms unencumber extra power than they eat) as the proof is simply too strong to disregard. The placebo impact is placed to paintings in drugs whereas medical professionals can't agree on even if it even exists...In an age whilst technology is meant to be king, scientists are beset through experimental effects they only can't clarify. yet, if the prior is whatever to head through, those anomalies comprise the seeds of destiny medical revolutions. This mind-boggling yet completely available survey of the outer-limits of human wisdom is predicated on a brief article Michael Brooks wrote for the "New Scientist" in 2005. It grew to become the main circulated "New Scientist" characteristic ever. He has now dug deeply into those mysteries, and the result of his investigations element to a thrilling destiny for medical discovery.

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Turyshev has had a number of conversations with Griffin about Pioneer. Maybe that’s why, after years of studying Pioneer in their spare time, NASA researchers now have money for the project. And rightly so. From the start, the Pioneer investigators have been almost exemplary when dealing with things that don’t make sense. They won’t embrace the extraordinary until they rule out the ordinary. Turyshev is almost pathologically opposed to talking about the exotic physics ideas, even the tamer ones, like a modified version of Newton’s law.

And he is still kicking up a fuss—but now in the realm of dark matter. Moffat’s explanation for the flat rotation curves of galaxies is called, rather inelegantly but at least unpretentiously, MOG. Modified Gravity—that’s it. But according to Moffat, MOG’s slight adjustment to Newtonian gravity, making it a little stronger than normal at large distances, explains the Chandra observations. Maybe dark matter is there; maybe it is not. There are alternatives, and any neutral observer has to say the dark matter issue has not yet been resolved.

He eventually found them at NASA Ames, in Moffett Field, California: sixty filing cabinets’ worth of instrument readouts. They had been earmarked for imminent destruction. The administrators at Moffett Field needed the space the filing cabinets were taking up, and were about to dump them in a landfill. Outside, in the parking lot, the first dumpster was waiting to be filled. In a moment of passion, Turyshev told them the discs were too important to throw away; he would rent a truck and take them away himself.

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