Are we running out of time?
Do you feel that there just isn’t enough time to do all the things you want to do and the things you should do?
We tend to think about time as being like a continuous line hence time lines but time may not be linear as we are inclined to believe.
With the advent of the Courts Atomic Clock, through diligent study, scientists now realise that time has physical properties.
It is possible that scientist will make new black holes or discover new dimensions of space time in the experiments currently being carried out at CERN, the European Council for Nuclear Research by smashing together subatomic particles.
Some scientists are expressing concern that physicists are getting a little too close to playing God for comfort. They are worried that this experiment could destroy the earth because one possibility is that the machine could create miniature back holes.
The world waits with baited breath.
The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is a gigantic scientific instrument near Geneva, it is the largest machine in the world with a circumference of 17 miles and the fastest race track in the world, with trillions of protons travelling at 99.99% the speed of light with 600 million collisions each second, travelling at an energy of 7 TeV (tera-electronvolts).
It is a particle accelerator to be used by physicists to study the smallest known particles-the fundamental building blocks of all material things. A hadron is a subatomic particle that contains quarks, anti quarks and gluon's and so experience the strong force. It is regarded as the fundamental element of matter. An accelerator is a machine in which beams of charged particles are accelerated to high energies. Electric fields are used to accelerate the particles while magnets steer and focus them.
Beams can be made to collide with a static target or with each other. A collider is a special type of circular accelerator where beams travelling in opposite directions are accelerated and made to interact at designated collisions points.
Geneva, 23 September 2011. The OPERA experiment observes a neutrino beam from CERN 730 km away at Italy’s INFN Gran Sasso Laboratory. The OPERA result is based on the observation of over 15000 neutrino events measured at Gran Sasso, and appears to indicate that the neutrinos travel at a velocity 20 parts per million above the speed of light, nature’s cosmic speed limit. Given the potential far-reaching consequences of such a result, independent measurements are needed before the effect can either be refuted or firmly established. This is why the OPERA collaboration has decided to open the result to broader scrutiny. The neutrinos’ time of flight was determined with an accuracy of less than 10 nanoseconds by using sophisticated instruments including advanced GPS systems and atomic clocks. The time response of all elements of the CNGS beam line and of the OPERA detector has also been measured with great precision.
Is the Speed of light slowing down?
Australian physicist Barry Setterfield and mathematician Trevor Norman examined all of the available experimental measurements to date and have announced a discovery: the speed of light appears to have been slowing down over the years! [Roemer, 1657 (Io eclipse): +/- 307,600 5400 km/sec; Harvard, 1875 (same method): +/- 299,921 13 km/sec; NBS, 1983 (laser method): +/- 299,792.4586 0.0003 km/sec.] They all are approximately 186,000 miles/second; or about one foot/nanosecond.)3 While the margin of error improved over the years, the mean value has noticeably decreased. In fact, the bands of uncertainty hardly overlap. As you would expect, these findings are highly controversial, especially to the more traditional physicists. However, many who scoffed at the idea initially have subsequently begun to take a closer look at the possibilities. Alan Montgomery, the Canadian mathematician, has also analyzed the data statistically and has concluded that the decay of c, the velocity of light, has followed a cosecant-squared curve with a correlation coefficient of better than 99%. www.setterfield.org
Are we approaching the end of time?
Are you frequently saying “If there were only a few more hours in the day.”
Scientists are discovering more and more about the properties of what we call time.
For instance following the discovery of the cesium quartz and its use in driving/regulating atomic chronometers. Even these amazing devices are only accurate to something around 1 to the 10 power of seconds per million years or so scientists have calculated this quartz reliability.
The discovery of the use this crystal can be put to in itself, led to another amazing discovery, time is not continuous, it has properties which can be and have been proved many times.
The most well known experiment in to the properties of time revolves around sending one aircraft around the world, one going due west and another going due east. These aircraft's travelled at a precise speed and each carried one of the new atomic clocks. By examining these time measuring devices and comparing them with a static atomic clock it was proved that time went faster or slower depending on the direction.
The following article has extracts from khouse.org and setterfield.org
Is the speed of light slowing down?
This is an extract from www.home.web.cern
The Antiproton Decelerator (AD) provides low-energy antiprotons mainly for studies of antimatter. Previously, “antiparticle factories” at CERN and elsewhere consisted of chains of accelerators, each performing one of the steps needed to provide antiparticles for experiments. Now the AD performs all the tasks alone, from making antiprotons to delivering them to the experiments.
The starting point is a beam of protons from the Proton Synchrotron (PS), which is fired into a block of metal. The energy from the collisions is enough to create a new proton-antiproton pair about once in every million collisions. The antiprotons produced travel at almost the speed of light and have too much energy to be useful for making antiatoms.
This is an extract from Barry Setterfields website www.setterfield.org. Barry is a Christian and scientist.
It is generally accepted that the fabric of space was stretched out in response to processes operating at the inception of the cosmos. It is proposed that this stretching invested the fabric of space with an energy that eventually manifests as the zero-point energy, which is an intrinsic property of the vacuum. Evidence is deduced that the zero-point energy is increasing with time. The reason for the progressive change in the strength of the zero-point energy (ZPE) may be traced to the behaviour of the vacuum at the Planck length level. A smooth increase in the ZPE induces a smooth decline in the speed of light, c, and the rate of ticking of atomic clocks, while simultaneously smooth changes in the values of some atomic constants also occur.
Speed of Light Slowing Down?
by Chuck Missler
We give our thanks to Chuck Missler for this extract from his website khouse.org.
The field of physics worships at the altar of c, the velocity of light. It is widely regarded as the inviolate constant which affects all things: from our knowledge of astronomy to the very behaviour of subatomic particles. Even the basic relationship between mass and energy is known by every schoolboy as E = mc².
For many years, and in many of our previously published materials, we have made allusions to the very controversial view, held by some, that the speed of light (usually designated mathematically by "c") has been slowing down.1 We have, naturally, received a number of adverse reactions from those who have difficulties dealing with this possibility.
Evidence suggesting that the velocity of light, c, has been slowing down throughout history was first reported by Barry Setterfield and Trevor Norman for some years.2 Now two physicists-Dr. Joao Magueijo, a Royal Society research fellow at Imperial College, London, and Dr. Andreas Albrecht, of the University of California at Davis-are proposing that, immediately after the universe was born, the speed of light may have been far faster than its present-day value of 186,000 miles per second.3 They now believe that it has been slowing down ever since. The effects predicted by their theory are to be published in the prestigious scientific journal, Physical Review. "If it's true, it would be a very big leap forward that will affect our perception of the universe and much of theoretical physics," said Dr. Magueijo.
Calculations based on the theory also give the most elegant explanation for the speed at which the universe appears to be expanding, which is thought to be just fast enough to avoid an eventual collapse to a big crunch. Instead, the universe would simply grow forever-though at a decreasing rate-and its ultimate fate, it is suggested, would be a slow, lingering death as all the stars burn out and every particle of matter within it separates.
As Christians, we know that the almighty God is outside our time domain. If you find this difficult to get your head around, try this simple analogy, imagine a parade, a very long parade going through many streets, each street represents a country. If you are at the beginning of the parade, you can’t see the middle or the end and the same applies vice versa. That is unless you are watching the parade on satellite TV. From this perspective, our Creator can watch the beginning, the middle and the end simultaneously.
[For a more detailed resource on this incredible discovery and its biblical significance see calvarychapel.com and khouse.org. Chuck Misslers briefing pack Creator Beyond Time and Space©.]
For more information on this fascinating and frightening subject go to www.khouse.org
For more infomation about CERN please go to home.cern or wikipedia.org/wiki/CERN
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