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(Wired)   Scientists at subby's workplace have found a signal from the beginning of time. Possibly a Nobel Prize winning discovery   (wired.com ) divider line
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2014-03-17 12:03:51 PM  
clicktempus.com
 
2014-03-17 12:04:23 PM  
Probably God's wife telling him to put down the remote and take out the damn garbage.
 
2014-03-17 12:04:34 PM  

Reverend J: http://www.cfa.harvard.edu/news/conferences for the press conference, but good luck getting through the site it already hammered.

You'd think $30 billion endowment they could get a website that could handle a bunch of people trying to view a press conference.


Another good link is Space.com's -  http://www.space.com/25078-universe-inflation-gravitational-waves-dis c overy.html
 
2014-03-17 12:05:19 PM  

ralanprod: Pffft.

Let me know when they track down a recording of a booming voice calling out, "Let there be light".


Heh
 
2014-03-17 12:05:34 PM  

ralanprod: Pffft.

Let me know when they track down a recording of a booming voice calling out, "Let there be light".


Wouldn't it be more like "Me dammit, where did I put that me damn light switch?"?
 
2014-03-17 12:05:49 PM  

theorellior: It's pretty awesome, one of the people who regularly comes into the letterpress I run has been live-Tweeting the conference, complete with graphs and images. Pretty cool shiat. Also this:

[pbs.twimg.com image 600x776]


I don't know if I've ever noticed Rosie had hairy arms.
 
2014-03-17 12:06:19 PM  
img.fark.net
 
2014-03-17 12:06:45 PM  
So you do the working with Larry King?
 
2014-03-17 12:06:47 PM  

pkellmey: jylcat: sufferpuppet: jylcat: Headso: cool place to be a janitor, subs...

Hey I get to do math on the boards at night.

If you want to have more fun, change the math on the boards at night just a little.  Make that 2 into a 3 or that * into a /.  Then sit back and watch hilarity ensue.

Not that I ever knew anyone who did such a thing during college....

Hahahah NEVER!

One of my classes had someone who would always change the infinity symbols to christian fish symbols. Always good for a laugh when the professor would be going back through the equation and stop, scratch his head and mutter, "What the Fark...?"


Also, that's a greek alpha which (depending on context) could mean 1/137, which is a little bit different.  Although apparently 1+2+3+4+... = 1/12, so maybe not that much different.
 
2014-03-17 12:07:20 PM  
This universe is a very large, strange and scary place. Hopefully, with this new information, we're one step closer to destroying it... I mean, learning about it. Yes, learning about it... Always with the learning...

cdn1.sbnation.com
 
2014-03-17 12:07:44 PM  
Some fun reading for you folks.
 
2014-03-17 12:07:54 PM  
That same, tired Hitler speech at the Olympics?

/Yawn
 
2014-03-17 12:08:05 PM  

ValisIV: jylcat: Heh, A tweet from one of our scientists (i yam subby):

"Randall Smith @smith_randallk 2h
@planet4589 Scientists researching in Antarctica return with major news. Why am I afraid we'll hear they've awakened an ancient terror?

Yeah, if it's 6' tall albino penguins, I am going to freak out.



images.tcj.com
"... not a penguin."
 
2014-03-17 12:08:40 PM  
I won't pretend to understand most of the article, but that's pretty cool.
 
2014-03-17 12:10:45 PM  

BalugaJoe: This is going to get trolled on Twitter.


Will it be so worth my time that I'll get to see featured partners rehash it for months while offering me advertisement links cunningly disguised as content?
 
2014-03-17 12:11:23 PM  

HawgWild: I like to think the signal is God excusing himself after a gigantic fart ...


That would explain Detroit.
 
2014-03-17 12:11:27 PM  
Horton beat them to it.
 
2014-03-17 12:12:33 PM  

Robert1966: Amazing! I knew those steady-state punks were full of it!


I totally heard that in Prof. Farnsworth's voice.

/WERRRRNSTROM.
 
2014-03-17 12:12:45 PM  

Shepherd: The Crepes of Wrath: Felgraf: AND direct evidence for the inflationary epoch?!

And if I'm not mistaken, the inflationary universe model also implies (requires, actually) a multiverse.

Inflation doesn't require a multiverse.  The multiverse is the simplest way to avoid the anthropic principle -- 'why did the universe inflate in just such a way that life was possible' -- but you can still have inflation without a multiverse.


To me, the multiverse is the simplest way to answer the, "if it happened once, why didn't it happen more times", question that arises with a universe.

/Associates degree in cosmology and astrophysics
 
2014-03-17 12:13:13 PM  
The more a read, the less I understand cosmology. How did gravity waves modify background radiation. They were headed away from the original singularity before gravity wells were formed, weren't they? For that matter, how is the background radiation just now getting to us if the matter on earf also came from the big bang.

I am not saying cosologists are wrong. I am saying I don't get it.
 
2014-03-17 12:14:28 PM  
Where is Neil degrasse Tyson when you need him?
 
2014-03-17 12:16:44 PM  

Unoriginal_Username: I won't pretend to understand most of the article, but that's pretty cool.


Same here.  I'll just accept that people a hell of a lot smarter than me think this is a big farking deal and leave it at that.
 
2014-03-17 12:18:11 PM  

Parthenogenetic: [www.wired.com image 660x352]
Is this one of those things where you cross your eyes and see a 3-D dinosaur or something?  Because I'm not seeing it.


Looks like the dad from Finding Nemo to me
 
2014-03-17 12:19:25 PM  

Jubeebee: MartinD-35: What was there before time started, would that be a negative number?  I'm a bit confused here with the concept of the infinite and all that.  Dinosaur riders need not try to help.

There was no "before" because time did not exist. You can't have anything north of the North Pole, and you can't have "before" the Big Bang.


I'm going to have to disagree with you there. While time is indeed a "thing", the concept of time as we know it completely allows for a "before" just as much as it allows for an "after" when it comes to the universe. Does time, as it governs the universe, allow for a "before"? No absolutely not, but the abstract way in which we measure it certainly does.
 
2014-03-17 12:21:08 PM  

MartinD-35: What was there before time started, would that be a negative number?  I'm a bit confused here with the concept of the infinite and all that.  Dinosaur riders need not try to help.


Since nobody has a good combination of gravity with quantum theory, nobody really understands the big bang. Alternative notions such as "big bounce" can't be ruled out.

math.ucr.edu
 
2014-03-17 12:23:22 PM  
jylcat: Possibly a Nobel Prize winning discovery

[DrSheldonCooperliketypingdetected]
 
2014-03-17 12:23:26 PM  
It's going to be translated from galactic into English.  One word.  Hordor
 
2014-03-17 12:23:42 PM  

Inigo: "HOLD MY BEER AND WATCH THIS."


Bwahaha!
 
2014-03-17 12:24:07 PM  
*Hodor
 
2014-03-17 12:25:32 PM  
This just doesn't pass the smell test for me.

If I'm going to expect some empirical evidence of the Big Bang theory I would expect it to come in some form of the whiffing of a finger.
 
2014-03-17 12:25:52 PM  
So you guys found that missing plane
 
2014-03-17 12:26:13 PM  

MadHatter500: My Celestial translation skills are a bit weak.  After listening multiple times I can't quite determine if it was "Oops" or "Damn".


I think it's "We apologize for the inconvenience."
 
2014-03-17 12:27:05 PM  

HairBolus: MartinD-35: What was there before time started, would that be a negative number?  I'm a bit confused here with the concept of the infinite and all that.  Dinosaur riders need not try to help.

Since nobody has a good combination of gravity with quantum theory, nobody really understands the big bang. Alternative notions such as "big bounce" can't be ruled out.

[math.ucr.edu image 706x551]


Looks like a tit-a-tit to me.
/"Oh, fhtagn!" clearly heard in the background.
 
2014-03-17 12:27:19 PM  

HawgWild: It's probably just some crummy commercial ...


i.imgur.com
 
2014-03-17 12:29:06 PM  
Turtles.  Where are the turtles?
 
2014-03-17 12:29:39 PM  

Ivo Shandor: "We apologize for the inconvenience."


Glad to see I wasn't the only one who thought of that. Good job!
 
2014-03-17 12:30:27 PM  

jylcat: pkellmey: I don't see a Nobel in it, but interesting nonetheless.

http://blog.vixra.org/2014/03/16/who-should-get-the-nobel-prize-for- co smic-inflation/


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/a-douglas-ston/einstein-fantasy-physic s_ b_4948045.html  - The committee has some history in missing important events.
 
2014-03-17 12:31:03 PM  
This is indeed a truly awesome discovery and I'm a big fan of Lawrence Krauss, but it is not "literally a window back to almost the beginning of time itself..."
 
2014-03-17 12:31:34 PM  
"Oops."
 
2014-03-17 12:32:08 PM  
It's just been decoded:

scienceblogs.com
 
2014-03-17 12:33:00 PM  
I wonder if they'll give the Nobel Prize (or one of the three, since clearly Guth and Linde should be the other two) to someone from the BICEP2 collaboration?  And if so, whom, and how would they justify the choice, since so many people have worked on it or its predecessors?
 
2014-03-17 12:33:33 PM  
"EVE!!!! WHERE ARE YOU???"
 
2014-03-17 12:35:39 PM  

ciberido: It's just been decoded:

[scienceblogs.com image 590x238]


If only someone had just read the back of the obelisk
 
2014-03-17 12:37:18 PM  

HairBolus: MartinD-35: What was there before time started, would that be a negative number?  I'm a bit confused here with the concept of the infinite and all that.  Dinosaur riders need not try to help.

Since nobody has a good combination of gravity with quantum theory, nobody really understands the big bang. Alternative notions such as "big bounce" can't be ruled out.

[math.ucr.edu image 706x551]


Does the big bounce theory coincide with the theory that the universe isn't expanding indefinitely, but is actually slowing down? I could see that meaning that..... shiat's a LOT older than we thought it was.
 
2014-03-17 12:39:15 PM  
Cosmologists Finally Capture an Elusive Signal From the Beginning of Time

That's really cool, but why were a bunch of makeup salesladies even involved? Wouldn't it make more sense to hire physicists for a lab like this?
 
2014-03-17 12:39:15 PM  
That's pretty cool, Subby, but it's time to get back to work. These floors aren't going to mop themselves.

/sorry
 
2014-03-17 12:39:18 PM  
FTA - "It would give physicists a look at the hot and violent early universe"

Don't put your d!ck in crazy.
 
2014-03-17 12:40:37 PM  

Saiga410: When converted to audio "Achoo" is easily heard.


Welp, I'm off to buy stocks in aerosol deodorant companies.
 
2014-03-17 12:40:59 PM  

Felgraf: HOLY shiat they may have finally detected gravity waves?!

AND direct evidence for the inflationary epoch?!

I agree, that IS Nobel-worthy. Jebus, that's friggen awesome.


blogs.miaminewtimes.com

Thanks!  That whole "Big Bang" hoax was one of my better efforts, as tricks to test your faith go.  Oh wait, you still think... Daddammit.  Uh, here have some fish gotta go.

/Hi Ho Bucephalatops, away!
 
2014-03-17 12:42:00 PM  

Skeptos: I wonder if they'll give the Nobel Prize (or one of the three, since clearly Guth and Linde should be the other two) to someone from the BICEP2 collaboration?  And if so, whom, and how would they justify the choice, since so many people have worked on it or its predecessors?


I would imagine one to both Guth and Linde for development of the theory, and then maybe one to maybe both Kovac and Lange for the experimental verification?
 
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