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(The Daily Beast)   We may be closer to discovering a 5th dimension, heralding the dawning of the age of Aquarius   ( thedailybeast.com) divider line
    More: Spiffy, General relativity, extra dimensions, Spacetime, gravitational waves, String theory, Dimension, neutron stars, Gravitational wave  
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2018-02-08 02:37:28 PM  
That would be Marilyn McCool!
 
2018-02-08 02:41:30 PM  
We should celebrate.  Let's go down by the river and drink my daddy's wine.
 
2018-02-08 02:47:58 PM  
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2018-02-08 03:01:59 PM  
I thought we already had 10 of them

Ten Dimensions Explained
Youtube p4Gotl9vRGs
 
2018-02-08 03:04:15 PM  
Awesome!  I haven't heard from those guys in a long time.
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2018-02-08 03:18:44 PM  
Overthruster.
 
2018-02-08 03:20:50 PM  
Wouldn't you like to ride in my beautiful balloon?
 
2018-02-08 03:44:23 PM  

BalugaJoe: Overthruster.


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2018-02-08 03:45:23 PM  
Closer to discovering?   As of Nov 2016, I am pretty sure we already found the Twilight Zone.
 
2018-02-08 04:14:58 PM  
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2018-02-08 04:20:45 PM  

Erma Gerdd: BalugaJoe: Overthruster.

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Laugh-a while you can, monkey boy!
 
2018-02-08 04:26:21 PM  
I can dig it.


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2018-02-08 04:31:22 PM  
The 5th Dimension Age of Aquarius 1969
Youtube kjxSCAalsBE
 
2018-02-08 05:19:32 PM  

bikkurikun: [YouTube video: The 5th Dimension Age of Aquarius 1969]


Let the sunshine in.
 
2018-02-08 05:21:06 PM  
Will it be a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind?
 
2018-02-08 05:26:21 PM  

Slypork: Will it be a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind?


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2018-02-08 05:32:52 PM  
I had an Aquarius when I was younger.

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We couldn't afford a proper C64.
 
2018-02-08 05:34:13 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Wouldn't you like to ride in my beautiful balloon?


I'd rather have a piece of toast. Watch the evening news
 
2018-02-08 05:49:24 PM  
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2018-02-08 05:52:01 PM  

thatguyoverthere70: Slypork: Will it be a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind?

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Picture it if you will: Desperate nerds attempting to make the same reference, only to be beaten by their slow reaction times. The best laid plans of men and Farkers are laid low, in the Twilight Zone.
 
2018-02-08 06:00:26 PM  
Zorth?
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2018-02-08 06:01:25 PM  
So we are talking other dimensions versus alternate universes?

Wrinkle in Time seemed to use a dimension to travel to an alternate universe.

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2018-02-08 06:02:57 PM  
Actually we are in the age of Aquarius now.  Just saw a video about it a couple of weeks ago.
 
2018-02-08 07:06:38 PM  
"You're on the right track"

-The Grays


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2018-02-08 07:11:33 PM  
Accuracy could be improved.  With 2 seconds, 2 light seconds or 600,000 meters difference between the detection of the x rays and gravity wave.

In 1991 a cosmic ray travelling fast enough it would have gained only 0.6 meters over the distance to the black hole merger on a photon has been measured, a million times as fast and still known to be massive and less than light speed.  That still gives some margin to proving the two signals are the same speed, i.e. c.
 
2018-02-08 07:12:48 PM  

FlashHarry: Erma Gerdd: BalugaJoe: Overthruster.

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Laugh-a while you can, monkey boy!


Fun quote from Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull:

"Indiana Jones: Where'd they go? Into space?
Professor 'Ox' Oxley: Not into space... into the space between spaces."


Apparently, they're the same aliens from the 8th dimension. I knew the movie sucked but I didn't know they made Indiana Jones a traitor to his own species.
 
2018-02-08 07:13:23 PM  
Er, make that lost only .6 meters on the photon, opps
 
2018-02-08 07:27:57 PM  

dletter: I thought we already had 10 of them

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That's according to superstring theory. Other versions like bosonic string theory has 26 dimensions
I think this expetiment is important since the problem with string theory and all the extra dimensions is that it's been mainly theoretical. A whole lot of mathematical equations but little physical evidence to support it. How do you show that extra dimensions exist if they are compacted into Calabi-Yau manifolds that exist at Plank length levels?
Kaluza-Klein theory postulated that gravity and electromagnetism were unified in a fifth dimension, one that existed at such a tiny scale that made it unnoticable to us. One could say it is a precursor to string theory. If you can show evidence for Kaluza-Klein, you give physical proof to the idea of string theory and other dimensions.
There are other methods of showing the existence of the fifth dimension like Kaluza-Klein resonance particles for bosons like the Higgs, but that requires higher energies that the LHC is not capable of reaching right now. The LIGO results is the best evidence for now.
 
2018-02-08 07:45:25 PM  
I just dropped in to see what condition my condition was in
 
2018-02-08 07:48:03 PM  
That is good news because Last Night I Didn't Get To Sleep At All thinking about the possibility.  I'm getting married soon, and I'm glad there won't be any Wedding Bell Blues.  Glad to see that they are Workin' On a Groovy Thing!
 
2018-02-08 08:02:58 PM  

gbv23: "You're on the right track"

-The Grays


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4Hero - The Day Of The Greys (Ft Terry Callier)
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2018-02-08 08:12:00 PM  
Six bonus dimensions in three dimensions

3D Stereogram of a Calabi Yau Manifold
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2018-02-09 01:58:36 AM  

BalugaJoe: Overthruster.


Laugh while you can monkey boy!
 
2018-02-09 01:59:12 AM  

FlashHarry: Erma Gerdd: BalugaJoe: Overthruster.

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Laugh-a while you can, monkey boy!


/shakes fist in impotent rage
 
2018-02-09 08:11:53 AM  

FrancoFile: We should celebrate.  Let's go down by the river and drink my daddy's wine.


Waitaminute.. Tha was your daddy's? *hic*
 
2018-02-09 01:06:30 PM  
Obligatory:
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/Yeah it's out of date but the newer ones about 11 dimensions just make my head hurt.
 
2018-02-10 01:40:22 AM  

Artemus_Hackwell: So we are talking other dimensions versus alternate universes?

Wrinkle in Time seemed to use a dimension to travel to an alternate universe.

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I was under the impression that they simply traveled a long distance within our universe (hence the folding space bit with the ant). What they call a "tesseract" in the book is more commonly called a "wormhole". (With "tesseract" more formally referring to a 4-cube.)
 
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