Ben Tippett, a mathematics and physics instructor has created a formula that describes a method for time travel. " We tend to think it's not possible because we don't actually do it," says Tippett. "But, mathematically, it is possible."
Physicists have confirmed the existence of a new form of atomic nuclei, and the fact that it's not symmetrical challenges the fundamental theories of physics that explain our Universe.
For some, the idea of realistically achieving the ability to travel through time is a thankless pipe dream. For others, each passing day is but another 24-hour block of dreaming about how to best alter history once the surely inevitable technology comes along to make time travel as easy as swiping a bus pass.
Cause always leads to effect — except, of course, in particle physics.
(PhysOrg.com) -- Among the many intriguing concepts in Einstein’s relativity theories is the idea of closed timelike curves (CTCs), which are paths in spacetime that return to their starting points. As such, CTCs offer the possibility of traveling back in time. But, as many science fiction films have addressed, time travel is full of potential paradoxes. Perhaps the most notable of these is the grandfather paradox, in which a time traveler goes back in time and kills her grandfather, preventing her own birth.
In a complex feat of nanoengineering, a team of scientists at Kyoto University and the University of Oxford have succeeded in creating a programable molecular transport system, the workings of which can be observed in real time. The results, appearing in the latest issue of Nature Nanotechnology, open the door to the development of advanced drug delivery methods and molecular manufacturing systems.
(PhysOrg.com) -- By observing the way that light moves inside a metamaterial, researchers have reconstructed how spacetime has expanded since the Big Bang. The results provide a better understanding of why time moves in only one direction, and also suggest that time travel is impossible.