Wednesday, December 26, 2012

casimir forces and exotic matter

You might remember me mentioning my practice last week and how it could turn into something. I told myself if it got over 10K I'd call it a work in progress. If it gets over 20 I'll make a progress bar for it. In the mean time it has a working title and I'm doing some research., because I've delved into a genre I love to read, but have never written. Science Fiction.

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Here's two new things I've learned:

It has been suggested that the Casimir forces have application in nanotechnology, in particular silicon integrated circuit technology based micro- and nanoelectromechanical systems, silicon array propulsion for space drives, and so-called Casimir oscillators.

There is a theory that exotic matter (material that has negative mass/energy) could be used to hold the 'throat' open of a Schwarzchild wormhole.

Today I'm going to learn what a Krasnikov device is.

What have you learned lately? 








19 comments:

  1. Well, now you've made me also want to learn what a Krasnikov device is. Very interesting stuff here.

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    1. Basically, it's like the subway system of the future :)

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  2. Dr. Michio Kaku talked about that exotic matter on television a few months back. He hypothesized that there could be entire galaxies made of the stuff out there that we've never seen. Welcome to writing science-fiction. It's a fascinating genre, and I can't wait to see what you've come up with.

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    1. It IS a fascinating genre and I'm learning a lot.

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  3. Today I learned that I can actually follow what you said, although I'm not too sure of the finer details. I think it's all the sci-fi movie watching :-)

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  4. I'm just at 10K with my WIP, but really hoping to jump it up to 20K this week. As for what I've learned lately? I read The Raven Boys by Maggie Stievfater, and got really interested in Ley Lines, so I've been reading about those. Fascinating stuff.

    Good luck with your research and enjoy your holidays!

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  5. Uh ... what???
    That sentence about casimir forces made about as much sense to me as the directions for one of the toys my girls got for Christmas, which was obviously translated from Japanese by some kind of computer translator.

    LOL. I hope I'll be able to understand your story!

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    1. yeah, I don't quite understand it myself but I'm working on it!

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  6. Recently I've learned that if all you eat on Christmas Day are cookies, you will have a mighty tummy ache on the 26th. Not necessarily in the same category as your recent studies, but important facts all the same.

    Have a great New Year.

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    1. that IS an important fact! I usually try to eat some 'real' food in addition to all the cookies and pies but it's hard not to fill up on sweets, especially the kind you only get once a year.

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  7. I have learned that it takes me way longer than it used to to readjust my internal clock when I am on vacation. My poor body is so confused!

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    1. yeah, that happened to me at Thanksgiving. You have my sympathy.

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  8. interesting. I once had a cat named Kazimir :)

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  9. I'm always down for wormholes. Good luck on the writing project.

    Lee
    Tossing It Out

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