Saturday, 21 January 2012

H5N1 Airborn?

I'm a big follower of the NewScientist website because of the huge scope of information and articles they provide. Recently, it was announced that two laboratories had successfully modified the H5N1 virus (Bird Flu) to become transmittable through the air. There has been call from the people high up the chain to bring such research to a halt because of the seriousness of such research. This virus is quite possibly capable of wiping out 50% of the world's population. It's a scary thought to think, that the only thing keeping this virus from ever making it's way into the environment, is a concrete room in a storage container somewhere in the US.

I've always believed in the old adage, that if it can happen, it will happen. All it takes, is for someone with complacency to make a small mistake, and Pandora's Box is open.

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Higgs? or No Higgs? That is the question

I've not posted on my blog for an eternity, and decided, clear all the old rubbish off and start afresh.

Recent events in the scientific arena have been quite exciting with the release of new data from the CERN Large Hadron Collider. Now, the obvious question on everyone's mind, is whether or not, they have discovered the existence of the Higgs Boson. The theoretical particle which is supposed to give all other matter in the universe, mass. The Standard Model describes this particle as more of a field which causes drag on moving particles, this drag is manifested as mass. The bigger the mass, the bigger the drag.

All sounds fascinating, but it became more of an odd ball for me, when the results could not fully conclude at what collision energies this particle is supposed to show itself. The first assumption is that at between 115-130 GeV/c2, there should be a signal. My question is this. Is it possible, that the mass/energy of the Higgs, is changing. Not changing rapidly, but to put it, not constant. Our universe is expanding according to observations, but my theory of this observation, is to say that the universe is in theory, falling. The falling effect is increasing within the higher dimensions of space because there is no limitation on the speed at which our universe can fall. The best analogy would be that our Universe started off as a singularity sized ball of energy that has slowly rolled on a curved surface which itself is bending towards an infinite tangent of gravity. As it falls further, the expansion is increasing due to the distance of matter being further away. Scientists deem this as the cause of what is called Dark Energy, but I don't truly believe that this field exists. I think that the expansion is an observable effect of being inside an expanding universe that is continously falling faster and faster until entropy takes over and everything will end in a cold and dark place.

So you ask, wtf's this got to do with the Higgs boson. Well, my idea came to me after having thought about the above analogy, that the dragging effect which gives all mass to particles, is infact the force of friction from outside our observable universe. It stands to reason, that even though we are all falling rapidly, and getting faster and faster, the mass of everything in the universe is going to increase over time. So the energies required to observe the Higgs, will also increase. The end result is that because we are expanding faster and faster, the energy being produced from the drag effect will also increase, which will result in the eventual breakdown of all matter. This breakdown is what we refer to as entropy.

Any thoughts?