Aug 05, 2022
Top scientist admits 'space telescope image' was actually a slice of chorizo
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(CNN)A French scientist has apologized after tweeting a photo of a slice of chorizo, claiming it was an image of a distant star taken by the James Webb Space Telescope.Étienne Klein, a celebrated physicist and director at France's Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission, shared the image of the spicy Spanish sausage on Twitter last week, praising the "level of detail" it provided. "Picture of Proxima Centauri, the nearest star to the Sun, located 4.2 light years away from us. It was taken by the James Webb Space Telescope. This level of detail... A new world is unveiled everyday," he told his more than 91,000 followers on Sunday.
Photo de Proxima du Centaure, l'étoile la plus proche du Soleil, située à 4,2 année-lumière de nous.
Elle a été prise par le JWST.
Ce niveau de détails... Un nouveau monde se dévoile jour après jour. pic.twitter.com/88UBbHDQ7Z
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Creepy curved space robot does ‘the impossible’ and ‘defies laws of physics’
The robot, engineered at the Georgia Institute of Technology, reportedly defies the law of motion “that a stationary object cannot move without exchanging momentum with its environment.”2A team of engineers created a robot that 'defies the laws of physics'Credit: Georgia Tech
The team published their findings in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences [PNAS].
Instead of flat mechanisms, the robot makes use of curved space.
“We let our shape-changing object move on the simplest curved space, a sphere, to systematically study the motion in curved space,” said lead researcher Zeb Rocklin.
“We learned that the predicted effect, which was so counter-intuitive it was dismissed by some physicists, indeed occurred: as the robot changed its shape, it inched forward around the sphere in a way that could not be attributed to environmental interactions.”READ MORE TECHBRIGHT IDEA The US government paid me $2.6MILLION for my solution to pricey broadband billsHOLEY HELL Eerie images reveal 'well of hell' found deep in desert and it's full of snakes
To make sure the effects of the curved parts were dominated, the team had to isolate the robot as much as possible from outside forces.
This was done to ensure little interaction or a change of momentum with the environment.
The curved space was created by placing a set of motors drive on curved tracks, which were then attached to a rotating shaft to create a spherical space.
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The robot was only slightly affected by friction and gravity but both seemed to cross-breed with its curved parts, producing a strange dynamic that could not have been created on its own.
Rocklin hopes the methods used by the team will lead to more experimental investigations of curved space.
He believes it can be used to eventually navigate the highly curved space around black holes.
“This research also relates to the ‘Impossible Engine’ study,” said Rocklin.
“Its creator claimed that it could move forward without any propellant. That engine was indeed impossible, but because spacetime is very slightly curved, a device could actually move forward without any external forces or emitting a propellant – a novel discovery.”2Zeb Rocklin hopes the methods used by the team will lead to more experimental investigations of curved spaceCredit: Georgia Tech