Showing posts from June, 2021

Giant Arc evidence of a fractal universe

I'm looking at my feeds and I see astronomers have discovered (or finally recognised, we've known about them for years) there is a 'large' structure at the outer edges of the universe. 3 billion years wide, 'Giant Arc'. This blows apart the standard model of cosmology as for it galaxy distribution is smooth on all scales. But a few have challenged this view and said the universe is fractal - fractal-cosmology. I came into this from the outside, indirectly. The universe is recognised 'by science' as being fractal on small scales (out to around 1 billion years) but on large it is smooth and assumed not fractal. No. No, it is not smooth, and nor should it be. I have taken the fractal-cosmology further by modelling a fractal (doing the maths directly from a fractal, an experiment). Big structures like the Giant Arc are exactly what we would expect to see - like big branches on a tree near the trunk. I

Thermal camera Hairdyer gap paradox

The IR 'hairdryer paradox'. This is a thermogram of an operating hairdryer, taken using the same technology by which we understand the greenhouse gases - thermoelectrics. Why is there a gap after the hairdryer outlet? Is the air not hot? Yes, it is; it is blowing onto a surface, so it must be hot. Is the air not radiating infrared (heat)? Everything with a temperature radiates IR; but, from this image, it appears 'air' (mostly nitrogen and oxygen) doesn't - hence they are termed non-greenhouse gases. But this is wrong. It is that the instrument's therm-transductive detector does not transduce electricity from the radiant heat of nitrogen and oxygen molecules. How did the 'air' get hot in the first place - and so quickly - if it does not absorb IR radiation? Air is an extremely poor thermal conductor of heat (0.026 W/(m K) ), and it has a very low thermal diffusivity. Convection must imply radiation and/or conduction, so what is it? It has to be from radi