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) and big structures like the Giant Arc are exactly what we would expect to see - like big branches on a tree near the trunk.

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 instruments thermoelectric detector do not transduce electricity from the heat of nitrogen and oxygen. 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 convection must imply radiation and/or conduction. It has to be from radiation. Nitrogen and Oxygen both have emission spectra lines in the IR range of the