Tag Archives: dark matter

How does NASA’s new EM drive work? Maybe the answer lies in Pomroy’s World?

In the following article sources claim that a new EM engine works in a vacuum even though it “violates the Law of Conservation of Momentum”.

Evaluating NASA’s Futuristic EM Drive

In my novels, Pomroy’s World: Arrival and Pomroy’s World: Alone, one of the main characters, Juan Garcia, develops a device to directly detect dark matter.

Perhaps the vacuum is not empty.

Perhaps the thrust NASA’s EM drive develops is a result of forces from the virtual particles of the Quantum vacuum interacting with dark matter and dark energy.

Perhaps Juan Garcia found something important.

Perhaps the secret of dark matter and energy lies in Pomroy’s World.





CERN takes up the hunt for dark matter

Good news, the Large Hadron Collider is going to search for dark matter.

Click the link below to learn more:

Revved-up CERN collider aims to shed light on dark cosmos

I wish them the best of luck. I have a feeling that brute force techniques may not be sufficient in order to discover the nature of dark matter.

Who knows, maybe Juan Garcia can help them out.

Does the Higgs bosun decay into dark matter? We may find out soon.

A team led by a theoretical particle physicist Christoffer Petersson, of Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden has proposed an interesting experiment to try to discover the nature of dark matter.  His idea will be tested at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider this spring.

Click the link below to find out more.

The Higgs Boson May Disintegrate into Dark Matter


Did Dark Matter cause mass extinctions?

Sometimes published journal articles are crazier than the wildest science fiction.

Check out the article below:

Does dark matter cause mass extinctions?

It is fun to speculate about dark matter. I love doing it myself. Unfortunately until we determine the nature of dark matter we know very little.

I think we should remember the K.I.S.S. principle. There are many possible causes of mass extinctions such as climate change, volcanic activity, asteroid strikes, disease and others.

Dark matter update

DAMA , a research group that investigates rare processes in an underground laboratory of the Gran Sasso, has published results of an experiment that investigates dark matter.  You can find out more about their work here:

The DAMA Project – Investigations on particle DArk MAtter and other rare processes with highly radiopure scintillators @ Gran Sasso

It is an interesting project using a well-known approach, looking for seasonal variations in data. They add an interesting twist by assuming that their dark matter target of sodium with it’s odd number of protons is the reason that their detector has succeeded in detecting dark matter while others have not.

I’m still skeptical that they have actually detected dark matter since there are other plausible explanations for the results. In any event, it is a fascinating development.

Can Scientists use GPS to Find Dark Matter

A very interesting article came out today:

“Hunting for topological dark matter with atomic clocks”

Scientists have an ingenious idea that they can detect dark matter due to its disruption of the fabric of space-time.

They might want to read Pomroy’s World as dark matter plays a big role.  I will make sure to pass on the GPS idea to Juan and Muriel (characters in Pomroy’s World) as it might help them get out of their current predicaments.