Research Suggests Sports Players Experience Time Dilation Effect

New research out of University College London suggests that our perception of time can slow when about to perform an action, such as when a baseball player is readying to hit a pitch. [quote]“Professional ball game players report the feeling of the ball ‘slowing-down’ before hitting it. Because effective motor preparation is critical in achieving …

Black Hole Time Machine

Could A Kerr Black Hole Be Used To Travel Through Time?

Common knowledge tells us that a journey into a black hole ends, well, badly. That’s because its center — the singularity — is an infinitely dense region of space-time, from which nothing can escape. But, as our twisted universe would have it, there’s actually a certain type of theoretical black hole that may lack a …

A Chance Encounter With A Time Traveler

This peculiar time travel tale comes straight from Reddit’s NoSleep district. Now, sure, a good chunk of the posts over there are just stories. Tales for the campfire, I guess. But that doesn’t make them any less interesting. And, occasionally, you come across something more substantial. On March 22, 2012, for example, Reddit user actionslacks submitted …

Håkan Nordkvist, Time Traveller?

Did This Man Find A Wormhole Under His Kitchen Sink?

On August 30, 2006 in Sweden, Håkan Nordkvist came home to find water pooling on his kitchen floor. Assuming it was a leak, he gathered some tools and, opening the kitchen sink cabinet, reached his arm in to feel for the piping. But he reached farther than he’d expected.