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TIDBIT: TALK ABOUT DARK MATTER? OR THE HATED “E-WORD”?

November 23, 2014 By Joseph P. Farrell

Now, here's an interesting little article, and I include it with today's main blog because for those of you familiar with the history of late 19th and early 20th century physics, the language here is going to sound eerily familiar (can you say, ether?). And for those of you really familiar with things, it might recall certain correspondence between people like Lense, Thirring, and a guy by the name of Walther Gerlach:

GPS Might be Tool in Detecting Mysterious Dark Matter, Physicists Say

"Topological defects," huh? You mean, kind of like a screw or Frenkel defect in a lattice?

“As the dark matter blows by, it would occasionally cause clocks of the GPS system to go out of sync with a tell-tale pattern over a period of about 3 minutes.” As it "blows by"? Where have we heard that before?