Things Going Bump in the Dark — Dark Matter

Strange vibrations were recorded by a recent University of Minnesota professors’ experiment. They think it may be particles of dark matter bumping the nucleus of a germanium atom.
What’s does ‘dark matter’ have to do with new energy inventions?

What it might end up doing is create more interest in new-science researchers’ efforts to understand the ‘background energy of the universe’ that some inventions seem to tap into as a source of added power.
And what is dark matter?  In the evolving worldview of conventional scientists, dark matter is believed to have provided the power that made normal matter coalesce into galaxies, and Earth is always sailing through this invisible sea of – whatever it is.
Astrophysicists say dark matter accounts for about 80 percent of the mass in the Universe, and they say it’s invisible because it can’t absorb, reflect, or give off light. They named it when they figured out that the visible material in galaxies couldn’t generate enough gravity to hold the galaxies together at the speeds galaxies rotate.
Adding to the indirect evidence for dark matter is the above-mentioned Cryogenic Dark Matter Search, an experiment in northern Minnesota’s Soudan mine. It’s half a mile underground because that shields experimental apparatus from cosmic rays that would complicate results of the experiment. The physicists recorded two interactions of subatomic particles whose signals look like those expected from the supposed dark matter that may shape galaxies and form most of the Universe.
www1.umn.edu/news/ quoted one professor saying, “The coming decade will likely see the direct detection of dark matter, even if our experiment may have only seen a background fluctuation.”

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  1. Sounds very similar in definition to aether, which being ridiculed for 100 years.

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