Physicists invent flux capacitor

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    Did they fall and hit their head on the toilet when they discovered this?
     
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    If they did, that would explain why it didn't work for time travel. For it to work, they should have been standing on a toilet, hanging a clock, and then fall and hit their head on a sink. :D
     
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    This MacRumors discussion put those theories to the test.
     
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    There's that word again. "Heavy." Why are things so heavy in the future? Is there a problem with the Earth's gravitational pull?
     
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    I noticed Buckaroo Banzai's jet truck had a flux capacitor years before Back to the Future's Delorian. How about that for time travel?
     
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    Are you sure you're not thinking about the oscillation overthruster, which was used for moving though solid matter? Banzai and Dr. Hikita were not involved with a flux capacitor or time travel.
     
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    Yes! In Banzai it was called the oscillation overthruster. In Back to the Future it was the flux capacitor. Same device, different functionality. In line with the 'flux capacitor' the scientist quoted by the OP, same device different functionality.

    The time travel part was the flux capacitor making it to an earlier vehicle in the same spot. A bit of a nod to BB from the director of Back to the Future, I would imagine.
     
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    You're absolutely correct! Neil Canton was a producer and Christopher Lloyd (Doc Brown) was an actor in both films. From iMDB:
    Interesting!
     
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    Here's another mind-bending news story:


    Modelling a system when time is running backwards is like trying to infer a cause from an effect. We are used to finding that more difficult than predicting an effect from a cause. In everyday life, understanding what will happen next is easier if you know what just happened, and what happened before that.

    James Crutchfield and John Mahoney teamed up with the CQT researchers to find out whether quantum mechanics changes the situation. They found that it did. A quantum model forced to emulate the process in reverse-time will always outperform a classical model modelling the process in forward-time.

    I'm sorry that I didn't report this news to you before it happened but, being a non-quantum person, I was stuck in forward-moving time.
     
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    Epic
     
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    Well that’s pretty cool
     
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    That already happened - we are just waiting for the money to be spent to realize the dream!
     
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    Earth doesn’t pull, it warps space time and you are inclined to move to earths center do to such curvature...
     
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    That sounds like a warped point of view! o_O
     

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