"What was there before the Big Bang? Well, you see, there was no before because before the Big Bang, time did not exist. Time is a result of the expansion of the Universe itself, but what’ll happen when the Universe has finished expanding and the movement is reversed? What’ll be the nature of time?
If String Theory is correct, the Universe possesses nine spatial dimensions, and one temporal dimension. Now we can imagine that in the beginning, all the dimensions were twisted together and during the Big Bang, three spatial dimensions, the ones that we know as height, width and depth, and one temporal dimension, what we know as time, were deployed. The other six remained miniscule, wound up together.
Now, if we live in a Universe of wound dimensions, how do we distinguish between illusion and reality? Time, as we know it, is a dimension we experience only in one direction. But what if one of the additional dimensions wasn’t spatial, but temporal?"
Federal authorities have accused eight men of participating in 21st-Century Bank heists that netted a whopping $45 million by hacking into payment systems and eliminating withdrawal limits placed on prepaid debit cards.
The eight men formed the New York-based cell of an international crime ring that organized and executed the hacks and then used fraudulent payment cards in dozens of countries to withdraw the loot from automated teller machines, federal prosecutors alleged in court papers unsealed Thursday.
In a matter of hours on two separate occasions, the eight defendants and their confederates withdrew about $2.8 million from New York City ATMs alone. At the same times, “cashing crews” in cities in at least 26 countries withdrew more than $40 million in a similar fashion.