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43 min ago | Indybay.org

Vandana Shiva: The Rights of Mother Earth

Global Exchange, KPFA Radio, Navdanya Institute present a talk with book sale and book signing: Hosted by Carleen Pickard $15 advance tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/864925 :: 800-838-3006 or Pegasus Moe's, Marcus Books, Walden Pond Books, Diesel a Bookstore, Mrs. Dalloway's Books SF: Modern Times, $20 door. Benefit: Global Exchange, KPFA & Navdanya http://www.kpfa.org/events Vandana Shiva is an internationally esteemed Indian environmental and anti-globalization activist.

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Related Topix: Activism, Science, Agriculture

4 hrs ago | R & D

Fluid mechanics suggests alternative to quantum orthodoxy

The central mystery of quantum mechanics is that small chunks of matter sometimes seem to behave like particles, sometimes like waves. For most of the past century, the prevailing explanation of this conundrum has been what's called the "Copenhagen interpretation"-which holds that, in some sense, a single particle really is a wave, smeared out across the universe, that collapses into a determinate location only when observed.

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Related Topix: Science, Mathematics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

4 hrs ago | R & D

Scientists now closer to industrial synthesis of a material harder than diamond

Researchers from the Technological Institute for Superhard and Novel Carbon Materials in Troitsk, the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology , National University of Science and Technology , and Moscow State Univ. have developed a new method for the synthesis of an ultrahard material that exceeds diamond in hardness.

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7 hrs ago | CiteULike

AdS/CFT Duality User Guide

To insert individual citation into a bibliography in a word-processor, select your preferred citation style below and drag-and-drop it into the document. This is the draft version of a textbook on "real-world" applications of the AdS/CFT duality for beginning graduate students in particle physics and for researchers in the other fields.

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11 hrs ago | KXVO

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Related Topix: Honeywell International, Aerospace-Defense, Honeywell, Science / Technology, NASA, Science, Education Etc.

15 hrs ago | Hispanic Business

Gregori Aminoff Prize 2015

New tools for the study of the structure of matter [image]Professor Ian Robinson has made a number of pioneering contributions in the field of X-ray diffraction, which is a method used to determine the three-dimensional structure of a crystal. He is in the forefront when it comes to utilising the opportunities provided by increasingly advanced synchrotron light sources and free-electron lasers in the study of the electronic and structural properties of solids.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

Science Daily

Three's a charm: Detectors reveal entangled photon triplets

Researchers have directly entangled three photons in the most technologically useful state for the first time, thanks in part to superfast, super-efficient single-photon detectors. This image shows the University of Waterloo laboratory where scientists entangled three photons.

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Related Topix: National Institute of Standards and Technology, Science

CiteULike

Attosecond electronic and nuclear quantum photodynamics of ozone:...

Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics , Vol. 47, No. 12. , 124010, doi:10.1088/0953-4075/47/12/124010 To insert individual citation into a bibliography in a word-processor, select your preferred citation style below and drag-and-drop it into the document.

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Improbable Research

Physics and the new Ig Nobel opera

The Harvard Physics Department is, again this year, kindly letting use use their SciBox as rehearsal space for the new Ig Nobel mini-opera. This photo, by David Kessler, shows part of the cast, at the first full rehearsal.

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ScienceBlogs

The Age of Radiance [Greg Laden's Blog]

The Age of Radiance: The Epic Rise and Dramatic Fall of the Atomic Era by Craig Nelson is a well done history of the atomic age. If you are a bit squeamish about the nuclear industry or nuclear stuff generally you'll find Nelson's dismissal of your concerns as the product of a public relations fail on the part of the nuclear industry to be patronizing and annoying, but there isn't too much of that in the book, and he's partly right; most fears people have about nuclear energy are not especially accurate, but then again, that applies to all fears all the time, it seems.

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RedOrbit

PPPL Scientists Take Key Step Toward Solving A...

Image Caption: This fast-camera image shows plasma during magnetic reconnection, with magnetic field lines rendered in white based on measurements made during the experiment. The converging horizontal lines represent the field lines prior to reconnection.

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Related Topix: Cellphones, Department of Energy, Science

CiteULike

Luttinger, Peierls or Mott? Quantum Phase Transition in Strongly...

Overview This book is devoted to nonmetal-to-metal transitions. The original ideas of Mott for such a transition in solids have been adapted to describe a broad variety of phenomena in condensed matter physics , in plasma and cluster physics, as well as in nuclear physics .

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

This is Local London

Mad science with Albert Einstein

Can physics ever be funny? Well, this one-man show by actor and comedian John Hinton is aiming to answer that question with an emphatic yes, writes Harvey Day . Performed as a spoof performance lecture by none other than Albert Einstein, Hinton looks to explain his most famous theory, filled with science-themed jokes and puns, to delight science and comedy fans alike.

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The Escapist

"God Particle" Could Wipe Out The Universe, Says Steven Hawking

The discovery of the Higgs Boson particle, more colloquially referred to as the "God Particle", helped solidify our basic understanding of particle physics and matter- but could it also have the power to wipe out our universe? Steven Hawking has never been a fan of the Higgs Boson particle. When the particle was identified back in 2012, he said the discovery made physics less interesting.

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Pasadena Star-News

Making a difference in the techie walled garden of the App Academy: Larry Wilson

Just as University Park parents no doubt ask USC profs to make a difference in their kids' lives, and South Bay schools bring in aerospace whizzes to up the excitement about science, Pasadena schools administrators and board members have for generations been asking, “If we're home to Caltech and JPL, why aren't we No. 1 in teaching about tech?” I've seen a lot of the attempts to answer that question.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Science, Opinion

Newsday

Ultrasound developer wins top award

A Cardiff University professor who helped develop medical ultrasound scans is seeking further breakthroughs after winning a top scientific accolade. Peter Wells is being honoured with the Royal Academy of Engineering award, first won by Sir Tim Berners-Lee, who invented the worldwide web.

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RedOrbit

artificial atom generates sound waves

Image Caption: On the right, an artificial atom generates sound waves consisting of ripples on the surface of a solid. The sound, known as a surface acoustic wave is picked up on the left by a "microphone" composed of interlaced metal fingers.

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Science Daily

Moving silicon atoms in graphene with atomic precision

In recent years, it has become possible to see directly individual atoms using electron microscopy -- especially in graphene, the one-atom-thick sheet of carbon. Scientists have now shown how an electron beam can move silicon atoms through the graphene lattice without causing damage.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

Wired

Testing the Accuracy of the FLIR One

In my review of the FLIR One , I mentioned that this would be an excellent device for a physics lab. So, here is my first "lab", hopefully there will be more posts like this.

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Related Topix: Science, Cameras

CNN

Will 'God particle' destroy us all?

A proton-proton collision produced in the Large Hadron Collider shows characteristics in line with the decay of a Higgs boson particle. Joe Incandela, right, spokesman for the Compact Muon Solenoid experiment, gestures to the crowd next to Rolf Heuer, director-general of the European Organization for Nuclear Research, CERN, at a press conference announcing the major breakthrough in July 2012 in Meyrin, Switzerland.

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Related Topix: Science, Astronomy, Yale University, Opinion

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