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Cancer. The very word causes a recoil, a visceral awareness that our statistical probability of "catching" this "disease" is astronomically high.
4 hrs ago | Improbable Research
Investigating how and why a strand of uncooked spaghetti breaks after bending - well that's a complicated undertaking, with a rich history. One man's take appears in this writeup: The 2006 Ig Nobel Prize in physics centered on this very topic.
8 hrs ago | Bangor Daily News
The Maine School of Science and Mathematics in Limestone recently kicked off its 19th year as a public residential magnet school that serves high school students from around the world from grades 9-12. According to Luke Shorty, executive director of MSSM, this year's enrollment numbers were some of the highest in over a decade.
9 hrs ago | ECNmag
The emerging field of molecular electronics could take our definition of portable to the next level, enabling the construction of tiny circuits from molecular components. In these highly efficient devices, individual molecules would take on the roles currently played by comparatively-bulky wires, resistors and transistors.
9 hrs ago | McGill Reporter
The Royal Society of Canada has named the inaugural 91 members of The College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists today. The new members include McGill's Aashish Clerk, Associate Professor of Physics and a Tier-II Canada Research Chair, and Madhukar Pai, Director of McGill's Global Health Programs, Associate Professor in the Dept.
11 hrs ago | The Washington Post
In the fizzy romp "CancAon" at GALA Hispanic Theatre, two married couples drink too much and switch partners. That's the short version, and it may bring to mind the 1969 film " Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice ."
13 hrs ago | RedOrbit
Image Caption: NIST chip containing a single-photon detector was made of superconducting nanowires. Four chips like this were used in the experiment that entangled three photons.
13 hrs ago | Newswise
WASHINGTON, D.C., September 16, 2014 - Researchers from the University of Alabama in Huntsville and the University of Oklahoma have found a new way to control the properties of quantum dots, those tiny chunks of semiconductor material that glow different colors depending on their size. Quantum dots, which are so small they start to exhibit atom-like quantum properties, have a wide range of potential applications, from sensors, light-emitting diodes, and solar cells, to fluorescent tags for biomedical imaging and qubits in quantum computing.
13 hrs ago | Dansville-Genesee Country Expres
It is common now - among intellectuals and even among government agencies - to deny humans a nature and regard the characteristics once attributed to human nature as merely 'social constructs.' Gender, for example, is now viewed by many as an arbitrary social construct.
15 hrs ago | Switched
The experimental apparatus is mounted inside a special refrigerator capable of reaching temperatures 1/100th of a degree above absolute zero. This necessary to keep the device isolated from the 'background photons' present at higher temperatures.
17 hrs ago | Customer Interaction Solutions
The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre in Aintree Liverpool, The Edinburgh Cancer Centre and The Christie at Salford Royal in Manchester are the first centres in Europe to receive a certification of compliance to a new emerging quality standard for radiosurgery, following an independent audit through an internationally recognized expert committee. Representatives from the Edinburgh Cancer Centre, The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre and The Christie at Salford Royal collect their certification plaques.
Reports on Progress in Physics , Vol. 38, No. 8. , 903, doi:10.1088/0034-4885/38/8/001 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.
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.
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.
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.
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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