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2 hrs ago | Switched

This Mysterious Signal 'Could Not Be Explained By Known Physics,' Astronomers Say

When astronomers detected a strange signal in a massive galaxy cluster millions of light years from Earth, they knew they had stumbled upon something big.

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Related Topix: Astronomy, Science, Science / Technology, NASA, Space

2 hrs ago | ECNmag

Measuring the smallest magnets

Imagine trying to measure a tennis ball that bounces wildly, every time to a distance a million times its own size.

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Related Topix: Science

3 hrs ago | Scientific American

First Winners of Largest Prize for Young Scientists Announced

Neurobiologist Rachel Wilson, 40, one of three winners of a new $250,000 prize for young scientists.

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Related Topix: Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

8 hrs ago | ScienceBlogs

The Fermi Alternative [Uncertain Principles]

Given the recent Feynman explosion , some people may be casting about looking for an alternative source of colorful-character anecdotes in physics.

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Related Topix: Science, Explosion, Nuclear Energy

10 hrs ago | Wired

New Head of Prestigious Physics Institute Describes Her Hunt for Dark Matter

In September, Katherine Freese will take the helm of one of the most prestigious theoretical institutes in the world, Nordita, the Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics, in Stockholm, Sweden.

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Related Topix: Science, Sweden, World News, Princeton University, Columbia University, University of Chicago

14 hrs ago | CiteULike

Implications of computer science principles for quantum physics

The Church-Turing thesis is one of the pillars of computer science; it postulates that every classical system has equivalent computability power to the so-called Turing machine.

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Related Topix: Science, Computer Science

Sun Jul 27, 2014

Scientific Blogging

Rotational Wavepackets And Liquid-Like Motion Of Atoms Within An Ultra-Cold Cluster

A new study has unlocked the potential to create new materials using nanosized 'building blocks', by using a laser technique to examine in rich detail the structure and internal atomic motion of a small cluster containing an acetylene molecule and a single helium atom, C2H2aS'He complex .

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Wireless Design & Development

Unleashing the Power of Quantum Dot Triplets

Quantum computers have yet to materialize. Yet, scientists are making progress in devising suitable means of making such computers faster.

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Related Topix: Science, World News, Poland, Slovenia,

Science

How bird flocks are like liquid helium

A flock of starlings flies as one, a spectacular display in which each bird flits about as if in a well-choreographed dance.

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Related Topix: India, World News, Science

University Business

Online students get hands-on lab experience with eScience Labs

The lab kit is intended for higher education, non-majors students enrolled in online or hybrid course models.

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Related Topix: Science

CiteULike

Exploring the Quantum: Atoms, Cavities, and Photons

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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Related Topix: Science

Forward

Manhattan Project's Forgotten Humanist

Growing up in Australia, Danny Ginges was both fascinated and fearful of the atomic bomb, and as an adult delved deeper into the story of the scientists who created the monster.

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Related Topix: Science

Sat Jul 26, 2014

CiteULike

Off-centering of Pb and Sn impurities in GeTe induced by strong local stress

In Journal of Experimental and Theoretical Physics Letters, Vol. 63, No. 8. , pp.

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Related Topix: Science

Chesmont Astronomical Society

Is the solar system stable?

The stability of the solar system is one of the oldest problems in theoretical physics, dating back to Isaac Newton.

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Related Topix: Science, Mathematics

Ars Technica

Researchers: Forget old experiments, let's reinvent the wheel

One of the joys of the arXiv is that anyone can submit anything to the website. Cranks and kooks can publish to their hearts' content in the theoretical physics section.

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Related Topix: Science

Newsday

Tedium, tragedy and tar: The slowest drops in science

In two famous - and famously lengthy - experiments, scientists wait for pitch to drip from a funnel.

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Related Topix: Science, Australia, World News,

NOLA.com

'Manhattan,' dramatizing the making of the atomic bomb, debuts Sunday (July 27) on WGN America

WGN America launches " Manhattan ," its second scripted series, twice on Sunday .

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Related Topix: Robert, LA, Daniel Stern, Science, Television

RedOrbit

Research Rock-Star: Oxford Scientist Analyses...

When most scientists discuss string theory , they aren't referring to the physics behind the distinctive lead guitar techniques of Eric Clapton or Jimi Hendrix, but that's exactly what one Oxford University researcher examines in a new PLOS ONE study.

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Related Topix: Science, Oncology, Medicine

Fri Jul 25, 2014

OhNoTheyDidnt

Harry Lloyd post

WGN America will debut its second original scripted series, "Manhattan," on July 27. In preparation for the 1940s period drama, which surrounds the scientists tasked with developing the atomic bomb in New Mexico -- and their in-the-dark families -- Zap2it caught up with the cast for a Q&A about their new show.

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Related Topix: Science, The Manhattan Project

ECNmag

Breakthrough laser experiment reveals liquid-like motion of atoms in an ultra-cold cluster

A new study by researchers from the University of Leicester has furthered our understanding of how tiny nanosystems function, unlocking the potential to create new materials using nanosized 'building blocks'.

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