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29 min ago | Scientific American

How the Iconic Pillars of Creation Arose

Remember the Pillars of Creation? Since the Hubble Space Telescope captured this spectacular photograph in 1995, it has appeared on posters, T-shirts and screen savers.

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Related Topix: Astronomy, Science

2 hrs ago | Slashdot

The First Particle Physics Evidence of Physics Beyond the Standard Model?

StartsWithABang writes It's the holy grail of modern particle physics: discovering the first smoking-gun, direct evidence for physics beyond the Standard Model.

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3 hrs ago | Mid-Day Mumbai

Remembering Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, the Indian-American astrophysicist

On the death anniversary of Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, one of the greatest scientists of the 20th century, a look at the life and work of this Indian-American astrophysicist Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, the Indian-American astrophysicist, was awarded the 1983 Nobel Prize for Physics along with William A. Fowler, for his mathematical theory of black ... (more)

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4 hrs ago | CiteULike

Giant tunnel magnetoresistance in magnetic tunnel junctions with a crystalline MgO(0a

Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics , Vol. 40, No. 21. , pp. R337-R354, doi:10.1088/0022-3727/40/21/r01 A magnetic tunnel junction , which consists of a thin insulating layer sandwiched between two ferromagnetic electrode layers, exhibits tunnel magnetoresistance due to spin-dependent electron tunnelling.

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Wed Aug 20, 2014

Newsday

Best and worst excuses for GCSE pain

Let's face it - no-one likes to mess up. So when it comes to disappointing GCSE results - it's useful to have someone or something else to blame.

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WebWire

Science Learning Comes to Your Fingertips as Function Space Launches...

Today, Function Space , the most comprehensive social learning network for science, is announcing the launch of its iOS app.

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Related Topix: Science, Computer Science, Mathematics

Hispanic Business

Researchers from Department of Medical Physics Discuss Findings in...

Editor at Health & Medicine Week -- Investigators publish new report on Amino Acids.

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Related Topix: Science, World News, Austria, Journalism

RedOrbit

Unexpected Electric Polarizations In Promising...

Image Caption: Scientists and study coauthors from Brookhaven Lab's Condensed Matter Physics and Materials Science Department stand beside a transmission electron microscope capable of capturing nanoscale structures.

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Related Topix: Science, Department of Energy

OUPblog

The 150th anniversary of Newlands' discovery of the periodic system

The discovery of the periodic system of the elements and the associated periodic table is generally attributed to the great Russian chemist Dmitri Mendeleev.

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Related Topix: Chemistry, Science

Science Daily

Scientists unveil new technology to better understand small clusters of atoms

Physicists have developed new technology to study atomic vibration in small particles, revealing a more accurate picture of the structure of atomic clusters where surface atoms vibrate more intensively than internal atoms.

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Science Daily

A new wireless energy transfer device can charge any device without using cables

Researchers at the Universitat Politecnica de Valencia have designed a new device for wireless energy transfer that will, for example, charge mobile phones or laptops without needing wires.

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Related Topix: Robots, Science, Solar Energy, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy

Tri-cityherald.com

Letter: Some scientists cool off

A climate realists' article by John O'Sullivan reports that "50 IPCC Experts Expose Washington Post Global Warming Lies."

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Related Topix: Texas Government, Texas, Rick Perry, US Governors, Science

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Ecology Global Network

The Physics of Falling Icebergs

For thousands of years, the massive glaciers of Earth's polar regions have remained relatively stable, the ice locked into mountainous shapes that ebbed in warmer months but gained back their bulk in winter.

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Not Even Wrong

Grand Unification of Mathematics and Physics

I'm not sure whether this slogan is likely to annoy physicists or mathematicians more, but in any case Edward Frenkel deserves some of the blame for this, since he describes the Langlands program as a Grand Unified Theory of mathematics, which further is unified with gauge field theories similar to the Standard Model.

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Related Topix: Mathematics, Science

Mirror.co.uk

Lorry driver over the moon after landing job with Nasa

Co Down man Ryan Milligan applied for a grant to study space weather and is now setting up office at Queen's University Belfast, but still plans to drive trucks to relax.

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KACST scientist wins US physics award

"APS, the world's second largest organization for physicists with a non-profit membership, has chosen Dr. Badhrees as the first non-American woman-physicist to be granted the 'Woman Physicist of the Month' for for her enriching role and positive impact on the physics community," an official at KACST media department said on Tuesday.

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SPACE.com

Mementos on Europe's Last Space Freighter Honor Scientist Namesakes

It is not the most important payload onboard the "Georges Lematre" - the name that the European Space Agency gave its fifth and last Automated Transfer Vehicle - but the box's contents represent the history that was made and the science that was advanced by the fleet of five spacecraft and their namesakes.

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

CiteULike

Herwig++ Physics and Manual

The European Physical Journal C , Vol. 58, No. 4. , pp. 639-707, doi:10.1140/epjc/s10052-008-0798-9 In this paper we describe Herwig++ version 2.3, a general-purpose Monte Carlo event generator for the simulation of hard lepton-lepton, lepton-hadron and hadron-hadron collisions.

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ECNmag

Organic photovoltaic cells of the future

WASHINGTON D.C., Aug. 19, 2014 - Organic photovoltaic cells -- a type of solar cell that uses polymeric materials to capture sunlight -- show tremendous promise as energy conversion devices, thanks to key attributes such as flexibility and low-cost production.

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LiveScience

How Do Monster Black Holes Form? New Find May Provide 'Missing Link'

Black holes are some of the strangest objects in the universe, and they typically fall into one of two size extremes: "small" ones that are dozens of times more massive than the sun and other "supermassive" black holes that are billions of times larger than our nearest star.

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Related Topix: Astronomy, Science, University of Maryland College Park, New Haven, CT

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