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1 hr ago | Inside Bay Area

Physicists, others using science to help art of film animation

In a small, utilitarian office in Glendale, Ron Henderson methodically jotted down equations for Isaac Newton's Three Laws of Motion on a whiteboard next to his desk.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, NASA, Computers, Science, Computer Science

6 hrs ago | Examiner.com

NASA successfully tests engine that uses no fuel, violates the laws of physics

Very quietly, NASA has tested a space drive that does not use propellant and according to the laws of physics should not work, according to a Thursday story in Wired.UK .

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, NASA, Science, Cleveland, OH

9 hrs ago | Switched

Neil deGrasse Tyson Says Media Misled Over Speed Of Light Story

Were physicists all wrong about the speed of light ? You might think so, given the stories posted recently about a new paper suggesting that light travels a bit more slowly than the 186,000-miles-a-second figure that's familiar to generations of science geeks.

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Related Topix: Science, Astronomy, Explosion

13 hrs ago | Centauri Dreams

Dining with Dirac

Ever wonder what it would have been like to sit in on a great occasion? I used to think about this in relation to a dinner party the painter Benjamin Haydon threw in 1817 at his London studio.

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Related Topix: Travel, Europe Travel, London, United Kingdom Travel, United Kingdom Travel, World News, Cambridgeshire County, England, United Kingdom, Trinity College, Science, Astronomy

17 hrs ago | Lowell Sun

UML professor is teaching science -- the right way

Robert Gamache, a professor in the UMass Lowell Department of Environmental, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, has been named one of "The World's Most Influential Scientific Minds" by Thomson Reuters, which compiled the list by the title in collaboration with Shanghai Jiaotong University and producer of the Academic Ranking of World Universities.

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Related Topix: UMass Lowell, UMass Dartmouth, Science, UMass Amherst, Dunstable, MA

22 hrs ago | Daily Chronicle

NIU scientists embark on big experiment into tiny particle

One year after completing its 3,200-mile journey from Long Island to Fermilab, the gigantic Muon g-2 electromagnet moved into its new building on the Fermilab campus near Batavia on Wednesday morning.

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Related Topix: Batavia, IL, Northern Illinois University, Science, DeKalb, IL

Thu Jul 31, 2014

Examiner.com

Physicist creates color-changing ice cream

Nobody ever said science has to be serious all the time. It can be really fun and in this case, even tasty.

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Related Topix: Science, Science / Technology, Inventions

Christian Science Monitor

Color-changing ice cream: Mix a physicist, dairy, and 'love elixir'

The days of mood rings and Hypercolor T-shirts may be gone, but if a Spanish physics professor's idea takes off, this generation may get its own color-changing phenomenon.

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Related Topix: Science, Spain, World News,

Hispanic Business

New Findings on Applied Physics Described by Investigators at Mahatma ...

For the purpose of investigation, PANI and PANI-CMC composite are synthesized at room temperature by chemical polymerization of aniline without/with CMC."

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Related Topix: Science

Hispanic Business

Institute of Physics Reports Findings in Physics Research...

Three intriguing oxide interfaces, hetero-, homo-, and tubular interfaces, will be discussed in detail in this review."

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Related Topix: Science, Science / Technology, Nanotechnology

Newswise

Spin Diagnostics

Magnetic resonance imaging , which is the medical application of nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, is a powerful diagnostic tool.

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Related Topix: Science

Stuff.co.nz

The talented Mr Levinson

He's got a Physics Phd in particle theory and has been a key crew-member for the likes of David Fincher and Anthony Minghella.

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Related Topix: Science, War Movies, Drama Movies, Cold Mountain

Hispanic Business

ViewRay to Showcase its MRIdian System in Booth 639 at 2014 Medical Physics Meeting

With continuous soft-tissue imaging, clinicians can clearly see the cancer target, monitor where the actual radiation dose is being delivered, and adapt to changes in the patient's anatomy - all in real time, providing a more precise and personalized cancer treatment option.

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Related Topix: Science, Cancer, Health

Wed Jul 30, 2014

Twin Cities Daily Planet

University of Minnesota celebrates completion of world-class NOvA detector

Members of a tour group take photos while observing the NOvA far detector on July 24, 2014, in Ash River, Minn.

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Related Topix: Minnesota Government, Minnesota, University of Minnesota, Science

ZPEnergy.com

Theorists propose way to amplify force of vacuum fluctuations

From ScienceDaily : Boosting the force of empty space: Theorists propose way to amplify force of vacuum fluctuations Source: Vienna University of Technology, TU Vienna Summary: Vacuum fluctuations may be among the most counter-intuitive phenomena of quantum physics.

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Newswise

Finding Quantum Lines of Desire

Groundskeepers and landscapers hate them, but there is no fighting them. Called desire paths, social trails or goat tracks, they are the unofficial shortcuts people create between two locations when the purpose-built path doesn't take them where they want to go.

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Related Topix: Science, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, Chemistry

Outlook

Superman's Solar-Powered Feats Break Laws of Physics

Your favourite superhero Superman can accomplish some pretty spectacular feats but he may be breaking a fundamental law of physics while doing so! Superman would not be able to get all the energy he needs to fly from the sun alone, as suggested in the DC Comics, researchers have found.

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Related Topix: Publishing, Media, DC Comics

Science Daily

Beyond invisibility cloaks? Flexible metamaterial absorbers developed

Scientists have created flexible metamaterial absorbers designed to suppress electromagnetic radiation from mobile electronics.

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Wireless Design & Development

Optimum Inertia for Snowman-like Nanorobot

A new study investigates the effects of small but finite inertia on the propulsion of micro and nano-scale swimming machines Scale plays a major role in locomotion.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Robots, Science

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Scientific Blogging

Quantum Cheshire Cat: Scientists Separate A Particle From Its 'Grin'

In Lewis Caroll's novel "Alice in Wonderland", the Cheshire Cat could disappear but its grin remained.

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Related Topix: Science

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