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19 min ago | ECNmag

At Yale, progress in the fight against quantum dissipation

Scientists at Yale have confirmed a 50-year-old, previously untested theoretical prediction in physics and improved the energy storage time of a quantum switch by several orders of magnitude.


Related Topix: Science, Computers

1 hr ago | R & D

Scientists capture ultrafast snapshots of light-driven superconductivity

A new study pins down a major factor behind the appearance of superconductivity-the ability to conduct electricity with 100% efficiency-in a promising copper-oxide material.


Related Topix: Science, Department of Energy

2 hrs ago | Live Science

'LIGO: A Passion for Understanding' - The Minds Behind the Film

Kai Staats is an entrepreneur, writer, filmmaker and now student at the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Cosmology Research Group, Cape Town, South Africa where he is working to earn his masters degree in applied mathematics.


Related Topix: World News, South Africa, Mathematics, Science, Science / Technology, High Performance Computing, Louisiana State University, University of Mississippi

3 hrs ago | Detroit Free Press

Upcoming movies: 'Only Lovers Left Alive,' 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2'

Paul Walker stars. Rated PG-13 for gunplay, violence and action, language, sexual menace and drug content.


Related Topix: The Amazing Spider-Man, Thriller, Spider-Man 2, Action Movies, Science Fiction Movies, Detroit, MI, Science

7 hrs ago | Live Science

'Clever Editing' Warps Scientists' Words in New Geocentrism Film

Four prominent cosmologists say they were misquoted in a documentary trailer promoting a claim debunked more than 450 years ago: that the Earth is in a privileged spot in the universe.


Related Topix: Astronomy, Science, Arizona State University, City College of New York, City University of New York

11 hrs ago | Scientific Computing/Instrument.

Cosmic Slurp: Using Supercomputers to Predict Black Holes Swallowing Stars

Somewhere out in the cosmos an ordinary galaxy spins, seemingly at slumber. Then all of a sudden, WHAM! A flash of light explodes from the galaxy's center.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, High Performance Computing, Science, Astronomy, Computers

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Government Executive

Algorithm May Enable Common X-Rays to Identify Tiny Amounts of Uranium and Plutonium

Los Angeles International Airport Enforcement Special Unit police officers use a bomb-sniffing dog to check baggage.


Related Topix: University of Texas at Austin

Lansing State Journal

MSU physics professors to hold Q&A after 'Particle Fever' showing at Studio C

The universe seems to tuck its details into distant, hard-to-find places. So does CERN, the international project designed to find those details.


Related Topix: Science, Michigan State University

Christian Science Monitor

Exotic hadron particles detected at CERN: Bizarre matter defies known physics

Exotic hadron particles: Scientists at CERN have confirmed the detection of exotic hadrons, a type of matter whose existence is not predicted by the Standard Model of particle physics.


Related Topix: Science, Weird

Business Journal

Learn physics with an app a at an art museum?

A new iPad app created by a Drexel University professor is hoping to change the way we think about art.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, Ipad, Science, Drexel University

William Floyd Science Students Participate in International Physics Masterclass

In a partnership with area high schools and Brookhaven National Laboratory , William Floyd AP Physics students recently had the opportunity to participate in an ... Mastic Beach & Upton, NY, April 15, 2014 In a partnership with area high schools and Brookhaven National Laboratory , William Floyd AP Physics students recently had the opportunity to ... (more)


Related Topix: Science, Mastic Beach, NY, Upton, NY, Farmingdale, NY, Smithtown, NY, Wading River, NY


Sensitive Detection Method May Help Impede Illicit Nuclear Trafficking

According to the International Atomic Energy Agency the greatest danger to nuclear security comes from terrorists acquiring sufficient quantities of plutonium or highly enriched uranium to construct a crude nuclear explosive device.


Related Topix: Nuclear Energy, Science, University of Texas at Austin

Science Daily

New 'tunable' semiconductors will allow better detectors, solar cells

Researchers have discovered a way to use existing semiconductors to detect a far wider range of light than is now possible, well into the infrared range.


Related Topix: Science, Georgia State University


Probing the physics of narrow-line regions of Seyfert galaxies I: The case of NGC 5427

We have used the Wide Field Spectrograph on the ANU 2.3m telescope at Siding Spring to observe the nearby, nearly face-on, Seyfert 2 galaxy, NGC 5427.


Related Topix: Science

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Silver Bullet Comics

Advance Review: 'Solar: Man of the Atom #1' A ultra powerful myth...

Advance Review: 'Solar: Man of the Atom #1' A ultra powerful myth bending the laws of physics to his will Magnus: Robot Fighter .


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Live Science

Beyond the Higgs: 4 Weird Facts About Other Bosons

In 2012, scientists at the world's largest atom smasher came across evidence of what they believe is the Higgs boson, a long-sought particle that gives other matter the property of mass.


Related Topix: Science


Introducing Meqanic - A new kind of Puzzle Game for iOS

Tareso announces today the release of Meqanic , a revolutionary new puzzle game for iOS.


Related Topix: Ipad, Science / Technology, Apple, Startups, Science


Novel technique developed by NUS scientists opens door to better solar cells

A team of scientists, led by Assistant Professor Andrivo Rusydi from the Department of Physics at the National University of Singapore's Faculty of Science, has successfully developed a technique to study the interface between materials, shedding light on the new properties that arise when two materials are put together.


Related Topix: Science, Indonesia, World News,

Daily Kos

Connect! Unite! Act! What Performance Do You Wish You Could Have Seen? 'The Physical Revue'

A daily series, Connect! Unite! Act! seeks to create face-to-face networks in each congressional district.


Related Topix: us Travel, Travel, Social Software, Science, US News, Liberal Political News

UConn Advance

UConn's First Female Physics Professor Reaches 45-year Milestone

Cynthia Peterson, professor of physics, outside the Planetarium on North Eagleville Road.


Related Topix: Astronomy, Space, NASA, Storrs, CT