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4 hrs ago | BroadwayWorld.com

'Unification of Electromagnetism and Gravity' by Selwyn Wright is Released

Einstein is regarded as a scientific genius, presented to school-age children as the preeminent scholar of everything scientific.

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8 hrs ago | SPACE.com

'What Is Relativity?' (2014): Book Excerpt

Many people with a basic knowledge of physics know that Einstein developed the theory of relativity, yet few people actually understand what it means.

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Tue Apr 22, 2014

Scientific Blogging

Immortal Unbounded Universe

I am a Dutchman, currently living in India. Following a PhD in theoretical physics I entered a Global Fortune Our universe is eternal, expanding indefinitely, and not threatened by any form of 'heath death'.

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Science Daily

High-performance, low-cost ultracapacitors built with graphene and carbon nanotubes

By combining the powers of two single-atom-thick carbon structures, researchers have created a new ultracapacitor that is both high performance and low cost.

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ECNmag

High-performance, low-cost ultracapacitors built with graphene and carbon nanotubes

By combining the powers of two single-atom-thick carbon structures, researchers at the George Washington University's Micro-propulsion and Nanotechnology Laboratory have created a new ultracapacitor that is both high performance and low cost.

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Linux Journal

Quantum Cryptography

Classical cryptography provides security based on unproven mathematical assumptions and depends on the technology available to an eavesdropper.

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Related Topix: Cryptography, Science, Computer Science, Science / Technology, Computer Security

R & D

Ion collision physics change drastically for ultra-thin films

A bullet fired through a block of wood will slow down. In a similar way, ions are decelerated when they pass through a solid material: the thicker the material, the larger the energy loss will be.

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Improbable Research

The most honored paper airplane sweeper visits China

On April 17th, Roy Glauber, who was awarded one half of the 2005 Nobel Prize in Physics "for his contribution to the quantum theory of optical coherence", visited USTC and gave a lecture "Two Hundred Years of Light Waves, One Hundred Years of Light Quanta" for the students on the next day.

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Christian Science Monitor

Scientists produce 'wonder material' graphene with kitchen blender

Graphene, single-atom-thick sheets of pure carbon, is lighter than steel but many times stronger, with better electrical conductivity than copper.

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Fort Morgan Times

A life of science

Elemer Bernath was a physics teacher here in 1955 when he took three students - Bill Spencer, Jerry Schaffer, Bob Adair - to the first Colorado Science and Engineer Fair.

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Related Topix: Science, Washington County, CO, Morgan County, CO, Fort Morgan, CO

Free Republic

Majority of Americans doubt the Big Bang Theory

In a new national poll on America's scientific acumen, more than half of respondents said they were "not too confident" or "not at all confident" that "the universe began 13.8 billion years ago with a big bang."

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Mon Apr 21, 2014

The New Zealand Herald

Goodbye universe, hello multiverse

What is the universe made of? The ancient Greeks conceived of the "atom", the indivisible unit of matter.

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Science Blog

Physicists push new Parkinson's treatment toward clinical trials

The most effective way to tackle debilitating diseases is to punch them at the start and keep them from growing.

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Related Topix: Parkinson's Disease, Health, Michigan State University, Chemistry, Science

ECNmag

'Exotic' material is like a switch when super thin

Researchers from Cornell University and Brookhaven National Laboratory have shown how to switch a particular transition metal oxide, a lanthanum nickelate , from a metal to an insulator by making the material less than a nanometer thick.

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WMKY-FM Morehead

Supernova creates havoc

Supernovas are the spectacular ends to the lives of many massive stars. These explosions, which occur on average twice a century in the Milky Way, can produce enormous amounts of energy and be as bright as a galaxy itself.

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Related Topix: Space, Morehead State University, Louisville, KY, George Washington University, Astronomy

Earth & Sky

MESSENGER completes 3,000th orbit of Mercury, sets mark for closest approach

MESSENGER has been getting closer to Mercury since March. It's now closer to the planet than any spacecraft has been before.

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Scientific American

Does Physics Have a Problem?

It was 2012, and physicists had just announced the big news: CERN's Large Hadron Collider had delivered what looked like a Higgs particle, the capstone of a decades-long search to complete the so-called Standard Model of particle physics - a discovery that would lead the following year to a Nobel Prize .

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Scientific American

Supersymmetry and the Crisis in Physics

For decades physicists have been working on a beautiful theory that has promised to lead to a deeper understanding of the quantum world.

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Macworld

Earnings preview: No news is good news?

Scientists might argue that the root cause of Earth's rotation is angular momentum, but come on: We all know it's money, plain and simple.

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Newswise

A New Key to Unlocking the Mysteries of Physics? Quantum Turbulence

The recent discovery of the Higgs boson has confirmed theories about the origin of mass and, with it, offered the potential to explain other scientific mysteries.

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