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Global Exchange, KPFA Radio, Navdanya Institute present a talk with book sale and book signing: Hosted by Carleen Pickard $15 advance tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/864925 :: 800-838-3006 or Pegasus Moe's, Marcus Books, Walden Pond Books, Diesel a Bookstore, Mrs. Dalloway's Books SF: Modern Times, $20 door. Benefit: Global Exchange, KPFA & Navdanya http://www.kpfa.org/events Vandana Shiva is an internationally esteemed Indian environmental and anti-globalization activist.
4 hrs ago | R & D
The central mystery of quantum mechanics is that small chunks of matter sometimes seem to behave like particles, sometimes like waves. For most of the past century, the prevailing explanation of this conundrum has been what's called the "Copenhagen interpretation"-which holds that, in some sense, a single particle really is a wave, smeared out across the universe, that collapses into a determinate location only when observed.
4 hrs ago | R & D
Researchers from the Technological Institute for Superhard and Novel Carbon Materials in Troitsk, the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology , National University of Science and Technology , and Moscow State Univ. have developed a new method for the synthesis of an ultrahard material that exceeds diamond in hardness.
7 hrs ago | CiteULike
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. This is the draft version of a textbook on "real-world" applications of the AdS/CFT duality for beginning graduate students in particle physics and for researchers in the other fields.
11 hrs ago | KXVO
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Researchers have directly entangled three photons in the most technologically useful state for the first time, thanks in part to superfast, super-efficient single-photon detectors. This image shows the University of Waterloo laboratory where scientists entangled three photons.
Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics , Vol. 47, No. 12. , 124010, doi:10.1088/0953-4075/47/12/124010 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.
The Harvard Physics Department is, again this year, kindly letting use use their SciBox as rehearsal space for the new Ig Nobel mini-opera. This photo, by David Kessler, shows part of the cast, at the first full rehearsal.
The Age of Radiance: The Epic Rise and Dramatic Fall of the Atomic Era by Craig Nelson is a well done history of the atomic age. If you are a bit squeamish about the nuclear industry or nuclear stuff generally you'll find Nelson's dismissal of your concerns as the product of a public relations fail on the part of the nuclear industry to be patronizing and annoying, but there isn't too much of that in the book, and he's partly right; most fears people have about nuclear energy are not especially accurate, but then again, that applies to all fears all the time, it seems.
Image Caption: This fast-camera image shows plasma during magnetic reconnection, with magnetic field lines rendered in white based on measurements made during the experiment. The converging horizontal lines represent the field lines prior to reconnection.
Can physics ever be funny? Well, this one-man show by actor and comedian John Hinton is aiming to answer that question with an emphatic yes, writes Harvey Day . Performed as a spoof performance lecture by none other than Albert Einstein, Hinton looks to explain his most famous theory, filled with science-themed jokes and puns, to delight science and comedy fans alike.
The discovery of the Higgs Boson particle, more colloquially referred to as the "God Particle", helped solidify our basic understanding of particle physics and matter- but could it also have the power to wipe out our universe? Steven Hawking has never been a fan of the Higgs Boson particle. When the particle was identified back in 2012, he said the discovery made physics less interesting.
Just as University Park parents no doubt ask USC profs to make a difference in their kids' lives, and South Bay schools bring in aerospace whizzes to up the excitement about science, Pasadena schools administrators and board members have for generations been asking, “If we're home to Caltech and JPL, why aren't we No. 1 in teaching about tech?” I've seen a lot of the attempts to answer that question.
A Cardiff University professor who helped develop medical ultrasound scans is seeking further breakthroughs after winning a top scientific accolade. Peter Wells is being honoured with the Royal Academy of Engineering award, first won by Sir Tim Berners-Lee, who invented the worldwide web.
Image Caption: On the right, an artificial atom generates sound waves consisting of ripples on the surface of a solid. The sound, known as a surface acoustic wave is picked up on the left by a "microphone" composed of interlaced metal fingers.
In my review of the FLIR One , I mentioned that this would be an excellent device for a physics lab. So, here is my first "lab", hopefully there will be more posts like this.
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