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Aug 29, 2013

Science




Aug 27, 2013

Science

Schrödinger’s Cat Executive Decision Maker
I mentioned it on Twitter. For Science Geek girls & boys. Watch the video!

Buy it on ThinkGeek.




Aug 25, 2013

Environment
Health
Science
World

Fukushima: Cosmic rays and radioactive bluefin tuna
More than two years after the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster, news are not good. At all.

Let start with this article by Jeremy Hsu, on LiveScience: Cosmic Rays May Reveal Damage to Fukushima’s Nuclear Reactors. Radiation is still leaking from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant after the 2011 tsunami-related meltdown in Japan, making any damage assessment dangerous for both humans and machines. Instead, high-energy particles created by cosmic rays striking the Earth’s atmosphere could provide an X-ray-style image of the damage from a much safer distance. And this article by Ann Werner: Radioactive Bluefin Tuna Caught Off California Coast. Every bluefin tuna tested in the waters off California has shown to be contaminated with radiation that originated in Fukushima. Every single one. Told you, news are not good at all…




Aug 23, 2013

Science

The most awesome animation about Quantum Computers you will ever see
John Preskill and Spiros Michalakis tell you all about it in a less than 7 minutes video!

Read more on Quantum Frontiers.




Aug 16, 2013

Science

Multiverse, Quantum teleportation and Dark energy
Roundup of interesting science news!

Belief in multiverse requires exceptional vision – If you can’t see it, it doesn’t exist. That’s an old philosophy, one that many scientists swallowed whole. But as Ziva David of NCIS would say, it’s total salami. After all, you can’t see bacteria and viruses, but they can still kill you.

Teleported by electronic circuit: Physicists ‘beam’ information – ETH-researchers cannot “beam” objects or humans of flesh and blood through space yet, a feat sometimes alluded to in science fiction movies. They managed, however, to teleport information from A to B – for the first time in an electronic circuit, similar to a computer chip.

Dark energy could be the offspring of the Higgs boson – The particle credited with giving others mass, the Higgs boson, may also be to blame for the universe flying apart ever faster. That’s because the Higgs boson could, in principle, be giving rise to dark energy.




Aug 14, 2013

Science

Scientists find asymmetry in topological insulators
Topological Insulators [...] transmit information on electron spins with virtually no expenditure of electricity

New research shows that a class of materials being eyed for the next generation of computers behaves asymmetrically at the sub-atomic level. This research is a key step toward understanding the topological insulators that may have the potential to be the building blocks of a super-fast quantum computer that could run on almost no electricity. Full article on Phys.org.




Aug 9, 2013

Health
Science

Particle accelerators: making life better since 1932
Particle accelerators improve medical treatments: Lung Cancer Cell

Article by Stephanie Swift on SciLogs.




Aug 5, 2013

Science

Making a Real Life-Size Wall-E Robot
Side note: Gotta get this Orange County Convention Center Death Star T-Shirt!




Jul 19, 2013

Science

Neutrino ‘flavour’ flip confirmed
This might help explain the matter-antimatter conundrum!

The fact that we have matter in the Universe means there have to be laws of physics that aren’t in our Standard Model, and neutrinos are one place they might be.

Prof Dave Wark, of the UK’s Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) and Oxford University. Source: BBC




Jul 19, 2013

Science

Don’t use ‘dark matter’ to mean ‘something we don’t understand’
Matthew R. Francis is right, 'dark matter of the genome' is a really bad metaphor.

Matthew R. Francis – Writer of science, blogger of physics and astronomy, director of CosmoAcademy, writes: “Physicists are serial offenders when it comes to cross-disciplinary meddling. Whether it’s a theoretical cosmologist claiming to solve consciousness or a professor smugly claiming all other sciences are “soft”, physicists are too often quick to pass judgement on other fields. So, I’m a little worried about coming off that way when I criticize a bad habit in biology of referring to the “dark matter of the genome” or other similar phrases.” Read more here.





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