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Physics News of the Week: The Bright Light on Mars & Cern’s Discovery of an Exotic New Particle

| April 14, 2014 | 0 Comments
Physics News of the Week: The Bright Light on Mars & Cern’s Discovery of an Exotic New Particle

This weekend, as always, we have some fascinating physics news, which are summarized below. To receive these weekly news to your email, register for our newsletter. 1. Bright Light on Mars (April 8) The famous bright light detected on Mars by Curiosity, according to NASA scientists, was just an artifact caused by cosmic rays hitting the camera. […]

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Contacting ET with Mathematics?

| April 12, 2014 | 0 Comments
Contacting ET with Mathematics?

Here we have a SETI talk delivered a few years ago on a fascinating topic of communication with ET. An interesting problem when considering a potential contact with ET is what form of communication could be best used. When you think about it, any language that we have here on Earth would be useless. Thus […]

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10 Free Physics Problem Books

| April 11, 2014 | 0 Comments
10 Free Physics Problem Books

A lot of books offered in the free list of physics books focus on theory rather than problem solving. For this reason, I decided to add more free books to the list, focusing mostly on problem solving and solutions. Here are 10 free ebooks. Problems and Solutions in Elementary Physics Review Problems for Introductory Physics 1000 Solved […]

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A Short History of Space Travel in Early Sci-Fi Literature

| April 11, 2014 | 0 Comments
A Short History of Space Travel in Early Sci-Fi Literature

Long before the Apollo 11′s flight and even before the idea of space flights seemed something more than a fantasy, people dreamed of going to space. And the best proof of that are the exotic flying machines created by the early science fiction writers. So let’s check some of them out just to see how […]

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Radio Astronomy by Peter Quinn

| April 9, 2014 | 0 Comments
Radio Astronomy by Peter Quinn

In this recent talk/interview Professor Peter Quinn gives a short introduction to radio and optical telescopes and how astronomers use them to make sense of the universe. SKA often mentioned in the video is The Square Kilometer Array, the world’s largest radio telescope, which is used to investigate galaxy evolution, gravity, dark energy, dark matter and […]

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Physics News of the Week: Clues to Dark Matter and a Hidden Ocean that Might Harbor Life

| April 7, 2014 | 0 Comments
Physics News of the Week: Clues to Dark Matter and a Hidden Ocean that Might Harbor Life

This week the top physics news headlines included new clues to dark matter, an ocean found on Enceladus and “unbreakable” codes inspired by nature. The summaries of these top news are given below. For more news, visit our news section or register for the email newsletter. 1. New Clues to Dark Matter (April 3) Using […]

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The Riemann Hypothesis: How to Make $1 Million Without Getting Out of Bed

| April 6, 2014 | 1 Comment
The Riemann Hypothesis: How to Make $1 Million Without Getting Out of Bed

This talk at Yale university delivered by Professor Alex Kontorovich is all about the great Riemann hypothesis. The Riemann hypothesis was proposed by Bernhard Riemann (1859) and it  is a conjecture that the nontrivial zeros of the Riemann zeta function all have real part 1/2. Due to the difficulty of the problem and the implications of solving it, the hypothesis is often regarded as the greatest unsolved problem […]

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TED: The Discovery That Could Rewrite Physics

| April 5, 2014 | 0 Comments
TED: The Discovery That Could Rewrite Physics

This recent TED talk explains what’s the big deal with the recent discovery of the primordial B-mode polarization of the cosmic microwave background. Allan Adams, an associate professor of physics at the MIT, presents this discovery in simple words. As Adams explains, this recent discovery is of fundamental importance and, as many experts believe, a Nobel prize […]

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