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Physics News of the Week: Compact Fusion Reactors and a Watery Moon of Saturn

| October 19, 2014 | 0 Comments
Physics News of the Week: Compact Fusion Reactors and a Watery Moon of Saturn

This week, as always, some amazing physics papers were released, so here’s a quick summary including the links to original articles. For more news register for our email newsletter here. 1. Lockheed Martin Pursues Compact Fusion Reactor Concept (Oct 16) Lockheed Martin, an American global aerospace, defense and security company, has recently made it to the […]

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Lawrence Krauss: Inflation to Eternity

| October 18, 2014 | 0 Comments
Lawrence Krauss: Inflation to Eternity

In this talk at the CERN Colloquium on Cosmological Physics Lawrence Krauss tackles the topic of cosmic inflation. The last decade or two have represented the golden age of observational cosmology, producing a revolution in our picture of the Universe on its largest scales, and perhaps also its smallest ones. One of the ideas that has in […]

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The Physics of Nothing

| October 15, 2014 | 0 Comments
The Physics of Nothing

In this video from the World Science Festival we have another great panel of scientists discussing what we know about nothing. An introduction is given by John D. Barrow, who gives a short history of the philosophy and science of empty space and what role it plays in our universe. The other speakers include physicists Frank Wilczek, […]

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Physics News of the Week: A New Subatomic Particle and Nobel Prizes

| October 12, 2014 | 0 Comments
Physics News of the Week: A New Subatomic Particle and Nobel Prizes

This week, as always, some amazing physics papers were released, so here’s a quick summary including the links to original articles. For more news register for our email newsletter here. 1. 2014 Nobel Prize in Physics Awarded for the Development of Blue LED’s (Oct 7) So recently the Nobel prize in physics has been awarded jointly […]

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Why Blue LED’s Are Awesome

| October 12, 2014 | 0 Comments
Why Blue LED’s Are Awesome

So recently the 2014 Nobel prize in physics has been jointly awarded to Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano and Shuji Nakamura for the invention of efficient blue light-emitting diodes. “So what’s the big deal with blue LED’s?” you might be asking right now. This short article will take a look at the importance of LED’s in general […]

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Physics News of the Week: Results from PandaX-I and Smartphones that Detect Cosmic Rays

| October 5, 2014 | 0 Comments
Physics News of the Week: Results from PandaX-I and Smartphones that Detect Cosmic Rays

This week we take a look at some amazing papers from the PandaX experiment, the astrophysicists from the universities of Padova and Cambridge and a physicist, who turned a smartphone into a cosmic ray detector. As always, for more cool stuff, register for our email newsletter. 1. A Higgs-Gravity Connection Might Leave Traces in White […]

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A New Section for Students

| October 5, 2014 | 0 Comments
A New Section for Students

A new section has recently been added to the website. It contains a variety of useful resources for science students, such as free textbooks, tutorials and lectures, as well as articles about physics and science careers. The For Students tag in the menu above will take you to all the good stuff, meanwhile the Do You […]

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Physics News of the Week: The Strangeness of Photons and Cats

| September 28, 2014 | 0 Comments
Physics News of the Week: The Strangeness of Photons and Cats

This week, as always, some amazing physics papers were released, so here’s a quick summary including the links to original articles. For more news register for our email newsletter here. 1. Photons Weave Their Way Through the Triple Slit (Sep 25) A recent paper by the scientists from the Raman Research Institute and Indian Institute of Science […]

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