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10 Free Data Analysis Courses

| August 13, 2015 | 0 Comments
10 Free Data Analysis Courses

Even though data science is by no means a new discipline, with the recent advancement in internet technologies, data scientists have new power in their hands. As an example consider this article on how twitter can predict stock prices more accurately than any investment tactic. Now, given that the great giant of physics, Isaac Newton, […]

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SETI: Exoplanet Kepler 452b

| August 12, 2015 | 0 Comments
SETI: Exoplanet Kepler 452b

So recently a planet called Kepler 452b got some big attention in the news headlines. As the name implies it is one of the exoplanets detected by the NASA’s Kepler space observatory dedicated to extrasolar planet hunt.  The main reason why detection of yet another exoplanet (so far we have found over 1000) was so […]

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TEDx: Are We Alone?

| August 6, 2015 | 0 Comments
TEDx: Are We Alone?

The Drake equation quantifies the probabilistic argument that gives the approximate number of active extraterrestrial civilizations in our galaxy or the whole Universe. At its original form Drake equation has 7 factors, including the average star formation rate, the fraction of stars that have planets, the number of planets per star and others. Even though […]

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Top Physics Books to Read in August

| August 6, 2015 | 0 Comments
Top Physics Books to Read in August

Another great summer month has passed and it’s time to take a look at some new physics book releases. The books we discuss here contain newest releases (books released in July) in physics and popular science. Links to Amazon and full reviews have also been added for convenience. Click the book covers for Amazon links. […]

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From the Depths of arXiv

| July 27, 2015 | 0 Comments
From the Depths of arXiv

arXiv is a bit like The Pirate Bay of scientific publications in a sense that it gives wide access to nearly every paper worthy of your attention. And, believe it or not, it’s absolutely legal. So given that arXiv is full of great papers worthy of your attention, let’s have a look at some bizarre, […]

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TEDx: Small Solutions for Big Problems

| July 26, 2015 | 0 Comments
TEDx: Small Solutions for Big Problems

Nanoscience is one of those exotic and relatively modern fields that constantly remind us that we are living in times when science fiction is not fiction anymore. Starting with microscopic robots healing terminal diseases and ending with nano spaceships, nanoscience has much to offer. In this talk, Stephanie Moroz will present her work on nano […]

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Tedx: Our Unlikely Universe

| July 25, 2015 | 0 Comments
Tedx: Our Unlikely Universe

Dr Harry Cliff is a particle physicist working at Cambridge and the LHC and an in-house physicist at the Science Museum. In this Tedx talk he discusses what he calls “the new Copernican revolution”. By this Cliff refers to the next great goal of the LHC — the search for supersymmetric particles, which will be […]

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Masters of Physics in the Animal World or the Gauge Theory of Falling Cats

| July 13, 2015 | 0 Comments
Masters of Physics in the Animal World or the Gauge Theory of Falling Cats

Believe it or not, many animal species have mastered physics and use it for their advantage. That, of course, is often due to long years of evolution, rather than having a mental faculty of using the laws of physics to their advantage. Interestingly, various animal species have not only mastered physics, but actually taught engineers, […]

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