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Nuclear Fusion with… Hammers

| April 24, 2014 | 0 Comments
Nuclear Fusion with… Hammers

Michel Laberge’s favorite type of energy is the nuclear energy. And the reason for that, as Laberge discusses in this recent TED talk, is that it is the energy of the future. Today nuclear energy generates close to 20% of electricity in the US, but that is, of course, done through nuclear fission. Nuclear fusion, […]

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Cosmology: A Historical Perspective

| April 23, 2014 | 0 Comments
Cosmology: A Historical Perspective

Cosmology, as we understand it today, is a very young science, mostly due to the fact that making observations is hard. Despite that, however, speculations regarding the nature of the universe can be found in many ancient sources, such as the written works of ancient Greek philosophers. The beginning of cosmology as a science rather […]

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Physics News of the Week: Progress in World’s Longest Running Experiment

| April 21, 2014 | 0 Comments
Physics News of the Week: Progress in World’s Longest Running Experiment

The top physics headlines this week included news on the pitch drop experiment, a step into micro world by scientists researching robotics and the new methods in the search for dark matter. To receive these news straight to your email, register for our email newsletter. 1. Searching for Dark Matter with Neutrons (April 16) Dark […]

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Michio Kaku: How We Can Use Physics to Predict the Future

| April 21, 2014 | 0 Comments
Michio Kaku: How We Can Use Physics  to Predict the Future

In this recent talk, Michio Kaku, a physics professor and a futurist, talks about the future and what we can predict about it using ideas from physics. Kaku has written a number of bestsellers focusing on futuristic topics, most famous of which are Physics of the Future and Physics of the Impossible, both of which inspired this talk. For […]

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TED: The Flower-Shaped Starshade

| April 20, 2014 | 0 Comments
TED: The Flower-Shaped Starshade

In this recent TED talk Jeremy Kasdin, the  Principal Investigator for the Princeton Terrestrial Planet Finder, discusses a revolutionary starshade that could be used for detecting Earth-like planets. In particular, the flower petal-shaped starshade that Jeremy Kasdin and his colleagues are working on, will allow a telescope to photograph planets from 50,000 kilometers away. As one might […]

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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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