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From the Depths of arXiv

From the Depths of arXiv

| July 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

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

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

| July 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

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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Power of the Prism and the Nature of Light

Power of the Prism and the Nature of Light

| August 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

One of the most fascinating things about modern physics is that this apparently highly complex and abstract branch of science is, for the most part, based upon very simple and elegant principles. A good example would be simple harmonic motion, which, in mathematics and physics, describes periodic motion. Even though this piece of elegant mathematics […]

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The Great Unsolved Problems in Physics: the End of the Universe

The Great Unsolved Problems in Physics: the End of the Universe

| May 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

After the scientific model of the big bang has become the (almost) universally accepted theory for the beginning of the universe, such questions as the ultimate fate of our universe became possible to answer scientifically. Today, with the recent theoretical advancements and ever-more-accurate observational data, scientists are able to make quantifiable predictions about the end […]

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10 Science Blogs You Should Check Out

10 Science Blogs You Should Check Out

| March 14, 2014 | 1 Comment

In this post I would like to share some of my favorite science and physics blogs that everyone should check out. Most of these are physics, astronomy and general science blogs, but we also have some math and other blogs thrown in. Which one is your favorite? 1. Bad Astronomy Bad Astronomy is Phil Plait’s personal […]

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10 Interesting Facts on the Nobel Prize in Physics

10 Interesting Facts on the Nobel Prize in Physics

| October 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

Imagine how Mr Alfred Nobel must have felt when, back in 1888, he discovered an obituary in a newspaper, which was entitled “The Merchant of Death is Dead”. You see, it was his brother who died, but the French newspaper mistakenly thought it was Alfred Nobel himself. And he earned such a byname by developing dynamite and other […]

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No Agreement on the Foundations of Quantum Mechanics

No Agreement on the Foundations of Quantum Mechanics

| January 31, 2013 | 0 Comments

So one of the major news at the last weeks edition of “Physics News of the Week” was a survey by Maximilian Schlosshauer Johannes Kofler and Anton Zeilinger. It was survey on the views on the foundations of quantum mechanics by the leading scientists in the field. More specifically, Max Tegmark polled 48 participants of the conference Fundamental Problems in Quantum […]

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The Great Unsolved Problems in Physics: Extra Dimensions

The Great Unsolved Problems in Physics: Extra Dimensions

| January 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

In this series of articles I would like to take a look at the fascinating unsolved problems in physics. An overview of such outstanding problems as the theory of quantum gravity, the mystery of dark energy or the origin of time can be both fun and beneficial, so let’s take a look at some of these […]

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