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An Observatory for Everyone

An Observatory for Everyone

| June 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

For those of you who haven’t heard about Kickstarter yet, it’s an innovative crowdfunding platform with a mission to help creative projects come to life. The idea is quite simple — each project has a deadline and a minimum sum required to kickoff; then people from all around the world can backup the project by […]

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Life According to Einstein

Life According to Einstein

| June 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

There has been a lot of speculations regarding the worldview and philosophy of Albert Einstein. And the best source to clear up the speculations and to see how life looks in the eyes of the great scientists is, of course, his book titled The World As I See It.  In this book (that is available for […]

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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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Top 10 Most Cited Physics Papers

Top 10 Most Cited Physics Papers

| May 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

About a year ago I wrote a post on some of the most important historic physics papers. This included such revolutionary papers as Einstein’s initial paper on special relativity, the paper, which introduced the idea of quantum entanglement, the big paper by Hawking on black holes and a few others. All of these papers are […]

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

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

| April 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

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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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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On Weather Forecasting, Black Holes and Firewalls

On Weather Forecasting, Black Holes and Firewalls

| February 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

In the last few months a lot of interesting papers on the black hole theory have been published. For those, who haven’t been following the news, here’s a short summary of what’s been going on. Almost fifty years ago, through the work of such scientists as Stephen Hawking and Jacob Bekenstein, a new theoretical understanding […]

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The 7 Planets of Gustav Holst

The 7 Planets of Gustav Holst

| February 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

In this picture we can see the 7 planets of Gustav Holst. “The Planets” (originally called “Seven Pieces for Large Orchestra”) is an orchestral suite written between 1914 and 1916. Each movement is dedicated to a planet from the Solar System and its corresponding astrological character. A high quality recording of “The Planets” played by […]

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