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Water Sphere in Zero Gravity

In his off-duty time, NASA Astronaut Don Pettit experiments with the physics of water in the weightless environment aboard the International Space Station. Published as a collaboration between NASA and the American Physical Society See: Science Off the Sphere See … Continue reading

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It’s Final Endgame for GRAIL’s Twin Spacecraft

The mountain where the two spacecraft will make contact is located near a crater named Goldschmidt. Both spacecraft have been flying in formation around the moon since Jan. 1, 2012. They were named by elementary school students in Bozeman, Mont., … Continue reading

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See 21-23 January 2013 CERN

The primary goal of this 3‐day workshop is to educate the LHC community about the scientific utility of likelihoods. We shall do so by describing and discussing several real‐world examples of the use of likelihoods, including a one‐day in‐depth examination … Continue reading

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LHC data publications of the last 12 months

Just keeping tally of archived research material at Cern. ALICE Pseudorapidity density of charged particles p-Pb collisions at $\sqrt{s_{NN}}$ = 5.02 TeV, http://arxiv.org/abs/1210.3615, Phys. Rev. Lett.. Transverse Momentum Distribution and Nuclear Modification Factor of Charged Particles in p-Pb Collisions at … Continue reading

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GRAIL’s Gravity Tour of the Moon

Embedded video from NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory California Institute of Technology This movie shows the variations in the lunar gravity field as measured by NASA’s Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) during the primary mapping mission from March to May … Continue reading

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Spintronics made easy

Spintronics (a neologism for “spin-based electronics”), also known as magnetoelectronics, is an emerging technology which exploits the quantum spin states of electrons as well as making use of their charge state. The electron spin itself is manifested as a two … Continue reading

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My Perspective on the Elemental Nature

The Atomic Structure of Molecules by Matt Strassler December 7, 2012….also precursor to this article also by Matt Strassler, The Molecular Structure of Matter, May 28, 2012 Photo by Graham Challifour. Reproduced from Critchlow, 1979, p. 132. With the discovery … Continue reading

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Astrophysical Signals for Quantum Gravity Signals

Logo for the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope. Credit: NASA/Sonoma State University/Aurore Simonnet NASA’s newest observatory, the Gamma-ray Large Area Space Telescope, or GLAST, has begun its mission of exploring the universe in high-energy gamma rays. The spacecraft and its revolutionary … Continue reading

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Olfactory Experience

Ifyou sprinkle fine sand uniformly over a drumhead and then make itvibrate, the grains of sand will collect in characteristic spots andfigures, called Chladni patterns. These patterns reveal muchinformationabout the size and the shape of the drum and the elasticity … Continue reading

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Spaun brain activity

The full set of movies is at: http://nengo.ca/build-a-brain/spaunvideos/ See: The Nengo Neural Simulator Chris Eliasmith

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