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April 21, 2014

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1:39 PM | A new key to unlocking the mysteries of physics? Quantum turbulence
The recent discovery of the Higgs boson has confirmed theories […]
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1:37 PM | People selectively remember the details of atrocities that absolve in-group members
Conversations about wartime atrocities often omit certain details. According to […]
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1:34 PM | New material coating technology mimics nature's Lotus effect
Using a two-step technique, researchers produced a low-cost and simple approach for coating metallic surfaces with an enduring superhydrophobic film of copper.
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1:18 PM | The quest for another Earth
Last week’s big astronomy news was the discovery of a planet nearly the same size as Earth. This new discovery, known as Kepler-186f, is well within its host star’s habitable region, so it could conceivably have liquid water on its surface. Since all life as we know it requires liquid water in some form, that’s […]
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1:18 PM | Shaving nanoseconds from racing processors
The computer is one of the most complex machines ever […]
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1:17 PM | Bark beetles change Rocky Mountain stream flows, affect water quality
On Earth Week–and in fact, every week now–trees in mountains […]
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1:15 PM | Scientists re-define what’s healthy in newest analysis for Human Microbiome Project (VIDEO)
As scientists catalog the trillions of bacteria found in every […]
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1:13 PM | Link found between Down syndrome and leukemia
Although doctors have long known that people with Down syndrome […]
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1:10 PM | ‘Chaperone’ compounds offer new approach to Alzheimer’s treatment
A team of researchers from Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC), […]
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1:08 PM | New approach may help manage the most troubling symptoms of dementia, lessen use of drugs
A new approach to handling agitation, aggression and other unwanted […]
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1:04 PM | NASA’s Kepler Telescope Discovers First Earth-Size Planet in ‘Habitable Zone’
Using NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope, astronomers have discovered the first […]
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12:30 PM | Frustration and failure - things to capitalize on to facilitate learning
There's a great answer to the question on Quora: "Why do we get frustrated when learning something?"Read Quote of Marcus Geduld's answer to Why do we get frustrated when learning something? on QuoraThere's much more to the answer on Quora. Hopefully you can see all of it if you click through.
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12:12 PM | Away from home: Of ‘small’ things & big
The ‘Away from home‘ blogging series features Indian postdocs working in foreign labs recounting their experience of working there, the triumphs and challenges, the cultural differences and what they miss about India. They also offer useful tips for their Indian postdocs headed abroad. You can join in the online conversation using the #postdochat hashtag.  Read more
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11:05 AM | Hydrogen sulfide nanoreporters tell 'sour' oil from 'sweet'
Scientists have created a nanoscale detector that checks for and reports on the presence of hydrogen sulfide in crude oil and natural gas while they?re still in the ground.
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10:59 AM | Samsung and GLOBALFOUNDRIES Collaborate on 14nm FinFET Semiconductor Technology
Shared technology allows global capacity for 14nm FinFET fabrication in the U.S. and Korea.
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8:00 AM | Starring an Inanimate Carbon Rod!
Magnetically actuated micro-robots for advanced manipulation applications. In rod we trust.

April 20, 2014

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10:57 PM | Go Fly a Kite
The kids spent last week at Grandma and Grandpa’s, as school was closed for Passover/Easter (best wishes for each of those holidays to those who celebrate them), and Kate and I went down there for the weekend. During which trip we went up on top of the flood control dam in town, and flew a…
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7:05 PM | Still a work in progress
I’m still a work in progress — That’s irkingly obvious A gift and a curse, I currently work but I’m jobless Feel like a hot mess, but I could have a lot less Won’t beg for change — that’s already the only constant —Silent Knight, “Work In Progress” I’ve mentioned Silent Knight before on this […]
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5:03 PM | Traveling off the wheaten path
One thing I discovered pretty quickly is that I am incredibly sensitive to even small amounts of wheat/gluten.  I am finding that this makes traveling with celiac disease a lot more challenging than I ever anticipated.  It is also frustrating as one of my favorite parts of traveling used to be finding all the cool […]
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5:00 PM | How to make graphene in a kitchen blender
Don’t try this at home. No really, don’t: it almost certainly won’t work and you won’t be able to use your kitchen blender for food afterwards. But buried in the supplementary information of a research paper published today is a domestic recipe for producing large quantities of clean flakes of graphene.  Read more
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4:58 PM | Finite Products Theories
I need a slight generalization of a classic result on algebraic theories. You may know who proved it!
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4:01 PM | Researchers discover new method to produce large volumes of high quality graphene
Researchers in AMBER, the Science Foundation Ireland funded materials science centre headquartered at Trinity College Dublin have, for the first time, developed a new method of producing industrial quantities of high quality graphene.
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2:06 PM | Birthplace of the domesticated chili pepper identified in Mexico
Central-east Mexico gave birth to the domesticated chili pepper — […]
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2:00 PM | MI weekly selection #71
Slow shaking under Tokyo could mean a giant earthquake. Slow-motion earthquakes beneath Tokyo are becoming more common, raising concerns of another megaquake like the […] Read more The post MI weekly selection #71 appeared first on Mapping Ignorance. Related posts:Life and deeds of RNA (I): William Wallace and the fate of the cell Nanohazards How to tear the cell membrane and do not kill it trying: a door to a new in vivo biochemistry.
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11:00 AM | Observing the Universe with the Cosmic Microwave Background
The Planck satellite mission has provided a multifrequency detailed view of the Universe at millimeter waves, exploring the cosmic microwave background (CMB) and the relevant foregrounds with an unprecedented combination […]
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7:33 AM | Upper Sunvex Parry Arc 19.4.2014
Observed phenomena: Halo phenomena Light source: Sun Origin: High clouds (cirrostratus) Observed halo forms: 22° halo Parhelia Sun pillar Upper …Continue reading →
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5:00 AM | Gravitational Wave Astrophysics
The detection and analysis of the gravitational radiation emitted by diverse astrophysical and cosmological sources promises to open a completely new window to the exploration of the Universe. The developments towards […]
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4:38 AM | Quantum Field Theory in A Cavity
Quantum Field Theory in A Cavity So I’m still mired in final exams–this time a final project for my quantum field theory course.  The downside is that it will be yet another week before my next “real” post. The upside is that I still have a … Continue reading → The post Quantum Field Theory in A Cavity appeared first on The Physics Mill.
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12:45 AM | Episode 4 – Three is a magic number (Eugene Wigner, Maria Goeppert Mayer, J. Hans D. Jensen)
Of the two women who won the Nobel Prize for Physics, only one wasn’t Marie Curie. Her name was Maria Goeppert Mayer, and despite her remarkable achievements in the field of nuclear physics, her story remains widely unknown. Over the … Continue reading →

April 19, 2014

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7:48 PM | Simulate the transit of extrasolar planets
by @ulaulaman about #exoplanets #planetary_transit #kepler_mission #nasa #astronomy The search for extrasolar planets (or exoplanets) had its first success in 1991 with the discovery of some planets orbiting around the pulsar PSR1257+12(1, 2, 3), measuring the variations of the radio pulses coming from the star. The second important milestone in exoplanet research takes place in 1995, with the discovery around the star 51 Pegasi (a star like our Sun) of a Jupiter-like planet, found at a […]
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