Posts

November 10, 2014

+
4:00 AM | BICEP2, come ‘ripulire’ il segnale gravitazionale dalla polvere galattica
A Marzo di quest’anno, il gruppo di ricercatori che lavorano al programma scientifico BICEP2 riportarono possibili evidenze del passaggio delle onde gravitazionali primordiali, dopo aver analizzato i dati relativi alla polarizzazione della radiazione cosmica di fondo (post). Nonostante ciò, molti scienziati hanno sollevato tutta una serie di dubbi su una “scoperta” di tale portata poiché […]
+
1:22 AM | Really? Canberra health inspectors get a big tick for their helpfulness
I don’t like surveys. I really don’t like taxpayer-funded surveys that give public servants a big thumbs up. So I’m skeptical when The Canberra Times reports that Canberra’s food safety inspectors have received a tick of approval from local business … Continue reading →

November 01, 2014

+
12:30 PM | Cosmology with Galaxy Clusters in the XXI century
Cosmology with galaxy clusters is now entering the precision era. We plan a conference with ample discussion time and with an eye to the future. The conference main topics are: - Past, present & future surveys: what we know now, what we do not know yet, what we need to know soon to use galaxy […]

October 28, 2014

+
12:31 PM | What Americans Believe
Surveys are always problematic because they are subject to interpretation, the precise phrasing of questions, sampling bias, and perhaps hidden assumptions on the part of those taking the survey. The results of any single survey, therefore, should be taken with a grain of salt. Still, they can provide a useful snapshot (if done well) of the [...]

October 27, 2014

+
4:00 AM | ZTF, si apre l’era della ‘cinematografia celeste’
Grazie ad un finanziamento di 9 milioni di dollari della National Science Foundation (NSF) e di altri fondi provenienti dalla collaborazione Zwicky Transient Facility (ZTF), gli scienziati dell’osservatorio Palomar del Caltech stanno costruendo una nuova fotocamera che sarà in grado di monitorare l’emisfero settentrionale in una sola notte alla ricerca di supernove, buchi neri, asteroidi vicini alla Terra e […]

October 25, 2014

+
8:38 PM | What are Americans afraid of?
A new study about fears of Americans reveals some predictable results about crime, natural disasters and what people are really afraid of. The Chapman University Survey on American Fears | Chapman University. Chapman University has initiated a nationwide poll on what strikes fear in Americans. The Chapman University Survey on American Fears included 1,500 participants… Source: Doubtful News
1
6 Results