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Earthquakes are unexpected, terrifying and can hit at any time, causing major destruction and even death.More than 1.3 million earthquakes of varying magnitudes rattle our world each year destroying homes and changing the landscape of cities around the world."I saw my city destroyed because of this earthquake," said Eduardo Miranda, a structural engineer at Stanford University in California.Miranda was in Mexico City when a magnitude 8.1 earthquake hit."I've seen firsthand the impact big […]
A new kind of flat, ultrathin lens has been created by Harvard physicists that can focus multiple colors of light in the same spot.Traditional lenses and other optical devices focus different colors in different places, requiring multiple lenses to create a sharp, multicolor image. By developing one flat "colorblind" lens that can focus many colors in the same way, the researchers hope their device can be used in fields where miniature, low-cost lenses are key, such as photography, optical […]
Have you ever sat in a movie theater and wondered how the projector gets an image onto the screen? It turns out there's a lot of physics that goes into it, whether you're using a traditional film projector, digital, or the latest laser technology. On today's podcast, we take a look at the physics of the movie projector and how changing technologies are affecting the movie-going experience.A DLP chip — a component of digital projectors.Image Credit: Andrew Hitchcock via Wikimedia […]
All languages evolve over time, but finding how and when certain changes happen is a daunting task for linguists faced with an overwhelming amount of data. Now researchers from the U.S. and the U.K. have used a statistical technique popular in physics to let the computer do the hard work. Their research traces the pronunciation of words over thousands of years, with more precision than ever before.Language tree of European and Uralic language evolution. Not associated with the work by Mark […]
Could life as we know it have developed if fundamental physics constants were different?Originally published: Feb 20 2015 - 12:15pm, Inside Science News ServiceBy: Gabriel Popkin, Contributor(Inside Science) -- For all the progress physicists have made in figuring out the universe, they still don't know some pretty basic things. Why, for example, do fundamental particles possess the specific values of mass that they have? Presently, physicists have no explanation for this and similar […]
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