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10 Interesting Facts on the Nobel Prize in Physics

10 Interesting Facts on the Nobel Prize in Physics | Masada science | Scoop.it
Imagine how Mr Alfred Nobel must have felt when, back in 1888, he discovered an obituary in a newspaper, which was entitled “The Merchant of Death is Dead”. You see, it was his brother who died, bu...
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Juno slingshots past Earth on its way to Jupiter

Juno slingshots past Earth on its way to Jupiter | Masada science | Scoop.it
NASA's Juno spacecraft will be passing within some 350 miles of Earth's surface Oct. 9 before it slingshots off into space on an historic exploration of Jupiter.
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Englert and Higgs win Nobel physics prize (Update 4)

Englert and Higgs win Nobel physics prize (Update 4) | Masada science | Scoop.it
Nearly 50 years after they came up with the theory, but little more than a year since the world's biggest atom smasher delivered the proof, Britain's Peter Higgs and Belgian colleague Francois Englert won the Nobel Prize in physics Tuesday for...
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Hexaflexagons: Make Your Own Magical Mathematical Paper Toys | Spoonful

Hexaflexagons: Make Your Own Magical Mathematical Paper Toys | Spoonful | Masada science | Scoop.it
Hexaflexagons can be made using a strip of paper. You fold the paper in a certain way, glue the ends together, and get a flat shape that can be folded in on itself to reveal faces that were hidden before, and hide the faces that you can see.
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Voyager’s Legacy

Voyager’s Legacy | Masada science | Scoop.it
    As most of you likely heard (and if you haven’t, GOOD NEWS), after more than a year of disappointing headlines, which were promptly retracted; Voyager 1 FINALLY broke through the charged particles surrounding our solar system – officially...
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How Special Relativity Makes Magnets Work

MinutePhysics on permanent magnets: http://bit.ly/mpmagnets Subscribe to Veritasium: http://bit.ly/SuBVe Support Veritasium- get a t-shirt: http://dft.ba/-ve...
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'Accelerator on a chip' demonstrated

'Accelerator on a chip' demonstrated | Masada science | Scoop.it
In an advance that could dramatically shrink particle accelerators for science and medicine, researchers used a laser to accelerate electrons at a rate 10 times higher than conventional technology in a nanostructured glass chip smaller than a grain...
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RealClearScience - 10 Greatest Ideas in the History of Science - Scientific Revolutions

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Livermorium and Flerovium join the periodic table of elements

Livermorium and Flerovium join the periodic table of elements | Masada science | Scoop.it
(Phys.org) -- The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) today officially approved new names for elements 114 and 116, the latest heavy elements to be added to the periodic table.
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Turning plastic bags into high-tech materials

Turning plastic bags into high-tech materials | Masada science | Scoop.it
Researchers have developed a process for turning waste plastic bags into a high-tech nanomaterial.
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A Capella Science - Rolling in the Higgs (Adele Parody)

Subscribe! http://www.youtube.com/acapellascience FINALLY BACK ON ITUNES! http://bit.ly/TK07dV Like me on facebook! http://www.facebook.com/acapellascience T...
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Physicists Discover Geometry Underlying Particle Physics | Simons Foundation

Physicists Discover Geometry Underlying Particle Physics | Simons Foundation | Masada science | Scoop.it
Physicists have discovered a jewel-shaped geometric object that challenges the notion that space and time are fundamental constituents of nature.
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Well written article with some really complex quantum physics and mathematical modelling. A bit bind boggling but..... Read it if you dare.

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The dumbest generation? No, Twitter is making kids smarter

The dumbest generation? No, Twitter is making kids smarter | Masada science | Scoop.it
A big change was found in how students were writing – and it was a positive shift
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Effects of social media on literacy. This study shows the benefits.

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RSC Visual Elements Periodic Table

Interactive periodic table with element scarcity (SRI), discovery dates, melting and boiling points, group, block and period information.
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No warming for 16 years? › Dr Karl's Great Moments In Science (ABC Science)

No warming for 16 years? › Dr Karl's Great Moments In Science (ABC Science) | Masada science | Scoop.it
Simply and elegantly put... http://t.co/OpKEkSefCT
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New kind of microscope uses neutrons

New kind of microscope uses neutrons | Masada science | Scoop.it
Researchers have developed a new concept for a microscope that would use neutrons -- subatomic particles with no electrical charge -- instead of beams of light or electrons to create high-resolution images.
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Sayonara, silicon? Engineers build first carbon nanotube computer

Sayonara, silicon? Engineers build first carbon nanotube computer | Masada science | Scoop.it
Tech soothsayers have long predicted the demise of computers as we know them today, as their shrinking sizes approach the limits of silicon’s ability to take the heat.
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Ivanpah solar plant in California starts energy feed to grid

Ivanpah solar plant in California starts energy feed to grid | Masada science | Scoop.it
The world's largest solar thermal plant began to feed energy into the power grid on Tuesday, considered a solar energy milestone, in a project scheduled to be fully operational by the end of the year.
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MAGNETS: How Do They Work?

The Conquest Continues over on Veritasium: http://bit.ly/VEMagnets_m THANK YOU to our amazing Subbable.com subscribers whose donations help keep MinutePhysic...
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RealClearScience - Top 10 Countries with Greatest Scientific Impact - H-Index

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They use a measure of scientific output called the h-index, a numerical value that reflects not only the quantity of articles published, but also the number of times they were cited by researchers.


Australia ranks 11th on the list! (And interestingly Israel ranked 15th)

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IUPAC votes to change standard atomic weights of 19 elements

IUPAC votes to change standard atomic weights of 19 elements | Masada science | Scoop.it
(Phys.org) —The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) has voted to change the standard atomic weight of 19 elements as listed on the Periodic Table of the Elements.
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Existence of new element confirmed

Existence of new element confirmed | Masada science | Scoop.it
Remember the periodic table from chemistry class in school? Researchers from Lund University in Sweden have presented fresh evidence that confirms the existence of a previously unknown chemical element.
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5 Tools to Help Students Learn How to Learn

5 Tools to Help Students Learn How to Learn | Masada science | Scoop.it
Helping students learn how to learn: That's what most educators strive for, and that's the goal of inquiry learning. That skill transfers to other academic su
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Bohemian Gravity, An A Capella Science Parody of 'Bohemian Rhapsody'

Bohemian Gravity, An A Capella Science Parody of 'Bohemian Rhapsody' | Masada science | Scoop.it
A Capella Science performs "Bohemian Gravity," a clever parody of Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" about theoretical physics. Is string theory right? Is it just fantasy? Caught in the landscape, Out of ...
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Wow. I don't understand most of this. But it's sounds good.

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The Effects of Flip Flops on Your Body

The Effects of Flip Flops on Your Body | Masada science | Scoop.it
As summer draws to an end, most of y’all will begin to bring out your winter clothes, and start packing away your summer clothes and flip flops. How ...
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Why thongs (flip flops) are so bad for you.

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