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Puts it all in perspective » Interactive Graphics: Magnifying the Universe

Puts it all in perspective » Interactive Graphics: Magnifying the Universe | Mind expanding science | Scoop.it

A joint project of Killer Infographics and Mandril Design. Interactivity creates greater reader engagement, which, in turn, generates interest and educates a wide spectrum of people. This particular interactive infographic was picked up by hundreds of websites, including National Geographic!

 

The precision of the interactive scalability highlight the importance of accuracy in successful infographics - Killer Infographics will never publish any data they won't stand behind!


Via Dr. Stefan Gruenwald
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Szabolcs Kósa's comment, November 24, 2012 4:19 PM
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Higgs field and Higgs boson explained

University of Michigan Physics professor Gordon Kane explains what is Higgs field and Higgs boson. Michigan researchers say the particle could be discovered ...
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Nobel prize in chemistry for nailing receptors behind fight-or-flight

Nobel prize in chemistry for nailing receptors behind fight-or-flight | Mind expanding science | Scoop.it
Robert Lefkowitz and Brian Kobilka share Nobel for discovering molecular switches that underpin cells' response to environment...
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A Nobel prize for failure

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Dean Burnett: Being dismissed by people who know better is no barrier to a Nobel prize, or success of any sort...
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Math World Abuzz With Claims Of 'Astounding' Solution

Math World Abuzz With Claims Of 'Astounding' Solution | Mind expanding science | Scoop.it
By: Natalie Wolchover Published: 09/11/2012 09:17 AM EDT on Lifes Little Mysteries A Japanese mathematician claims to have the proof for the ABC conjecture, a statement about the relationship between prime numbers that has been called the most...
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Microscope Addresses the Need for Speed

Microscope Addresses the Need for Speed | Mind expanding science | Scoop.it

A technology used in projectors can create a high-resolution image 100 times faster than conventional microscopy equipment, which can be too slow to clearly document speedy biological processes.


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Nanotechnology Breakthrough: Single-Atom Transistor Created

Nanotechnology Breakthrough: Single-Atom Transistor Created | Mind expanding science | Scoop.it
A single atom transistor has been created using a single phosphorus atom in a silicon crystal, surpassing the prediction of Moore's law.
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Latest on Quantum Computing research

Latest on Quantum Computing research | Mind expanding science | Scoop.it

ScienceDaily: Quantum Computer News: Read the latest news in developing quantum computers...

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A Multidrug Resistance Protein Caught in the Act » Conformational Flux

A Multidrug Resistance Protein Caught in the Act » Conformational Flux | Mind expanding science | Scoop.it

Understanding molecular level "mechanism" at the level of cells....awesome!

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Hubble's Extreme Deep Field Sees Farther Back In Time | Video

Hubble's Extreme Deep Field Sees Farther Back In Time  | Video | Mind expanding science | Scoop.it
Astronomers have combined Space Telescope exposures taken over a decade to create the deepest look into the Universe yet. Scientists explain how they assembled the XDF (eXtreme Deep Field).
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Optical Activity - ChemWiki

Optical Activity - ChemWiki | Mind expanding science | Scoop.it

Know your left hand from your right hand...in nature, the difference can be lethal!

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The theoretical basis of electronegativity - Boeyens & du Toit - 2001

The theoretical basis of electronegativity - Boeyens & du Toit - 2001 | Mind expanding science | Scoop.it

Something special from my postgrad student days....

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Thomas Kuhn: the man who changed the way the world looked at science

Thomas Kuhn: the man who changed the way the world looked at science | Mind expanding science | Scoop.it

Fifty years ago, Thomas Kuhn changed the way we look at the philosophy behind science, as well as giving us the phrase 'paradigm shift'.

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The Nobel Prize in Medicine for 2012: Why it's important

The Nobel Prize in Medicine for 2012: Why it's important | Mind expanding science | Scoop.it
Sometimes, the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine is awarded for a discovery or invention that already is improving the practice of medicine and saving lives.
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Electronic Implant That Dissolves in the Body

Electronic Implant That Dissolves in the Body | Mind expanding science | Scoop.it

Researchers have created fully biodegradable electronics that could allow doctors to implant medical sensors or drug delivery devices that dissolve when they're no longer needed.

 

This is an awesome convergence of chemistry, biology and engineering!  What a great example of STEM!!


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The Structure of the Vacuum

Video - in Russian - which (conflates) a resurrected idea of the "ether" as a "vacuum with structure".  This is remininscent of the "Higgs field" picture, methinks...

 

Or is one "field" nestled in the "other"?

 

Interesting musings at edge of science [the last sentence in the video suggests that even "delusion" has some place in emergent science!]

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Space Elevator Project Shoots for the Moon

Space Elevator Project Shoots for the Moon | Mind expanding science | Scoop.it
A space elevator company wants to take its science fiction dream to the moon.
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Closest look yet at a distant black hole

Closest look yet at a distant black hole | Mind expanding science | Scoop.it
Astronomers combine telescopes to measure features at the centre of a galaxy outside the Milky Way.
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'Tantalizing' hints of room-temperature superconductivity

'Tantalizing' hints of room-temperature superconductivity | Mind expanding science | Scoop.it
Doped graphite may superconduct at more than 100 ºC.
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