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Dark Energy, Dark Matter - NASA Science

Dark Energy, Dark Matter - NASA Science | Physics as we know it. | Scoop.it
What is dark energy? More is unknown than is known — we know how much there is, and we know some of its properties; other than that, dark energy is a mystery — but an important one. Roughly 70% of the Universe is made of dark energy.
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Starwatch: The European Extremely Large Telescope

Starwatch: The European Extremely Large Telescope | Physics as we know it. | Scoop.it
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Researchers say deep learning can help discover Higgs bosons and other particles

Researchers say deep learning can help discover Higgs bosons and other particles | Physics as we know it. | Scoop.it
Scientists have researched the effectiveness of deep learning techniques for discovering exotic particles and found some significant improvements over previous methods. They believe deep learning could help analyze data from the Large Hadron Collider.
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Avoiding "Sagan Syndrome." Why Astronomers and Journalists should pay heed to Biologists about ET.

Avoiding "Sagan Syndrome." Why Astronomers and Journalists should pay heed to Biologists about ET. | Physics as we know it. | Scoop.it
A new paper using data from NASA's Kepler telescope came out recently, estimating that 22% of Sun-like stars harbor Earth-sized planets. This is a big increase over previous estimates. It's very co...
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Livin' on a prayer! 

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How tech's new wave turned UK on to winning ways

How tech's new wave turned UK on to winning ways | Physics as we know it. | Scoop.it
London's tech economy is booming as apps and games made there entertain the world and experts predict the first global trillion-dollar company will rise in the UK, most likely in big data. What is the secret to this rapid success?

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Confidence falls in Big Bang signal

Confidence falls in Big Bang signal | Physics as we know it. | Scoop.it
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Massive 'ocean' discovered towards Earth's core - environment - 12 June 2014 - New Scientist

Massive 'ocean' discovered towards Earth's core - environment - 12 June 2014 - New Scientist | Physics as we know it. | Scoop.it
A huge expanse of water trapped in a layer of the Earth's mantle could help explain the origin of our oceans
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How Do You Get a Train Moving? | Science Blogs | WIRED

How Do You Get a Train Moving? | Science Blogs | WIRED | Physics as we know it. | Scoop.it
If you have ever been near a train when it starts to move, you see (and hear) something interesting. The engine car at the front starts to move and in doing so, you get this wave of compressing couplings between all the cars. There is some interesting physics here.
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Safety moment - DON'T walk down rail track's!

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Theoretical physics: Complexity on the horizon

Theoretical physics: Complexity on the horizon | Physics as we know it. | Scoop.it
A concept developed for computer science could have a key role in fundamental physics — and point the way to a new understanding of space and time.
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A Tour of Machine Learning Algorithms | Machine Learning Mastery

A Tour of Machine Learning Algorithms | Machine Learning Mastery | Physics as we know it. | Scoop.it
After we understand the type of machine learning problem we are working with, we can think about the type of data to collect and the types of machine learning

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Matter will be created from light within a year, claim scientists

Matter will be created from light within a year, claim scientists | Physics as we know it. | Scoop.it
In a neat demonstration of E=mc2, physicists believe they can create electrons and positrons from colliding photons

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Tricking the uncertainty principle

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(Phys.org) —Caltech researchers have found a way to make measurements that go beyond the limits imposed by quantum physics.
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Pair of noted physicists contemplate future of cosmology after detection of primordial gravitational waves

Pair of noted physicists contemplate future of cosmology after detection of primordial gravitational waves | Physics as we know it. | Scoop.it
(Phys.org) —Physicists Joseph Silk of Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris and Jens Chluba of Johns Hopkins University have together published a Perspective piece in the journal Science, where they discuss the future of cosmological research in the wake of the detection two month ago, of primordial gravitational ...
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Why Spider-Man Should Just Take the Subway

Why Spider-Man Should Just Take the Subway | Physics as we know it. | Scoop.it
When it comes to superhero movies, physics typically goes out the window. Think about some of the most successful movies of the past couple of years. Superman is basically a god who invalidates phy...
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Asus croit dur comme fer au succès de sa future montre connectée

Asus croit dur comme fer au succès de sa future montre connectée | Physics as we know it. | Scoop.it
Il n'est un secret pour personne qu'Asus travaille actuellement sur sa première montre connectée. Très probablement dotée de l'OS Android Wear, elle est qu

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Manchester officially named ‘European City of Science’ | The University of Manchester

Manchester officially named ‘European City of Science’ | The University of Manchester | Physics as we know it. | Scoop.it
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Martin Plenio – Towards quantum technologies - Youris.com

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Martin Plenio – Towards quantum technologies
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The idea is that information—represented by physical quantities such as the spin or the polarisation of an individual photon—can be transmitted with the help of so-called quantum entanglement.
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A New Mantra: Follow the Methane — May Advance Search for Extraterrestrial Life

A New Mantra: Follow the Methane —  May Advance Search for Extraterrestrial Life | Physics as we know it. | Scoop.it
Extrasolar planet HD189733b rises from behind its star. The new work presented here shows this planet has 20 times more methane than previously thought. Image Credit: ESA
The search for life is largely limited to the search for water.
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Commercial quantum computer still awaits ultimate test - tech - 19 June 2014 - New Scientist

Commercial quantum computer still awaits ultimate test - tech - 19 June 2014 - New Scientist | Physics as we know it. | Scoop.it
Today more inconclusive tests of D-Wave's quantum computers came to light – why is it so hard to tell if its machines are the real deal?
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Still testing times in the world of QC's.

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Science can't tell us everything: Faith, physics and the origin of the universe - Salon

Science can't tell us everything: Faith, physics and the origin of the universe - Salon | Physics as we know it. | Scoop.it
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Science can't tell us everything: Faith, physics and the origin of the universe
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Can we make sense of the world without belief?
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NASA to test giant Mars parachute on Earth

NASA to test giant Mars parachute on Earth | Physics as we know it. | Scoop.it
The skies off the Hawaiian island of Kauai will be a stand-in for Mars as NASA prepares to launch a saucer-shaped vehicle in an experimental flight designed to land heavy loads on the red planet.
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NASA Signs Agreement with Citizen Scientists Attempting to Communicate with Old Spacecraft

NASA Signs Agreement with Citizen Scientists Attempting to Communicate with Old Spacecraft | Physics as we know it. | Scoop.it
NASA has given a green light to a group of citizen scientists attempting to breathe new scientific life into a more than 35-year old agency spacecraft.
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There may be life in the old er.. cat yet!

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Pocket : George Smoot: We mapped the embryonic universe

Pocket : George Smoot: We mapped the embryonic universe | Physics as we know it. | Scoop.it
When you find something you want to view later, put it in Pocket.
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Do We Need Asimov's Laws?

Do We Need Asimov's Laws? | Physics as we know it. | Scoop.it

In recent years, roboticists have made rapid advances in the technologies that are bringing closer the kind of advanced robots that Asimov envisaged. Increasingly, robots and humans are working together on factory floors, driving cars, flying aircraft and even helping around the home.
And that raises an interesting question: do we need a set of Asimov-like laws to govern the behaviour of robots as they become more advanced?

 

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Well, I will say this: robots only are capable of doing what they're programmed or commanded to do.

 

It's not like these laws are actually followed by designers.  Were that the case, there would be no such thing as Predator drones (which are technically a violation of all laws of robotics).  We can destroy ourselves with machines, quite easily.  We can make overly effective instruments of destruction and eliminate the need for our presence in the world through automation.  However, we can also benefit from machines, especially in the worlds of policy making and implants, to make us more intelligent and accurate/effective processors of reality.  I would keep the consequences of ones' actions in mind when designing machines.  However, especially in our current state, there's no guarantee of that happening.

 

So, we've got a Russian roulette thing going on now, until we become more knowledgeable and aware of what works and how things work.  We can kill or hurt ourselves severely with the development of technology, as much as we can help and heal ourselves.

 

Let the experiments begin?  No choice, already begun.

 

Onward to the edge.

 

Think about it.

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Urban physics - DirectionsMag.com

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Urban physics
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That serendipitous observation has since led to research that is tying together the seemingly disparate disciplines of physics and urban planning.
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The physics in urban planning - its everywhere!

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Can Fossils of Inflation Provide Quantum Gravity Clues? - The Nature of Reality — NOVA Next | PBS

Can Fossils of Inflation Provide Quantum Gravity Clues? - The Nature of Reality — NOVA Next | PBS | Physics as we know it. | Scoop.it
As a science writer, it’s alarmingly easy to overstate a scientific discovery’s importance. I often must go out of my way to dial back the enthusiasm,... Read Full Post (Can fossils of inflation provide quantum gravity clues?
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Rosetta Stone or just a fossil. 

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