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Quantum Diaries

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thoughts on work and life from particle physicists from around the world.

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Everything from quantum through computational to astro - physics that is!
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Wearable graphene-based biomedical device to monitor and combat diabetes

Wearable graphene-based biomedical device to monitor and combat diabetes | Physics as we know it. | Scoop.it
A scientific team from the Center for Nanoparticle Research at IBS has created a wearable GP-based patch that allows accurate diabetes monitoring and feedback therapy by using human sweat.
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Was The Big Bang Just A Black Hole? - Universe Today

Was The Big Bang Just A Black Hole? - Universe Today | Physics as we know it. | Scoop.it

Fraser "Asks a Spaceman" Dr. Paul Matt Sutter - why do we call the Big Bang a singularity, when we also call black holes singularities? The Universe is fil

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How the Cold War Created Astrobiology

How the Cold War Created Astrobiology | Physics as we know it. | Scoop.it

Astronomy and biology have been circling each other with timid infatuation since the first time a human thought about the possibility of other worlds and other suns.

 


HOW THE COLD WAR CREATED ASTROBIOLOGY
Life, death, and Sputnik.
By Caleb Scharf

http://nautil.us/issue/32/space/how-the-cold-war-created-astrobiology-rp


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The Waves No One Can Find

The Waves No One Can Find | Physics as we know it. | Scoop.it
Gravitational waves rippling through the cosmos, a phenomenon predicted by Einstein's General Relativity, have eluded detection so far—but physicists aren't giving up
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Even I've had a look for these!

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Artificial Intelligence Called In to Tackle LHC Data Deluge

Artificial Intelligence Called In to Tackle LHC Data Deluge | Physics as we know it. | Scoop.it
Algorithms could aid discovery at Large Hadron Collider, but raise transparency concerns
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Can you get a PhD by proxy?

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Information is contagious among social connections

Information is contagious among social connections | Physics as we know it. | Scoop.it
New research using advanced computer modeling sheds light on how behaviors may become "contagious" in large groups, showing that the memory of one individual can indirectly influence that of another via shared social connections. The findings are published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science.
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The power of three!

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A review of models and frameworks for designing mobile learning experiences and environments

A review of models and frameworks for designing mobile learning experiences and environments

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A new schools of thought.
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The Hidden Power Laws of Ecosystems

The Hidden Power Laws of Ecosystems | Physics as we know it. | Scoop.it

Here’s how to cause a ruckus: Ask a bunch of naturalists to simplify the world. We usually think in terms of a web of complicated interactions among animals, plants, microbes, earth, wind, and fire—what Darwin called “the entangled bank.” Reducing the bank’s complexity to broad generalizations can seem dishonest.
So when Tony Ives, a theoretical ecologist at the University of Wisconsin, prodded his colleagues at the 2013 meeting of the Ecological Society of America by calling for a vote on whether they ought to seek out general laws, it probably wasn’t surprising that two-thirds of the room voted no.1
Despite the skepticism, the kinds of general laws made possible by simplification have remarkable predictive powers. They could let us calculate how many species there are in ecosystems that are too big to sample thoroughly, or how many will be lost after habitat destruction.


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The complexity of complexity!

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'Rocket-on-a-rail' prepares to launch satellite

'Rocket-on-a-rail' prepares to launch satellite | Physics as we know it. | Scoop.it
US Department of Defense wants a low-cost way to place satellites in orbit.
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Thunderbirds are GO.

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Researchers catch Comet Lovejoy giving away alcohol | EurekAlert! Science News

Researchers catch Comet Lovejoy giving away alcohol | EurekAlert! Science News | Physics as we know it. | Scoop.it
Comet Lovejoy lived up to its name by releasing large amounts of alcohol as well as a type of sugar into space, according to new observations by an international team.
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Forget the water I'll take mine neat.

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Hajj crush: how crowd disasters happen, and how they can be avoided | World news | The Guardian

Hajj crush: how crowd disasters happen, and how they can be avoided | World news | The Guardian | Physics as we know it. | Scoop.it
Mass panic? Stampedes? Nonsense, say the experts trying to stop another disaster like last week’s in Mecca: they’re failures of management, and they aren’t inevitable. So why aren’t they a thing of the past?
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Wave or Particle?

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Has giant LIGO experiment seen gravitational waves? : Nature News & Comment

Has giant LIGO experiment seen gravitational waves? : Nature News & Comment | Physics as we know it. | Scoop.it
An improbable rumour has started that the observatory has already made a discovery — but even if true, the signal could be a drill.
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The find of a lifetime or just the mystery shopper again!

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'Super blood moon' to give stargazers a rare show

'Super blood moon' to give stargazers a rare show | Physics as we know it. | Scoop.it
For the first time in decades, skygazers are in for the double spectacle on Monday of a swollen "supermoon" bathed in the blood-red light of a total eclipse.
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Last chance before 2033!

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The Future of Gravitational Wave Astronomy

The Future of Gravitational Wave Astronomy | Physics as we know it. | Scoop.it
Fully opening this new window on the universe will take decades—even centuries
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That should do it!

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Poor air quality kills 5.5 million worldwide annually

Poor air quality kills 5.5 million worldwide annually | Physics as we know it. | Scoop.it

New research shows that more than 5.5 million people die prematurely every year due to household and outdoor air pollution. More than half of deaths occur in two of the world's fastest growing economies, China and India.

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5 Ways Application Performance Monitoring Will Change in 2016 - DZone Performance

5 Ways Application Performance Monitoring Will Change in 2016 - DZone Performance | Physics as we know it. | Scoop.it
The application performance monitoring space is constantly evolving. Here's how the APM industry will shift in 2016, including more intelligent tools, and APIs on the rise.
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The Science To Look Out For in 2016

The Science To Look Out For in 2016 | Physics as we know it. | Scoop.it
Mars missions, carbon capture and gravitational waves are set to shape the year
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Dates for your 2016 diary.

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Maxwell's equations: 150 years of light

Maxwell's equations: 150 years of light | Physics as we know it. | Scoop.it
A century and a half ago, James Clerk Maxwell submitted a long paper to the Royal Society containing his famous equations. Inspired by Michael Faraday’s experiments and insights, the equations unified electricity, magnetism and optics. Their far-reaching consequences for our civilisation, and our universe, are still being explored
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The first unification!

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Ice volcanoes, twirling moons: Four months after Pluto flyby, New Horizons yields wealth of discovery

Ice volcanoes, twirling moons: Four months after Pluto flyby, New Horizons yields wealth of discovery | Physics as we know it. | Scoop.it
From possible ice volcanoes to twirling moons, NASA's New Horizons science team is discussing more than 50 exciting discoveries about Pluto at this week's 47th Annual Meeting of the American Astronomical Society's Division for Planetary Sciences in National Harbor, Maryland.
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Ice volcanoes - cool ....

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Historic Rosetta Mission to End with Crash into Comet

Historic Rosetta Mission to End with Crash into Comet | Physics as we know it. | Scoop.it
There were other options, but super close-up shots on descent will provide science bonanza
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When funding runs out.

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Zombie physics: 6 baffling results that just won't die

Zombie physics: 6 baffling results that just won't die | Physics as we know it. | Scoop.it
To celebrate Halloween, Nature brings you the undead results that physicists can neither prove — nor lay to rest.
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Bring out your dead!

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5 Exciting Technologies NASA's Developing So We Can Make It To Mars And Back | Popular Science

5 Exciting Technologies NASA's Developing So We Can Make It To Mars And Back | Popular Science | Physics as we know it. | Scoop.it
How to get to Mars
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Consciousness May Be a Lot Like Making Coffee, Say Scientists - Linkis.com

We tend to think of losing consciousness as an abrupt shutting down of our awareness of the world, like flicking a light switch. But it’s actually more of a gradual process....
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Human Genome Project: Twenty-five years of big biology : Nature News & Comment

Human Genome Project: Twenty-five years of big biology : Nature News & Comment | Physics as we know it. | Scoop.it
The Human Genome Project, which launched a quarter of a century ago this week, still holds lessons for the consortium-based science it ushered in, say Eric D.
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Just when you thought Big Data was something new - 6 lessons that very much apply to current initiatives! 

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NASA Discovers Evidence for Liquid Water on Mars | WIRED

NASA Discovers Evidence for Liquid Water on Mars | WIRED | Physics as we know it. | Scoop.it
NASA scientists have found compelling evidence that liquid water—life-giving, gloriously wet water—exists on Mars.
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Water, water, everywhere ....

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