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Maui's Pan-STARRS Telescope Finds "Strange Lonely Planet" | Maui Now

Maui's Pan-STARRS Telescope Finds "Strange Lonely Planet" | Maui Now | Physics as we know it. | Scoop.it
PSO J318.5-22 is located 80 light-years away from Earth, has a mass that is six times that of Jupiter, belongs to a collection of young stars called the Beta Pictoris moving group, and is one of the lowest-mass free-floating objects known.
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Dawn prepares for historic arrival at Ceres | NASASpaceFlight.com

Dawn prepares for historic arrival at Ceres | NASASpaceFlight.com | Physics as we know it. | Scoop.it
NASA’s Dawn spacecraft is preparing for its historic arrival at the dwarf planet Ceres. With the completion of a multi-year mission and journey, Dawn will slip
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Dawn of a new era!

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Earth's other 'moon' and its crazy orbit could reveal mysteries of the solar system

Earth's other 'moon' and its crazy orbit could reveal mysteries of the solar system | Physics as we know it. | Scoop.it
We all know and love the moon. We're so assured that we only have one that we don't even give it a specific name. It is the brightest object in the night sky, and amateur astronomers take great delight in mapping its craters and seas. To date, it is the only other heavenly body with human footprints.
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Yes - we actually have another moon!

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Space technology cools Paris commute

Space technology cools Paris commute | Physics as we know it. | Scoop.it
The Paris Metro is one of the world's great underground railways, but for the last year and a half a cooling system developed by the European Space Agency has been making Trains on Metro Line One ...

Via Rail Systems
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How about this for innovation! via @Rail Systems

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Is this going to be used in London?

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How to survive the desert of despair in your code-learning journey | Roberto Rocha

How to survive the desert of despair in your code-learning journey | Roberto Rocha | Physics as we know it. | Scoop.it

Via M. Edward (Ed) Borasky
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Well said - think of design as an oasis ;)

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Moore’s Law Is About to Get Weird

Moore’s Law Is About to Get Weird | Physics as we know it. | Scoop.it

In the nearly 70 years since the first modern digital computer was built, the above specs have become all but synonymous with computing. But they need not be. A computer is defined not by a particular set of hardware, but by being able to take information as input; to change, or “process,” the information in some controllable way; and to deliver new information as output. This information and the hardware that processes it can take an almost endless variety of physical forms. Over nearly two centuries, scientists and engineers have experimented with designs that use mechanical gears, chemical reactions, fluid flows, light, DNA, living cells, and synthetic cells.

 

http://nautil.us/issue/21/information/moores-law-is-about-to-get-weird


Via Complexity Digest
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Bring on the analog computers!

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Comet shows off its 'goosebumps'

Comet shows off its 'goosebumps' | Physics as we know it. | Scoop.it
Scientists working on Europe's Rosetta mission say they may have found evidence for how comets are formed.
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Goosebumps, cracks and wind .... ;)

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How well can information be stored from the beginning to the end of time?

How well can information be stored from the beginning to the end of time? | Physics as we know it. | Scoop.it
(Phys.org)—Information can never be stored perfectly. Whether on a CD, a hard disk drive, or a piece of papyrus, technological imperfections create noise that limits the preservation of information over time.
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Don't panic - looks like all those dodgy photos of you will eventually be destroyed!

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How did we find the distance to the sun?

How did we find the distance to the sun? | Physics as we know it. | Scoop.it
How far is the Sun? It seems as if one could hardly ask a more straightforward question. Yet this very inquiry bedeviled astronomers for more than two thousand years.
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Aloha! Currently on my own Pacific transit following in Captain Cook' s footsteps - here's an important factoid from the region ;)

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How the physics of champagne bubbles may help address the world's future energy needs

How the physics of champagne bubbles may help address the world's future energy needs | Physics as we know it. | Scoop.it
Uncork a bottle of champagne, and as the pressure of the liquid is abruptly removed, bubbles immediately form and then rapidly begin the process of 'coarsening,' in which larger bubbles grow at the expense of smaller ones.
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Next time you pop a cork!

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First digital animal will be perfect copy of real worm - tech - 26 November 2014 - New Scientist

First digital animal will be perfect copy of real worm - tech - 26 November 2014 - New Scientist | Physics as we know it. | Scoop.it
Next year the world's first digital animal will be born inside a computer. Could its descendants be conscious?
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Roboworm....

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Scientists predict green energy revolution after incredible new graphene discoveries

Scientists predict green energy revolution after incredible new graphene discoveries | Physics as we know it. | Scoop.it
A recently discovered form of carbon graphite – the material in pencil lead – has turned out to have a completely unexpected property which could revolutionise the development of green energy and electric cars.
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Doomed comet lander delivered harvest of science

Doomed comet lander delivered harvest of science | Physics as we know it. | Scoop.it
Elation and disappointment as lander goes into early hibernation, curtailing experiments
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The 'big bounce' - last but one paragraph - high D-H ratio in comet atmosphere may indicate main water delivery mechanism for Earth.

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Quantum Computers: The End of Cryptography?

Quantum Computers: The End of Cryptography? | Physics as we know it. | Scoop.it
Quantum computing is one of those technologies that's so arcane that TV characters name drop it when they want to sound smart.
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So - how do they work?

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Researchers develop the first-ever quantum device that detects and corrects its own errors

Researchers develop the first-ever quantum device that detects and corrects its own errors | Physics as we know it. | Scoop.it
When scientists develop a full quantum computer, the world of computing will undergo a revolution of sophistication, speed and energy efficiency that will make even our beefiest conventional machines seem like Stone Age clunkers by comparison.
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Environmental science ...... but not as we know it.

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Distant quasar spectrum reveals no sign of changes in mass ratio of proton and electron over 12 billion years

Distant quasar spectrum reveals no sign of changes in mass ratio of proton and electron over 12 billion years | Physics as we know it. | Scoop.it
A team of space researchers working with data from the VLT in Chile has found via measuring the spectrum of a distant quasar by analyzing absorption lines in a galaxy in front of it, that there was no measurable change in the mass ratio of protons...
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Nothing new under the Sun .... very elegant measurement!

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Scientists Hunt for Mystery Particle Under a Mountain - Wall Street Journal

Scientists Hunt for Mystery Particle Under a Mountain - Wall Street Journal | Physics as we know it. | Scoop.it
A mile under a mountain in the Italian village of Gran Sasso, scientists are seeking one of the smallest objects in the universe—and one of the biggest prizes in physics: a wimp. Gautam Naik visited the lab. Photo: Gran Sasso National Laboratory.
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Welcome to the dark side!

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What is 'bit rot' and is Vint Cerf right to be worried?

What is 'bit rot' and is Vint Cerf right to be worried? | Physics as we know it. | Scoop.it
Being able to access digital content in the coming decades could be less of an issue than one of the ‘fathers of the internet’ has implied.

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Hieroglyphics of the future. 

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How to Understand the Super Bowl—With Physics! - Wired

How to Understand the Super Bowl—With Physics! - Wired | Physics as we know it. | Scoop.it
If you need some physics to get you through the Super Bowl, here are three of my favorite aspects of the game.
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Isn't the ball the wrong shape though ;)

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Rice-sized laser, powered one electron at a time, bodes well for quantum computing

Rice-sized laser, powered one electron at a time, bodes well for quantum computing | Physics as we know it. | Scoop.it
Princeton University researchers have built a rice grain-sized laser powered by single electrons tunneling through artificial atoms known as quantum dots. The tiny microwave laser, or 'maser,' is a demonstration of the fundamental interactions between light and moving electrons.
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Food for thought.

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World's most powerful camera receives funding approval

World's most powerful camera receives funding approval | Physics as we know it. | Scoop.it
Plans for the construction of the world's largest digital camera at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have reached a major milestone. The 3,200-megapixel centerpiece of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST), which will provide unprecedented details of the universe ...
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Fancy a camera the size of a small car?

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Stonehenge in your city

Stonehenge in your city | Physics as we know it. | Scoop.it
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Maybe the answer to those strange things that happen in your house! Check your alignment with the solstices.

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Rosetta fuels debate on origin of Earth’s oceans

Rosetta fuels debate on origin of Earth’s oceans | Physics as we know it. | Scoop.it
ESA’s Rosetta spacecraft has found the water vapour from its target comet to be significantly different to that found on Earth. The discovery fuels the debate on the origin of our planet’s oceans.
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It's water Jim but not as we know it.

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You Can Only Win The Future If You Invest In It

You Can Only Win The Future If You Invest In It | Physics as we know it. | Scoop.it
Investment in science and basic research made America the most innovative nation on earth.  That legacy is now under attack.
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Philae Lander Early Science Results: Ice, Organic Molecules and Half a Foot of Dust

Philae Lander Early Science Results: Ice, Organic Molecules and Half a Foot of Dust | Physics as we know it. | Scoop.it
An uncontrolled, chaotic landing.  Stuck in the shadow of a cliff without energy-giving sunlight.  Philae and team persevered.  With just 60 hours of b
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Last one - the instrument pack - and how they performed. Clearly they should have landed on the top of the comet ;)

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DLR Portal - News - Churyumov-Gerasimenko – hard ice and organic molecules

DLR Portal - News - Churyumov-Gerasimenko – hard ice and organic molecules | Physics as we know it. | Scoop.it
Before going into hibernation at 01:36 CET on 15 November 2014, the Philae lander was able to conduct some work using power supplied by its primary battery. With its 10 instruments, the mini laboratory sniffed the atmosphere, drilled, hammered and studied Comet 67P/ Churyumov-Gerasimenko while over 500 million kilometres from Earth.
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Summary of Philae science so far - and, no, its not that DLR ;)

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