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Spectral analysis reveals Moon might have had water when it was formed

Spectral analysis reveals Moon might have had water when it was formed | Physics as we know it. | Scoop.it
(Phys.org) —A research team with members from Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory and the US Geological Survey has concluded that hydroxyl molecules found in the central peak of a crater on the moon indicates that the moon likely...
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Is That Quantum Computer for Real? There May Finally Be a Test - Wired Science

Is That Quantum Computer for Real? There May Finally Be a Test - Wired Science | Physics as we know it. | Scoop.it
Is that quantum computer for real? There may finally be a test: http://t.co/CLC3zDQWsZ
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I believe - the cat is dead!

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Quantum Modelling the Macro-Economic Particle | The Indian ...

Quantum mechanics is a branch of physics which deals with physical phenomena at microscopic scales, where the action is on the order of exotic elementary particles such as electron and nucleons and even smaller.
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Phew! ..... As I said Complexity Theory anyone?

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Groundbreaking New Particle Could Make Hard Drives 20 Times Smaller

Groundbreaking New Particle Could Make Hard Drives 20 Times Smaller | Physics as we know it. | Scoop.it
There are many reasons why we still have size limitations on technology, but when it comes to data storage, one thing really stands out. You can only ...
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One year on from the Higgs Boson find, has physics hit the buffers?

One year on from the Higgs Boson find, has physics hit the buffers? | Physics as we know it. | Scoop.it
Despite the success of the Large Hadron Collider, evidence for the follow-up theory – supersymmetry – has proved elusive
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LHCb | CERN

LHCb | CERN | Physics as we know it. | Scoop.it
The Large Hadron Collider beauty (LHCb) experiment specializes in investigating the slight differences between matter and antimatter by studying a type of particle called the "beauty quark", or "b quark".
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Why do physicists gravitate towards jobs in finance?

Why do physicists gravitate towards jobs in finance? | Physics as we know it. | Scoop.it
The City might not seem an obvious destination for physics graduates, but there are some surprising links between the two, writes Jeff Forshaw
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Organic Computing – A Paradigm Shift for Complex Systems

Organic Computing – A Paradigm Shift for Complex Systems | Physics as we know it. | Scoop.it
Organic Computing has emerged as a challenging vision for future information processing systems.

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luiy's curator insight, July 22, 2013 6:21 AM

Organic Computing has emerged as a challenging vision for future information processing systems. Its basis is the insight that we will increasingly be surrounded by and depend on large collections of autonomous systems, which are equipped with sensors and actuators, aware of their environment, communicating freely, and organising themselves in order to perform actions and services required by the users.

 

These networks of intelligent systems surrounding us open fascinating ap-plication areas and at the same time bear the problem of their controllability. Hence, we have to construct such systems as robust, safe, flexible, and trustworthy as possible. In particular, a strong orientation towards human needs as opposed to a pure implementation of the tech-nologically possible seems absolutely central. The technical systems, which can achieve these goals will have to exhibit life-like or “organic” properties. “Organic Computing Systems” adapt dynamically to their current environmental conditions. In order to cope with unexpected or undesired events they are self-organising, self-configuring, self-optimising, self-healing, self-protecting, self-explaining, and context-aware, while offering complementary interfaces for higher-level directives with respect to the desired behaviour. First steps towards adaptive and self-organising computer systems are being undertaken. Adaptivity, reconfigurability, emergence of new properties, and self-organisation are hot top-ics in a variety of research groups worldwide.

This book summarises the results of a 6-year priority research program (SPP) of the German Research Foundation (DFG) addressing these fundamental challenges in the design of Organic Computing systems. It presents and discusses the theoretical foundations of Organic Computing, basic methods and tools, learning techniques used in this context, architectural patterns and many applications. The final outlook shows that in the mean-time Organic Computing ideas have spawned a variety of promising new projects.

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Astronomy Without A Telescope – Cosmic Coincidence

Astronomy Without A Telescope – Cosmic Coincidence | Physics as we know it. | Scoop.it
Cosmologists tend not to get all that excited about the universe being 74% dark energy and 26% conventional energy and matter (albeit most of the matter is
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Physics and the birth of the emoticon

Physics and the birth of the emoticon | Physics as we know it. | Scoop.it
Carnegie Mellon University alumni trace the origin of the smiley to a group of computer scientists discussing a physics puzzle in 1982.
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Thorium nuclear reactor trial begins, could provide cleaner, safer, almost-waste-free energy

Thorium nuclear reactor trial begins, could provide cleaner, safer, almost-waste-free energy | Physics as we know it. | Scoop.it

At a test site in Norway, Thor Energy has successfully created a thorium nuclear reactor — but not in the sense that most people think of when they hear the word thorium. The Norwegians haven’t solved the energy crisis and global warming in one fell swoop — they haven’t created a cold fusion thorium reactor. What they have done, though, which is still very cool, is use thorium instead of uranium in a conventional nuclear reactor. In one fell swoop, thorium fuel, which is safer, less messy to clean up, and not prone to nuclear weapons proliferation, could quench the complaints of nuclear power critics everywhere.


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NEW, SAFER WAY TO GO NUCLEAR! Thank you Norway! Hope this proves out well.

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Doing What Works: Forward in Solution-Focused Change: Improving science

Doing What Works: Forward in Solution-Focused Change: Improving science | Physics as we know it. | Scoop.it
Improving science http://t.co/rUJ0HIVvia

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Wine-tasting: it's junk science

Wine-tasting: it's junk science | Physics as we know it. | Scoop.it
Experiments have shown that people can't tell plonk from grand cru. Now one US winemaker claims that even experts can't judge wine accurately. What's the science behind the taste?
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Wonder Material Ignites Scientific Gold Rush

Wonder Material Ignites Scientific Gold Rush | Physics as we know it. | Scoop.it

A race is on among universities and companies like Apple, IBM and Samsung to patent graphene for mobile devices, wearable electronics, airplanes and every other imaginable use.


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Kenneth Mikkelsen's curator insight, August 25, 2013 11:31 AM

Graphene is the thinnest material known. But it is exceedingly strong, light and flexible. It is exceptional at conducting electricity and heat, and at absorbing and emitting light.


"Graphene is the same sort of material, like steel or plastic or silicon that can really change society," says Dr. Ferrari, who leads a band of about 40 graphene researchers at the University of Cambridge.

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Scientific vandalism helps ITER

Scientific vandalism helps ITER | Physics as we know it. | Scoop.it
Scientists at JET, the world's largest fusion energy research facility, have been deliberately melting parts of their own machine as they test materials for the fusion reactors of the future.
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Is Economics More Like History Than Physics? | Guest Blog, Scientific American Blog Network

Is Economics More Like History Than Physics? | Guest Blog, Scientific American Blog Network | Physics as we know it. | Scoop.it
Is economics like physics, or more like history? Steven Pinker says, “No sane thinker would try to explain World War I in the language of physics.” ... (Is Economics More Like History Than Physics?
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Complexity Theory?

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20,000+ FREE Online Science and Technology Lectures from Top Universities

20,000+ FREE Online Science and Technology Lectures from Top Universities | Physics as we know it. | Scoop.it

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WoW  .. Expand  your mind!! It has room to grow!!! 

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After 'God particle' breakthrough, CERN readies for next cosmic quest

After 'God particle' breakthrough, CERN readies for next cosmic quest | Physics as we know it. | Scoop.it
A year ago, the world's largest particle collider made one of the greatest discoveries in the history of science, identifying what is believed to be the Higgs Boson — the long-sought maker of mass.
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Model-independent measurement of dark matter mass could lead to future discoveries

Model-independent measurement of dark matter mass could lead to future discoveries | Physics as we know it. | Scoop.it
(Phys.org) —Determining the mass of dark matter particles requires accounting for several factors, one of which is the velocity distribution of the particles.
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CMS and LHCb to present rare B-sub-s particle decay | CERN

CMS and LHCb to present rare B-sub-s particle decay | CERN | Physics as we know it. | Scoop.it
New results to be presented today at the European Physical Society's High Energy Physics conference (EPS-HEP 2013) in Stockholm, Sweden, have put the Standard Model of particle physics to one of its most stringent tests to date.
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Mustafa's Space Drive: An Egyptian Student's Quantum Physics Invention

Mustafa's Space Drive: An Egyptian Student's Quantum Physics Invention | Physics as we know it. | Scoop.it
Forget Schrodinger's Cat: The cutting edge of applied quantum science is in a new type of space drive for satellites and probes patented by a...
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Link between quantum physics and game theory found

Link between quantum physics and game theory found | Physics as we know it. | Scoop.it
(Phys.org) —A deep link between two seemingly unconnected areas of modern science has been discovered by researchers from the Universities of Bristol and Geneva.
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Making computation concrete and easier to learn | Computing ...

Making computation concrete and easier to learn | Computing ... | Physics as we know it. | Scoop.it
We get sensory input from them. So, computation to manipulate images and sounds gives us concrete ways to explore computation. We can't see the computation, but as we change the computation and get a different sensory ...
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Astronomers gain new knowledge about early galaxies

Astronomers gain new knowledge about early galaxies | Physics as we know it. | Scoop.it
The early galaxies of the universe were very different from today's galaxies.
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Could Quantum Brain Effects Explain Consciousness? - LiveScience.com

Could Quantum Brain Effects Explain Consciousness? - LiveScience.com | Physics as we know it. | Scoop.it
Could Quantum Brain Effects Explain Consciousness?
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NEW YORK — The idea that consciousness arises from quantum mechanical phenomena in the brain is intriguing, yet lacks evidence, scientists say.
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