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Urban physics - DirectionsMag.com

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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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Astrophysics through Computation

Astrophysics through Computation | Physics as we know it. | Scoop.it
This new text surveys a series of fundamental problems in astrophysics, both analytically and computationally, for advanced students in physics and astrophysics.
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The Secret History of Cosmic Buzzwords - Out There | Discovermagazine.com

The Secret History of Cosmic Buzzwords - Out There | Discovermagazine.com | Physics as we know it. | Scoop.it
As the human mind and human senses reach ever-farther out into space, we keep encountering new things that require new objects that require new names. Some
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Is the universe balanced on a pinhead?

Is the universe balanced on a pinhead? | Physics as we know it. | Scoop.it
New precise measurements of the mass of the top quark bring back the question: Is our universe inherently unstable?
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Now You Can Build Google’s $1M Artificial Brain on the Cheap | Enterprise | WIRED

Now You Can Build Google’s $1M Artificial Brain on the Cheap | Enterprise | WIRED | Physics as we know it. | Scoop.it
Andrew Ng wants to bring deep learning -- an emerging computer science field that seeks to mimic the human brain with hardware and software -- into the DIY era. ("Low-cost" neural nets on gpus.

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Pocket : Big Bang Discovery Opens Doors to the "Multiverse"

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Critical phase in missing matter hunt

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Will Living on Mars Drive Us Crazy?

Will Living on Mars Drive Us Crazy? | Physics as we know it. | Scoop.it
Six humans are in Hawaii, testing the psychological effects of life on another planet.
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The Universe and More: Einstein Dollars™

The Universe and More: Einstein Dollars™ | Physics as we know it. | Scoop.it
Get your kids excited about physics! The Universe and More is your source for educational games that are actually fun!
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Swarming in Biological and Related Systems

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In the last 15 years, the collective motion of large numbers of self-propelled objects has become an increasingly active area of research. The examples of such collective motion abound: flocks of birds, schools of fish, swarms of insects, herds of animals etc. Swarming of living creatures is believed to be critical for the population survival under harsh conditions. The ability of motile microorganisms to communicate and coordinate their motion leads to the remarkably complex self-organized structures found in bacterial biofilms. Active intracellular transport of biological molecules within the cytoskeleton has a profound effect on the cell cycle, signaling and motility. In recent years, significant progress has also been achieved in the design of synthetic self-propelled particles. Their collective motion has many advantages for performing specific robotic tasks, such as collective cargo delivery or harvesting the mechanical energy of chaotic motion.

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In this focus issue we have tried to assemble papers from leading experts which we hope will provide a current snapshot of this young and rapidly expanding field of research. They cover both theoretical and experimental investigations of the dynamics of active matter on different spatial and temporal scales.

 

Focus on Swarming in Biological and Related Systems
Lev Tsimring, Hugues Chate, Igor Aronson

2014 New J. Phys. 16

http://iopscience.iop.org/1367-2630/focus/Focus%20on%20Swarming%20in%20Biological%20and%20Related%20Systems


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Judith Hackitt's 'Risk Assessment' - A star in the making

I read with delight recently about a young man who had apparently created nuclear fusion in a classroom in Lancashire.
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Pocket : Systems Past: the only 8 software innovations we actually use

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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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Stimulated mutual annihilation: How to make a gamma-ray laser with positronium

Stimulated mutual annihilation: How to make a gamma-ray laser with positronium | Physics as we know it. | Scoop.it
Theorists expect that positronium, a sort of 'atom' consisting of an electron and an anti-electron, can be used to make a powerful gamma-ray laser. Scientists now report detailed calculations of the dynamics of a positronium BEC. This work is the first to account for effects of collisions between different positronium species. These collisions put important constraints on gamma-ray laser operation.
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Physicists use magnetism simulation software to model US presidential elections

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(Phys.org) —A team of physicists working at IFISC in Palma de Mallorca, Spain has used a computer simulation originally designed to model the transition of iron between magnetized states to create a model to do something similar for voting patterns in the United States. In their paper published in ...
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Time's Arrow Traced to Quantum Source - Quanta Magazine

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The tendency of coffee — and everything else — to reach equilibrium is “very intuitive,” said Nicolas Brunner, a quantum physicist at the University of Geneva.
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The 17 Equations That Changed The Course Of History

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From Ian Stewart's book, these 17 math equations changed the course of human history.
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Pocket : Top 10 things you might not know about our solar system

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Raffi Khatchadourian: Can an Audacious Plan to Create a New Energy Resource Help Save the Planet?

Raffi Khatchadourian: Can an Audacious Plan to Create a New Energy Resource Help Save the Planet? | Physics as we know it. | Scoop.it
No one knows ITER’s true cost, which may be incalculable, but estimates have been rising steadily, and a conservative figure rests at twenty billion dollars, a sum which makes ITER the most expensive scientific instrument on Earth. But if it is truly possible to bottle up a star, and to do so economically, the technology could solve the world’s energy problems for the next thirty million years, and help save the planet from environmental catastrophe. Thirty-five countries, representing more than half the world’s population, are invested in the project, which is so complex to finance that it requires its own currency: the ITER Unit of Account.

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Physicists are building an NSA-proof internet

Physicists are building an NSA-proof internet | Physics as we know it. | Scoop.it
The next generation web — far more secure than today’s — is on the way. Here’s how it works.
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How I Narrowed Down The Location Of Malaysia Air Using "Monte Carlo" Data Models

How I Narrowed Down The Location Of Malaysia Air Using "Monte Carlo" Data Models | Physics as we know it. | Scoop.it
Using geostationary satellite location and a basic knowledge of 777 specs, can we predict the likely locations of MH370?

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A quantum leap with computers

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Quantum computers — a futuristic vision of ultra-fast processors powered by particle physics — sound almost like science fiction.
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Spectacular cosmic discovery hailed

Spectacular cosmic discovery hailed | Physics as we know it. | Scoop.it
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