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“Other Universes are Pulling on Our Universe” — New Planck Data Triggers Controversy

“Other Universes are Pulling on Our Universe” — New Planck Data Triggers Controversy | Physics as we know it. | Scoop.it
Is our universe merely one of billions? Evidence of the existence of 'multiverse' revealed for the first time by a cosmic map of background radiation data gathered by Planck telescope. The fi

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Closing Loopholes in Quantum Mechanics - The Fun Is Real

Closing Loopholes in Quantum Mechanics - The Fun Is Real | Physics as we know it. | Scoop.it
Violations of Bell’s Inequalities and Loopholes in Quantum Mechanics Recall that, in 1935, Einstein, Podolsky, and Rosen wrote their famous paper that became known as the EPR paradox.  In it, they pointed out the bizarre consequences of the mathematics...
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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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Fusion milestone passed at US lab

Fusion milestone passed at US lab | Physics as we know it. | Scoop.it

Harnessing fusion - the process that powers the Sun - could provide an unlimited and cheap source of energy.

But to be viable, fusion power plants would have to produce more energy than they consume, which has proven elusive.

Now, a breakthrough by scientists at the National Ignition Facility (NIF) could boost hopes of scaling up fusion.


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Swing theory: Don't blame physics for your bad golfing - Columbus Dispatch

Swing theory: Don't blame physics for your bad golfing - Columbus Dispatch | Physics as we know it. | Scoop.it
Swing theory: Don't blame physics for your bad golfing Columbus Dispatch Fans watching the world's top golfers compete in the final day of the Presidents Cup at Muirfield Village Golf Club today might wonder how these pros manage to hit the ball so...
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And...er.....dont forget to hit the ball.

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Top five physics discoveries chosen

Top five physics discoveries chosen | Physics as we know it. | Scoop.it
Quantum computers and the science that could enable mobile phones to be charged by shoes are among the "top five physics spin-offs" chosen by a leading magazine.
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5 Things About Being Creative That Just Aren't True

5 Things About Being Creative That Just Aren't True | Physics as we know it. | Scoop.it
We tend to think that creativity is innate -- you've either got it or you don't. Our "creative type" friends are artsy, full of wonder and always wanting to dig into something deeper.

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Scientists expand search for light dark matter

Scientists expand search for light dark matter | Physics as we know it. | Scoop.it
Physicists on the CDMS experiment have devised a better way to search for a particle that, if it exists, would revolutionize our ideas about dark matter.
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Formation of the Universe : the Big Computation

For the first time ever, scientists have simulated how matter has evolved in the entire observable universe, from the Big Bang to the present day. At the Meu... (Formation of the Universe : The Big Computation.
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I dont usually post vidoes but this one is worth watching! Big Data - Big Computer - Big Idea. 

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On the road to fault-tolerant quantum computing: High temperature superconductivity in a toplogical insulator

On the road to fault-tolerant quantum computing: High temperature superconductivity in a toplogical insulator | Physics as we know it. | Scoop.it
Reliable quantum computing would make it possible to solve certain types of extremely complex technological problems millions of times faster than today's most powerful supercomputers.
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I remember when a computer actually looked like that stuff in the background ;)

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Bristol University | School of Physics | Qcloud

Bristol University | School of Physics | Qcloud | Physics as we know it. | Scoop.it
Welcome to Qcloud (RT @Neptalium: Qcloud, try quantum computing on Bristol’s public access two-quibit chip and online simulator.
http://t.co/bAPyyWyx8G
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A Quantum Computer to play with - now thats pretty nifty!!

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Quantum chip connected to internet is yours to command - New Scientist

Quantum chip connected to internet is yours to command - New Scientist | Physics as we know it. | Scoop.it
TechWeekEurope UK Quantum chip connected to internet is yours to command New Scientist Quantum computing is in the cloud, and you don't need a degree in advanced physics to run your own programs.
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What! Sign me up for one!
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The end of Moore's Law is more than just about physics

The end of Moore's Law is more than just about physics | Physics as we know it. | Scoop.it
A DARPA director argues that the end of the Moore's Law could come about because of insurmountable economic challenges.
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Bring on the quantum computers!

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Google Has Turned Minecraft Into A Quantum Physics Simulator - Inventorspot

Google Has Turned Minecraft Into A Quantum Physics Simulator - Inventorspot | Physics as we know it. | Scoop.it
Google Has Turned Minecraft Into A Quantum Physics Simulator
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The team at Google's Quantum AI Lab recently developed a new mod known as qCraft.
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Many Worlds Interpretation and the Emperor’s New Clothes

Many Worlds Interpretation and the Emperor’s New Clothes | Physics as we know it. | Scoop.it
Encountering the Many Worlds Interpretation Several years ago, I looked into the Ma­ny Worlds Interpretation (MWI) of quantum mechanics and concluded that it was not on the right track.  It seemed to be creating more conceptual and technical problems...
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Nanotechnology researchers make major leap towards graphene for solar cells

Nanotechnology researchers make major leap towards graphene for solar cells | Physics as we know it. | Scoop.it

Graphene has extreme conductivity and is completely transparent while being inexpensive and nontoxic. This makes it a perfect candidate material for transparent contact layers for use in solar cells to conduct electricity without reducing the amount of incoming light - at least in theory. Whether or not this holds true in a real world setting is questionable as there is no such thing as "ideal" graphene - a free floating, flat honeycomb structure consisting of a single layer of carbon atoms: interactions with adjacent layers can change graphene's properties dramatically.
Now, Dr. Marc Gluba and Prof. Dr. Norbert Nickel of the HZB Institute for Silicon Photovoltaics have shown that graphene retains its impressive set of properties when it is coated with a thin silicon film. These findings have paved the way for entirely new possibilities to use in thin-film photovoltaics.


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The view that computers are technology but sewing isn't is a sexist stitch-up

The view that computers are technology but sewing isn't is a sexist stitch-up | Physics as we know it. | Scoop.it
Let's be honest about what technology is. From welding to icing cakes, it's time to give men and women credit
There's a very annoying perception in society that women don't "do" technology.
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Male brain vs female brain: How do they differ?

Male brain vs female brain: How do they differ? | Physics as we know it. | Scoop.it
Male and female brains differ in structure and function, but we don't know how these differences affect behaviour
Chapter 16 of my book, 50 Human Brain Ideas You Really Need to Know.
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OK so its Biology.....shoot me!

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Graphene-based discs ensure safe storage

Graphene-based discs ensure safe storage | Physics as we know it. | Scoop.it
(Phys.org) —Swinburne University of Technology researchers have shown the potential of a new material for transforming secure optical information storage.
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Originally from Manchester don't forget ;)
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Sandia Labs Harnessing the Sun's Energy with Tiny Particles - Lab Manager Magazine

Sandia Labs Harnessing the Sun's Energy with Tiny Particles - Lab Manager Magazine | Physics as we know it. | Scoop.it
Sandia Labs Harnessing the Sun's Energy with Tiny Particles
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Physicists Take a New Approach to Unify Quantum Theory and ...

Physicists Take a New Approach to Unify Quantum Theory and ... | Physics as we know it. | Scoop.it
Space consists of tiny elementary cells or “atoms of space” in some modern theories of quantum gravity trying to unify General Relativity and Quantum Mechanics. Quantum gravity should make it possible to describe the ...
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Imagine what we will know tomorrow!  We use to think there was something called 'ETHER' surrounding us.  Now we can maybe put a name to it, atoms of space. 

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A world first! Success at complete quantum teleportation

A world first! Success at complete quantum teleportation | Physics as we know it. | Scoop.it
 
Furusawa group at the University of Tokyo has succeeded in demonstrating complete quantum teleportation of photonic quantum bits by a hybrid technique for the first time worldwide.
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QuizMePhysics - Daily physics questions. Tweet me your answers and I will let you know how you did! | Wisr

QuizMePhysics - Daily physics questions. Tweet me your answers and I will let you know how you did! | Wisr | Physics as we know it. | Scoop.it
Wisr teaches anything from Chemistry to Algebra through Twitter/chat/SMS/email. Learn by answering questions in the communication channel where you are most comfortable.
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What a great idea! Make sure you cross check the answers thoug!

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The 20 big questions in science

The 20 big questions in science | Physics as we know it. | Scoop.it
From the nature of the universe (that's if there is only one) to the purpose of dreams, there are many things we still don't know – but we might do soon.
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Or don't know it ;)

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