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What are Maxwell's Equations?

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Alok Jha: How a Scottish physicist formulated the equations that showed us how to electrify the world
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The Leidenfrost Maze!

The Leidenfrost Maze! | Physics | Scoop.it
The Leidenfrost Maze


If you’ve ever fried an egg, you’ve probably seen the Leidenfrost effect in action.
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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 | 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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Fusion reactor achieves tenfold increase in plasma confinement time

Fusion reactor achieves tenfold increase in plasma confinement time | Physics | Scoop.it
Experimental design improved heat dissipation, reducing damage to reactor walls.
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Earth-sized 'lava world' discovered

Earth-sized 'lava world' discovered | Physics | Scoop.it
A scorching "lava world" with a similar mass and density to that of Earth has been discovered orbiting a star 400 light-years away.
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Why Warp Drives Aren't Just Science Fiction

Why Warp Drives Aren't Just Science Fiction | Physics | Scoop.it
How a mirror could create a wormhole, and why FTL starships will need supercomputers. (To infinity, and beyond!
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Tailoring optical processors: Arranging nanoparticles in geometric patterns allows for control of light with light

Tailoring optical processors: Arranging nanoparticles in geometric patterns allows for control of light with light | Physics | Scoop.it
Rice University scientists have unveiled a robust new method for arranging metal nanoparticles in geometric patterns that can act as optical processors that transform incoming light signals into output of a different color.
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International team strengthens Big Bang Theory

International team strengthens Big Bang Theory | Physics | Scoop.it
(Phys.org) —An international team of scientists using the most powerful telescope on Earth has discovered the moments just after the Big Bang happened more like the theory predicts, eliminating a significant discrepancy that troubled physicists for...
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Personally, I am interested in the beginning of the Universe and the Physics and Chemistry behind it. This is a very interesting article, because it gives even more evidence behind the Big Bang Theory, besides the few basics we learned in GCSE - Yong Yen Chung

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The Hidden Waters of Africa

The Hidden Waters of Africa | Physics | Scoop.it

Across Africa, deep beneath a host of varied terrains, vast groundwater reserves lie almost untouched.

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A good article because its links geology, physics and environmental science. - Yong Yen Chung

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Quantum gravity takes singularity out of black holes.

Quantum gravity takes singularity out of black holes. | Physics | Scoop.it
Applying a quantum theory of gravity to black holes eliminates the baffling singularity at their core, leaving what looks like a portal to another universe
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The Solar Cell That Turns 1 Photon into 2 Electrons

The Solar Cell That Turns 1 Photon into 2 Electrons | Physics | Scoop.it
M.I.T. researchers develop an organic solar cell that breaks 100 percent quantum efficiency
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Elman Mazlan's comment, June 25, 2013 10:00 AM
Wait, doesn't that fail to go by conservation laws
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For the Love of Physics

On May 16, 2011, Professor of Physics Emeritus Walter Lewin returned to MIT lecture hall 26-100 for a physics talk and book signing, complete with some of his most famous physics demonstrations to celebrate the publication of his new book: For The Love Of Physics: From the End of the Rainbow to the Edge Of Time - A Journey Through the Wonders of Physics, written with Warren Goldstein.

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A great demo of SHM and the answer to why the sky is blue...

 

The book advertsied in this lecture is worth reading!!

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Watch 32 discordant metronomes achieve synchrony in a matter of minutes

Watch 32 discordant metronomes achieve synchrony in a matter of minutes | Physics | Scoop.it
If you place 32 metronomes on a static object and set them rocking out of phase with one another, they will remain that way indefinitely. Place them on a moveable surface, however, and something very interesting (and very mesmerizing) happens.
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Suggested by Mr MacGregor. Thank you Mr MacGregor!

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New method of finding planets scores its first discovery

New method of finding planets scores its first discovery | Physics | Scoop.it

Detecting alien worlds presents a significant challenge since they are small, faint, and close to their stars. The two most prolific techniques for finding exoplanets are radial velocity (looking for wobbling stars) and transits (looking for dimming stars). A team at Tel Aviv University and the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA) has just discovered an exoplanet using a new method that relies on Einstein's special theory of relativity.

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Matter will be created from light within a year, claim scientists

Matter will be created from light within a year, claim scientists | Physics | Scoop.it
In a neat demonstration of E=mc2, physicists believe they can create electrons and positrons from colliding photons
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Gary Bamford's curator insight, May 19, 2:47 AM

Let there be matter.

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'Sticky balls' stop cancer spreading

'Sticky balls' stop cancer spreading | Physics | Scoop.it
Cancer-killing "sticky balls" can whip tumour cells out of the blood and may prevent cancers spreading, early research suggests.
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Dark matter hunt nears final phase

Dark matter hunt nears final phase | Physics | Scoop.it
The first results from a particle detector called LUX suggest that the hunt for dark matter could be entering its final stages.
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What are Maxwell's Equations?

What are Maxwell's Equations? | Physics | Scoop.it
Alok Jha: How a Scottish physicist formulated the equations that showed us how to electrify the world
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Migrating animals add new depth to how the ocean 'breathes'

Migrating animals add new depth to how the ocean 'breathes' | Physics | Scoop.it
Animals ranging from plankton to small fish consume vast amounts of what little oxygen is available in the deep ocean, and may reveal a crucial and unappreciated role that animals have in ocean chemistry on a global scale.
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Four-Quark Quantum Monster Discovered

Four-Quark Quantum Monster Discovered | Physics | Scoop.it
While looking for a strange state of matter in two particle accelerators, it has been announced that another, totally unexpected, particle has been discovered. Continue reading →
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I find this article interesting because I believe the discovery of the first particle with 4 quarks, can lead to even more discoveries in the near future, possibly even a family of particles that contain 4 quarks - Ruby Chong
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Gary Chia's comment, June 21, 2013 11:24 AM
Whoa, that's really cool!
Elman Mazlan's comment, June 25, 2013 9:55 AM
Funny how we just finished AS and this comes along... so I'm assuming it decays through the strong force... what do you get then?
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Unknown Mathematician Proves Elusive Property of Prime Numbers | Wired Science | Wired.com

Unknown Mathematician Proves Elusive Property of Prime Numbers | Wired Science | Wired.com | Physics | Scoop.it
An unknown mathematician, Yitang Zhang, has revolutionized his field and helped move forward a 2,000-year-old conjecture about prime numbers.
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This articles for me was inspirational because not only did he tackle a 2,000 year old problem, but he also showed how through hardwork and determination anything can be achieved - Yong Yen Chung

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How Water Could Help Make Better Batteries

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More progress in the search for an efficient, reliable, environmentally friendly power source. Furthermore, one of the key problems with batteries is their disposable. If water is utilised, this issue could be solved - Yong Yen Chung

 

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Super Earth Exoplanet spotted

Super Earth Exoplanet spotted | Physics | Scoop.it
Astronomers find that what looked like a three-planet system 42 light-years away is in fact a set of six planets - one a "super-Earth" in the habitable zone.
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Magic Tricks with Refraction

Gillian Winters shows us several tricks to teach the refraction of light. For more on refraction: http://www.stmary.ws/highschool/physics/home/notes/waves/wa...

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NASA Announces Brightest Lunar Explosion Ever Recorded

NASA Announces Brightest Lunar Explosion Ever Recorded | Physics | Scoop.it
  A boulder-sized meteor slammed into the moon in March, igniting an explosion so bright that anyone looking up at the right moment might have spotted it, NASA announced Friday.

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NASA buys into 'quantum' computer

NASA buys into 'quantum' computer | Physics | Scoop.it
A $15m computer that uses "quantum physics" effects to boost its speed is to be installed at a Nasa facility.
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