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A Panorama of Curiosity’s Surroundings

A Panorama of Curiosity’s Surroundings | Physics | Scoop.it
Taken this morning (mission Sol 2) with the rover’s left Navcam, here’s a high-res panorama of Curiosity’s view at its landing site within Gale crater.
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The world of physics in 2016 - physicsworld.com

The world of physics in 2016 - physicsworld.com | Physics | Scoop.it

Find out more about the key physics events of the coming year – and those we predict might happen

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Strong magnetic fields discovered in majority of stars

Strong magnetic fields discovered in majority of stars | Physics | Scoop.it

Strong magnetic fields discovered in majority of stars—Finding to impact understanding of stellar evolution

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The Physics of Lightsabers | StarTalk

Neil deGrasse Tyson and physicist Brian Cox debate whether the fictional weapon could ever exist. STARTALK AIRS SUNDAYS 11/10c.

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Pure quantum-mechanical mixture of electrons and photons demonstrated in bismuth selenide

Pure quantum-mechanical mixture of electrons and photons demonstrated in bismuth selenide | Physics | Scoop.it

In 2013, MIT physicists showed for the first time that shining powerful mid-infrared laser light on solid bismuth selenide produces Floquet-Bloch states, which are characterized by replicas of electronic energy states inside ...

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Breakthrough achieved in ceramics 3D printing technology

Breakthrough achieved in ceramics 3D printing technology | Physics | Scoop.it

Researchers at HRL Laboratories, LLC, have achieved a new milestone in 3D printing technology by demonstrating an approach to additively manufacture ceramics that overcomes the limits of traditional ceramic processing and ...

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'Millennium physicist' ready to take helm at nuclear center

'Millennium physicist' ready to take helm at nuclear center | Physics | Scoop.it

Fabiola Gianotti, who this week takes the helm at CERN, home to world's largest particle accelerator, is seen as a new breed of scientist. Initially trained in arts and literature, she came to physics relatively late.

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What are the bright spots on dwarf planet Ceres? New studies give us a better…

What are the bright spots on dwarf planet Ceres? New studies give us a better… | Physics | Scoop.it
What are the bright spots on dwarf planet Ceres? New studies give us a better idea. In one study, scientists identify this bright material as a kind of… - NASA - Google+
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From trees to power: Engineers build better energy storage device

From trees to power: Engineers build better energy storage device | Physics | Scoop.it
McMaster Engineering researchers Emily Cranston and Igor Zhitomirsky are turning trees into energy storage devices capable of powering everything from a smart watch to a hybrid car.
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Nobel Prize In Physics Awarded For The Solution To The “Missing Neutrinos” Puzzle

Nobel Prize In Physics Awarded For The Solution To The “Missing Neutrinos” Puzzle | Physics | Scoop.it
Physicists struggled with the idea for decades both from a theoretical and experimental point of view, but it was resolved in 2001 by the team lead by Kajita using the Super Kamiokande experiment in Japan, and the team lead by McDonald at Sudbury...
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New paper-like material could boost electric vehicle batteries

New paper-like material could boost electric vehicle batteries | Physics | Scoop.it
Researchers at the University of California, Riverside's Bourns College of Engineering have developed a novel paper-like material for lithium-ion batteries.
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Image sensors that behave like biological retinas

Image sensors that behave like biological retinas | Physics | Scoop.it
Ever since the invention of the first camera obscura and the advent of photography in the 19th century, scientists have been fascinated by the use of light sensors to capture the world around us from the perspective of a man-made machine.
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Better measurements of single molecule circuits

Better measurements of single molecule circuits | Physics | Scoop.it
It's nearly 50 years since Gordon Moore predicted that the density of transistors on an integrated circuit would double every two years.
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[1512.09240] Frictionless dispersive hydrodynamics of Stokes flows

Effectively frictionless, dispersive flow characterizes superfluids,
nonlinear optical diffraction, and geophysical fluid interfaces.

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Periodic Table's 7th Row Completed With Discovery Of Four New Elements

Periodic Table's 7th Row Completed With Discovery Of Four New Elements | Physics | Scoop.it

Break out the champagne; the 7th row of the periodic table has been completed with the addition of four new elements.

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Scientists create 'nano-reactor' for the production of hydrogen biofuel

Scientists create 'nano-reactor' for the production of hydrogen biofuel | Physics | Scoop.it

Scientists at Indiana University have created a highly efficient biomaterial that catalyzes the formation of hydrogen—one half of the "holy grail" of splitting H2O to make hydrogen and oxygen for fueling cheap and efficient ...

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Graphene, the finest filter

Graphene, the finest filter | Physics | Scoop.it

Graphene can simplify production of heavy water and help clean nuclear waste by filtering different isotopes of hydrogen, University of Manchester research indicates.

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Criteria to predict experimentally stable allotropes

Criteria to predict experimentally stable allotropes | Physics | Scoop.it

(Phys.org)—A group of researchers from France, the U.K. and Florida proposes criteria to determine whether an allotrope is experimentally feasible. They use theoretical carbon allotropes, penta-graphene and Haeckelites, ...

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Chile plans hydropower plant—in desert

Chile plans hydropower plant—in desert | Physics | Scoop.it

Building a $400-million hydroelectric power plant in the world's most arid desert may seem like an engineering debacle, but Chile sees it as a revolutionary way to generate green energy.

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Triple Play

Triple Play | Physics | Scoop.it
What looks like a pair of Saturnian satellites is actually a trio upon close inspection.
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Two Physicists Share Nobel Prize For Detecting Changes In Neutrino Identities

Two Physicists Share Nobel Prize For Detecting Changes In Neutrino Identities | Physics | Scoop.it
Courtesy of Kamioka Observatory, ICRR (Institute for Cosmic Ray Research), University of Tokyo, rights: http://bit.ly/1KY2KoSThe 2015 Nobel Prize in Physics has been awarded to a Japanese physicist and a Canadian physicist for discovering that...
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Nobel Prize for missing piece in neutrino mass puzzle - Yahoo News

Nobel Prize for missing piece in neutrino mass puzzle - Yahoo News | Physics | Scoop.it
From Yahoo News: STOCKHOLM (AP) — Japanese and Canadian scientists won the Nobel Prize in physics Tuesday for discovering a basic fact about tiny cosmic particles that whiz through your body by the trillions every second: They have mass.
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Proposed diamond maser could operate at room temperature

Proposed diamond maser could operate at room temperature | Physics | Scoop.it
(Phys.org)—Before there were lasers, there were masers—devices that operate in the microwave regime and other wavelengths that are longer than those of visible light.
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The Physics of Popcorn | ScienceTake | The New York Times

Researchers have delved deep into what exactly happens to popping kernels, before the butter and salt. Produced by: James Gorman and Poh Si Teng Read the story here: http://nyti.ms/1FXs2zP...
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Learn all about Pluto, the most famous dwarf planet

Learn all about Pluto, the most famous dwarf planet | Physics | Scoop.it
As the New Horizons spacecraft gathers information about Pluto before and after its July 2015 close encounter, practically every day we're learning more about this dwarf planet.
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