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Original Einstein manuscripts posted online - USA TODAY

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"Knowledge is not about hiding. It's about openness," said Menachem Ben Sasson, president of the Hebrew University.

 

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, which owns the German Jewish physicist's papers, is pulling never-before seen items from its climate-controlled safe, photographing them in high resolution and posting them on the Internet — offering the public a nuanced and fuller portrait of the man behind the scientific genius.

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Physics of the Future: How Science Will Shape Human Destiny and Our Daily Lives by the Year 2100: Amazon.co.uk: Michio Kaku: Books

In Physics of the Future, Michio Kaku—the New York Times bestselling author of Physics of the Impossible—gives us a stunning, provocative, and exhilarating vision of the coming century based on interviews with over three hundred of the world’s top scientists who are already inventing the future in their labs. The result is the most authoritative and scientifically accurate description of the revolutionary developments taking place in medicine, computers, artificial intelligence, nanotechnology, energy production, and astronautics.

In all likelihood, by 2100 we will control computers via tiny brain sensors and, like magicians, move objects around with the power of our minds. Artificial intelligence will be dispersed throughout the environment, and Internet-enabled contact lenses will allow us to access the world's information base or conjure up any image we desire in the blink of an eye.

Meanwhile, cars will drive themselves using GPS, and if room-temperature superconductors are discovered, vehicles will effortlessly fly on a cushion of air, coasting on powerful magnetic fields and ushering in the age of magnetism.

Using molecular medicine, scientists will be able to grow almost every organ of the body and cure genetic diseases. Millions of tiny DNA sensors and nanoparticles patrolling our blood cells will silently scan our bodies for the first sign of illness, while rapid advances in genetic research will enable us to slow down or maybe even reverse the aging process, allowing human life spans to increase dramatically.

In space, radically new ships—needle-sized vessels using laser propulsion—could replace the expensive chemical rockets of today and perhaps visit nearby stars. Advances in nanotechnology may lead to the fabled space elevator, which would propel humans hundreds of miles above the earth’s atmosphere at the push of a button.

But these astonishing revelations are only the tip of the iceberg. Kaku also discusses emotional robots, antimatter rockets, X-ray vision, and the ability to create new life-forms, and he considers the development of the world economy. He addresses the key questions: Who are the winner and losers of the future? Who will have jobs, and which nations will prosper?

All the while, Kaku illuminates the rigorous scientific principles, examining the rate at which certain technologies are likely to mature, how far they can advance, and what their ultimate limitations and hazards are. Synthesizing a vast amount of information to construct an exciting look at the years leading up to 2100, Physics of the Future is a thrilling, wondrous ride through the next 100 years of breathtaking scientific revolution.

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News Not News - Gizmodo: How Einstein Fixed All of Physics with the Special Theory of Relativity [Video]

News Not News - Gizmodo: How Einstein Fixed All of Physics with the Special Theory of Relativity [Video] | maria-archevald | Scoop.it
How Einstein Fixed All of Physics with the Special Theory of Relativity [Video]: http://t.co/9xPEtMPP #TechNewsNotNews...
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Bio Techno of Physics: Reinnervate, Kirkstall Join Forces to Launch 3-D Cell Culture System

Bio Techno of Physics: Reinnervate, Kirkstall Join Forces to Launch 3-D Cell Culture System | maria-archevald | Scoop.it
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Train of the future that will rocket you into space - Independent Online

Train of the future that will rocket you into space - Independent Online | maria-archevald | Scoop.it
Independent OnlineTrain of the future that will rocket you into spaceIndependent OnlineAnd although the project would cost £40-billion, space experts say the ticket to space will be relatively cheap at “just” £3000 (about R36 000) per person.
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At 93, Lawrence Lab Physicist Sets A High Bar For Innovation - Livermore Independent

At 93, Lawrence Lab Physicist Sets A High Bar For Innovation - Livermore Independent | maria-archevald | Scoop.it
At 93, Lawrence Lab Physicist Sets A High Bar For InnovationLivermore IndependentHe taught physics from 1940-42 at Pomona College, his alma mater, despite having only a bachelor's degree.
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Amazon.com: The Physics of Fluids in Hierarchical Porous Media: Angstroms to Miles (Theory and Applications of Transport in Porous Media) eBook: John H. Cushman: Kindle Store

Porous media are ubiquitous throughout nature and in many modern technologies. Because of their omnipresent nature, porous media are studied to one degree or another in almost all branches of science and engineering. This text is an outgrowth of a two-semester graduate course on multiscale porous media offered to students in applied math, physics, chemistry, engineering (civil, chemical, mechanical, agricultural), and environmental and soil science. The text is largely based on Dr Cushmans' groups efforts to build a rational approach to studying porous media over a hierarchy of spatial and temporal scales. No other text covers porous media on scales ranging from angstroms to miles. Nor does any other text develop and use such a diversity of tools for their study. The text is designed to be self-contained, as it presents all relevant mathematical and physical constructs.

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Pi Day (π-day) - National Geographic

Pi Day (π-day) - National Geographic | maria-archevald | Scoop.it

Pi is the symbol for the irrational number representing the ratio of the circumference of a circle divided by its diameter. To seven places after the decimal, its value is 3.141 592 7 As an irrational number π cannot be expressed exactly by the ratio of two numbers; however, elementary school students are often taught 22/7, as a crude approximation. It yields 3.142 857, good to two places after the decimal. A much better approximation is 355/113, a ratio that equals 3.141 592 9, good to six places. A better approximation still comes from the mnemonic, “How I need a drink, alcoholic of course, after the heavy lectures involving quantum mechanics,” 3.141 592 653 589 79… Good to 15 places, it comes from counting the letters in each successive word. (For children, substitute “pepsicola” for “alcoholic”.)Among physicists, March 14 is Pi Day, Albert Einstein's birthday(1879) in germany.

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Neutrinos 'slow down' in new test

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An experiment to repeat a test of the speed of subatomic particles known as neutrinos has found that they do not travel faster than light.

Results announced in September suggested that neutrinos can exceed light speed, but were met with scepticism as that would upend Einstein's theory of relativity.

A test run by a different group at the same laboratory has now clocked them travelling at precisely light speed.

These results have been posted online.

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North Korea Plans April 'Space' Launch - Voice of America

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USA TODAYNorth Korea Plans April 'Space' LaunchVoice of AmericaMarch 16, 2012 North Korea Plans April 'Space' Launch Steve Herman | Seoul In what is likely to be widely considered a violation of its recent agreement to halt ballistic-missile tests,...
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