- What Do You Do The Day After Mars Methane Measurements?
Blog Post - Hatice Cullingford - Jan 17 2009 - 10:15am
- Bringing Skeletons Out Of The Quantum Closet
The Age of Entanglement by Louisa Gilder Alfred A. Knopf, 2008 Perhaps there is no greater demonstration of Einstein's brilliance and famous independence than his rejection of the spookiness at the heart of quantum theory. Einstein recognized early t ...
Article - Michael White - Feb 20 2009 - 3:06pm
- Mystery Solved: How Very Massive Stars Form Despite The Force Of Light
Scientists have finally solved one of the major mysteries of star formation- how very massive stars form without blowing themselves apart in the process. According to star formation theory and previous simulations, the internal pressure created as a very m ...
Article - Chris Rollins - Jan 20 2009 - 2:59pm
- Supermassive Black Holes To Stars- It Wasn't Us!
A team of Yale University astronomers say that galaxies stop forming stars long before their central supermassive black holes reach their most powerful stage, meaning the black holes can’t be responsible for shutting down star formation. Astronomers be ...
Article - News Staff - Jan 21 2009 - 5:04pm
- Bragging Rights- Stanford Reclaims "World's Smallest Letters" Designation
How many Cardinals can fit on the head of a pin? Still unknown, but Stanford physicists can at least tell us how many letters formed by quantum electron waves can fit on the surface of a sliver of copper- two; as in "S" and "U." Tha ...
Article - News Staff - Jan 30 2009 - 7:44pm
- The "Practical" Benefits Of Elementary Particle Physics Research
The December '08 issue of symmetry magazine (http://www.symmetrymagazine.org/pdfs/200812/dec_2008.pdf) presents an interesting article about the benefits of particle physics research to society from an economic, social and education perspective. The ...
Blog Post - Jon Lederman - Feb 6 2009 - 10:47am
- .17 Solar Mass White Dwarf
Following the earlier discoveries of Hypervelocity Stars ( HVS) (Warren Brown Harvard cfa et all ), massive search programmes revealed some 19 HV `s and counting, and more recently this search revealed low mass White Dwarfs.* ...
Blog Post - Anonymous - Feb 6 2009 - 12:48pm
- Finding Evidence Without An Eyewitness
Finding Evidence Without An Eyewitness Hi, my name is Bernie Horvath, I am the author of The Home and School Science Activity Books, Volumes I and II. My goal today is to demonstrate by simple experiments that we can prove that things exist without seeing ...
Blog Post - Bernard Horvath - Feb 6 2009 - 1:25pm
- Get A Slice Of The Least Action!
I have been working in research for 36 years now. As the millennium turned, and our department found itself being starved of staff like the Hodja’s Donkey, I found myself being called upon to assume some small teaching roles. I found two incompatible thi ...
Article - Robert H Olley - Feb 9 2009 - 5:14am
- The Role Of Everyday Ideas In Physical Theories (Locality Vs. Non-Locality)
A well known professor of analog circuit design and theory once said "all models are wrong". Analog design is particularly rewarding and challenging, I believe, for this very reason. Those words have echoed in my mind during many junctures in ...
Article - Jon Lederman - Feb 12 2009 - 11:36pm