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The ‪#‎SuperBowl‬ isn’t just a football game. It’s an opportunity to discuss ‪#‎physics‬" http://wrd.cm/1Dfrq6G
If you need some physics to get you through the Super Bowl, here are three of my favorite aspects of the game.
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I thought Healy's study linked to in the NYTimes' article was an interesting read:  http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/30/sports/football/deflation-experiments-show-patriots-may-have-science-on-their-side-after-all.html

The controlled experiments do seem to be more rigorous than Chad's calculations linked to in the Wired article. They found a pressure drop of 1.82 up to 1.95 psi under simulated local weather and field conditions. The results are probably still not adequate enough to settle any controversy or absolute skepticism (to be honest, I personally don't care about the outcome), but as far as the science goes, it's fun.

It appears they had Max Tegmark review it too, and I can almost hear him in my head laughing at the absurdity of it all (in a good amusing way :)

I joked elsewhere how funny it would be if they had Alan Guth or Andrei Linde review these "deflation theories"... would have made for great headlines :P hehe
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Impresionante tu trayectoria acadêmica. Que siempre logres lo que te propongas y un gusto y honor tener a una compañera de la UNAM con esos logros. Abrazo. Luis Raul Nunez. Socio Bet-el. Mazal Tov ve BERAJOT. Email: isaacnunez02@gmail.com
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Muchas gracias a +Luis Valls por escribir este articulo acerca de mi en +Forbes México http://www.forbes.com.mx/guapa-e-inteligente-el-caso-deborah-berebichez/
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La belleza y la inteligencia no están peleadas. La ciencia no necesariamente tiene que ser aburrida. Si no lo crees, conoce el caso de Deborah Berebichez.
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כל הכבוד דבי!!
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Join us now on http://vaughnlive.tv/trollingwithlogic for their annual marathon charity show to raise money for Engineers Without Borders http://www.ewb-usa.org/
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Join +Jeff Shaumeyer  and +Joanne Manaster for this episode of +Read Science! where their guest +Chad Orzel tells us all about teaching the general public a bit of physics here and there. Oh, and all dogs are welcome!  
Thursday, June 19, 2014 at 12:30pm EDT, 11:30 CDT
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With George Takei and the Star Trek Enterprise behind us! — with +George Takei 
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I'm no trekkie, but I love it
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I did this exact same place and was the chief of the tribe when I fist moved to nz ! I recommend to anyone that visits to do this experience, it's awesome!
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Two Physicists Recapture Their Chemistry http://nyti.ms/1J5gehR Thanks +The New York Times +NY Times @nytimesvows
Deborah Berebichez and Neer Asherie, both physicists, were married on 12/13/14 at the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, Queens.
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Congrats to the newlyweds! :) So would you say love is the 5th fundamental force of the universe? :P

The whiteboard quote and equation are funny. Are you both applied physicists? #nerdhumor  
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Excited to speak tomorrow at +New York Comic Con - NYCC with @ToryBelleci from +MythBusters http://bit.ly/1t3mwcI Come by if you can!
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Made it to Science Mag's list of Twitter's science stars. It will be a long ladder to climb :)
Expanded by the addition of economists and reader suggestions, our list now shows 100 of the most followed scientists on Twitter
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Congratulations and thank you for sharing this too.   I write a blog on Google Plus about science,nature,medicine, and personal health and well-being. Part of my emphasis is to foster the idea that our media ends up emphasizing very negative stories that stifle our abilities to be creative and realize that we have a great deal more agency and self-efficacy than commonly portrayed.  We need many stories of  that provide us uplifting and creative examples of people that discover their gifts and learn to follow them to our benefit and theirs.   What you have shared here is scientists who are doing this and active in their outreach.  Alan Alda's science communication program at SUNY Stony Brook is an example of the type of educational institution for learning how to share the story of science in our everyday lives that you might want to learn about. Alan spoke at this year's AAAS Conference (I think it may have been a keynote address).  Here's a link to the Center he started.  It seem to be moving in a coordinated way to help scientists share science and how rewarding and fulfilling work is in that field.       http://www.centerforcommunicatingscience.org/         +Deborah Berebichez  I have added you to my circles and hope you will add me back.   We share a great deal in common in relation to your encouraging hundreds of  thousands of people and young people to delve deeper into and discover the fascinating world of science.  I hope you will add me back.   Thank you for considering.   Your work and outreach efforts for science are profoundly important.
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I didn't know what to expect. But sharing the stage with +Kari Byron  from +MythBusters turned into a most fun and meaningful event! The event was about the future, so we showed a Holosonic speaker (like a laser but with sound) & I beamed the song "Happy" to the audience. Must do it again! Thank you +Smithsonian Magazine +Science Channel
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No prob. I should be thanking you for letting us virtually tag along on your interesting adventures!

I decided to edit my comment to keep it more on topic: so if anyone else is wondering about Audio Spotlight, here is how it works :)

http://www.holosonics.com/technology.html
http://www.holosonics.com/tech_directivitydemos.html

And a simpler explanation from an older children's program (4 min): Audio Spotlight featured on the Smithsonian Channel's SciQ
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So excited to speak tomorrow at the Smithsonian's "The Future is Here 2014" event in Washington DC. I'll be on stage with some really cool people http://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/future-here-2014-180949696/
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For anyone who missed it, here is the ultra-short video of the jet-pack demo tweeted by +Smithsonian Channel (you may want to turn speakers down). So awesome!

http://instagram.com/p/oHNSe-zdKm/
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A physicist with a deep passion for communicating science to the masses. Secondary life as philosopher and actor. Made in Mexico.
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A Stanford-trained physicist who is very passionate about communicating science. My initiatives to popularize science have impacted thousands of people around the world. For my Ph.D. Dissertation I invented a highly effective technique to focus wireless signals in targeted locations. This method allows for secure communications among desired users inside buildings. The applications of this technique extend to the medical and entertainment fields. I also published research in the field of nano-physics.

I have a huge passion to popularize science and motivate young minds to think analytically and critically about the world. This has led me to pioneer learning initiatives in schools and universities in Mexico, Africa, the US and Israel. I'm a frequent public speaker [http://tedxtalks.ted.com/video/TEDxEast-Debbie-Berebichez-How] and have been recognized by numerous media outlets such as Oprah, CNN, WSJ, TED, DLD, WIRED, Martha Stewart, City of Ideas, Dr. Oz Show, Celebrity Scientist and others. I regularly appear as a science expert on different international TV networks; co-hosted National Geographic’s “Humanly
Impossible” and the upcoming show 'You've Been Warned' on the Discovery channel.
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First Mexican woman to graduate with a physics Ph.D. from Stanford
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  • Stanford University
    Physics, 1998 - 2005
  • National Autonomous University of Mexico
    Physics, 1996 - 1998
  • Brandeis University
    Physics and Philosophy, 1993 - 1996
  • Columbia University
    Physics, 2005 - 2007
  • New York University
    Applied Mathematics, 2005 - 2007
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