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I keep writing things that can be summarized as: quantum stuff is weird. Which makes sense because that's basically my job motivation.
I have always loved the kind of science fiction where you think about a world that is largely like our own, but in some fundamental way different. What if we all lived underwater, or if the force o...
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Wrote a bit more about my philosophy of science writing and outreach.
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A quick post about my big current outreach project, DART of Physics, plus some essays and an award I won for physics communication!
I've spent much of the last couple months working on this project called DART of Physics, which has put ads with provocative statements about physics up on the DART, the light rail line here in Dub...
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I have always thought that noise in physics and engineering systems was really cool: thermal noise, shot noise, and manipulating randomness to do cool things. This is my attempt to explain a little about that! 
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I will read this when I can stop staring at that gif.  
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The answer, as always, is culture.
Hint: The answer has more to do with "The Big Bang Theory" than with longstanding theories about men's so-called natural aptitude.
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+Jussi Lahtinen There are plenty of scientific studies referenced in the original article. You might want to read those before continuing to share your own 'feelings, anecdotes, and mere opinions'.
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Science books for the staunch non-scientist. Actually surprisingly hard to think of, though of course my top pick was the Feynman graphic novel.
I recently got a request to recommend some popular science books that don't assume any scientific knowledge on the part of the reader. I was surprised at how hard it was to think of books, because ...
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I wrote something about thermoelectrics! It's been awhile, I know. But my thoughts are still 100% electronic.
Often the big picture, like a river winding down a canyon or flashes of lightning in the sky, can be understood by looking at the small-scale behavior of each component, like molecules of water rus...
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+Tom Nathe how did the efficiency of that compare to, say, a gas heated sterling engine driving a generator?
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What's in a flame? Plasma, mostly. But let me tell you more.
We see fire all around us. Well, hopefully not all around us, but in fireplaces and candles and bonfires. So what's in a flame? A flame is the visible part of a sequence of chemical reactions calle...
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I wrote about Mildred Dresselhaus, for Ada Lovelace Day, a day of blogging about women in science! 
Today is Ada Lovelace Day, a day of blogging about women in science! (Not necessarily blogging by women in science, which is every day here.) The day is named for Ada Lovelace, who was an important...
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Great nano images, some from the nanoscience center where I work!
This month's collection of images from the world of nanotechnology includes the tiniest of flowers, minuscule gold stars, and crystal layers that could replace silicon as the building blocks of the information age If you have any nanotech images you'd like to share, please email them to guardian.nanopictures@gmail.com
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What I like to write about:
  • science, physics, electrical engineering, tech
  • writing, books, essays
  • music, piano, guitar
  • running, marathons, swimming, weights
  • gaming, MMOs, Bioware, D&D
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