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Happy pi day!

Here is my little apple and raspberry contribution. :) 
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great job!
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Veritasium: Pure awesome! :D
an element of truth - the science video blog from atoms to astrophysics
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Falkirk Kelpies

'The Kelpies' pictured here can be seen in Falkirk and are the world's largest equine representation :) I think they are stunning and well worth a visit!

http://www.thehelix.co.uk/things-to-do/the-kelpies/

#beautiful #kelpies
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No! Not the Kelpies!
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Congratulations Tony Bell, winner of Hoyle medal and prize

Another award for a scientist in the Central Laser Facility. Also a lovely example of a great scientist also being a thoroughly nice chap as I found out when he was kind enough to give me a mock PhD viva. Read more about Tony's awesome work at the IOP site linked here:

http://www.iop.org/about/awards/subject/hoyle/medallists/page_63429.html

#science   #physics  
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Awesome places: Riding at the front on the top deck of the bus!

It's lovely to see the world from here, a different angle on everything :) 
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Nice point of view!
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Question: Is anything with the word laser in it good?

Lupe Fiasco lasers full album

Answer: Yes! :P

#laser  
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I used to work at Laserium (laser light show). Yes.
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Amusing quote from the lab:

"While stainless steel is a safe material to handle, it can conduct electricity and then it's not necessarily safe." 

Hehe :P
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Games! - Peta's game of the month: Splendor!

You are a precious gem merchant wanting to be the most powerful of all the precious Gem merchants and you will use all of your cunning to achieve this by collecting and trading Rubies, Diamonds, Sapphires and more to increase your wealth! 

This is a really fun game and every person I have taught this game to has loved it! :) Collect your gems, spend them to get discounts, build up your victory points... it manages to combine strategy into a pretty and also relaxing game that is fun for anyone to play. 

http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/148228/splendor
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Awesome places: Beautiful nature walks in towns and cites that make you feel you're a million miles from anywhere when you're five mins from home.

#escape #peace #relaxation  
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Compact plasma accelerators

Today the Central Laser Facility, CLF, training weeks hosted a talk from Stuart Mangles from Imperial College where he gave a great talk about Laser Driven Wakefield Acceleration

This technique uses lasers to accelerate electron beams to GeV energies in a much more compact space compared to other facilities. This is facilitated by the much higher field 100GeV/m compare to the 40MeV/m available from conventional RF accelerators. 

Awesome!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plasma_acceleration
Concept[edit]. A plasma consists of fluid of positive and negative charged particles, generally created by heating or photo-ionizing (direct / tunneling / multi-photon / barrier-suppression) a dilute gas. Under normal conditions the plasma will be macroscopically neutral (or quasi-neutral), ...
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It is awesome :) every time I hear about it I think it's really beautiful :)
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Tea and purest awesome - together at last!

Oxford’s first and only board game café. This café has over 1700 games! I now know about 80 and they are all amazing! This place is a heaven for board game enthusiasts and general fun lovers alike. I enjoyed it so much I went 4 times in the first 2 weeks after being introduced (silly work got in the way to stop me going more ;) 

You don't even need to worry about not remembering the rules. Thirsty Meeples has game gurus on hand to introduce you to new and exciting games and help get you started :)

If you get a chance, check it out :) Do book though because they are very popular. 

http://www.thirstymeeples.co.uk/

#games   #fun   #awesome   #tea  
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Laser-plasma Physicist
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Laser-plasma physicist and science communicator
Introduction
Hi there! I am a physicist working on the Astra Gemini Laser in the UK. It's currently the worlds highest intensity dual beam laser system boasting two half petawatt (a thousand million million watts) beamlines which can be used to create very hot, dense and high pressure environments only otherwise seen in stars and the interior of planets.

I will be mainly posting interesting science i have seen, heard and even done so i would suggest adding me to your science circle if you would like to follow. :) 

Loving the science! 

http://zincn11.imascientist.org.uk/profile/petafoster

I also love debates so will post details of interesting online debates.
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Won the Zinc Zone of 'I'm a scientist' 2011 :)
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