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Wei-Chang Lo
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Flying by the "Death Star" Moon! In this view captured by our Cassini spacecraft on its closest-ever flyby of Saturn's moon Mimas, large Herschel Crater dominates Mimas, making the moon look like the Death Star in the movie "Star Wars." May the 4th Be With You!

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#nasa #space #saturn #maythe4thbewithyou #happystarwarsday #moon 
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Excitement is brewing around how much historical remedies can diffuse the current antibiotic crisis. But moving such discoveries from the lab bench to market—where they might do the most good—is proving difficult.
A plant-based ointment recipe pulled from a 1,000-year-old manuscript is spiking excitement about what historical knowledge and traditional remedies can do to defuse the antibiotic crisis. At the s...
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這麼厲害......最近咳到不行,來搞一下好了
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Researchers have discovered how bacteria lose their cell walls to "go undercover" in their hosts: http://ow.ly/KBoUs
Sixty years ago, Nobel Prize-winning scientist Joshua Lederberg first described a biological mystery. He showed how bacteria could lose the cell walls that define their shapes, potentially becoming less visible to the immune system, only to later revert back to their original form and regain their full ...
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I do love an edge-on spiral galaxy. They look so odd! That image above is from the Hubble Space Telescope and shows NGC 7814, a galaxy about 40 million light-years away. That makes it relatively close as galaxies go! It’s a bit like looking at a house in the next...
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Darwin's kids doodling all over the Origin manuscript is one of the cutest things ever.
http://kinja.amnh.org/darwins-kids-doodled-all-over-his-origin-of-species-m-1685423397
We may have Charles Darwin's children to thank for the surviving handwritten pages of the naturalist's "On the Origin of Species" manuscript. Most of the original 600 pages are lost, and of the 45 pages that exist today, many were repurposed by Darwin's brood of 10 children as art supplies.
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Like wines and cast iron pans, some video games get better with age. 
Like wines, fiber supplements, and cast iron pans, some video games get better with age. I recently upgraded my PC. It’s an expensive and irritating process, so I wanted to justify the money and...
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Wonder Year

Albert Einstein is perhaps the most famous scientist in history. He was a true “rock star” scientist, known around the world for his theory of general relativity, which revolutionized our understanding of gravity. Not surprisingly, he was awarded the Nobel prize in 1921, but it wasn’t for general relativity. It was for a completely different work he published in 1905, the year known as Einstein’s annus mirabilis, or wonderous year.

Publishing research is a challenge for any scientist. Most of us might publish a few to several papers a year, collaboratively with other scientists. While our work is interesting and innovative, it isn’t typically revolutionary. Publishing a truly revolutionary, groundbreaking paper is rare, and something most scientists won’t achieve in their lifetime. But in 1905 Einstein published four groundbreaking papers. Each one was a revolutionary work that changed our understanding of the universe. None of them where about gravity. Einstein’s most famous work wasn’t published until 1915, and one could argue that it wasn’t nearly as revolutionary as his 1905 papers.

So this week we’ll look at Einstein’s annus mirabilis papers:

Brownian Motion, which settled the debate over the existence of atoms, and laid the foundation for a new field of work known as statistical mechanics.

The Photoelectric Effect, which demonstrated the particle aspects of light, and led to the quantum theory of matter.

Special Relativity, which overturned a model of space and time that had stood for millennia.

Mass-Energy Equivalence, which connected matter and energy, and led us to a true understanding of the stars.

Although the photoelectric effect is specifically noted in his Nobel prize award, one of these papers would have been worthy of note. We’ll find out why starting tomorrow.
In 1905 Einstein published four papers that revolutionized science. For this reason 1905 is sometimes called Einstein's wondrous year.
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Photo of the Day: Your Shot member Szymon Bielikowski captured this image of a glacial lagoon while on a lone journey through Iceland.
Mist hovers over Iceland’s Jokulsarlon glacial lagoon in this National Geographic Photo of the Day from our Your Shot community.
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Ever wondered about the chemistry of colored glass? http://ow.ly/JYaC3
Coloured glass is something that's commonplace in our lives, from the green of wine and beer bottles, to the red, yellow, and green of traffic lights. The origin of these colours is something we do...
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Caught in the act: The seven most revealing fossils ever found http://ow.ly/JkR9r
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Now may be the time to start worrying about the 2038 problem. At 03:14:07 on 19 January of that year, the "long integer" data type used by Unix-flavoured computer systems to store the time and date will reach its maximum and "wrap around" to a negative value. Disappointingly, from a narrative point of view, it seems that many systems will interpret this as a date in December 1901 rather than as a negative time. But it's still easy to imagine the havoc this might cause. Read more: http://ow.ly/ICtWl
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On the Loom today, I take a look at the biology that makes the measles virus so contagious (and why, paradoxically, that means we could eradicate it from the Earth) http://phenomena.nationalgeographic.com/2015/02/05/how-the-measles-virus-became-a-master-of-contagion/
Here are two recent stories about viruses. They started out alike, and ended up very differently. In October, a woman in Guinea died of Ebola, leaving behind two children, a two-year-old girl and a...
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Postdoctoral Associate
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Rheometry, microrheometry, Monte Carlo methods, Brownian dynamics simulations, finite element methods, C and IDL
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  • Duke University
    Postdoctoral Associate, 2014 - present
  • National Central University
    Postdoctoral Research Fellow, 2012 - 2014
  • Academia Sinica
    Research Assistant, 2006 - 2008
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Chapel Hill, NC, United States
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Jhongli, Taiwan - Taichung, Taiwan - Bilbao, Spain - Leamington Spa, United Kingdom - Coventry, United Kingdom - Taipei, Taiwan
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A physicist who loves, among many other things, reading, modelling, music and video games. My research interests are of soft condensed matters, biophysics and nonlinear dynamics.

名字是羅尉彰,一個喜愛閱讀、模型、音樂和電玩的物理學家。​​我的研究興趣是軟凝態物質、生物物理和非線性動力學。
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  • University of Warwick
    Physics, 2008 - 2012
  • National Central University
    Physics, 2002 - 2004
  • National Central University
    Earth Sciences, 1998 - 2002
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