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Cocktail Party Physics: Physics Week in Review, July 23, 2016 -- dark matter, knuckleball physics, and more. http://twistedphysics.typepad.com/cocktail_party_physics/2016/07/physics-week-in-review-july-23-2016.html
There was so much cool physics in the news this week, it's hard to pick just three stories to highlight. But Jen-Luc Piquant is going with these: LUX fails to detect dark matter particles; stretching quantum superposition from Minnesota to...
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Sound Art Shows You What Musical Notes Actually Look Like http://gizmodo.com/sound-art-shows-you-what-musical-notes-actually-look-li-1784178412 …
Sound is something of an ephemeral phenomenon, existing in the moment that vibrations travel through the air. Those vibrations also exhibit distinct patterns, depending on frequency, which can be visualized by scattering a fine dust over a vibrating plate. This was the inspiration for Resonantia, an album whose catalog features photographs that capture those distinctive patterns for all 12 musical notes.
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DNA Resolves 80-Year-Old Mystery Behind Belgian King's Death http://gizmodo.com/dna-resolves-80-year-old-mystery-behind-belgian-kings-d-1784177637 …
Controversy has long surrounded the presumed accidental death of Belgium’s King Albert I in 1934, with conspiracy theorists crying murder. Now, 80 years later, forensic geneticists have successfully matched DNA from blood found at the scene of his death with that of two of the late king’s distant relatives, hopefully resolving the mystery once and for all.
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Apple’s Health Experiment Is Riddled With Privacy Problems http://gizmodo.com/apple-s-health-experiment-is-riddled-with-privacy-probl-1783878924 …
Pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has partnered with Apple on a new clinical study on rheumatoid arthritis. The study relies on an iPhone app to collect data about arthritic symptoms from users as they go about their daily lives. That sounds great at first glance, but how well will it protect your privacy?
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This physicist is thinking up ways to search gravitational wave data for dark matter particles orbiting black holes. https://www.quantamagazine.org/20160721-black-holes-and-axions-at-ligo/ …
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+Rodney Miller , yes and let scientists play around with that stuff about Matter and AntiMatter near an black hole........then I hope the dopes get sucked in then blown to bits.
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Four Interactive Maps Immortalize the Road Trips That Inspired Jack Kerouac’s On the Road http://www.openculture.com/?p=1021863
Jack Kerouac's On the Road has, in the almost 60 years since its publication, inspired its readers to do many things: some try their hands at writing their own carefully composed yet carelessness-exuding prose, but others find themselves moved to replicate the American road trip whose story Kerouac uses that near-inimitable style to tell.
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OMG OMG OMG OMG!!!!!!!! bucket listed!!!!!
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The Chilling, Untold Tale Behind the Most Pivotal Rock Song Ever http://bigthink.com/robby-berman/the-chilling-untold-tale-behind-the-most-pivotal-rock-song-ever …
Modern detective work reveals the haunting story behind one of the most important rock records ever: Elvis Presley's "Heartbreak Hotel."
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A New Explanation for One of the Strangest Occurrences in Nature: Ball Lightning http://nautil.us/blog/a-new-explanation-for-one-of-the-strangest-occurrences-in-nature-ball-lightning …
Every so often, given the proper conditions, a small and roughly spherical piece of the atmosphere around us will briefly catch fire.…
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just like the picture...very intense local storm over the Delaware River...ball lightning came through a glass door and passed right through the house...the glass and a nearby TV screen turned iridescent purple...it went out the closed front door and melted the screws off my mailbox...about the size of a basketball...took me a few seconds to believe I was alive...
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Does Lucifer in fact inhabit the corpus of Hillary Clinton? "The correct answer is still 'probably not.'” http://marginalrevolution.com/marginalrevolution/2016/07/does-lucifer-in-fact-inhabit-the-corpus-of-hillary-clinton.html
This topic seems to have entered the news cycle. I am not sure how, so I thought I would add a few observations in the interests of clarity: 1. Under the most plausible “yes” scenario, Lucifer inhabits the corpus of us all, not just the Clinton family grandchildren included. 2. The correct answer is still …
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+Tom Nathe I suspects his name is lie.
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African Honey-Hunters Communicate With These Wild Birds To Find Hives http://gizmodo.com/african-honey-hunters-communicate-with-these-wild-birds-1783923140 …
A little brown bird in sub-Saharan Africa known as the greater honeyguide is known to cooperate with humans to locate honey-rich bees’ nests. The bird calls out to honey hunters and then leads them to the nests. Now there is evidence that the communication goes both ways. In a new paper published today in Science, South African researchers report that the birds seem to recognize and respond to human calls in turn.
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they also work with honey baggers
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Mysterious Dark Matter Remains Maddeningly Elusive http://gizmodo.com/mysterious-dark-matter-remains-maddeningly-elusive-1783972555 …
The hunt for the elusive dark matter received yet another blow earlier today at an international conference in Sheffield, England. Scientists with the Large Underground Xenon (LUX) dark matter experiment announced that they found no hints of dark matter particles in their latest analysis, despite increasing the sensitivity of the experiment fourfold for its final run.
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easy, it does not exist, nor ever did, & once you get rid of it, dark energy vanishes as well, without the need of any further shot. (lol)
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LEGO-Like Blocks Let Scientists Custom Build Their Own Tools http://gizmodo.com/lego-like-blocks-let-scientists-custom-build-their-own-1783922889 …
There’s a whole new way to build custom scientific instruments affordably in bioengineering: a system of 3D-printed building blocks that can link together in various combinations. The system combines design elements of both biological cells and electronic components, and it can evolve over time to adapt to the changing needs of the research community.
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I'm a science writer and now a senior science editor at Gizmodo. I am also the author of several popular science books for general readers. Most recent books: "Me, Myself and Why: Searching for the Science of Self," coming out January 28, 2014, and "The Calculus Diaries: How Math Can Help You Lose Weight, Win in Vegas, and Survive a Zombie Apocalypse" (2010).
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Married to +Sean Carroll (affectionately known as the Time Lord). Black belt in jujitsu (although I no longer practice). Ran a program for two years matching scientists with writers, producers and directors in Hollywood, for the National Academy of Sciences. Dedicated to stamping out the notion of "two cultures": science is as much a part of creative human endeavor as the arts. I make a mean pad thai. Also orange/cranberry scones. Quite possibly first and only person to utter the phrase "negative index of refraction" on late-night TV (Craig Ferguson).
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