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Cocktail Party Physics: Physics Week in Review: August 27, 2016 http://twistedphysics.typepad.com/cocktail_party_physics/2016/08/physics-week-in-review-august-27-2016.html …
Among this week's physics highlights: The closest exoplanet yet has been discovered in the Proxima Centauri star system, the discovery of the pentaquark has been confirmed (again), and the Dragonfly 44 galaxy is made up almost entirely of dark matter....
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New Earth-Like Exoplanet Could Be Discovery of the Century http://gizmodo.com/new-earth-like-exoplanet-could-be-discovery-of-the-cent-1785614793 …
In what’s being hailed as one of the biggest astronomical discoveries of the century, scientists with the European Southern Observatory (ESO) today confirmed the discovery of an Earth-like exoplanet in the habitable zone of Proxima Centauri—our nearest neighboring star. Details of the team’s discovery were just published in Nature.
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The History of Photography in Five Animated Minutes: From Camera Obscura to Camera Phone http://www.openculture.com/2016/08/the-history-of-photography-in-five-animated-minutes.html …
We find ourselves, still early in the 21st century, in an unprecedented era in the history of photography. The consumers of the developed world have, of course, had access to cameras of their own for decades and decades, but now almost each and every one of us walks around with a camera in our ...
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Your Harry Potter Party Needs This Self-Writing Spellbook Prop http://gizmodo.com/your-harry-potter-party-needs-this-self-writing-spellbo-1785733927 …
Is late-August too early to start planning a Halloween party that’s still over two months away? Obviously not. If anything it gives you plenty of time to order magical props and decor like this animated spellbook with a moving quill that appears to magically write spells all on its own.
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Behold the Very First Color Photograph (1861): Taken by Scottish Physicist (and Poet!) James Clerk Maxwell http://www.openculture.com/2016/08/the-very-first-color-photograph-1861.html …
Since its ancient origins as the camera obscura, the photographic camera has always mimicked the human eye, allowing light to enter an aperture, then projecting an image upside down. Renaissance artists relied on the camera obscura to sharpen their own visual perspectives.
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This is How South Florida Ends: Underwater. http://gizmodo.com/this-is-how-south-florida-ends-1783803198 …
It’s a scorching midsummer day, and the sawgrass is still under a pale blue sky. Waist-deep in water and sinking slowly into the muck, I fend off mosquitos as a man from South Florida’s Water Management District mixes a bag of salt into a hot tub-sized bucket on the side of the road. Thirty feet away in the marsh, another city official wearing waders and a bug hat stands on a narrow steel walkway, dangling the end of a long hose over a plexiglass...
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New Analysis Confirms Why the Skagit River Bridge Collapsed http://gizmodo.com/new-analysis-confirms-why-the-skagit-river-bridge-colla-1785842162 …
In May 2013, a bridge spanning the Skagit River along Interstate 5 in Washington state catastrophically collapsed, after an oversized trailer clipped one of the bridge’s cross beams. A new analysis by engineers at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign confirms the many factors that contributed to the collapse, and offers recommendations for how to prevent similar failures in the future.
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How Life Could Survive on Proxima b http://gizmodo.com/how-life-could-survive-on-proxima-b-1785548877 …
After a week of rampant speculation, astronomers have officially announced the discovery of Proxima b, a potentially habitable world circling our nearest neighboring star. But even as engineers prepare for an interstellar voyage to scope out Proxima b for signs of life, some experts warn that M dwarf systems like Proxima Centauri may be unable to support life at all.
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Comparing the kinetic energy of a NASCAR race car to.... candy? Sure , why not. http://buildingspeed.org/blog/2016/04/01/comparing-the-kinetic-energy-of-a-nascar-race-car-to-candy/ …
One of the challenges in explaining things is figuring out how to put something very unfamiliar in more familiar terms. You may not know what a Joule per second is, but you know what a Watt is — and a Watt is just another name for a Joule per second. It's sort of like tight/loose and ...
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Lawnmower Triggers False Alarm for Northern Lights Display http://gizmodo.com/lawnmower-triggers-false-alarm-for-northern-lights-disp-1785753640 …
A group of scientists at Lancaster University in England are constantly monitoring geomagnetic activity, to get a heads-up for the spectacular night sky display known as the Northern Lights. So a couple of days ago, they were thrilled to get a strong reading that an aurora was likely imminent.
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Scientists Just Found Signs of Supernovae on the Sea Floor http://gizmodo.com/scientists-just-found-signs-of-supernovae-on-the-sea-fl-1785257291 …
Is it possible to find trace evidence of supernovae from millions of years ago in the sediment lining the ocean floor? One astrophysicist has spent the better part of a decade trying to find the proverbial smoking gun to prove that it is. And now, it seems, he has succeeded.
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Senior science editor, Gizmdo
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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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