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Abstract: Murphy's Law is $not$ a law in the formal sense yet popular science often compares it with the Second Law of Thermodynamics as both the statements point toward a more disorganized state with time. In this paper, we first construct a mathematically equivalent statement for Murphy's Law ...
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Oops I didn't mean to do that. Thanks for letting me know +Richard Green
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it is pretty cool. Glad you enjoyed it! :)
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Via @JDGillies on twitter.
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Physicists on the Money. Physicists have been honored by having their picture on currency in many countries around the world. Some are shown in small images below. Click on the colored text to view or...
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I think I need this kid by my side next time I have to give a presentation at a conference.
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Glad to see the LAT is doing science reporting.
Scientists at a meeting in Grenoble, France, stoked speculation last week that physicists at the world's biggest particle accelerator may soon provide a first look at the elusive Higgs boson — t...
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You've seen this picture -- of the fluctuations in the leftover radiation from the Big Bang -- countless times if you've been hanging around me, or cosmology, for the last eight years. Come find out what this image means and what it tells us; it's a truly astonishing story!
"It has been rightly said that nothing is unimportant, nothing powerless in the universe; a single atom can dissolve everything, and save everything! What terror! There lies the eternal distinction be...
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Neat!
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very cool :-)
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Andrea Kuszewski originally shared:
 
This is really interesting:

"When the number of committed opinion holders is below 10 percent, there is no visible progress in the spread of ideas. It would literally take the amount of time comparable to the age of the universe for this size group to reach the majority," said SCNARC Director Boleslaw Szymanski, the Claire and Roland Schmitt Distinguished Professor at Rensselaer. "Once that number grows above 10 percent, the idea spreads like flame."
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It just seems very Zeno's paradoxy.
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This appealed to the geek in me.
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