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Jim Kakalios
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just your friendly neighborhood physics professor
just your friendly neighborhood physics professor

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Greetings from Prague. I visited National Gallery, and saw an amazing display of all 20 of Alfons Mucha's Slav Epic paintings. Looking carefully at one painting, I think I've made a scientific breakthrough! Isn't that 14th century king carrying a selfie stick? Time Travel Confirmed!
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I'm at A.P.S. March Meeting in Baltimore, and listening to +Jennifer Ouellette 's awesome presentation about Science History, in a session that began with Nobel Laureate Steven Weinberg's discussion of his new book on the development of science. She is crushing it!

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Giving a couple of talks this weekend in the Baltimore/DC area. The title says, 'physics', but it will be more like THE MATERIALS SCIENCE OF SUPERHEROES. DC second on Sunday, March 13  2:00 PM at American University in DC:

http://www.placestogoinwashington.com/events/1773159-The-Physics-of-Superheroes-A-Lecture-by-Physicist-James-Kakalios/

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Giving a couple of talks this weekend in the Baltimore/DC area. The title says, 'physics', but it will be more like THE MATERIALS SCIENCE OF SUPERHEROES. Baltimore first on Saturday, at Towson University, Sat. March 12 
at 11:30 AM:

http://events.towson.edu/event/the_physics_of_superheroes#.Vt8crowrK2w

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Captain Marvel, to the Rescue! (And I don't just mean Pepper Potts. Lord, I'm such a nerd!)

http://io9.gizmodo.com/marvel-is-calling-on-girls-to-save-the-world-with-scien-1764282778

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Cal Tech scientists have now decoded the message in the Gravity Wave signals recently detected. Somewhat garbled, seems to say: "Galaktus s comng" I have a bad feeling about this.
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Turns out we can do better than just copying nature's solutions for other organisms.

http://gizmodo.com/these-gecko-gloves-can-kind-of-turn-you-into-spider-m-1755650045

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Fantastic. Who knew I was mis-pronouncing "legal" all these years?

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We better come up with a name for the new planet soon.  Because calling it "Planet X" is just asking for trouble!
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Who knew it related to the Measurement Problem?
"When two things are happening simultaneously in quantum physics it's what’s called the Super Position and when the Observer finally observes the outcome that's called the 'Collapsing of the Super Position'" said director Bryan Singer about the ending of X-Men: Days of Future Past, "which is what happened when Wolverine woke up." 

http://www.comicbookresources.com/article/bryan-singer-weighs-on-x-mens-timeline-anything-can-happen
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