Posts Tagged: physics

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Why Cats Almost Always Land on Their Feet

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How does a falling cat go from "feet up" to "feet down" so fast -- and stop rotating just as quickly.

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Mad Science Friday: HIV Bait And Magma Planets

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Burn HIV with lava in this Mad Science Friday.

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DARPA Can Now Put Out Fires With Sound

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Because it's awesome, that's why! And there's probably military applications, but mostly it's awesome.

HIGGS BOSON PARTICLE

Child Prodigy Explains "God Particle"

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Having trouble understanding the fundamentals of the Higgs boson particle.

CERN

The Internet Reacts To The Higgs Boson Discovery

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Yesterday CERN announced the discovery of a new boson 99.977% likely to be the Higgs. Funny Higgs boson memes and Twitter reactions followed.

COOL

"This Is Indeed A New Particle." CERN Announces Discovery Of Higgs Boson

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Earlier this hour, CERN announced a 5 sigma discovery of a new particle consistent with a Higgs boson. We break it down in layman's terms.

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New Quantum Entanglement Record Set, Spectres Punching Out Reporters That Much Closer

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For our new readers, the ones without the physics PhDs and the rock-hard sexually magnetic physiques, quantum entanglement is the phenomenon where two particles are put in the same state, and then separated.

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If We Could Talk On Venus, We'd Sound Like Barry-White Smurf

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For all practical purposes on Earth, the speed of sound is constant.

albert einstein

So, About Those "Faster Than Light" Neutrinos…

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Get ready for your big payout, Randall Munroe.

physics

What Happens When You Light Something On Fire In Space?

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We could say that we're posting this video because this was done for a noble, scientific mission.

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2 Million Degree Laser Won’t Be Used for Evil, We’re Sure

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So, you've got an x-ray laser that, when pointed at matter, can heat it up to 2 million degrees in a trillionth of second.

HOLY S

Physics May Get Another Rewrite?

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Hey, remember that fuss about neutrinos moving faster than light.

albert einstein

Twitter Offers Alternate Explanations For “Faster Than Light” Neutrinos

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[<a href="http://xkcd.com/955/">via</a>] Researchers at CERN in Geneva released the results from a recent experiment (full paper <a href="http://arxiv.org/abs/1109.4897v1">here</a>) that suggested neutrinos can travel faster than light, which would be contrary to Einstein's Theory of Relativity.

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Teachers To Ruin Fun, Teach Physics with ‘Angry Birds’

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I'm just going to come right out and admit that the "Angry Birds" fad is utterly baffling to me.

can nickelback be forced to play in a cube of this stuff?

We Have an Acoustic Invisibility Cloak?

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It's long been a dream of humanity: inventing a material to wrap annoying people in that will shut them up but good.

blasting things with lasers

Antihydrogen To Start Sticking Around?

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We live in a world where we can trap antimatter almost at will, at least if your particle accelerator is big enough and powerful enough (ladies).

FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC

Physical Impossibilities in My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic

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Stephen Magnet (AKA Beatledude64) put together an awesome presentation (video below) on three scenes with physics inaccuracies in "My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic".

CERN

Higgs Boson Found By Anonymous Internet Commenter?

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You might have heard that the Higgs boson has been discovered by scientists at CERN.


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