Category Archives: physics

The Sounds of the Vela Pulsar

Well, I’m back after a busy couple of months… Got this video from YouTube of course. The source of the actual video is unknown to me. The video is neat however, so to check out authenticity, I went to the  Jodrell … Continue reading

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Sixty Symbols

   SixtrySymbols.com; University of Nottingham    The SixtySymbols.com site of the University of Nottingham  has a nifty front page full of physics symbols each linking up to a YouTube video. The videos are quite easy to take on and understand. … Continue reading

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Live from CERN and Sean Carroll – Higgs News

Perhaps great news from CERN today as promised; the Higgs or a ‘Higgs-like’ particle has been discovered by the LHC teams. If it is the true Higgs, which is likely, it will provide the last brick in the wall of … Continue reading

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Back again with entanglement, teleportation and qubits

What does entanglement have in common with quantum bits and teleportation? To know – let’s start at the beginning; In short, quantum entanglement occurs when two or more particles, photons, molecules or atoms come together in what can be described as a … Continue reading

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Big Discovery in Physics – Now!

Garth Sundem on Pepsico Related DiscoveryGarth Sundem reporting for Science 2.0 has a story on Pepsico’s new environmentally sound method to produce Pepsi’s fizz by substituting the current CO2 fizzer with a new one. In fact with the new fizz inducing process, … Continue reading

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One Minute Physics

This is so neat! And – how many people can I send this to – the link that is? Yes, I did manage to find out via Sean Carroll’s feed, however, I can’t recommend it enough. Enough said.

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Manipulating electron orbits

Looks like we’ve got nothing better to do in the Newtonian Universe; so lets go lower, ahmm, where the itty bitty electrons are swinging about the atomic nucleus. Despite normally being represented by waves and living in an ‘electron cloud’ … Continue reading

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First it was Superluminal Neutrinos, Now it’s Unexpected CP Violation in the Decay of D mesons.

Looking at the Cosmic Variance news Feed to the right side of this blog, you’ll see┬áthe link to ‘New Physics at LHC’. Click on it and you’ll go to an indepth, very high science description of what this is all … Continue reading

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Relativity Theory still stands

Du Shengwang, leading a group of  physicists at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, have demonstrated that a single photon cannot exceed the speed of light limit. This reaffirmation of Einstein’s special theory of relativity all but rules out the … Continue reading

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