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1 hr ago | New Scientist

Boost for cancer therapy sought by Ashya King's family

A police hunt was launched last week after the parents of a child with a type of brain cancer called medulloblastoma removed him from Southampton General Hospital and fled to Spain.

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4 hrs ago | The Japan Times

After STAP scandal, Riken plots its future

With recent revelations of misconduct involving its research on so-called STAP cells, stem cell researcher Haruko Obokata and her employer, Riken Institute, have come under intense scrutiny and criticism.

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4 hrs ago | Shelter Island Reporter

Suffolk Closeup: A scientific look at politics

On June 28, a group of Congressional representatives, led by Tim Bishop who represents Shelter Island, hosted a reception in East Hampton for a fellow congressman, Bill Foster of Illinois.

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8 hrs ago | Engadget

Physics' best-known lectures are now available to everyone on the web

Ask professors about important physics lectures, and they'll probably point you toward Richard Feynman's famous 1964 talks.

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12 hrs ago | CiteULike

Probabilities from entanglement, Born's rule p_k=aS IS_kaS ^2 from envariance

I show how probabilities arise in quantum physics by exploring implications of environment - assisted invariance or envariance , a recently discovered symmetry exhibited by entangled quantum systems.

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16 hrs ago | Gizmag

Fermilab experiment will attempt to answer whether we actually live in "the Matrix"

In what may be one of the most mind-bogglingly surreal experiments ever floated, scientists at the US Department of Energy's Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory will attempt to discover if the universe is "real" or merely a holographic 3-D illusion that we just think is real.

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Sun Aug 31, 2014

Nanodot

What kind of nanomachines will advanced nanotechnology use?

Long-term readers of Nanodot will be familiar with the work of Richard Jones, a UK physicist and author of Soft Machines: Nanotechnology and Life , reviewed in Foresight Update Number 55 page 10. Basically Jones follows Eric Drexler's lead in Engines of Creation in arguing that the molecular machinery found in nature provides an existence proof of ... (more)

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Scientific Blogging

How The Higgs Became The Target Of Run 2 At The Tevatron

Until the second half of the nineties, when the LEP collider started to be upgraded to investigate higher centre-of-mass energies of electron-positron collisions than those until then produced at the Z mass, the Higgs boson was not the main focus of experiments exploring the high-energy frontier.

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TheDailyBeast.com

Is the Cosmos Just a Big Hologram?

What if our 4D Universe isn't actually 4D? Enter the holographic principle-the craziest thing you'll read about today.

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The Sand Trap

New Callaway Driver: Big Bertha V Series

Speed Optimized Technology is written on the toe. As they did with the most recent Big Bertha series, Callaway is pushing the physics angle, their Sir Isaac Newton caricature From looking at both clubs, the Ping will be the straighter, consistent club for those that need/want help -- I assume that tail gives it a higher MOI.

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Sat Aug 30, 2014

Daily Kos

Monumental Breakthrough For Physics: A Unified Field Theory

What is the force that holds the universe together? What is the force that keeps atoms whirling around their nuclei? There have been many competing theories but physicist and Bible grifter Bryan Fischer announced to the world that he has discovered that force and it is Jesus Christ .

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Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog

The Feynman Lectures on Physics Available Online

The Feynman Lectures on Physics are now available to read online. They are a great collection of lectures covering physics and touching on many areas including: the Mechanisms of Seeing , Semiconductors and Algebra .

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RedState

Oil Simulation, Climate Modeling and the Scientific Method

Part I concerned a WSJ essay by Robert J. Caprara, "Confessions of a Computer Modeler".

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LiveScience

Has Science Fully Explained Sunshine?

This article was originally published at The Conversation. The publication contributed the article to Live Science's Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights.

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Forbes.com

The Hardware Behind IBM's Watson Will Be Probing The Mysteries Of Physics

Last week, the Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron - one of the largest research centers in Germany - announced that it has entered into a collaboration with IBM to enhance its computers' abilities to crunch the massive amounts of data being generated every day by its particle accelerators.

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Fri Aug 29, 2014

CiteULike

Community detection in graphs

Physics Reports , Vol. 486, No. 3-5. , pp. 75-174, doi:10.1016/j.physrep.2009.11.002 To insert individual citation into a bibliography in a word-processor, select your preferred citation style below and drag-and-drop it into the document.

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Bad Astronomy Blog

Like GPS? Thank Relativity

In 1971-16 years after Einstein's death-the definitive experiment to test Einstein's relativity was finally carried out.

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Kotaku

Fus Ro Dahs It'd Take to Stop Earth Mid-Orbit

It's no surprise that physicists sometimes like video games too, but three professors published a paper in the "Journal of Physics Special Topics" discussing how much energy Skyrim 's famous shout would actually have.

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Hispanic Business

Studies from University of Dschang Reveal New Findings on Physics...

Editor at Physics Week -- Research findings on Physics are discussed in a new report.

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EurekAlert!

On the search for 'new physics'

Young particle and hadron physicists from Germany and Europe will be meeting at the Frauenwoerth Benedictine Abbey on Lake Chiemsee in Germany The venue for the 2014 Summer Graduate School "Symmetries and Fundamental Interactions" will be the Frauenworth Abbey near the Bavarian Alps.

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