Posts filed under “Science”

Aurora Flyover

Category: Science, Weekend

Faster Than Light Neutrino Particles ?

Results “challenge one of the cornerstones of the whole of physics,” scientist says

An experiment indicates tiny particles called neutrinos traveled faster than the speed of light

Physics professor: “It’s very, very remarkable if it’s true”

Neutrinos are subatomic particles, part of the elemental building blocks of the universe

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Scientists: Particles appear to travel faster than light
Laura Smith-Spark,
CNN 12:32 AM EST, Sat September 24, 2011

http://www.cnn.com/2011/09/23/world/europe/switzerland-science/index.html

Category: Science, Video

Capturing the Beauty Of The Milky Way at Midnight

Source: Photographer captures beauty of the Milky Way DailyMail, September 21, 2011

Category: Science, Weekend

Skylar Tibbits: Can we make things that make themselves?

MIT researcher Skylar Tibbits works on self-assembly — the idea that instead of building something (a chair, a skyscraper), we can create materials that build themselves, much the way a strand of DNA zips itself together. It’s a big concept at early stages; Tibbits shows us three in-the-lab projects that hint at what a self-assembling future might look like.

Category: Science, Technology, Video

NASA Discovers ‘Tatooine’-Like Planet Orbiting Two Stars

In our galaxy, but far, far away:  A planet orbiting two stars at once. If that sounds familiar, than you are a “Star Wars” fan:  Tatooine, Luke Skywalker’s desert homeworld in the first Star Wars movie (episode IV). Details: “This discovery provides confirmation of a new class of planetary systems that could harbor life. Given…Read More

Category: Science, Weekend

The Magic of Reality: How We Know What’s Really True by Richard Dawkins

What are things made of? What is the sun? Why is there night and day, winter and summer? Why do bad things happen? Are we alone? Throughout history people all over the world have invented stories to answer profound questions such as these. Have you heard the tale of how the sun hatched out of…Read More

Category: Science, Weekend

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Source: Astronomy Picture of the Day NASA, September 14, 2011

Category: Science, Weekend

Depth Perception

via XKCD

Category: Humor, Science, Weekend

Storm Tracker!

We’re hunkered down, but if you are anywhere else in the country (or world) you can track the coming blower via this site:

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Map via Crisis Landing

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Category: Science

The Known Universe

Prepare to be delighted for the next 6 minutes . . . (go full screen) The Known Universe takes viewers from the Himalayas through our atmosphere and the inky black of space to the afterglow of the Big Bang. Every star, planet, and quasar seen in the film is possible because of the world’s most…Read More

Category: Science, Weekend