Posts filed under “Science”

Awesome, Time Lapse Landscapes

Inspiring, awesome landscapes — be sure to watch full screen:

Landscapes: Volume Two from Dustin Farrell on Vimeo.

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Category: Science, Travel, Weekend

Nobel Laureates and Economic Prosperity

> The graphic above, via Jon Bruner of Forbes, reflects the enormous American contribution to Arts & Sciences over the past century. What is intriguing is not just that the US has won so many prizes, but that the a third of American Nobels have gone to immigrants to the US: “The United States has…Read More

Category: Philosophy, Research, Science, Technology

Science and the Public: Why Every Lab Should Tweet

Science and the Public: Why Every Lab Should Tweet View more presentations from Christie Wilcox

Category: Science, Technology, Think Tank

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

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

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