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 Image source: Wikipedia/Pine_Tree_Flag Since its creation during the American Revolution, the flag has carried a message of defiance: The phrase “appeal to heaven” comes from the 17th-century philosopher John Locke, who wrote of a responsibility to…
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Thursday
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Filled with briny lakes, the Quisquiro salt flat in South America's Altiplano region represents the kind of landscape that scientists think may have existed in Gale Crater on Mars, which NASA's Curiosity Rover is exploring. Credit: Maksym Bocharov…
Wednesday
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Two researchers have revised the Drake equation, a mathematical formula for the probability of finding life or advanced civilizations in the universe. University of Rochester. Are We Alone in the Universe? Revisiting the Drake Equation, NASA Topics:…
May 21
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Topics: Civics, Civil Rights, Civilization, Existentialism, Fascism, History “On **May 17, 1954**, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Earl Warren delivered the unanimous ruling in the landmark civil rights case Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas.…
May 17
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(a) Schematics of the word INFORMATION is written on a material in binary code using magnetic recording. Red denotes magnetization pointing out of the plane and blue is magnetization pointing into the plane. (b)–(d) Time evolution of the digital…
May 6
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Apr 25
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Researchers have synthesized sheets of gold that are one atom thick. Credit: imaginima/Getty Topics: Graphene, Materials Science, Nanoengineering, Nanomaterials, Solid-State Physics It is the world’s thinnest gold leaf: a gossamer sheet of gold just…
Apr 23
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 Source: Same source for the Dark Matter definition below. Topics: Astronomy, Astrophysics, Cosmology, Dark Matter, Einstein, General Relativity Note: Your "secret decoder ring" for reading the Abstract. Dark matter: It makes up about 85% of the…
Apr 22
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Credit: Menno Schaefer/Adobe Starlings flock in a so-called murmuration, a collective behavior of interest in biological physics — one of many subfields that did not always “belong” in physics. Topics: Applied Physics, Cosmology, Einstein, History,…
Apr 16
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Topics: Applied Physics, Civics, Materials Science, Solid-State Physics, SuperconductorsI'm a person who will get Nature on my home email, my previous graduate school email (that's active because it's also on my phone), and my work email. Because it…
Apr 12
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Colleagues remember Peter Higgs as an inspirational scientist who remained humble despite his fame. Credit: Graham Clark/AlamyTopics: CERN, Higgs Boson, High Energy Physics, Nobel Prize, Particle Physics, Quantum Mechanics, Theoretical PhysicsFew…
Apr 10
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Topics: Astronomy, Astrophysics, Carl Sagan, Civilization, Existentialism, Star Wars, Star Trek, STEM Apollo 11 (July 16–24, 1969) was the American spaceflight that first landed humans on the Moon. Commander Neil Armstrong and Lunar Module…
Apr 9
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Topics: Astronomy, Astrophysics, Philosophy, Planetary Science, Space Exploration There will be a partial eclipse here in Greensboro. I purchased these glasses (six pairs) in 2017 for ANOTHER partial eclipse that I missed due to working in the lab…
Apr 8
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 The Greek Myth of Odysseus and the Trojan Horse, Greek Boston Topics: Civics, Civil Rights, Civilization, Democracy, Existentialism, Fascism Avatar (n) - an electronic image (as in a video game) that represents and may be manipulated by a computer…
Apr 5
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Topics: Applied Physics, Atmospheric Science, Existentialism, Futurism, Lasers, Robotics, Science Fiction "Laser" is an acronym for Light Amplification by the Stimulated Emission of Radiation. As the article alludes to, the concept existed before…
Apr 2
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