Reginald L. Goodwin posted a blog post
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,…
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Reginald L. Goodwin posted a blog post
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
Reginald L. Goodwin posted a blog post
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
Reginald L. Goodwin posted a blog post
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
Reginald L. Goodwin posted a blog post
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
Reginald L. Goodwin posted a blog post
 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
Reginald L. Goodwin posted a blog post
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
Reginald L. Goodwin posted a blog post
A new image from the Event Horizon Telescope has revealed powerful magnetic fields spiraling from the edge of a supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way, Sagittarius A*.Topics: Astrophysics, Black Holes, Cosmology, Einstein, General…
Apr 1
Reginald L. Goodwin posted a blog post
Avi Loeb, a Harvard University astrophysicist, displays a small vial of material recovered from the floor of the Pacific Ocean. The material, Loeb says, includes fragments of a meteorite that he claims came from another star system—and perhaps even…
Mar 21
Reginald L. Goodwin posted a blog post
 Graphical abstract. Credit: Joule (2024). DOI: 10.1016/j.joule.2024.01.025Topics: Applied Physics, Chemistry, Energy, Green Tech, Materials Science, Photovoltaics The energy transition is progressing, and photovoltaics (PV) is playing a key role in…
Mar 18
Reginald L. Goodwin posted a blog post
Plastic chokes a canal in Chennai, India. Credit: R. Satish Babu/AFP via Getty Topics: Applied Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Environment, Medicine People who had tiny plastic particles lodged in a key blood vessel were more likely to experience heart…
Mar 11
Reginald L. Goodwin posted a blog post
 ― Gaylord Nelson, former Republican Governor and Senator of Wisconsin, Founder of Earth Day, April 20, 1970, which led to the formation of the U.S. EPA, December 2, 1970. Image: Nelson Institute of Environmental Science, University of…
Mar 8
Reginald L. Goodwin posted a blog post
A sample of the new titanium lattice structure 3D printed in cube form. Credit: RMIT. New titanium lattice structure 3D printed in cube form. Credit: RMIT Topics: 3D Printing, Additive Manufacturing, Materials Science, Metamaterials A 3D printed…
Mar 4
Reginald L. Goodwin posted a blog post
Scientists used samples from sclerosponges off the coast of Puerto Rico to calculate ocean surface temperatures going back 300 years. Douglas Rissing/iStockphoto/Getty Images Topics: Climate Change, Existentialism, Global Warming, Research,…
Feb 27
Reginald L. Goodwin posted a blog post
Image source: Pittsburgh Arts and Lectures - Isabel Wilkerson, Livestream (2022) Topics: Civics, Civil Rights, Civilization, Climate Change, Existentialism, Fascism "While I was at the hotel today, an elderly gentleman called upon me to know whether…
Feb 9
Reginald L. Goodwin posted a blog post
Credit: Cell Reports Physical Science (2024). DOI: 10.1016/j.xcrp.2024.101783 Topics: Biochemistry, Chemistry, Polymer Science, Polymers Scientists at King's College London have developed an innovative solution for recycling single-use bioplastics…
Feb 5
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