Reginald L. Goodwin posted a blog post
The first direct image of the Milky Way's supermassive black hole shows an orange glowing ring — gas heated as it falls into the singularity — with the shadow of the black hole at the center. EHT CollaborationTopics: Astrophysics, Black Holes,…
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Reginald L. Goodwin posted a blog post
Figure 1: A cartoon showing the “self-lensing” of light by a supermassive black hole binary system. Jordy Davelaar and Zoltán Haiman of Columbia University predict that this effect could be used to study black hole binaries that are too far from…
May 9
Reginald L. Goodwin posted a blog post
Image source: Facebook, Rick StevesTopics: Civics, Civil Rights, Civilization, Existentialism, Fascism, Human RightsVladimir Putin is a reality daytrader. His invasion of Ukraine is a "special military operation," not a war, or more accurately, an…
Apr 29
Reginald L. Goodwin posted a blog post
Ukraine foils Russia-backed cyberattack on the power grid, The StatesmanTopics: Civics, Civil Rights, Cybersecurity, Existentialism, FascismSummaryThis joint Cybersecurity Advisory (CSA)—coauthored by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security…
Apr 15
Reginald L. Goodwin posted a blog post
Stored energy: a rendition of a system that combines polymeric nitrogen (blue chain) and carbon nanotube (clear spheres). (Courtesy: Heba Megahd)Topics: Carbon Nanotubes, Materials Science, NanotechnologyFrom TNT to nitro-glycerine, nitrogen-rich…
Apr 14
Reginald L. Goodwin posted a blog post
A lone black hole gives off no light - but its gravity does distort the path of light traveling around it. Ute Kraus (background Milky Way panorama: Axel Mellinger), Institute of Physics, Universität HildesheimTopics: Astrophysics, Black Holes,…
Apr 13
Reginald L. Goodwin posted a blog post
(Credit: Evgeniyqw/Shutterstock)Topics: Astronautics, Climate Change, Environment, Futurism, Global Warming, Mars, SpaceflightWhen Elon Musk founded SpaceX in 2002, he envisioned a greenhouse on Mars, not unlike the one later depicted in the 2015…
Apr 12
Reginald L. Goodwin posted a blog post
Living on: data taken by the now-defunct CDF experiment has revealed a surprising mass for the W boson. (Courtesy: Fermilab)Topics: Fermilab, High Energy Physics, Modern Physics, Particle Physics, Steven WeinbergThe most precise measurement to date…
Apr 11
Reginald L. Goodwin posted a blog post
Image Source: Storytelling for EveryoneTopics: Civics, Civil Rights, Democracy, Fascism, PoliticsIn Roman mythology, Janus was the god of doors, gates, and transitions. Janus represented the middle ground between both concrete and abstract dualities…
Apr 8
Reginald L. Goodwin posted a blog post
How can you tell if a material is a superconductor? Four classic signatures are illustrated here. Left to right: 1) It conducts electricity with no resistance when chilled below a certain temperature. 2) It expels magnetic fields, so a magnet placed…
Apr 6
Reginald L. Goodwin posted a blog post
Clean energy sources like wind turbines are part of Argonne’s decades-long effort to create a carbon-free economy. (Image by Shutterstock/Engel.ac.)Topics: Battery, Biofuels, Climate Change, Existentialism, Global WarmingReducing carbon dioxide…
Apr 5
Reginald L. Goodwin posted a blog post
Fast physics Formula E has created huge advances in electric vehicles off the racing circuit as well as on, but they still have drawbacks. (Courtesy: Luis Licona/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock)Topics: Alternate Energy, Battery, Biofuels, Climate Change,…
Apr 4
Reginald L. Goodwin posted a blog post
An activist holds a candle during a vigil in Lafayette Park for nurses who died during the COVID-19 pandemic on January 13, 2022, in Washington, D.C. Credit: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty ImagesTopics: Civics, COVID-19, Epidemiology, Existentialism,…
Apr 1
Reginald L. Goodwin posted a blog post
Topics: Civilization, International Space Station, Politics, Space ExplorationALMATY, March 30 (Reuters) - A U.S. astronaut and two Russian cosmonauts safely landed in Kazakhstan on Wednesday after leaving the International Space Station aboard the…
Mar 31
Reginald L. Goodwin posted a blog post
A radical reimagining of information processing could greatly reduce the energy use—as well as greenhouse gas emissions and waste heat—from computers. Credit: vchal/Getty ImagesTopics: Climate Change, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Global…
Mar 30
Reginald L. Goodwin posted a blog post
Artist's representation of the circular phonons. (Courtesy: Nadja Haji and Peter Baum, University Konstanz)Topics: Applied Physics, Lasers, Magnetism, Materials Science, PhononsWhen a magnetic material is bombarded with short pulses of laser light,…
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