Archive for the ‘Physics’ Category

via Video – How you can change the past – New Scientist.

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Consider that the past is causing the future, and the future is causing the past at the same time? Weird right?

via Quantum causal relations: A causes B causes A | ScienceBlog.com.

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Welcome to the strange new world of quantum biology.
A wonderfully clear explanation of quantum mechanics and our growing understanding of the natural forces that underly “conventional” science.


via Is Quantum Mechanics Controlling Your Thoughts? | Subatomic Particles | DISCOVER Magazine.

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Leading scientist and genomic researcher Dr Craig Venter has expressed his “honour” at being invited to Dublin to recreate one of the greatest moments in Irish scientific history.

Dr Venter will be in Ireland next month to give an important keynote address during the EuroScience Open Forum in Dublin.

He will deliver an updated version of a seminal scientific lecture series given in Dublin in 1943 by Nobel Prize winner Erwin Schrödinger, a lecture that inspired the researchers who went on to discover the structure of DNA.

Schrödinger gave his What is Life? talks under the auspices of the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, which he helped to found along with then taoiseach Éamon de Valera.

De Valera viewed the talk as being of such importance that he was present in the audience in the old physics lecture hall at Trinity College Dublin. The talks were reported in Time magazine and were later published in book form.

Dr Venter was invited to bring the talks into the 21st century for the EuroScience Open Forum in Dublin.

via Craig Venter to give updated version of Schrödinger lectures – The Irish Times – Fri, Jun 29, 2012.

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The media-adopted name for the Higgs Boson, believed to be discovered this week, couldn’t be more misleading. Lawrence M. Krauss explains how the particle could finally dispense with the idea of a supernatural creator. Plus, cosmologist Sean Carroll on�how the discovery will revolutionize physics.

via How the Higgs Boson Posits a New Story of our Creation – Newsweek and The Daily Beast.

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This video has a nifty visualization aid for the basic idea behind string theory; for the mathematically inclined, each dimension is a derivative of the previous.

via how-to-imagine-the-tenth-dimension – YouTube.

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