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  • Newton's Rings Composition
    You can get with Chicago art and Rings of Newton
    Did Isaac Newton have the Ring of Power (as in Lord of the Rings)? Did he have a miniature version of Saturn’s rings? Actually, Newton's Rings refer to physics, and this can apply to Chicago art exhibits.Newton’s Rings are physical...
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    Abiogenesis: not so fast
    Evolutionists, since Darwin, have based their assumption of a God-less origin of life on abiogenesis. That is, they hold life began from non-life. Now a professor of physics thinks he can show, not exactly how that happened, but that the universe...
  • British physicists prove speed of light is not a constant
    British physicists prove speed of light is not a constant
    For all practical matters and the seemingly impractical matters of astrophysics and particle physics, the speed of light has always been assumed and proven to be a constant in space or a vacuum. Daniel Giovannini with the School of Physics and...
  • Astrophysicist/author Neil deGrasse Tyson
    Neil deGrasse Tyson celebrates the birth of Isaac Newton, gets the date wrong
    Neil deGrasse Tyson, the celebrity astrophysicist and media personality, took to Twitter on Thursday, Christmas Day, and contributed some backhanded snark to the celebrations. “On this day long ago, a child was born who, by age 30, would...
  • There is actual physics behind how cats drink water
    The physics behind how cats drink water
    There is actual, interesting physics behind how cats drink water. At a glance, it might appear that all they do is use their tongues as cups to get water into their mouths. According to an article on Cat Channel, though, that's not what they...
  • First reversible tractor beam reported
    First reversible tractor beam reported
    A tractor beam that can do everything the "Star Trek" models can do has been developed by physicists using lasers. Dr. Vladlen Shvedo and Dr. Cyril Hnatovsky from the Australian National University are the first to develop a laser system...
  • Ig Nobel 2014 trophy
    The 2014 Ig Nobel prizes are awarded
    On Sept. 18, the 2014 Ig Nobel prizes were awarded to their recipients at a ceremony at Harvard University. The prizes are a parody of the Nobel prizes, and are given for unusual or trivial achievements in scientific research. The awards are...
  • The Oregon Vortex and voyage into the unknown
    The Oregon Vortex and voyage into the unknown
    The untalented, ignorant, fat cow of a mindless writer has decided to proceed on and continue along the journey of so many food and travel critics that have gone on before her. She has received many death threats, many, many technical and...
  • EinsteinOppenheimer
    Physicist Julius Robert Oppenheimer
    While being dubbed “the father of the atomic bomb” might be seen as a cryptic honor, Professor Julius Robert Oppenheimer (1904–1967) was also one of the most intelligent scientists of his generation, and an advocate of the atom...
  • Home-schooling high school physics
    Teaching physics in your home-school high school
    Have you ever taken a physics class? I never studied physics in high school or college. My kids love science and math, so I was terrified to teach physics. I had no clue what I was doing and I could only rely on my husband so much - he had a job...
  • This is a mosaic image, one of the largest ever taken by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope of the Crab Nebula, a six-light-year-wide expanding remnant of a star's supernova explosion.
    Physicists create first man-made supernova
    Physicists have developed and tested a method of creating a minute supernova in the laboratory that has all the characteristics presently known of galactic sized supernovae. Researchers from the University of Oxford in Britain and the University...
  • Versatil College Scholarships for Minorities
    Minorities Seeking Creative Careers Scholarships
    If you want a scholarship froma diverse selection of careers and social college groups check out the Scholarship listing to see if they interest you. They are listed as America's Black & Tribal Colleges.MusicMusic Assistance Fund - New...
  • There are snapshots of the laser energy density at the beginning of the simulation for the array of laser pulse (left plot), and after some propagation distance of the beamlets in the plasma (right plot), where the laser field exhibits a clear incoherent
    Berkeley physicists prove small particle accelerators possible
    Much smaller and extremely less costly particle accelerators have been proven to be theoretically possible by a reworking of a concept that is 20 years old. Carlo Benedetti, Carl Schroeder, Eric Esarey, and Wim Leemans, physicists at Lawrence...
  • Photon-photon collider will turn light into matter
    Photon-photon collider will turn light into matter
    In 1934 researchers posited that there was a way to turn light into matter. If their ideas were right, the possibilities were endless; pure light could be turned into physical things before our eyes. Today it seems that the original method might...
  • This shows theories describing light and matter interactions.
    New research proves light can be converted into matter by man
    Oliver Pike and physicists from the Imperial College London have developed a method to convert light into matter. The research was published in the May 18, 2014, issue of the journal Nature Photonics. Perhaps fittingly, the basic theory that...