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Physics Week in Review: July 27, 2013

There was tons of interesting transport-related stuff at Nautilus this week, including my own post on The Time-Honored Quest to Find the Rules of Time Travel — in which I squee about my favorite new TV series, SyFy’s Continuum.

July 27, 2013 — Jennifer Ouellette

Fermilab Physicist Makes "Frozen Lightning" Art with Accelerators

Physicist Todd Johnson has been working at Fermilab for 30 years, but he also dabbles in art. In the 1990s, he focused on holographic photography. These days -- inspired by a pal who builds Tesla coils in his spare time -- he's all about capturing lightning-like fractal patterns in plastic cubes with the help of a linear accelerator.

July 23, 2013 — Jennifer Ouellette

Physics Week in Review: July 20, 2013

I've got a new article up at newly relaunched Quanta magazine (it was formerly Simons Science News) on the ongoing hunt for dark matter -- the stuff that makes up roughly one-quarter of all the mass in the universe.

July 20, 2013 — Jennifer Ouellette

Physics Week in Review: July 6, 2013

Holy cow, there was a lot of physics-related news this week! Don't you people realize it's a holiday? Speaking of which, the Fourth of July holiday celebrating U.S.

July 6, 2013 — Jennifer Ouellette

Physics Week in Review: June 29, 2013

The Time Lord and I have been vacationing with the family in Hawaii (island of Maui) all week, but Jen-Luc Piquant has nonetheless managed to gather a host of cool physics-ish links for your reading enjoyment anyway.

June 29, 2013 — Jennifer Ouellette

Physics Week in Review: June 15, 2013

If you missed this week's Virtually Speaking Science, I chatted with astrophysicist (and fellow SciAm blogger) Caleb Scharf in Second Life about black holes, exoplanets, astrobiology, and more.

June 15, 2013 — Jennifer Ouellette

Physics Week in Review: June 8, 2013

Confession: Jen-Luc Piquant had a little trouble focusing on this week's roundup of cool physics links because she is emotionally shattered by the latest shocking plot twist on Game of Thrones .

June 8, 2013 — Jennifer Ouellette

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