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.
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.
Back in 2007, when I'd just moved to Los Angeles, I drove up to San Francisco to visit its signature science museum, the Exploratorium. There were lots of cool exhibits, but my favorite was the cloud chamber.
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.
There is much to celebrate this week. For instance: Happy Manhattanhenge! Celebrate with Neil deGrasse Tyson's hand-drawn love letter to the urban miracle.
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.
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.
Physics lost one of its unsung heroes this week with the passing of Kenneth Wilson (1936-2013). What's that? You've never heard of him? You're not alone.
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.
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 .
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