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Physics Week in Review: December 13, 2014

Physics Week in Review: December 13, 2014

If you missed this week’s Virtually Speaking Science, the theme was This Is Your Brain on Movies. I chatted with cognitive neuroscientist Jeffrey Zachs, author of  a fantastic new book — Flicker: Your Brain on Movies — about science, cinema, and the brain.

December 13, 2014 — Jennifer Ouellette

Physics Week in Review: November 22, 2014

Here’s a disquieting thought for your weekend: Dark Energy Might Be Stealing the Glue Holding the Universe Together. A new invisibility cloak simultaneously works for heat flow and electrical current.

November 22, 2014 — Jennifer Ouellette

Physics Week in Review (Philae Edition): November 15, 2014

“The Philae has landed!” Excitement over the Rosetta mission has been building for weeks, with tons of explanatory blog posts on what the lander is meant to find, helpful historical timelines, and an Astronaut Simulating the Comet Landing while on board the Space Station.

November 15, 2014 — Jennifer Ouellette

Physics Week in Review: November 8, 2014

It was a big week for physics in the movies, with the premiere of Interstellar, and the Stephen Hawking biopic The Theory of Everything. That translates into lots of pixels commenting on the science behind the films.

November 8, 2014 — Jennifer Ouellette

Physics Week in Review: November 1, 2014

Hope everyone enjoyed their Halloween festivities. Here’s a few other related links: The ghostly glow of St. Elmo’s fire: it works the same way that a neon light glows.  The Levitating Halloween Pumpkin with a superconductor inside.  Bonus: More Conceptual Physics Halloween Costumes.This year, go out as The Holographic Principle!

November 1, 2014 — Jennifer Ouellette
Physics Week in Review: October 25, 2014

Physics Week in Review: October 25, 2014

Halloween is a week away, and for those in search of costume ideas, here are some Physics-Themed Halloween Costumes to make zombie Einstein proud.

October 25, 2014 — Jennifer Ouellette

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