Tag Archives: Physics

Strange Science: A New State of Matter?

Physicists working in the field of quantum computing believe they have discovered a new state of matter that has great significance for quantum computing. This new state of matter is called “topological superconductivity,” which is not as easy to remember … Continue reading

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Strange Science: Light in Slow Motion

Scientists have developed a camera that can capture moving light in slow motion, by taking 10 trillion frames per second! The setup is actually a pair of cameras–one “streak” camera and one stationary camera–and it doesn’t actually capture all 10 … Continue reading

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Strange Science: Exploding Grapes

Grapes are pretty cool because they make wine, but did you know that they will also explode if you put them in the microwave (which does not make wine)? If you put even two grapes in the microwave, or a … Continue reading

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Strange Science: Theoretical Physics Proven

Much of science is coming up with theories and then setting out to prove them. Sometimes, the proof takes a while to collect, like in the case of Walter Henneberger. In 1968, he theorized that “an electron could be freed … Continue reading

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Knitting and Science

Ask any knitter about the stretch of a knitted piece, and they can tell you a bit about physics, even if they don’t identify what they’re doing as science. This article at Physics World talks about how one physicist accepted … Continue reading

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Strange Science: Magnetic Refrigeration

Modern refrigerators use coolants that can be environmentally unfriendly and hazardous to human and animal life. But German scientists are working on ways to keep food and other things cold through the use of magnetism rather than coolants. These scientists … Continue reading

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The Synchronicity of Guilt and Gravity

The 2035 Nobel Prize Lecture in Psycho-Physics Dr. Kilgore Bisson Lagrange L5 Colony PRIAM As provided by Richard Krepski Art provided by Errow Collins I first came upon the notion of the synchronicity of guilt and gravity in my background … Continue reading

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Exploring Science Concepts with Water

Many kids enjoy playing with water, but did you know that this activity can be used as a way to explore science concepts as well? If you’ve got a young person in your life who you’d like to help learn … Continue reading

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Strange Science: Schroedinger’s Bacterium?

In a discovery that seems like it might have come from the pages of fiction, scientists have discovered possible evidence of quantum-entangled bacteria. Or have they? The experiment involved bacteria placed between mirrors and bombarded with photons. But some of … Continue reading

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Strange Science: Molecular Gastronomy

When you hear the words “molecular gastronomy,” you probably think of something like the picture to the left, where it’s all about weird combinations and fancy plating. Molecular gastronomy is, in reality, the science of investigating the physical and chemical … Continue reading

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