• Posts Tagged ‘Physics’

    Knitting and Science

    by  • January 24, 2019 • Awesome Finds • 0 Comments

    Knitting and yarn

    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 a project to study the stretch of knits, and the process he then had...

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    Strange Science: Magnetic Refrigeration

    by  • January 11, 2019 • Strange Science • 0 Comments

    Open refrigerator

    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 are exploring possibilities based on the magnetic memory of various alloys. Some metals can...

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    The Synchronicity of Guilt and Gravity

    by  • December 31, 2018 • Fiction • 0 Comments

    Art for "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 reading for an undergrad course on the Cold War–some flippant remarks in an essay...

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    Strange Science: Schroedinger’s Bacterium?

    by  • December 7, 2018 • Strange Science • 0 Comments

    E. coli bacteria

    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 the photons simultaneously hit and missed the bacteria. Ultimately, “some of the light interacted...

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    Strange Science: Molecular Gastronomy

    by  • October 5, 2018 • Strange Science • 0 Comments

    A different sort of eggs Benedict

    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 changes in ingredients when they are cooked. Or, in other words, the science behind...

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    Women in Science: Marie Curie

    by  • October 2, 2018 • Women in Science • 0 Comments

    Marie Curie, ca. 1920s

    As we lead up to the release of Battling in All Her Finery, we’re featuring a handful of women in science from history. Check back in the coming weeks to learn more about early women scientific leaders, and check out Battling in All Her Finery when it releases on October 16! Marie Skłodowska Curie...

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