Posts Tagged: science

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"I do not mind that you are a girl, but the main thing is that you yourself do not mind. There is no reason for it."

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Albert Einstein, in response to a letter from a South African named Tyfanny who apologized for being a girl interested in science.

(Mic via @Ng_Dave)

Source: mic.com
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Somebody commenting on that hydrogel condom story asked who would test them. This answer wins.

Source: theverge.com
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Update: Possible ‘Nearby’ Gamma Ray Burst Alert Was False Alarm

Oh, poop.

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Physics - Bird Flocks Shatter on Impact

Me: [reading from the synopsis] “…This has led Nicholas Ouellette and Pearson Miller at Yale University to question what would happen if the flock flew into a wall.”

Office mate: So they simulated bird flocks?

Me: Thank heavens, yes.

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At the risk of revealing myself as a complete geek: I like the new format the APS is using for its journals online.

Source: journals.aps.org
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Roses are red,
Violets are red,
There is no pain,
You are receding at a speed approaching that of light…

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Comment on "Atomic mass compilation 2012" by B. Pfeiffer, K. Venkataramaniah, U. Czok, C. Scheidenberger

This might be a bit of inside baseball, but:

For years, one international collaboration, the Atomic Mass Evaluation (or AME) collaboration, has periodically published review papers recommending values to be quoted for the known atomic masses based on previous experimental results. An unrelated group is publishing its own compilation in March. This is a comment on that work by the AME collaboration, and it is remarkable for its bluntness. If you’ve ever wondered what a nuclear physics beef looks like, this is your chance.

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This is great: how to demonstrate gravitational concepts using Lycra stretched over a hoop and some weights.

(by apbiolghs via Scout Magazine)

Source: youtube.com
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