Thursday, June 17, 2021

Math questions of the heart

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introductionAs a bit of a geek math nerd, I spent days leading up to Valentine's Day trying to find a math function appropriate to the day. In the end, I did not...

Physics – A Mott meter

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May 13, 2021&Bullet; physics 14, p58A new experimental method based on adsorption can indicate whether a material is a Mott insulator or a common insulator. Mott isolators are no ordinary isolators. ...

[Guest Post] Problems with Eric Weinstein’s “Geometric Unity”

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On April 2, 2020, Eric Weinstein published a video of his Oxford lecture 2013 in which he presented his theory of everything "Geometric Unity" (GU). Since then, Weinstein has appeared in interviews...

Physics – a lightweight among heavyweights

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April 14, 2021&Bullet; physics 14, p43Researchers have observed the lightest isotope of uranium to date and offer insights into models of the core structure. Discovering new isotopes is like collecting postage stamps...

Light pulses change the speed in a plasma

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May 19, 2021&Bullet; physics 14, s60Interactions between two laser beams in a plasma allow precise control of the speed of light. sakkmesterke / stock.adobe.com sakkmesterke / stock.adobe.com × Light has a strict speed limit,...

Studying black holes as a population

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May 7, 2021&Bullet; physics 14, 67The latest data set from gravitational wave observatories contains enough events to allow researchers to study the properties of the entire black hole population. F. Elavsky and A....

An orchid’s best friend

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 By Allison Kubo HutchisonAlthough it may be easy today to buy your mother figure an orchid for Mother's Day at the grocery store, buying orchids in the 19th century was a dangerous, competitive,...

So you think you’ve discovered a new state of matter?

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Sergey FrolovDepartment of Physics and Astronomy, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USAMay 12, 2021&Bullet; physics 14, 68Take a step back and check again. Don't think that unexpected dates point to something...

What did Einstein mean by “creepy long-distance effect”?

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dl6DyYqPKME Quantum mechanics is weird - I'm sure you read this somewhere. And why is it weird? Oh, that's because there's that "scary action in the distance," isn't it? Einstein said...

Illuminate heart cells with tiny lasers

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May 11, 2021&Bullet; physics 14, 71A new microscopy technique using micrometer-sized lasers can track impact-induced changes in the refractive index of a heart cell. M. Schubert / University of St. Andrews ...
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