Thursday, June 17, 2021

Experiment at home exposes cracks in the gel

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March 3, 2021&Bullet; physics 14, 29A student banned from the lab by COVID-19 conducted experiments in his living room that uncovered a mechanism for elongation at break in soft materials. Y. Zhang et...

[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...

Observing an egg cooker with X-rays

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March 2, 2021&Bullet; physics 14, p26An X-ray scattering technique shows how protein gels on different length and time scales. kkolosov / stock.adobe.com kkolosov / stock.adobe.com × When the protein of an egg boils, the...

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...

The brain – as critical as possible

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Moritz HeliasInstitute for Neuroscience and Medicine, Research Center Jülich, Jülich, GermanyFaculty of Physics, RWTH Aachen, Aachen, GermanyMarch 1, 2021&Bullet; physics 14, 28A constant bombardment of stimuli drives the dynamics of the brain...

Ant-Man project | Quantum limits

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The craziest challenge I took on wasn't skydiving. Sailing the Amazon on a homemade raft; Scaling Everest; or dig for artifacts on a hill in a Middle Eastern desert around...

Schrödinger’s cat – still not dead

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GerzZ6GDe-0 As we all know, the internet was invented so that we could spend our days watching cat videos. That's why this video is about the most famous of all science cats, Schrödinger's...

What’s wrong with the ozone layer?

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Without the ozone layer, life as we know it would not exist. Scientists are therefore closely monitoring how the ozone layer is doing. In the past few years, two new developments...

The science of making rain

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDxaDmjGVGY Wouldn't it be great if we could control the weather? I'm sure people have thought about it for as long as there have been people who have thoughts. But what do...

The simulation hypothesis is pseudoscience

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HCSqogSPU_Q I really like the idea that we are living in a computer simulation. It gives me hope that the next level will get better. Unfortunately the idea is unscientific. But...
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