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Walter Kohn

Physics Today News - Fri, 07/29/2016 - 12:31

Endel Lippmaa

Physics Today News - Fri, 07/29/2016 - 12:31

Taking on astronomy misconceptions isn’t easy

Physics Today News - Fri, 07/29/2016 - 12:31
With the help of surveys and statistics, we tried to optimize the order in which we presented astronomy concepts. But students persisted in retaining wrong ideas about them.

The Mariana Trough

Physics Today News - Fri, 07/29/2016 - 12:31

Google Lets You Listen To 3D Virtual Reality Audio In Your Headphones

Popular Science News - Mon, 07/25/2016 - 16:40
Technology

Called 'Omnitone,' the open source project brings new meaning to 'surround sound'

Today, Google announced a new open source project for what it deems “a key element for an immersive virtual reality experience”: spatial audio.

China Unveils Giant Seaplane

Popular Science News - Mon, 07/25/2016 - 16:30
Aviation

The world's largest seaplane that isn't in a museum

China built a large seaplane…

Did Our Oldest Common Ancestor Live In Volcanic Hot Springs?

Popular Science News - Mon, 07/25/2016 - 16:12
Animals

LUCA! How do you live like this?

Researchers are still trying to nail down the particulars of how life started on this planet. But now, we might just have a little better idea of what that life's…

Beaver Dams Strengthened By Humans Help Fish Rebound

Scientific American News - Mon, 07/25/2016 - 16:09
Fish flourished in creeks in which human engineers helped shore up beaver dams made weak by poor timber availability.  

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Lockheed Martin Will Build New Shallow Submarine For Navy SEALs

Popular Science News - Mon, 07/25/2016 - 15:47
Military

So they don't have to get wet

New sub for SEALs…

World's Largest Atom Smasher Lab Treats Every Unattended Bag Like A Bomb

Popular Science News - Mon, 07/25/2016 - 15:44
Science

If you LHC something, say something

CERN discussed their unattended baggage policy online.

Roach Milk: The Next Superfood?

Popular Science News - Mon, 07/25/2016 - 15:18
Animals

My milkshake brings all the boys to the yard and it's like, made from roaches

Cockroaches are the latest animal of questionable merit to get milked in the name of science.

'Star Trek Beyond' Is A War Story In A Universe Without War

Popular Science News - Mon, 07/25/2016 - 14:40
Entertainment

Violence on the edge of utopia

Here's why Star Trek is always about war and peace.

The New York Botanical Garden's Corpse Flower Is About To Bloom

Popular Science News - Mon, 07/25/2016 - 14:05
Science

Watch it here

Workers at the New York Botanical Garden (NYBG) are eagerly awaiting the noxious bloom of their corpse flower, which they've been tending to since 2007.

Happy Birthday To The "Dark Lady Of DNA"

Popular Science News - Mon, 07/25/2016 - 13:30
Science

Rosalind Franklin would have been 96 today.

Twist up some DNA-shaped balloons: Rosalind Franklin was born on this day 96 years ago.

Apple Has A New Overseer of Its Secret Car Project

Popular Science News - Mon, 07/25/2016 - 13:29
Cars

The man that brought you iPhones and iPads is now in charge of Apple's Project Titan

A few days after Apple reportedly pushed back the cryptic Project Titan, the company has recruited the former executive Bob Mansfield to head the project.

No Health Problems from 2014 Chemical Spill in West Virginia

Scientific American News - Mon, 07/25/2016 - 12:00
Government study finds safety for unborn children, calming fears

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Brain Training Cuts Dementia Risk a Decade Later

Scientific American News - Mon, 07/25/2016 - 11:00
How a brief intervention could have such long-lasting results remains unclear

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Tim Kaine's Climate Record Is All over the Map

Scientific American News - Mon, 07/25/2016 - 09:45
He is for natural gas and oil drilling, yet also for cutting greenhouse gas emissions

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