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Cloud Chamber coffee table

The participants for Open Science next week are an eclectic group of people. One linked to a table inspired by quantum mechanics; one day I want to build a cloud chamber coffee table. Can you imagine sipping morning tea and … Continue reading

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Poll: Plausibility of Theories

A Discovery Magazine blog is running a poll on confidence in various physics theories. Specifically, what likelihood do people assign to various theories being actually real and true. The comments are open to anyone to add their own opinions (go … Continue reading

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Book Review: Atom

Issac Asimov was a prolific author of science fiction, but also of popular science books. I picked up his Atom: journey across the subatomic cosmos years ago as an optional text for a chemistry class, and promptly didn’t read it … Continue reading

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In Ideas, Friendship, and Things that go Bang in the Dark

One of my cousins pulled me aside to interrogate me on CERN, particle physics, and why on earth people are making doomsday predictions. (In response to all doomsday predictions: Has the Large Hadron Collider destroyed the earth?) I need to … Continue reading

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