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Physics Week in Review: January 31, 2015

Physics Week in Review: January 31, 2015

The Super Bowl is tomorrow, which means people were still obsessing over the so-called “DeflateGate” controversy stemming from the Patriots’ win over the Colts.

January 31, 2015 — Jennifer Ouellette
Physics Week in Review: January 24, 2015

Physics Week in Review: January 24, 2015

Sunday brought two NFL playoff games, whereby the Seattle Seahawks eked out an unlikely victory over the Green Bay Packers, and the New England Patriots trounced the Baltimore Colts.

January 24, 2015 — Jennifer Ouellette
Physics Week in Review: January 17, 2015

Physics Week in Review: January 17, 2015

This week on Virtually Speaking Science, I chatted with physicist Ainissa Ramirez, co-author of Newton's Football: The Science Behind America’s Game about her life as a self-described science evangelist and “Science Underground,” her new micro-podcast with journalist Bill Retherford...

January 17, 2015 — Jennifer Ouellette

Physics Week in Review: January 10, 2014

As you read this, we are making our way back to sunny Los Angeles after spending some time in Seattle. The Emerald City is on fire with Seahawks fever, so it seems appropriate to read that geologists Are Going to Measure Seattle Seahawk Fans’ Feetquake, via the judicious distribution of sensors around the stadium...

January 10, 2015 — Jennifer Ouellette
Physics Week in Review: January 3, 2015

Physics Week in Review: January 3, 2015

Welcome to 2015 and take a moment to bask in The Beauty of a Grain of Sand on a Cosmic Beach. You, too, can start off the new year admiring a gorgeous photo of a barred spiral galaxy, along with thoughts from the Bad Astronomer on how big our human minds can be — even [...]..

January 3, 2015 — Jennifer Ouellette
My Favorite Physics Books of 2014

My Favorite Physics Books of 2014

Sneaking in at the last couple of  hours of 2014, here’s the promised list of Jen-Luc Piquant’s favorite popular physics books of 2014 — although as always, the definition of “physics book” can be a little fuzzy...

December 31, 2014 — Jennifer Ouellette
Physics Week in Review: December 27, 2014

Physics Week in Review: December 27, 2014

Welcome to the final links roundup of 2014. It’s a little light this week, because, well, folks are busy with family and holidays and whatnot.

December 27, 2014 — Jennifer Ouellette

Physics Week in Review: December 20, 2014

The Christmas holiday approacheth, and for those of a Maker bent, here’s how to Build A Sled For Slinging Snowballs — Winter Warfare Will Never Be the Same.  If you’re more the craft-y sort, now you can deck the halls with Nobel physicists with this physics twist on the craft of cutting paper snowflakes...

December 20, 2014 — Jennifer Ouellette

Best Physics Videos of 2014

It’s that time of year, when we all look back over 2014 and reflect on all the cool science stuff that happened. Today, Jen-Luc Piquant has compiled her Top 20 physics-themed videos of 2014 — with the caveat that not all of them were actually created in 2014...

December 16, 2014 — Jennifer Ouellette
Physics Week in Review: December 13, 2014

Physics Week in Review: December 13, 2014

If you missed this week’s Virtually Speaking Science, the theme was This Is Your Brain on Movies. I chatted with cognitive neuroscientist Jeffrey Zachs, author of  a fantastic new book — Flicker: Your Brain on Movies — about science, cinema, and the brain...

December 13, 2014 — Jennifer Ouellette

Physics Week in Review: November 22, 2014

Here’s a disquieting thought for your weekend: Dark Energy Might Be Stealing the Glue Holding the Universe Together. A new invisibility cloak simultaneously works for heat flow and electrical current...

November 22, 2014 — Jennifer Ouellette

Physics Week in Review (Philae Edition): November 15, 2014

“The Philae has landed!” Excitement over the Rosetta mission has been building for weeks, with tons of explanatory blog posts on what the lander is meant to find, helpful historical timelines, and an Astronaut Simulating the Comet Landing while on board the Space Station...

November 15, 2014 — Jennifer Ouellette

Physics Week in Review: November 8, 2014

It was a big week for physics in the movies, with the premiere of Interstellar, and the Stephen Hawking biopic The Theory of Everything. That translates into lots of pixels commenting on the science behind the films...

November 8, 2014 — Jennifer Ouellette

Physics Week in Review: November 1, 2014

Hope everyone enjoyed their Halloween festivities. Here’s a few other related links: The ghostly glow of St. Elmo’s fire: it works the same way that a neon light glows.  The Levitating Halloween Pumpkin with a superconductor inside.  Bonus: More Conceptual Physics Halloween Costumes.This year, go out as The Holographic Principle!...

November 1, 2014 — Jennifer Ouellette
Physics Week in Review: October 25, 2014

Physics Week in Review: October 25, 2014

Halloween is a week away, and for those in search of costume ideas, here are some Physics-Themed Halloween Costumes to make zombie Einstein proud.

October 25, 2014 — Jennifer Ouellette
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