Vera Rubin, a pioneering astronomer who helped find powerful evidence of dark matter, has died, her son said Monday.
The last of NASA’s original seven astronauts to die, Glenn circled the planet three times in 1962
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NASASunEarth on Twitter: “Coming up on Tuesday, Oct. 25: the 10th anniversary of the launch of STEREO, a key piece of our sun-watching fleet. https://t.co/xMTwA3Bdh6 https://t.co/bLP0fjhLGQ”
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Dr. Birman was instrumental in the creation of a program that helped refugee scientists restart their careers in the United States in the 1990s.< Source: Joseph L. Birman, Physicist and Humanitarian, Dies at 89 – The New York Times
Three observations from tonight:
1) EVERYONE wants to be a leader but most are not visionaries.
2) A few are visionaries but lack the leadership, business skills and/or chutzpah to make it happen.
3) Then there are the very few with both vision and chutzpah to make it happen. But, they are not just the Musks or Bezoses, they are the smaller pioneers, some of whom I met tonight, and they are the key for getting to and crossing the tipping point to a vibrant commercial space industry/economy.
A new facility to be built in Chile aims to uncover what happened in the instant after the Big Bang and answer other cosmological questions.
Source: Simons Observatory To Search For Origin Of The Cosmos | Simons Foundation
Celebrate STEM at the largest science festival in the country! Join the 4th USA Science & Engineering Festival in Washington, D.C. April 16-17, 2016.
Source: USA Science and Engineering Festival – Home
University of Houston physicists report finding major theoretical flaws in the generally accepted understanding of how a superconductor traps and holds a magnetic field.
CfA astronomer Doug Finkbeiner and a team of colleagues claim to have identified just such a signature of dark matter annihilation.
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Although in theory it may seem possible to divide time up into infinitely tiny intervals, the smallest physically meaningful interval of time is widely considered to be the Planck time, which is approximately 10-43 seconds. This ultimate limit means that it is not possible for two events to be separated by a time smaller than this.
The physicist Subir Sachdev borrows tools from string theory to understand the puzzling behavior of high-temperature superconductors.
Quantum Weirdness Now a Matter of Time Bizarre quantum bonds connect distinct moments in time, suggesting that quantum links — not space-time — constitute the fundamental structure of the universe.
If a theory can’t be tested, is it still science?
Physicists and Philosophers Debate the Boundaries of Science | Quanta Magazine
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has captured the image of the first-ever predicted supernova explosion. The reappearance of the Refsdal supernova was calculated from different models of the galaxy cluster whose immense gravity is warping the supernova’s light.
Caught in the act | ESA/Hubble
The extremely sensitive quantum-spacetime-measuring tool will serve as a template for continuing scientific exploration.
Holometer rules out first theory of space-time correlations | symmetry magazine