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Does Light Accelerate?

We usually use the terms “light slows down” or “light speeds up” when we describe the behavior of the light in the media. We also know that light curves in a gravitational field and emits from an atom. 206 more words

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Where the Big Bang fails - a first look at Cosmology

The evolution of the world can be compared to a display of fireworks that has just ended; some few red wisps, ashes and smoke. Standing on a cooled cinder, we see the slow fading of the suns, and we try to recall the vanishing brilliance of the origin of the worlds.

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Quantum Quotes

I was going through some old files of mine and found a document with quotes from famous physicists on quantum mechanics. While the quotes were all interesting, they were not exactly scientific or at least were free of scientific context, and many if not most were from the first and second generations of quantum physicists. 427 more words

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From Maxwell to MoEDAL : a review of magnetic monopoles

2015 : 150th anniversary of Maxwell’s equations, and first run of the MoEDAL experiment at CERN. What do they have in common? The mysterious magnetic monopoles… 2,003 more words

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A Series on Nuclear Power Safety and Accidents

This year I took a course called Modern Physics, which was infamous for being the most difficult course my high school had to offer. For the second’s term final, we had to do a seminar on a topic of our own choosing and mine was “ 177 more words

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Camp Notes: Science Edition

Sometimes, actual science is cooler than what kids think:

I was with a group of 8-year-olds toward the end of the day, some of whom who were getting tired, commenting on how much time was left, and not moving quickly enough. 204 more words

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