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ComSciCon-Triangle: DAY TWO

The second day of ComSciCon-Triangle was on Saturday, May 21 back in the Frontier at Research Triangle Park. For a summary of the first day of the workshop, feel free to read… 1,143 more words

Graduate Student Life

ComSciCon-Triangle 2016-DAY ONE

ComSciCon has returned to the Research Triangle! I’m excited to be able to return to the local workshop as an organizer this year, working with a great group of previous ComSciCon participants eager to give more graduate students the experience.’ 729 more words

Graduate Student Life

Particles Aren't Vibrations (at Least, Not the Ones You Think)

You’ve probably heard this story before, likely from Brian Greene.

In string theory, the fundamental particles of nature are actually short lengths of string. These strings can vibrate, and like a string on a violin, that vibration is arranged into… 680 more words

Theoretical Physics

Know Thy Researcher

Conceiving an idea, pursuing its experimental validation, publication, ground trial and finally making it available to human kind takes a lot of paid and generous contributions of researchers. 620 more words

Science

New factsheets on ecosystem services and the future of European freshwaters

What benefits do freshwater ecosystems provide to humans, and how might they alter in Europe in coming decades?  These are key questions that underpin how freshwater science, management and policy is done in Europe, both now and in the future. 977 more words

MARS

Coliban Geology

This is for the intrepid Melburnians who get out of the city, travelling the open spaces, winding up through the north past the more famous Hanging Rock, feeling the sun on their knees and the wind in their hair, exploring Major Mitchell’s old stomping ground, curious about the landscape therein. 1,204 more words

Science

Starshot: The Right Kind of Longshot

On Tuesday, Yuri Milner and Stephen Hawking announced Starshot, a $100 million dollar research initiative. The goal is to lay the groundwork for a very ambitious, but surprisingly plausible project: sending probes to the nearest star, Alpha Centauri. 692 more words

Theoretical Physics