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Another Reason Why Science Is Cool

This seems important.

The nuclear strong force binds the smallest bits of matter together to form atoms, thereby making our material world possible. Now physicists at Brookhaven National Laboratory have made the first-ever measurement of a similar strong force for antimatter — the mirror image of regular matter that lies at the heart of one of our biggest cosmological mysteries. 42 more words


The Old Erroneous Paradigm Of Atomic Orbits And Spins... What? You Didn't Get The Memo?

About a hundred years ago, physicists groping for a way to conceptualize the atom, applied the macro to the ultra-micro, and used gross-movement descriptors such as “Orbit” and “Spin.” Within a few decades however, the ideas of Orbit and Spin, as physically true characteristics of the atom, had been proven highly unlikely. 1,668 more words


What's the Matter

Last week I watched a show on PBS about the discovery of matter. It was absolutely fascinating. At one time people believed that the four elements of matter were, Air, Fire, Water, and Earth. 229 more words

Art Of Thinking

Subatomic Particles. Don't ask.

Me: Lahdeelahdeelahlooludahscibbedydoop…


Me: I forgot to blog.

Me: Again.



Me: Oh well, I’ll do it now.

Me: Now what to write about… 528 more words

Common sense

One of the books I’m reading at the moment is Waking Up by Sam Harris.

In a section, where he discusses our evolving understanding of the physical world from a scientific perspective, Harris writes this sentence: 369 more words


A Lively Mandala

Complexity. I really, really want a macro lens for my camera so that I can take pictures of minuscule insects; they tend to have really complex patterns on their little carapaces. 343 more words


We Live in Small Spaces

A few years ago, I read that physicists in the field of quantum mechanics determined that subatomic particles can be in two places, or two states, at the same time.  704 more words

While I Was Gardening . . .