Tag: physics

  • Stephen Hawking, space genes, acidic coral: this week in science | Miles O'Brien Productions

    Stephen Hawking, space genes, acidic coral: this week in science

    Here’s a look back at this week in science, with stories you don’t want to miss. Losing a physics superstar The groundbreaking theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking died this week. A man with a sharp mind and a biting wit, he was an inspiration to many scientists… and people in general. The story of how he…

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  • Particle accelerator enlisted to uncover mummy’s secrets

    On the morning of November 27th, a team of academics carted off the so-called Hibbard mummy from Northwestern University for a 24-hour session with a particle accelerator. The experiment at the Advanced Photon Source at Argonne National Laboratory used high energy X-rays to further probe the material composition of various objects embedded in the mummy…

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  • Witnessing the Collision of Two Neutron Star is a ‘Textbook Changer’. Here’s Why.

    For more, visit PBS NewsHour.

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  • Technology, Science, Space & The Environment | MilesObrien.com

    2017 Nobel Prize in Physics: Gravitational Waves

    This year’s Nobel Prize in Physics goes to leaders of team that discovered gravitational waves.

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  • Aerobatic pilot flies upside-down. Notice the symmetrical airfoil as well! Credit: USAF.

    How Planes Really Fly

    What you were taught in high school was likely wrong.

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  • Why planes can’t fly when it’s too hot, and other ways our civilization can’t take the heat

    …and other ways our civilization can’t take the heat. PBS NewsHour segment, aired 6/21/17.

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