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What happened in physics this year?

December 21, 2008

Yup, it’s time for those “top 10” lists for 2008.  I don’t generally post other peoples’ lists here, but heck, this is one area where I know that I haven’t been paying close enough attention to know what’s important.  So here is an edited version of the Physics Findings for 2008 from Physics News.  Phil […]

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Neat news! Saturn’s moon has a liquid lake!

August 2, 2008

I almost never post any science news, but this one was big enough to make it over my radar, in part because of the webcasts that I did at the Exploratorium on Titan. NASA CONFIRMS LIQUID LAKE ON SATURN MOON PASADENA, Calif. — NASA scientists have concluded that at least one of the large lakes […]

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Photos of ovulation!

June 15, 2008

Here are some fantastic photos from the New Scientist website — accidentally captured the clearest picture of a woman’s ovary in the process of ovulation. Pictures and articles here I guess it’s pretty hard to get pictures of an event that happens for just a few minutes at one poorly determined time each month. They […]

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Regulating nanotechnology

June 4, 2008

Matthew Nisbett’s blog, Framing Science, just posted a note about a potential ban on nanotechnology in consumer products due to health concerns. He quotes a NY Times article in which nanotech is called the asbestos of tomorrow. He writes: The asbestos comparison immediately places nanotechnology in the mental box of uncertainty and risky health impacts. […]

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