Tevatron

This is big, really big! This may be the biggest news to hit the particle physics world in the the last 50 years. Scientists, analyzing the data collected at the Tevatron, Fermilab, have detected an anomaly that could well spell a new dawn in theoretical physics and change the Standard Model as we know it now. The observation was a bump in the data, but in the ‘wrong’ place.

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The troubled Japanese nuclear power plant Fukushima Dai’chi is dumping radioactive materials in the neighboring sea so as to dispose of it. This has raised a few alarms, but there is not much to worry about right at this moment.

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The Scientific Method: What It Actually Is

Science is a model of reality, not reality itself. It tries to approximate reality as closely as possible. However, ‘If it disagrees with experiment, it is wrong’.

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types of telescopes

The problem is that the eye is just too small. The opening of the eye – the pupil – is just too small, about one-eighths of an inch across. Very little light gets through and, thus, dim cosmic objects are invisible to the naked eye. For progress, we needed bigger apertures and that is how the telescope was born.

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Doppler Effect

One of the coolest things in physics is used as a common tool to make things really cold. Lasers are used to cool a bunch of atoms to extremely low temperatures, temperatures in the micro-Kelvin range. Extremely successful, laser cooling is surely one of the hottest topics in Physics.

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Sources of background radiation

Many people have been scared stiff by the possibility of an explosion at the Japanese nuclear reactor. They believe that serious fallout will affect life as we know it. No, the situation is not that grim.

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tectonic plates

There is simple science behind the quake that shook Japan recently and those that have occurred throughout Earth’s history.

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Watch Supermoon Pictures and Videos

Here are a few Supermoon videos and images I found till now. Apart from that, I took a shot at capturing the Supermoon myself too and the results are what you see below.

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Watch Total Lunar Eclipse December 2010 Online Tonight

A natural phenomenon, Total Lunar Eclipse will be occurring today and will be visible in North America. This is the last Lunar Eclipse of 2010 and you can watch the Lunar Eclipse happening online. Lunar Eclipse Videos Added.

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NASA is leaving its Eucalyptus based cloud in favor of “real” open-source alternative. According to NASA, not only are Eucalyptus clouds unable to achieve the scale they require, they are also not entirely open-source.

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Partial Solar Eclipse

The first Lunar Eclipse of the year will occur on June 26 at 5:55 PM Korean time. Earlier this year the century’s longest Solar Eclipse also occurred and passed through India.

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Maldives Island from Space

A few weeks ago we had told you about how a NASA Astronaut created history by tweeting from Space. However, it looks like we need to write another chapter in the history books. Why? Well because an Astronaut has tweeted some images of planet Earth from Space and shared it with us mere mortals who can only keep gazing into the sky.

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Don’t get surprised the next time you open your Science textbooks to read that Timothy Creamer was the first person to tweet from Space. In a first for Twitter and social networking in general, a NASA astronomer updated someone other than his NASA boss by sending out a tweet from space to everyone. Here is [...]

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NASA made an order for eleven Nikon D3s cameras and seven AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED lenses to be used for photographic documentation

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A portion of an unmanned space craft called LCROSS will slam into Cabeus, an eternally dark crater on Luna. It’s been reported that many of the war mongering Earthlings are hoping for a spectacular plume of dust to be ejected from Luna (the Moon).

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