Podcast: IceCube Neutrinos
Wednesday, December 04, 2013
This week on The Physics Central Podcast I'm talking about Bert, Ernie, Big Bird and Mr. Snuffaluffagus. No, not the muppets: the neutrinos!In the November 22 issue of the journal Science, the IceCube neutrino experiment announced its detection of 28 ver...
The World's Latest E-bike Begins with the now-available Copenhagen Wheel
Tuesday, December 03, 2013
Last month we blogged about how regenerative braking might be possible for electric bicycles. Using a crude estimation, we estimated that regenerative braking alone would have a difficult time re-charging the e-bike’s batteries enough to boost a cyclist ...
Science Cheerleaders Help Send Microbes to Space
Monday, December 02, 2013
Originally published: Nov 14 2013 - 3:45pm, Inside Science TVBy: Marsha Lewis, ISTV Contributing ProducerIn the air, on the ground, on every wall, every phone, virtually everything we touch, there lurks an invisible world of microbes. Now, a new project ...
Earthquakes Statistics Get Help from Forest-fire Models
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Natural disasters like forest fires and earthquakes have more than just havoc-reeking, destructive natures in common, according to scientist Eduardo Jagla of the National Atomic Energy Commission in Argentina. In a paper to appear in the APS journal, Phy...
Monday, November 25, 2013
The American Physical Society's annual Division of Fluid Dynamics Meeting is well underway in Pittsburgh this week, and it's showcasing a slew of gorgeous videos contending for prizes in the Gallery of Fluid Motion.We've featured a few of these videos in...
New Evidence Supports Asteroid Origin Of Martian Moon
Friday, November 22, 2013
Study uses reflected light to compare chemical makeup of moon and other asteroids.Phobos, with Mars in the background. jihemD via wikimedia commons, rightsNew research suggests that Mars' larger moon, Phobos, is likely an errant asteroid trapped by the ...
Benford's Law: Can it Negate Cheating?
Thursday, November 21, 2013
Imagine that you begin your day at an auction, purchasing a myriad of equipment for your laboratory. You then spend the afternoon recording data on the radioactive half-life of uranium, and you end the evening by looking at your tax return. The prices yo...