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The San Angelo Standard-Times
ASU names 2016 Presidential Award winner, Distinguished Student Award winnersYear for Volleyball and recognition as a 2015 Council of Sports Information Dir
ASU names 2016 Presidential Award winner, Distinguished Student Award winners
The San Angelo Standard-Times / Posted 19 hours ago
Year for Volleyball and recognition as a 2015 Council of Sports Information Directors Association First-Team Academic All-American. Her undergraduate research project was accepted for presentation at the Great Plains Honors Council Conference, and... Read more
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PhysOrg
Autonomous quantum error correction method greatly increases qubit coherence timesof the logical qubit. The qubits are in the blue boxes and the resonators are i
Autonomous quantum error correction method greatly increases qubit coherence times
PhysOrg / Posted 2 days ago
of the logical qubit. The qubits are in the blue boxes and the resonators are in the red boxes. Credit: Kapit. ©2016 American Physical Society (Phys.org)—It might be said that the most difficult part of building a quantum computer is not... Read more
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Naked Capitalism
Star Trek or The Matrix? Varoufakis’s Challenge to Neoliberalism— after all, aren’t past scientific models full of errors? But economics is not
Star Trek or The Matrix? Varoufakis’s Challenge to Neoliberalism
Naked Capitalism / Posted 3 days ago
— after all, aren’t past scientific models full of errors? But economics is not a science, Varoufakis explained. Unlike in physics, where the latest textbook offers knowledge more advanced than its predecessors did, economists seem to have a knack... Read more
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The Atlantic
How Writers Have Tried to Make Sense of ChernobylThe cast of characters includes everyone from plant managers to diplomats, engi
How Writers Have Tried to Make Sense of Chernobyl
The Atlantic / Posted 5 days ago
The cast of characters includes everyone from plant managers to diplomats, engineers to novelists, Soviet soldiers to American TV producers.The airborne toxic event is figured as a specter of postmodernism, a challenge to literary endeavor... Read more
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5KSDK St. Louis
Why the Internet isn't making us smarter – and how to fight backthird cousin. It’s just one among an onslaught of half-truths and even pants-on
Why the Internet isn't making us smarter – and how to fight back
5KSDK St. Louis / Posted 5 days ago
third cousin. It’s just one among an onslaught of half-truths and even pants-on-fire lies coming as we rev up for the 2016 American election season. The longer I study human psychology, the more impressed I am with the rich tapestry of knowledge... Read more
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The Scientist
Nobel Laureate Diesmaster’s degree in applied mathematics at the University of Toronto in 1945 and
Nobel Laureate Dies
The Scientist / Posted 6 days ago
master’s degree in applied mathematics at the University of Toronto in 1945 and 1946, respectively. After earning a PhD in physics at Harvard in 1948, Kohn turned his attention to solid state physics with a focus on semiconductors. From 1950 to... Read more
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Aircraft Maintenance Technology
Bomb-sniffing drone technology developed at UW could become nightmare for terroristsover it, irradiate it and find out it's full of flour," said Weidner, who has d
Bomb-sniffing drone technology developed at UW could become nightmare for terrorists
Aircraft Maintenance Technology / Posted 6 days ago
over it, irradiate it and find out it's full of flour," said Weidner, who has degrees in nuclear engineering and medical physics from UW-Madison. Questions on radiation, capability Because the breakthrough was so recent, there has been little... Read more
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PhysOrg
Meet the nanomachines that could drive a medical revolutiontools. While regular machines, such as the internal combustion engines in most
Meet the nanomachines that could drive a medical revolution
PhysOrg / Posted 9 days ago
tools. While regular machines, such as the internal combustion engines in most cars, operate according to the rules of physics laid out by Isaac Newton, things at the nanoscale follow the more complex laws of quantum mechanics. So we need... Read more
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The Daily Californian
9 campus faculty selected for membership in American Academy of Arts and SciencesNine UC Berkeley professors will join 234 other campus faculty in the American
9 campus faculty selected for membership in American Academy of Arts and Sciences
The Daily Californian / Posted 9 days ago
Nine UC Berkeley professors will join 234 other campus faculty in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, it was announced Wednesday. The nine new members are part of a class of 213 scholars, scientists, artists and leaders selected this year for... Read more
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Guardian Unlimited
Iran denying medical care to political prisoners, activists sayin 2011 after, activists say, he refused to collaborate with Iranian authoritie
Iran denying medical care to political prisoners, activists say
Guardian Unlimited / Posted 9 days ago
in 2011 after, activists say, he refused to collaborate with Iranian authorities on military projects. More than 30 Nobel physics laureates have called for his release; in 2014, the American Physical Society awarded him the Andrei Sakharov Prize... Read more
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Daily Chronicle
Earth Day: A little recycling goes a long waybut it closes a�loophole preventing some tablets from being accounted for and r
Earth Day: A little recycling goes a long way
Daily Chronicle / Posted 9 days ago
but it closes a�loophole preventing some tablets from being accounted for and recycled. Under the guidance of American Physical Society Senior Policy�Analyst, Mark Elsesser, we worked with Rep. Fortner on the change,�and, currently,... Read more
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PhysOrg
Chemistry consortium uses Titan supercomputer to understand actinidessimulations on Titan predict the formation of an unusually bonded uranium-nitro
Chemistry consortium uses Titan supercomputer to understand actinides
PhysOrg / Posted 12 days ago
simulations on Titan predict the formation of an unusually bonded uranium-nitrosyl molecule. Credit: Credit: J. Am. Chem. Society. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.5b02420 Radioactive materials have long been a part of American history—from the Manhattan Project... Read more
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The Advocate
Business Honors for April 10, 2016BATON ROUGE Wayne Newhauser, an LSU Department of Physics and Astronomy profes
Business Honors for April 10, 2016
The Advocate / Posted 12 days ago
BATON ROUGE Wayne Newhauser, an LSU Department of Physics and Astronomy professor and director of LSU Medical and Health Physics, has been named a fellow of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine. The designation is in recognition of... Read more
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Zawya
Family of jailed Iranian physicist ask for his release due to cancerLegalIran said on Monday. Omid Kokabee, 34, was arrested while on a visit to Iran f
Family of jailed Iranian physicist ask for his release due to cancerLegal
Zawya / Posted 12 days ago
Iran said on Monday. Omid Kokabee, 34, was arrested while on a visit to Iran from the United States, where he was studying physics at the University of Texas. He was charged with communicating with a hostile government and receiving illegitimate... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
David Dunning: Take care when filling your brainthird cousin. It's just one among an onslaught of half-truths and even pants-on
David Dunning: Take care when filling your brain
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 12 days ago
third cousin. It's just one among an onslaught of half-truths and even pants-on-fire lies coming as we rev up for the 2016 American election season. The longer I study human psychology, the more impressed I am with the rich tapestry of knowledge... Read more
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New Kerala
NASA's Fermi Telescope poised to pin down gravitational wave sources - newkerala.com #51229us exactly what causes a short GRB, said Lindy Blackburn, a postdoctoral fellow
NASA's Fermi Telescope poised to pin down gravitational wave sources - newkerala.com #51229
New Kerala / Posted 12 days ago
us exactly what causes a short GRB, said Lindy Blackburn, a postdoctoral fellow at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and a member of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration. There is an incredible synergy... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Family of jailed Iranian physicist ask for his release due to cancerIran said on Monday. Omid Kokabee, 34, was arrested while on a visit to Iran f
Family of jailed Iranian physicist ask for his release due to cancer
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 13 days ago
Iran said on Monday. Omid Kokabee, 34, was arrested while on a visit to Iran from the United States, where he was studying physics at the University of Texas. He was charged with communicating with a hostile government and receiving illegitimate... Read more
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PhysOrg
HAWC Gamma-ray Observatory reveals new look at the very-high-energy skyplace in our galaxy and beyond. "HAWC gives us a new way to see the high-energ
HAWC Gamma-ray Observatory reveals new look at the very-high-energy sky
PhysOrg / Posted 13 days ago
place in our galaxy and beyond. "HAWC gives us a new way to see the high-energy sky," said Jordan Goodman, professor of physics at the University of Maryland, and U.S. lead investigator and spokesperson for the HAWC collaboration. "This new data... Read more
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PhysOrg
Pluto just the beginning for New Horizons Kuiper Belt journeyexploration to-do list, said Alan Stern, New Horizons principal investigator.
Pluto just the beginning for New Horizons Kuiper Belt journey
PhysOrg / Posted 13 days ago
exploration to-do list, said Alan Stern, New Horizons principal investigator. Stern spoke at the Aerospace Division of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Earth & Space conference in Orlando this week discussing the spacecraft's next... Read more
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Raw Story
Why the Internet isn’t making us smarter – and how to fight backthird cousin. It’s just one among an onslaught of half-truths and even pants-on
Why the Internet isn’t making us smarter – and how to fight back
Raw Story / Posted 15 days ago
third cousin. It’s just one among an onslaught of half-truths and even pants-on-fire lies coming as we rev up for the 2016 American election season. The longer I study human psychology, the more impressed I am with the rich tapestry of knowledge... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
The Confidence of Theology: Frontiers of Christianity in Britain Today – Opinion – ABC Religion & Ethicsherself; theology in relation to other disciplines; theology in relation to the
The Confidence of Theology: Frontiers of Christianity in Britain Today – Opinion – ABC Religion & Ethics
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 15 days ago
herself; theology in relation to other disciplines; theology in relation to the university at large; theology and secular society; theology and the Church; and, Christian theology in relation to other faiths and faith communities. I will address... Read more
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PhysOrg
Why the internet isn't making us smarter – and how to fight backthird cousin. It's just one among an onslaught of half-truths and even pants-on
Why the internet isn't making us smarter – and how to fight back
PhysOrg / Posted 16 days ago
third cousin. It's just one among an onslaught of half-truths and even pants-on-fire lies coming as we rev up for the 2016 American election season. The longer I study human psychology, the more impressed I am with the rich tapestry of knowledge... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
Pluto just the beginning for New Horizons Kuiper Belt journeyexploration to-do list, said Alan Stern, New Horizons principal investigator.
Pluto just the beginning for New Horizons Kuiper Belt journey
Orlando Sentinel / Posted 16 days ago
exploration to-do list, said Alan Stern, New Horizons principal investigator. Stern spoke at the Aerospace Division of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Earth & Space conference in Orlando this week discussing the spacecraft’s next... Read more
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The Champaign News-Gazette
Six UI professors named Guggenheim Fellowsand Grammar: Understanding Language Law." Baron earned his Ph.D. from the Unive
Six UI professors named Guggenheim Fellows
The Champaign News-Gazette / Posted 17 days ago
and Grammar: Understanding Language Law." Baron earned his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan. Dahmen, a professor of physics, has wide-ranging interests in condensed matter physics and statistical physics, involving avalanches, earthquakes,... Read more
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Lifehacker Australia
Could Game Theory Be Used To Prevent Human Extinction?possible that Mr Putin will perceive the payoff to invading Estonia as positive
Could Game Theory Be Used To Prevent Human Extinction?
Lifehacker Australia / Posted 18 days ago
possible that Mr Putin will perceive the payoff to invading Estonia as positive. In that case, it is hard to imagine that American military threats will discourage him. Odds are decent that Mr Putin will start nibbling away at the Baltics after... Read more
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FOX 6 Milwaukee
Lakeland College to change name, academic structure beginning July 1stprofessor of literature and writing. Each school will be led by a dean. Brian
Lakeland College to change name, academic structure beginning July 1st
FOX 6 Milwaukee / Posted 19 days ago
professor of literature and writing. Each school will be led by a dean. Brian Frink, Lakeland professor of chemistry and physics, has been named dean of the School of Science, Technology & Education. Scott Niederjohn, Lakeland’s Charlotte and... Read more
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The Chicago Maroon
UChicago Faculty Members Awarded Sloan Research FellowshipsUChicago faculty members were recently awarded 2016 Sloan Research Fellowships
UChicago Faculty Members Awarded Sloan Research Fellowships
The Chicago Maroon / Posted 19 days ago
UChicago faculty members were recently awarded 2016 Sloan Research Fellowships by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, an American philanthropic nonprofit organization. The five recipients are Rina Foygel Barber, assistant professor of statistics,... Read more
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The Atlantic
The Science of Near-Death ExperiencesOne said her name and trailed a multicolored strip of ribbons like an unrolled
The Science of Near-Death Experiences
The Atlantic / Posted 19 days ago
One said her name and trailed a multicolored strip of ribbons like an unrolled window blind reading 35 YEARS, LEGACY SOCIETY, ASK ME, and HERE TO SERVE. (“It started as a joke,” she told me of adding ribbons at each conference, “and it became... Read more
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Op-Ed News
Poland Investigares Electromagnetic Attacks on Brains of its CitizensIn this way the U.S. Army produced a concept of the world political system cont
Poland Investigares Electromagnetic Attacks on Brains of its Citizens
Op-Ed News / Posted 19 days ago
In this way the U.S. Army produced a concept of the world political system controlled by the american totalitarian power of the new type. In Russia, shortly after the failed putsch against Gorbatchov, the vice... Read more
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Loveland Reporter-Herald
Mark Your Calendar: Loveland-area events for Saturday through Mondayplanting. No experience needed. Light breakfast and lunch provided. Sign up at
Mark Your Calendar: Loveland-area events for Saturday through Monday
Loveland Reporter-Herald / Posted 22 days ago
planting. No experience needed. Light breakfast and lunch provided. Sign up at voc.org/volunteer. Loveland Historical Society Field Trip to Broomfield Veterans Memorial Museum, 10:30 a.m., carpool leaves the Fifth Street parking lot across... Read more
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Guardian Unlimited
The sugar conspiracy | Ian Lesliecomply with them. Their influence extends beyond the US. In 1983, the UK govern
The sugar conspiracy | Ian Leslie
Guardian Unlimited / Posted 24 days ago
comply with them. Their influence extends beyond the US. In 1983, the UK government issued advice that closely followed the American example. The most prominent recommendation of both governments was to cut back on saturated fats and cholesterol... Read more
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ScienceBlogs
Superbrains will not come out of a test tubeas a panacea, but as I say, let’s pretend for a bit that it is nothing but good
Superbrains will not come out of a test tube
ScienceBlogs / Posted 24 days ago
as a panacea, but as I say, let’s pretend for a bit that it is nothing but good. We want more intelligent people. Society as a whole and every individual would benefit from being more intelligent, just for the sake of argument. Then the... Read more
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Daily Princetonian
Emily Carter named Dean of SEASthe work going on and the kinds of ways in which students can contribute and cr
Emily Carter named Dean of SEAS
Daily Princetonian / Posted 25 days ago
the work going on and the kinds of ways in which students can contribute and create and invent — and contribute to serving society — that it’ll draw in a very broad demographic that looks like the rest of the population,” Carter explained. Carter... Read more
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The Age
Jane Austen descendant Caroline Knight comes to grips with her historyprivate links to Austen to establish the Jane Austen Literacy Foundation with M
Jane Austen descendant Caroline Knight comes to grips with her history
The Age / Posted 26 days ago
private links to Austen to establish the Jane Austen Literacy Foundation with Mercia Chapman, president of the Jane Austen Society of Melbourne and a corporate lawyer with ANZ Bank. Caroline Knight's ancestor, the literary great Jane Austen.... Read more
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ScienceBlogs
Superbrains will not come out of a test tubeas a panacea, but as I say, let’s pretend for a bit that it is nothing but good
Superbrains will not come out of a test tube
ScienceBlogs / Posted 26 days ago
as a panacea, but as I say, let’s pretend for a bit that it is nothing but good. We want more intelligent people. Society as a whole and every individual would benefit from being more intelligent, just for the sake of argument. Then the... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
Student put 50 million stolen research articles online (for free)outright piracy,” said Lui Simpson, executive director of international enforce
Student put 50 million stolen research articles online (for free)
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 29 days ago
outright piracy,” said Lui Simpson, executive director of international enforcement and trade policy for the Association of American Publishers. “Nobody is justified in doing this.” Like other content businesses, the journal industry has largely... Read more
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PhysOrg
Is scientific crowdfunding worth it? Let's find out!will continue beyond the end of my PhD. The email I received was clearly a mas
Is scientific crowdfunding worth it? Let's find out!
PhysOrg / Posted 30 days ago
will continue beyond the end of my PhD. The email I received was clearly a mass mailing, citing a talk I had given at the American Fisheries Society national meeting in Portland, OR…a meeting I blogged about last summer…that was probably skimmed... Read more

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