Tribute to the Trekkie…

Topics: Civics, Civil Rights, Civilization, Democracy, Existentialism, History, Human Rights Note: Sourced from https://physics4thecool.blogspot.com/2011/10/honoring-trekkie.html, my previous blog posting site. “If you want to say that I was a drum major, say that I was a drum major for justice. Say that I was a drum major for peace. I was a drum major for righteousness.” Dr.Continue reading “Tribute to the Trekkie…”

Munchausen by Congress…

Research Gate dot net: Epidemiology of Munchausen syndrome by proxy in New Zealand Topics: Civics, Civil Rights, Civilization, Democracy, Existentialism, Fascism, Human Rights Tina Depuy (from her website: tee-nuh doo-pwee) wrote an analysis of the Republican Party when the House of Representatives was under John “weed head” Bohner in 2013: Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy, nowContinue reading “Munchausen by Congress…”

Spooky Action Between Friends…

Credit: Petrovich9/Getty Images Topics: Entanglement, Particle Physics, Quantum Mechanics, Research, Theoretical Physics Reference: Albert Einstein colorfully dismissed quantum entanglement—the ability of separated objects to share a condition or state—as “spooky action at a distance.” Science.org For the first time, scientists have observed quantum interference—a wavelike interaction between particles related to the weird quantum phenomenon of entanglement—occurring betweenContinue reading “Spooky Action Between Friends…”

CEM for SEI…

Panel A shows how the native SEI on Li metal is passivating to nitrogen gas, which means that no reactivity with Li metal is possible. Panel B shows that a proton donor like Ethanol will disrupt the SEI passivation and enable Li metal to react with nitrogen species. Panel C describes 3 potential mechanisms throughContinue reading “CEM for SEI…”

The Decline of Disruptive Science…

The proportion of disruptive scientific papers, such as the 1953 description of DNA’s double-helix structure, has fallen since the mid-1940s.Credit: Lawrence Lawry/SPL Topics: DNA, Education, Philosophy, Research, Science, STEM The number of science and technology research papers published has skyrocketed over the past few decades — but the ‘disruptiveness’ of those papers has dropped, accordingContinue reading “The Decline of Disruptive Science…”

QAOA and Privacy…

 A quantum computer at IBM’s Thomas J. Watson Research Center. Credit: Connie Zhou for IBM Topics: Computer Science, Cryptography, Cybersecurity, Quantum Computer A team of researchers in China has unveiled a technique that — theoretically — could crack the most commonly used types of digital privacy using a rudimentary quantum computer. The technique worked inContinue reading “QAOA and Privacy…”

Young Guns: an Epitaph…

Topics: Civics, Civil Rights, Dark Humor, Democracy, Existentialism In 1870s Lincoln County, New Mexico, English cattleman John Tunstall hires a wayward young gunman named Billy to join the “Regulators” who live and work on his ranch: Doc Scurlock, Jose Chavez y Chavez, Dick Brewer, “Dirty” Steve Stephens, and Charlie Bowdre. Tunstall tries to educate and civilize the young men in his employContinue reading “Young Guns: an Epitaph…”

At Horizon’s Edge…

An artist’s concept of New Horizons during the spacecraft’s planned encounter with Pluto and its moon Charon. The craft’s miniature cameras, radio science experiments, ultraviolet and infrared spectrometers, and space plasma experiments would characterize the global geology and geomorphology of Pluto and Charon, map their surface compositions and temperatures, and examine Pluto’s atmosphere in detail. Credit: JohnsContinue reading “At Horizon’s Edge…”

Serendipitous Quasicrystals…

Cross-section of a fulgurite sample showing fused sand and melted conductor metal from a downed powerline. Credit: Luca Bindi et al. Topics: Condensed Matter Physics, Energy, Materials Science A team of researchers from Università di Firenze, the University of South Florida, California Institute of Technology, and Princeton University has found an incidence of a quasicrystalContinue reading “Serendipitous Quasicrystals…”

Modified Gravity…

Rotation curve of the typical spiral galaxy M 33 (yellow and blue points with error bars) and the predicted one from the distribution of the visible matter (white line). The discrepancy between the two curves is accounted for by adding a dark matter halo surrounding the galaxy. Credit: Wikipedia Topics: Astronomy, Astrophysics, Cosmology, Dark MatterContinue reading “Modified Gravity…”