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Important to recognize women in science

July 2, 2015 It is quite often that we hear a scientist’s name mentioned. more »»

When three is better than two

June 11, 2015 “Two is company, three is a crowd” is an oft used idiom in television shows and movies. However, it appears when it comes to quantum particles this may not be the case. more »»

The strange properties of helium

May 14, 2015 Helium is an interesting element. We use it to blow up balloons of all types and sizes, or to make our voices sound strange (which, incidentally is due to the fact that helium is less dense than air). more »»

Do you believe in ghosts?

April 30, 2015 Ghosts have been with us in religion, folklore, “firsthand” accounts and so on for centuries. more »»

A new way to determine protein structure

April 16, 2015 Protein structure determination has become so important that there is an entire field of chemistry devoted to it. more »»

Creative devices for advancing science

April 2, 2015 Neutrinos are quite possibly the most elusive particles known to man. The reason is that they almost never react with anything. more »»

The new picky mirror

March 19, 2015 Metamaterials research is certainly fascinating. To clarify, a metamaterial is a man-made material that is designed to have properties that materials normally found do not exhibit. more »»

Watch that salt! Or maybe not

March 5, 2015 The body continues to amaze me and defy reason. What is going on inside our bodies seems to be so organized, and yet trying to understand its response to the world is so difficul. more »»

Mathematical chaos is orderly

February 19, 2015 Often times the words used to describe science give an incorrect impression of the science. more »»

The measurement of entropy

February 5, 2015 Perhaps one of the most important concepts in physics is entropy. Entropy of course spans beyond just physics to other sciences including biology and chemistry. more »»

Improving memory after onset of Alzheimer’s

January 21, 2015 Perhaps one of the most frightening diseases related to aging is Alzheimer’s. The discovery of Alzheimer’s disease is credited to Dr. Alois Alzheimer in 1906. Dr. more »»

Complex networks and their importance

January 8, 2015 The idea of a network is something that is quite familiar to us. In fact many things can be broken down into a network picture. Take Facebook as an example; this is what we call a social network. more »»

How good is Earth?

December 24, 2014 Earth of course has been our home for as long as there has been life. more »»

The race for plantibodies

December 11, 2014 Plants have been utilized for therapeutic purposes for a very long time. In fact, some people have stated that humans have been using plants for 60,000 years as medication. more »»

Statistics, statistics everywhere

November 26, 2014 I don’t have to tell you that we are constantly surrounded by statistics, you see and hear it every day. For instance the infant mortality rate in the United States is roughly 0. more »»

Are smartphones changing science?

November 13, 2014 There is no doubt that the world around us is changing at a rapid pace, thanks to the fast moving world of technology. more »»

New insights into photosynthesis

October 30, 2014 Photosynthesis is truly an amazing process that occurs in nature. The general process is simple and yet how plants and cyanobacteria achieve photosynthesis is quite complex. more »»

Hidden particles may help to explain a big mystery

October 16, 2014 The universe has always been a wonder-filled place. more »»

How close are we to artificial intelligence?

October 2, 2014 Until recently, the realm of artificial intelligence (AI) has been a specialized on. more »»

Solidifying light

September 18, 2014 The quantum world is a strange (and wonderful) place. People often just associate the word quantum with things that seem impossible to understand. more »»

 
 

 

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