Posts Tagged ‘physics’

100 Years of Atomic Theory

Monday, December 23rd, 2013

100 Years of #Atomic Theory: explains why deriving the #Rydberg const. from more fundamental ones was so important

Gauss Gun Conservation of Momentum – YouTube

Monday, December 23rd, 2013

Gauss Gun Momentum Conservation: a model for exothermic reactions, such as #ATP hydrolysis, with strong & weak bonds

How Big Is the Proton?

Thursday, October 31st, 2013

Interesting discussion of a sort of aberrant hydrogen atom that has a proton and a muon as opposed to an electron. Since the muon is much heavier than the electron it sits much closer to the proton giving a sense of its shape. One can only imagine what muonic helium would look like with two of these things.

How Big Is the Proton? As determined from muonic hydrogen #physics

Quantum physics: A grip on misbehaviour : Nature : Nature Publishing Group

Thursday, September 12th, 2013

Interesting discussion of how to tell apart classical and quantum systems using Bells inequality. The basic idea is finding more correlated events between two separate
systems than one might expect classically were they are decoupled. This implies that there is a quantum characteristic to the system. This fact can be exploited to measure the degree to which two systems are behaving as a “quantum unit” in relation to cryptographic applications and large-scale quantum

#Quantum physics: A grip on misbehaviour – explains how Bell’s inequality quantifies #entanglement #QM

David Deutsch and Quantum Computing : The New Yorker

Friday, August 9th, 2013

Dream Machine: Explains how many-worlds interpretation gives a #quantumcomputer more “ops” than atoms in universe

Robert Schoelkopf at Yale

Saturday, July 6th, 2013

Biological Physics: Energy, Information, Life – Good intuition for free energy as max laziness & max sloppiness!

A Wet Towel In Space Is Not Like A Wet Towel On Earth : Krulwich Wonders… : NPR

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

A great demo of surface tension MT @NewsHour: A very cool experiment…from space

-29 kelvin

Friday, January 18th, 2013

Nobel for Quantum ‘Parlor Trick’ That Could Make Super Computers –

Friday, October 12th, 2012

The Science of the Glory: Scientific American

Friday, April 13th, 2012