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The Physics of Space Battles. Fist Bumps Better Than Handshakes, Says Science. Éric Lewin : un grenoblois sur Mars. Le CNRS propose des ressources spécifiqu. Point triple. Science! Millennium Simulation Project. Introduction: The Millennium Simulation The Millennium Run used more than 10 billion particles to trace the evolution of the matter distribution in a cubic region of the Universe over 2 billion light-years on a side. It kept busy the principal supercomputer at the Max Planck Society's Supercomputing Centre in Garching, Germany for more than a month. By applying sophisticated modelling techniques to the 25 Tbytes of stored output, Virgo scientists have been able to recreate evolutionary histories both for the 20 million or so galaxies which populate this enormous volume and for the supermassive black holes which occasionally power quasars at their hearts.

'Pataphysics. Jarry in Alfortville 'Pataphysics (French: 'pataphysique) is a philosophy or media theory dedicated to studying what lies beyond the realm of metaphysics.

'Pataphysics

The concept was coined by French writer Alfred Jarry (1873–1907), who defined 'pataphysics as "the science of imaginary solutions, which symbolically attributes the properties of objects, described by their virtuality, to their lineaments".[1] A practitioner of 'pataphysics is a pataphysician or a pataphysicist. Definitions[edit] There are over one hundred differing definitions of pataphysics.[2] Some examples are shown below. Des scientifiques inventent la bière anti-gueule de bois ! - Sciences. AIREAL: Interactive Tactile Experiences in Free Air. [1jour, 1 brève] recherche un Community Manager ! Can Mushrooms Be The New Plastic? Today, plastics are among the most toxic and polluting substances we use on a daily basis.

Can Mushrooms Be The New Plastic?

Simply focusing on styrofoam alone, it is a $20+ billion industry who’s products are found in anything from TV protective packaging to disposable coffee cups. The trouble with all of this styrofoam is that it cannot be recycled or disposed of. NASA-backed fusion engine could cut Mars trip down to 30 days. High performance access to file storage NASA, and plenty of private individuals, want to put mankind on Mars.

NASA-backed fusion engine could cut Mars trip down to 30 days

Now a team at the University of Washington, with funding from the space agency, is about to start building a fusion engine that could get humans there in just 30 days and make other forms of space travel obsolete. Rocket fuel is just so last century. Destinws2. High Speed video.

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Cats. Physics. How Far is it to Mars? The Scale of the Universe 2 — Other Languages. Le mystère de la matière noire sur le point d'être dévoilé. Chinese physicists measure speed of Einstein’s ‘spooky action at a distance’: At least 10,000 times faster than light. A team of Chinese physicists have clocked the speed of spooky action at a distance — the seemingly instantaneous interaction between entangled quantum particles — at more than four orders of magnitude faster than light.

Chinese physicists measure speed of Einstein’s ‘spooky action at a distance’: At least 10,000 times faster than light

Their equipment and methodology doesn’t allow for an exact speed, but four orders of magnitude puts the figure at around 3 trillion meters per second. Spooky action at a distance was a term coined by Einstein to describe how entangled quantum particles seem to interact with each other instantaneously, over any distance, breaking the speed of light and thus relativity. As of our current understanding of quantum mechanics, though, it is impossible to send data using quantum entanglement, preserving the theory of relativity. Mythical Viking 'Sunstone' could have really worked: study. Bringing the realm of ancient myth into reality, scientists say they have found evidence that the Vikings could have used a 'sunstone' crystal to navigate from northern Europe to North America.

Mythical Viking 'Sunstone' could have really worked: study

Researchers from the University of Rennes in France say a calcite crystal that was discovered in the wreckage of a 421-year-old ship could be the substance once thought to be no more than an ancient Viking myth. The crystal – called an Iceland spar-- was found 30 years ago amid the wreckage of a ship that sunk off the coast of Alderney in the Channel Islands in 1592. In a report published in The Proceedings of The Royal Society on Wednesday, the study’s authors say the crystal could be used to determine the sun's location with an accuracy of one degree, even when it was invisible to the naked eye. Supersonic Stereo. E X P E R I E N C E. La taille des organismes, une simple formule mathématique? Magnifying the Universe. Embed this infographic on your site!

Magnifying the Universe

<iframe width="500" height="323" scrolling="no" src=" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><br />Copyright 2012. <a href=" the Universe</a> by <a href=" Sleuth</a>. Alan Friedman’s Astonishing HD Photographs of the Sun Shot from his Own Backyard. Alan Friedman is a fascinating guy.

Alan Friedman’s Astonishing HD Photographs of the Sun Shot from his Own Backyard

By day he’s a maker of greeting cards and a lover of hats, but in his spare time he’s a self-proclaimed space cowboy who points a telescope skyward from his backyard in downtown Buffalo, directly into the light of the sun. Using special filters attached to his camera Friedman captures some of the most lovely details of the Sun’s roiling surface.

The raw images are colorless and often blurry requiring numerous hours of coloring, adjusting and finessing to tease out the finest details, the results of which hardly resemble what I imagine the 5,500 degree (Celsius) surface of Sun might look like. "The Face of Creation" - Higgs remix. Wind Shield: Invisible Air Umbrella Keeps You Dry in the Rain. Wind Shield: Invisible Air Umbrella Keeps You Dry in the Rain Article by Urbanist, filed under Conceptual & Futuristic in the Technology category.

Wind Shield: Invisible Air Umbrella Keeps You Dry in the Rain

Umbrellas are already halfway there: compact as possible, they deploy in a quick motion and retract almost as easily. Wrap Your Head Around These Gears. Whether I listen to my brain, or my heart, I stilldon't understand how these damn things work When I told my Graphic Design professor that I wanted to transfer to a school offering Industrial Design, she warned me "Well, if you're going to study ID you're going to have to be able to flip things around in your head, you'll need a strong grasp of 3D.

Wrap Your Head Around These Gears

" Luckily I had it, and after I made my transfer, orthographics became second nature. That was years ago, and orthographics, of course, are not true 3D. And looking at things like cube gears makes me realize how mediocre my 3D processing abilities are. John Templeton Foundation : Does the Universe Have a Purpose? Neural Correlates of Lyrical Improvisation: An fMRI Study of Freestyle Rap : Scientific Reports. In this study, we used fMRI to investigate the neural correlates of spontaneous lyrical improvisation by comparing spontaneous freestyle rap to conventional rehearsed performance.

Our results reveal characteristic patterns of activity associated with this novel form of lyrical improvisation, and may also provide more general insights into the creative process itself. It has been suggested that the creative behaviors could occur in two stages: an improvisatory phase characterized by generation of novel material and a phase in which this material is re-evaluated and revised1. Caffeine!! - Bite Sci-zed. Apple remembers Steve Jobs with video. Culture Connoisseur Badge Culture Connoisseurs consistently offer thought-provoking, timely comments on the arts, lifestyle and entertainment. More about badges | Request a badge. Warp Drive May Be More Feasible Than Thought, Scientists Say. HOUSTON — A warp drive to achieve faster-than-light travel — a concept popularized in television's Star Trek — may not be as unrealistic as once thought, scientists say. A warp drive would manipulate space-time itself to move a starship, taking advantage of a loophole in the laws of physics that prevent anything from moving faster than light.

A concept for a real-life warp drive was suggested in 1994 by Mexican physicist Miguel Alcubierre, however subsequent calculations found that such a device would require prohibitive amounts of energy. Now physicists say that adjustments can be made to the proposed warp drive that would enable it to run on significantly less energy, potentially brining the idea back from the realm of science fiction into science. "There is hope," Harold "Sonny" White of NASA's Johnson Space Center said here Friday (Sept. 14) at the 100 Year Starship Symposium, a meeting to discuss the challenges of interstellar spaceflight. Warping space-time. Préhistoire expérimentale, le feu.

Video - Un gigantesque iceberg s'est détaché d’un glacier au Groenland. Project: Match Rockets. If Jupiter Was the Same Distance as the Moon. Jul 2, 2012 What if Jupiter were the same distance from the Earth as the Moon? How would it look in our sky? It’s an interesting question that isn’t entirely straightforward as it can depend on things such as, relative size to the entire night sky vs what we typically see in our field of view when we look at the moon. For a great read on human perception vs scientific accuracy, this post on ScienceBlogs is worth a perusal. It’s based on another video that attempted a similar visualization (I’ve posted it below for reference).

'God Particle' rumours strengthened by Tevatron data<br/> Scientists discover ‘God particle,’ will announce this week. Retour en images sur le concours « Faites de la science » Mars 2540. La trace d'un mystérieux événement cosmique découverte dans des arbres au Japon. Les dinosaures auraient été bien plus légers, selon une mesure laser. Exposition : La science, une histoire d’humour. Vendredi, réglologie. Le premier vertébré terrestre n'utilisait pas ses pattes pour se déplacer.

Prehistoric bear skulls found underwater in Mexico. Suivez en direct la deuxième Table ouverte du FabLab de La Casemate. Dans la famille des tortues, demandez le crocodile et l'oiseau. Montrer de la physique. Nova Science Now : How Smart Are Dogs? My Buckyballs electric motor. Embed. Mars en 1 minute. Avoir du courant pour le reste de la vie. "Sweet Home Alabama" - Musical Tesla Coils. The Vortex Cannon - Student Science. Science off the Sphere: Knitting Needle Experiment. Did the Titanic Sink Because of an Optical Illusion? Nouveaux indices sur la piste du mystérieux boson de Higgs. 20120221002057O. The production of Lichtenberg figure sculptures (Shockfossils) Projet AuroraMAX - Diffusion en direct des aurores boréales qui se forment au dessus de la ville de Yellowknife. BBC Nature - Scientists discover soldier bees. FlashEduc - Site d'animations pédagogiques scientifiques.

Général Kulture! Journées scientifiques PUN, 18 et 19 janvier 2012.