I'm the author of "Black Bodies and Quantum Cats," "The Physics of the Buffyverse," and "The Calculus Diaries." I hold a black belt in jujitsu, and live in Los Angeles with a tall cosmologist named Sean.
Just when the media hysteria over doomsday scenarios relating to the Large Hadron Collider has died down, along comes a visually stunning short film from L Studio called Rift that explores just what such a scenario might look like. It's described as "a surreal interpretation of Pandora's Box about a scientist whose failed experiment results [...]
Just to ease the mental anguish inflicted by the "science of homeopathy" video, here's a fantastic musical mashup called "We Are All Connected" -- not in any vague, New Age-y way, just by the fact that we're all made of "star stuff" forged in the explosions of supernovae, as Carl Sagan so eloquently put it [...]
Bosons and fermions are fundamental particles -- but the "anyon" could be the wild-child of the quantum world.
Could the quantum vacuum of space act a bit like a metamaterial, creating a cosmic "superlens"? One physicist thinks so.
Fortunately, the LHC doomsday hysteria has been soundly debunked... BUT WHAT ABOUT THE ZOMBIES?
OPERA spokesperson Antonio Ereditato and experimental coordinator Dario Autiero, who were in the middle of the media circus surrounding the "faster-than-light" neutrino results, have stepped down.
On April 12, 1961, Yuri Gagarin became the first human to orbit the Earth. In a spectacular video recreating this historic event, we can now see, for the first time, what Gagarin saw.
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