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The Higgs-Boson Explained

A great video explaining what the Higgs-Boson is and why it’s so interesting, done by the same folks that bring us the PhD comics.  Please ignore the cruddy audio in the first part, as it gets much better about a … Continue reading

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Physics, Psychology, and Escaping from Zip Ties

Found an interesting practical use of physics and psychology, via the ITS Tactical blog:  How to Escape from Zip Ties.  The videos linked there demonstrate several methods for breaking/slipping out of zip ties, should you find your hands bound by … Continue reading

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Floating Fire Ants Form Airtight Rafts

As my roommate informs me, anyone who lives in a fire ant-infested area knows:  if it floods and you see something fuzzy floating, GET AWAY FROM IT.  Fire ants, evidently, form floating rafts that allow a colony to survive and … Continue reading

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Nuclear Physics and Fukushima

This is a pretty awesome technical-but-still-readable collection of posts maintained by the MIT Nuclear Science Engineering department about the ailing Fukushima nuclear plants in Japan.  Complete with diagrams and no-nonsense info about what’s going on and why.  Kinda technogeeky, but still … Continue reading

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