Posts tagged science



Quantum Levitation demontrated by the School of Physics & Astronomy, Tel-Aviv University. Dang.

Next stop: hoverboard.

Science is so cool.


The University of Minnesota seems to be about three years away from developing a hoverboard.

The video gets good at about 1:15.

The best, most epic science video seen in quite a while…

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By subjecting ourselves to constant streams of information from the internet, we could eventually loose ability to be contemplative and introspective.




Space: You Are Here poster series by Mike Gottschalk

NASA Celebrates 50 Years of Space Art


The Smithsonian Air and Space Museum’s latest exhibit showcases NASA’s milestones, through the eyes of extraordinary artists. 

“The artists are given a back door into how the agency operates,” Ulrich said. “They meet with astronauts, they meet with engineers, they go behind the scenes, and they go to places that the public normally can’t go.”


New Hampshire Public Television on tumblr: NOVA scienceNOW delves into so...


NOVA scienceNOW delves into some pretty heady stuff, examining magic and the brain, artificial intelligence, and magnetic mind control. Tonight at 6p.
NOVA | How Does the Brain Work?
Investigate the psychology of magic tricks, magnetic wands that treat…

Could Science Leave the University?


Does science need the university? Not so much that it won’t go looking for a better place to stay if things get ugly. If I were starting a career in the sciences today, I would pay a lot more attention to what private industry and the entrepreneurs have to offer than to the possibility of an academic post. If I were planning a line of research that is likely to take hundreds of millions of dollars and decades to consummate, I’d also think about how to find or invent an institutional setting beyond the university. It’s been done before.

This is not an eventuality I welcome. I’d rather see university science continue in something like its current form. My fear is that our nation’s shaky commitment to fundamental science on one hand and our overgrown and withal exploitative system of higher education on the other hand have created a situation that puts that historical partnership in jeopardy. All the current emphasis on STEM education in secondary schools and NSF-funded programs to encourage more Americans to major in science fields won’t repair the basic situation.

» via The Chronicle of Higher Education (Subscription may be required for some content)