I just read about the Seven Wonders of Illinois contest at Cosmic Variance and I have to add a plug for Fermilab. (Take it from an IL native, Fermilab is one of our seven wonders!) Go to the seven wonders site today – March 1 – and nominate the lab…it only takes a couple of minutes and you don’t have to be an Illinois resident. Today is your last chance!
You may also read these articles
You can’t squeeze blood from a stone, but you can get sound out of sand dunes. Singing dunes often make sound on their own, as a result of spontaneously coordinated… Read more !
Some scientists and engineers are getting political with the new organization called Scientists and Engineers for America. SEA’s mission statement says they are targeting “elections at all levels of government… Read more !
Snowboard/skating phenom Shaun White lets writer Jeanna Brynner use him to illustrate the physics of x-treme sports. As a lifelong skater and snowboarder, I was a little suprised by this… Read more !
Because PRE (one of several scholarly journals coming out of the American Physical Society) publishes papers like the one covered in this Fox News story and this CNN/Money story about… Read more !