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Physics

A Gas of Light Particles

04/22/2016

Liquid water is a very good heat storage medium – anyone with a Thermos bottle knows that. However, as soon as water boils or freezes, its storage capacity drops precipitously. Physicists at the University of Bonn have now observed very similar behavior in a gas of light particles. Source: Measuring the heat capacity of condensed Read More

this week in Tremendous – #3

05/12/2014

A RECURRING SERIES OF BULLETS WHERE I GATHER BITS OF TREMENDOUS THAT HAVE CROSSED MY PATH. THE TERM ‘WEEK’ WILL BE USED LIBERALLY AND INCORRECTLY. Stress Gives You Daughters, Sons Make You Liberal [via Nautilus Magazine]: While circulating blood glucose is one likely mechanism that affects sex ratios in response to the environment, it is probably Read More

this week in Tremendous

12/17/2013

The first in a recurring series of bullets where I gather bits of Tremendous that have crossed my path. The term ‘week’ will be used liberally and incorrectly. Recent research shows that patients with left hemispatial neglect (i.e. damage to one hemisphere of the brain leading to an inability to process and perceive stimuli on one side Read More