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Better than Average Links – Week of Jan 29, 2012

R├ęsonaances looks at some analyses of full 2011 datasets from the CMS experiment at the LHC, with no significant excesses found. An interesting look at a philosophy of physics workshop, focusing on quantum field theory. The Planetary Society looks at … Continue reading

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Better than Average Links – Week of Jan 22, 2012

I’ve been slacking off all January, but at least I’ve been keeping up with the links. Matt Strassler reviews the state of the search for the Higgs, along with looking its exotic decay paths. Citizen science, in particular the FoldIt … Continue reading

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Better than Average Links – Week of Jan 15, 2012

Trends in Computing, a site I sometimes haunt to follow the detailed progression in computing technology. Note the recent collapse for hard drives, due to flooding in Thailand. The increasing power of computing hardware is great, but oftentimes adopting a … Continue reading

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Better than Average Links – Week of Jan 8, 2012

What exactly makes a crank a crank? Novella investigates. While we’re on the Good Doctor, he also covers the recently announced Qualcomm Tricorder X-Prize from the point of view of a working medical man. India is celebrating a year without … Continue reading

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Better than Average Links – Week of Jan 1, 2012

Of Particular Significance looks forward to the particle physics news of the year. Meanwhile, R├ęsonaances looks back at the particle physics news of 2011. Steven Novella on why “natural” is a useless and misleading term that nevertheless gets huge traction. … Continue reading

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Better than Average Links – Week of Dec 25, 2011

NextBigFuture looks at tech areas of interest in the next 5 years. What is it like to have an understanding of very advanced mathematics? Kepler is honing in on Earth’s sisters. The European Extremely Large Telescope secures some funding with … Continue reading

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Better than Average Links – Week of Dec 18, 2011

What’s science fiction without some good old fashioned nit-picking? Don’t count on orders of magnitude improvements in batteries. The LHC finds a new composite particle, and Matt Strassler dominates with the details. Entropy and temperature are related, so how about … Continue reading

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