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  • The Physics of the Hendo Hoverboard
    The Hendo hoverboard probably uses electromagnetic repulsion for lift off. America's physics teacher explains how it might work. The post The Physics of the Hendo Hoverboard appeared first on WIRED .
  • Charles Munger, Buffett's Right Hand, Donates $65 million to Theoretical Physics Institute
    Billionaire philanthropist and Berkshire Hathaway vice chairman Charles Munger gives a university record $65 million to U.C. Santa Barbara
  • Superstring theorist at University of Florida wins 2015 Heineman Prize
    ( American Institute of Physics ) The American Physical Society and the American Institute of Physics announced today that theoretical physicist Pierre Ramond, director of the Institute for Fundamental Theory at the University of Florida, has won the 2015 Dannie Heineman Prize for Mathematical Physics -- one of the highest honors for scientific investigators in that field.
  • Li-ion batteries contain toxic halogens, but environmentally friendly alternatives exist
    Physics researchers have discovered that most of the electrolytes used in lithium-ion batteries -- commonly found in consumer electronic devices -- are superhalogens, and that the vast majority of these electrolytes contain toxic halogens.
  • Spooky Quantum Physics Demonstration Tonight: How to Watch Live
    Dive headlong into the weird world of quantum mechanics tonight (Oct. 1) with Harvard physics professor Subir Sachdev who will explain the link between the strange phenomena of spooky quantum entanglement and the wonder of weightless levitation made possible by superconductors. You can watch a live webcast on Live Science of Sachdev's presentation at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical ...
  • Nobel Prize for physics: How LEDs change the world.
    The Nobel Prize for physics was awarded Tuesday to the inventors of blue light-emitting diodes (LEDs). The Nobel-winners' creation is already transforming everyday devices in the developed world, and are bringing cheaper, better light to those who don't have it.
  • Nobel Prize for physics: How LEDs change the world (+video)
    The Nobel Prize for physics was awarded Tuesday to the inventors of blue light-emitting diodes (LEDs). The Nobel-winners' creation is already transforming everyday devices in the developed world, and are bringing cheaper, better light to those who don't have it.
  • Backpack Physics: Smaller Hikers Carry Heavier Loads
    Hikers are generally advised that the weight of the packs they carry should correspond to their own size, with smaller individuals carrying lighter loads. Although petite backpackers might appreciate the excuse to hand off heavier gear to the larger members of the group, it turns out that they may not need the help.
  • Studies in laser physics helps understand freak waves
    University of Auckland physicist Dr Miro Erkintalo is part of an international team investigating how lasers and optical fibres can be used to understand freakishly large waves on the ocean.
  • Tom Tombrello dies at 78; longtime Caltech physics professor
    Tom Tombrello, a Caltech physics professor for more than 50 years and an inspiration for freshmen who had to grapple with diabolically complex riddles to enter his legendary class on scientific thinking, has died. He was 78.

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