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Articles tagged with: science

  • Galactic currency proposed
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    268 words, less than 1 minute read time. Comments by me and an external link to an article by Dev Kundaliya on Computing.
    The University of Cambridge has proposed a new form of currency that could be the future of stellar financial transactions.
  • Have the fundamental physical constants changed?
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    192 words, less than 1 minute read time. Comments by me and an external link to an article by Chris Lee on ArsTechnica.
    An article on ArsTechnica looks at a new way to see whether the fundamental physical constants were different in the past.
  • What the picture of the M87 black hole represents
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    780 words, 3 minute read time. External link to an article by Chris Lee on ArsTechnica.
    Musing on the picture of the M87 black hole taken by the Event Horizon telescope array in 2019.
  • Cats know their own names, study reports
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    161 words, less than 1 minute read time. Comments by me and an external link to an article by George Dvorsky on Gizmodo.
    Gizmodo reports on a study that appears to show cats recognise their own names, although not all scientists are convinced.
  • Proof that measurements are relative
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    109 words, less than 1 minute read time. Comments by me and an external link to an article by Chris Lee on ArsTechnica.
    'Eugene's Friend', a thought experiment that suggests measurements are relative, has be proven to be true.
  • Today is Pi Day
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    181 words, less than 1 minute read time. Comments by me and an external link to an article by Mia Neagle on Google Blogs.
    To celebrate pi day one of Google's employees calculated its value to 31,415,926,535,897 digits.
  • Flying cars are as likely as flying pigs in the UK
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    227 words, less than 1 minute read time. Comments by me and an external link to an article by Dave Lee on the BBC.
    A BBC article announces that Larry Page's flying car company is now training people how to fly them.
  • The Drake equation and the search for ET
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    1245 words, 5 minute read time. External link to an article by Dave Lee on the BBC.
    A look at the Drake Equation, which is used to estimate the number of intelligent alien planets currently residing in the Milky Way galaxy. I plug my own numbers into it to see what comes out.