#physics

thefilmfatale

thefilmfatale:

THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING

Eddie Redmayne is renowned physicist Stephen Hawking in director James Marsh’s (Man on Wire) biopic The Theory of Everything. The film explores Hawking’s early years as a promising student, his relationship with his wife Jane (Felicity Jones), and eventual battle with motor neurone disease. The Theory of Everything also stars David Thewlis, Emma Watson, Harry Lloyd and Charlie Cox and is slated for release on November 7, 2014.

Looks promising.

Natalie Wolchover:

In February 2012, the Nobel Prize-winning physicist Frank Wilczek decided to go public with a strange and, he worried, somewhat embarrassing idea. Impossible as it seemed, Wilczek had developed an apparent proof of “time crystals” — physical structures that move in a repeating pattern, like minute hands rounding clocks, without expending energy or ever winding down. Unlike clocks or any other known objects, time crystals derive their movement not from stored energy but from a break in the symmetry of time, enabling a special form of perpetual motion.

If real, filed under: mind blown.

science-junkie
science-junkie:

Physics and Green Beer BottlesBy Rhett AllainI have a new beer rule. Avoid beer in green bottles. Just to be clear, this is a rule for myself. You can drink green bottled beer. In fact, you should always try to drink the beer that you like. For me, I will avoid the green bottles. Why? If you drink beer, you may know why. The the beer in these green bottles seem to have this extra taste that maybe is not so great.Someone (it was probably my biochemist beer brewing brother) told me that the green bottles don’t block ultraviolet light. It is a reaction with the ultraviolet light that causes this taste that I don’t like. Well, maybe I don’t always trust my brother (even though when it comes to beer, I should). You know what happens next, right? Experiment time.

Fascinating. Why Heineken, why?

science-junkie:

Physics and Green Beer Bottles
By Rhett Allain

I have a new beer rule. Avoid beer in green bottles. Just to be clear, this is a rule for myself. You can drink green bottled beer. In fact, you should always try to drink the beer that you like. For me, I will avoid the green bottles. Why? If you drink beer, you may know why. The the beer in these green bottles seem to have this extra taste that maybe is not so great.

Someone (it was probably my biochemist beer brewing brother) told me that the green bottles don’t block ultraviolet light. It is a reaction with the ultraviolet light that causes this taste that I don’t like. Well, maybe I don’t always trust my brother (even though when it comes to beer, I should). You know what happens next, right?

Experiment time.

Fascinating. Why Heineken, why?

3rdperiodpoints
We have reached a milestone in our understanding of nature,” said CERN Director General Rolf Heuer. “The discovery of a particle consistent with the Higgs boson opens the way to more detailed studies, requiring larger statistics, which will pin down the new particle’s properties, and is likely to shed light on other mysteries of our universe.
CERN’s Press Release

Higgs (likely) found. Boom.