articles tagged: experiment
how gravity and lasers are helping us learn more about the universe
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how gravity and lasers are helping us learn more about the universe

The best way to understand the fabric of space and time might just involve a fifth state of matter and falling for a really long time...

how do we determine the lifespan of the internet outrage industrial complex?
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how do we determine the lifespan of the internet outrage industrial complex?

Outrage has become the web's most lucrative and eye-catching product, and quite a few news sites have now streamlined its distribution for those sweet, sweet clicks.

quantum causality remains an oxymoron
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quantum causality remains an oxymoron

The most thorough study of quantum entanglement to date shows that "spooky action" is really happening.

why opera’s lead scientist should’ve stayed
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why opera’s lead scientist should’ve stayed

OPERA experiment's lead investigator resigned after a scathing rebuke from his fellow scientists over the neutrino detection incident. He should've been allowed to stay.

the trouble with testing extraordinary claims
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the trouble with testing extraordinary claims

Despite dangling a million dollar prize, with updated bank statements that it's legit, for a demonstration of a supernatural ability, James Randi has very few takers.

please use your nuclear arsenal responsibly
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please use your nuclear arsenal responsibly

Nuclear weapons are the most terrifying devices humanity ever invented. And back in the day, the military explored using psychics to figure out where to aim them.

when anti-research groups get violent
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when anti-research groups get violent

Scientists studying potentially dangerous chemicals and candidates for life-saving treatments on animals are under attack. Literally.

shhh… the internet may be watching
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shhh… the internet may be watching

MIT's experiment in capturing how the web views you shows the limitations of parsing through massive, unstructured, loosely related data sets.

ok everybody, test tubes down
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ok everybody, test tubes down

Simulations are great starting points. But there are only so many conclusions we can draw from them.