It was the year that water flowed on Mars and the first cloak of invisibility was unveiled. Physicists also made important advances in the manipulation of materials at the quantum level in 2006, furthering our knowledge of the fundamental properties of matter and bringing futuristic technologies like quantum computers closer to reality.
Read the top 12 advances in 2006 discussed at Physicsweb.org.
Friday, December 22, 2006
Thursday, December 21, 2006
Tuesday, December 19, 2006
50,000 copies of the acclaimed documentary will be donated on a first come, first serve basis to teachers across the country interested in using the film as a teaching tool in classrooms via Participate.net. This generous donation was made possible with the cooperation of Paramount Vantage, Participant Productions, The Environmental Media Association, and private funders.
The DVD's will be given away starting Monday, December 18, 2006 thru Thursday, January 18, 2007. Teachers are encouraged to log on to Participate.net to request the DVD, which will be delivered within 6-8 weeks. A free curriculum guide is also available for download.
Posted by astrocath at 12/19/2006 03:44:00 PM
Monday, December 18, 2006
Wednesday, December 13, 2006
Wednesday, December 06, 2006
In an effort to help Americans eat healthier, NYC health officials have implemented new requirements including a ban from using artificial trans fats, and requiring many restaurants to post food calorie counts right on their menus.
Read more details from these news articles:
LiveScience.com - "NYC Bans Trans Fats From Eateries"
The New York Times - "New York Bans Most Trans Fats in Restaurants" (log-in required)
Posted by astrocath at 12/06/2006 10:51:00 AM
Tuesday, December 05, 2006
Tchaikovsky on bicycle? This site plays a short clip of a challenge by bike part manufacturer Specialized to play holiday music using bicycle components. A very nice effect. The page describes how it was done, plus even more pictures. I hope they arrange more!