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Physics in Action

I was in an office and noticed two perfect circles of light on the carpet. Here’s one captured on my hand: I followed the light up toward the source and figured out that it was sunlight, of course, passing through … Continue reading

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blue feathers

A little over a year ago I went to New Haven to visit a scientist at Yale who studies the color blue. He’s an ornithologist who started out studying birds in the field, but lost most of his hearing and … Continue reading

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how synchrotrons work

For a story I was just working on, I needed to remember how a synchrotron works. (It’s a component of a particle accelerator.) I kind of thought I remembered, but I was happy to come across this video. It’s a … Continue reading

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