(Phys.org)—A team of undergraduates from the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) at the College of Engineering in Trivandrum, India, has designed and constructed a portable college-level radio telescope for amateur radio astronomers. The students have developed a radio telescope and also data analysis tools that are affordable for schools and colleges, combining low cost and ubiquitous accessibility of resources needed to build these instruments. The team described…
roufus-woodpecker-black-tree-ant-symbiosis, no one knows how it works but the rufous woodpecker and the black tree ants who are mortal enemies most of the time have an agreement when the bird lays it's eggs in the nest, it protects the ant nest from other birds and the ants protect the eggs
"Solid" light reveals new insights about quantum mechanics By Richard Moss 9/18/14 Researchers at Princeton University have devised a method for giving light the properties of liquids and solids, with huge potential ramifications in the study of quantum mechanics and other areas of physics
(Phys.org)—In a new study, physicists at Penn State University have for the first time proposed a way to test a little-understood form of quantum mechanics called nonassociative quantum mechanics. So far, all other tests of quantum mechanics have dealt with the associative form, so the new test provides a way to explore this relatively obscure part of the theory.