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Skeptic News: Professor aims to make time travel a reality

Physicists, mathematicians, philosophers and that guy talking to himself on a street corner all have opinions about validity of time travel.
So does Dr. James Cramer, professor Emeritus of Physics at the University of Washington. He wants to make it a reality.

But Cramer’s form of time travel is not the teleportation characterized by Hollywood and science fiction. As time travel goes, Cramer thinks in baby steps. He’s working on the possibility receiving a message milliseconds before it’s sent. Continue reading

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Ben Still Interview: Faster than Light Neutrinos

A sensational announcement was made recently by neutrino researchers at the Oscillation Project with Emulsion-tRacking Apparatus experiment (i.e. the OPERA experiment) Рthey think they have detected neutrinos that have broken nature’s speed limit: the speed of light. Continue reading

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EdSciFest: Massive – the Hunt for the God Particle

Keir Liddle reviews the search for the God Particle. Continue reading

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EdSciFest: Will Science End?

The Edinburgh International Science Festival 2011 opened with a thought provoking and in places perhaps controversial talk entitled “the end of discovery” given by the author of the book of the same name Russell Stannard. Continue reading

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Bite Sized Science: Set Lasers to Reverse!

The science of lasers has recently taken a huge step backwards. Continue reading

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Enlightenment 2 – Tiny Physics

Our “Enlightenment” series of podcasts continues. We travel to the other end of the size spectrum to look at the building blocks of reality itself, from Rutherford’s experiments in atomic theory to the Large Hadron Collider.

We speak to Oxford University professor of physics Frank Close, quantum theory physicist and popular science author Marcus Chown, and the ‘rock doctor’ Mark Lewney, who communicates string theory via the medium of RAWK guitar. Continue reading

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EdSciFest: Big Bangs, Guitars and Rockets

My third dispatch from the Edinburgh International Science Festival: I encourage all our readers to please submit their own reviews, views and experiences of the events! Continue reading

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