Category Archives: Scientific Publications, Abstracts & URL’s

In this category references to different sources of scientific information: books, articles, pictures, video lectures are placed.
Though it is accepted that in science problems are not solved by voting, this is what actually happens in real life. There are so many proofs and evidence about processes of our life that it is nearly impossible to make, to create, to accept the only one right decision or understanding.

Carl Sagans Cosmos – Episode 10 – The Edge of Forever

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IN MEMORIAM: CARL SAGAN

On a Plea for Tolerance We have held the peculiar notion that a person or society that is a little different from us, whoever we are, is somehow strange or bizarre, to be distrusted or loathed. Think of the negative … Continue reading

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Energy Multipler Fast Neutron Breeder Reactor

In this post I will be providing a basic overview of the General Atomic fast neutron breeder reactor. There has been somewhat of a renaissance in Nuclear Engineering and the Energy Multipler (EM2) is a very interesting example of some … Continue reading

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Is Gravitation Interaction or just Curved-Spacetime Geometry?

Abstract.  As there have still been attempts to regard gravity, a 100 years after Einstein’s general relativity, not as a manifestation of the non-Euclidean geometry of spacetime, but as a physical field (and therefore as a force), it is high … Continue reading

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Interesanti

Mūsdienu sabiedrībās vērojam dažas problēmas. 1. Aiz viedokļu dažādības mēs esam pazaudējuši pamatpatiesības. 2. Sabiedrība sadalījusies daudzās grupās, kuru pārstāvji bieži viens par otru nekā nezina. Katras grupas dalībnieki lieto savas jēdzienu definīcijas (vai vienkārši nelieto), raksta ‘zinātniskas’ publikācijas un … Continue reading

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Reductionism and Unity in Science

One problem encountered when physicists talk to philosophers of science is that we are, to quote George Bernard Shaw out of context, divided by a common language. A prime example concerns the word “reductionism”, which means different things to the … Continue reading

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Tim Peake boards International Space Station and reports on ‘beautiful launch’

The 26m horsepower rocket engines burned 270 tonnes of kerosene and liquid oxygen in nine minutes to rendezvous with the space station, which circles the planet at 17,500mph, 248 miles above the surface. 11.03am GMT The Soyuz rocket launches on … Continue reading

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Nuclear Fusion and Fossil Fuels

Version 10 of Wednesday, April 22, 15. In his Washington Post column published December 20. George F. Will presented an optimistic view of controlled nuclear fusion as a potential efficient and clean energy source to replace fossil fuels. Fusion is … Continue reading

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What the 1% Don’t Want You to Know

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QzQYA9Qjsi0&feature=em-subs_digest-vrecs Economist Paul Krugman explains how the United States is becoming an oligarchy – the very system our founders revolted against. On a global view it is an interesting question. Inequality is acceptable until it promotes society’s progress. Very rich … Continue reading

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Too many worlds

Nobody knows what happens inside quantum experiments. So why are some so keen to believe in parallel universes? by Philip Ball In July 2011, participants at a conference on the placid shore of Lake Traunsee in Austria were polled on what … Continue reading

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EROI — A Tool To Predict The Best Energy Mix

Modern society was born a hundred and fifty years ago when coal began providing sufficient energy to make lots and lots of steel and steam, lifting ordinary citizens out of poverty and into the newly-developing middle class. Soon after, we … Continue reading

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Edward O. Wilson about Humanity

Humanity did not descend as angelic beings into this world. Nor are we aliens who colonized Earth. We evolved here, one among many species, across millions of years, and exist as one organic miracle linked to others. The natural environment … Continue reading

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Science and religion

Many religions now come before us with ingratiating smirks and outspread hands, like an unctuous merchant in a bazaar… Science is incompatible with faith because the essence of science is scepticism. Nothing is taken on faith. Nothing is held as … Continue reading

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THE COLLECTED PAPERS OF ALBERT EINSTEIN

If any scientist in recent memory deserves to have every one of their words captured and distributed widely, it’s Albert Einstein. Surprisingly, many of his writings have been hard to get a hold of, especially in English; he wrote an … Continue reading

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The Burden of Proof

ScienceBlogs » Life Science The Burden of Proof [Starts With A Bang] Posted: 27 Dec 2013 12:57 PM PST “Never waste your time trying to explain who you are to people who are committed to misunderstanding you.” –Dream Hampton Perhaps … Continue reading

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The world is fundamentally made of waves, not particles

The basics for understanding elementary particle ‘dual nature’ :))  I.V. Thanksgiving by Sean Carroll This year we give thanks for a technique that is central to both physics and mathematics: the Fourier transform. (We’ve previously given thanks for the Standard … Continue reading

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Lockheed Martin aims to develop compact reactor prototype in five years, production unit in 10

Hidden away in the secret depths of the Skunk Works, a Lockheed Martin research team has been working quietly on a nuclear energy concept they believe has the potential to meet, if not eventually decrease, the world’s insatiable demand for … Continue reading

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The Most Embarrassing Graph in Modern Physics

Scientists don’t always agree with each other. Yes, I know; shocking but true. In cases of collegial disagreement, it’s often fun to quantify the extent of opinion by gathering a collection of experts and taking a poll. Inevitably some killjoy … Continue reading

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The Richest Man In Asia Is Selling Everything In China

Submitted by Simon Black of Sovereign Man blog, Here’s a guy you want to bet on– Li Ka-Shing. Li is reportedly the richest person in Asia with a net worth well in excess of $30 billion, much of which he made … Continue reading

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Who knows what

For decades the sciences and the humanities have fought for knowledge supremacy. Both sides are wrong-headed, by Massimo Pigliucci, Whenever we try to make an inventory of humankind’s store of knowledge, we stumble into an ongoing battle between what CP Snow called … Continue reading

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China Successfully Soft-Lands Probe on the Moon

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Meaning of the wave function

Collapse theories stand in opposition to many-world theories, in that they hold that a process of wavefunction collapse curtails the branching of the wavefunction and removes unobserved behaviour. Objective collapse theories differ from the Copenhagen interpretation in regarding both the wavefunction and the process of collapse as … Continue reading

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Safer Nuclear Power, at Half the Price

Transatomic is developing a new kind of molten-salt reactor designed to overcome the major barriers to nuclear power. Transatomic Power, an MIT spinoff, is developing a nuclear reactor that it estimates will cut the overall cost of a nuclear power … Continue reading

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Rooted in experience: The sensory world of plants

HAVE you ever wondered what the grass under your feet feels, what an apple tree smells, or a marigold sees? Plants stimulate our senses constantly, but most of us never consider them as sensory beings too. In fact senses are … Continue reading

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India’s Mars Orbiter Mission launches successfully

Today at 2:38 PM IST, India made its bid to join the elite rank of interplanetary space-faring nations with the successful launch of its unmanned Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) from the First Launch Pad at the Indian Space Research Organisation’s (IRSO) Satish … Continue reading

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