The Big Think

May 15, 2005

Weird Science

Filed under: Science — jasony @ 11:23 am

Okay, I copied the whole thing. Lame, I know. But it was just too cool (literally).

“Physicists at Utrecht University in the Netherlands have come up with a way of observing a superstring by utilizing Bose-Einstein condensation (BEC). A one-dimensional BEC in an optical lattice is rapidly rotated, causing a quantized vortex to form. The bosonic part of the superstring consists of this vortex line. Inside the vortex, they would trap an ultracold cloud of fermionic atoms. Hopefully this will allow observation of the supersymmetry between bosons and fermions, thus providing the first experimental evidence to support superstring theory.”

The Other Side of the Argument

Filed under: Movies — jasony @ 11:13 am

“I am against war of any kind,” Saleem said. “But we didn’t have the luxury to say, ‘For the time being, we will be exterminated’.

read more about a new film called Kilomètre Zéro by Hiner Saleem. It’s a pro-war film you probably won’t be hearing too much about in the national press.

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