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Technology Review: Blogs: arXiv blog: Neutrino Telescope Measures Temperature of the Ozone Layer "The IceCube neutrino observatory is a kilometre-scale array of photon detectors buried under the ice at the South Pole. When neutrinos pass through the ice, they occasionally bump into atoms creating…
The Bush administration's dumbest legal arguments of the year. - By Dahlia Lithwick - Slate Magazine "3) Alberto Gonzales: I am forced to put the former attorney general into his own category only because were I to attempt to round up his best legal whoppers of the calendar year, it would…
Travis Hime of Arcane Gazebo has just finished his Ph.D. on Solid-State Qubits with Current-Controlled Coupling. Go congratulate him on bringing quantum spam that much closer to reality. ("Dear sir or madam, I may or may not be the widow of the former president of Nigeria, and I may or may not have…
One good reason to subscribe to the New York Times is that they have what I consider far above average science reporting for a newspaper. Their Tuesday Science Times section is a must read for me pretty much every week. Over the last three weeks I've been keeping track of the stories that were…