You may or may not have noticed the absence of the "Links for [Date]" posts the last couple of days. There's been some sort of glitch at del.icio.us, and they didn't auto-post the way they usually do. You may or may not have missed them, but I do, so below the fold you'll find the big long list of stuff that would've posted, had things worked as usual (many thanks to Kate for cleaning up the HTML from the del.icio.us source)):
and Physicists: Accelerator in a BowlA nifty tabletop demonstration of a
particle accelerator, using a ping-pong ball and a salad bowl.
- symmetry breakingBecause you can never have too many
particle physics blogs. Apparently.
- Putting a
new spin on nanotubes - physicsworld.com"The experiments show that carbon
nanotubes (CNTs) are unlikely to be any good at transporting
spin-polarized electrons over distances large enough to make them
useful in "spintronic devices", which exploit both the charge and the
spin of electrons. "
'South Park' is free online - The Boston Globe"New episodes of "South Park" will
appear on the Web soon after airing on Comedy Central and will remain
there for a week. After 30 days, the shows will return to the site
permanently, the company said."
- xkcd - A webcomic of romance,
sarcasm, math, and language - By Randall MunroeWhat's really going on in Geneva...
and Usual Punishment: One man with more courage than brains sacrifices
himself on the altar of punditry, and, in so doing, fails to redeem us
all" By Gene Weingarten"Doesn't the world need one individual
with the courage and audacity to expose himself to it all -- punditry
in newspapers, punditry on TV, punditry on the radio, punditry on the
Web -- for 24 hours straight?"
Light. -- Physics News Update 859"Each of these photons was (in units
of time) about 65 femtoseconds (65 x 10^-15 sec) long. In units of
space, they were about 20 microns long."
10 effects you should have heard ofThe essential named Effects in physics.
seen from space - The Planetary Society Blog | The Planetary
SocietyIncluding a nifty animation.
- US LHC Blog »
Talkin’ Black Hole BluesThree distinct types of "black holes"
that might turn up in accelerator experiments.
C. Clarke - Science Fiction - A Boy's Life, Guided by the Voice of
Cosmic Wonder - New York TimesAn appreciation, by Dennis Overbye.
Quantum Pontiff : Shor Calculations (Quantum Wonkish)His Holiness corrects some
misconceptions about quantum factorization