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Light-controlled Higgs modes found in superconductors; potential sensor, computing uses
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Light-controlled Higgs modes found in superconductors; potential sensor, computing uses

Light-controlled Higgs modes found in superconductors; potential sensor, computing usesEven if you weren't a physics major, you've probably heard something about the Higgs boson. There was the title of a 1993 book by Nobel laureate Leon Lederman that dubbed the Higgs "The God Particle." There was the search for the Higgs particle that launched after 2009's first collisions inside the Large Hadron Collider in Europe. There was the 2013 announcement that Peter Higgs and Francois Englert won the Nobel Prize in Physics for independently theorizing in 1964 that a fundamental particle -- the Higgs -- is the source of mass in subatomic particles, making the universe as we know it possible. (Plus, there are the Iowa State University physicists on the author list of a 2012 research paper describing...
I Made RICH KID Say **** For The First Time… (Fortnite)
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I Made RICH KID Say **** For The First Time… (Fortnite)

I Made RICH KID Say **** For The First Time... (Fortnite) I Made RICH KID Say **** For The First Time... (Fortnite) today n3on aka rich kid in fortnite aka fortnite battle royale said something crazy inside of fortnite and it was so funny for gaming aka games. So please watch this video until the end with me aka Physics 👊 🎥 SUBSCRIBE TO HIM! 1️⃣ Rich Kid: @N3ON 🎥 SUBSCRIBE TO MY OTHER CHANNELS! 1️⃣ More Physics: https://www.youtube.com/MorePhysics 2️⃣ PhysicsPlayz: https://www.youtube.com/PhysicsPlayzYT 👀 FOLLOW ALL OF MY SOCIAL MEDIAS! 📲 Physics Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fortnitephysics/ 💻 Physics Twitter: https://twitter.com/fortnitephysics 📸 Physics T...
Stem cells on the ballot
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Stem cells on the ballot

Stem cells on the ballotCalifornia's ballot measures often reveal much about the broader U.S. policy environment. This is particularly true of the approval by the state's voters in November of Proposition 14, The California Stem Cell Research, Treatments, and Cures Initiative of 2020. Proposition 14 extends the 2004 ballot Proposition 71, which established the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) and authorized $3 billion in state-issued bonds for CIRM to fund stem cell and regenerative research and medicine (restricted to California). Proposition 14, which authorizes $5.5 billion over the next 10 years to continue CIRM's work, succeeded in part by informing voters of CIRM's successes and that its conflict-of-interest provisions are extremely strong. This state-level actio...
Public debate is good for science
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Public debate is good for science

Public debate is good for sciencePHOTO: CAMERON DAVIDSONIn the age of the internet, there's no such thing as a private debate. But is that bad for science? Some scientists have had misgivings. When debates in any sector move beyond the halls of universities and government agencies, there is potential for misuse of information and public confusion. But open debate can also foster communication among scientists and between the scientific community and the public. During the pandemic, open debate on research, health, and policy—whether on television, in newspapers, or on social media—widened public attention and encouraged more diverse voices. If this trend spurs scientists to agree more quickly about the best solutions to our problems—and at the same time helps the public “see” the process o...