Archive for November, 2011

Energy innovator tipped for top post

November 30, 2011 Leave a comment

Here’s my write-up about the nomination of Arun Majumdar to Undersecretary of Energy.

See also Monday’s report on the US Government’s Materials Genome Initiative.


Neutrino experiment re-affirms provocative finding

November 25, 2011 Leave a comment

The OPERA experiment says additional data support its claim to have clocked neutrinos traveling faster than light, I reported last week for Nature.

Theorem shakes quantum foundations

November 17, 2011 Leave a comment

A new theorem suggests the wavefunction must be physically real, I report today for Nature. Commentator suggests it is the most important contribution to quantum foundations since Bell’s theorem in 1964.

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Proof proposed for quantum conjecture

November 14, 2011 Leave a comment

The twenty-three year old “a-theorem,” a conjecture by theoretical physicist John Cardy that links high and low energies in quantum field theories, may finally have been proven, I report today for Nature.

New evidence in MMR-autism “fraud” case

November 9, 2011 Leave a comment

Supporters and accusers of disgraced medical researcher Andrew Wakefield come to different conclusions about the meaning of pathology records for the children he studied. Read my article today at Nature.

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Latest images of 2005 YU55

November 8, 2011 Leave a comment

Latest radar images of close-passing asteroid show a more oblong shape than thought, and bright speckles (boulders?). See today’s blog post.

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US lawmakers debate bilateral science talks with China

November 2, 2011 Leave a comment

NASA unable to collect satellite data from stations in China due to congressional ban on bilateral activities with the country; one of the nuggets in my report on today’s hearing.

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