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How quantum particles may ride-out space-time distortions

October 31, 2012 Leave a comment

Report on a new analysis that shows quantum mechanics allows radical changes in the geometry of space by Nobelist Frank Wilczek and his collaborators — this could have applications in approaches to quantum gravity and condensed matter physics.

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Forensic fraud scandal leads to review of thousands of criminal cases

October 31, 2012 Leave a comment

I was on Boston Public Radio today talking about state forensic chemist Annie Dookhan and the 1000s of convictions that are in question as a result of her alleged fraud. My investigation of the case for Nature had found that backlogs at forensic labs nationwide in the US are creating organizational pressures that may enable fraud to grow.

Supersolid proponent joins skeptic camp

October 18, 2012 Leave a comment

Q&A Interview with Moses Chan, who in 2004 claimed to discover supersolidity in helium-4, about why he no longer believes in his discovery.