Posts in: Physical Science

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Catastrophic cascades

Catastrophic cascades

What can we do to prevent the electrical grid from toppling like dominoes?

By | Posted January 27, 2011

Microchip melodies

Microchip melodies

Simplicity and complexity collide in Tristan Perich’s music

By | Posted January 26, 2011

The Fates of Universes

The Fates of Universes

Astrophysicist Michael Shara studies star explosions and the evolution of the universe

By | Posted January 21, 2011

Within reaching distance of mind-controlled movement

Within reaching distance of mind-controlled movement

Neural control of robot limbs is tantalizingly close for paralyzed patients. So what’s holding the technology back?

By | Posted January 20, 2011

Bridging science and culture with the Thirty Meter Telescope

Bridging science and culture with the Thirty Meter Telescope

How taking the right steps helped mitigate a 40-year dispute in Hawai‘i

By | Posted January 18, 2011

Looking up to look within

Looking up to look within

Outreach extraordinaire Jason Kendall brings astronomy to New York City public

By | Posted January 13, 2011

Google’s hands-free car: Revving up for trouble

Google’s hands-free car: Revving up for trouble

The company is fueling controversy with its latest technology

By | Posted January 11, 2011

Forecast for New York City computing: cloudy

Forecast for New York City computing: cloudy

Adoption of cloud computing could have unforeseen consequences

By | Posted January 3, 2011

In Search of Life

In Search of Life

SETI has come a long way over the years, but is the search really important?

By | Posted December 14, 2010

Gliese 581g: now you see it, now you don't

Gliese 581g: now you see it, now you don’t

How the “Goldilocks” planet disappeared—or did it?

By | Posted December 13, 2010

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