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Environmentally friendly cement is stronger than ordinary cement - Sep 17, 2013

New research from the Niels Bohr Institute shows that cement made with waste ash from sugar production is stronger than ordinary cement.

published by Niels Bohr Institute

Viewpoint: New Particle Hints at Four-Quark Matter - Jun 17, 2013

Two experiments have detected the signature of a new particle, which may combine quarks in a way not seen before.

published by American Physical Society

Viewpoint: New Particle Hints at Four-Quark Matter - Jun 01, 2013

Two experiments have detected the signature of a new particle, which may combine quarks in a way not seen before.

published by American Physical Society

Free ONLINE course for teachers in Newtonian Mechanics from MIT - May 16, 2013

This Summer Mechanics Course is offered on the MIT-Harvard edX.org platform for teachers who want to increase their appreciation of Mechanics, their problem-solving ability, or who might consider using our pedagogy, automatically graded homework, and hundreds of other free online resources in their class. Those who only want to browse are also welcome.

This course targets physics teachers.  There is a special discussion forum on how to teach this material, Massachusetts teachers can receive Professional Development Points, and all teachers can receive Continuing Education Units from the American Association of Physics Teachers at ½ of their usual rate.  Instructors are encouraged to share this announcement with their colleagues and to suggest this course to accomplished students whom they think would enjoy or benefit from a more mature overview of mechanics and problem solving. Register: http://edX.org/courses (the course is 8.MRev)More Information: http://RELATE.MIT.edu or Rel

published by David Pritchard

The Physics of Water in Trees - May 13, 2013

The physics of water in trees is so much more complicated than one would expect. Derek Muller's videos and this article use simple puzzles to help you to better understand some of mechanisms for water flow in trees.

published by Science for All

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