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    Quantum Computers: Are We There Yet?

    Quantum computers sound like a great idea that is too good to be true. It sounds straight out of science fiction, a nerd’s dream, something akin to flying cars and cold fusion. There seems to be no way to actually build one of these magnificent devices. Recent developments have made me rethink the situation.

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    Particle Physics: Is the Standard Model Wrong?

    During my last term in college, I took a class in nuclear and particle physics. Particle physics is one of the fields of study I hope to get in to, so I knew going in that the class would be interesting. The course was what you would expect for a course on nuclear and particle physics: how nuclear reactors work, how accelerators work, and the sea of particles that make up everything. There was one constant through it all: the Standard Model.

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    Nibiru Exists? the Search for Planet X Continues

    Just in time for the 2012 doomsday celebrations, the hunt for Planet X has blossomed in recent months. New research seems to indicate the possibility of a world four times as massive as Earth that lurks beyond the orbit of Neptune. Now many people will ask if this is Nibiru, the famed prophesized planet destined to end our world come December. The answer to that may both shock and disappoint you.

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    Nanotechnology Products Have Serious Impact on Health

    It may or not be news to you, but we live in the future. We’re at that transitional stage when science and technology is on the verge of eclipsing fiction, and we have the front seats to it all. All the new technology will make our lives easier and more fun, but, like all things, this future comes with a price. Like any tool, these new toys can break down and go awry.

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    Genetics Patents May Be Hazordous to Our Health

    You do not own your own body according to a recent study published on March 25, 2013 in the journal Genome Medicine. The results from the study indicates that every gene in your body is owned by big pharmaceutical companies through a vast series of patents some of which have nothing to do with humans. For some, you are literally just a cow they can milk for profits and legally cannot say no to them.

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    10 Science Fiction World Names that Should Be Used for Real Planets

    On February 25, 2013, the SETI Institute selected Vulcan for one of the latest discovered moons of Pluto. The name, proposed by actor William Shatner, won an international Twitter poll to name two new recently discovered moons. While Vulcan has mythological roots, Shatner was clearly referencing the fictional Star Trek world of the same name.

    This blatant reference to science fiction has me thinking about other fictional world names that would fit well in our very real universe.

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    What is a Theory?

    What is a theory? This is a good question. The word theory is used by different people for different things, leading to disasters when these groups have to interact with each other. Finding a common definition that we all can agree on would be a great idea, but before we can do that we must understand why the divisions exist in the first place. The secrets behind the word may lie in its etymology.

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    The Value of an Idea

    We all have ideas, and we all like to believe our ideas have value. However, we are also victims of our own biases, hopes, and fears, as well the biases of others. These weaknesses make our ideas suspect. Obviously, knowing the true value of an idea is worth noting. Knowing the value of an idea can help you in everything you do from work to play. It would also give you a weapon against all who may deceit you.

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    Physics Vs. Philosophy: When Nothing is Something

    I may be a physicist, but I don’t read physics blogs as much as I would like or maybe I just read the wrong ones, because, while researching for a previous article, I stumbled upon a war.

    Yes, a war. It’s a devastating war where reputations and careers are on the line. It’s a war fought in every form of media from books to blogs to interviews to videos to any and every form of media that offers time and space. It’s a war where you, my dear readers, are the pawns and the weapons are words. Strangely enough, it’s all about nothing.

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    People, Science, and the Media

    In an article with The Atlantic, Lawrence Krauss, a theoretical physicist and Director of the Origins Institute at Arizona State University, noted that “People are interested in science, but they don’t always know they’re interested in science.” The spectacle that goes on when NASA launches a spacecraft or when there is an eclipse suggests that there may be some truth to this. However, we have all experienced the general disinterest in science that most people seem to have. It is quite obvious that most people get turned off by science at some point in their lives.

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