Medical Isotope production restarts at Canadian Facility
Mamography and radiation
Dispute within FDA about radiation from CT scans.
Physicists figure out the patterns in circulatory systems
NY Times story on mistakes in Radiation Therapy. This is a long article (8 web pages).
NY Time story on CT scan radiation mistakes
Brain Cancer and cell phones
New attempts to study impact of low level radiation
New study beginning on radiation and aging
New way to reveal radiation dose: Tooth Enamel
Science Magazine has a section devoted to alternative energy in its August 13 issue. It is somewhat technical. You should be able to access all articles from within Rice and some of it from anywhere
Iran is fueling its power reactor
Safety Issues Linger as Nuclear Reactors Shrink in Size
Nuclear Power is in the News
There has been a step forward on fusion
NY Times story on central heating (and living without it)
NY Times story on wind power
The Guardian's articles on nuclear power
Easy to read, yet detailed, summary of alternative energy sources
Guardian Newspaper collection of stories on Energy:
N.Y Times discussion of Green Energy:
Wind energy in the news
Alternative energy in Portugal. Includes interesting observation that grid has to be modernized to make this work.
Environmental impact of telecommuting
Possible downside to geothermal power
A very thorough and thoughtful discussion of the science behind climate change: This is required reading for the course
A collection responses to climate change skeptics
UN to have top scientists review climate change panel work
Water Vapor and Global Warming
Mistake in global warming report
American Physical Society statement on global warming.
Haiti Fault Lines
Using Cement to Capture Carbon Dioxide
Icelandic Volcanic Activity has Global Consequences *http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100322/ap_on_sc/eu_iceland_volcano;_ylt=AnG0LNpDvMOCwmPysWBX_ZYPLBIF;_ylu=X3oDMTJqZzNlMmd0BGFzc2V0A2FwLzIwMTAwMzIyL2V1X2ljZWxhbmRfdm9sY2FubwRjcG9zAzEEcG9zAzIEc2VjA3luX3RvcF9zdG9yeQRzbGsDaWNlbGFuZHNlcnVw
IBM and Stanford University Unveil Green Chemistry Breakthrough That Could Lead to New Types of Environmentally Sustainable Plastics (HW #7)
Must read article on Iran and enrichment
What is Iran up to?
NY Times article about a bogus bomb detection device
More news on this device, arrests have been made
The bulletin of atomic scientists http://www.thebulletin.org/ have moved their doomsday clock back 1 minute.
Looking for acoustic wave in the universe *http://scienceblogs.com/brookhaven/2010/09/catching_echoes_of_the_early_u.php?utm_source=nytwidget
Proton acceleration with Large Hadron Collider
Antimatter creation and a supernova
Large Hadron Collider and the Fundamental Questions of Physics
Recent experiments may have broken Law of Parity
Research on superconducting magnets for the LHC
This is not about physics but about peer review which is an essential ingredient in all science.
Rice Scientists develop technology that may shrink computer chips.
Although not directly related to physics this article discusses something profound about belief that may impact how the public interprets or misinterprets science.
The hallmarks of scientific denialism
Bullet proof, UV proof, Radiation proof T shirt
The hallmarks of scientific denialism
Creating faster chips through optics:
Rewrite of Physics by Einstein on Display
Atom bomb tests help detect wine fraud
Philosophy, Science and Climate change
Of Myths and Men
Music and the Brain: Its about halfway down the web page and titled "Music: Mirror of the Mind"
Freestyle Skiing and Physics
New Source of Light: Rogue Light Waves
Invisibility Cloaks! http://blogs.chron.com/sciguy/archives/physics/
Cello's - technology - music
Working European collider pleases Rice physicist
Cosmic Telephoto lens shows intense, early star formation:
Using carbon 14 to detect wine fraud