Health/Biology

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

Energy

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.

Environment

Environmental impact of telecommuting

Possible downside to geothermal power

Automotive X-Prize

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 *Description: external link: 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)

Security

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 Description: external link: http://www.thebulletin.org/ have moved their doomsday clock back 1 minute.

Basic Physics

Looking for acoustic wave in the universe *Description: external link: 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

Misc.

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

Exploding Whale:

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! Description: external link: 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:

Cloaking Devices

Using carbon 14 to detect wine fraud