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Sep
14
2016

How Science Crowdfunding Does More Than Raise Funds for R...

When starting a physics crowdfunding campaign, it’s easy to focus on the money you’ll get out of it. However, science crowdfunding does a lot more than raise funds for research. It’s important to recognize these secondary benefits so you can make the most out of your campaign. Keep the following three benefits of science crowdfunding in mind when raising research funds. It Raises Awareness for Your Cause Physics crowdfunding is largely a marketing activity rather than a Read more...

Sep
10
2016

This Week In Physics: Sept 10th

Carbon from a Cosmic Collision? Scientists have long wondered how carbon-based life developed on Earth since most of the carbon on our planet should have either vaporized into space during the early molten days of Earth or have become locked in the Earth’s core. Now, research by scientists at Rice University suggests a cosmic explanation: that almost all of the carbon on our planet could have come from a collision between Earth and an embryonic planet some 4.4 billion years ago. One Read more...

Sep
7
2016

5 Physics Lessons They Don’t Teach You In Grad School

If you’re an aspiring scientist finishing up grad school, you many not realize the realities of the job marketing and funding situation until you come out of school. Luckily, we’re here to save you the surprise. Instead of learning it all first-hand after graduation, begin preparing now to put yourself at an advantage when seeking jobs and research funding. Here are five things you’ll encounter once you graduate. Your Network Is Important; Start Building It Now Whether Read more...

Sep
3
2016

This Week In Physics: Sept 3rd

Solar Wind Origins For the first time, scientists have imaged the transition where the defined rays of the sun become solar wind. Scientists at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, in Greenbelt, Maryland and Southwest Research Institute in Boulder, Colorado, used NASA's Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory, or STEREO, to detail solar wind evolution. This research is an important step in understanding more about the solar material in our space environment, which we must investigate in order Read more...

Aug
31
2016

An Inside Look at the Physics Fundraising Dilemma

It’s no secret that securing funding for physics research is difficult. Part of this is due to decreasing government funding, and that leads to numerous other issues that are putting science at a standstill. Here’s what you need to know about the physics fundraising dilemma. Government Funding Is Decreasing The National Science Foundation shows that in recent years, funding for science has decreased thanks in part to the Budget Control Act of 2011. The act cut government Read more...

Aug
27
2016

This Week In Physics: Aug 27th

Planet Found in Habitable Zone Around Star Closest to Earth Using ESO telescopes and other facilities around the world, astronomers have discovered evidence of a planet that may be the closest possible place for life to exist outside the Solar System. The rocky planet, dubbed Proxima b, is orbiting Proxima Centauri, a red dwarf star which, at a distance of just over four light-years from the Solar System, is the closest star to Earth.  Proxima b orbits its star much closer than Mercury Read more...

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