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Coast to Coast AM interview

Duncan will be interviewed tonight ( Saturday, July 17, 2010 10PM-2AM PT ) on Coast to Coast AM. The show topic is "Radionics & Healing" and will touch on The Secret Art.

The Borderlands of Science on Vimeo

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The good folks at Borderlands Science Research Foundation have relaunched their web presence with a nice collection of modernized websites. They have also gotten into the social networking sphere with Facebook, Twitter and a channel on Vimeo which features a number of videos about Duncan and the studio.

God particle signal simulated as sound

The Higgs boson particleScientists have simulated the sounds set to be made by sub-atomic particles such as the Higgs boson when they are produced at the Large Hadron Collider.

Their aim is to develop a means for physicists at Cern to "listen to the data" and pick out the Higgs particle if and when they finally detect it.

Dr Lily Asquith modelled data from the giant Atlas experiment at the LHC.

She worked with sound engineers to convert data expected from collisions at the LHC into sounds.

If the energy is close to you, you will hear a low pitch and if it's further away you hear a higher pitch, the particle physicist told BBC News. If it's lots of energy it will be louder and if it's just a bit of energy it will be quieter.

( Via BBC News - God particle signal is simulated as sound )

Do Plants Feel Pain?

Palm Jungle - Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden
Photo by: brewbooks

What is ‘sentience’? When a person or animal is injured they react by experiencing pain, marshalling the body’s defense systems to repair the damage and begin the process of recovery. The question, surely, is whether we know enough about sentience to be quite certain that plant life does not have it.
 
Every ecologist out there, and even amateur gardeners, have been known to swear that plants, too, ‘feel’ things, but it is only recent research that has demonstrated just how ‘intelligent’ they really are. Plant life has a heritage far older than mankind, and in some respects, it makes we humans seem inadequate! Is it not about time to take more notice?

Read more of Tony Leather's 'Do Plants Feel Pain?'

the Cloud Project

the Cloud Project by Zoe Papadopoulou and Cathrine Kramer

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Developments in nanotechnology and planetary-scale engineering point to new possibilities for us to conform the global environment to our needs. These advances combined with a dream to make clouds snow ice cream have inspired a series of experiments that look at ways to alter the composition of clouds to make new and delicious sensory experiences. Using ice-cream as a catalyst for interesting dialogue, the project’s focus is to welcome people into a mobile space that sits outside institutions, letting new audiences experience and imagine emerging scientific developments and their consequences.

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(Via BLDGBLOG)