Sarah Kendrew selects interesting and notable ResearchBlogging.org posts in the physical sciences, chemistry, engineering, computer science, geosciences and mathematics. She blogs about astronomy at One Small Step.
The dual wave-particle nature of light underpins pretty much any area of science that relies on detecting and imaging electromagnetic radiation. No other experiment demonstrates this phenomenon more comprehensively and elegantly than the double slit experiment. I really enjoyed this in-depth and nicely illustrated post at Empirical Zeal on the Tale of Two Slits.
On Deep Sea News, blogger ParaSight tells us about interesting results from ocean current modelling by researchers in Brazil. The work demonstrates once again how intricately connected air, land and water are in the global climate, and how small changes can therefore have far-reaching consequences.
The ancient Greeks gave us theatre, and with it the earliest experiments in acoustic engineering. On B Good Science, Ben Good describes a paper looking at the evolution of the design and construction of several types of Greek and Roman theatres. The researchers found that over time these theatres would have delivered a better listening experience to their audiences.