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.
I hope everyone is settling nicely into the new year. Here are some selections from the physical science categories in the last week on ResearchBlogging.
Temporal cloaking sounds like something Romulans might do – but in fact it was scientists at Cornell who demonstrated this amazing phenomenon in the lab. Dr Skyskull gives an excellent and detailed explanation of this work for the non-initiated.
The discovery of the two most supermassive black holes ever seen in the Universe was a great recent observational result for astronomers. Charles Daney describes the background and the method of detection on Today’s Science.
On Greg Laden’s blog, Greg alks about recent work on changes in the salinity of our oceans and its relation to climate change.
Thanks for the great posts and I’ll be back next week with more selections.