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.
On the Retos Terricolas blog, Daniel gives a nice back story to the history of plate tectonics, magnetic field reversal and seafloor spreading.
On Astronasty, DJ Busby gives some neat examples of sonification in physics, or the representation of physical data in sounds.
Fancy transferring data through an entire planet? You can use neutrinos for that! But at a maximum of 2 bits/second, neutrino beam data transfer is not quite Netflix-ready yet. Greg Fish explains all on weird things.
That’s it for the week all. I’ll be back next week with more selections.