Editor’s Selections: Dark Galaxies Illuminated, Exploring the Uncanny Valley, and the Hippies of PhysicsJuly 16th, 2012 Editor's Selections 270 Comments
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.
Here are some picks from the last week in the physical sciences categories on ResearchBlogging….
On Wired Cosmos, Jason Carr describes great new results in the study of galaxy evolution, where scientists have observed so-called enigmatic “dark galaxies”.
I’d certainly never heard of the expression “uncanny valley”, but then I don’t spend much time around robots. Why do they make us uncomfortable? Eric Horow discusses on his blog.
I’d also never heard of the hippie Physics movement in 1970s Berkeley. But this interview on United Academics with David Kaiser, a physicist who recently wrote a book on the subject, makes it sound like a fascinating movement.
That’s it for the week! I’ll be back next Monday with more selections.