The Reference Frame
Our stringy Universe from a conservative viewpoint
Thursday, July 30, 2015
Windows 10: hours after upgrade from Windows 7
Just one day ago, I did want to wait for a long time before I upgrade my Windows 7 laptop to Windows...
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Does climate change break carbon dating?
No, we will just need a bit more complicated equations, and nuclear tests "broke" it 50 years ago, anyway Windows 10 : Off-topic....
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Ask a question to Stephen Hawking
Stephen Hawking believes that artificial intelligence is dangerous: those robots may revolt and beco...
Hillary's 500 million solar panels
In my opinion, Hillary Clinton is the most likely Democratic candidate to win the nomination and the most likely candidate to become the U.S...
Monday, July 27, 2015
Barack Obama and Uhuru Kenyatta on gays in Kenya
Barack Obama has visited his fatherland , Kenya, and he didn't resist the temptation to promote ...
Sunday, July 26, 2015
Can oil companies be eliminating concerned Arctic researchers by lightnings?
In April 2013 , I noticed that two of the co-authors of a paper about the Arctic accidentally died w...
Saturday, July 25, 2015
TTIP: can there be EU-U.S. free trade?
I am actually surprised that the European Union is negotiating a free trade pact with the United Sta...
How you surely can't recover information from a black hole
Lots of papers that make it to the arXiv these days (but maybe a minority) are completely wrong. Some of the most crazily wrong papers that ...
Friday, July 24, 2015
Fearmongers threaten with attacks if Lomborg's center opens in Australia
Tony Abbott became Australia's prime minister in 2013 and since the beginning, he was aware of the utter irrationality in his country...
Earth-like planet orbiting a Sun-like star
Could it harbor human-like aliens in Škoda-like cars? Yesterday, NASA announced the discovery of the most accurate impersonation of the Ea...
Thursday, July 23, 2015
ECJ: utility discriminated against gypsies by making it harder for them to steal electricity
ČEZ is the dominant Czech power utility. More than 50% of the company is state-owned but the remaining stocks are enough to make ČEZ one of ...
Žižkov rocket finally launched to space
Fun reading in the Guardian : life and personality of John Conway , the world's most charismatic...
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Identity theft: the thief of Lubos_Motl turns out to be a well-known man
John Cook found a "simply clever" albeit not quite ethical (and legal?) way to raise his IQ by 60 points Steve McIntyre has inf...
When a high-speed train collides with a truck
In the morning, at 7:43 Czech Summer Time, a very ugly accident took place in Studénka , a town 20 miles from the Polish border and 10 miles...
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
A new LHC Kaggle contest: discover "\(\tau \to 3 \mu\)" decay
A year ago, the Kaggle.com machine learning contest server along with the ATLAS Collaboration at the LHC organized a contest in which you w...
The \(2\TeV\) LHC excess could prove string theory
On Friday, I praised the beauty of the left-right-symmetric models that replace the hypercharge \(U(1)_Y\) by a new \(SU(2)_R\) group. They...
Monday, July 20, 2015
Yuri Milner pays $100 million to find ETs
This ET entrepreneur established e-stores alza.cz and alza.sk During an event that was made special by both Yuri Milner and Stephen Hawk...
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