Vera Rubin

October 16th: Angular One of my favourite thing about science is that when scientists discover something new, often more questions arise than the ones that get answered. It might sound depressing, but it quite exciting instead. It means that there is always something new to learn and understand. We are always, and always will be,…

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Enrico Fermi

October 15th: Weak There are four forces that govern the Universe: Gravitation, that acts on mass/energy; Electromagnetic force, that bounds together atoms and molecules and dictates the law of light; Strong Interaction, that makes atomic nuclei and hadrons;¬†Weak Interaction, that describes beta decay and the life of sub-atomic particles called left-handed fermions. The last sentence…

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Richard Feynman

October 14th: Clock Want to learn some physics? Go watch/read Richard Feynman’s Lectures. Want to be inspired? Feynman’s Lectures. Want to have some fun? Feynman’s Lectures. Feynman is one of the most loved scientists of all times. And for good reasons. He was awarded the Nobel prize for Quantum Electrodynamics, he collaborated in the Manhattan…

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Tim Berners-Lee

October 13th: Guarded You are reading this blog page. This means you have opened a browser (or an app, these days) and you typed newoldscience.com or you clicked on a link someone shared; this action triggered your computer to send a request to find “newoldscience.com” on the web; domain name servers (DNS) will redirect your…

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Samantha Cristoforetti

October 3rd: Roasted Every Italian knows the importance of well-roasted beans to make the perfect coffee. Samantha Cristoforetti is no different. Except she takes her espresso in space. She has been often renamed as a woman of records: the first Italian woman in space, the longest uninterrupted flight for a European astronaut, the first to…

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