These are the articles and videos from the previous week I found most interesting.
- NERSC Nobel Lecture Series: Mapping the Universe
- Incredible footage of hermit crab changing shells with anemones!
- Walter Lewin – a truly inspirational teacher
- The scale of the universe
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab
2006 Nobel Prize in Physics
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In this exciting excerpt from the third season of Jonathan Bird’s Blue World, Jonathan films a hermit crab changing shells and then also transferring its anemones from one shell to the other. This is extremely rare footage of a seldom-seen behavior!
A profile of Walter Lewin, a physicist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), who is considered to be an exception even among exceptional teachers. Visit physicsworld.com for more videos, webinars and podcasts.
Just how small is “nano?” In the International System of Units, the prefix “nano” means one-billionth, or 10-9; therefore one nanometer is one-billionth of a meter.