Einstein’s Relativity
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(Art drawing about the theory of relativity) The theory of relativity includes both the theory of special relativity as that of general relativity formulated by Albert Einstein in the early twentieth century, who sought to resolve the incompatibility between Newtonian mechanics and electromagnetism. The theory of special relativity, published in 1905, deals with the physics of … Read More

Atomic physics
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Atomic physics is the field of physics that studies atoms as isolated systems that include electrons and the atomic nucleus. It focuses primarily on the arrangement of electrons around the nucleus and how it is modified. This definition encompasses both … Read More

Scientific research
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Scientific research is, first and foremost, all actions undertaken to produce and develop scientific knowledge. By metonymic extension, this term is also used in the social, economic, institutional and legal context of these actions. History of scientific research (Basrelief sculpture … Read More

Light
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(Electromagnetic spectrum with light highlighted. ) In its most common sense, light is a physical phenomenon identified as electromagnetic radiation that can produce a visual sensation. It consists of all the electromagnetic waves perceived by the human visual system, that … Read More

Branches of science
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(The scale of the Earth mapped to the branches of science, with formal sciences as the foundation. ) The branches of science – divisions within science with respect to the entity or system in question, which normally embodies its own … Read More

Electricity and magnetism – Electromagnetism
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(Diagram of a solenoid and its magnetic field lines. The shape of all lines was computed according to the laws of electrodynamics. ) Electromagnetism is the branch of physics that studies the interactions between electrically charged particles, whether at rest … Read More

Scientism
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Scientism is a nineteenth century vision of the world in which experimental science takes precedence over older forms of reference – religious revelation, superstitions, tradition, and customs – to interpret the world. In the words of Ernest Renan (1823-1892) scientism … Read More

Google: Dataset Search, a new search engine, for journalists and researchers
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Google has recently launched a new search engine, using a large system of public government databases, public sources, digital libraries, and personal websites, primarily aimed to help journalists and researchers in their work. The new search engine, with the name … Read More

The needs and usefulness of history of science
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(Newton’s reflector, the first reflecting telescope) The history of science is the study of the evolution of scientific knowledge. Science, as a body of knowledge but also as a way of approaching and understanding the world, has developed gradually over … Read More

Heat
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A thermal transfer, more commonly called heat, is one of the modes of heat energy exchange between two systems. This is a fundamental notion of thermodynamics. Unlike work, heat is a disorderly microscopic energy transfer. There are three types of … Read More

Faculty of Medicine of Lille suspends homeopathy diploma
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As a result of the controversies over alternative medicine, the medical school through his dean suspended its university diploma of homeopathy for the beginning academic year in expectation of the position of the Haute Autorité de Santé (High Authority of … Read More

Matter
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In physics, matter is what makes up any body having a tangible reality. The four most common states are the solid state, the liquid state, the gaseous state and the plasma state. Matter occupies space and has a mass. Thus, … Read More

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