Google Wave and the future of Science Communication

Cameron Neylon reports in Nature that Google is beta-testing a science communication tool using their recently announced technology, Google Wave. Google Wave is a new technology being developed by the internet giant to be “what e-mail would look like if it were invented today”. Its online collaboration technologies promise to provide a new framework that […]

The Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe and Everything?

“Yes,” he said at last in rather a strained drawl. “I did have a question. Or rather, what I actually have is an Answer. I wanted to know what the Question was.” Prak nodded sympathetically, and Arthur relaxed a little. “It’s… well, it’s a long story,” he said, “but the Question I would like to […]

New prepint on the arxiv: “Experimental criteria for steering and the EPR paradox”

I have submitted a new paper to the physics arxiv, entitled “Experimental criteria for steering and the EPR paradox”. It is joint work with my collaborators Steve Jones, Howard Wiseman and Margaret Reid. I’m particularly excited about finally getting this paper off, as it was holding back a few other works — and because I […]

Physics Nobel laureate sworn in as the U.S. Energy Secretary

1997 Physics Nobel prize laureate Steven Chu has been sworn in as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy, PhysicsWorld reports. In previous news about this nomination, I had already felt that this is a strong indication of the seriousness with which President Obama is taking the issues his administration faces. According to this earlier […]

The White House Blog and e-democracy

I was gladly surprised to see the new WhiteHouse.gov website introduced by the Barack Obama administration, and especially so with the new White House Blog. The new web front for the United States Government has been received with praise [ “Change Comes To The Internets” said the Daily News] but also with cautious skepticism. One […]