The photo was taken at Naka-ku, Sakai, on November 30, 2010.
From tweets of yesterday (edited by rephrasing, adding words, etc.)
[Retweet of The Exchange's words] Tap your toes to sounds of science! New blog post about the wonderful mix of science and music: "Science: The Musical!" The X-change Files (December 16, 2010) (via Jennifer Ouellette).
Condensed Matter Physics
"Topologist predicts new form of matter." A link between quantum mechanics and topology implies the existence of an entirely new state of matter. And physicists have already found the first example. Technology Review Physics arXiv Blog (December 16, 2010). —From Efimov states to "Efimov physics."
What word is now rising? [Retweet of S. C. Kavassalis's words] "Books Ngram Viewer: superstrings vs geometrodynamics." I love labelling what papers inspired the peaks!
"X-ray vision tracks lighting bursts." Researchers are first to see X-rays spew out of lightning bolts. physicsworld (December 16, 2010).
Peace and Politics
"新防衛大綱 :「動的防衛力」を構築 中国、北朝鮮情勢懸念." 毎日新聞 (December 17, 2010). —軍事力を誇示して隣国を脅すのは愚かしい。軍拡競争に陥るだけである。国際問題の解決はあくまでも外交で。憲法九条こそが国を守る。
"Quantum theory survives latest challenge." Entanglement still defies classical explanation. physicsworld (December 15, 2010).
"Insights of the Decade, Breakthrough of 2010." Science. —The list of the former includes Shinya Yamanaka's finding of reprogramming cells.
遊ぶ子ら １ (Playing Children 1)