2010年12月17日金曜日

晩秋の光景 6 (The Scenery of Late Autumn 6)


 写真は堺市・鈴の宮団地で、2010年12月1日撮影。

The photo was taken at Suzunomiya Estate, Sakai, on December 1, 2010.

From tweets of yesterday (edited by rephrasing, adding words, etc.)

Astronomers

"Allan Sandage (1926-2010)." Nature Vol. 468, p. 898 (December 16, 2010). —"His favourite time was sitting at the dark telescope, as he did for so many nights of his life, taking long exposures while the dome reverberated with the music of composer Richard Wagner."

Astrophysics

[Retweet of National Geographic's words] "Saturn Moon Has Ice Volcano—And Maybe Life?" 3-D NASA pictures "shock" scientists. National Geographic Daily News (December 15, 2010).

Chemistry

"Atomic weights of 10 elements to be altered." The adjustments planned for the Periodic Table of the Elements will more accurately reflect the nature of 10 types of atoms, including carbon, nitrogen and oxygen. Los Angeles Times (December 14, 2010). (via stevesilberman).

History of Physics

"Physics Centennial #2: 1957 OU Lecture by Niels Bohr." OU History of Science Collections (August 25, 2010) (via Center for History of Physics/Niels Bohr Library & Archives on Facebook). —The lecture is entitled "Atoms and human knowledge." Audio files and scanned pdf file of the booklet of the lecture are available. (OU means University of Oklahoma.)

Life

見ました。私もしなければと思いました。[Retweet of NHK広報局's words] . . . 総合では19:30「クローズアップ現代:断捨離 人生の大そうじをする人々」. . .
注:「断捨離」とは、ヨガの行法哲学「断行・捨行・離行」をもとに生まれた言葉で、断=入ってくる要らないモノを断つ、捨=家にはびこるガラクタを捨てる、離=モノへの執着から離れる、を意味し、これによって新しい世界がはじまるとする。
参考文献:やました ひでこ著、新・片づけ術「断捨離」

Particle Physics

"No black holes, but extra time at LHC." Upgrade likely to be delayed in bid to capture Higgs particle. Nature, News (December 14, 2010).

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