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Is Space Like a Chessboard?


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ScienceDaily (Mar. 20, 2011) — Physicists at UCLA set out to design a better transistor and ended up discovering a new way to think about the structure of space.
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Matthew Mecklenburg, B. Regan. Spin and the Honeycomb Lattice: Lessons from Graphene. Physical Review Letters, 2011; 106 (11) DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.106.116803

Very interesting way of looking at space. Not outer space
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Space is amazing, so are these people.
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Space is amazing, so are these people.
As much as I hate physics... I am surprised spin only came back into question now... I suppose the Nobel Prize in Physics for 2010 (Graphene) can be to blame for this
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Definitely showing this to my physics major friend, this is fantastic. Physics and the universe around us never ceases to amaze me...I never thought about it that way before.
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Originally Posted by darthjoe229 View Post
Definitely showing this to my physics major friend, this is fantastic. Physics and the universe around us never ceases to amaze me...I never thought about it that way before.
It is indeed

This could change a lot of ways chemists look at things as well. Very thought provoking indeed!
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Reading the article I got the impression that it was actually more like Checkers then Chess.

I prefer to think of Space as BF3 though, all the atoms busy shooting each other and blowing **** up.
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Originally Posted by .:hybrid:. View Post
Reading the article I got the impression that it was actually more like Checkers then Chess.
Interesting way of looking at it nonetheless... I don't think they were really trying to say that it was like chess versus anything else though. Simply, shining a new light on what we have always considered "space" to be.
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Researchers are that branch of humanity whose produced value is never matched by what they receive for their brains and toil. The opposite of the lady gaga/katy perry's of the world who churn out robo-songs and well, do whatever it is they do.

In other words, guys like this should be receiving a bit of the gajillions of dollars their scientific insights bring in real-world applications and markets. And tail. Lots and lots of tail.
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At first I thought the title said "Cheeseburger"
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