Archive for March 10th, 2009

ZZ Top Physics

Electrons in Rydberg states exhibiting behavior like classical orbits — Lagrange L points.

Rumour spreadin a-round in that Texas town
’bout that shack outside Lagrange

An astronomical solution to an old quantum problem

When a small satellite moves in a sun-earth system there are five stable points at which the satellite remains fixed with respect to the rotating sun-earth system. These are the famous Lagrange L points. In 1994 Bialynicki-Birula et al. showed that stable Lagrange points could be produced in the atomic electron problem by applying a circularly polarized microwave field rotating in synchrony with an electron wave packet in a highly excited state (a so-called Rydberg atom). The electron wave packet then remains localized near the Lagrange point while circling the nucleus indefinitely. Effectively the atom is made to behave quite classically.

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Doctor Bilko

The Profzi Scheme

(The only pyramid that can possibly work is the Fonzi scheme, where you convince everyone to be cool.)

When Cakes Go Bad

Nah, These Won’t Traumatize the Kids at ALL

“Yay! Dead elephants!”

There’s also When Common Sense Isn’t, where the decorator has copied, rather than followed, the written instructions.

We Love Freymoto
put Heart in Place of Word Love

All at Cake Wrecks

A Cake Wreck is any cake that is unintentionally sad, silly, creepy, inappropriate – you name it. A Wreck is not necessarily a poorly-made cake; it’s simply one I find funny, for any of a number of reasons.

Hindenberg Studies

Blowing (Up) Hydrogen Bubbles

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