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Always Be Curious🔎 #17

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Some experimental set-ups are the scientific equivalent of the Pyramids: monumental, iconic, signific
 

Always Be Curious🔎

April 19 · Issue #17 · View online
Always Be Curious is your weekly shot of sci-tech coverage. Bringing you the now, the how and the wow of science and technology with a special focus on the chip industry.

Some experimental set-ups are the scientific equivalent of the Pyramids: monumental, iconic, significant, an inspiration to generations. Think about the Large Hadron Collider, the Very Large Array, quantum computers… But there’s one that scores bonus points for its looks, and that’s Tokai To Kamioka, or as the Japanese say: SUPER KAMIOKANDE. 🎌 One of the stories in this week’s edition of ABC is all about the Japanese team’s recent analysis of 9 years worth of data, finding a statistically significant difference in the physical properties of neutrinos and antineutrinos. ⚖️ These kinds of findings contribute to our understanding of why there’s something in the Universe, instead of nothing.
And the next coolest set-up in science? I’m putting my bets on HYPER KAMIOKANDE (not kidding) or the aptly named DUNE: Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment. 🔥
Have a good week, stay safe and sound,
-S

The amazing set-up of the Super Kamiokande neutrino detector (University of Tokyo)
The amazing set-up of the Super Kamiokande neutrino detector (University of Tokyo)
👨‍💻The round-up in sci-tech💡
Skewed neutrino behavior could help explain matter’s dominion over antimatter (Science)
Fast nanoscale ‘movies’ shed light on a solar cell mystery (WIRED)
How your computer could help find a vaccine (Financial Times)
Relying on science and politics, Merkel offers a cautious virus re-entry plan (The New York Times)
Calm, cool, collected: Merkel explains the importance of controlling reproduction factor R
This study on flower resilience is the most beautiful thing I’ve read during the pandemic (Vox)
The devastating decline of a brilliant young coder (WIRED)
🤓This week in chips⚠️
ASML first-quarter net profit misses estimates, 2020 targets still achievable (Reuters)
Demand for ASML’s products still very healthy, says CEO Peter Wennink (Bloomberg)
TSMC sticks to $16 billion spending in signal of tech resilience (Bloomberg)
📈By the numbers📉
Pandemic behavior and impact charts (Luke Wroblewski)
Global surveys of consumer sentiment during the coronavirus crisis (McKinsey)
❤️For the love of tech❤️
Sounds of the office (Smithsonian Recordings)
Always Be Curious is curated by Sander Hofman, Corporate Communications Manager at ASML. My company provides chipmakers with everything they need (machines, software and services) to mass produce integrated circuits on silicon. Opinions expressed in this newsletter are my own and do not necessarily reflect those of my employer.
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