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Golden parachutes can't seem to stay out of the news. Last year, Jeff Smisek, the former CEO of United Airlines, received a separation payment of 4.875 million in cash along with additional equity awards and other benefits for a total of close to 37 million after being ousted from his company. Can it also transform the nation? Hillary Clinton was campaigning for her husband in January 1992 when she learned of the race's newest flare-up: Gennifer Flowers had just released tapes of phone calls with Bill Clinton to back up her claim they had had an affair. We tend to associate salads most closely with spring and summer, when fresh produce is at its peak and when we're all in the mood for lighter, fresher-tasting meals.


Artificial Intelligence Performs Complex Physics Like A Pro

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The world's first Artificially Intelligent physicist is here, and it has already replicated a Nobel Prize-winning experiment -- one that involved creating an ultracold state of matter called Bose-Einstein condensate. This network was named by EContent Magazine to its "Trendsetting Products of 2014" list.


When is a coffee mug a donut? Physics field of topology explains it

The Japan Times

PARIS – A topologist is a person who cannot tell the difference between a coffee mug and a donut -- so goes a joke about a little-known scientific field crowned Tuesday with a Nobel Prize in physics. The quip describes it perfectly: topology explains how a material's shape can be completely deformed into new one without losing its core properties. In the metaphor, the mug and the donut are one and the same. If they were made out of rubber, one could be twisted and stretched into the shape of the other without changing its essence. The two are considered topologically equivalent as each has a hole -- the ear of the mug and the center of the donut.


Nobel Prize In Physics 2016: David Thouless, Duncan Haldane And Michael Kosterlitz Awarded For Work On Exotic States Of Matter

International Business Times

The 2016 Nobel Prize in physics was awarded Tuesday to David Thouless from the University of Washington, Duncan Haldane from Princeton University and J. Michael Kosterlitz from Brown University for their work related to the study of exotic matter. The three physicists, all of them born in the United Kingdom, came up with the mathematical framework to explain properties of unusual phases of matter such as superconductors, superfluids and thin magnetic films. The laureates will share a prize amount of 8 million Swedish kronor ( 936,000), one half of which will go to Thouless, while the other half will be shared between Haldane and Kosterlitz. "In the early 1970s, Michael Kosterlitz and David Thouless overturned the then current theory that superconductivity or suprafluidity could not occur in thin layers. They demonstrated that superconductivity could occur at low temperatures and also explained the mechanism, phase transition, that makes superconductivity disappear at higher temperatures," the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, which awards the physics Nobel, explained in a statement.


Three British scientists win Nobel Prize for physics

The Japan Times

Three British scientists behind groundbreaking research into exotic matter in the quantum world were on Tuesday jointly awarded the Nobel Prize in physics. Awarding the prize in two parts, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences handed one half to David J. Thouless of the University of Washington and the second half to F. Duncan M. Haldane of Princeton University and J. Michael Kosterlitz of Brown University. The scientists had "opened the door on an unknown world where matter can assume strange states," the Nobel committee said in its citation. "They have used advanced mathematical methods to study unusual phases, or states, of matter, such as superconductors, superfluids or thin magnetic films," it added. "Thanks to their pioneering work, the hunt is now on for new and exotic phases of matter," it added.