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Jason Haraldsen
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Jason Haraldsen is a theoretical physicist working in the area of condensed matter/solid state physics. Currently, Jason is an Assistant Professor at the University of North Florida.

"It is about a conversation and not a dual."
**Any opinions are my own and not necessarily those of my employer.**

Entries by Jason Haraldsen

The Physics Behind the Starkiller Base in Star Wars: The Force Awakens

(8) Comments | Posted December 22, 2015 | 1:08 PM

The new episode in the Star Wars franchise was released last week to much fanfare. I was there and loved every minute of it. Thus far, the film has broken records and made millions around the globel. It is dominating the theaters and will continue to do so...

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Energy On-Demand: The Challenges for Sustainable Energy

(0) Comments | Posted May 12, 2014 | 11:56 AM

In today's world, energy and power governs all. Electrical energy is needed to help save lives, communicate with friends and family, and complain on Facebook and Twitter. Since the invention of the light bulb, much of the world has gotten "drunk" on electricity, and I do not claim to be...

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Electric Cars: It's Not Easy Being 'Green'

(64) Comments | Posted July 10, 2013 | 4:19 PM

       For the past couple of decades, we have been told and, in many ways, assumed that electric cars are going to help save the planet. With rising gas prices, increasing greenhouse gas emissions, global warming, and pollution, we all know that there has...

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Physics and the Fiscal Cliff

(7) Comments | Posted December 4, 2012 | 11:16 AM

Newton's laws of motion are the basis for any classical mechanics course and they are the first things that physics students learn. They describe the way the world works and are typically used to describe the physical actions of objects. However, they can also be applied to the political world...

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Global Climate Change -- In the News Again!

(103) Comments | Posted October 15, 2012 | 3:00 PM

It seems like every few weeks another scientific study or report comes out about global warming and the political spectrum goes crazy with their own interpretations of the scientific study. This week it is a report discussing that Antarctic ice is increasing. The scientists claim it is a result of...

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The Physicist's Economics

(39) Comments | Posted September 20, 2012 | 10:30 AM

The economy is the top concern this election season. This is not surprising and it is also not surprising that so many people have varying perceptions of how the economy is doing. If you are corporation or stock analyst, then they are likey to say that the economy is doing...

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