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Authors@Google: Neil deGrasse Tyson

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The Authors@Google program welcomed Neil deGrasse Tyson to Google's New York office to discuss his book, "The Pluto Files".

Michio Kaku: The von Neumann Probe (A Nano Ship to the Stars)

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One of the inventions that may be realized by advances in nanotechnology is the creation of a von Neumann probe, which is essentially a virus, a self-replicating probe that can then explore the universe near the speed...

Bill Nye: Why We Explore

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According to Bill Nye, if you stop exploring, you're not going to move forward as a species. Your country's economy will also fall behind. After all, space exploration stimulates the economy, since it is a so-called "...

Michio Kaku: The Universe in a Nutshell

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What if we could find one single equation that explains every force in the universe? Dr. Michio Kaku explores how physicists may shrink the science of the Big Bang into an equation as small as Einstein's "e=mc^2." Tha...

Are we living in a multiverse? – Anthony Aguirre (SETI Talks)

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About a decade ago, we completed an epochal transformation in the understanding of our cosmos, unraveling a broad and deep understanding of how the observable universe has evolved from a hot, dense state 13.7 billion ...

The Final Frontier? – Science Comedian Brian Malow

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In an all new program, science comedian Brian Malow spins hilarious and thought-provoking routines on evolution, our brains, relativity, Roomba, extraterrestrial life, and more. What do the frontiers of science hold? ...

The Big Bang – 60 Second Adventures in Astronomy (Playlist)

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A series of short videos that explore a number of astronomy topics including the Big Bang, black holes, CERN, cosmology, dark energy, dark matter, exoplanets, Large Hadron Collider, Mars, relativity, and supernovae.

New Horizons Pluto Mission – Alan Stern (SETI Talks)

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In 2006 NASA launched a sophisticated robotic explorer to make the first reconnaissance of planet Pluto and its moons, three billion miles from the Sun. That spacecraft is called New Horizons. The principal investigat...

Search for Habitable Exoplanets – Sara Seager

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For centuries people have wondered, "Are we alone?" With hundreds of planets now known to orbit other stars, we are finally able to begin answering the ancient questions, "Do other Earths exist? Are they common? Do an...

Neil deGrasse Tyson on His Books

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The astrophysicist summarizes two of his books and one he has in the works.

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