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The tiny atoms that make up our world are made up of even tinier protons, neutrons and electrons. Though the number of protons determines an atom's identity, it's the electrons -- specifically, their exact location ou...
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Ramesh Raskar presents femto-photography, a new type of imaging so fast it visualizes the world one trillion frames per second, so detailed it shows light itself in motion. This technology may someday be used to build...
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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...
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The astrophysicist speculates on the next great scientific breakthroughs.
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Emmy Noether made perhaps the most significant discovery of the 20th century. A female Jewish intellectual in Nazi Germany (you can do that math), Emmy's was a special approach to life. Noether's Theorem ties the laws...
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The physicist explains why other universes in the mulitverse could have many more dimensions—and could comprise Einstein's "Mind of God."
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Quantum computing already exists, but on a truly minuscule scale. We'll probably have molecular computers before true quantum ones, says the physicist.
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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.
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The fact that no one knows the answer to this question is what makes it exciting. The story of physics has been one of an ever-expanding understanding of the sheer scale of reality, to the point where physicists are n...
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What color is a mirror? How much does a video weigh? Michael Stevens, creator of the popular educational YouTube channel Vsauce, spends his day asking quirky questions like these. In this talk he shows how asking the ...