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Ramesh Raskar: Imaging at a trillion frames per second

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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...

Michio Kaku: Telepathy Is Easier Than You Think

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Some have proposed using quantum entanglement (the invisible umbilical cord that exists between objects) as a form of telepathy. But there are much more practical ways of achieving telepathy that already exist.

Lawrence Krauss on Cosmic Connections

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Professor of Earth and Space Exploration, Lawrence Krauss, isn’t immune to small irritations of daily living. However, he can see the bigger picture. In this secular sermon he shows how each of us is connected to t...

OPPENHEIMER LECTURE: The Higgs Particle: Pivot Of Symmetry And Mass

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Our theoretical understanding of the sub-atomic world would not be complete without the Higgs particle. Sometimes called "The God Particle", this very special particle generates the differences between the fundamen...

The uncertain location of electrons – George Zaidan and Charles Morton

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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...

Lawrence Krauss: Our Godless Universe is Precious

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The physicist on the spiritual consolations of realizing we're probably unique in the universe, and not part of some greater plan.

Angels & Demons: The Science Revealed

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Why physicists would love to trap antihydrogen, but the Vatican need not fear..." is about the science behind Dan Brown's novel and the new movie "Angels & Demons" that premieres May 15, 2009. Professor Joel Fajan...

Michio Kaku: Is God a Mathematician?

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Michio Kaku says that God could be a mathematician: "The mind of God we believe is cosmic music, the music of strings resonating through 11 dimensional hyperspace. That is the mind of God."

Brian Greene: Making sense of string theory

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In clear, nontechnical language, string theorist Brian Greene explains how our understanding of the universe has evolved from Einstein's notions of gravity and space-time to superstring theory, where minuscule strands...

Nobel Prize in Physics: George F. Smoot

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Cosmologist George F. Smoot, who led a team that obtained the first images of the infant universe, confirming the predictions of the Big Bang theory of its origins, has been awarded the 2006 Nobel Prize in Physics. ...

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