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Exploring Ocean depths and the Undersea Voyager Project

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The Undersea Voyager Project is a multi phase program developed by undersea explorer, Capt. Scott Cassell, founder and CEO of Undersea Voyager Project (a non profit research, and undersea exploration company). The Und...

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...

Barry Nalebuff on Poker and Game Theory

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Understanding game theory and probability-based strategy can help you win on the felt.

Bjarne Stroustrup: Why I Created C++

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In the late 1970s, Stroustrup applied the idea of "classes" to the C programming language to create a new language that allows for high level abstraction—but is efficient and close to the hardware.

Vi Hart at Gel 2011

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Mathematical constraints can help create beautiful music. Two minutes in you'll hear Vi Hart's "self referential string quartet" in which each instrument plays its own name - using the binary representation of the ASC...

Michio Kaku: Genetics: The Key to Immortality?

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Within 10 years, everyone will have a digital copy of their genome for just $1000, and by comparing millions of these codes, we may find the cure for aging and many other diseases.

Terry Moore: Why is ‘x’ the unknown?

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Why is 'x' the symbol for an unknown? In this short and funny talk, Terry Moore gives the surprising answer.

Abandon Earth—Or Face Extinction

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Stephen Hawking says all we have to do is survive another two hundred years and the human race will be saved, because by that point human settlements in space will already be well-established.

ET Math: How different could it be? – John Stillwell (SETI Talks)

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We like to think that intelligent aliens would have the same basic ideas about numbers and geometry as us, but, even if they do, they might express those ideas very differently. To illustrate what different forms a co...

Authors@Google: James Randi

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James Randi is an internationally known magician (as The Amazing Randi), psychic debunker, and winner of a MacArthur Foundation "Genius Grant." He was a founding fellow of the Committee for the Scientific Investigatio...

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