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What is “Nothing”?

This video spans the realms of physics and philosophy and was inspired by “Levels of Nothing” by Robert Lawrence Kuhn, in the book “The Mystery of Existence: Why is there Anything At All” by John Leslie and Robert Lawrence Kuhn.

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Science Space

Designing A Next-Gen Ionic Thruster! (For Flight)

A YouTuber builds a working ionic thruster. Why? I have two answers. One, why not? and Secondly, for Beltalowda! In my attempt to answer that – I built a next-gen ionic thruster, and only shocked myself about a dozen times in the process. Thank you to Steven Barret at MIT for providing his airplane footage, […]

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JuliaMolSim: Computation with Atoms

This talk is about AtomsBase, our project to create a unified interface for representing atomic geometries, as well as packages for simulation (both quantum mechanical and classical particles-based) and machine learning on atomistic systems.

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How do Lithium-ion Batteries Work?

Lithium-ion batteries power our modern life, but how many of us know how they actually work? Watch this video to find out and read why he “reversed” the anode and cathode. Question: “I learned that the Anode is + and the Cathode is -. Why do you say the reverse?” Answer: Well, in electronic devices, […]

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Hardware Interesting Science

This Computer Chip is alive 🤯

There is a startup in Australia who are actually growing live human neurons and then integrating it into traditional computer chips. Mind-blowing — definitely. Ethical concerns — most definitely.

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Quantum Computing Science

Can particles really be in two places at once?

Here’s another stellar video from Sabine Hossenfelder. Today I tell you what happened when I wrote an opinion piece for the Guardian about quantum computing, had to explain what a qubit is, and decided against using the phrase that it “can be in two states at the same time”. What happened next and what did […]

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The Absurd Search For Dark Matter

Here’s another science video to get your week off to a brilliant start. Finding your groove on a Monday may be hard, but just know that finding dark matter is even harder.

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Mathematics Science

The Man Who Revolutionized Computer Science With Math

Leslie Lamport revolutionized how computers talk to each other. The Turing Award-winning computer scientist pioneered the field of distributed systems, where multiple components on different networks coordinate to achieve a common objective. (Internet searches, cloud computing and artificial intelligence all involve orchestrating legions of powerful computing machines to work together.) In the early 1980s, Lamport […]

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