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Lab-Grown Brain Connects to Microchip, Recognizing Human Voices

This video from Anton Petrov makes me wonder where we are going as a society and as a species. Links: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41928-023-01069-w https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2023.02.28.530502v1.full.pdf https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33482329/

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Climate Scientist Boasts About Fudging Own Paper

Sabine Hossenfelder talks about a bubble of galaxies, a climate scientist who made his own paper worse, double magic oxygen, a chemical reaction slowed down 100 billion times, Maxwell’s demon in biology, intelligent life on earth, the launch of a new X-ray space mission, drone racing, and of course the telephone will ring.

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Did AI Prove Our Proton Model WRONG?

The humble proton may seem simple enough, and they’re certainly common. People are made of cells, cells are made of molecules, molecules are made of atoms, atoms are made of electrons, protons, and neutrons. And protons are each made of three up or down quarks. Simple stuff, right? All except for that last part. Protons […]

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How Does A.I. Handle An Astrophysics Final Exam?

This video is from Cool Worlds. Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) systems have been rapidly improving in recent years and Chat-GPT3 took the world by storm in Nov 2022. As smart at it may be, how does it compare to a typical undergraduate student sitting an introductory astronomy exam? Let’s find out! Sponsored by Ground News, head […]

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Why Did Quantum Entanglement Win the Nobel Prize in Physics?

The Nobel prize in physics is typically awarded to scientists who make sense of nature; those whose discoveries render the universe more comprehensible. But the 2022 Nobel has been awarded to three physicists who revealed that the universe is even stranger than we thought thanks to Quantum Entanglement

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The Equation That Explains (Nearly) Everything!

The Standard Model of particle physics is arguably the most successful theory in the history of physics. It predicts the results of experiments with a numerical precision unmatched by any other branch of science, and it does so almost unfailingly. The theory is encapsulated in a single equation known as the Standard Model Lagrangian. Today […]

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Brian Greene on Quantum Gravity, The Big Bang, Aliens, Death, and Meaning

Brian Greene is a theoretical physicist who also educates the public via his books and documentaries appears on Lex Fridman’s podcast. Time stamps: 0:00 – Introduction 0:27 – Entropy 8:35 – Consciousness 24:54 – Quantum gravity 28:14 – String theory 41:41 – Time 54:13 – Free will 58:36 – Emergence and complexity 1:05:48 – The […]

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Will Constructor Theory Rewrite Physics?

With my interesting in quantum computing, I have spent a lot more time than usual looking at videos like this. The people behind the greatest leaps in physics – Einstein, Newton, Heisenberg, all had the uncanny ability to see the fundamentals – see the deepest, underlying facts about the world, and from simple statements about […]

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