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How bad is plastic?

Sabine Hossenfelder examines how bad plastic is. Time stamps: 0:00 Intro 0:31 Sponsor Message 1:22 What is plastic? 2:46 How long does plastic last? 4:49 Why worry about plastic? 8:50 Bacteria that digest plastic 12:34 Are bioplastics any good? 15:36 Steel from plastic

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Space

Terraforming Mars in 3 Just Simple Steps

In this not-quite-serious video Sabine Hossenfelder explains what it would take to terraform Mars and make it habitable for humans. Time stamps: 0:00 Intro 0:58 Conditions on Mars 2:02 Step 1: Creating a Magnetic Field 4:50 Step 2: Creating an Atmosphere 6:06 Step 3: Converting CO2 to O2 8:46 Sponsor Message

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Quantum Computing Science

Why is Quantum Mechanics Weird?

In her efforts to demystify quantum mechanics, YouTuber Sabine Hossenfelder, has done quite a few videos on the topic. In this video she explains exactly why quantum mechanics is weird. Is it entanglement or superpositions? Schrödinger’s cats? Not quite, really. But the famous Elitzur-Vaidman Bomb Experiment demonstrates well just why quantum mechanics is weird indeed. […]

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Future Science

Why the Hype Around Hypersonics?

The 21st century is about 20% over and, among the things we were promised, was hypersonic transport. Recently, there’s been a surge of hype around hypersonic technology. Everyone is suddenly talking about hypersonic flight and hypersonic missiles! Is it all just hype? Or will we really see super-fast airplanes in the near future? How much […]

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AI Science Uncategorized

Did AI Solve the Protein Folding Problem?

Sabine Hossenfelder explains what the protein folding problem is, why it’s important, what AI means for biotech, and what the current situation is

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