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New Results in Quantum Tunneling vs. The Speed of Light

In a race, who would win: quantum tunneling or the reigning champ, the speed of light? Paradoxically, the most promising prospects for moving matter around faster than light may be to put a metaphorical brick wall in its way. New efforts in quantum tunneling – both theory and experiment – show that superluminal motion may […]

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Interesting Science

Why Are There 7 Days In a Week? EXPLAINED

Today is Monday and every seven days, a Monday arrives. But why every 7 days? It’s Okay To Be Smart explains why.

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Science

Is The Future Predetermined By Quantum Mechanics?

Einstein’s special theory of relativity combines space and time into one dynamic, unified entity – spacetime. But if time is connected to space, could the universe be anything but deterministic? And does that mean that the future is predestined PBS Space Time explores what this means.

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Livestream Quantum Computing

How Quantum Computers Are Like a Magic 8 Ball, Omni Magazine, and Mr. Rogers on Channel 13.

In this livestream, I use a Magic 8 Ball to explain super position and get nostalgic for Omni Magazine.

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Science

What is Soap and Why Soap Is Our Best Weapon Against Coronavirus

It’s Okay To Be Smart explains how and why soap is still our best germ fighter. One of the most effective things you can do to protect yourself from catching a germ and becoming a statistic, whether it’s a global pandemic like COVID-19 or just every single other day of your life, is something that […]

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Mathematics

What Flattening the Curve Actually Means for COVID-19

It’s Okay To Be Smart encourages us to stay informed. Stay cautious, but not scared. Listen to scientists and public health officials and follow their guidance. By protecting yourself, you’re protecting the most vulnerable among us. Together we can flatten the curve on COVID-19 and SARS-CoV-2.

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