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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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Science

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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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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Robotics

This Robot Walks, Flies, Skateboards, and Slacklines

This is a robot that walks, flies, skateboards, slacklines, and might do much more one day.

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Science

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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AI Ethics Virtual Reality

Jaron Lanier on Virtual Reality, Social Media & the Future of Humans and AI

Jaron Lanier is a living legend. One of the earliest pioneers in virtual reality and I vividly remember reading about him in Wired magazine while I was still in college (and Wired was still relevant). Here he is speaking with Lex Fridman about VR, social media, AI, and humanity’s future. OUTLINE: 0:00 – Introduction 1:39 […]

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Science

The Super Bizarre Quantum Eraser Experiment

The quantum eraser experiment is one of the weirdest phenomena that has ever been observed and will melt your mind.  It seems that quantum mechanics mixes past and future together. In this video, Fermilab’s Dr. Don take you through this quantum conundrum.

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Science

Beyond the Atom: Remodelling Particle Physics

Here’s a great overview of subatomic physics for your Thursday science fix. Everything in the universe is made up of just a few different types of subatomic particles. Learn more about these particles and how physicists have built their knowledge of them – including the discovery of the Higgs boson at the Large Hadron Collider […]

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