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New Superconductor Scandal: What We Know So Far

Last year, Ranga Dias from the University of Rochester in New York claimed he had found a material that was superconducting at room temperature. He has now been accused of research misconduct. This video from Sabine Hossenfelder is a summary of what we know so far.

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Quantum Computing Security

Q-Day Is Coming: Quantum Computers Will Decode National Secrets

This video is from Sabine Hossenfelder. Some recent headlines have been touting that Q-Day is coming potentially as soon as 2025. What is Q-Day? Well, it’s the day when quantum computers will be able to crack the current encryption protocols that we use on the internet. How big of a threat is Q-Day really? And […]

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Philosophy Fridays Science

Do we create reality with our mind? A physicist’s reply.

This video is from Sabine Hossenfelder. Do we create reality with our minds? I got this question on twitter the other day and after rolling my eyes about it for some while, I decided it’s actually a good question. You might think the answer is obviously “no”. But it’s not that simple. Let me explain.

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Science

Uncovering the Truth: The Alarming Rise of Fraud in the Scientific Community

This video is from Sabine Hossenfelder. Science has a big problem and it’s been getting rapidly worse in the past two years or so, to no small part because of recent advances in artificial intelligence. Fraudulent papers are getting published more than ever, and the fraudsters are getting increasingly aggressive. In this episode I want […]

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AI Ethics Research

Experts Stunned by Rapid AI Progress: New Survey Reveals

Sabine Hossenfelder has very interesting results from a survey among 3000 AI experts. The most interesting result is that they now think AI is going to change the world even faster than they said just a year ago. Both human level machine intelligence and full automation of labor could happen this century. The paper is […]

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Science

This New Nuclear Battery Could Soon Go On the Market

This video from Sabine Hossenfelder highlights the new “nuclear battery” that could power your smartphone for 50 years. I have a lot of questions and concerns. A Chinese company has announced they’re planning to mass-produce tiny nuclear batteries that can last up to 50 years, possibly beating both a British and an American company who […]

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AI Science

Why was Sam Altman fired from OpenAI? 3 Theories

Sabine Hossenfelder talks about the leading theories for why Sam Altman got fired from OpenAI, cosmic rays with HUGE energies, evidence of a an overdue supervolcano eruption near Italy, an exoplanet on which it rains sand, Microsoft’s first AI-chip, why spiral galaxies like the Milky Way are so rare, how climate engineering could save the Antarctic, […]

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Quantum Computing

Quantum Computing with Light: The Breakthrough?

This video is from Sabine Hossenfelder. What if we could harness the power of photons to process information? We can! It’s called photonic computing. It’s one of the new approaches to quantum computing – and it’s looking more and more likely that it could be the key to make quantum computers work. It’s not the […]

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Science

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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Hardware

How Dead is Moore’s Law Really?

This video is from Sabine Hossenfelder. In the past 10 years or so, tech specialists have repeatedly voiced concerns that the progress of computing power will soon hit the wall. Miniaturisation has physical limits, and then what? Have we reached these limits? Is Moore’s law dead? That’s what we’ll talk about today.

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