Monthly Archive for: ‘December, 2018’

You Are A Simulation and Physics Can Prove It

Astrophysicist, cosmologist and Nobel Prize winner George Smoot studies the cosmic microwave background radiation — the afterglow of the Big Bang. His pioneering research into deep space and time is uncovering the structure of the universe itself. He has also made a cameo appearance (as himself) in an episode of the ‘Big Bang Theory.’ George Smoot looks into the farthest …

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Psychology of Galactic Empires

We now know that the Galaxy is full of potentially habitable planets. So why do we see no signs that any civilizations have come before us? Matt O’Dowd, astrophysicist and host of PBS Space Time, explains why Fermi’s paradox really is so surprising, and he offers a new piece of evidence that may point towards the solution. Astrophysicist Matthew O’Dowd …

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8 Ways the World Could Suddenly End

Unintentional “Dark Futurist”, Stephen Petranek, re-visits the subject matter of his original eleven year old TED Talk and offers the audience an extraordinarily sobering look at the eight critical issues that threaten human life on Earth.

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“Spooky” Physics

What Einstein called “spooky,” Physicist Leo Kouwenhoven calls the future. In this illuminating talk, he explains quantum entanglement — the property that shows how particles can affect each other, even if they’re on opposite ends of the universe — and demonstrates how we will manipulate it to revolutionize the way our computers work. Leo Kouwenhoven is professor Quantum Transport. Quantum …

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“It's not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.” ― Mother Teresa