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The Invisible Hand – 60 Second Adventures in Economics (1/6)

The Invisible Hand – 60 Second Adventures in Economics (1/6)

60 Second Adventures in Economics. Number 1: The Invisible Hand. An economy is a tricky thing to control and governments are always trying to figure out how to do it. Back in 1776 economist Adam Smith shocked everyone by saying that what government should actually do is just leave people alone to buy and sell […]

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How to Survive a Plane Crash, According to Science

How to Survive a Plane Crash, According to Science

If you find yourself going into a freefall inside a metal tube, hurtling through the clouds at hundreds of kilometers per hour, and an oxygen mask drops down right in front of you – try not to panic. Airplane crashes are highly survivable. And here’s what you can do to increase your chances of survival… […]

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Why Elon Musk Created Neuralink (feat. Real Science)

Why Elon Musk Created Neuralink (feat. Real Science)

This episode of Real Engineering is brought to you by Curiosity Steam. Sign up today and get free access to my new Logistics of D-Day series on Nebula. Over the last decade Elon Musk has become one of the most famous men on the planet. Revolutionising the banking, automotive, rocket, and energy industries in a […]

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Putin’s Russia and the ghost of the Romanovs | The Economist

Putin’s Russia and the ghost of the Romanovs | The Economist

100 years ago, this week, Russia’s imperial family, the Romanovs, were murdered by the Bolsheviks, the country’s Marxist revolutionaries. Today, Russia has a leader who many believe is positioning himself as a new kind of tsar. Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin. Russia’s president has adopted some of the trappings of an imperial ruler. But he also admires […]

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“Spooky” physics | Leo Kouwenhoven | TEDxDelft

“Spooky” physics | Leo Kouwenhoven | TEDxDelft

Translator: Queenie Lee Reviewer: Rhonda Jacobs They just told me back there apparently, there’s a golden rule in book publishing that says, “with every formula you show, you lose half of your audience.” I have two on my first slide. But I only want to show you these formulas to illustrate that with just a […]

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Foundational Concepts in Economics with Howard Baetjer | A Libertarianism.org Guide

Foundational Concepts in Economics with Howard Baetjer | A Libertarianism.org Guide

Howard Baetjer: My name is Howard Baetjer, I’m a Lecturer in the Department of Economics at Towson University, and in this Guide I’ll be presenting an introduction to basic economics. We’ll begin with fundamental concepts, then we’ll have a discussion of supply and demand, and then in the last lectures I’ll talk about the fundamental […]

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Looking for God ‘IF’ Science finds the Divine!?

The history of the world has seen many different religions. All of these faiths thought that their religion was the truth and that their God or Gods would protect them and help their society’s flourish. These societies have risen and fallen, so what happened to the gods? In this modern age of science have there […]

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The Real Physics of Roller Coaster Loops

The Real Physics of Roller Coaster Loops

If you flip through the pages of just about any physics textbook, you will probably find a picture of a roller coaster loop illustrating the concept of centripetal acceleration. Textbook problems often portray loops that are perfectly circular in order to simplify calculations, but in reality, roller coaster loops are not circular at all. The […]

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The first rocket scientist – Robert Goddard

Rockets existed long before Robert Goddard, but they weren’t powerful enough to get to space. We began to understand why around the turn of the 20th century. First, Russian physicist Konstantin Tsiolkovsky defined the physics of a rocket that could get to space. Then Robert Goddard, set out to actually build it. Goddard meticulously studied […]

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Why are we still Counting Calories? (History vs. Science)

“Biggest Loser transformations have astonished and challenged a nation. In ten seasons, they’ve lost over 10 tons.” In 2016, a paper from the Journal “Obesity” was released titled “Persistent Metabolic Adaptation 6 Years After “The Biggest Loser” Competition”. You may have heard of it as it appeared in a report on the New York Times, […]

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