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WTF is Quantum Retrocausality? (ft. Physics Girl)

WTF is Quantum Retrocausality? (ft. Physics Girl)

We all know, if Marty travels back into the past, and messes with it, he makes the Biff timeline. Casual. We all get it. Moral of the story: If you time travel and mess with anything in the past, you automatically mess with your future, but if Marty was a quantum particle? Maybe not so […]

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The most significant genius: Emmy Noether

The most significant genius: Emmy Noether

Amalie Emmy Noether, or Emmy, as she preferred to be called, was born on March 23rd in 1882. Her dad was a professor of mathematics at the University of Erlangen in Bavaria and, as a young girl, she trained in languages. By age 18, she had mastered French and English well enough to be certified […]

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3 Brand New Colors That Scientists Discovered

3 Brand New Colors That Scientists Discovered

Nowadays, we have everything from bright blue cars to green cupcakes and pink phone cases, but our lives weren’t always so full of rainbows. For millennia, we mostly had to make do with natural pigments and dyes, which were dug out of the Earth or taken from plants. And while white chalk is great for […]

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This Is Not a Real Explosion, Here’s How Physics Made It Happen

This Is Not a Real Explosion, Here’s How Physics Made It Happen

Neither of these explosions are actually real. This one, known as a physical, or special effect, happened on set, and is much more colorful than in reality. And this one, a computer animation, is created using an algorithm. So what are we technically seeing onscreen? We have to create these effects that people have come […]

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Could These Numbers Unravel New Dimensions in Space?

Could These Numbers Unravel New Dimensions in Space?

If real, irrational, rational, whole and complex numbers are the only numbers you’re familiar with…boy have I got news for you. Some special kinds of numbers, like quaternions and octonions, describe more than our three dimensions. Just let that sink in a little bit. Can you even picture the kind of math involved for a […]

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Elon Musk’s Basic Economics

Elon Musk’s Basic Economics

This video was made possible by Hover. Buy your domain before its gone for 10% off by going to hover.com/Wendover. Imagine a $2,000 car… or a $100 laptop… or a $70 iPhone… or imagine any product ten times cheaper than it was. Imagine the fundamental market change that would bring. Imagine the amount of demand […]

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Why Scientists are Giving Robots Human Muscles

Why Scientists are Giving Robots Human Muscles

[♪ INTRO] As robotics has become more advanced, we’re starting to see more robots that look and move just like humans. But there’s still some room for improvement, like to robotic faces. It’s a complicated thing, the face. We’re still working on getting out of that Uncanny Valley, there. And one way we might close […]

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The Tiny Experiment That Transformed Physics

The Tiny Experiment That Transformed Physics

{♫Intro♫} In 1956, a team of scientists was working on an experiment that, at first glance, seemed kind of trivial. They had lined up a bunch of cobalt atoms and were patiently waiting to see which direction they would spit out some electrons. According to the knowledge of the time, theelectrons should have come out […]

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Neuromorphic Computing Is a Big Deal for A.I., But What Is It?

Neuromorphic Computing Is a Big Deal for A.I., But What Is It?

We often talk about how traditional computing is reaching its limit–there’s a threshold we can’t move past without making some seriously big changes to the way we structure computers. One of those exciting ways is by making physical computers a little more like human brains. We introduced this concept in more detail here, but a […]

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How Scientists Found the Universe’s First Type of Molecule

How Scientists Found the Universe’s First Type of Molecule

Scientists just detected the universe’s first molecule using a telescope that we fly around the world on a plane…and that’s a real sentence. Just let that sink in a little bit. That’s the world we live in these days. The molecule in question is called helium hydride and the fact that we’ve finally detected it […]

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