Matthew Dea

Science: Latest Scientific Discoveries

Tag: Research

The Future Scientists – Israel

The Future Scientists – Israel

It’s no secret that the Israeli brain is the most important resource of our small country, and this curiosity, the desire to learn and to find answers to some of the toughest questions, starts at a young age. Meet the students who, even before they turned 18, were key members of a team that launched […]

Read More
Prime Minister launches National Innovation and Science Agenda

Prime Minister launches National Innovation and Science Agenda

Our economy is transitioning away from the mining boom. The record commodity prices that drove growth are now receding. Our future growth will depend on a different type of boom –an ideas boom. The key to our future success is innovation. To drive productivity and competitiveness. The opportunity for Australians have never been greater. We […]

Read More
“Looking for a needle in a haystack” – Meet Our Scientists: Núria López-Bigas

“Looking for a needle in a haystack” – Meet Our Scientists: Núria López-Bigas

Tumour cells accumulate hundreds and even thousands of mutations. Most of those mutations happen during the replication of the DNA in its cell division sometimes incremented due to the exposure to carcinogens such as U.V. Light or tobacco, among others. Most of these mutations are irrelevant for the cell and it’s only few of those […]

Read More
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 […]

Read More
Mathematics and sex | Clio Cresswell | TEDxSydney

Mathematics and sex | Clio Cresswell | TEDxSydney

Translator: Bob Prottas Reviewer: Ariana Bleau Lugo Yes, I am the mathematician who’s going to get you so laid. (Laughter) And to begin I need you to stare at this equation. I mean, there’s your first orgasm right there, I know it. But these are very sophisticated equations that model a successful marriage. And they’re […]

Read More
The Science of Dreaming

The Science of Dreaming

Dreaming has got to be one of the weirdest things we do. I mean, I don’t want to diminish all the other strange crap our bodies are capable of, ’cause a lot of it is pretty cracked out. But dreams are a special kind of crazy. Like, no matter how many dreams you’ve had in […]

Read More
“That’s What Makes Me Someone Who Could Be A Great Scientist”

“That’s What Makes Me Someone Who Could Be A Great Scientist”

“My name’s Samir Qurashi and I’m a staff research associate here in Dr. Blelloch’s Lab. Video: Logo, UCSF, University of California San Fransisco, UCSF Blelloch Lab, Regenerative Medicine Building. Samir: Right now what we’re mostly looking at in terms of of what I’m working on, because as you know, there’s a bunch of people working […]

Read More
Mathematics for disengaged students

Mathematics for disengaged students

Hi guys. Holly Millican from South Grafton High School here and this is my second video on making maths fun. Now today I wanted to take you guys through a couple of the activities that I try and use with some of my most disengaged students. Now, when I come into the classroom I tend […]

Read More
The hotline Hollywood calls for science advice

The hotline Hollywood calls for science advice

There’s this scene in the movie Arrival where Jeremy Renner’s character, who’s a scientist, is brought in to try to help the military deal with alien spaceships that have landed across the globe. And in an early version of the script, he asks if the aliens have responded to Fourier series sent out by the […]

Read More
The Real Science Hidden in the Marvel Cinematic Universe

The Real Science Hidden in the Marvel Cinematic Universe

In Marvel’s Black Panther, the fictional metal vibranium is a wonder material of epic proportions. It stores and releases large amounts of kinetic energy, and cloaks the country from outsiders. While Vibranium doesn’t actually exist, the inspiration for its design came straight from real scientific labs that are exploring: acoustic levitation, ferrofluids, and cymatics. Behind […]

Read More