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Forensic Science: How Do Doctors Determine Time of Death (Pallor, Algor, Rigor and Livor Mortis)?

Forensic Science: How Do Doctors Determine Time of Death (Pallor, Algor, Rigor and Livor Mortis)?

Imagine that you’re watching your favorite crime drama show. A murder has taken place! The police and forensic experts are looking for clues to catch the killer. One of the most important clues to solving the crime is determining when the victim died. The expert looks at the body, checks the body temperature and examines […]

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An athlete uses physics to shatter world records – Asaf Bar-Yosef

An athlete uses physics to shatter world records – Asaf Bar-Yosef

In the early 1960s, Dick Fosbury tried his hand at almost every sport, but never excelled at anything, until, at the age of 16, he turned to the high jump. But when he couldn’t compete against the strong athletes at his college using the standard high jump techniques of the time, Fosbury tried to jump […]

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Real Scientists Read Physics Love Poems

Real Scientists Read Physics Love Poems

Indirectly felt / but quite difficult to find / a dark matter, love. You keep me going / can’t escape your gravity / round and round and round. Light of my heavens / both a particle and wave / you illuminate. A quantum of love / Or more? The principle here / is uncertainty. A […]

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Scientists discover hidden patterns of brain activity

Scientists discover hidden patterns of brain activity

If you look at a movie of neural activity with neural spiking here and here and here and here, it’s very difficult if not impossible to detect any pattern in the firing. But when you look at this pattern of firing through the filter algebraic topology, different structures emerge in terms of which families of […]

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The beer with no head – Yummy Physics #4

The beer with no head – Yummy Physics #4

Barkeeper, one of your finest, frothiest beers, “s’il vous plait”. I want it so frothy that I get a big frothy milk-style moustache, Something I can really quaff and enjoy. I want maximum frothiness. What the f****! The beer foam is missing! The head is missing, the fluffy little hat! And you can’t have a […]

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Science Bulletins: The Expanding Universe

Science Bulletins: The Expanding Universe

The Expanding Universe When we talk about the expansion of the Universe, it’s not that the galaxies and clusters of galaxies are like bullets zooming through some preexisting space. Rather space itself, the space between galaxies and clusters of galaxies, is expanding. In the past 10 or 15 years, we’ve discovered that that expansion is […]

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Ghana shares new superlab with West African scientists

Ghana shares new superlab with West African scientists

For once, researchers in KNUST in Ghana and the subregion as a whole can start to dream. Right now, you are not limited by the absence of equipment. So in times past, usually, whatever project you decide to do you are limited by the fact that, you know, can I do all my analysis in […]

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“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 […]

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Is the Universe Entirely Mathematical? Feat. Max Tegmark

Is the Universe Entirely Mathematical? Feat. Max Tegmark

Mathematics is a powerful tool in physics, describing everything from the shapes of planetary orbits to the properties of atoms. Math was used to predict the existence of the planet Neptune, radio waves and the Higgs Boson. Some think it means nothing profound, or that math is simply something we’ve made up to be useful. Others […]

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The Physics of Invisibility Cloaks (Science Out Loud S1 Ep3)

The Physics of Invisibility Cloaks (Science Out Loud S1 Ep3)

Every morning, you see your reflection in the mirror. Every summer, your friend looks squiggly in the bottom of the pool. But how can we use this to make invisibility cloaks? Boo. What?! Or explain the shiny wings of a butterfly? The answer is ‘photonics’, which is all the crazy ways to mess with light! […]

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