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From the Depths of arXiv

| July 27, 2015 | 0 Comments
From the Depths of arXiv

arXiv is a bit like The Pirate Bay of scientific publications in a sense that it gives wide access to nearly every paper worthy of your attention. And, believe it or not, it’s absolutely legal. So given that arXiv is full of great papers worthy of your attention, let’s have a look at some bizarre, […]

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TEDx: Small Solutions for Big Problems

| July 26, 2015 | 0 Comments
TEDx: Small Solutions for Big Problems

Nanoscience is one of those exotic and relatively modern fields that constantly remind us that we are living in times when science fiction is not fiction anymore. Starting with microscopic robots healing terminal diseases and ending with nano spaceships, nanoscience has much to offer. In this talk, Stephanie Moroz will present her work on nano […]

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Tedx: Our Unlikely Universe

| July 25, 2015 | 0 Comments
Tedx: Our Unlikely Universe

Dr Harry Cliff is a particle physicist working at Cambridge and the LHC and an in-house physicist at the Science Museum. In this Tedx talk he discusses what he calls “the new Copernican revolution”. By this Cliff refers to the next great goal of the LHC — the search for supersymmetric particles, which will be […]

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Masters of Physics in the Animal World or the Gauge Theory of Falling Cats

| July 13, 2015 | 0 Comments
Masters of Physics in the Animal World or the Gauge Theory of Falling Cats

Believe it or not, many animal species have mastered physics and use it for their advantage. That, of course, is often due to long years of evolution, rather than having a mental faculty of using the laws of physics to their advantage. Interestingly, various animal species have not only mastered physics, but actually taught engineers, […]

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Kate Lancaster: The Extreme World of Lasers

| July 11, 2015 | 0 Comments
Kate Lancaster: The Extreme World of Lasers

Lasers, besides being a weapon of choice of every self-respecting sci-fi villain, can be used in loads of useful applications. In this recent talk from the Royal Institution, Kate Lancaster has a thorough look in some of these applications, including but not limited to miniature particle accelerators, fusion reactors, miniature astrophysical condition labs, modern medical […]

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Oxford University Physics Lectures

| July 9, 2015 | 0 Comments
Oxford University Physics Lectures

The internet is a wonderful thing when it comes to free stuff, such as open courses. To illustrate this, I present you a bunch of courses and standalone lectures from Oxford University. The two courses currently available from Oxford include an introductory course on quantum physics and a full course on the basics of solid […]

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The Genesis and the Renaissance of General Relativity

| July 7, 2015 | 0 Comments
The Genesis and the Renaissance of General Relativity

What is relativity? “When you are courting a nice girl an hour seems like a second. When you sit on a red-hot cinder a second seems like an hour. That’s relativity,” according to Einstein himself. This little anecdote jokingly illustrates one of the cornerstone predictions of both special and general theories of relativity — time dilation. […]

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Leonard Susskind Misc Lectures

| June 27, 2015 | 0 Comments
Leonard Susskind Misc Lectures

Here we have three great lectures by Leonard Susskind, which do not come as a part of any of his taught courses. The first one, delves into the physical properties of time and the role of it in physics. Susskind introduces the view of time as it might have been seen from the point of […]

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