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TED: Why We Should Trust Scientists

TED: Why We Should Trust Scientists

| July 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

It’s been a while since any good TED talks appeared on this website, so here’s one for your judgement. When it comes to science, personal beliefs are usually kicked out through the door. And let’s be honest, using the words ‘beliefs’ and ‘science’ in the same sentence is not something that scientists usually do. However, […]

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Top 10 Most Viewed TED Talks on Science and Education

Top 10 Most Viewed TED Talks on Science and Education

| June 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

Ever since the creation of TED talks, hundreds of great lectures have been delivered all around the world by leading speakers. A lot of these talks can be found on our list of physics TED talks. So I thought it would be a good idea to gather 10 most viewed TED talks on the topics […]

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TED: The Flower-Shaped Starshade

TED: The Flower-Shaped Starshade

| April 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

In this recent TED talk Jeremy Kasdin, the  Principal Investigator for the Princeton Terrestrial Planet Finder, discusses a revolutionary starshade that could be used for detecting Earth-like planets. In particular, the flower petal-shaped starshade that Jeremy Kasdin and his colleagues are working on, will allow a telescope to photograph planets from 50,000 kilometers away. As one might […]

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TED: The Discovery That Could Rewrite Physics

TED: The Discovery That Could Rewrite Physics

| April 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

This recent TED talk explains what’s the big deal with the recent discovery of the primordial B-mode polarization of the cosmic microwave background. Allan Adams, an associate professor of physics at the MIT, presents this discovery in simple words. As Adams explains, this recent discovery is of fundamental importance and, as many experts believe, a Nobel prize […]

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TED: Robots With Soul

| February 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

In this TED talk Guy Hoffman introduces his revolutionary work on robots. Besides robotics, the other great passion of his is animation. Interestingly, Hoffman realized that his interest in animation could be an invaluable advantage when creating a new generation of robots. This resulted in a revolutionary lamp robot, which moves around to give the […]

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An Information Time Machine

| January 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

A bunch of great TED talks on science and engineering have been posted recently, so here’s an update. In this talk, Frederic Kaplan, a researcher and an engineer, will discuss his idea of digitizing vast historical archives and presenting such information in an open and easy-to-access format.  So, for example, imagine if you could use […]

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Fibonacci Numbers and Inspiration from Mathematics

Fibonacci Numbers and Inspiration from Mathematics

| November 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

In mathematics, the Fibonacci numbers or Fibonacci series are the numbers in the following integer sequence: 0,1,1,2,3,5,8,13,21,34,55,89,144… The sequence is named after  Leonardo Fibonacci, who, in his 1202 book Liber Abaci, introduced the sequence to Western European mathematics. This particular sequence has gained popularity due to some amazing features. For instance, the famous Fibonacci spiral, which is an approximation to the golden spiral appears all […]

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TEDx: Tamara Davis

| November 6, 2013 | 0 Comments

It seems like a good time for another TEDx physics talk. This time we have a talk by Tamara Davis, who is an astrophysicists with an interest in gravity, nature of space time and the fundamental laws of physics. In addition Tamara explains how the cosmos itself acts as the most powerful laboratory enabling us […]

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