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Physics From the Past: Nuclear Testing Review (1945)

| October 5, 2015 | 0 Comments
Physics From the Past: Nuclear Testing Review (1945)

This archived video shows footage from the DVD copied by The Department of Energy, in cooperation with the Department of Defense,  and contains declassified a series of historical films on the nuclear weapons program. The footage was refurbished and remastered to facilitate the declassification and release process. The films illustrate the development of the nuclear weapons throughout […]

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RI: What a Wonderful World

| September 29, 2015 | 0 Comments
RI: What a Wonderful World

In this presentation Marcus Chown, an award-winning writer and broadcaster and  a former a radio astronomer at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, will attempt to answer such fascinating questions as why babies are powered by rocket fuel, why slime moulds have 13 sexes, and why 98% of the Universe is invisible. The talk is […]

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5 Highly Recommended Mathematical Physics Textbooks

| September 14, 2015 | 1 Comment
5 Highly Recommended Mathematical Physics Textbooks

If mathematics is the queen of all sciences, as it is often called, then physics is undeniably its younger sister. Given the strong link between the two subjects, I decided to share a brief list of some of the best mathematical physics textbooks. In this list we will focus on textbooks that offer a wide […]

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SETI: Planet Occurrence and the Habitable Zone

| September 5, 2015 | 0 Comments
SETI: Planet Occurrence and the Habitable Zone

In this SETI talk Christopher J Burke discusses the latest results in measuring terrestrial planet occurrence rates using the planet candidates discovered by the Kepler pipeline. Fresh news of discovering a number of Earth-like planets in the habitable zones of their host stars as well as the recent release to the public of the model for the Kepler […]

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RI: Why is Life the Way it is?

| September 3, 2015 | 0 Comments
RI: Why is Life the Way it is?

One of the hardest questions in science is, of course, “why?”. And out of many great “why” questions to ask, one of the most fascinating one is “why is life on Earth the way it is?”. In this presentation Nick Lane, an evolutionary biochemist in the Department of Genetics, Evolution and Environment, University College London, […]

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10 Free Data Analysis Courses

| August 13, 2015 | 0 Comments
10 Free Data Analysis Courses

Even though data science is by no means a new discipline, with the recent advancement in internet technologies, data scientists have new power in their hands. As an example consider this article on how twitter can predict stock prices more accurately than any investment tactic. Now, given that the great giant of physics, Isaac Newton, […]

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SETI: Exoplanet Kepler 452b

| August 12, 2015 | 0 Comments
SETI: Exoplanet Kepler 452b

So recently a planet called Kepler 452b got some big attention in the news headlines. As the name implies it is one of the exoplanets detected by the NASA’s Kepler space observatory dedicated to extrasolar planet hunt.  The main reason why detection of yet another exoplanet (so far we have found over 1000) was so […]

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TEDx: Are We Alone?

| August 6, 2015 | 0 Comments
TEDx: Are We Alone?

The Drake equation quantifies the probabilistic argument that gives the approximate number of active extraterrestrial civilizations in our galaxy or the whole Universe. At its original form Drake equation has 7 factors, including the average star formation rate, the fraction of stars that have planets, the number of planets per star and others. Even though […]

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