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SETI: Planet Occurrence and the Habitable Zone

SETI: Planet Occurrence and the Habitable Zone

| September 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

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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10 Free Physics Problem Books

10 Free Physics Problem Books

| April 11, 2014 | 2 Comments

A lot of books offered in the free list of physics books focus on theory rather than problem solving. For this reason, I decided to add more free books to the list, focusing mostly on problem solving and solutions. Here are 10 free ebooks. Problems and Solutions in Elementary Physics Review Problems for Introductory Physics 1000 Solved […]

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Physics From the Past: Capacitors (1965)

| January 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

In this addition of “Physics from the Past” we have an old electronics video from 1965. In this air force training video we are introduced to the basic ideas of electrostatics, dielectrics and various types of capacitors. Also, examples of counting capacitance are given focusing on the effect of plate area and the distance between […]

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Purpose and the Universe by Sean Carroll

| September 13, 2013 | 0 Comments

Here’s another talk by Sean Carroll. In this presentation, Sean Carroll discuses how universe works and how it is related to philosophy. In particular, he discusses of whether is possible to find a purpose of existence by studying the principles of physics. Along the day, Carroll briefly discusses the views of the philosophers and scientists […]

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More Free Books

More Free Books

| August 6, 2013 | 0 Comments

It feels like a great time to update the list of free science books. The topic of today is textbooks in a variety of subjects. So here’s a bunch of free textbooks. For more check out our list and the list of 160 free textbooks at Open Culture. Physics Age of Einstein Calculus Based Physics […]

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TEDx: Physics Meets Wall Street

| June 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

In this TEDx talk Rick Nason introduces complexity and explains why and how we need to embrace complexity and let go of our ingrained complicated paradigms. According to Nason in an increasingly global world it becomes ever more important to understand the differences between situations that are simple, complicated and complex. For more TEDx talks […]

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The Ultimate List of Physics TED Talks

The Ultimate List of Physics TED Talks

| May 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

TED, which stands for technology, entertainment and design, is a global conference with a mission to spread important ideas from the fields of science,  art, technology, design and business. TED began as a single conference back in 1984, but later became an annual conference held in Monterey, California. Due to high popularity TED events spread all around […]

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Physics News of the Week (January 13-20)

Physics News of the Week (January 13-20)

| January 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

Another great week has passed and it’s time to take a look at the news of the week.This week has been relatively calm in terms of theoretical breakthroughs, but we have some nice experimental/engineering news. Oh, and before we review the news of the week, please visit our RSS feed, to which you can subscribe if you […]

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