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Introduction to General Astronomy (Astronomy 10)

| June 11, 2013 | 0 Comments

In this course titled “Astronomy 10″ prof. Marc Davis gives an overview of the basics of astronomy. The topics covered include basic observational astronomy, telescopes, planets, stars, also some black holes and cosmology. Note that some of the lectures seem to be missing from the playlist. Still, having in mind that there’s a lot of […]

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The History of Our World in 18 Minutes

| June 6, 2013 | 0 Comments

One of the most amazing things about our world is that, at first glance, it seems that its complexity violates the second law of thermodynamics. In particular, everything in our universe tends to go from complex and highly ordered state towards chaos, whereas any form of life seems to be a violation of this principle. […]

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Telescopes as Time Machines

| May 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

Dr. Michael Liu was born and raised in the Washington, D.C. area and done his undergraduate work at Cornell University. His doctoral work at the University of California, Berkeley led him to the Institute of Astronomy at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa, where he is now a faculty member. In this TEDx talk Dr. Michael […]

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On the Beginning of Astrobiology

| May 3, 2013 | 0 Comments

The science of astrobiology studies the origin of life in our universe by investigating the living conditions on Earth and other planets. It is an highly interdisciplinary field, which, for a long time, has been considered serious only by the sci-fi writers. Today, however, when the space exploration is breaking new boundaries and projects such […]

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In the Beginning Was the Code

In the Beginning Was the Code

| March 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

The universe seems incredibly complex. But could its rules be dead simple? Juergen Schmidhuber’s fascinating story will try to convince you that this universe and your own life are just by-products of a very simple and fast program computing all logically possible universes. Juergen Schmidhuber is Director of the Swiss Artificial Intelligence Lab IDSIA. He […]

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