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An Equation for Intelligence

An Equation for Intelligence

| February 16, 2014 | 1 Comment

One of the great difficulties when investigating intelligence to a physicist is  a lack of equations, — after all, physicists simply love equations. That’s probably why Alex Wissner-Gross decided to come up with an equation describing intelligence. And that equation is F = T ∇ Sτ, where F is the force, T is temperature and S […]

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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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TED: Universe on a Knife Edge

| October 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

In this recent TED video Gian Giudice discusses the discovery of Higgs boson and what it means for physics. In particular, he discusses why Higgs is not the end of particle physics and what other discoveries might be expected from our colliders. In addition, Giudice presents an idea that  Higgs field could exist in an ultra-dense state, […]

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TED: Psychedelic Science

| October 3, 2013 | 0 Comments

I always thought of science as just another branch of art. Then again, art could be viewed as just another science, couldn’t it? It’s great that there are people, who share such a view. As an example, a Swiss artist and photographer Fabian Oefner spends his time by turning everyday science into works of art. In […]

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TED: Why I Fell in Love With Monster Prime Numbers by Adam Spencer

TED: Why I Fell in Love With Monster Prime Numbers by Adam Spencer

| October 2, 2013 | 1 Comment

Adam Spencer, who talks about prime numbers in this recent TED talk, is an amazing personality — he is a radio presenter, media personality and a huge math geek. In this presentation he talks about prime numbers, their meaning, importance, short history and what is the largest currently known prime number. Finally he finishes with […]

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Taylor Wilson on Small Fission Reactors

| August 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

Taylor Wilson is popular for creating a working fusor when he was only 14 years old. Now, however, he’s gonna talk about his ideas on how to revolutionize fission reactors. Wilson has won financing to create a company to realize his vision of small nuclear fission reactors. In this video he explains why his big idea could […]

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Benoit Mandelbrot on Fractals and the Art of Roughness

Benoit Mandelbrot on Fractals and the Art of Roughness

| July 11, 2013 | 0 Comments

Benoit B. Mandelbrot was a Polish-born, French and American mathematician, noted for his work on the “theory of roughness” and the development of the  field of fractal geometry. His other work include creation of the so-called  Mandelbrot set of never-ending fractal shapes and work on the mathematics of the stock market prices. In this talk, which happens to be one […]

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Dan Meyer: Math Class Needs a Makeover

| July 11, 2013 | 0 Comments

Here’s another great TEDx talk delivered by Dan Meyer. Meyer is a math teacher, who believes that our modern mathematics educations requires a major makeover. In this talk Dan Meyer presents his classroom-tested math exercises that encourage students to stop and think. For more TED & TEDx videos visit the list of physics TED talks […]

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