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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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RI: Why is Life the Way it is?

RI: Why is Life the Way it is?

| September 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

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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SETI: Exoplanet Kepler 452b

SETI: Exoplanet Kepler 452b

| August 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

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?

TEDx: Are We Alone?

| August 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

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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TEDx: Small Solutions for Big Problems

TEDx: Small Solutions for Big Problems

| July 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

Nanoscience is one of those exotic and relatively modern fields that constantly remind us that we are living in times when science fiction is not fiction anymore. Starting with microscopic robots healing terminal diseases and ending with nano spaceships, nanoscience has much to offer. In this talk, Stephanie Moroz will present her work on nano […]

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Tedx: Our Unlikely Universe

Tedx: Our Unlikely Universe

| July 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

Dr Harry Cliff is a particle physicist working at Cambridge and the LHC and an in-house physicist at the Science Museum. In this Tedx talk he discusses what he calls “the new Copernican revolution”. By this Cliff refers to the next great goal of the LHC — the search for supersymmetric particles, which will be […]

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Kate Lancaster: The Extreme World of Lasers

Kate Lancaster: The Extreme World of Lasers

| July 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

Lasers, besides being a weapon of choice of every self-respecting sci-fi villain, can be used in loads of useful applications. In this recent talk from the Royal Institution, Kate Lancaster has a thorough look in some of these applications, including but not limited to miniature particle accelerators, fusion reactors, miniature astrophysical condition labs, modern medical […]

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Oxford University Physics Lectures

Oxford University Physics Lectures

| July 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

The internet is a wonderful thing when it comes to free stuff, such as open courses. To illustrate this, I present you a bunch of courses and standalone lectures from Oxford University. The two courses currently available from Oxford include an introductory course on quantum physics and a full course on the basics of solid […]

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