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Do the Past and Future Exist, and is the future predetermined by Quantum Mechanics? (science video)

October 21, 2020 | By | Reply More
Do the Past and Future Exist, and is the future predetermined by Quantum Mechanics? (science video)

In this pair of science videos from the excellent PBS Space Time, we explore some truly mind-expanding and mind-blowing questions … do the Past and Future Exist, and is the future predetermined by Quantum Mechanics? Hey, give me some wriggle room for free will here, geniuses of science! Does this bloke in the blue box […]

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Is alien ‘life’ weirder than we know? (science video).

October 21, 2020 | By | Reply More
Is alien ‘life’ weirder than we know? (science video).

In this hour-long video panel chat at the World Science Festival, the participants posit if we want to discover alien life out there in the universe, we first need to figure out where to look—and what we’re even looking for. Will it be biological like us? Could it be artificial, or take some other form […]

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NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft arrives at Bennu asteroid, raids it, leaves (news).

October 21, 2020 | By | Reply More
NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft arrives at Bennu asteroid, raids it, leaves (news).

NASA’s Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security, Regolith Explorer (aka OSIRIS-REx) spacecraft unfurled its robotic arm Tuesday, and in a first for the agency, briefly touched an asteroid to collect dust and pebbles from the surface for delivery to Earth in 2023. This well-preserved, ancient asteroid, known as Bennu, is currently more than 200 million […]

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Elon Musk interview at the 2020 Mars Society con (video).

October 17, 2020 | By | Reply More
Elon Musk interview at the 2020 Mars Society con (video).

Elon Musk is interviewed by the 2020 Mars Society about his plans for SpaceX to colonise the Red Planet, as well as spreading mankind first through the solar system, and then on to the stars!

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Low-Tech Spacefaring Civilizations (science video).

October 17, 2020 | By | Reply More
Low-Tech Spacefaring Civilizations (science video).

We typically imagine interstellar civilizations as vastly superior in technology to modern times, but could the future see planets colonized by spaceships little better than our modern ones? Could some alien worlds allow space travel to develop far sooner and easier than it did on Earth? Or could civilizations abandon more advanced technology?

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Nations sign Artemis Accords for peaceful space exploration (news).

October 14, 2020 | By | Reply More
Nations sign Artemis Accords for peaceful space exploration (news).

International cooperation on and around the Moon as part of the Artemis program is taking a step forward today with the signing of the Artemis Accords between NASA and several partner countries. The Artemis Accords establish a practical set of principles to guide space exploration cooperation among nations participating in the agency’s 21st century lunar […]

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The Art Of Statistics: Learning From Data by David Spiegelhalter (book review).

October 13, 2020 | By | Reply More
The Art Of Statistics: Learning From Data by David Spiegelhalter (book review).

Statistics are nothing unless you understand how sampling and analysis is done and can draw real conclusions from them. With so many statistics bandied about on the news for covid-90, being able to understand the figures and how they are composed is a handy tool to have in your toolbag. Statistics is essentially examining gathered […]

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Elon Musk interview: Mars before A.I. makes humanity extinct? (audio)

October 13, 2020 | By | Reply More
Elon Musk interview: Mars before A.I. makes humanity extinct? (audio)

Elon Musk has a vision of the future, and — as one of the world’s richest men with four tech-redefining organisations under his thumb — maybe the means to attempt to define our future, too. In this interview, Elon outlines his theory of just about everything. “I do not think this is actually the end […]

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The Museum of Alien Life (science video).

October 9, 2020 | By | Reply More
The Museum of Alien Life (science video).

What if there was a museum that contained every type of life form in the universe? This forty-minute science video takes you on a tour through the possible forms alien life might take, from the eerily familiar to the utterly exotic, ranging from the inside of the Earth to the most hostile corners of the […]

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Wow, what a signal: the time we picked up an alien radio transmission (science video).

October 5, 2020 | By | Reply More
Wow, what a signal: the time we picked up an alien radio transmission (science video).

Here’s a science documentary on the The Wow! Signal, a strong narrowband radio signal received August 15th, 1977, by Ohio State University’s Big Ear radio telescope. The signal came from the direction of the constellation Sagittarius and bore all the expected hallmarks of an extraterrestrial origin. It still remains the strongest candidate for an alien […]

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