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Why Electronics Just Shouldn’t Work

Every wire, memory chip, and radio link is constantly fending off data corruption with error detecting and correcting codes. With the help of these codes, electronics can keep up the illusion of perfection… most of the time. Hosted by: Stefan … Continue reading

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What Einstein meant by ‘God does not play dice’- Aeon

‘The theory produces a good deal but hardly brings us closer to the secret of the Old One,’ wrote Albert Einstein in December 1926. ‘I am at all events convinced that He does not play dice.’ Einstein was responding to … Continue reading

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Why It’s Impossible to Tune a Piano

Pianos can’t be perfectly tuned – it’s a mathematical fact! Thanks to http://www.audible.com/minutephysics for supporting MinutePhysics. Equal tempered tuning: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Equal_t… Just Tuning: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Just_in… Harmonics: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harmonic

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Six Things Everyone Should Know About Quantum Physics

Quantum physics can be intimidating, but if you keep these six key concepts in mind, you should be able to improve your understanding of it. Source: Six Things Everyone Should Know About Quantum Physics

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The Mesmerizing Animation of Sinusoidal Waves in GIFs by Étienne Jacob

24-year-old French student Étienne Jacob produces black and white GIFs that transform the curvature found in sinusoidal waves into a multitude of experimental forms. The animated spheres imitate the appearance of mutating microbes or fiery stars, yet tend to remain … Continue reading

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Finding order in disorder demonstrates a new state of matter – ScienceBlog.com

Physicists have identified a new state of matter whose structural order operates by rules more aligned with quantum mechanics than standard thermodynamic theory. In a classical material called artificial spin ice, which in certain phases appears disordered, the material is … Continue reading

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What Is Reality?

QGR say: “What if the very fabric of space and time was a code, or a language? A team of physicists and mathematicians with Los Angeles based Quantum Gravity Research are developing a first-principles unified quantum gravity theory they call … Continue reading

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AI Learns to Read Sentiment Without Being Trained to Do So

OpenAI researchers surprised to discover a neural network trained to predict the next text character in Amazon reviews taught itself to analyze sentiment. Source: AI Learns to Read Sentiment Without Being Trained to Do So

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A different way to visualize rhythm – John Varney

View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/a-different… In standard notation, rhythm is indicated on a musical bar line. But there are other ways to visualize rhythm that can be more intuitive. John Varney describes the ‘wheel method’ of tracing rhythm and uses it … Continue reading

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See a NASA Physicist’s Incredible Origami – Great Big Story

Twenty five years ago, physicist Robert Lang worked at NASA, where he researched lasers. He has also garnered 46 patents on optoelectronics and even wrote a Ph.D. thesis called “Semiconductor Lasers: New Geometries and Spectral Properties.” But in 2001, Lang … Continue reading

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