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Why Are There 7 Days In a Week? EXPLAINED

[…] ↓ More info and sources below ↓ […] Why does everyone use a 7 day week, and where did it come from? Where do the names of the days come from? And who can we blame for Mondays? Here’s … Continue reading

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John Conway: Surreal Numbers – How playing games led to more numbers than anybody ever thought of

T’S ALL ABOUT MATH! An ongoing series hosted by The Department of Mathematics of the University of Toronto How playing games led to more numbers than anybody ever thought of with DR. JOHN CONWAY, Princeton University Tuesday February 23, 4:00pm … Continue reading

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Surreal Numbers (writing the first book) – Numberphile

Donald Knuth coined the term “Surreal Numbers” and wrote the first book about them after lunch with the man who devised them, John Conway. More links & stuff in full description below ↓↓↓ More from this interview: https://youtu.be/gMuS8ckbdZE John Conway … Continue reading

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The elegant physics experiment to decode the nature of reality | Aeon Essays

Photo by Andrea Buso/Gallery Stock How a sunbeam split in two became physics’ most elegant experiment, shedding light on the underlying nature of reality   Imagine throwing a baseball and not being able to tell exactly where it’ll go, despite … Continue reading

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The Speed of Light is Infinite… Kind Of.

[…] Is the speed of light finite? Or is it infinite? That depends on what geometry you’re using and how you define speed. It’s infinite in hyperbolic geometry, which is the proper geometry for spacetime. 00:00 Cold Open 00:49 Speed … Continue reading

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How to capture the night sky with a phone & camera | 3 TIPS for astrophotography beginners

Today I’m sharing all my tips and tricks for capturing the stars in the night sky with both a smart phone and a DSLR camera whilst under some of the darkest skies in the Maldives. Plus I pit the iPhone … Continue reading

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Max Planck Quantum Theory

In 1900 Max Planck accidentally created quantum theory. Why? In this video I use his *own* words to describe one of the most radical acts in all of science. My Patreon Page (thanks!): https://www.patreon.com/user?u=15291200 To be added to my mailing … Continue reading

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Obscure Phenomena That Einstein Turned Into Major Discoveries

Can a “grain of pollen” change the world? One might think it’s too tiny for an object that can bring any changes whatsoever. But that’s exactly what happened: a grain of pollen managed to change the world as it was … Continue reading

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Why Is Gravity So Weak?

[…] Researched and Written by Leila Battison Narrated and Edited by David Kelly Incredible thumbnail art by Ettore Mazza, the GOAT: https://www.instagram.com/ettore.mazz… If you like our videos, check out Leila’s Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXIk… REFERENCES AND SOURCES: https://www.thecrimson.com/article/20… https://news.uchicago.edu/podcasts/bi… https://news.mit.edu/2020/universe-fi… https://www.space.com/big-bang-study-… … Continue reading

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Finding X | A Mathematical Short Film

Finding X is an animated short film about X’s search for meaning in a world full of numbers. Official website: https://findingxfilm.com/ Credits: Created & Produced by Toby Hendy & Cedric Scheerlinck Animated & Directed by Benjamin Zaugg Music = Cassie … Continue reading

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