More info: www.bbc.co.uk Playlist: www.youtube.com Radio 4 joins CERN on 10 September 2008 as scientists attempt to discover more about the origins of the Universe by recreating the aftermath of the Big Bang. Here’s Brian Cox on particle collisions and journeys into the unknown.Tags: Four, bbcradio4, Radio4, science
Welcome to the conclusion of our three-part interview with Dr. Baskaran Pillai, Founder of the Pillai Center for MindScience and teacher of meditation and self-realization practices in both the east and the west. Last week, Dr. Pillai spoke about how mind and matter merge at the particle level. Today, he guides us on how to reclaim our heritage – the greater wisdom and supreme happiness of the “particle mind”.No tags for this post.
Part 4 www.youtube.com Phil Plait works in the physics and astronomy department at Sonoma State University. In the early 90s, he started Badastronomy.com, which has become a popular website focused on educating the public about astronomy and space science, especially as regards common misconceptions and pseudoscientific astronomy claims. In recent years, he has also been involved with debunking several more general pseudoscientific theories. In March 2006, Science magazine celebrated the Bad Astronomy website, praising Plaits blog, begun in March 2005. This blog was also a finalist for the 2006 Weblog Award (the Bloggie). The author of one book, The Bad Astronomer, Phil Plait is also a regular contributor to many online publications, including The Huffington Post. In this interview with DJ Grothe, Phil Plait discusses science education, the need for the public appreciation of science, public investment in space science, and how such investment benefits society. He also addresses the question of sciences compatibility with religion, and explores social conflicts surrounding the teaching of evolution in the public schools. www.pointofinquiry.orgTags: science, death, 2006, physics
Flash animation made by Leonie Savvides in 2005No tags for this post.
Sequel to my first slideshow of some recent photos from NASA’s “Astronomy Picture of the Day” website. Again, all photos and their respective credits can be found on the NASA website: antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov Music is Debussy’s Clair de Lune & Beethoven’s Moonlight SonataNo tags for this post.
ANCHOR: A new discovery by NASA scientists shows that snow was vaporizing before reaching the Mars surface. The Mars Lander Phoenix helped the scientists discover water on this rocky planet. Lets take a look. STORY: Since touching down on Mars in late May the Phoenix lander has established that liquid water once flowed on the surface of the Red Planet. It now appears that snow falls there too. This image, recorded by the NASA explorer, detected snow, frost and cloud forming in the Martian atmosphere above the north pole. But the snow is vaporizing before it reaches the ground. NASA scientist Jim Whiteway said the mission was trying to find evidence that snow is actually landing on the surface – providing a tantalising clue that life may once have existed on Mars. [Jim Whiteway, NASA Lead Scientist]: “And we’re going to be watching very closely over the next month for evidence that the snow is actually landing on the surface. And this is a very important factor in the hydrological cycle on Mars, with the exchange of water between the surface and the atmosphere.” Time is short – the onset of the Martian winter will soon ‘kill-off’ the solar-powered lander. It’s already survived far longer than expected – but soon the sun will dip below the horizon until next April, consigning the craft to a dusty Martian grave.Tags: science, atmosphere, planet, Mars
ROBERT KLAPISCH at TEDxGeneva 2009 (www.tedxgeneva.com/2009/speakers/robert-klapisch) AboutTEDx, x=independently organized event In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self- organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x=independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)Tags: Geneva, tedx, 2009, digital divide
I made this video because most of the sacred geometry videos on youtube are inadequate. They don’t show much depth of understanding in applications. So I’ve tried to rectify that. The music is “Crackerblocks” by Ozric Tentacles. Enjoy!No tags for this post.
Quran and Science part 2Tags: religion, Life, games, fitness
Hosted by Morgan Freeman, Through the Wormhole explores the deepest mysteries of existence — the questions that have puzzled mankind for eternity. What are we made of? What was there before the beginning? Are we really alone? These questions have been pondered by the most brilliant minds in history. Now, modern science may be able to provide us with answersNo tags for this post.