While the question of CO2-emissions becomes increasingly worrying for most members of society, the answer from many government officials sounds dim. As of now, the reduction of pollution with the greenhouse gas is only dealt with through advocacy of lower consumption: we institute daylight saving times, No Car days or ban plastic bags. Whether or not we agree with these measures, they are undoubtedly inconvenient.
When it rains, should you run or walk to stay as dry as possible? Here's the scientific answer. Minutephysics Video on youtube.com
Mathematician Kelsey Houston-Edwards explains exactly what singularities are and how they exist right under our noses. Video by PBS on Youtube.
Immortality has gone secular. Unhooked from the realm of gods and angels, it’s now the subject of serious investment – both intellectual and financial – by philosophers, scientists and the Silicon Valley set.
Researchers have developed a new technique that peppers metallic nanoparticles into semiconductors, an advance that could boost the efficiency of LED lighting by 50 percent and even pave the way for invisibility cloaking devices.
It’s the first technique that can inexpensively grow metal nanoparticles both on and below the surface of semiconductors.
The process adds virtually no cost during manufacturing and its improved efficiency could allow manufacturers to use fewer semiconductors in finished products, making them less expensive.
This video is about the phenomenon of neutrino oscillations, which is where neutrinos can change flavors (ie, change between electron, muon, or tau neutrinos) because those interaction states are in non-trivial superpositions of the free traveling/mass eigenstates (𝜈1, 𝜈2 and 𝜈3).