Tuesday, August 31, 2010

The World in 2030 - A lecture by Dr. Michio Kaku (Video)

The World in 2030: How Science will Affect Computers, Medicine, Jobs, Our Lifestyles and the Wealth of our Nations

Dr. Michio Kaku is a theoretical physicist and the Henry Semat Professor at the City College of New York and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, where he has taught for more than 30 years. He is a graduate of Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and earned his doctorate from the University of California at Berkeley.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Richard Dawkins: The Greatest Show on Earth (Video)

Richard Dawkins' The God Delusion created a storm of controversy over the question of God's existence. Now, in The Greatest Show on Earth, Dawkins presents a stunning counterattack against advocates of "Intelligent Design" that explains the evidence for evolution while keeping an eye trained on the absurdities of the creationist argument.

More than an argument of his own, it's a thrilling tour into our distant past and into the interstices of life on earth. Taking us through the case for evolution step-by-step, Dawkins looks at DNA, selective breeding, anatomical similarities, molecular family trees, geography, time, fossils, vestiges and imperfections, human evolution, and the formula for a strong scientific theory.

Dawkins' trademark wit and ferocity is joined by an infectious passion for the beauty and strangeness of the natural world, proving along the way that the mechanisms of the natural world are more miraculous -- a "greater show" -- than any creation story generated by any religion on earth.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

The reason why the Large Hadron Collider is in Switzerland (Video)

An interview by Dr. Kirsten "Kiki" Sanford with Dr. Michio Kaku.

Absolute Zero (Video)

What is cold? How do you achieve it, and how cold can it get?

Absolute zero is the theoretical temperature at which entropy would reach its minimum value. The laws of thermodynamics state that absolute zero cannot be reached because this would require a thermodynamic system to be fully removed from the rest of the universe.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Parallel Universes - The Wonders of Quantum Physics (Video)

Parallel Universes is a 2001 documentary produced by the BBC's Horizon series. The documentary has to do with parallel universes, string theory, M theory, supergravity, and other theoretical physics concepts. Participants include Michio Kaku, Paul Steinhardt, and other physicists.

The Vastness of the Universe

A lot of people always thinks highly of themselves. With their achievements and goals, we really can't blame them. But how do we fare compare to the vastness of the universe?

Let's take a look: