Tag: science

Computer predicts the end of civilisation (1973) | RetroFocus

[♪ PULSING 70s ELECTRONIC MUSIC ♪] It’s not some science fantasy effect from 2001. This electronic display emanating from Australia’s largest computer is a picture of the condition, past, present and future, of planet Earth. The program was originally devised by a scientist working from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Jay Forrester. It was developed […]

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Lec 1 | MIT 6.00 Introduction to Computer Science and Programming, Fall 2008

The following content is provided under a Creative Commons license. Your support will help MIT OpenCourseware continue to offer high-quality educational resources for free. To make a donation, or view additional materials from hundreds of MIT courses, visit MIT OpenCourseware, at ocw.mit.edu . PROFESSOR: Good morning. Try it again. Good morning. STUDENTS: Good morning. PROFESSOR: […]

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Saturn’s Electric Hexagon | Space News

Welcome to Space News from the Electric Universe, brought to you by The Thunderbolts Project™ at Thunderbolts.info On this series, we’ve explored the significance of common forms and shapes seen throughout the cosmos. Plasma, the fourth state of matter, pervades all of the universe and the unique structures produced in plasma laboratories are clearly seen […]

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The 200 Year Old Computer

– Hey guys, I didn’t quite do it right, one second. Shut up. (beep) Hey guys, this is how a French textile mill invented the computer. Wait, what? Now when most people think of computers, they obviously don’t think French textiles, but you know those scantron forms that you used to fill out in school […]

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How do solar panels work? – Richard Komp

The Earth intercepts a lot of solar power: 173 thousand terawatts. That’s ten thousand times more power than the planet’s population uses. So is it possible that one day the world could be completely reliant on solar energy? To answer that question, we first need to examine how solar panels convert solar energy to electrical […]

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Top 10 Fascinating Attempts at Creating PERPETUAL MOTION Machine

10 Fascinating Attempts at Creating Perpetual Motion 10. Boyle’s Self-Flowing Flask One of the simplest ideas for a perpetual motion machine comes from the 17th century Irish chemist and physicist Robert Boyle. His design is simply to have a tank of water with a hose on the bottom that runs water from the tank directly […]

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Could Ultracapacitors Realize Their Full Potential…With Laxatives?

Supercapacitors present an amazing opportunity to move away from batteries and into a world where almost instant charging is the norm. But their drawbacks mean we can’t use them widely…yet. Experiments with a new class of materials that are related to soap and laxatives (yes, laxatives) could bring us one step closer to a world […]

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