"Time is nature's way to keep everything from happening all at once." - John Wheeler

The Articles & Videos here are placed in no particular order in relation to, when produced, or when posted on the internet.

2020 - 2021
A New Map of all the Particles & Forces
All of nature springs from a handful of components - the fundamental particles- that interact with one another in only a few different ways. The equations describing these particles and interactions are today known as the Standard Model of particle physics. Still absent are the particles that make up dark matter, the force of gravity, and an explanation for the mass of neutrinos, but it provides an extremely accurate picture of almost all other observed phenomena.
The New Interactive Map
Is string theory worth it?
After 60 years, this beautiful theory hasn't produced many tangible results. It has had a long and venerable career. Starting in the 1960s as an attempt to explain the strong nuclear force, and grown to become a candidate theory of everything and anything.
The Story & Videos
IBM now has 18 quantum computers in its fleet of weird machines
Eighteen quantum computers might not sound like a lot. But given that each one is an unwieldy device chilled within a fraction of a degree above absolute zero and operated by Ph.D. researchers, it's actually a pretty large fleet. In comparison, Google's quantum computers lab near Santa Barbara, California, has only five , and Honeywell has only six.
The Story & Video
Toward an Unhackable Quantum Internet
"This is the realization of a goal that has been pursued by our quantum science and engineering community for more than two decades."....."We plan to create large networks of entangled quantum memories and explore the first applications of the quantum internet."
The Story
"Emergence", is the most recent property of Quantum Physics that has come to modern study.
We've touched on Emergence before, (below) in its early maturation. Def: In philosophy, systems theory, science, and art, emergence occurs when an entity is observed to have properties its parts do not have on their own. These properties or behaviors emerge only when the parts interact in a wider whole.
The Story & Videos
String theory vs. M-theory: A showdown to explain our univers.
Featuring Dr. Paul Sutter in three parts. String Theory in its five different versions is unraveled - sort of, where as M-theory is like an uber-theory of strings, showing how all five string theories are really just small corners of a much larger, and much more mysterious, theory. You'll need some Branes.
The Story & Videos
Featuring Dr. Brian Greene, and produced by Tom Compagnoni. So what is infinity? How big is space? What is the biggest number? How small is space? Is the universe infinite? This documentary is beautifully edited with alluring soundtrack. The Video
The Quantum Technology race is getting crowded. Back in the day, when the news broke that the Russians had launched the worlds first artificial satellite (Sputnik), that surely was an awakening for U.S. scientists. That said, there could be another Sputnik event taking place only this time it is China that is out in front in the field of Quantum Computing. In a sentence, it is a winner take all race with the winner being able to crack any encryption code (instantly I might add), while at the same time preventing others from doing same. A Video
One of the best TED lectures by our favorite physicist Brian Green. He explains the Multiverse, Dark Matter and String Theory an dhow they are all connected. Although this timeless presentation is somewhat dated. it is no less compelling today as when it was made. A Video
2017 - 2020
CRISPR-Cas9 Explore the science of the groundbreaking technology for editing genes, and how the tool could be used to cure diseases. Recent advancements, scientists can change an organisms fundamental features in record time using gene editing tools such as CRISPR. But where did this medical marvel come from and how does it work?
Andrea M. Henle examines the science behind this new technology. Her Story (Video)
Groundbreaking news from the world of Physics. For one, Einstein was (partially) wrong! This PBS NOVA video is 53 minutes long and well worth it for any science inclined person. You might prefer, to watch it "On Demand" with your cable company as it is best on a large screen.

It shows how physicists finally proved Quantum Entanglement despite the fact our brain finds it illogical and bewildering. Amongst other things, it's conclusion renders the speed of light obsolete. NOVA's story

Are We Alone? Maybe. The Better Question Is, Can We Survive?
The essay centers on a relatively new field of study known as astrobiology, which can be called revolutionary. Explain what it means and why it is giving us new insights into our place in the universe and whether we're alone in the universe depends on whether alien societies overcame the climate change their advances would have created.
[A National Geographic Story]

Quantum Entanglement Simplified - AKA faster than light speed! Quantum entanglement is the name given to a physical phenomenon, when a particle or groups of particles become entangled. Each will react to the another no matter the distance! In other words change the spin of a particle on earth and its entangled partner will react instantly even if a billion miles away. Yes faster than Light! The Video

"Why You Should Care About Quantum Theory?" Well, it hints of an incredibly exciting future! Quantum science is white hot right now, with excited talk of unimaginably powerful quantum computers, ultra-efficient quantum communication and impenetrable cyber security. Simply put, Quantum science promises giant leaps forward instead of the baby steps we have grown accustomed to through everyday science. The Story

Sign on to a Quantum Computer - They Need You - Since 2016, IBM has offered online access to a quantum computer. Anyone can log in and execute commands on a 5-qubit or 14-qubit machine located in Yorktown Heights, New York, from the comfort of their own home. This month, I finally tried it-nervously. I did not know what I was doing and worried I might break the hardware. "You won't mess anything up," IBM physicist James Wootton assured me via Skype. The Story & Videos

Competing with String Theory is Emergence Theory - Still in the early stage of development, emergence theory attempts to unify, through mathematical and scientific rigor, the theory of relativity, quantum mechanics, and consciousness. This video is presented in layperson terms and explains basics tenets of emergence theory, quantum mechanics and digital physics in ways that are meant to be communicative and fun. ..."Reality is made of information which is created by observation (See double slit experiment) by something conscious." Comments & Video

Vibrating Strings - Einstein's Relativity, the Realm of the large and Quantum Mechanics the domaine of the very small come together in one theory called String Theory. It is the leading contender for an equation which works for both, but only if one allows for a multi dimensional universe. Updated 03/18.
Essay & Video

Updated for Atheists November 2018

This is Doctor Quantum. He will show you what has been called the grandaddy of quantum physics experiments. This mind boggling, nonintuitive experiment was performed for the first time by Thomas Young in 1801. It was part of a classical physics experiment well before quantum mechanics was discovered in the 1838 discovery of cathode rays by Michael Faraday and made popular in 1900 by Max Planck with his quantum hypothesis. Here is the story of the Double Slit Experiment - a Video
We all remember from our science class that the speed of light was 186,000 mi./sec +/-. Also we remember learning nothing can go faster - right? That may not be so as a recent theory in Quantum Physics has an Instant reaction being possible over galactic distances. In other words, communications between Earth and Mars would be instantaneous . No more waiting the 13 min., 48 sec., for Rover's radio signal to arrive. This phenomena made Einstein fatootsed. He called it "Spooky action at along distance".
[The simples explanation]
      [In layman's language]
NASA's Parker Solar Probe launches on a mission to study the sun and its dangers
This is our third article on this very real possibility - which deals with the worst case scenario. In the others the emphasis was on an electrical grid take-down by hackers, leaving only motor driven and battery devices working. This is the ultimate when nothing electrical works - not even your car. 100 years ago it's impact would be slight, today it would doom society as we know it, leaving few survivors. .
[A National Geographic Story]

Are We Alone? Maybe. The Better Question Is, Can We Survive?
The essay centers on a relatively new field of study known as astrobiology, which can be called revolutionary. Explain what it means and why it is giving us new insights into our place in the universe and whether we're alone in the universe depends on whether alien societies overcame the climate change their advances would have created.
[A National Geographic Story]

Speed of light travel - Fantasy?
We all know we cant travel as fast as the speed of light or even come close. Yet our Government isn't sure and has been conduction research on the subject. Their their report on warp drives and faster-than-light travel has recently come to light and included here. It's a serious work done by physicists. Still a other theoretical physicist says there's "zero chance that anyone within the next 1,000 years" will see it happen if ever.
[Nevertheless its nice to fantasize.]

Are we living in a Multiverse?
Is our universe one of a kind - or, as some scientists argue, one of an infinity of universes. A cosmos where an infinite number of universes exist beside our own is no longer confined to science fiction. Physicists have advanced three distinct arguments for the Multiverse existence. Still others would say it is just a mitigation for our God.
[What do you think?]

About Dark Matter and Dark Energy
What are they anyway? If you knew, you'd be on your way to Stockholm for your nobel prize in Physics. We know that they exist, and we know what they are not. So what do we know about those strange things?
1) Well we know there is something (out there),
2) We know it interacts with gravity,
3) There is a lot of it.
[See Video & Recent Update Speculation]

Star Map - The Gaia satellite has given us a new star map that is out of this world. The European Space Agency's Gaia mission released the richest and most detailed star map thus far. It includes about 1.7 billion stars, far more than humans can see with their naked eyes. In addition to mapping the stars, the survey also measures the position and trajectory of more than 14,000 objects within the solar system such as asteroids & comets.
The Story

The Battery Boost We've Been Waiting for Is Only a Few Years Out.
Batteries that power our modern world are expected to get a jump in storage capacity of 30% or more. The batteries that power our modern world-from phones to drones to electric cars-will soon experience something not heard of in years: Their capacity to store electricity will jump by double-digit percentages, according to researchers, developers and manufacturers. What's coming is a more fundamental change to the materials that make up a battery. The story is here.

Stephen Hawking had pinned his hopes on 'M-theory' to fully explain the universe - here's what it is.
Rumour has it that Albert Einstein spent his last few hours on Earth scribbling something on a piece of paper in a last attempt to formulate a theory of everything. Some 60 years later, another legendary figure in theoretical physics, Stephen Hawking, may have passed away with similar thoughts. We know Hawking thought something called "M-theory" is our best bet for a complete theory of the universe. But what is it?. M-theory

Michio Kaku Explores Colonization of Mars, Travel to the Stars.
An excerpt from his latest work, "The Future of Humanity: Terraforming Mars, Interstellar Travel, Immortality, and Our Destiny Beyond Earth," Kaku says (VIDEO) that for humanity to have a long-term future we must ultimately leave Earth. Most of what he predicts will be acomplished by private industry and has already started and at a fraction of "Government" cost. Grandpa will see us on the moon again - our Grandchildren on Mars. Breif excerpt & great video explanation.

Physicists Outline 10 Dimensions and how you'd experience them. Some of us may remember graphing coordinates in math class with the x and y-axes plus a third dimension, depth the z-axis. Another way to look at it is latitude, longitude, and altitude, which can locate any object on Earth. These are followed by the fourth dimension, space-time. Everything has to occur somewhere and at a certain time. After that, things get weird. The leading theory today to explain the nature of our universe, contends that there are 10 dimensions. Your Journey is here. [Including Videos]

Most of us know of Einstein's Relativity as E=MC2. It's the simple formula for the very large in the universe - gravity, planets, galaxies, black holes etc. On the other side of the coin there is the very small and its formulary called Quantum Mechanics. That would be atoms, electrons, quarks, neutrinos and the newest, the Higgs Bison. As was Einstein, todays physicists, they have been trying to find a simple formula for both. The problem is, what happens at the quantum level defies logic. Even Einstein called events "Spooky" and riddled by paradoxes. Relax and be mesmerized by this 27 min, Video made for the would be physicist in us. Some say it even proves Harshem (God). - [The Amazing Video]

QUANTUM COMPUTING is the Next Giant Step in technology. To understand the power of quantum computing, imagine 1,000 Equifax hacks happening at once. During World War II the federal government launched the Manhattan Project to ensure the U.S. would possess the first atomic bomb. Seventy-five years later, America is in another contest just as vital to national security, the economy and even the future of liberal democracy. It's the race to build the first fully operational quantum computer. The rest of the story & Video

Genome Editing using CRISPR, the new, easy and cheep technology that makes altering the human genome widely available. So what is CRISPR? Two articles and video included here explain what you'll need to know, yet leave you with many unanswered questions. You will no doubt see the hair rising on the necks of bioethicists.
[Atticle & Updated Video] Updated 03/18

A moment of Astrophysical Ecstasy, AKA a watershed moment, not realized since Einstein's famous equation. This event has produced more articles and videos and employed scientists on a single subject since Einstein's E=MC2, yet few can appreciate its significance. Met our worlds first ever observed KILONOVA. [Atticle & Video]

Michio Kaku: The Universe Is a Symphony of Vibrating Strings.
The co-founder of Field String Theory explains why the universe has 11 dimensions rather than any other number. And where does it take him, but to the mind of God. Not unlike other disciplines os science, logic and math are taking us there. A Short Video Explanation
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