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Stephen Hawking: Questioning the universe

In keeping with the theme of TED2008, professor Stephen Hawking asks some Big Questions about our universe — How did the universe begin? How did life begin? Are we alone? — and discusses how we might go about answering them. Stephen Hawking: Questioning the universe [FMP width=”720″ height=”400″]http://www.ourprg.com/Video/StephenHawking_2008-480p-en.mp4[/FMP]

Physics of Sailing

Veritasium asks the question; How does a sailboat work? The answer might seem obvious, but is it really? With Newton’s laws, vector subtraction, Archimedes’ principle and other mathematics are needed to answer how can a boat can sail upwind and how boats can sail faster than the wind.

Michio Kaku: The Universe in a Nutshell

Big Think presents: The Universe in a Nutshell: The Physics of Everything. With Michio Kaku, Henry Semat Professor of Theoretical Physics at CUNY What if we could find one single equation that explains every force in the universe? Dr. Michio Kaku explores how physicists may shrink the science of the Big Bang into an equation as …

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The discovery of the Higgs Boson by CERN

  Three videos published by CERN in the wake of the discovery of the Higgs Boson; an interview with Peter Higgs and with explanations of the magnitude and relevance of the discovery.