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Wendoverproductions: Why Time is One of Humanity’s Greatest Inventions

Time has a fascinating history. Much of our modern world wouldn’t be what it is today without the development of better and better clocks. From clocks that use pendulums, to those that use cesium, this video covers the complete history of one of humanity’s greatest inventions.  

Massachusetts Institute of Technology: How the brain encodes time and place

MIT researchers have now identified a brain circuit that processes the “when” and “where” components of memory.  

University of Melbourne: Jim Al-Khalili: Time travel: Separating science fact from science fiction

Is time travel possible? Science fiction has monopolised this question for so long, we thought it was time to investigate what real science has to say. In this lecture which will cover fascinating ideas in physics that lead from Einstein’s theories of relativity, Jim Al-Khalili will treat us to a look at dimensions, investigate how …

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TIME: The Iconic Photo of the Fall of the Berlin Wall

TIME sent photographer Anthony Suau to cover the opening of the border between East and West Berlin in 1989, he knew it could be the story of a lifetime.  

Smithsonian Channel: Who Decided to Put 60 Seconds in a Minute?

One highly influential ancient Middle Eastern civilization established some of the essential systems we still use today. Think you know which it is?  

The Atlantic: Where Time Comes From

The time that ends up on your smartphone—and that synchronizes GPS, military operations, financial transactions, and internet communications—originates in a set of atomic clocks on the grounds of the U.S. Naval Observatory. Dr. Demetrios Matsakis, Chief Scientist for USNO’s Time Services, gives a tour.  

Kurzgesagt: The History and Future of Everything — Time

How much time do you have left? Time makes sense in small pieces. But when you look at huge stretches of time, it’s almost impossible to wrap your head around things. So we teamed up with the awesome blog “Wait but Why” and made this video to help you putting things in perspective with some …

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Adam Magyar: Photos of time

Adam Magyar talks about using industrial cameras and computers to photograph and process urban images that capture a moment of time and then visually expand it. He calls it the “transformation of reality by the camera.” Adam Magyar: Photos of time from PopTech on Vimeo.

Julian Barbour: Does Time Exist?

Julian Barbour, visiting professor at the University of Oxford and the author of The End of Time, addresses the question, Does Time Exist? Barbour explores the history of scientific thought on the concept of time and presents his own interpretations of what time is. Big Ideas is a showcase of contemporary intellectual culture. It features …

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