Robert Zubrin – The Case for Mars

Robert Zubrin is an American aerospace engineer and author, best known for his advocacy of manned Mars exploration. He was the driving force behind Mars Direct—a proposal intended to produce significant reductions in the cost and complexity of such a mission. Here is his talk about exploration and colonization of Mars, with all the technical details although the lecture is a bit aged, but still very interesting and funny at moments. It’s given to the 15th Annual Meeting of the Doctors for Disaster Preparedness held in San Diego, California; June 1997.

Parallel Universes

This is 2001 BBC Horizon documentary film mostly dealing with string theory, M-theory, supergravity and the existence of parallel universes, each one a bit different from the other, with different histories, different event and different laws of physics, thus assuming that everything will happen somewhere, sometime in some universe. Even the same people exist in multiple universes, where their lives may be drastically different, or may even not exist at all…thus encompassing all the possible universes, all possible realities in one multi-verse.
Participants in the documentary include Michio Kaku and Paul Steinhardt.

Hunting for Neutrinos

This is a CERN documentary about the neutrino, an elementary particle that usually travels close to the speed of light, is electrically neutral, has close to zero mass, and is able to pass through ordinary matter almost undisturbed. Naturally such properties make it extremely difficult to detect so this documentary also covers the scientific methods involved in hunting down the neutrino.

Stanford: Quantum Entanglements by Prof. Leonard Susskind

This is a series of lectures from Stanford University, concentrating on Quantum Entanglements. Lecturer is Professor Leonard Susskind, a professor of theoretical Physics at Stanford University, probably best known for his confrontation with Stephen Hawking on the nature of black holes.
Here we have a series of 9 lectures, each almost 2 hours long, enjoy.

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