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125 Great Science Videos: From Astronomy to Physics & Psychology Astronomy & Space Travel A Brief, Wondrous Tour of Earth (From Outer Space) - Video - Recorded from August to October, 2011 at the International Space Station, this HD footage offers a brilliant tour of our planet and stunning views of the aurora borealis.A Universe from Nothing - Video - In 53 minutes, theoretical physicist Lawrence Krauss answers some big enchilada questions, including how the universe came from nothing.A Year of the Moon in 2.5 Minutes - Video - The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter has been orbiting the moon for over a year. The footage gets compressed into 2 slick minutes.A Day on Earth (as Seen From Space) - Video - Astronaut Don Pettit trained his camera on planet Earth, took a photo once every 15 seconds, and then created a brilliant time-lapse film.Atlantis's Final Landing at Kennedy Space Center - Video - After more than 30 years, the space shuttle era comes to a close. Physics Biology & Chemistry Environment, Geology and & Ecology Psychology & Neuroscience

High School Physics and AP Physics Online [Link]: KIC 8462852, aka WTF star, "the most mysterious star in our galaxy", ETI candidate, etc. - Less Wrong Discussion KIC 8462852, or the WTF (Where's the Flux?) star, is an F-type main sequence star about 1,480 ly away. It's a little larger and more massive than the sun, and a few times brighter. Kepler observations over the last few years reveal very strange large and aperiodic flux variations (up to 20%) - of the general form predicted by some ETI megastructure models. The star's fluctuations were discovered by the PlanetHunters team. Abstract of the WTF paper: Over the duration of the Kepler mission, KIC 8462852 was observed to undergo irregularly shaped, aperiodic dips in flux down to below the 20% level. From "Comets or Aliens?" In a another recent paper Jason Wright et al discusses the WTF star in more detail and critiques the comet theory. The Search for Extraterrestial Civilizations with Large Energy Supplies. Arnold (2005), Forgan (2013), and Korpela et al. (2015) noted that planet-sized artificial structures could be discovered with Kepler as they transit their host star.

Pysics is Phun! Enter the wild world of physics where appearances and logic are often turned upside down. Understanding the underlying concepts is essential for uncovering the magic of physics. It can be a thrilling adventure for students as they discover lots of cool methods for lasting knowledge. Amusement Park Physics Plan a virtual field trip to Amusement Park Physics sponsored by the Annenberg Foundation. ExploreLearning Over 400 math and science Gizmos populate this subscription based Website. Fear of Physics Animated demonstrations and virtual activities will engage students in critical thinking about the how and why of physics. Ippex Online Students will enjoy these virtual learning modules on matter, electricity and magnetism, energy, and fusion. Java Applets on Physics: Walter Fendt Walter Fendt has created a fabulous set of Java applets that may be used by educators. Little Shop of Physics NSTA Learning Center Physclips The Physics Classroom Physics of Sport Physics World Teaching Resources

Practical Physics This website is for teachers of physics in schools and colleges. It is a collection of experiments that demonstrate a wide range of physical concepts and processes. Some of the experiments can be used as starting-points for investigations or for enhancement activities. Physics is a practical science. Good quality, appropriate physics experiments and investigations are the key to enhanced learning, and clarification and consolidation of theory. We have published a new set of resources to support the teaching of practical science for Key Stages 3-5. Astronomers spy most distant Solar System object ever NASA/ESA/G. Bacon/STScI The Kuiper belt lies beyond Neptune. Astronomers have spotted the most distant object ever seen in the Solar System: a frigid world that currently lies 103 times farther from the Sun than Earth does. It breaks a record previously held by the dwarf planet Eris, which had been seen at 97 times the Earth–Sun distance. Scott Sheppard, an astronomer at the Carnegie Institution for Science in Washington DC, reported the object on 10 November at the American Astronomical Society’s Division for Planetary Sciences meeting in National Harbor, Maryland. The object sits beyond the edge of the Kuiper belt (home to Eris and Pluto), and into the inner fringes of the next part of the Solar System, the Oort cloud. But astronomers have not tracked the newfound object for long enough to know its full path, and there is a chance that it will travel much closer to the Sun than its current distance of 103 astronomical units (au; 1 au is approximately 150 million kilometres).

Jazz - A Film by Ken Burns by Pbs (Direct), Ken Burns | 841887051255 | DVD ...And That's What Jazz Music Is I've always wanted to take a systematic look at Jazz and, accordingly, dutifully watched all 18 hours of Ken Burns's documentary. I don't feel that my investment of time was well-served, and I even feel that my good faith as a viewer was abused by those with an agenda to serve. Was this review helpful?

Smile Into Your Organs: “A smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks” Charles Gordy I love the idea that smiling is used as a healing and meditation practice by many ancient cultures. Taoists believe that holding a smile on your face and directing it inwards towards your organs and inner body, is the key to good health and longevity. Traditional Balinese healers know that a smile washes away bad energy and recommend smiling meditation as a simple way to calm the mind and bring health to the soul. The inspirational Thich Nhat Hanh has always encouraged us to smile as part of our daily practice for a more peaceful world, and as an essential ingredient in any walking meditation. Photo by stuck in customs: How to smile on the inside: I was first introduced to the Taoist exercise called the “inner smile” about 15 years ago. Each week we were guided to smile on our face, really feel the smiling energy and then imagine ( in our minds eye ) sending the smiling energy into each of our organs. .

Cosmos is a fantastic show about ideological conversion more than it’s about science Like Carl Sagan before him, Neil deGrasse Tyson is constructing a cult of personality. Also like Sagan, that personality is not his own. In both its versions, Cosmos has had to serve a number of masters — they’ve both had to educate, to entertain, and to bring in advertising. By far their most defining goal, however, the one that most differentiates them from both the Planet Earths and Bill Nyes of the world, is ideological. In many scientifically inclined circles, that’s a borderline offensive accusation, and the nervousness has only become more acute since Sagan’s day. Who couldn’t love that face? Both Sagan’s Cosmos and Tyson’s are explicit and unmoving on the issue of faith: belief without evidence is the antithesis of reason, and irreconcilable with a scientific understanding of the universe. Neither ever tries to sugar-coat its view of the facts or their implications, because ultimately the views and implications are the point, rather than the facts themselves.

Online Library - download and read ebooks for free Higher Density Blog By now, pretty much all of us know and accept that meditation provides a plethora of benefits, including reduced tension and stress and improved focus and concentration. However, how and why meditation does this has long remained unknown—until now! Harvard University scientists have published the results of an 8-week study that used magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to examine the effects of meditation on the brain. MRIs were taken at the beginning and end of the 8-week study. We know what you’re thinking: what is this mysterious gray matter that meditation is rebuilding? Research on the brain has shown that the amount and density of gray matter differs from individual to individual, and can determine or signify certain traits or talents. The Harvard study found that meditation can increase the density of the gray matter in the hippocampus, specifically. -The Alternative Daily Found at:

Top 10 Best Astrophotographers in the World | TopTen 2015 The sky that we usually see and is considered to be an ordinary thing is in fact full of many wonders and secrets that need to be revealed but how to do this? Discovering more about the secrets that are hidden in the sky is costly and requires spending a long time trying to see the invisible objects and observe the changes that take place in front of your eyes using special equipment. The question is how to record all what you see and the amazing beauty of the invisible objects that can be found in the sky to enjoy watching them whenever you want? 10 Arild Heitmann – Norway Arild Heitmann is a landscape photographer whose favorite time to capture his photographs is winter. 9 Luc Perrot – France Luc Perrot travels to different countries all over the world for the sake of capturing his photographs. 8 Troy Casswell – Australia Troy Casswell is a nature, landscape and astrophotographer who specializes in capturing landscape, surf, nightscape and astro photographs. 7 Colin Legg – Australia

Free PDF eBooks DNA molecules can 'teleport', Nobel Prize winner claims A Nobel Prize winning biologist has ignited controversy after publishing details of an experiment in which a fragment of DNA appeared to ‘teleport’ or imprint itself between test tubes. According to a team headed by Luc Montagnier, previously known for his work on HIV and AIDS, two test tubes, one of which contained a tiny piece of bacterial DNA, the other pure water, were surrounded by a weak electromagnetic field of 7Hz. Eighteen hours later, after DNA amplification using a polymerase chain reaction, as if by magic the DNA was detectable in the test tube containing pure water. Oddly, the original DNA sample had to be diluted many times over for the experiment to work, which might explain why the phenomenon has not been detected before, assuming that this is what has happened. The phenomenon might be very loosely described as 'teleportation' except that the bases project or imprint themselves across space rather than simply moving from one place to another. What does all of this mean?