Michio Kaku & Brian Green Explain String Theory in a Nutshell: Elegant Explanations of an Elegant Theory

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A few years ago, String Theory seemed the prime candidate for the “long-sought Theory of Everything,” the holy grail of physics that will reveal, writes Jim Holt in The New Yorker, “how the universe began and how it will end… in a few elegant equations, perhaps concise enough to be emblazoned on a T-shirt.

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Download the Software That Provides Stephen Hawking’s Voice

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Ah to be possessed of a highly distinctive voice.
Actress Katherine Hepburn had one.
As did FDR…
And noted Hollywood Square Paul Lynde…
Physicist Stephen Hawking may trump them all, though his famously recognizable voice is not organic.

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Gravity Visualized by High School Teacher in an Amazingly Elegant & Simple Way

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Just a few miles down the highway from Open Culture’s gleaming headquarters you will find Los Gatos High School, where Dan Burns, an AP Physics Teacher, has figured out a simple but clever way to visualize gravity, as it was explained by Einstein’s 1915 General Theory of Relativity.

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See Galileo’s Famous Gravity Experiment Performed in the World’s Largest Vacuum Chamber, and on the Moon

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It is one of the most famous experiments in all of science history, but there’s significant doubt about whether it actually took place.

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What Is Déjà Vu? Michio Kaku Wonders If It’s Triggered by Parallel Universes

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I’ve spent the past week on a road trip across America, and, during it, experienced perhaps my most intense case of déjà vu ever.

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Adam Savage’s Animated Lesson on the Simple Ideas That Lead to Great Scientific Discoveries

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Educator, industrial design fabricator and Myth Busters cohost Adam Savage is driven by curiosity.
Science gets his wheels turning faster than the notched disc Hippolyte Fizeau used to measure the speed of light in 1849.

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The Drawings & Paintings of Richard Feynman: Art Expresses a Dramatic “Feeling of Awe”

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I first encountered bongo-playing physicist Richard Feynman in a college composition class geared toward science majors. I was not, mind you, a science major, but a disorganized sophomore who registered late and grabbed the last available seat in a required writing course. Skeptical, I thumbed through the reading in the college bookstore.

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1980s Photo Captures Neil deGrasse Tyson Looking Hip in Grad School (Plus More on His “Failed Experiment” at UT-Austin)

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Last year, we revisited the high school days of Neil deGrasse Tyson. Growing up in New York City during the 1970s, Tyson attended Bronx Science (class of ’76), ran an impressive 4:25 mile, captained the school’s wrestling team, and, he fondly recalls, wore basketball sneakers belonging to the Knick’s Walt “Clyde” Frazier.

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Neil deGrasse Tyson Presents a Brief History of Everything in an 8.5 Minute Animation

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Patreon, a crowd funding site where fans can automatically tithe a set amount to their fave artist every time that person uploads content, is a great way for passionate, under-recognized individuals to gain visibility and a bit of dough.

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Free: Download Neil deGrasse Tyson’s Short Course, The Inexplicable Universe, in Audio or Video Format

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Note: This course is no longer available online. But no worries, you can find related courses in our collections: Free Online Astronomy Courses and Free Online Physics Courses. Many are taught by leading professors in the field, and they’re part of our larger collection, 1200 Free Online Courses from Top Universities.

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