The arrow of time

February 25, 2012 § Leave a comment

What makes the past different from the future? Just entropy. An excellent short video from Minute Physics, (a YouTube channel explaining physics with super cool animated videos), explores the differences between the past and the future.

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Read it elsewhere

March 28, 2011 § Leave a comment

Pure randomness today:

  • What do Liberia, Myanmar and the United States of America have in common? They are the only 3 countries in the world not to use the metric system – Gizmodo
  • Our sense of smell might be explained by quantum physics – BBC
  • The end of the telephone? – The New York Times
  • An argument against earth hour – good.is
  • 8-bit deaths (video) – Vulture
  • Google.uk’s Think Quarterly: the data issue – Think Quarterly
  • Types of typsos – Rosscott, Inc.

Types of Typos

A tale of twins (or how to explain relativity theory)

February 26, 2011 § 6 Comments

Do you often find yourself unable to explain eloquently relativity theory? Or even understand its exact terminology?

The tale of identical twins, drawn in a sketch book, helps us understand Albert Einstein’s Twin Paradox, and terms, such as time dilation and nonequivalent reference frames.

Video animation by Yuanjian Luo

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