Ideatrotter: Disruptive 2.0 Intelligence

A-rhythm-etic. The math behind the beats 

Ready to dance in your seat? Drummer Clayton Cameron breaks down different genres of music—from R&B to Latin to pop—by their beats. A talk that proves hip hop and jazz aren’t cooler than math—they simply rely on it.

#video #science #music #education
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Five True Facts about Google X

Want to learn more about the most intellectual, yet underground unit of Google? With the secrecy of the CIA and the aura of Area 69, Google X’s mystique is explained via a list, courtesy of Marques Brownlee.

#google #science #technology #innovation
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Service Agility from Ericsson speeds innovation, collaboration and OSS/BSS in real time

Ericsson has launched a comprehensive offering that harnesses Ericsson’s extensive OSS and BSS and Service Enablement portfolio capabilities for a new level of streamlined development and delivery of new services and bundles.

#video #engineering #technology #science #strategy

An artistic response to climate change

David Buckland, the founder of Cape Farewell, hopes to persuade the public to engage with the issue of climate change by using the language of art rather than science

#video #climate change #green #science
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Waiting for a Supernova

The poltergeists of physics. That is how scientists refer to neutrinos, the elementary particles that zip through our bodies and morph into different forms like “cosmic chameleons evading capture.” Neutrinos are also said to be “pathologically shy” in that they rarely interact with other particles. And yet, it is said that whenever anything cool happens in the universe, neutrinos are usually involved.

A gigantic supernova explosion would qualify as a cool cosmic event. Neutrinos, which travel at nearly the speed of light, would bring this information to us. Let’s say that a massive star dies on the far side of the Milky Way galaxy. We might not see this event with our optical telescopes because stellar dust obscures the visible light. However, the neutrinos would still get through. 

"Because these particles don’t interact with much they can escape from the site of mayhem — basically from the core of the explosion unhindered and reach us and therefore confirm directly what’s going on there."

#video #science #physics #space

Researchers breathe life into hopes for lab-grown lungs

Scientists in New York have successfully turned human stem cells into functional lung and airway cells for the first time. It’s a breakthrough the researchers at Columbia University believe could eventually lead to the creation of lab-made lungs, using a patient’s own cells. Sharon Reich reports.

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#video #Health Care #technology #engineering #science
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Body parts on a chip

It’s relatively easy to imagine a new medicine, a better cure for some disease. The hard part, though, is testing it, and that can delay promising new cures for years. In this well-explained talk, Geraldine Hamilton shows how her lab creates organs and body parts on a chip, simple structures with all the pieces essential to testing new medications - even custom cures for one specific person.

#video #technology #medicine #engineering #science
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Dark Matter Reveals the Structure of the Universe

We know that the dark matter has to be pretty cold - moving so slowly that its motion hardly matters - and that allows us to predict in great detail the large scale structure of the universe.

#video #universe #space #physics #science

The World’s Biggest, Fastest, Priciest Private Jet

The Dubai Air Show has seen record orders for new planes. Bloomberg’s Elliott Gotkine got a look inside the show’s premier private jet: the Gulfstream G-650. It’s the biggest, fastest and most expensive worldwide.

#video #airplane #engineering #science
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Graphene’s potential to provide drinking water

Graphene is the ultrathin form of carbon that promises many exciting applications on account of its unique mechanical and electrical properties. 

This film takes you to the lab at the University of Manchester in the UK, where graphene was first discovered in 2004, to explore one of these potential applications: water purification. 

Scientists describe how graphene can be used as a selective filter that remove impurities from water, or even to produce drinking water from seawater through the process of desalination.

This film is one of a three-part series exploring some of the most promising technologies that are emerging from physics research. 

#video #science #water #physics