How Climate Change Causes Biodiversity Loss and What We Can Do About It

From The Royal Institution. As the climate has heated over the last century, species extinction has rapidly accelerated. However, protecting biodiversity can help us mitigate and adapt to climate change. Watch the Q&A: https://youtu.be/AtveK2rIFSI From increased forest fires to rising sea levels, flora, fauna and fungi are all under threat from the effects of human-induced…

The first electric generator⚡#Shorts

From The Royal Institution. On 17 and 18 October 1831, Michael Faraday developed the first-ever electric generator. Watch the demo: as the magnet moves, the lines of magnetic force repeatedly intersect with the wire, exciting the electrons in the wire and generating electrical current 💡 Virtually all electric power is produced using Faraday’s principles, whether…

Is Dark Matter Real? – with Sabine Hossenfelder

From The Royal Institution. What is the evidence for and against dark matter? Sabine argues for the superfluidity of dark matter that allows for a suitable combination of dark matter and a modification of general relativity. Watch the Q&A: https://youtu.be/ZVD3K4DbxgY Explore more of Sabine’s ideas via her book: https://geni.us/HfbLg Or YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/SabineHossenfelder For more…

Constructor Theory: A New Explanation of Fundamental Physics – Chiara Marletto and Marcus du Sautoy

From The Royal Institution. Constructor theory holds promise for revolutionising the way fundamental physics is formulated and for providing essential tools to face existing technological challenges. Chiara’s book "The Science of Can and Can’t" is available now: https://geni.us/ChiaraMarletto Watch the Q&A: https://youtu.be/q9hCRLCLztI Physicist Chiara Marletto proposes a new way of thinking about laws of nature.…

The Fundamental Constituents of Matter and the Eightfold Way

From The Royal Institution. Join Ben Still as he deconstructs particle physics brick by brick on a journey through the creation of the standard model. Ben’s book: https://geni.us/X7Tggm Learn more on Ben Still’s channel: youtube.com/drbenstill Visit Ben Still’s website: http://pprc.qmul.ac.uk/~still/wordpress/ Ben Still is a physicist, author, and educator. As a physicist he has worked on…

The Hidden Geometry of Everything – with Jordan Ellenberg

From The Royal Institution. The answers to everything, from how computers learn to play chess to how a democracy should choose its representatives, can be found in geometry. Jordan’s book "Shape" is available now: https://geni.us/ellenberg Watch the Q&A: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CLbiOKpOOBo Mathematician Jordan Ellenberg reveals the hidden geometry underneath some of the most important problems we face.…

Rutherford, Radioactivity and the Future of Physics – with the Cosmic Shambles Network

From The Royal Institution. Often dubbed the ‘Father of the Nuclear Age’, Ernest Rutherford’s pioneering, and Nobel Award winning, discoveries in nuclear physics and radioactivity changed the way we see and understand the world forever. Watch the Q&A: https://youtu.be/pAkJGvSpcdA Join Robin Ince and Helen Czerski, with Jim Al-Khalili, Linda Cremonesi, Jon Butterworth and Sunayana Bhargava,…

How to Build the Universe – with Ben Still

From The Royal Institution. Ben Still shows how a handful of different building bricks and a few construction rules cooked up the chemical elements essential to life on Earth. Ben’s book: https://geni.us/X7Tggm Watch the Q&A: https://youtu.be/5GB6HH0O0Xo Learn more on Ben Still’s channel: youtube.com/drbenstill Visit Ben Still’s website: http://pprc.qmul.ac.uk/~still/wordpress/ Ben Still is a physicist, author, and…

What Can Intelligent Materials Do? – with Skylar Tibbits

From The Royal Institution. How can we design simple and elegant intelligent materials, that may one day animate and improve themselves? Buy Skylar’s book: https://geni.us/3ORQAAE Watch the Q&A: https://youtu.be/C1liR2zeS4s Today’s researchers are designing materials that physically sense, adapt, and fall together instead of apart. From furniture that builds itself and flat shoes that jump into…