Our Ignorance About Gravity

From Minute Physics. Thanks to the Heising Simons Foundation for their support of this video (and of short range gravity research). This video is about how little we know about the behavior of gravity at short length and distance scales, what the constraints are on the inverse square law/Newton’s law of universal gravitation, at the…

How Shor’s Algorithm Factors 314191

From Minute Physics. Go to http://www.dashlane.com/minutephysics to download Dashlane for free, and use offer code minutephysics for 10% off Dashlane Premium! Watch the main video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lvTqbM5Dq4Q Support MinutePhysics on Patreon! http://www.patreon.com/minutephysics This video explains how Shor’s Algorithm factors the pseudoprime number 314191 into its prime factors using a quantum computer. The quantum computation relies on…

How Quantum Computers Break Encryption | Shor’s Algorithm Explained

From Minute Physics. Go to http://www.dashlane.com/minutephysics to download Dashlane for free, and use offer code minutephysics for 10% off Dashlane Premium! Support MinutePhysics on Patreon! http://www.patreon.com/minutephysics This video explains Shor’s Algorithm, a way to efficiently factor large pseudoprime integers into their prime factors using a quantum computer. The quantum computation relies on the number-theoretic analysis…

Why Do Compressed Air Cans Get Cold?

From Minute Physics. Thanks to http://brilliant.org/minutephysics for supporting MinutePhysics – get 20% a premium subscription at http://brilliant.org/minutephysics Support MinutePhysics on Patreon! http://www.patreon.com/minutephysics Link to Patreon Supporters: http://www.minutephysics.com/supporters/ This video is about compressed air cans (aka gas dusters) and why they get cold when you spray them. They cool off because the refrigerant inside (1,1-difluoroethane) is…

How ISPs Violate the Laws of Mathematics

From Minute Physics. Get a free trial of Audible at https://audible.com/minutephysics or by texting ‘minutephysics’ to 500500 Support MinutePhysics on Patreon! http://www.patreon.com/minutephysics Link to Patreon Supporters: http://www.minutephysics.com/supporters/ MinutePhysics is on twitter – @minutephysics And facebook – http://facebook.com/minutephysics This joke video is about how Internet Service Providers (aka ISPs, internet companies, telecommunications companies, etc) violate the…

Shells of Cosmic Time (ft. @AstroKatie)

From Minute Physics. Thanks to @AstroKatie (http://astrokatie.com, http://twitter.com/astrokatie) for the collaboration! Go to http://www.brilliant.org/minutephysics for free daily science puzzles Here’s the original twitter thread https://twitter.com/astrokatie/status/1066526148149108736 Support MinutePhysics on Patreon! http://www.patreon.com/minutephysics Link to Patreon Supporters: http://www.minutephysics.com/supporters/ This video is about the cosmic distance scale and how we see objects farther away in space (ie at higher…

Hardy’s Paradox | Quantum Double Double Slit Experiment

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Legitimate Cold Fusion Exists | Muon-Catalyzed Fusion

From Minute Physics. Thanks to Brilliant.org for supporting MinutePhysics – the first 200 people to go to http://www.brilliant.org/minutephysics will get 20% off of a premium subscription to all of Brilliant’s courses and puzzles. Support MinutePhysics on Patreon! http://www.patreon.com/minutephysics Link to Patreon Supporters: http://www.minutephysics.com/supporters/ This video is about the original cold fusion: μ muon-catalyzed cold fusion…

How To Stop Structures from SHAKING: LEGO Saturn V Tuned Mass Damper

From Minute Physics. Thanks to LEGO for sponsoring this video. Find your own LEGOs at https://shop.lego.com/?cmp=SOC-OneMinutePhysics or https://shop.lego.com/product?p=21309&cmp=SOC-OneMinutePhysics This video is about Tuned Mass Dampers, which can be used to reduce or avoid unwanted vibrations, swaying, swinging, bending, etc on engineered structures ranging from buildings, skyscrapers, electricity power transmission lines, airplane engines, formula one race…

The Twins Paradox Hands-On Explanation | Special Relativity Ch. 8

From Minute Physics. Go to http://brilliant.org/MinutePhysics for 20% off a premium subscription to Brilliant! Mark Rober’s youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/markrober This video is chapter 8 in my series on special relativity, and it presents a hands-on explanation of the resolution to the Twins Paradox using the mechanical minkowski diagram, aka mechanical Lorentz transformation, aka spacetime globe.…

The Physics of Caramel: How To Make a Caramelized Sugar Cube

From Minute Physics. Watch the original video in Spanish here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2Vkv5GQXww This video is about how the physics and chemistry of sugar (in particular, how it melts, and how it caramelizes) is more complicated than you might think. It involves fructose, sucrose, glucose, and a sticky mess. Credits: Gallium melting footage by WorkshopScience https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jow4idr6HNs Chill…