The Holographic Universe Explained

From PBS Space Time. We live in a universe with 3 dimensions of space and one of time. Up, down, left, right, forward, back, past, future. 3+1 dimensions. Or so our primitive Pleistocene-evolved brains find it useful to believe. And we cling to this intuition, even as physics shows us that this view of reality…

The Edge of an Infinite Universe

From PBS Space Time. Have you ever asked “what is beyond the edge of the universe?” And have you ever been told that an infinite universe that has no edge? You were told wrong. In a sense. We can define a boundary to an infinite universe, at least mathematically. And it turns out that boundary…

Could the Universe End by Tearing Apart Every Atom?

From PBS Space Time. Of all the unlikely ends of the universe, the Big Rip has to be the most spectacular. Galaxies ripped to shreds, dogs and cat first living together, then tragically separated by the infinitely accelerating expansion of space on subatomic scales. Good thing it’s not going to happen. Or is it? Check…

The Impossibility of Perpetual Motion Machines

From PBS Space Time. You can learn more about CuriosityStream at https://curiositystream.com/spacetime Check out the new Space Time Merch Store! https://pbsspacetime.com/ Support Space Time on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/pbsspacetime See Matt in NYC at Caveat March 7th at 9pm: https://www.caveat.nyc/event/astronaut-training-a-space-camp-game-show-for-lunatics-3-7-2019 Bad ideas come and go in physics. But there’s one bit of nonsense that is perhaps more…