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Science news and updates from Sabine Hossenfelder. As simple as possible, but not any simpler.

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AI could prove that reality doesn’t exist, physicists say -- and other science news of the week

7/8/2024
This is our weekly ad-free compilation of science news. 00:00 - Why Bill Gates’ New Natrium Reactor is a Big Deal 4:57 - Physicists Claim They Can Send Particles Into the Past 11:06 - AI could prove that reality doesn’t exist, physicists say 17:42 - Time Ran Slower in the Past, Physicists Find

Duration:00:23:10

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I don't think we can control AI much longer -- and other science news of the week

7/1/2024
This is our weekly compilation of science news 00:00 - String Theorists Have Calculated the Value of Pi 6:01 - Bad news for dark matter: This data doesn't fit at all 11:11 - I don't think we can control AI much longer. Here's why. 17:12 - What will they think about us in 2085? 22:26 - AI passed the Turing Test -- And No One Noticed

Duration:00:30:07

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Is Bitcoin Mining Good for the Environment?

6/26/2024
I was under the impression that Bitcoin mining was bad for the environment. It turns out that the situation is much more controversial and interesting than I originally thought. So what is it, is bitcoin good? Or is it bad? Let’s have a look.

Duration:00:17:02

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This New Idea Could Explain Complexity -- and other science news of the week

6/24/2024
This is our weekly compilation of science news 00:00 - This New Idea Could Explain Complexity 5:44 - Gravity Without Mass Could Explain Dark Matter 11:17 - Biggest Self-Own in Quantum Computing, Ever 16:39 - Climate scientists can't agree on how warm it is

Duration:00:24:25

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AI Learned to Lie Deliberately -- and other science news of the week

6/23/2024
This is our weekly compilation of science news. 00:00 - AI Learned to Lie Deliberately 5:53 - This Could Test Stephen Hawking's Prediction 11:24 - Is the Intelligence-Explosion Near? A Reality Check 20:20 - Big News for Quantum Computing: First Scalable Platforms 26:17 - Dark Energy comes from Anti-Universe, New Theory Says

Duration:00:31:59

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The Benefits of Climate Change -- and other science news of the week

6/17/2024
This is our ad-free compilation of science news 00:00 - AI's Dirty Little Secret 5:27 - Musk is Right: Neutrinos are Evidence for New Physics 11:39 - "Are we the idiots?" - Bill Gates on Planting Trees 18:16 - The Benefits of Climate Change

Duration:00:23:04

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Actor Claims His New Theory of Everything Improves Physics -- and other science news of the week

6/17/2024
This is our weekly compilation of science news 00:00 - A Huge Cosmology Problem Might Just Have Disappeared 5:36 - Alien Megastructure Candidates – Not as Crazy as it Sounds! 11:05 - How to Detect Quantum Bullshit 17:29 - Actor Claims His New Theory of Everything Improves Physics 26:23 - The Hypersonic Arms Race: What You Need to Know

Duration:00:32:10

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Space-Based Solar Power is Dead -- and other science news of the week

6/17/2024
This is our weekly compilation of science news 00:00 - Space-Based Solar Power is Dead 5:46 - Climate Change Violates Human Rights, Court Finds 11:43 - Forget GPT-4o's voice -- the real problem with AI is us 17:38 - Unapproved Trial for Discredited COVID Cure: Scandal In France

Duration:00:23:59

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Time to Get Real About Climate Change -- and other science news of the week

5/19/2024
This is our weekly compilation of science news. 00:00 - Geothermal Power Everywhere: Tech Advances Rapidly 5:33 - Time to Get Real About Climate Change 11:24 - A New Test for Quantum Gravity 18:00 - Universe Was Once Divided into Cells, New Study Says

Duration:00:24:53

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Einstein's Other Theory of Everything

5/19/2024
Einstein completed his theory of general relativity in 1915 when he was 37 years old. What did he do for the remaining 40 years of his life? He continued developing his masterwork of course! Feeling that his theory was incomplete, Einstein pursued a unified field theory. Though he ultimately failed, the ideas he came up with were quite interesting. I have read a lot of old Einstein papers in the past weeks and here is my summary of what I believe he tried to do. This video comes with a quiz which you can take here.

Duration:00:12:05

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Scientific Progress Has Slowed Down -- and other science news of the week

5/19/2024
This is our weekly compilation of science news. 00:00 - They Named an Asteroid After Me 5:46 - The Era of Nuclear Precision has Begun 10:30 - Scientific Progress Has Slowed Down 16:43 - CERN Looks for Origins of Quantum Randomness 22:35 - Brain Really Uses Quantum Effects

Duration:00:28:17

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Fusion in Space: New Plasma Thruster Tested Successfully -- and other science news of the week

5/19/2024
This is our weekly compilation of science news. 00:00 - New Experiment Could Settle 100 Years-Old Debate about Quantum Tunneling 5:08 - Fusion in Space: New Plasma Thruster Tested Successfully 12:47 - The Multiverse just Got Bigger: An Upgrade for the Many Worlds Interpretation 18:34 - Bird Flu Spreads to Dairy Cattle, Farm Worker Infected, Virus Fragments in Milk

Duration:00:24:31

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Scandal over Nuclear Phase-out in Germany -- and other science news of the week

5/19/2024
This is our weekly compilation of science news: 00:00 - Institute for Extinction Risk Shuts Down: What We Know 5:47 - Are we surrounded by dark energy? A spacecraft tetrad will look for it 10:48 - Energy from Air While Removing CO2: How does it work? 16:03 - I thought Electric Cars Were the Future. I Changed My Mind 21:59 - Scandal over Nuclear Phase-Out in Germany: What We Know

Duration:00:27:26

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Modified Gravity Strikes Back -- and other science news of the week

4/26/2024
This is our weekly compilation of science news 00:00 - This Fusion Startup Is a Strong Newcomer 5:30 - Modified Gravity Strikes Back 12:24 - AI More Energy Efficient than Humans, New Study Finds 17:42 - I thought Electric Cars Were the Future. I Changed My Mind

Duration:00:23:45

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New Superconductor Scandal -- and other Science News of the week

4/17/2024
This is our weekly compilation of science news 00:00 - New Superconductor Scandal 7:17 - Climate Change Makes Days Longer 11:49 - Musk: Are Quantum Computers even good for Something? 17:19 - Charging While Driving: Does it Work? 22:44 - How Noise Improves Computing 32:45 - Warp Drives: New Simulations 38:10 - Gravitational Waves Necessary for Human Existence, New Study Finds

Duration:00:43:58

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Search for Quantum Gravity Begins at South Pole -- and other science news of the week

4/17/2024
This is our weekly compilation of science news. 00:00 - Quantum Internet -- No One Needs This 5:55 - New Experiment at CERN to look for "hidden particles" 10:48 - Search for Quantum Gravity Begins at South Pole 16:42 - How AI could go wrong -- and how it could save us all 22:18 - Self-heating Concrete Melts Snow -- No Power Required 27:56 - My First Solar Eclipse -- What I am looking forward to 34:28 - Are Wildfires Good?

Duration:00:39:55

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New Theory says Irrationality comes from Quantum Physics -- and other science news of the week

4/17/2024
This is our weekly compilation of science news 00:00 - Should I be terrified of climate change? 5:43 - First Simulation Of Quantum Physics Near Rotating Black Hole 11:58 - Particle Physics' Most Famous Anomaly (almost) Solved 16:40 - New Theory says Irrationality comes from Quantum Physics 23:11 - Sulphur as Energy Storage

Duration:00:28:35

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The Butterfly Effect is much Worse than We Thought -- And Other Science News

4/17/2024
This is our weekly compilation of science news. 00:00 - The Butterfly Effect is Much Worse Than We Thought 5:54 - We Need to Stop Lying About Plastic... To Ourselves 12:19 - The Black Hole in our Galaxy is Weird 17:30 - Why is Life Left-Handed? 24:27 - Nuclear Fusion: Rapid Progress for Inertial Confinement 29:57 - Cloud Seeding May Cause Global Water War 35:24 - Energy is not AIs Biggest Problem

Duration:00:42:18

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How I fell out of love with academia

4/8/2024

Duration:00:13:41

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New Theory of Gravity Needs No Dark Matter -- And other Science News of the Week

3/23/2024
This is our weekly compilation of science news 00:00 - New Idea Solves Three Physics Mysteries at Once 6:00 - Record Quantum Computation at D-Wave: Millions of Years Down To Seconds 11:54 - We Need to Start Climate Engineering Soon, New Study Says 18:33 - Credentials against Deepfakes: How will it work? 24:20 - This Obscure Maths Will Revolutionize Data Privacy 29:53 - Q-Day Is Coming: Quantum Computers Will Decode National Secrets

Duration:00:36:53