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In ANOTHER EARTH, Rhoda Williams (Brit Marling), a bright young woman accepted into MIT's astrophysics program, aspires to explore the cosmos. A brilliant composer, John Burroughs (William Mapother), has just reached the pinnacle of his profession and is about to have a second child. On the eve of the discovery of a duplicate Earth, tragedy strikes and the lives of these strangers become irrevocably intertwined.
17 Sep 2011
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The clip Beth geeks out from Wet Hot American Summer (2001) Hey, Beth. We're just having ourselves a little cry. I know what this group needs. How 'bout we grab some lunch and watch the "capture the flag" game? What do you say? I think we'll take a rain check, Beth. We're in the middle of some pretty interesting stuff. I'll make you a deal. You come watch the "capture the flag game" with the normal kids, and then you can have the whole rest of the day to learn about planets, stars, pulsars, heliocentricity, gravitational collapse... and the science of celestial mechanics... as shown through the work of the 19th century scientists... Alexis Clairaut, Jean d'Alembert and Pierre Laplace. Okay? Ready? Okay! Break! Gee, I was really impressed by some of the stuff you said back there. Oh, it was... No, Beth, you know what you're talking about. I don't know where you find the time to learn about astrophysics. I mean, with camp payroll and insurance to deal with. Keeping parents happy, supervising a young staff. Keeping everyone fed. Wow. It was in 1908 that the first American summer camps were founded in the Catskills. Is there any more corn?
15 Nov 2011
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The clip My favorite Astrophysicist from Wet Hot American Summer (2001) with Janeane Garofalo, David Hyde Pierce Hi, guys. Hey, Beth. Like the new look. Tres chic. Thank you, Henry. Please, call me Henry. Okay, Henry it is. I see you decided to come teach the campers, Henry. Yeah. I'm sorry I snapped at you before. I'm a little shy around children. But it's been great! I've got them making miniature black holes with paper clips and soot. What you do is so fascinating! You really like astrophysics? I love it! It's my biggest hobby. I love it. Really? Okay. Who's your favorite astrophysicist? My fav... I totally know this one. Okay, any... What time is it? Um... 9:00, 9:30. I'm so late. I have to go meet Jim... Stansel. You know Jim? He's that guy. Uh-huh. So I'll talk to you later. Okay? Okay. Okay. Okay. Later, then.
16 Nov 2011
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The clip Going to town from Wet Hot American Summer (2001) Nancy! Hello. If I was looking for a book on astrophysics, where would I find one? Off the top of my head, I'd have to say a bookstore. Or a library. Right. Just curious. Keep up the good work. Okay. Excuse me. Uh, Nancy. Say I wanted to get a book on, um... What? Camp directing, I guess. Would that be... Henry. Henry! Library. Ooh. Thank you! Beth! Beth! If you're going into town, can you pick me up something at the drugstore? Beth, come on. My husband's coming today and I need some lube. For my pussy. Oh, cool! Beth's going into town. Let's go! Wait, wait! No, no, no. No, no, no, no. Come on, Coop! Come on! Whoo!
16 Nov 2011
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The clip Beth meets Henry from Wet Hot American Summer (2001) Hello. Hi. Uh, hi. Hi. I'm Beth. Nice to meet you. I'm Henry. I've been seeing you around, so I thought I'd take a chance... and introduce myself. Thank you. So... So, you work at the camp? I'm the camp director. How about yourself? Me? I don't work over there. No, I know. I'm the director. I would know... if you were... Right. You would know that. I teach astrophysics over at the college in the school year. And I came here this summer just to, you know, relax and reflect. Wow! You're a professor. What do you teach? Well, like I said before, astrophysics. I study space, stars, comets and that kind of thing. "Space... the final frontier." Right. Thanks for everything. Hey! You know what? It would be a great idea... if you came by the camp and taught the campers about space. No, I couldn't... They'd love it. No, I couldn't possibly. It would be just... I said no! Sorry. that was...
16 Nov 2011
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The clip password and black box from Sneakers (1992) with Dan Aykroyd, Robert Redford Elena, really! I must finish my work. I leave message here on service but you do not call. Maybe there's a frame or two where she doesn't block it. I'll blow it up. Hey. Hey. Who's Rhyzkov? Dr. Elena Rhyzkov, visiting professor from Czechoslovakia... senior research fellow in astrophysics. Bingo. Setec astronomy, whatever that is. I leave message here on service but you do not call. I'm sorry. There. W, G- Looks like the H. Where do you get H? Next to the L. Come on. Do it again. H isn't next to the L. I leave message here on service but you do not call. Message here on service but you do not call. Okay, that's definitely W, G. Definitely not. No, that's a "V." She's in the way. Fellas, Janek's little black box is on his desk... between the pencil jar and the lamp. Whistler, I hate to tell you this, but you're blind. Play the tape back again. But you can't see anything. Don't look. Listen. Play it back. I leave message here on service but you do not- He's got a service. What's he need an answering machine for? There's our little black box.
28 Nov 2011
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The clip thinking from The Andromeda Strain (1971) with Reuben Singer A new form of life. Like Rudolph Karp's bacteria. Fools! They refuse to believe life exists in meteorites. I showed them at the Astrophysics Conference what I just showed you. But no, even with a microscope, they are blind. What do I have to do? Hit them over the head? I'm glad you're amused, gentlemen, but it might just turn out to be true. During this symposium, we'll discuss the possibility... that intelligent life on a distant planet... may be no larger than a flea. Perhaps no larger than a bacterium.
30 Nov 2011
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Another Earth trailer 2011 - official movie trailer In ANOTHER EARTH, Rhoda Williams (Brit Marling), a bright young woman accepted into MIT's astrophysics program, aspires to explore the cosmos. A brilliant composer, John Burroughs (William Mapother), has just reached the pinnacle of his profession and is about to have a second child. On the eve of the discovery of a duplicate Earth, tragedy strikes and the lives of these strangers become irrevocably intertwined. Another Earth movie trailer courtesy 20th Century Fox. Genre: Drama Official Site: Director: Mike Cahill Cast: William Mapother, Brit Marling, Jordan Baker, Robin Lord Taylor, Flint Beverage Writers: Mike Cahill, Brit Marling Mike Cahill- In his auspicious debut, director Mike Cahill offers a taut, superbly conceived science fiction romance that marks the emergence of the multitalented actor/screenwriter Brit Marling. Marrying character with high concept, Another Earth lures audiences to go where no one has gone before. Another Earth, directed and written by Mike Cahill and written by Brit Marling, is the recipient of the 2011 Alfred P. Sloan Feature Film Prize at this year's Sundance Film Festival. Now in its ninth year, the Prize carries a $20,000 cash award by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and is presented to an outstanding feature film focusing on science or technology as a theme, or depicting a scientist, engineer or mathematician as a major character. William Mapother is an American actor and former teacher. Mapother has become widely known as a character actor, who sometimes plays scary or otherwise dark characters. Despite playing a pivotal role in Todd Field's In the Bedroom, Mapother is perhaps more widely known as Ethan Rom in the TV show Lost. The character was killed off early in the first season, but since then has appeared in seven episodes mainly through flashbacks, once due to time travel and another in an alternate timeline. This brings the total amount of Lost episodes he appeared in up to eleven. Mapother has also had considerable roles in a series of independent films, such as The Lather Effect, Moola and the upcoming Hurt, in which he stars alongside Melora Walters as the 'reclusive' brother-in-law of Walters' character. Mapother starred in The Burrowers as a former Indian fighter who joins a posse to help find missing white settlers, only to discover that the hunters have become the hunted. In September 2007, he was elected to a three-year term on the National Board of Directors for the Screen Actors Guild. NO GOOD FLIX is your daily dose of everything movies ... brought to you by our passionate team of producers and affiliates. We bring to you the best of movie and celebrity programming, officially licensed movie trailers, clips, interviews and movie featurettes.
6 Feb 2012
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Watch the original interview below! Astrophysicist Dr. Neil DeGrasse Tyson was asked by a reader of TIME magazine, "What is the most astounding fact you can share with us about the Universe?" This is his answer. Now w/ subtitles (click CC)! Watch in HD! CREDITS Narration: TIME Magazine's "10 Questions for Neil Degrasse Tyson" Music: "To Build a Home" by the Cinematic Orchestra feat. Patrick Watson Video (in order of appearance): IMAX: Hubble 3D (Orion) Yellowstone: Battle for Life (Tree & Waterfall) Supernova to Crab Nebula BBC: Wonders of the Solar System (formation of the solar system) Accretion and First Eukaryotes from the 2011 film "Tree of Life" directed by Terrence Malick BBC: Charles Darwin and the Tree of Life "Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia" by Ayrton Orio (human eye) "Afghanistan - touch down in flight" by Augustin Pictures Excerpt from "mongolia!" by wiissa Excerpt from "Outside In", Copyright Stephen van Vuuren/SV2 Studios IMAX: Hubble 3D (Inside Orion Nebula) Shuttle Launch from 1985 IMAX film "The Dream is Alive" Excerpt from "Earth -- Time Lapse View from Space, Fly Over -- NASA, ISS" by Michael Konig Excerpt from "The Island" - La Palma Time Lapse Video by Christoph Malin "Mars sunset" captured by NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit Edited by Max Schlickenmeyer Neil DeGrasse Tyson goes on to say "For me, that is the most profound revelation of 20th century astrophysics and I look forward to what the 21st century will bring us, given the frontiers that are now unfolding." Special thanks to Carl Sagan, Neil Degrasse Tyson, Reid Gower, and NASA for their inspiration. Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for "fair use" for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use. All copyrighted materials contained herein belong to their respective copyright holders, I do not claim ownership over any of these materials. I realize no profit, monetary or otherwise, from the exhibition of these videos.
6 Mar 2012
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Black holes, light speed travel, and the center of the universe! Watch Numberphile discuss a "Googol": LINKS: All music by Jake Chudnow: Einstein Ring (a special type of gravitational lensing): Earth orbiting black hole (gif): Visual distortion caused by massive gravity: What would it be like to travel into a black hole? (text): INTO A BLACK HOLE (with videos): Black Hole view from behind: Spaghettification: Dumbhole: more on the dumbhole: what it would look like to approach the speed of light: pinhole camera demo of "seeing behind yourself": More on visual changes while approaching lightspeed: Where is the center of the universe? Expansion layer demo:
11 Mar 2012
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Which way do comets tails face? Does dark matter exist? Where did the universe come from and what is it made of? What's at the end of the universe? Dr Paul Francis discusses some of the 'greatest unsolved mysteries of the universe' at The Australian National University on 31 March 2010. This talk will explore the greatest unsolved problems of modern astrophysics, describe why they are hard, and discuss the efforts being made to solve them. Paul Francis is an astronomer at The Australian National University. He conducts research on comets, quasars, high redshift galaxies, and novel interactive teaching techniques. He grew up in London, studied at Cambridge and has worked with the Steward Observatory in Tucson, Arizona, with the University of Melbourne, and has been based at ANU since 1997.
4 Apr 2012
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- El astro está en órbita en el medio de una "zona habitable" alrededor de la estrella roja enana Gliese 581. Redacción, 30 septiembre (CERES TELEVISIÓN) Astrónomos de EEUU han descubierto el primer planeta fuera del Sistema Solar que cumple con las condiciones de temperatura y gravedad para ser habitable. Este 'exoplaneta', según informaron este martes en rueda de prensa los responsables del hallazgo, se encuentra en el centro de una "zona habitable", a una distancia de una estrella donde recibe suficiente energía para tener agua líquida en su superficie y, por tanto, sustentar la vida. La habitabilidad de un planeta depende de varias condiciones, pero la existencia de agua líquida y de una atmósfera son dos de los más importantes factores para que exista vida. PUEDE HABER AGUA Y ATMÓSFERA En este planeta, a 20 años luz de la Tierra y en órbita de la estrella Gliese 581, los científicos han detectado las condiciones "adecuadas" de temperatura para que haya agua, y de gravedad para que exista una atmósfera. El planeta está a la distancia correcta (de la estrella) para que haya agua, ni con mucho calor ni con mucho frío, y con una gravedad similar a la de la Tierra para que haya una atmósfera", explicó en una conferencia uno de los científicos a cargo de la investigación, Steven Vogt. El descubrimiento del planeta está detallado en un estudio que publicará la revista Astrophysical Journal y que está basado en once años de investigación en el observatorio W M. Keck de Hawai (EEUU), financiada por la Fundación Nacional de Ciencia de EEUU y la agencia espacial NASA. DOS PLANETAS HABITABLES La masa del planeta descubierto es de tres a cuatro veces mayor que la Tierra y su orbita alrededor de la estrella es de 37 días. Según los científicos, se trata de un planeta que se encuentra orbitando alrededor de la estrella Gliese 581, en la constelación Libra, y es "probablemente" rocoso, con una superficie firme y con suficiente gravedad para mantener una atmósfera. Otros científicos habían clamado antes el descubrimiento de dos planetas potencialmente habitables alrededor de esa misma estrella en los bordes de la zona considerada adecuada para vivir. En la parte más cercana y caliente a la estrella, se encontró el planeta "c" y en el extremo más lejano y frío, el planeta "d". PERPETUA LUZ DEL DÍA No obstante, tan solo algunos astrónomos creían que el segundo podía reunir las condiciones para ser habitado si tenía una atmósfera gruesa y con un efecto invernadero fuerte que lo pudiera calentar. En cambio, el nuevo planeta hallado, nombrado "Gliese 581 g", está justo en el centro de la zona considerada de habitabilidad. Además, uno de sus lados está siempre mirando a la estrella y disfrutando de perpetua luz del día, mientras que el otro lado mira hacia el lado opuesto de la estrella y se encuentra en perpetua oscuridad. SEIS PLANETAS ALREDEDOR La zona más habitable de la superficie del planeta sería la línea entre la sombra y la luz, donde existe un amanecer y un atardecer perpetuos, dependiendo del punto de observación. En ese área conocida como "terminator", "cualquier forma de vida emergente tendría un amplio rango de climas estables para elegir y evolucionar alrededor", señaló Vogt. Además de este planeta se descubrió otro orbitando en la misma estrella, por lo que con estos dos hallazgos hay un total de seis planetas a su alrededor, el mayor número conocido en un sistema planetario aparte de nuestro Sistema Solar. Los científicos auguraron que a este descubrimiento seguirán muchos más del mismo tipo en los próximos años porque tan solo falta "tiempo" para recabar datos, y porque consideraron "relativamente pronto" el hallazgo, en alusión a 11 años de observaciones. 100% DE FIABILIDAD "Este sistema está muy cerca y lo hemos encontrado tan pronto. Eso significa que hay miles de millones más. Estamos en una nueva era de descubrimientos", dijo el coautor principal del estudio, Paul Butler. Vogt se aventuró a asegurar que "personalmente" cree que "hay un 100 por cien de probabilidades de que exista vida" en ese planeta, debido tanto a las condiciones detectadas como a la capacidad "agresiva" de los seres vivos a adaptarse. "Es bastante difícil parar la vida cuando tienes las condiciones adecuadas", concluyó. Para constatar la existencia de vida en ese planeta, Vogt dijo que "es bastante imaginable" que se consiga en dos generaciones de vida, unos 200 años, si se envían robots sofisticados que transmitan datos fotográficos sobre el planeta. © 2010 CERES TELEVISIÓN NOTICIAS [+info]: [e-mail]: Peticiones: Teléf.902-885.666 • Fax: 902.885.869
17 Apr 2012
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SpaceRip Scientists have narrowed the search for a hypothetical particle that could be dark matter, the mysterious stuff that makes up 80 percent of all the mass in the universe. This video from NASA Astrophysics presents the new results.
24 Apr 2012
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Usain Bolt New World Record 100m In 9. 58 Seconds Usain St. Leo Bolt, OJ, C.D. (pronounced /juːˈseɪn/;[7] born 21 August 1986), is a Jamaican sprinter and a three-time Olympic gold medalist. He holds the world record for the 100 metres, the 200 metres and, along with his teammates, the 4x100 metres relay. He also holds the Olympic record for all three of these races. At the 2008 Summer Olympics, Bolt became the first man to win three sprinting events at a single Olympics since Carl Lewis in 1984, and the first man to set world records in all three at a single Olympics. In 2009 he became the first man to hold the 100 and 200 m world and Olympic titles at the same time. Bolt distinguished himself with a 200 m gold medal at the 2002 World Junior Championships, making him the competition's youngest-ever gold medalist. In 2004, at the CARIFTA Games, he became the first junior sprinter to run the 200 m in under 20 seconds with a time of 19.93 s, breaking Roy Martin's world junior record by two-tenths of a second. He turned professional in 2004, missing most of his first two seasons due to injuries, but he competed at the 2004 Summer Olympics. In 2007, he beat Don Quarrie's 200 m Jamaican national record with a run of 19.75 s. In May 2008, Bolt set his first 100 m world record with a time of 9.72 s. He set world records in both 100 m and 200 m events at the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics: 100 m record time of 9.69 s broke his own previous record of 9.72 s; with a record time of 19.30 s he broke previous record of 19.32 s by Michael Johnson at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta. In August 2009, a year after the Beijing Olympics, he lowered his own 100 m and 200 m world records to 9.58 s and 19.19 s respectively at the 2009 World Championships.[8] His record breaking margin in 100 m is the highest since the start of digital time measurements.[9] His achievements in sprinting have earned him the media nickname "'Lightning Bolt".[10] Bolt announced that he would double-up with the 100 metres and 200 metres events at the Beijing Summer Olympics, and the new 100 m world-record holder was the favourite to win both.[69][70] Michael Johnson, the 200 m and 400 m record holder, personally backed the sprinter, saying that he did not believe that a lack of experience would work against him.[71] Bolt qualified for the 100 m final with times of 9.92 s and 9.85 s in the quarter-finals and semifinals, respectively.[72][73][74] Bolt held a considerable lead over his rivals in the closing stages of the 100 m final. In the Olympic 100 m final, Bolt broke new ground, winning in 9.69 s (unofficially 9.683 s) with a reaction time of 0.165 s.[75] This was an improvement upon his own world record, and he was well ahead of second-place finisher Richard Thompson, who finished in 9.89 s.[76] Not only was the record set without a favourable wind (+0.0 m/s), but he also visibly slowed down to celebrate before he finished and his shoelace was untied.[77][78][79] Bolt's coach reported that, based upon the speed of Bolt's opening 60 m, he could have finished with a time of 9.52 s.[80] After scientific analysis of Bolt's run by the Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics at the University of Oslo, Hans Eriksen and his colleagues also predicted a sub 9.60 s time. Considering factors such as Bolt's position, acceleration and velocity in comparison with second-place-finisher Thompson, the team estimated that Bolt could have finished in 9.55±0.04 s had he not slowed to celebrate before the finishing line
20 Aug 2012
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TEMPERATURES! Links to everything: Thanks to and for their guidance on this video! All music (except for the classical in the beginning) by Jake Chudnow: Human body temperature: GreenPowerScience: wbeaty's videos: sun and pinhead fact is from this book: PLASMA IN MICROWAVE inside my temperature leanback: Calculate wavelength based on temperature: WR 104: These are great discussions of absolute hot if you want to read more: Temperature wikipedia: kugelblitz: Are you brighter than the sun?: BONUS: check out the Hagedorn temperature: And also negative ABSOLUTE temperatures:
2 Oct 2012
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Imagine a world like our own, just 6.5 light years away -- but teeming with life forms unlike anything found on Earth. Take a simulated journey into the near future, where astronomers and biologists alike marvel at the potential of Darwin IV, a nearby planet with two suns, 60% gravity and an atmosphere capable of supporting life. Having identified Darwin as a likely home for life, scientists send a series of unmanned probes to the planet. Initially, the expectation is to find microscopic life. But the probes soon find themselves in the middle of a developed ecosystem, teeming with diverse creatures of all sizes. Peering through the "eyes" of the probes, marvel at the planet's bizarre inhabitants -- like the lumbering Groveback, which supports a mini forest of vegetation on its back; deadly Prongheads who hunt in packs like wolves; and the graceful Gyrosprinter, an elk-like creature with a body dotted by luminescent biolights. The look and biology of each animal is based on the laws of evolution and physics, then modeled to fit the hypothetical environment of Darwin IV. Leading minds in the fields of paleontology, astrophysics and astrobiology explain how these creatures might evolve otherworldy characteristics like hollow bodies, "jet" propulsion and piercing tongue skewers.
11 Oct 2012
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