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The Randomness Problem: How Lava Lamps Protect the Internet

SciShow is supported by Brilliant.org. Go to Brilliant.org/SciShow to get 20% off of an annual Premium subscription. You jog onto the field for another NFL football game or at least your team’s video game avatars do, which, I mean, let’s face it, is about as close as you’ll get. The …

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The Quantum Theory that Connects the Entire Universe

Thanks to Brilliant for sponsoring SciShow. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: quantum mechanics is weird. It also hard to make videos about, but we’re doing it! It’s the physics of the super-tiny, and it’s built around the idea that energy isn’t a smooth spectrum — it …

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9 Futuristic Materials

In Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home — ever seen it? Came out in 1986? The crew of the original Enterprise go back in time? To … 1986? Anyway, there’s a scene where chief engineer Scotty describes a lighter, sturdier, futuristic alternative to plexiglass: transparent aluminum. This stuff is supposed …

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