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Ideas Roadshow: The Cyclic Universe

Ideas Roadshow: The Cyclic Universe | Science | Scoop.it
In the last twenty years, cosmology has unexpectedly emerged as one of the most exciting and dynamic fields of modern science.
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In the last twenty years, cosmology has unexpectedly emerged as one of the most exciting and dynamic fields of modern science. From astoundingly precise measurements of the cosmic microwave background to the ongoing mysteries of dark energy and dark matter, modern cosmology is unquestionably in the midst of its Golden Age. And yet, Roger Penrose is convinced that there is one fundamental problem that is consistently being overlooked: why did our universe begin in such a particular state of extremely low entropy? His Conformal Cyclic Cosmology (CCC) is an attempt to directly address that question, and a good deal more.

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Ideas Roadshow: SETI: Astronomy as a Contact Sport

Ideas Roadshow: SETI: Astronomy as a Contact Sport | Science | Scoop.it
In northern California, 42 radio telescopes lay scattered across a meadow, dedicated to what many have called the most profound search in human history: the search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI).
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Ideas Roadshow: Ocean Enlightenment

Ideas Roadshow: Ocean Enlightenment | Science | Scoop.it
The first reaction anyone has when witnessing the spectacular light show of marine bioluminescence is that it is just pretty damned awesome.
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Ideas Roadshow: Plato's Heaven: A User's Guide

Ideas Roadshow: Plato's Heaven: A User's Guide | Science | Scoop.it
In 1995, Andrew Wiles won worldwide acclaim when he finally laid to rest one of the oldest mathematical chestnuts of the modern era.
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Ideas Roadshow: Minds and Machines

Ideas Roadshow: Minds and Machines | Science | Scoop.it
For over 20 years now, Dr Miguel Nicolelis has been blurring the line between science fiction and science fact, developing increasingly sophisticated ways of harnessing the thoughts of rats, monkeys and humans to drive mechanical devices in the...
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Ideas Roadshow: Exploring Autism

Ideas Roadshow: Exploring Autism | Science | Scoop.it
Autism, it seems, is all around us. Once thought to only affect a tiny minority of 0.04% of the population, modern researchers are now of the view that it is more than 25 times more prevalent than we had once imagined, with current figures...
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Ideas Roadshow: The Power of Principles: Physics Revealed

Ideas Roadshow: The Power of Principles: Physics Revealed | Science | Scoop.it
How do we discover the laws of nature? We've all heard of the “scientific method” and the time-honoured convergence of theory with experiment. But how can we push our understanding well beyond where experiments can currently reach?
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