• Is Our Entire Universe Held Together By One Mysterious Number?
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    Is Our Entire Universe Held Together By One Mysterious Number?

    There’s a number that holds some of the deepest secrets in the universe. It’s responsible for how chemical reactions happen, how stars burn, and is so key to our existence that if it were off by just a few percentage points — you, me, all of this, might not even be here. And somehow, it comes out to 1/137. It’s a number that’s baffled scientists for nearly a century, and according to physicist Richard Feynman, is “one of the biggest damn mysteries in physics.” 1/137, otherwise known as the fine structure constant, or alpha, is a fundamental constant of nature. These numbers are the laws of the cosmos, governing everything…

  • The Hungarian Romanian War & The Downfall of the Hungarian Soviet Republic I THE GREAT WAR 1919
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    The Hungarian Romanian War & The Downfall of the Hungarian Soviet Republic I THE GREAT WAR 1919

    This episode of The Great War is sponsored by Mack Wheldon. Mack Wheldon make Men’s clothing that focuses on high quality, well designed basics for every occasion. We spend long days here in the studio filming of The Great War, and I need my clothing to be comfortable and durable, plus I want to look good for the camera. In their very easy to use webshop we picked Mack Wheldon’s under shirts and this button down shirt I am wearing right now – and I’m sold. Even with the studio lights on, it’s comfortable, feels great AND it’s extremely easy to iron, which is great for me since I am…

  • Vatican Necropolis Documentary
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    Vatican Necropolis Documentary

    1st thing we need to do if we’re going to find out if the devil is at the vatican is take a tour underneath the vatican as we arrived underneath the vatican we see that it’s laid out in a number of rooms marked by letters as we could see in this aerial you now we will be exploring some of the rooms in this map let’s start off by looking in room C here as we look in the room we see that this is a mausoleum of a Lucius Tulius Zethus the vatican goes on and explains that this room was used for offerings to the dead we…

  • Human Evolution | The Anunnaki Intervention : Documentary – HD
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    Human Evolution | The Anunnaki Intervention : Documentary – HD

    all of a sudden it happened. a lethal rain of spears pours down on the innocent group of Neanderthals as if from nowhere men appear of a different type men who were tall strong and handsome merciless men who spring to the attack the Neanderthals don’t even have time to comprehend what is happening those who managed to escape took refuge in the mountains where they were in time to perish of cold and hunger and loneliness at least that’s what my school textbook told me back in the 1970s more recent research tells us a more complex story of how Homo sapiens first arrived on the scene in 2010…

  • Elon Musk says Universal Basic Income is “going to be necessary.”
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    Elon Musk says Universal Basic Income is “going to be necessary.”

    – There will be fewer and fewer jobs that a robot cannot do better. What to do about mass unemployment? This is going to be a massive social challenge. And… And I think, ultimately, we will have to have some kind of universal basic income. I don’t think we would be have a choice. – Universal basic income? – Universal basic income I think it’s going to be necessary. – So it means that unemployed people would be pay across the globe? – Yeah. – Because there is no job, machine/robots it’s taking over…? – That’s simply the… the… I do want to be clear: these are not things that…

  • Could a Simple Intervention Fight a Suicide Crisis? | Retro Report on PBS
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    Could a Simple Intervention Fight a Suicide Crisis? | Retro Report on PBS

    ♪♪ -In 2014, I woke up restrained to a gurney, naked. I had an I.V. in my arm, so that hurt. I was wondering where my clothes were. I was wondering where I was. I was wretchedly embarrassed, felt ashamed. At that point, I was still very much suicidal, and I was like, “Oh, my God, what have you done?” I was a alcoholic military sexual trauma PTSD soldier, and the world gets really small because all you can see is your pain. I felt like I had tried as hard as I could and that I was just never gonna get it right… and I was just destined to…

  • We’re Close to a Universal Quantum Computer, Here’s Where We’re At
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    We’re Close to a Universal Quantum Computer, Here’s Where We’re At

    What you’re looking at is a hermetically sealed glass laboratory. Scientists here are engineering special chips that could power the next computing revolution: a universal quantum computer. Chances are you’ve heard of quantum computer and that they’re going to change everything. “So quantum computers have the potential to completely change how we use technology in the future.” “The computational power is off the charts.” “What’s about to happen with quantum computing is about to make the past look incredibly slow.” Quantum computer are new kinds of machines that promise an exponential growth spurt in processing power, capable of tackling problems our computers today can’t solve. While an encryption busting/global problem…

  • MOOC | Confederate Women | The Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1865 | 2.5.6
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    MOOC | Confederate Women | The Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1865 | 2.5.6

    >>And then we come to another issue, which is what McCurry talks about in a very innovative and, you know, an important book, which is the role of women in the Confederacy. White women. And here, let us go back to, here is, wait, let’s find this. Here’s a very famous painting, called “The Burial of Latane.” It’s from right after the war. It’s a scene on a Southern plantation. Well, actually, burial. It’s a funeral. Can you see this? What’s going on here? What do we see in “The Burial of Latane” that’s interesting? Who is the only man present?>>Black.>>Right. A black man. The plantation, it’s all under the…

  • MOOC | Confederate Politics | The Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1865 | 2.5.3
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    MOOC | Confederate Politics | The Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1865 | 2.5.3

    >>Anyway, the president of the Confederacy, of course, was Jefferson Davis, the former senator from (there he is) former senator from Mississippi, former secretary of war. A radical, but not a total fire- eater, as the South Carolinians had been called. His vice president was Alexander Stephens from Georgia, who had no connection with him whatsoever. Davis had been a Democrat before the war. Stephens had been a Whig, until the Whig Party collapsed. Stephens opposed secession, but then went along with it when it was voted in in Georgia. They didn’t know each other. They had no personal rapport and basically couldn’t get along at all. They had taken…

  • The Articles of Confederation – Finding Finances – Extra History – #3
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    The Articles of Confederation – Finding Finances – Extra History – #3

    For five years, the Confederation Congress had struggled to fund a national army to fight the American Revolutionary War, but the war kept going and Congress had become dead broke ♫Intro Music ♫ Under the Articles of Confederation, Congress had no real leadership. they elected one of their own members to be President of Congress, but once elected he could only supervise meetings. He couldn’t vote or even suggest new laws. Many saw it as a demotion and a few who did get elected wound up trying to resign only to find out that they were stuck there because nobody wanted to replace them . But now that the Articles…