Category Archives: Sciences

Video: “Laniakea: Our home supercluster”

Video:  “Laniakea: Our home supercluster

The Holographic Universe by Michael Talbot

A year or two ago, I had a student who chose the holographic hypothesis as his research topic, so I’m somewhat familiar with the idea.  In The Holographic Universe, Michael Talbot presents evidence to support the hypotheses that the brain and the universe are holograms.  He ties the science and psychology into psychic and spiritual phenomena.  I found the ideas interesting.

This video, which I haven’t watched, is an interview with Talbot about synchronicity and the holographic universe from Thinking Allowed, a television series shown on public television stations in the U.S. and Canada:

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“Runaway Universe” Stars Win Nobel Prize

For the last few years, I’ve used “Runaway Universe,” an episode of NOVA that was originally broadcast on Nov. 11, 2000, in my second-semester freshman composition classes to initiate a discussion about research.

I was pleased to learn this morning that three of the scientists featured in the show have been awarded the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics for the research I’ve watched them do so many times: Brian P. Schmidt, Adam G. Riess, Saul Perlmutter.

“Musical Minds”

Last night I ran across an episode of NOVA on PBS titled “Musical Minds” (website).  Oliver Sacks, neuroscientist, accomplished musician, and author of Awakenings (which was made into a movie with Robert De Niro and Robin Williams) and Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain, played a prominent role in the documentary.

Presentation: “Brain Rules for Presenters”

Presentation:  “Brain Rules for Presenters