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Is time real or is it an illusion? | Michelle Thaller

Art, you’ve asked one of the most important questions in modern physics. Is time real or is it an illusion? Well, time is certainly real, but the question is, what do we mean by the word time? And it may surprise you that physicists don’t have a simple answer for that. One thing we are…

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Cosmic chocolate – Tricks,illusions,maths or science? (3/9)

You’ll need a microwave, a ruler, some toothpicks and a large bar of chocolate. Stop the hot plate in the microwave from rotating. It’s trial and error but don’t let the whole bar melt. Now don’t overheat the chocolate. Even though most of it’s solid, you should find some points of the bar have melted….

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The Deer Illusion – Time Dilation Explained

You’re about to see a deer appear in three clearings. Watch that again. Does it take more time for the deer to go from A to B or from B to C? Here it is a couple more times. Most people see the deer take longer to go from B to C. But in reality,…

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