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But Why Do Geosynchronous Orbits Even Exist?

Go to https://givewell.org/minutephysics to have your first donation matched up to $100! This video is about the physics of geosynchronous and geostationary orbits, why they exist, when they don't, when they're useful for communication/satellite TV, etc. REFERENCES Fraction of a sphere that's visible from a given distance https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/1329130/what-fraction-of-a-sphere-can-an-external-observer-see...

Patterns That Never Repeat

The first 200 people to https://brilliant.org/minutephysics get 20% off an annual premium subscription to Brilliant. Thanks to Brilliant for their support. This video is about a better way to understand Penrose tilings (the famous tilings invented by Roger Penrose that never repeat themselves but still have some kind of order/pattern). This project...

Freezing water expands. What if you don't let it?

The first 200 people to https://brilliant.org/minutephysics get 20% off an annual premium subscription to Brilliant. Thanks to Brilliant for their support. REFERENCES Page with TONS of info about water and ice https://water.lsbu.ac.uk/water/water_density.html Specifically, a graph showing density & temperature & pressure along the...

What If Pluto Was Plutonium? (with XKCD!)

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Passing A Portal Through Itself

Nebula Classes - Great classes by your favorite creators on a creator-owned streaming service: https://nebulaclasses.com/minutephysics This video is about what happens if you try to pass a portal (like in the video game Portal or Portal 2) through itself - do you get a paradox? Infinite recursion? Impossibility? Contradiction? The end of the world?...

Burning the Dead for Power (ft. Robert Krulwich)

A beautiful guest video by Robert Krulwich and Nate Milton Support MinutePhysics on Patreon! http://www.patreon.com/minutephysics Link to Patreon Supporters: http://www.minutephysics.com/supporters/ MinutePhysics is on twitter - @minutephysics And facebook - http://facebook.com/minutephysics Minute Physics provides an energetic and...

Another Portal Paradox

We have a course on Brilliant! And the first 200 people to https://brilliant.org/minutephysics get 20% off an annual premium subscription to Brilliant, with full access to all courses, including ours. What happens if you extend a piston through a portal? Or try to sandwich a cube between two portals? That's right, it's time to explore more portal...

The Trinity of Quality

The first 200 people to https://brilliant.org/MinutePhysics/ get 20% off an annual Premium subscription to Brilliant. MinutePhysics is on Patreon: https://patreon.com/minutephysics In order to make something good, you need to have the right combination of three things: Quality, Discernment and Taste. This video is about quality vs quantity, the paradox...

Announcing...

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Most Collisions Are Secretly In One Dimension

The first 200 people to https://brilliant.org/MinutePhysics/ get 20% off an annual Premium subscription to Brilliant. This video is about elastic and inelastic collisions in 1D, 2D and 3D - and how the collision of conservation of energy with conservation of momentum, plus a secret direction, results in a completely predetermined behavior for most...

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