submitted by: nsf

Liquid crystals are a kind of matter that exists somewhere between a liquid and a solid. We can control the order of the liquid crystals used in liquid crystal displays with electricity. Think of it like a valve for light. We can open and close the valve by changing the alignment of the liquid crystals using electrical fields.

Science of NFL Football - Newton's First Law of Motion

submitted by: nsf
"Science of NFL Football" is a 10-part video series funded by the National Science Foundation and produced in partnership with the National Football League. In this segment, NBC's Lester Holt breaks down Isaac Newton's First Law of Motion and how it can change how fast players can speed the football up or slow it down. Professors Tony Schmitz of the University of Florida and Jim Gates of the University of Maryland explain why the control of inertia is so vital to the outcome of the game.

Overview of the Institute for Complex Adaptive Matter (ICAM) and International Institute (I2CAM) for Complex Adaptive Matter

submitted by: icamvid

Daniel Cox gives a talk at the LC2CAM conference about the missions, activities, and funding sources of the organizations ICAM and I2CAM

The Foundations of Light

submitted by: cloudmichael
The Foundations of Light Photons are often described pictorially as travelling E/B wave pairs. But, they also annihilate into light fermion matter/anti-matter pairs. The travelling E/B wave pair description is an undeniable consequence of Maxwell's equations, and matter/anti-matter pair annihilation is equally irrefutable. So, what is the picture, and what is going on, here ? That light fermions and their interactions have been well described as S sub R matrix instances,...

Nucleomistry Lecture 12

submitted by: SpaceCadet262

On the de Broglie Equation, and how size of particles decreases with increasing mass and increasing velocity/energy.

Three Biggest Mistakes in Science, Part 2/3 - Definition of Mass

submitted by: kmarasakatla

Our understanding of fundamental concepts like force, definition of mass and the inverse square law of gravity appears to be flawed. Our entire underdstanding of science is dependent on these very basic concepts. This three part series explores the validity of these concepts.

Series: Concept of Force, Definition of Mass, Inverse square law of Gravity

The Living Matrix

submitted by: thelivingmatrix
"The Living Matrix: The Science of Healing," trailer; The movie uncovers new ideas about the intricate web of factors that determine our health and interviews a group of dedicated scientists, psychologists, bioenergetic researchers and holistic practitioners, who are finding healing potential in new places. (The energetic information-based medicine looks particularly powerful.)

Introduction to Plasma

submitted by: eternes

Great visuals and a clear explanation of the fourth state of matter, by University of Maryland materials science engineering major Michael Sweatt and graduate student Bobby Bruce

WSM - Wave Structure of Matter - Overview

submitted by: RayTomes
WSM is used to mean the concept of matter really being fully explicable as spherical standing wave structures. By studying the possible actual structure forms we can understand how de Broglie's results make perfect sense and be in the company of de Broglie and Shroedinger who held to this view rather than one based only on probabilities. Some links relating to this video:

Earth Impact

submitted by: scivee-team

A discussion of the impact of space debris falling on Earth, accretion and cosmic bodies.Space debris - large and small - is constantly slamming into Earth.