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last update: Jan 29 '17
BLACK HOLES ARE HAIRLESS!
An illustrated companion to Prof Stephen Hawking’s first Reith lecture about black holes.
While Prof Hawking describes the history of scientific thinking about black holes, the artist Andrew Park draws the key points of the lecture in chalk on a blackboard. (Animation produced by Cognitive.)
This is an incredibly illustrated presentation.
Also mentioned is the BLACK HOLE INFORMATION PARADOX,
which basically says that no information can ever get lost, in this Universe.
Worldwide quantum physics experiments powered by human randomness
The BIG Bell Test (BBT) is a worldwide project to bring human unpredictability (randomness) to cutting-edge physics experiments. It may be surprising, but there are aspects of physical reality that can only be understood by asking unpredictable questions of nature. The most famous experiment of this kind is the Bell test, which seeks to catch quantum particles "talking" to each other and matching their answers to the questions asked.
Watching information at play in the quantum world