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Science and U: Challenging Quantum Physics

Dr. Weiping Yu returns with another fascinating segment of Science and U. Dr. Yu and David Gornoski look back at the scientific landmarks in 2020. Dr. Yu notes the amazing feat of Hayabusa2 in bringing back asteroid samples and showing the difference between comets and meteorites. The physicist also comments on the claim, according to […]

Science and U: Bacteria Follow Earth’s Magnetic Field

Dr. Weiping Yu returns with another segment of Science and U. The physicist starts the segment by commenting on the discovery that says chemical-shuttling bacteria follow the Earth’s magnetic field. Are energy fragments the fundamental building blocks of the universe? What should we make of the 10-year plan by U.S. fusion scientists to build a […]

Science and U: New Kind of Electrons

Dr. Weiping Yu returns with another segment of Science and U. The physicist starts the segment by commenting on the development of a new lightweight molecule-based magnet that exhibits unprecedented magnetic properties. “This is a confirmation,” Dr. Yu says, “every single elements–atoms and molecules–have magnetic properties.” Dr. Yu also comments on the news that scientists […]

Science and U: A Better Way Towards Nuclear Fusion

Dr. Weiping Yu is back with another mythbusting segment of Science and U. The physicist comments on some of the latest news in the world of science–news such as the development of a spherical tokamak reactor. Can this experimental nuclear reactor move fusion forward? “We’re heading in the wrong direction,” Dr. Yu says, “this kind […]

Science and U: Brian Greene Interview

In this classic episode from February 27, 2020, theoretical physicist Brian Greene, author of ‘Until the End of Time,’ joins David Gornoski and Dr. Weiping Yu. David starts off the episode by briefly reflecting on the trial of Julian Assange. Is string theory the solution to better grasp the universe? Are we really designed for […]

Science and U: Are We Living in a Simulation?

Dr. Weiping Yu is back with another segment of Science and U. On the claim that there is a fifty percent chance we’re living in a simulation, Dr. Yu remarks says, “there is a fundamental problem in quantum physics” and this is why such claims arise. What can better explain our universe if not quantum […]

Dr. Yu on CERN New Particle Discovery and DNA Teleportation, Jeff Deist on the Neverending Lockdowns

Dr. Weiping Yu is back with another segment of Science and U. The physicist offers his insights on LHCb’s discovery of a new class of particles. If every elementary particle has already been discovered, why are we still trying to discover new particles? Dr. Yu asks. How many types of particles are there? Plus, what […]

On Revolutions, George Floyd, and the SpaceX Launch

What is revolution? “When you make revolution-based laws you’ll only get chaos,” says host David Gornoski as he expounds on the circular violent nature of revolutions. “Revolution is the same old, same old. It’s nothing new. What we need today is self-sacrifice.” On the news surrounding the death of George Floyd: “We don’t need dehumanizing […]