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  • SPACE MESSENGERS VIDEO RESOURCE: Vimeo Channel
    Video production and animation by OMAi Space Messengers is a ‘mixed reality’ installation that explores the impact of science and technologies on our societies, our planet and our universe. In a choreographed site specific large-scale projection, ‘space’ messages and voices of the youth are displayed along with their body silhouettes on to buildings. Animated earth/space imagery is live mixed in real time inside the silhouettes expressing the ‘universe within’. In partnership with the U.S Embassy of Portugal and the U.S. Consulate General of Guadalajara. This virtual collaboration connects middle/high school classrooms in New Mexico, USA with classrooms in Lisbon, Portugal and Guadalajara, Mexico (more countries to be added) through a shared sci-art installation that will tour around the world. The Space Messengers project features a series of interdisciplinary speakers that share their knowledge with students in these recorded presentations.
  • Article: Art & Culture- Turbulence in The Starry Night
    "Researchers analyzing Vincent van Gogh’s The Starry Night show that its swirling structures have turbulent properties matching those observed in the molecular clouds that give birth to stars."
  • Article: The Fluid Dynamics of "The Starry Night"- How Vincent Van Gogh's Masterpiece Explains the Scientific Mysteries of Movement and Light
    “In a period of intense suffering, Van Gogh was somehow able to perceive and represent one of the most supremely difficult concepts nature has ever brought before mankind.”
  • Article: What is the Difference Between Electronic and Electrical Devices?
    So what exactly is the difference between electrical devices and electronic devices? The answer lies in how devices manipulate electricity to do their work.
  • BioSTEAM Artist: Lakota Cosmology Meets Particle Physics- Converging Worldviews
    "What happens when a physicist from CERN, a Lakota water protector,  a Tewa educator and a new media artist meet with 26 Taos fourth graders? Perhaps, opposing worldviews will converge to create a new balance in the universe!"
  • Citizen Science: Spiralgraph
    "The ability of the human brain find and process patterns is far superior to any computer. Spiral patterns in disk galaxies are easily seen and followed by people but computer algorithms have a harder time determining where spirals begin and end, especially if they aren't continuous. That's where you come in! By tracing the spiral arms you see in galaxy images, you are giving our computer algorithm a boost so it can accurately measure how tightly wrapped the structure is."
  • Data Visualization: Masses in the Stellar Graveyard
    What are the densest objects that form when stars die?
  • How Feynman Diagrams Revolutionized Physics
    “In the late 1940s, Richard Feynman invented a visual tool for simplifying particle calculations that forever changed theoretical physics.”
  • Indigenous Knowledge and Western Science: Dr. Leroy Little Bear Talk
    Indigenous academic Leroy Little Bear compares the foundational base of Blackfoot knowledge to quantum physics to an attentive audience at The Banff Centre as part of the Indigenous Knowledge and Western Science: Contrasts and Similarities event. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJSJ28eEUjI
  • Picturing particles
    “Particle physicists study a field that is, by its very nature, invisible to the naked eye,” says Riccardo-Maria Bianchi, who works on ATLAS visualisation software. “That can make the task of visualising particle interactions very challenging.”
  • Resource: Astronomer's Toolbox
    How do we know what we know? Check out this NASA resourse to help explore the questions of our universe including topics of light, the electromagnetic spectrum, and other messengers from space like gravitational waves and cosmic rays.
  • Sound Properties: Amplitude, period, frequency, wavelength
    How to find the amplitude, period, frequency, and wavelength for a sound wave. Created by David SantoPietro.
  • The Standard Model
    The theories and discoveries of thousands of physicists since the 1930s have resulted in a remarkable insight into the fundamental structure of matter: everything in the universe is found to be made from a few basic building blocks called fundamental particles, governed by four fundamental forces. Our best understanding of how these particles and three of the forces are related to each other is encapsulated in the Standard Model of particle physics. Developed in the early 1970s, it has successfully explained almost all experimental results and precisely predicted a wide variety of phenomena. Over time and through many experiments, the Standard Model has become established as a well-tested physics theory.
  • Video: Exploding Universe
    "Out of devastating events in the cosmos comes new creation. Explosive phenomena are responsible for the way we see the universe today, and not all of them happen on a grand scale.
  • Video: Gravitational Waves Explained
    "This video is about gravitational waves in the weak field limit as discovered by the LIGO collaboration, explained by parallels to electromagnetic radiation, sound waves, water waves, etc."
  • Video: Gravity Compilation- Crash Course Kids
    "Maybe you'd like to just hear about one topic for a while. We understand. So today, let's just watch some videos about Gravity. We'll learn about why we don't fly off into space, what mass has to do with it, how does air resistance work, and why gravity is different on the moon. In this compilation, Sabrina helps us understand some of these things. "
  • Video: I Visited the First Gravitational Wave Detector! LIGO
    "We’ve been waiting to verify the existence of Gravitational Waves for over 100 years and I actually got to go to LIGO to see exactly how they proved it! "- Physics Girl
  • Video: Nuetron Star Collision Observed for First Time
    "On August 17, researchers around the world detected the signals from a neutron star collision that took place 130 million years ago. Georgia Tech Professor Laura Cadonati explains what happened, how it was seen, and what researchers have learned."
  • Video: Ripple of Gravity, Flashes of Light
    " On Aug. 17, 2017, the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) and Virgo detected, for the first time, gravitational waves from the collision of two neutron stars. The event was not only “heard” in gravitational waves but also seen in light by dozens of telescopes on the ground and in space. Learn more about what this rare astronomy event taught us in a new video from LIGO and Virgo."
  • Video: The Basics of the Higgs Boson
    "In 2012, scientists at CERN discovered evidence of the Higgs boson. The what? The Higgs boson is one of two types of fundamental particles and is a particular game-changer in the field of particle physics, proving how particles gain mass. Using the Socratic method, CERN scientists Dave Barney and Steve Goldfarb explain the exciting implications of the Higgs boson."
  • Video: The Unexpected Math Behind Van Gogh's "Starry Night"
    "Physicist Werner Heisenberg said, 'When I meet God, I am going to ask him two questions: why relativity? And why turbulence? I really believe he will have an answer for the first.' As difficult as turbulence is to understand mathematically, we can use art to depict the way it looks. Natalya St. Clair illustrates how Van Gogh captured this deep mystery of movement, fluid and light in his work. Lesson by Natalya St. Clair, animation by Avi Ofer."
  • Video: We Are Star Dust- Symphony of Science
    We Are Star Dust is a musical compliation of scientists Neil DeGrasse Tyson, Richard Feynman and Lawrence Krauss.
  • Video: What Are Gravitational Waves?
    "In September 2015, scientists witnessed something never seen before: two black holes colliding. Both about 30 times as big as our Sun, they had been orbiting each other for millions of years. A fraction of a second before the crash, they sent a vibration across the universe at the speed of light that was picked up by the LIGO detector. So what are these ripples in space? Amber L. Stuver explains. " TED-Ed includes lessons
  • Video: What's The Smallest Thing In The Universe?
    "If you were to take a coffee cup, and break it in half, then in half again, and keep carrying on, where would you end up? Could you keep on going forever? Or would you eventually find a set of indivisible building blocks out of which everything is made? Jonathan Butterworth explains the Standard Model theory and how it helps us understand the world we live in. Lesson by Jon Butterworth, directed by Nick Hilditch." TED-Ed includes Lessons
  • Waves, Light and Sound - Physics 101 / AP Physics 1 Review with Physics Girl
    “Lesson 17 (Waves, Light, and Sound) of Dianna's Intro Physics Class on Physics Girl. Never taken physics before? Want to learn the basics of physics? Need a review of AP Physics concepts before the exam? This course is for you! “
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