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Offline VekseidTopic starter

PBS Space Time Videos
« on: September 09, 2017, 05:55:06 AM »
I got pointed to these recently, and this is genuinely one of the most awesome channels I've ever seen. Unlike most 'pop' science channels on Youtube, this one does not cut corners or give in to hype. Nor do they talk down to the viewer.

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Re: PBS Space Time Videos
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2017, 07:00:41 AM »
I discovered this channel a few days ago!

They're one of the few channels that dive deep into a number of my favorite theories, many of them involving Quantum Mechanics.

I'm definitely not done watching their videos.
They're awesome.

Offline Blythe

Re: PBS Space Time Videos
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2017, 11:51:23 AM »
Ooh. Subscribed.

That white hole episode was really interesting.

Offline Oniya

Re: PBS Space Time Videos
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2017, 12:26:49 PM »
I call across the room to tell Little Oni.  'Oh yeah, that one!'  (Has apparently been watching them for some time and didn't mention it.)

Offline Lithos

Re: PBS Space Time Videos
« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2017, 02:53:40 PM »
Most importantly, unlike many science popularizing channels... they are not afraid of mathematics involved, they even give people challenges to calculate... I feel that distancing representation of astrophysics in particular from mathematics is great mistake.. there is no sense of discovery without being able to test how things work yourself.

Offline Rapt

Re: PBS Space Time Videos
« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2017, 01:39:25 PM »
Have you guys checked out their Crash Course Series? It's pretty cool.

Offline Blythe

Re: PBS Space Time Videos
« Reply #6 on: December 09, 2017, 08:53:10 PM »
I've been watching more of the Space Time videos--I really liked the 'Absolute Cold' episode and 'The Nature of Nothing.' The former talked about superfluids, which I'd never heard of. Very cool to learn about.

These are surprisingly approachable even for people who aren't educated in these subjects. The videos clearly talk about subjects I'm not versed in & use terms that I know I'm unfamiliar with at points, but I don't feel stupid watching them. I also enjoy that I can turn on subtitles for these, which lets me search terms if I need more information on them.

The narration in them is surprisingly soothing, too.