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Welcome to PsiVid

Welcome to PsiVid

Your PsiVid hosts, Carin Bondar and Joanne Manaster, will be watching the world of science film and video, and sharing our great finds with science enthusiasts like you.

July 5, 2011 — Carin Bondar

Gravitational Waves at the Beginning of Everything

Scientists from the Center for Astrophysics have found evidence of gravitational waves created mere moments after the dawn of the universe. These waves were created in a period of rapid expansion called cosmic inflation...

March 18, 2014

Is Our Universe a Hologram?

We take for granted that we exist as 3-D beings in a 3-D universe, but physicists suggest that our world is just the projection of a reality written in 2-D. Scientific American editor Michael Moyer explains...

March 5, 2014
High-Flying Frog Was Not The First Amphibian To Reach For Outer Space

High-Flying Frog Was Not The First Amphibian To Reach For Outer Space

The internet loves animals, and loves animals in surprising places even more. So when a photo emerged showing a frog flying alongside NASA’s Minotaur V rocket as it lifted off from it’s launchpad in Virginia earlier this month carrying the LADEE spacecraft towards the moon it was an immediate hit...

September 17, 2013 — Jason G. Goldman
Bora’s Picks (September 13th, 2013)

Bora’s Picks (September 13th, 2013)

Guppies lie about mate choice to trick rivals by Anne-Marie Hodge: When it comes to sex among guppies, competition is high for those at the top of the game.

September 13, 2013 — Bora Zivkovic
Voyager Has Entered The Interstellar Medium

Voyager Has Entered The Interstellar Medium

                After many claims and statements over the past few years that Voyager 1, our most distant operating spacecraft, has ‘left the solar system’ (it hasn’t, as I explain here), it does now seem that as of August 2012 this extraordinary vehicle has entered the interstellar medium...

September 12, 2013 — Caleb A. Scharf
To Jupiter

To Jupiter

On October 9th, 2013, NASA’s Juno mission completed an Earth ‘flyby’ to gain a little extra velocity (a gravitational slingshot maneuver that steals a tiny bit of Earth’s momentum) to get it to Jupiter in 2016...

October 30, 2013 — Caleb A. Scharf
Are physicists individualists or collectivists?

Are physicists individualists or collectivists?

Ricardo Heras has a well-written and thought provoking essay in Physics Today in which he asks whether physicists should be individualists or collectivists.

November 1, 2013 — Ashutosh Jogalekar
Khalil’s Picks (1 November 2013)

Khalil’s Picks (1 November 2013)

Candy! Candy corn? What exactly is candy corn?! This week’s picks points you to the answer as well as to some super science writing filled with dolphins, octopuses, zombies, rhinos, corals and, umm, engineers!...

November 1, 2013 — Khalil A. Cassimally
The Most Breathtaking Video of the Weather

The Most Breathtaking Video of the Weather

Video of the Week #107, August 29th, 2013: From: The Most Breathtaking Video of the Weather You’ll Watch This Week by Evelyn Lamb at Roots of Unity.

August 29, 2013 — Bora Zivkovic
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Science or SciFi?

Science or SciFi?

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