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The FQXi podcast brings you the latest ideas in foundational physics and cosmology—and includes interviews with our members and other leading scientists. It's hosted by Zeeya Merali and Brendan Foster. You can contact us at podcast@fqxi.org, and follow us on twitter: @FQXi. The podcast is produced by Zeeya, and music is provided by Baltimore-based Diefenbaker.
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The FQXi April 22, 2013 Podcast features:
  • Astro Results, Cosmic Conclusions
  • Dark Energy Discovery
  • DNA Computing
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Astro Results, Cosmic Conclusions
Astrophysicist Katie Mack talks through recent results from the Planck satellite and the International Space Station's Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer.
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Dark Energy Discovery
2011 Nobel Laureate Brian Schmidt looks back on his role in the game-changing discovery that the expansion of the universe is speeding up. (Extended interview.)
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DNA Computing
Synthetic biologists Timothy Lu and Piro Siuti design circuits that integrate memory and logic in living cells.
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Many thanks to you, Zeeya - and for your email, Jonathan.

I had a look at what I'd written, and I should have said a bit more about a sentence in the first paragraph - "Cosmic expansion is accelerating because of the increased production of space-time by binary digits, Mobius loops and figure-8 Klein bottles ..."

How the Law of Conservation works

The binary digits of 1 and 0 in Mobius loops and Figure-8 Klein bottles (I like to consider these things parts in what I call...


Thanks to Rodney Bartlett for his feedback (over on another thread) on my recent Discover article about dark energy. (It was while interviewing Brian Schmidt that I made the recording that's used in this podcast.)

I'm cutting and pasting Rodney's comments here because they fit the topic of the podcast:

From Rodney Bartlett:

Reply to "Confronting the Dark" by Zeeya Merali (Discover magazine - May 2013)

...There’s an interesting sentence on p.46 of that article -...


This is a discussion of the FQXi Podcast from April 22, 2013

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