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Georgina Woodward: "Hi Vesuvius Now, Not an A theorist OR B theorist. I want both series under..." in The Nature of Time

Vesuvius Now: "Woodward, are you an A-theorist or a B-theorist? And a Presentist or an..." in The Nature of Time

Franco Nori: "Non-Hermitian Systems / Open Quantum Systems are not only of fundamental..." in A Summary of Some of our...

John Cox: "Georgi, I don't know." in The Present State of...

Georgina Woodward: "Hi john, I've watched a video explaining that the 'pinball' idea of current..." in The Present State of...

Amrit Sorli: "We have only 2 times in the universe: - psychological time that has its..." in Can Time Be Saved From...

Lorraine Ford: "The minimum requirement for any mathematical system. Remember? Remember all..." in Consciousness and the...

olivier denis: ""I d like to know more about your general philosophy of this universe, what..." in Alternative Models of...

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Good Vibrations
Microbead 'motor' exploits natural fluctuations for power.

Reconstructing Physics
New photon experiment gives new meta-framework, 'constructor theory,' a boost.

The Quantum Engineer: Q&A with Alexia Auffèves
Experiments seek to use quantum observations as fuel to power mini motors.

The Quantum Clock-Maker Investigating COVID-19, Causality, and the Trouble with AI
Sally Shrapnel, a quantum physicist and medical practitioner, on her experiments into cause-and-effect that could help us understand time’s arrow—and build better healthcare algorithms.

Connect the Quantum Dots for a New Kind of Fuel
'Artificial atoms' allow physicists to manipulate individual electrons—and could help to reduce energy wastage in electronic devices.

December 7, 2021

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The FQXi December 31, 2019 Podcast features:
  • 2019: Year in Physics Review Part 2
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2019: Year in Physics Review Part 2
Concluding our countdown of the biggest stories of the year in physics, as chosen by quantum physicist Ian Durham.
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Hi Georgina, Agreed ,

No, too many people try linking adverts or untrustworthy sites.

If neurons sometimes send and receive electromagnetic signals an obvious possible antenna is the microtubule in the axon. Penrose theorized that microtubules can act like a specialized quantum computer -- perhaps to filter and process the information supplied by photons being absorbed by the microtubule.

Microtubules of different neurons might absorb different frequencies of EM radiation. By experimenting and theorizing about which frequencies of photons would be absorbed -- those...

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