Science & Technology Q&A for Kids (and others) [Part 52]

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  • Published on:  Thursday, June 10, 2021
  • Stephen Wolfram hosts a live and unscripted Ask Me Anything about science and technology for all ages. Find the playlist of Q&A's here:

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    Outline of Q&A
    0:00 Stream starts
    0:44 Stephen begins the stream
    1:06 ​How can I experiment with multiway hypergraphs in areas other than physics as a hobbyist computational explorer? I am interested in information science but have not taken computer science yet.
    6:34 How can one convince the scientific community they have inadvertently accepted a false result, when the bug is subtle?
    30:33 Can a virus mutate and replicate again and again in your own body while the immune system is fighting it? And every time the immune system figures out one form of it and kills it, there is already a new form replicating? A viral cat'n'mouse game, so to speak..
    35:55 Do you think that there could be some low-hanging fruit to be collected in biology? I feel like all the smartest people chose to study physics or math and I wonder if more should go into biology
    51:50 What techniques do you use to memorise information when studying in such broad fields? Thank You!
    53:51 Do you have any opinions to why "Mars One" failed? They went bankrupt in 2019. Mars One had a massive recruitment drive since 2012'ish for people to go and colonise to Mars by 2023.
    58:54 ​How do we know that gravity is not a "pushing force" instead of a pulling force? Do we for certain know that "dark matter" is not caused by shielding of this pushing force. --"Dark matter" being an artifact in this case and not a real thing*
    1:00:50 If time stops in a black hole, does that mean all matter in the black hole stops aging?
    1:04:03 Why do we need to super-cool materials (for superconductors or quantum systems); why can't we drive them mechanically at set frequency, so "cool" them preferntially in one direction?
    1:09:55 What is the difference between science and technology and how do they complement each other?

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