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Physics World Weekly offers a unique insight into the latest news, breakthroughs and innovations from the global scientific community. Our award-winning journalists reveal what has captured their imaginations about the stories in the news this week, which might span anything from quantum physics and astronomy through to materials science, environmental research and policy, and biomedical science and technology. Find out more about the stories in this podcast by visiting the Physics World web ...
 
Physics is full of captivating stories, from ongoing endeavours to explain the cosmos to ingenious innovations that shape the world around us. In the Physics World Stories podcast, Andrew Glester talks to the people behind some of the most intriguing and inspiring scientific stories. Listen to the podcast to hear from a diverse mix of scientists, engineers, artists and other commentators. Find out more about the stories in this podcast by visiting the Physics World website. If you enjoy what ...
 
Join philosopher, educator and celebrated speaker on the cognitive sciences Thom Knoles for conversations with leaders, teachers, authors and professors designed to inspire and provoke deeper insight. Thom is an renowned expert on the relationship between quantum physics and human consciousness, and on the 5,000 year-old body of wisdom known as the Veda. For over 40 years, he has personally taught meditation to tens of thousands of students and consulted to governments and private corporations.
 
Hi, I’m David Sacks, and WELCOME to my podcast! I write and produce for TV including shows like "The Simpsons". I went to Harvard. I’ve even won an Emmy Award and a Golden Globe award. I love making cool TV shows, but I also have another side where I love exploring the fantastically, mysterious, beauty of creation, and seeing it through the lens of spirituality, quantum physics, psychology, storytelling and art. I give these talks to share all the amazing things I’ve learned along the way. I ...
 
The Dream World Podcast is an interactive podcast where we explore the mysteries of the world together! How can we learn from our dreams to better our waking life? Learn to live lucidly and get the most out of your sleep & dreams. We as humans spend an entire third of our lives asleep, where we sleepwalk through our dreams just as mindlessly as we walk through life. In our dreams, we visit another dimension we call "The Dream World". On this show, we talk to different oneironauts (dream trav ...
 
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In 1545 the English warship Mary Rose sank in a battle off the south coast of England and was raised more than 400 years later. The ship and some of its contents are now on display at the Mary Rose Museum in Portsmouth. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-3759129-1'); }); In this episode of the Physics World Weekly podcast…
 
The open hardware movement advocates the sharing of designs for material objects. For the global science community it means people can access instructions to 3D print increasingly sophisticated tools. Just as importantly, the movement is decentralizing knowledge and giving users the ability to customize scientific equipment then repair it when thin…
 
Episodes of psychosis and experiences of ‘spiritual awakening’ have one key characteristic in common, they are both experiences that are ‘out of the ordinary.’ This can be problematic, especially if the person making a diagnosis has not had an experience of spiritual awakening themselves. One key distinction between the two states though, is that a…
 
Latkes are holy? Come on! You can't be serious! What about Jelly Donuts on Hanukah? Also, holy! Really?? Yes!! In this short talk (18 minutes) you will hear the connection between the manna that fell from heaven and the tradition of eating fried food on Chanukah.Happy Chanukah!! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
Frequently on the podcast you’ll hear Thom mention ‘charm.’ While we all have a good understanding of the word charm, in Vedic Meditation circles, charm has a special, more nuanced meaning. For a Vedic Meditator, charm is like an inner-guidance mechanism, a gentle tug that steers you in the direction of that which is most evolutionary, not just for…
 
Hypnosis is often seen as having therapeutic value, a way of overcoming problems caused by an ‘incorrect psyche.’ Because of the layer of silence achieved inside a Vedic Meditation sitting, Vedic Meditation, we’re frequently asked if it is actually a form of hypnosis. The short answer is no. Vedic Meditation is not hypnosis, but to understand the a…
 
Owls mostly hunt at night when background noise levels can be low and potential prey have a better chance of hearing danger approaching. As a result, the birds have evolved structures on their wings that greatly reduce the noise owls make while flying. In this episode of the Physics World Weekly podcast, the engineer and owl expert Justin Jaworski …
 
Travelling with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi meant there was never a time for a dull moment. In this episode, Thom shares some adventures of a particular trip to Brazil, with an unexpected detour to Germany. With Maharishi, Thom soon learned that the unexpected was always to be expected. Maharishi wasn’t just a passionate teacher of following ‘charm,’ but…
 
Our first guest in this episode of the Physics World Weekly podcast is the physicist Carmen Palacios-Berraquero, who is chief executive of Nu Quantum. The UK-based company spun-out from the from the University of Cambridge in 2018 and Palacios-Berraquero explains how the firm’s single-photon sources and detectors are used in quantum technologies. g…
 
Can Vedic Meditation heal post-concussive symptoms? How is the experience of misfortune framed within the Vedic worldview? Can Vedic Meditation help lower the risk of Alzheimer’s or dementia? In this, another Ask Thom Anything episode, Thom answers all of the above, including details of the broader healing effects of meditation in general. He remin…
 
One of the most perplexing stories in the Torah is how Jacob receives the blessing over his brother Esau. In this talk, we explore the depths of what it means to stand for Truth is a world that is still incomplete, and even deeper what it means to be a soul in a physical world. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
With the COP26 climate summit underway in Glasgow, Physics World Weekly is bringing you a two-part series on climate change. Last week’s episode explored how extreme heat will affect global health and the challenges faced by climate modellers. Today’s episode is focussed on climate solutions. First up I look at some of the latest developments in en…
 
All of us think but how often do we contemplate where our thoughts come from? And when we do, how accurate is our answer? Many of us think thoughts are the work of the brain, stimulated either by the environment or circumstances around us, or by memories of the past or fears of the future. For most of us, there is also a sense of identity associate…
 
The World of the Unseen by David Sacks “For the scientist who has lived by his faith in the power of reason, the story ends like a bad dream. He has scaled the mountains of ignorance, he is about to conquer the highest peak; as he pulls himself over the final rock, he is greeted by a band of theologians who have been sitting there for centuries.” —…
 
With the UN climate summit COP26 kicking off in Glasgow this weekend, the Physics World Weekly podcast is focused on one thing: climate change. For the next two weeks, I will explore some of the ways that physical scientists are helping to tackle the climate crisis. In episode one I meet researchers who predict what will happen to the climate under…
 
A very frequent question Thom receives is "What is the difference between Vedic knowledge, learned through Vedic Meditation, and Hinduism?" Hinduism, as a religion, is supposed to honor thousands, if not millions, of Gods. This religion offers many offerings to people from all over the world and is practiced by around a billion people in India. It …
 
If a person can actually enter the exalted palace of the moment, there's nothing that they don't have. But how do we get there? In this week's talk, we take a deep dive into the verse, "And Abraham was sitting at the opening of the tent" for inspiration and a blueprint for arriving. Have a Great Week, David. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and op…
 
In this episode of the Physics World Weekly podcast, the Canadian Nobel laureate and laser physicist Donna Strickland talks about how winning the prize in 2018 was a life-changing event. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-3759129-1'); }); Sunday 24 October is the start of #BlackInPhysics week and Physics World is celebrat…
 
Our guest, Rachel, talks about her experiences as a lucid dreamer while pregnant, and how she used her lucidity to practice giving birth & be more prepared to ensure a smooth birthing process. Pregnancy can be a stressful, powerful and spiritual experience for many women, and learning to use your dreams to ease your mind can help you not only prepa…
 
In this episode of the Physics World Stories podcast astronomers discuss the search for signs of extraterrestrial technologies. Fingerprints might include traces of pollution in exoplanet atmospheres, lights on the night sides of planets, and even the waste heat from megastructures such as Dyson spheres. Podcast host Andrew Glester meets the follow…
 
Ayurveda, the ‘science of life’ has become very popular in developed nations in recent decades, thanks to the work of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in reviving this ancient body of wisdom. Dating back several thousand years, the practice of Ayurvedic techniques was forced ‘underground’ when the British colonized India and imposed their own ‘modern’ approac…
 
In this episode of the Physics World Weekly podcast, Sophie Zienkiewicz and Henry Preston of the Nuclear Institute’s Young Generation Network argue the case for including nuclear energy in the UK’s net-zero-carbon strategy. Physics World’s Laura Hiscott and Tami Freeman are also on hand to talk about careers for physicists in the green economy and …
 
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