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Maxwell, a 2nd class demon, continues his journey in the world of relativity. Inspired by “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” and “Mickey Mouse in the Delta Dimension” by Romano Scarpa.

Maxwell, a 2nd class demon, wants to say one more thing on time and entropy in this micro episode. Inspired by “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” and “Mickey Mouse in the Delta Dimension” by Romano Scarpa.

The journey of Maxwell, a 2nd class demon, in the world of physics. Inspired by “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” and “Mickey Mouse in the Delta Dimension” by Romano Scarpa. This chapter is about thermodynamics and entropy.

Brilliant Accidents

“Brilliant Accidents” by Exurb1a explains how entropy and complexity have been competing since the beginning of the universe to lead to the creation of humanity. It’s misleading to say that entropy is just the universe’s tendency towards disorder. Like most things in physics, it’s much bigger than that, and more convoluted. But ‘winding down’ is nevertheless a big part of it. Order can also spontaneously rise out of entropy, though.

YouTuber Kaplamino made this mesmerizing video of marbles and magnets interacting with each other in hand-made Rube Goldberg-like sets.

As part of the Royal Institution‘s annual science-themed advent calendar they shared a stylized animation that explains physicist Richard Feynman‘s classic building block analogy for the first law of thermodynamics to explain the conservation of energy. Professor Andrea Sella recalls Feynman’s illustration of the first law of thermodynamics with a child’s building blocks and wily mother.

A rare spiral aurora in Finland.

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This video by Life Noggin explains what humans might expect when the Earth’s magnetic poles eventually reverse. It also covers the science behind what generates the Earth’s magnetic field.

The Illusion of Time

This video is from the documentary “The Fabric of The Cosmos.” Einstein’s mathematical theory of relativity (which has been tested with atomic clocks) tells us that the future and past always exist like the present.

Slow Mo Rainbow Flame

The Slow Mo Guys report, “Most fireballs are orange and will melt your face off. These ones aren’t orange… but they will still happily melt your face off.”

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