Higgs Boson Award

Morgan Freeman is set to present the 2013 Fundamental Physics Prize.

Higgs Boson Award

Higgs Boson Award
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Morgan Freeman is set to present the 2013 Fundamental Physics Prize.

What If Aliens Were Digital Life Forms?

What If Aliens Were Digital Life Forms?
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Aliens could be digital life forms, living and replicating in our computers. Professor Chris Adami has proved it is possible to program life forms that replicate, evolve, and become extinct on computers. Are others out there?

Transposons

Transposons
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Virtually every living thing contains pieces of DNA from the outside called transposones. They insert themselves in our genes and replicate independently. So how do they get there?

If Aliens Are There, We Have to Catch Them

If Aliens Are There, We Have to Catch Them
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In a 2013 test to collect material from the atmosphere, Professor Milton Wainrwight catches some unique organisms, some traveling so fast they left an impact on his collection device. Are they alien life?

Is The Universe A Matrix?

Is The Universe A Matrix?
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If we are living in a matrix wouldn’t there be a wireframe holding it together? Silas Beane, nuclear physicist believes he has pinpointed a glitch in the universe that could reveal this grid?

Are There More Than Three Dimensions?

Are There More Than Three Dimensions?
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Young Morgan watches water bugs and ponders the idea there may be more than three dimensions.

Is Reality Real?

Is Reality Real?
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When a magician comes to Morgan's town, he wonders if his perception of reality can be tricked, then what is reality?

Are We Simulations of Ourselves?

Are We Simulations of Ourselves?
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Is it possible "post-humans," have such advanced computing power they can run many simulations of our lives? Are we biological beings or are we patterns of data created that are acting in staged dramas?

Could We Program a Believable Reality?

Could We Program a Believable Reality?
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Video game designer Jesse Schell explains why it is hard to create an alternate reality. It’s not just about the three dimensions; you’d have to create all the other senses. Could a computer handle all that?

Immersive Simulations

Immersive Simulations
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Man Meets Computer

Man Meets Computer
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Playlist: Are We Here For A Reason?

Playlist: Are We Here For A Reason?
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What Are We Really Made Of

What Are We Really Made Of
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As young Morgan studies a pocket watch, it makes him wonder what we are really made of?

Virtual Versions of Ourselves

Virtual Versions of Ourselves
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Genes, Memes and Tremes

Genes, Memes and Tremes
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It’s not just genes that govern how we evolve. Our ideas or "memes" are much the same - they are passed on and can shape the way we live. Is the passing of ideas the reason we exist?

Are We Here For A Reason?

Are We Here For A Reason?
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After billions of years of evolution, is all the knowledge we've gained leading towards a final goal?

Domesticating Animals

Domesticating Animals
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Through the ages, most animals were domesticated by humans by selecting the most docile to breed. But there's one animal that appears to have domesticated itself. Which one it it?

Evolution is Like Poker

Evolution is Like Poker
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Richard Lenski, who is conducting the world’s longest evolutionary experiment has tended colonies of e-coli over 27 years. After years, one strain mutates. Why did that group evolve?

Playlist: Can Time Go Backwards?

Playlist: Can Time Go Backwards?
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When Does Life Begin?

When Does Life Begin?
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When Morgan makes a sandwich and it grows mold it leads him to ask, when does life begin?

Can We Build a Time Machine?

Can We Build a Time Machine?
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