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Every time you log in to Facebook, you need to send your password to the company’s server. So how can you make sure that no one can eavesdrop on your communications, steal your password, and get access to your account?

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CurioCity resources which align with the Quebec Secondary I & II Science and Technology content area on The Technological World (Forces & Motion).

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The Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle states that you can never simultaneously know the exact position and the exact speed of an object. Why not? (4:43 min.)

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What are gravitational waves? Gravity seems like a familiar enough concept, but what exactly is waving?

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Professor Brian Cox uncovers what the sun is actually made of and how we can learn this without actually travelling there. Taken from Can We Make A Star On Earth? (3:48 min.)

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I teach an average of 17 young people about airplane maintenance. The morning session covers the theory (i.e. the science and math knowledge). In the afternoon, I work with the students as they engage in practical projects where they get to practice their skills, and apply their knowledge, on real aircraft and equipment.

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A landmark day for Einstein and our understanding of the universe: the detection of gravitational waves. Brian Greene explains the discovery. (3:10 min.)

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After a decades-long quest, The MIT-Caltech collaboration LIGO Laboratories has detected gravitational waves, opening a new era in our exploration of the universe. (5:26 min.)

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As the year 1905 began, Albert Einstein faced life as a “failed” academic. Yet within the next twelve months, he would publish four extraordinary papers, each on a different topic, that were destined to radically transform our understanding of the universe. (5:15 min.)

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In 1997, Brazilian football player Roberto Carlos setup for a 35 meter free kick with no direct line to the goal. Carlos’s shot sent the ball flying wide of the players, but just before going out of bounds it hooked to the left and soared into the net. How did he do it? (3:32 min.)

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