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Why graphene hasn’t taken over the world...yet

Why graphene hasn’t taken over the world...yet

Graphene is a form of carbon that could bring us bulletproof armor and space elevators, improve medicine, and make the internet run faster — some day. For the ...

7 месяцев назад
This is SpaceX’s very first human crew

This is SpaceX’s very first human crew

This year, if all goes well, astronauts will launch to space on a private craft for the first time in history. It's SpaceX's big chance to show NASA that it can be trusted ...

1 месяцев назад
Blood types are a 20-million-year mystery

Blood types are a 20-million-year mystery

Do you know what your blood type is? It's a pretty basic health question with a pretty bizarre history. We take a look at some ill-fated blood experiments from ...

9 месяцев назад
We met the world’s first domesticated foxes

We met the world’s first domesticated foxes

This week, we meet the very cute and very bizarre result of an almost 60-year-long experiment: they're foxes that have been specially bred for their dog-like ...

5 месяцев назад
We decoded NASA’s messages to aliens by hand

We decoded NASA’s messages to aliens by hand

In 1977, twin golden records were sent into space on the Voyager 1 and 2 spacecraft. Still sailing through space at nearly 60000 km per hour, the records ...

4 месяцев назад
How this 50-year-old NASA material could kill cancer

How this 50-year-old NASA material could kill cancer

Ferrofluid is a bizarre, NASA-engineered material that was created for spaceships but never used. In this “lab practical” video, we'll put ferrofluid through its ...

8 месяцев назад
Can AI help crack the code of fusion power?

Can AI help crack the code of fusion power?

Practical fusion power, as the joke goes, has been “decades away...for decades.” But recent advancements in advanced algorithms and artificial intelligence ...

4 недель назад
Tiny meteorites are everywhere. Here’s how to find them.

Tiny meteorites are everywhere. Here’s how to find them.

Tons of tiny meteorites fall to Earth every day, but are next to impossible to find once they land. At least, that's what the science community thought. In this pilot ...

3 недель назад
Building a lunar base out of Moon dust

Building a lunar base out of Moon dust

Welcome to NASA's Kennedy Space Center. Here, engineers are dreaming up new technologies that will help build settlements on the Moon or Mars via NASA's ...

5 месяцев назад
Sea level rise is so much more than melting ice

Sea level rise is so much more than melting ice

While researching climate change, we heard something confusing: the sea level in New York City is rising about one and a half times faster than the global ...

5 месяцев назад
Why Tesla is building city-sized batteries

Why Tesla is building city-sized batteries

We talked to the co-founder of Tesla, JB Straubel, about why giant batteries are crucial to the future of power grids everywhere. Batteries are becoming more ...

6 месяцев назад
Are diamonds still precious if we can make them in a lab?

Are diamonds still precious if we can make them in a lab?

Diamonds have always been extremely rare and valuable...but that might change soon. Over the past five years, the synthetic diamond industry has exploded, ...

5 месяцев назад
A microscopic look at why the world is running out of sand

A microscopic look at why the world is running out of sand

Humans are using more sand than the Earth is naturally producing, and that's a problem for the global construction industry. But it turns out that the usefulness of ...

6 месяцев назад
The kilogram has changed forever. Here’s why.

The kilogram has changed forever. Here’s why.

In November, scientists from around the world met in Paris to do something remarkable: they redefined the kilogram. This standard of measure was once based ...

2 месяцев назад
Your future tech may rely on deep-sea mining

Your future tech may rely on deep-sea mining

As the demand grows for the metals that power electronics, we may have to look farther and farther for mining opportunities. The next big mining frontier is the ...

1 месяцев назад
How NYC plans to survive the next superstorm

How NYC plans to survive the next superstorm

Sandy hit New York City almost six years ago and the city is still recovering. As storms grow even more frequent and severe, cities around the world are ...

7 месяцев назад
88,000 tons of radioactive waste – and nowhere to put it

88,000 tons of radioactive waste – and nowhere to put it

The United States produces 2200 tons of nuclear waste each year…and no one knows what to do with it. The federal government has long promised, but never ...

6 месяцев назад
Bees are going extinct...but not the ones you think

Bees are going extinct...but not the ones you think

You've probably heard for years that bees are in dire straights. Which is true…but it's probably not the bees you're thinking of. We talk to a bee researcher about ...

9 месяцев назад
The microbial truth of how your cheese gets made

The microbial truth of how your cheese gets made

Cheese is delicious, beloved by many, and a teeming mess of microbes. Which microbes, exactly, has long been a mystery, but modern DNA sequencing tech is ...

9 месяцев назад
What the world looks like to an algorithm

What the world looks like to an algorithm

Artificial intelligence is governing more and more of our lives, but the way it sees and understands the world is completely different from you or me. For this video ...

4 месяцев назад
Testing the limits of human vision

Testing the limits of human vision

That big “E” at the top of your doctor's eye chart tells you whether you need glasses - but it also tells you a lot about the physics happening inside your eyes.

10 месяцев назад
What self-driving cars can learn from brainless slime mold

What self-driving cars can learn from brainless slime mold

Slime mold is a single-celled bit of goo that you'd find under a log in the woods. It's also a master decision-maker, capable of weighing risk and reward in ways ...

10 месяцев назад
The new supercomputer behind the US nuclear arsenal

The new supercomputer behind the US nuclear arsenal

Sierra” was just crowned the second-most powerful supercomputer on the planet. And while most of its peers use their power for climate simulations, ...

3 месяцев назад
This algorithm decodes rat squeaks and could revolutionize animal research

This algorithm decodes rat squeaks and could revolutionize animal research

Rats are social and chatty critters, but most of their chatter is above the frequency that human ears can hear. If researchers could listen to what rats are “saying,” ...

4 дней назад
How four rogue satellites could change the spaceflight industry

How four rogue satellites could change the spaceflight industry

Earlier this year, a company launched four tiny satellites into orbit without permission. These “rogue satellites” caused an uproar in the space community, and in ...

4 месяцев назад
Training for Mars on an active volcano

Training for Mars on an active volcano

There's no way to know what life at a Mars colony will really be like — but on the side of an active volcano in Hawaii, NASA has built the next best thing.

2 месяцев назад
Why wildfire season never stops

Why wildfire season never stops

In the Western United States, “fire season” isn't seasonal anymore — it's year-round. Because more and more, wildfires are a thoroughly man-made disaster and ...

7 месяцев назад
This monster plant is trying to take over. What if we let it?

This monster plant is trying to take over. What if we let it?

Silicon Valley is home to tech giants, venture capital…and a years-long battle between an invasive species, a tiny bird, and a bunch of scientists trying to decide ...

7 месяцев назад
Why we need all-new space suits to survive Mars

Why we need all-new space suits to survive Mars

Not all space suits are created equal! Verge space reporter Loren Grush tries on a prototype suit that's custom-made for survival on the Moon, and a totally ...

7 месяцев назад
How to memorize 70,000 digits of Pi

How to memorize 70,000 digits of Pi

The “memory palace” is a famous technique that makes incredible feats of memory possible (the world record for “number of digits of Pi memorized” is a ...

9 месяцев назад
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