Why graphene hasn’t taken over the world…yet

– [Cory] It may not look like it, but I’m creating one of the strongest and most versatile materials on Earth, graphene. You’ve probably heard buzz about it. Graphene made big waves back in 2004, and it’s knocked around science news ever since. – A global race for graphene. – You know, it’s not just […]

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

(pulsing music) – [Narrator] If you were an evil mastermind, and you said “Where could I put nuclear waste that would really scare the bejeezus out of people?” It’s hard to think of one that’s worse than San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station. (waves crashing) – [Rachel Becker] This is the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, […]

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

(electronic music) – [Narrator] So this, believe it or not, is Silicon Valley. That’s Facebook’s headquarters there, like 15 hundred feet away, but a lot of the valley looks like this, marshland and empty wasteland. But there’s actually this big messy story happening right here in the middle of nowhere. It’s a story about humans […]

Why Tesla is building city-sized batteries

– Batteries make a lot of modern tech possible. Everything from cell phones, cameras, medical devices, a million appliances, to bigger things like electric cars. You might get frustrated because your cell phone still can’t make it through the day on a single charge, but the fact is, battery technology as a whole is leaping […]