The Waters of Slovenia | National Geographic

Cold War Nuclear Fallout Is Still Affecting the Pacific, What Does That Mean for Us?

These nuclear weapon explosions were part of a series of 66 tests by the United States government during the Cold War. The tests were conducted on the Marshall Islands, a remote area of the Pacific Ocean earmarked for unlimited nuclear destruction. These are the islands today, which are mostly abandoned. Though they look like any […]

Returning to Fukushima | Explorer

PHIL KEOGHAN: Nuclear power has been a reliable source of energy for 70 years. But it comes with the risk of a meltdown, as we saw in Chernobyl in 1986 and Fukushima in 2011. After Chernobyl, Russia ordered a 1,600 square mile area around the plant abandoned forever. But a very different plan is underway […]

Mercury 101 | National Geographic

– [Narrator] The planet Mercury is named after the messenger of the Roman gods, because even the ancients could see how swift and fleeting it is in the sky. But it wasn’t until recently that scientists began unraveling Mercury’s many mysteries. Mercury is the smallest planet in our solar system. It’s diameter currently measures just […]

What Are We Doing to Prepare for the Next Big Oil Spill?

The next oil spill won’t be a matter of if — but when. Deepwater Horizon may have happened years ago, but significant research is still being conducted to learn as much as possible from the biggest oil disaster in recent United States history, and to find new, less toxic ways to reverse future oil spill […]

Brain 101 | National Geographic

– [Narrator] The brain is the most complex organ in the human body. As part of the nervous system, the brain coordinates all of the body’s function. In adult humans, the brain is a three-pound gelatinous mass of fat and protein. It’s comprised of four main regions: the cerebrum, the cerebellum, the brainstem, and the […]

How NASA Built the Fastest Spacecraft Ever

This is the fastest man-made object ever created, racing to our Sun at 700,000 km/h. Built to withstand drastic changes in temperature, it will be the closest to spacecraft has ever been to a star. So, how did NASA prepare this record-breaking mission for its daring journey to the Sun? There are three main questions […]

[KOR CC] Clean Up Mekong with Hanwha Solar Boat

Here retreat is no longer an option. The Mekong River, it’s the last stand before 2,000 tons of trash flow into the Pacific Ocean each day. 730,000 tons of trash a year that flow straight into the Pacific Ocean, must be stopped. The key is how. This trash collecting barge emits even more carbon into […]

Sun 101 | National Geographic

While billions of stars are scattered throughout the universe the one at the center of our solar system Plays a special role for us here on earth our Sun formed about 4.5 billion years ago in the Milky Way galaxy’s Orion’s fur It was born when a cloud of dust and gas known as a […]

How to Choose Lithium Batteries for Solar Energy Storage

Hey solar folks Jeremy Allen here at Wholesale Solar. Did you know there are multiple types of lithium chemistries? Our friend David Norman is here from Discover today to tell us a little bit more about these different technologies. All the chemistries that are out there have all been developed and You know found for […]