The Energy Internet Explained, with Jeremy Rifkin

Well, we’re all familiar with the first Internet, the communication Internet. We’ve been on it for 24/25 years most of us. We use the Internet all the time to communicate and send information. The energy Internet is very, very new. It’s now actually being built out in places like Germany, in Denmark and across Europe […]

Why the Parker Solar Probe is NASA’s most exciting mission | Michelle Thaller

One of the most exciting things that’s going on at NASA right now is that we have a probe that’s actually orbiting very close to the sun. And over the next years, it’s going to get closer, and closer, and closer. It’s called the Parker Solar Probe, and the catch phrase, sort of the mission […]

Your Life in 2027: A Look at the Future | Vivek Wadhwa (Full Video)

So every technology I look at is now entering this exponential curve. Ray Kurzweil says that as any technology becomes information it starts advancing exponentially. It seems that everything is being digitized now and every technology I look at seems to be entering this exponential curve. And what happens is that when technology is advancing […]

Hey Bill Nye, ‘Can We Desalinate Water for Human Consumption on a Massive Scale?’ #TuesdaysWithBill

Hey Bill. This is Amy from Minnesota. I was wondering if — when I was five years old I did this science experiment where we stuck a stick in salt water and it made a crystal. I was wondering if there was, in terms of desalinating water for human consumption, if there is a chemical […]

How A Massive Dam in China Slowed the Earth’s Rotation

This video was made possible by Brilliant. Start learning with Brilliant for 20% off by being one of the first 200 to sign up at brilliant.org/HAI. China is just so dam crazy that the country has nine of the world’s twenty largest dams. They just love building big dams. Maybe because they make these fun […]

Elon Musk: Tesla and SolarCity Will Accelerate the Development of an Energy Solution

The reason I put so much time and effort into creating Tesla was because, it’s always said to me that the transportation won’t go electric and should go electric, but we have an unpriced externality in the negative effects of gasoline and on the environment and also in the wars that we fight and national […]

Slavoj Žižek: Why There Are No Viable Political Alternatives to Unbridled Capitalism

I still believe in the saying of this oath Frankford School fellow traveler Marxist Valter Benjamin who said that behind every rise of fascism there is a failed revolution. I think even if we strategically, I’m not sure about it, accept this term Islam fascism for Islamic fundamentalist, this so called Islam fundamentalism is strictly […]

Do aliens exist? If they did, would we know? | NASA astronomer Michelle Thaller

One of the biggest questions is, could there be other life besides us out there in the universe? And I think pretty much every scientist I know feels that there must be. I mean, just simply the numbers– in our galaxy alone, there are half a trillion stars. And we’re now beginning to realize that […]

The science of expansion: Andromeda, gravity, and the ‘Big Rip’ | Michelle Thaller

One of the questions I get asked most commonly as an astronomer is if almost all the galaxies in the universe are flying away from us in space, why is the Andromeda Galaxy getting closer to us? Does that somehow mean that the Big Bang works differently in different parts of the universe? And the […]

Always dreamed of flying? On these moons, you can. | Michelle Thaller

Matt, you asked the question, can we go skateboarding on the moon or Mars? Or would this be more of a hoverboard scenario. Well, both the moon and Mars have a weaker surface gravity than the Earth does, so you don’t weigh as much on the moon or Mars as you do here. But there […]