Could Asteroid Mining Fuel Deep Space Travel?

If we want to colonize space, we have to figure out how to generate a large supply of life sustaining resources. The most important being water. The good news is, traces of water have been detected throughout our solar system. And asteroids may hold the most accessible abundance of water that we know of. There […]

Is Jupiter the Reason for Life on Earth?

Our solar system is unlike any other discovered in the cosmos to date, and a rogue baby Jupiter might be the reason why it’s so weird – and even home to life. The Solar System consists of four inner planets: Mercury, Venus, Earth & Mars. They’re known as terrestrial planets because they’re made up of […]

SCRAM it!

Narrator: The B Reactor had three redundant safety systems to ensure it could be shutdown in case of an emergency. In contrast, the first small reactor built in Chicago had only one means of control, which was rather simple – SCRAM it! Bob Egge: Basically there was one guy who had the control rod. His […]

The Dark Energy Survey Revealed New Origins of Stars in Our Galaxy

For years now, astronomers have been looking at the sky to try and find dark energy — energy that mathematically should exist, but that we’re not sure how to detect, or where to find. To detect the undetectable, scientists build increasingly sensitive telescopes and point them at the sky to do a survey. And one […]

Atoms From Nuclear Explosions Are Embedded in Your Brain, But You’re Fine

Nuclear bombs are the most destructive weapons humanity has ever devised, but they have an unexpected upside. Thanks to their development and testing, they’ve contributed to some surprising advances in other scientific fields like neuroscience and climatology. You may wonder what neuroscience has to do with nuclear weapons, and to understand the connection, you need […]

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 […]

‘Dark DNA’ Is the Latest Mystery in the World of Genetics… But What Is It?

Dark matter is one of the biggest mysteries of astronomy today. There’s tons of evidence that it’s there, but try as we might we haven’t been able to find it. In biology there’s a similar problem: dark DNA. When scientists were exploring the sequenced genomes of certain birds and rodents they noticed something odd. A […]

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 […]