This Synthetic DNA Factory Is Building New Forms of Life

Inside this advanced foundry, biologists, software engineers, and a fleet of automated robots are working side by side to crank up the speed of nature. They’re taking synthetic DNA, remixing it and programming microorganisms, turning these living samples into mini-factories that could one day pump out new foods, fuels, and medicines. Every piece of DNA […]

Scientists Just Fit Our Universe in a Box…Wait What

This is the universe in a box. Dark matter, supermassive black holes, galaxies, stars, magnetic fields—our universe, trapped in a cube. Well some of it, anyway. What this really is is our most advanced simulation of the universe and its evolution ever. This very impressive feat is the result of a project called Illustris—The Next […]

This Breakthrough in Lab-Grown Meat Could Make it Look Like Real Flesh

We need to talk about meat. Unless you’re a practicing vegan or vegetarian, you’re probably getting a large percentage of your protein from livestock like cows, pigs, and chickens. Now I’m not here to judge your eating habits. I’m addicted to the taste of flesh myself, but our meat-heavy diets are bad for the planet. […]

Solar Energy in Hot Desert Climates | HBKUx on edX

[MUSIC PLAYING] MARWAN K. KHRAISHEH: Climate change and energy security are undoubtedly among the most pressing challenges the world faces today. It is critical to promote and adapt sustainable technologies and rely more on renewable energy. Solar energy is the cleanest and most abundant source of renewable energy on earth. Desert regions make up a […]

15-Yr-Old Kelvin Doe Wows M.I.T.

KELVIN DOE: My name is Kelvin Doe, aka DJ Focus. KELVIN DOE: Alright. Alright. It’s the youngest DJ. DJ Man Focus. KELVIN DOE: I’m from Sierra Leone, [Music] KELVIN DOE: and I love inventing. [Music] DAVID SENGEH: Kelvin is extraordinarily talented. He literally goes through trash cans – finds broken electronic parts in the garbage […]