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 […]

The Fermi Paradox II — Solutions and Ideas – Where Are All The Aliens?

There are probably 10,000 stars for every grain of sand on Earth, in the observable universe. We know that there might be trillions of planets. So where are all the aliens? This is the Fermi Paradox. If you want to know more about it, watch part one. Here we look at possible solutions to the […]

Space Elevator – Science Fiction or the Future of Mankind?

It’s hard to get to space As much as we all wish there were an easy, and affordable way to see our planet floating in the dark Right now, the only way is to become an astronaut or a billionare But there is a concept that might make it possible -while serving as the starting […]

What If You Detonated a Nuclear Bomb In The Marianas Trench? (Science not Fantasy)

What would happen if we detonated humanity’s most powerful nuclear weapon at the deepest point of the ocean? For sure, tsunamis hundreds of meters high would destroy coastal cities, earthquakes would level countries, new volcanoes would bring us nuclear winter. Maybe even Earth could be ripped apart? Or thrown out of orbit? Well, almost. Currently, […]

Why Alien Life Would be our Doom – The Great Filter

Imagine NASA announced today that they found aliens. Bacteria on Mars, weird alien fish in the oceans of Europa, and also ancient alien ruins on Titan. Wouldn’t that be great? Well, no. It would be horrible news, devastating even. It could mean that the end of humanity is almost certain and that it might be […]

3 Reasons Why Nuclear Energy Is Terrible! 2/3

three reasons why we should stop using nuclear energy one. nuclear weapons proliferation nuclear technology made a violent entrance onto the world stage just one year after the world’s first-ever nuclear test explosion in 1944 two large cities were destroyed by just two single bombs after that, reactor technology slowly evolved as a means of […]

String Theory Explained – What is The True Nature of Reality?

What is the true nature of the universe? To answer this question, humans come up with stories to describe the world. We test our stories and learn what to keep and what to throw away. But the more we learn, the more complicated and weird our stories become. Some of them so much so, that […]

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 […]

What Are You?

Are you your body? Well, kind of, right? But, is there a line where this stops being true? How much of yourself can you remove before you stop being you, and does the question even make sense? Your physical existence is cells, trillions of them, at least ten times more than there are stars in […]