Why Don’t We Have Water Powered Cars Yet?

Hey there, welcome to Life Noggin! Hey there! Welcome to my garage-slash-workshop-slash-Olympic-sized swimming pool room. And it’s the perfect place to work on my new invention, a water-powered car! Well, ok, it’s not *technically* my invention. The idea for water-powered cars has been kicking around for ages. Jules Verne wrote that “water will be the […]

88,000 tons of radioactive waste – and nowhere to put it

(pulsing music) – [Narrator] If you were an evil mastermind, and you said “Where could I put nuclear waste that would really scare the bejeezus out of people?” It’s hard to think of one that’s worse than San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station. (waves crashing) – [Rachel Becker] This is the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, […]

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 […]

Should We Live On Venus BEFORE Mars?

Hey There! Welcome to Life Noggin! It seems like everyone wants to go to Mars nowadays. The red planet has been all the buzz with organizations like NASA and SpaceX promising to get us there in the next ten-ish years, but there are so many problems with living on Mars. Instead, some experts think we’d […]

How Long Could You Survive Cut Off From Earth?

Hey there! Welcome to Life Noggin. Or is it? It is! Or is it? Back when I first joined the Life Noggin universe, things were kinda… cramped. It was basically just me and my friends in a big ol’ room. When I told my animator I needed some more space, well, I got all this! […]

Could We Make The Perfect Energy Source?

Hey There! Welcome To Life Noggin! With temperatures rising, forests being destroyed and oceans polluted, we need a clean energy source that wont cause more damage to our fragile planet as you probably know, there is a lot of debate on which energy source is the best. The perfect energy source would be efficient, safe, […]

Why Don’t We Just Put Solar Panels In Space?

Hey there and welcome to Life Noggin. By now, you’ve probably all seen solar panels gracing the rooftops of nearby homes. These clean energy alternatives convert sunlight into electricity that can be used to power your electronics. However, hindrances like the atmosphere and nighttime has led many people to ask the question: “What if we […]