Download To Your Brain? — Mind Blow #109

A new thin film of quantum dots covers glass and transforms windows into solar panels. The dots have a lifespan of 14 years and right now they’re trying to raise their energy conversion efficiency from 1.9% to a more practical 6%. And Kengoro is a biohumanoid robot from the University of Tokyo that cools itself […]

How Close Are We to Downloading the Human Brain?

Someday our bodies are going to break down and we’ll die. Our brain will decay and disappear forever.But, what if it didn’t have to? Right now there are scientists around the world working on technology that could one day take your brain, and possibly your consciousness, and upload it onto a computer. This would be […]

Swing Off The Edge Of The World? — Mind Blow #75

This autonomous car showcased at the 2013 Guangzhou Auto Show has a built-in fish tank. And Javier Lloret created an interface called Puzzle Facade that turned an entire building into a giant interactive rubik’s cube. Vsauce! Kevin here, this is Mind Blow. Researchers have discovered that male Koalas have a specialized sound-producing organ never before […]

Map of Computer Science

We built computers to expand our brains. Originally scientists build computers to solve arithmetic, but they turned out to be incredibly useful for many other things as well: running the entire internet, lifelike graphics, artificial brains or simulating the Universe, but amazingly all of it boils down to just flipping zeros and ones. Computers have […]

Life Changing Inventions of the 20th Century!

From things you use every day to technology you couldn’t live without…stay tuned to number 1 to find out the most important inventions of the 20th century! Number 10: The Radio. Long before there was the Internet, long before there was television, there was the radio. And, despite superior technologies being around today, it’s something […]

How These Self-Aware Robots Are Redefining Consciousness

I think there’s a valid concern that maybe we’re giving machines too much power. Maybe we don’t want machines to be self-aware. In my opinion, everybody should understand that this technology is around the corner. Your children, your grandchildren are going to be living in a world where there are machines  that are on par and possibly […]

An Interstellar Mission Found Something Unexpected at Our Solar System’s Edge

Every 176 years, the four planets in our outer solar system present us with a rare opportunity. They’ll align in such a unique way, that it’s possible to use their gravitational forces to slingshot from one planet to the next. A PhD student figured this out back in 1965 during his summer job at the […]

A Journey to the End of the Universe

What will happen to us in the next few hundred years? Or a thousand? How will the Universe end? How the heck should I know? Hey, nobody knows for sure, but we can gather all the existing theories together and find it out. Good thing we’ve got this time projector here to check it out […]

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What Will Happen to Us Before 2025

Do you remember yourself 10 years ago? The world around you was very different from now, wasn’t it? No wonder: the 21st century is the age of rapid technological progress, and we’re advancing at a mind-blowing rate. So what do you think our world will look like by 2025? It’s only a little bit more […]