How to block spam calls

– Spam calls are worse than ever. That’s not just my opinion, it’s not just how we all feel, it’s true. Robocall complaints to the federal trade commission have quintupled since 2009, and they jumped steeply in just the past year to four and a half million total. And that’s just Robocalls. There are another […]

The science and controversy behind your lightbulbs

(gentle music) – You might have noticed that light bulbs have gotten more complicated. Light bulb technology has exploded in the past few years. There are incandescents, fluorescents, LEDs, it’s a lot. New bulbs are more energy-efficient than they ever were before, and they’re even getting smarter. But now, all of a sudden, some of […]

Tesla-powered Porsche 912: vintage meets electric

Five, four, three, two, one. (car engine roaring) (upbeat music) This is a 1968 Porsche 912 powered by a Tesla drivetrain. It’s not just fast; it’s the culmination of a years-long boom in taking vintage cars and retrofitting them with EV technology. It’s the brainchild of two guys: David Bernardo, the founder of Zelectric Motors, […]

This is why your phone doesn’t last all day

– Today’s phones are miracles of modern technology. They can stream Netflix, play incredible video games, and connect us with people around the world at anytime, all in the palm of our hands. So, how come the battery life sucks so much? You remember your old phone? The one that just played Snake and made […]

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 […]

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 […]

The fastest way to charge your phone without damaging the battery

– One thing I’ve noticed, as a reviewer at the Verge, is the problem surrounding smartphone batteries. Regardless of which NexGen battery technology you’re using, lithium ion batteries tend to just die during the day anyway. If science can’t come up with better battery technology, it can at least change how quickly we charge our […]

This is Elon Musk’s key to Tesla’s future

– For the last year or so, the story of Tesla has been all about the Model 3 and understandably so. Elon Musk basically staked the entire viability of his company on being able to make as many of these cars as possible, and there were times where that bet looked pretty risky. – Temporarily […]

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 […]