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 […]

Apollo 11’s journey to the moon, annotated

You’re looking at one of the most incredible moments in human history. That’s Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, walking on the moon. Okay, maybe you’ve seen this clip before, but think about that for a second: They’re on the moon. A celestial object nearly 240,000 miles into outer space. That distance is like flying all […]

Why Norway is full of Teslas

There are Teslas everywhere in this city. Up until today I’d seen a total of about five Teslas my entire life. And three of those five were behind glass cases in luxury malls. I’ve been in Oslo for like a couple of hours and I’ve seen like 50 Teslas. There’s one right there. They’re beautiful, […]

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, […]

China’s Nuclear Boom | China’s Future MEGAPROJECTS: Part 7

Another answer is nuclear power, which is much less controversial in China because of its prodigious demand for electricity–and the inability of its people to mount any real challenges to the government’s plans. Mainland China currently has 31 nuclear power reactors in operation, and another 24 under construction. Compare this to the United States, which […]

How the Saudis ended up with so many American weapons

On August 9, 2018 a fighter jet dropped a bomb on this street in Dahyan, Yemen. It exploded here, near a busy marketplace. Killing 40 children on a school bus. The plane was from a coalition led by Saudi Arabia. They have conducted thousands of airstrikes in Yemen since 2015 – many aimed at civilian […]

The fight to rethink (and reinvent) nuclear power

When you think of the word nuclear, what comes to mind? It’s probably some terrifying thought. I can’t blame anyone for being nervous. It’s a technology that we’ve been using for decades that can really reduce global warming, but it’s not exactly something environmentalists are that excited about. The first thing many people think of […]

Free solar panels help low-income communities in California save money and fight climate change

Fresno has the worst air quality in the country according to the American Lung Association. So we did a lot of outreach and education in that community. A woman who heard about the program is Maria Zavala. She heard about the ability to get free solar panels applied for and got it through our partners […]

I’m a Tea Party conservative. Here’s how to win over Republicans on renewable energy.

This is my cell phone, okay? Does that look like that is the cell phone case of a liberal? My dad is a retired baptist minister. He told me that in order to get people to hear your message, you have to get them in the church. That is a mistake that a lot of […]

How wildlife films warp time

In the Jungles episode of the BBC’s Planet Earth II, there’s a stunning scene of hummingbirds in Ecuador, flying in slow motion. And when it aired in the UK, some viewers wondered if the BBC actually created the footage with computer graphics. And you can’t blame them. With our own eyes, we’ll never see hummingbirds […]