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How Will We Get to Alpha Centauri?
 
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Humans are attempting to achieve interstellar travel. Here’s why some of the world’s greatest minds believe a nanocraft is the best way to journey into deep space. Watch More Space Crafts! | https://bit.ly/2w0YKD1 Read More: Alpha Centauri: A Triple Star System about 4 Light Years from Earth https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/chandra/images/alpha-centauri-a-triple-star-system-about-4-light-years-from-earth.html “A new study involving long-term monitoring of Alpha Centauri by NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory indicates that any planets orbiting the two brightest stars are likely not being pummeled by large amounts of X-ray radiation from their host stars. This is important for the viability of life in the nearest star system outside the Solar System.” Engage Warp Drive! Why Interstellar Travel's Harder Than It Looks https://www.space.com/40507-interstellar-space-travel-and-science-fiction.html “How hard is it to hop to the nearest star system or soar across the galaxy? A typical "Star Trek" or "Star Wars" movie makes it look easy. When the heroes get a distant distress call, they use "warp drive" or "hyperdrive" and arrive at their destination within minutes or hours. If we got the right propulsion, would it be possible for us to voyage that quickly in real life?” Building Sails for Interstellar Probes Will Be Tough, but Not Impossible https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/building-sails-for-interstellar-probes-will-be-tough-but-not-impossible/ “Giant lasers may indeed launch fleets of spacecraft to Alpha Centauri, given breakthroughs in the science behind extraordinarily thin, incredibly reflective sails that can catch this laser light, a new study finds.” ____________________ Seeker inspires us to see the world through the lens of science and evokes a sense of curiosity, optimism and adventure. Visit the Seeker website http://www.seeker.com/ Subscribe now! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=dnewschannel Seeker on Twitter http://twitter.com/seeker Seeker on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SeekerMedia/ Space Crafts on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SeekerSpaceCrafts/ Seeker http://www.seeker.com/
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The X3 Ion Thruster Is Here, This Is How It'll Get Us to Mars
 
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The X3 is made possible thanks to a collaboration among NASA, Aerojet Rocketdyne, the Caltech Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and the University of Michigan. It's a new type of propulsion engine that smashed records during test firings. This engine and other electric propulsion systems will help us reach distant planets faster than ever before. How NASA’s Rover Team Reimagined Mars 2020 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O9YBPRF3o5w& Subscribe! https://www.youtube.com/user/DNewsChannel Thruster for Mars mission breaks records https://news.umich.edu/thruster-for-mars-mission-breaks-records/ An advanced space engine in the running to propel humans to Mars has broken the records for operating current, power and thrust for a device of its kind, known as a Hall thruster. Plasmadynamics & Electric Propulsion Laboratory http://pepl.engin.umich.edu/ The PEPL mission: Make electric propulsion (EP) devices more efficient and of better performance Understand spacecraft integration issues that could impede the widespread use of these devices on scientific, commercial, and military spacecraft Identify non-propulsion applications of EP systems NASA Plans to Build a Moon-Orbiting Space Station: Here's What You Should Know https://www.space.com/41763-nasa-lunar-orbiting-platform-gateway-basics.html This outpost, known as the Lunar Orbital Platform-Gateway, will help humanity extend its footprint out into deep space and also enable a variety of interesting scientific and commercial activities on and around the moon, NASA officials have said. ____________________ Seeker inspires us to see the world through the lens of science and evokes a sense of curiosity, optimism and adventure. Visit the Seeker website https://www.seeker.com/ Subscribe now! https://www.youtube.com/user/DNewsChannel Seeker on Twitter http://twitter.com/seeker Seeker on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SeekerMedia/ Seeker http://www.seeker.com/
Views: 902562 Seeker
Inside The World's Largest Particle Accelerator
 
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The Large Hadron Collider is a 27 kilometer atom smasher! How does it work and what can it tell us about the make-up of our universe? A Rare Look Inside The Doomsday Seed Vault Deep In The Arctic - http://bit.ly/2babUEI Sign Up For The Seeker Newsletter Here - http://bit.ly/1UO1PxI Read More: CERN Overview Animation http://cds.cern.ch/record/2020780 "This animation shows how the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) works." After The Higgs, LHC Rounds Up The Unusual Suspects In Particle Physics http://www.nbcnews.com/science/science-news/after-higgs-lhc-rounds-unusual-suspects-particle-physics-n306446 "Supersymmetry and dark matter, neutralinos, gravitinos and gluinos ... you can expect exotic topics like these to be spinning around as the Large Hadron Collider ramps up to smash subatomic particles again over the next couple of months." Excitement Grows As Large Hadron Collider Hints At New Particle https://www.theguardian.com/science/2016/mar/18/excitement-grows-over-large-hadron-colliders-possible-new-particle-lhc "When hundreds of physicists gathered this week in La Thuile, an old mining town in the heart of the Italian alps, one short and simple question hung in the cool, crisp air: is it real? The source of their fascination, and no little excitement, was light. Not the sunlight that made the snow glint on the mountains in the Aosta valley, but light inside the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) across the border near Geneva. The machine had detected more photons than expected as it smashed particles beneath the quiet Swiss countryside. The brief flashes of light might be the first glimpse of the next big discovery." ____________________ DNews is dedicated to satisfying your curiosity and to bringing you mind-bending stories & perspectives you won't find anywhere else! New videos daily. Watch More DNews on Seeker http://www.seeker.com/show/dnews/ Subscribe now! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=dnewschannel DNews on Twitter http://twitter.com/dnews Trace Dominguez on Twitter https://twitter.com/tracedominguez DNews on Facebook https://facebook.com/DiscoveryNews DNews on Google+ http://gplus.to/dnews Discovery News http://discoverynews.com Sign Up For The Seeker Newsletter Here: http://bit.ly/1UO1PxI
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This New Form of Light Is a Physical Molecule, Here’s How We Made It
 
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Shooting photons through a rubidium gas cloud has some surprising results: photonic molecules. Are we one step closer to light crystals? Quantum Teleportation Is Real, Here's How It Works - https://youtu.be/yb38jozeDOs Read More: Scientists Create a New Form of Light by Linking Photons https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/scientists-link-photons-and-create-new-form-light-180968184/#GaguaoDkSm2Yd052.99 “It’s a glimpse of science fiction made fact: Scientists have created a new form of light that could someday be used to build light crystals.” Is It a Light Wave or a Particle? https://www.wired.com/2013/07/is-light-a-wave-or-a-particle/ “It’s in your physics textbook, go look. It says that you can either model light as an electromagnetic wave or you can model light a stream of photons. You can’t use both models at the same time.” Atomic Decay Test Investigates How Matter and Antimatter Coexist in the Universe https://www.seeker.com/space/astrophysics/atomic-decay-test-investigates-how-matter-and-antimatter-coexist-in-the-universe “A never-before-seen type of radioactivity could explain why matter, including humans, exists today. And now a team of physicists has launched an experiment to find the oddball phenomenon.” ____________________ Seeker inspires us to see the world through the lens of science and evokes a sense of curiosity, optimism and adventure. Visit the Seeker website https://www.seeker.com/videos Subscribe now! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=dnewschannel Seeker on Twitter http://twitter.com/seeker Trace Dominguez on Twitter https://twitter.com/tracedominguez Seeker on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SeekerMedia/ Seeker http://www.seeker.com/ Special thanks to Julian Huguet for writing this episode of Seeker! Check Julian out on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jhug00 This episode of Seeker was written by Trace Dominguez
Views: 534759 Seeker
How Supercapacitors Could Make Batteries a Thing of the Past
 
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An accidental breakthrough in supercapacitor technology could finally make them more efficient than batteries! Here’s how it could lead to a brighter energy future. These Squishy Batteries Are Made Out of Water, Here’s How They Work - https://youtu.be/3BZFyT-VC-I Read More: Energy storage leap could slash electric car charging times https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/feb/26/energy-storage-supercapacitors-electric-car-batteries-charging-times “Researchers have claimed a breakthrough in energy storage technology that could enable electric cars to be driven as far as petrol and diesel vehicles, and recharge in minutes rather than hours.” A fluke breakthrough could be the missing link for an electric car age https://www.wired.co.uk/article/superdielectrics-supercapacitor-electric-car-battery “By 2016, the pair were trying to make their polymer matrix more electrically conductive with an eye on biomedical applications - potentially as an interface between the nervous system and prosthetic limbs. But when they tested the new polymer – a thin, light blue square the size of a postage stamp – something strange happened.” Next Stop: Ultracapacitor Buses https://www.technologyreview.com/s/415773/next-stop-ultracapacitor-buses/ “Unlike a conventional trolley bus that has to continually touch an overhead power line, Sinautec’s ultracapacitor buses take big sips of electricity every two or three miles at designated charging stations, which double as bus stops. When at these stations, a collector on the top of the bus rises a few feet and touches an overhead charging line. Within a couple of minutes, the ultracapacitor banks stored under the bus seats are fully charged.” ____________________ Elements is more than just a science show. It’s your science-loving best friend, tasked with keeping you updated and interested on all the compelling, innovative and groundbreaking science happening all around us. Join our passionate hosts as they help break down and present fascinating science, from quarks to quantum theory and beyond. Seeker explains every aspect of our world through a lens of science, inspiring a new generation of curious minds who want to know how today’s discoveries in science, math, engineering and technology are impacting our lives, and shaping our future. Our stories parse meaning from the noise in a world of rapidly changing information. Visit the Seeker website https://www.seeker.com/videos Elements on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SeekerElements/ Subscribe now! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=dnewschannel Seeker on Twitter http://twitter.com/seeker Seeker on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SeekerMedia/ Seeker http://www.seeker.com/ Special thanks to Julian Huguet for hosting and writing this episode of Seeker! Check Julian out on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jhug00
Views: 328679 Seeker
We’re Close to a Universal Quantum Computer, Here’s Where We're At
 
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Quantum computers are just on the horizon as both tech giants and startups are working to kickstart the next computing revolution. U.S. Nuclear Missiles Are Still Controlled By Floppy Disks - https://youtu.be/Y8OOp5_G-R4 Read More: Quantum Computing and the New Space Race http://nationalinterest.org/feature/quantum-computing-the-new-space-race-26349 “In January 2017, Chinese scientists officially began experiments using the world’s first quantum-enabled satellite, which will carry out a series of tests aimed at investigating space-based quantum communications over the course of the next two years.” Quantum Leap in Computer Simulation https://pursuit.unimelb.edu.au/articles/quantum-leap-in-computer-simulation “Ultimately it will help us understand and test the sorts of problems an eventually scaled-up quantum computer will be used for, as the quantum hardware is developed over the next decade or so.” How Quantum Computing Will Change Your Life https://www.seeker.com/quantum-computing-cryptography-future-physics-2031879856.html “The Perimeter Institute of Theoretical Physics kicked off a new season of live-streamed public lectures featuring quantum information expert Michele Mosca.” Sign Up For The Seeker Newsletter Here - http://bit.ly/1UO1PxI ____________________ Seeker inspires us to see the world through the lens of science and evokes a sense of curiosity, optimism and adventure. Visit the Seeker website https://www.seeker.com/ Subscribe now! https://www.youtube.com/user/DNewsChannel Seeker on Twitter http://twitter.com/seeker Seeker on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SeekerMedia/ Seeker http://www.seeker.com/
Views: 3285310 Seeker
Are We Getting Closer to Thorium Nuclear Fuel?
 
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Thorium is an alternative fuel that promises to produce safer, cleaner and more efficient nuclear power...if harnessed correctly. How This Rare Natural Fission Reactor Could Solve Our Nuclear Waste Problem - https://bit.ly/2qswoz3 Read More: A look back at the Molten Salt Reactor Experiment https://www.ornl.gov/blog/ornl-review/look-back-molten-salt-reactor-experiment “ORNL’s Molten Salt Reactor Experiment operated more than 13,000 hours during its four-year run in the mid- to late 1960s. A priority of long-serving lab director Alvin Weinberg, MSRE was noteworthy at least in part because it ran on fuel that circulated through the reactor rather than staying put in the core.” New Molten Salt Thorium Reactor Powers Up for First Time in Decades https://www.extremetech.com/extreme/254692-new-molten-salt-thorium-reactor-first-time-decades Nuclear power was headed for something of a resurgence a few years back, but then the 2011 meltdown at Japan’s Fukushima reactor happened. Governments and investors around the world got cold feet, but there’s now renewed interest in a type of nuclear power that’s potentially much safer. A team from the Nuclear Research and Consultancy Group (NRG) the Netherlands has built the first molten salt reactor powered by thorium in decades.” Thorium, an alternative nuclear fuel https://www.ted.com/talks/kirk_sorensen_thorium_an_alternative_nuclear_fuel#t-274625 “Kirk Sorensen shows us the liquid fuel thorium reactor -- a way to produce energy that is safer, cleaner and more efficient than current nuclear power.” ____________________ Elements is more than just a science show. It’s your science-loving best friend, tasked with keeping you updated and interested on all the compelling, innovative and groundbreaking science happening all around us. Join our passionate hosts as they help break down and present fascinating science, from quarks to quantum theory and beyond. Seeker explains every aspect of our world through a lens of science, inspiring a new generation of curious minds who want to know how today’s discoveries in science, math, engineering and technology are impacting our lives, and shaping our future. Our stories parse meaning from the noise in a world of rapidly changing information. Visit the Seeker website https://www.seeker.com/videos Elements on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SeekerElements/ Subscribe now! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=dnewschannel Seeker on Twitter http://twitter.com/seeker Seeker on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SeekerMedia/ Seeker http://www.seeker.com/
Views: 318118 Seeker
How Can You Breathe On An Airplane?
 
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Oxygen is sparse at high altitudes but flying in a plane couldn’t be more comfortable. Where do planes get their oxygen? Sign Up For The TestTube Newsletter Here ►►►► http://bit.ly/1myXbFG The Truth About Phones on Airplanes ►►►►http://bit.ly/1S4g9ip Read More: Oxygen Use in Aviation http://www.aopa.org/Pilot-Resources/PIC-archive/Pilot-and-Passenger-Physiology/Oxygen-Use-in-Aviation “...you have to use supplemental oxygen if you fly more than 30 minutes at cabin pressure altitudes of 12,500 feet or higher.” Outdoor Action Guide to High Altitude: Acclimatization and Illnesses https://www.princeton.edu/~oa/safety/altitude.html “The major cause of altitude illnesses is going too high too fast. Given time, your body can adapt to the decrease in oxygen molecules at a specific altitude. This process is known as acclimatization and generally takes 1-3 days at that altitude.” Development of severe hypoxaemia in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients at 2,438 m (8,000 ft) altitude http://erj.ersjournals.com/content/erj/15/4/635.full.pdf “Patients with lung disease are more vulnerable to low atmospheric pressure than healthy individuals.” ____________________ DNews is dedicated to satisfying your curiosity and to bringing you mind-bending stories & perspectives you won't find anywhere else! New videos twice daily. Watch More DNews on TestTube http://testtube.com/dnews Subscribe now! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=dnewschannel DNews on Twitter http://twitter.com/dnews Trace Dominguez on Twitter https://twitter.com/tracedominguez Lissette Padilla on Twitter https://twitter.com/lizzette DNews on Facebook https://facebook.com/DiscoveryNews DNews on Google+ http://gplus.to/dnews Discovery News http://discoverynews.com Download the TestTube App: http://testu.be/1ndmmMq Sign Up For The TestTube Mailing List: http://dne.ws/1McUJdm
Views: 275155 Seeker
Is This New Super Carbon Better Than Graphene?
 
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Scientists have been searching for schwarzites for decades, here’s how their discovery could change our world. How Supercapacitors Could Make Batteries a Thing of the Past - https://youtu.be/GeSvErqdmIM Read More: Generating carbon schwarzites via zeolite-templating http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2018/08/13/1805062115 "Nanocarbons can be characterized by their curvature—that is, positively curved fullerenes, zero-curved graphene, and negatively curved schwarzites. Schwartzites are fascinating materials but have not been synthesized yet, although disordered materials with local properties similar to schwarzites (“random schwarzites”) have been isolated." Simulations suggest graphene’s elusive cousin may become a reality https://cen.acs.org/physical-chemistry/computational-chemistry/Simulations-suggest-graphenes-elusive-cousin/96/web/2018/08 “Now, Berend Smit’s laboratories at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) and the University of California, Berkeley, have developed a computational method which suggests that some kinds of zeolite-templated carbons (ZTCs), including some that have been attempted in labs, are in fact Schwarzites. Smit credits the project’s success to collaboration between chemists and mathematicians in his group.” Long-sought carbon structure joins graphene, fullerene family http://news.berkeley.edu/2018/08/13/long-sought-carbon-structure-joins-graphene-fullerene-family/ “UC Berkeley chemists have proved that three carbon structures recently created by scientists in South Korea and Japan are in fact the long-sought schwarzites, which researchers predict will have unique electrical and storage properties like those now being discovered in buckminsterfullerenes (buckyballs or fullerenes for short), nanotubes and graphene.” ____________________ Elements is more than just a science show. It’s your science-loving best friend, tasked with keeping you updated and interested on all the compelling, innovative and groundbreaking science happening all around us. Join our passionate hosts as they help break down and present fascinating science, from quarks to quantum theory and beyond. Seeker explains every aspect of our world through a lens of science, inspiring a new generation of curious minds who want to know how today’s discoveries in science, math, engineering and technology are impacting our lives, and shaping our future. Our stories parse meaning from the noise in a world of rapidly changing information. Visit the Seeker website https://www.seeker.com/videos Elements on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SeekerElements/ Subscribe now! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=dnewschannel Seeker on Twitter http://twitter.com/seeker Seeker on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SeekerMedia/ Seeker http://www.seeker.com/
Views: 236859 Seeker
How Close Are We to Fusion Energy?
 
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Fusion energy might be the safe, efficient, reliable and clean energy source that could save our planet. But, how close are we to a world where fusion energy is powering our homes? How Close Are We? Season 1 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8GDx7uM9Vdw&list=PL6uC-XGZC7X7LVtgieYMEcEcf-VOH1F4I Read More: MIT Achieves Breakthrough in Nuclear Fusion https://www.popularmechanics.com/science/energy/a27961/mit-nuclear-fusion-experiment-increases-efficiency/ “New experiments with helium-3 in a magnetic confinement tokamak have produced exciting results for the future of fusion energy, including a tenfold increase in ion energy.” A Dream of Clean Energy at a Very High Price https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/27/science/fusion-power-plant-iter-france.html “ITER, short for International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (and pronounced EAT-er), is being built to test a long-held dream: that nuclear fusion, the atomic reaction that takes place in the sun and in hydrogen bombs, can be controlled to generate power.” What is Fusion? https://www.livescience.com/23394-fusion.html “With its high energy yields, low nuclear waste production, and lack of air pollution, fusion, the same source that powers stars, could provide an alternative to conventional energy sources. But what drives this process?” ____________________ Seeker explains every aspect of our world through a lens of science, inspiring a new generation of curious minds. Join Seeker as we go in search of experts, academics and innovators who are racing to solve some of humanity’s biggest scientific challenges. We’ll dive into the facts and comb through the research to find the answers you’re looking for. Visit the Seeker website https://www.seeker.com/videos How Close Are We? on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/HowCloseAreWe/ Subscribe now! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=dnewschannel Seeker on Twitter http://twitter.com/seeker Seeker on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SeekerMedia/ Seeker http://www.seeker.com/
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Could Everything We Know About String Theory Be Wrong?
 
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It’s been 50 years since string theory was first proposed, but now some new research could call it all into question. WTF is Quantum Retrocausality? (ft. Physics Girl) - https://youtu.be/5hYBeFNSv2o Read More: String Theory May Create Far Fewer Universes Than Thought https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/string-theory-may-create-far-fewer-universes-than-thought/ “The problem with string theory, according to some physicists, is that it makes too many universes. It predicts not one but some 10500 versions of spacetime, each with their own laws of physics. But with so many universes on the table, how can the theory explain why ours has the features it does?” On the Cosmological Implications of the String Swampland https://arxiv.org/abs/1806.09718 “We study constraints imposed by two proposed string Swampland criteria on cosmology. These criteria involve an upper bound on the range traversed by scalar fields...We find that inflationary models are generically in tension with these two criteria.” Dark Energy May Be Incompatible With String Theory https://www.quantamagazine.org/dark-energy-may-be-incompatible-with-string-theory-20180809/ “A controversial new paper argues that universes with dark energy profiles like ours do not exist in the ‘landscape’ of universes allowed by string theory.” ____________________ Elements is more than just a science show. It’s your science-loving best friend, tasked with keeping you updated and interested on all the compelling, innovative and groundbreaking science happening all around us. Join our passionate hosts as they help break down and present fascinating science, from quarks to quantum theory and beyond. Seeker explains every aspect of our world through a lens of science, inspiring a new generation of curious minds who want to know how today’s discoveries in science, math, engineering and technology are impacting our lives, and shaping our future. Our stories parse meaning from the noise in a world of rapidly changing information. Visit the Seeker website https://www.seeker.com/videos Elements on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SeekerElements/ Subscribe now! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=dnewschannel Seeker on Twitter http://twitter.com/seeker Seeker on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SeekerMedia/ Seeker http://www.seeker.com/ Special thanks to Maren Hunsberger for hosting and writing this episode of Seeker! Check Maren out on Twitter: https://twitter.com/marenbeatrice
Views: 417465 Seeker
Could the Goblin Planet Finally Unravel the Mystery of Planet 9?
 
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Planet 9 hunters are searching the edge of our solar system for this mysterious world, and a tiny dwarf planet may finally lead to its discovery. Watch More Space Crafts! | https://bit.ly/2UiQloP Read More: Why Can’t We Find Planet Nine? https://www.quantamagazine.org/why-cant-we-find-planet-nine-20180703/ “Astronomers suspect that there’s a large planet hiding out in the distant fringes of the solar system. At a recent workshop, they brainstormed ways to coax it into view.” The Search For Planet X Gets a Boost With the Discovery of a Super Distant Object https://www.theverge.com/2018/10/2/17922984/planet-nine-x-distant-solar-system-object-the-goblin-tg387 “A new discovery is strengthening the idea that a large, mysterious planet — known as Planet 9 or Planet X — may be lurking unseen at the Solar System’s edge. Astronomers say they have found a tiny object orbiting far out from the Sun that fits with the Planet X theory.” Hypothetical Planet X https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/planets/hypothetical-planet-x/in-depth/ “Caltech researchers have found mathematical evidence suggesting there may be a "Planet X" deep in the solar system. This hypothetical Neptune-sized planet orbits our Sun in a highly elongated orbit far beyond Pluto.” ____________________ Seeker inspires us to see the world through the lens of science and evokes a sense of curiosity, optimism and adventure. Visit the Seeker website http://www.seeker.com/ Subscribe now! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=dnewschannel Seeker on Twitter http://twitter.com/seeker Seeker on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SeekerMedia/ Space Crafts on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SeekerSpaceCrafts/ Seeker http://www.seeker.com/
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What Does Radiation Poisoning Do to Your Body?
 
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We all know ionizing radiation can be deadly, but how exactly does it damage the body? What does it do on a molecular level? What Does Nuclear Fallout Do To Your Body? - https://youtu.be/fYJ-FiRWY0c Sign Up For The Seeker Newsletter Here - http://bit.ly/1UO1PxI Special thanks to Squarespace for supporting Seeker. Start your free trial today at https://www.squarespace.com, and use coupon code "seeker" to get 10% off your first purchase! Read More: Mars Astronauts Face Double the Cancer Risk as Previously Estimated, Says Study https://www.seeker.com/space/exploration/mars-astronauts-face-double-the-cancer-risk-as-previously-estimated-says-study "The radiation risk for a manned Mars mission would already be dangerously high, but damage to cells that are next to heavily damaged cells may double the estimated risk." The Internet Is Overreacting About Fukushima's Radiation, Here's Why https://www.seeker.com/the-internet-is-overreacting-about-fukushimas-radiation-heres-why-2257319567.html "Fascinatingly, the National Institute of Radiological Sciences told Japan Times they'd never even considered working with radiation this high, which is scary. Now that the cleanup crews finally have access to Reactor 2, they think they might be able to start removing the nuclear material by 2021, although some say later." Acute Radiation Syndrome: A Fact Sheet for Clinicians https://emergency.cdc.gov/radiation/arsphysicianfactsheet.asp "Acute Radiation Syndrome (ARS) (sometimes known as radiation toxicity or radiation sickness) is an acute illness caused by irradiation of the entire body (or most of the body) by a high dose of penetrating radiation in a very short period of time (usually a matter of minutes). The major cause of this syndrome is depletion of immature parenchymal stem cells in specific tissues." ____________________ Seeker inspires us to see the world through the lens of science and evokes a sense of curiosity, optimism and adventure. Watch More Seeker on our website http://www.seeker.com/shows/ Subscribe now! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=dnewschannel Seeker on Twitter http://twitter.com/seeker Trace Dominguez on Twitter https://twitter.com/tracedominguez Seeker on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SeekerMedia/ Seeker on Google+ https://plus.google.com/u/0/+dnews Seeker http://www.seeker.com/ Sign Up For The Seeker Newsletter Here: http://bit.ly/1UO1PxI This episode of Seeker was written and hosted by Trace Dominguez.
Views: 1163768 Seeker
Does Being Bilingual Make You Smarter?
 
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Do you speak more than one language! Congrats, because studies show that being able to speak in multiple languages is linked to being smarter! We invited Alice Gillet, who is fluent in English and French, onto DNews to discuss why this is. Follow Alice on Twitter: https://twitter.com/alice_gillet Read More: Being bilingual may slow down the brain aging process, says study http://www.techtimes.com/articles/7893/20140602/being-bi-lingual-slows-brain-aging-study.htm "A new study has shown being bilingual is not just a trait that leads to a more well-rounded person, it actually may slow brain aging." The Cognitive Benefits of Being Bilingual http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3583091/ "We are surrounded by language during nearly every waking moment of our lives." How the Brain Benefits From Being Bilingual http://science.time.com/2013/07/18/how-the-brain-benefits-from-being-bilingual/ "Never mind how well spoken you might be now, you will never again be as adept with languages as the day you were born." Learning second language 'slows brain ageing' http://www.bbc.com/news/health-27634990 "Learning a second language can have a positive effect on the brain, even if it is taken up in adulthood, a University of Edinburgh study suggests." Speaking two languages benefits the aging brain http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/06/140602101204.htm "New research reveals that bilingualism has a positive effect on cognition later in life." The Benefits of Being Bilingual http://www.wired.com/2012/05/the-benefits-of-being-bilingual/ "Samuel Beckett, born in a suburb of Dublin in 1906, was a native English speaker. However, in 1946 Beckett decided that he would begin writing exclusively in French." The Consequences of Bilingualism for the Mind and the Brain http://psi.sagepub.com/content/10/3/i.full "Until recently, research on language processing and its cognitive basis assumed that monolingual speakers were the model subjects of study and that English provided an adequate basis on which universal principles might be generalized." Watch More: Tips on Learning a Foreign Language https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4DzdVbkN-1E TestTube Wild Card http://testtube.com/dnews/dnews-364-whats-the-deal-with-genetically-modified?utm_source=YT&utm_medium=DNews&utm_campaign=DNWC The Universal Word https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZhXGa83FgZg ____________________ DNews is dedicated to satisfying your curiosity and to bringing you mind-bending stories & perspectives you won't find anywhere else! New videos twice daily. Watch More DNews on TestTube http://testtube.com/dnews Subscribe now! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=dnewschannel DNews on Twitter http://twitter.com/dnews Trace Dominguez on Twitter https://twitter.com/tracedominguez Tara Long on Twitter https://twitter.com/TaraLongest Laci Green on Twitter http://twitter.com/gogreen18 DNews on Facebook https://facebook.com/DiscoveryNews DNews on Google+ http://gplus.to/dnews Discovery News http://discoverynews.com Download the TestTube App: http://testu.be/1ndmmMq
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What Happens When CRISPR Backfires?
 
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CRISPR is touted as a gene editing technology to change the world, but recent studies show that it might actually be doing more harm than good. Your Body Could Be Immune to CRISPR! Is This the End of Gene Editing? - https://youtu.be/ow4b7eg2ibc Read More: CRISPR gene editing is not quite as precise and as safe as thought https://www.newscientist.com/article/2174149-crispr-gene-editing-is-not-quite-as-precise-and-as-safe-as-thought/ “But in studies of mice and human cells, Bradley’s team has found that in around a fifth of cells, CRISPR causes deletions or rearrangements more than 100 DNA letters long. These surprising changes are sometimes thousands of letters long.” Doctors In China Lead Race To Treat Cancer By Editing Genes https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2018/02/21/585336506/doctors-in-china-lead-race-to-treat-cancer-by-editing-genes “Now he's back at the hospital to get an experimental treatment. It involves using cells from his own immune system, known as T cells, after they have been taken out of his body and genetically altered in a lab by the gene-editing tool called CRISPR.” 2 new CRISPR tools overcome the scariest parts of gene editing https://www.vox.com/2017/10/25/16527370/crispr-gene-editing-harvard-mit-broad “With CRISPR/Cas9, the changes to the genome, or the cell’s recipe book, are permanent. You can’t undo them. With REPAIR, since researchers can target single bits of ephemeral RNA, the changes they make are transient, even reversible.” ____________________ Elements is more than just a science show. It’s your science-loving best friend, tasked with keeping you updated and interested on all the compelling, innovative and groundbreaking science happening all around us. Join our passionate hosts as they help break down and present fascinating science, from quarks to quantum theory and beyond. Seeker explains every aspect of our world through a lens of science, inspiring a new generation of curious minds who want to know how today’s discoveries in science, math, engineering and technology are impacting our lives, and shaping our future. Our stories parse meaning from the noise in a world of rapidly changing information. Visit the Seeker website https://www.seeker.com/videos Elements on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SeekerElements/ Subscribe now! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=dnewschannel Seeker on Twitter http://twitter.com/seeker Seeker on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SeekerMedia/ Seeker http://www.seeker.com/
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WTF is Quantum Retrocausality? (ft. Physics Girl)
 
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What if the future influences the past? It could, according to this new quantum theory. Special thanks to Dianna from Physics Girl for her help with this episode! If you haven’t yet, go check out her channel. She’s awesome. https://www.youtube.com/user/physicswoman This Is The Only Place Antimatter Can Survive In The Universe - https://youtu.be/XD8Q3Mb1Q4I Read More: Physicists provide support for retrocausal quantum theory, in which the future influences the past https://phys.org/news/2017-07-physicists-retrocausal-quantum-theory-future.html “Recently some physicists have been looking into this idea, called ‘retrocausality,’ because it can potentially resolve some long-standing puzzles in quantum physics.“ The Quantum Mechanics of Fate http://nautil.us/issue/9/time/the-quantum-mechanics-of-fate “Physicists as renowned as John Wheeler, Richard Feynman, Dennis Sciama, and Yakir Aharonov have speculated that causality is a two-headed arrow and the future might influence the past.” Scientists Finally Prove Strange Quantum Physics Idea Einstein Hated https://gizmodo.com/scientists-finally-prove-strange-quantum-physics-idea-e-1798433666 “That concept is also known as entanglement, and it’s what allows particles that have once interacted to share a connection regardless of the separation between them.” ____________________ Elements is more than just a science show. It’s your science-loving best friend, tasked with keeping you updated and interested on all the compelling, innovative and groundbreaking science happening all around us. Join our passionate hosts as they help break down and present fascinating science, from quarks to quantum theory and beyond. Seeker explains every aspect of our world through a lens of science, inspiring a new generation of curious minds who want to know how today’s discoveries in science, math, engineering and technology are impacting our lives, and shaping our future. Our stories parse meaning from the noise in a world of rapidly changing information. Visit the Seeker website https://www.seeker.com/videos Elements on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/SeekerElements/ Subscribe now! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=dnewschannel Seeker on Twitter http://twitter.com/seeker Trace Dominguez on Twitter https://twitter.com/tracedominguez Seeker on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SeekerMedia/ Seeker http://www.seeker.com/ This episode of Seeker was co-hosted by Trace Dominguez Written by: Victoria Barrios
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Subatomic Particles Explained In Under 4 Minutes
 
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Although there’s no direct evidence of dark matter, things strongly suggest that it exist. Let’s explore the world of subatomic particles. Follow Julian on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jhug00 Read More: Scientists May Have Finally Detected A Dark Matter Signal http://www.iflscience.com/space/could-scientists-have-finally-detected-dark-matter-signal “Could scientists have finally spotted a signal from dark matter—the elusive, theoretical substance that’s thought to make up much of the universe?” Could Mystery Signal be First Detection of Dark Matter? http://news.discovery.com/space/astronomy/could-mystery-signal-be-first-detection-of-dark-matter-140812.htm “Through the analysis of light from distant galactic clusters, astronomers have detected a mysterious signal that they’re having a hard time explaining.” Sterile neutrino http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sterile_neutrino “Sterile neutrinos (inert neutrinos) are hypothetical particles (neutral leptons – neutrinos) that do not interact via any of the fundamental interactions of the Standard Model except gravity.” Regular Neutrinos http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neutrino#Direct_detection ____________________ DNews is dedicated to satisfying your curiosity and to bringing you mind-bending stories & perspectives you won't find anywhere else! New videos twice daily. Watch More DNews on TestTube http://testtube.com/dnews Subscribe now! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=dnewschannel DNews on Twitter http://twitter.com/dnews Trace Dominguez on Twitter https://twitter.com/tracedominguez Tara Long on Twitter https://twitter.com/TaraLongest DNews on Facebook https://facebook.com/DiscoveryNews DNews on Google+ http://gplus.to/dnews Discovery News http://discoverynews.com Download the TestTube App: http://testu.be/1ndmmMq
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Do I See Colors the Same Way You Do?
 
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Is the way you see color the same way everyone else does? And for that matter, what about those who are color blind? Anthony throws on his rose-colored glasses and takes a look. Read More: "Hues and views: A cross-cultural study reveals how language shapes color perception" http://www.apa.org/monitor/feb05/hues.aspx "Color words are more than a clever way to sell crayons. A study by British researchers suggests that color words in a given language shape human perception of color." "Do we all see the same colours?" http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20120209-do-we-all-see-the-same-colours/1 "Are the colours you see the same as the ones I see? Future's resident psychologist has a moment of doubt and wonders if science can help ease his worries." "Your Color Red Really Could Be My Blue" http://www.lifeslittlemysteries.com/2612-color-red-blue-scientists.html "Anyone with normal color vision agrees that blood is roughly the same color as strawberries, cardinals and the planet Mars. That is, they're all red. But could it be that what you call "red" is someone else's 'blue'?" "Is everyone's experience of color the same?" http://www.quora.com/Visual-Perception/Is-everyones-experience-of-color-the-same "From birth you are taught green is the word you call the frequency of light that enters the eye and is de-coded by the brain. But do others call red .....green?" "Understanding Color Perception: Is Your 'Red' the Same as My 'Red?'" http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mark-changizi-phd/perceiving-colors-differently_b_988244.html "How do we know that your "red" looks the same as my "red"? For all we know, your "red" looks like my "blue." In fact, for all we know your "red" looks nothing like any of my colors at all! If colors are just internal labels, then as long as everything gets labeled, why should your brain and my brain use the same labels?" DNews is a show about the science of everyday life. We post two new videos every day of the week. Watch More http://www.youtube.com/dnewschannel Subscribe http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzWQYUVCpZqtN93H8RR44Qw?sub_confirmation=1 DNews Twitter https://twitter.com/dnews Anthony Carboni Twitter: https://twitter.com/acarboni Laci Green Twitter https://twitter.com/gogreen18 Trace Dominguez Twitter https://twitter.com/trace501 DNews Facebook http://www.facebook.com/DNews DNews Google+ https://plus.google.com/u/0/106194964544004197170/posts DNews Website http://discoverynews.com/
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We Can Power The World With Algae!
 
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Scientists are always looking for alternatives to fossil fuels, but what about algae? Can algae be used to create biofuel? How Algae Could Change The Fossil Fuel Industry - https://youtu.be/yCNkmi7VE0I Sign Up For The Seeker Newsletter Here - http://bit.ly/1UO1PxI Read More: What Are Algae? http://www.livescience.com/54979-what-are-algae.html "Algae are a diverse group of aquatic organisms that have the ability to conduct photosynthesis. Certain algae are familiar to most people; for instance, seaweeds (such as kelp or phytoplankton), pond scum or the algal blooms in lakes. However, there exists a vast and varied world of algae that are not only helpful to us, but are critical to our existence." Biofuels from algae: challenges and potential https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3152439/ "Algae biofuels may provide a viable alternative to fossil fuels; however, this technology must overcome a number of hurdles before it can compete in the fuel market and be broadly deployed." Biofuels: The Original Car Fuel http://environment.nationalgeographic.com/environment/global-warming/biofuel-profile/ "Biofuels have been around as long as cars have. At the start of the 20th century, Henry Ford planned to fuel his Model Ts with ethanol, and early diesel engines were shown to run on peanut oil." ____________________ DNews is dedicated to satisfying your curiosity and to bringing you mind-bending stories & perspectives you won't find anywhere else! New videos daily. Watch More DNews on Seeker http://www.seeker.com/show/dnews/ Subscribe now! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=dnewschannel DNews on Twitter http://twitter.com/dnews Trace Dominguez on Twitter https://twitter.com/tracedominguez DNews on Facebook https://facebook.com/DiscoveryNews DNews on Google+ http://gplus.to/dnews Discovery News http://discoverynews.com Sign Up For The Seeker Newsletter Here: http://bit.ly/1UO1PxI
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How Close Are We to Building a Moon Base?
 
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For decades, humans have fantasized about living on the moon, but we haven't sent anyone there since 1972. So, how close are we to a moon base? Apollo - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9wo1jasvnUg&list=PL6uC-XGZC7X6t9SWSCN0ETF6HWcxy6bVc How Close Are We? Season 2 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZW_YCWLyv6A&list=PL6uC-XGZC7X4X5RRtme4oR1OOkjViKo8M Read More: How NASA plans to use lunar dust to build structures on the Moon https://www.theverge.com/2018/9/18/17870688/nasa-moon-construction-building-lunar-dust-material "NASA’s new focus has been made clear: the space agency is sending humans back to the Moon — this time, in a sustainable way. At least, that’s the claim made by NASA’s administrator Jim Bridenstine, who says he’s not interested in just leaving “flags and footprints” on the lunar surface. " How to Build a Moon Base https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-07107-4 "Researchers relish the idea of a base for conducting experiments on the Moon and as a way to trial technologies for heading to Mars. Private firms, however, are increasingly tempted by the possibility of mining oxygen and hydrogen — which power rockets — from lunar ice." China Announces Plans for Moon Base https://futurism.com/moon-base-china-plans "A Chinese rover is currently exploring the far side of the Moon, and an official announced on Monday that the country’s space program plans to launch three more lunar missions — with the goal of laying the groundwork for an international Moon base." ___________________ How close are we to colonizing the moon, mapping the human brain and curing cancer? Join Seeker as we go in search of experts, academics and innovators who are racing to solve some of humanity’s biggest scientific challenges. We’ll dive into the facts and comb through the research to find the answers you’re looking for. Seeker explains every aspect of our world through a lens of science, inspiring a new generation of curious minds who want to know how today’s discoveries in science, math, engineering and technology are impacting our lives, and shaping our future. Our stories parse meaning from the noise in a world of rapidly changing information. Visit the Seeker website https://www.seeker.com/videos How Close Are We? on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/HowCloseAreWe/ Subscribe now! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=dnewschannel Seeker on Twitter http://twitter.com/seeker Seeker on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SeekerMedia/ Seeker http://www.seeker.com/
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Diamond Nuclear Batteries Are Forever… Sort Of
 
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Batteries that run on BETA DECAY?! How exactly does a nuclear diamond battery work and why would we even want one? This Fluoride Battery Could Mean Phone Batteries That Last a Week - https://youtu.be/kPXQ6zNFFaI Read More: Nuclear Battery http://www.ijlemr.com/papers/volume3-issue4/31-IJLEMR-33180.pdf "Like nuclear reactors nuclear battery generates electricity from radiation energy, but differ from them as they do not use a chain reaction. Also known as Atomic Battery and Radioisotope Generator, these batteries generate power in the range of 10 KW to 100 KW. Nuclear batteries has a life span of decades and has the potential to be almost 200 times more efficient than presently available batteries." ‘Diamond-age’ of power generation as nuclear batteries developed http://www.bristol.ac.uk/news/2016/november/diamond-power.html "Tom Scott, Professor in Materials in the University’s Interface Analysis Centre and a member of the Cabot Institute, said: “There are no moving parts involved, no emissions generated and no maintenance required, just direct electricity generation. By encapsulating radioactive material inside diamonds, we turn a long-term problem of nuclear waste into a nuclear-powered battery and a long-term supply of clean energy.”" A 25-Year Battery https://www.technologyreview.com/s/416312/a-25-year-battery/ "Widetronix’s batteries are made up of a metal foil impregnated with tritium isotopes and a thin chip of the semiconductor silicon carbide, which can convert 30 percent of the beta particles that hit it into an electrical current. “Silicon carbide is very robust, and when we thin it down, it becomes flexible,” says Widetronix CEO Jonathan Greene." ____________________ Elements is more than just a science show. It’s your science-loving best friend, tasked with keeping you updated and interested on all the compelling, innovative and groundbreaking science happening all around us. Join our passionate hosts as they help break down and present fascinating science, from quarks to quantum theory and beyond. Seeker explains every aspect of our world through a lens of science, inspiring a new generation of curious minds who want to know how today’s discoveries in science, math, engineering and technology are impacting our lives, and shaping our future. Our stories parse meaning from the noise in a world of rapidly changing information. Visit the Seeker website https://www.seeker.com/videos Elements on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SeekerElements/ Subscribe now! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=dnewschannel Seeker on Twitter http://twitter.com/seeker Seeker on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SeekerMedia/ Seeker http://www.seeker.com/
Views: 315956 Seeker
The Strange Sexual Journey of the Male Seahorse
 
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For male seahorses, parenting skills and being a sweet dancer are a must to make it in the underwater dating scene. Sticking a Penis Into a Nostril: The Wild Story of Octopus Sex https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C69uqPCz1ac&t=18s Check Out Wild Sex on Facebook! - https://www.facebook.com/WildSex/ Sign Up For The Seeker Newsletter Here - http://bit.ly/1UO1PxI Read More: Seahorse Fathers Take Reins in Childbirth https://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2002/06/0614_seahorse_recov.html Male Seahorses Are Nature's Mr. Mom, Researchers Say https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/05/080501125451.htm Romance of the Seas: Strange Mating Habits of the Seahorse https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/06/seahorse-reproduction-behavior-conservation/ ____________________ Seeker inspires us to see the world through the lens of science and evokes a sense of curiosity, optimism and adventure. Visit the Seeker website http://www.seeker.com/shows/?utm_sour... Subscribe now! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_c... Seeker on Twitter http://twitter.com/seeker Seeker on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SeekerMedia/ Seeker http://www.seeker.com/ Written and Animated By: Matt Morales
Views: 173405 Seeker
We Could Back Up The Entire Internet On A Gram Of DNA
 
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Nature's code for life is stored in DNA, but what if we could code anything we wanted into DNA? Scientists are figuring out how. Pluto Could Be Made A Planet Again, Along With 102 Other Celestial Bodies - https://youtu.be/76hv6KOB-AI Sign Up For The Seeker Newsletter Here - http://bit.ly/1UO1PxI Get 15% off http://www.domain.com domain names and web hosting when you use coupon code SEEKER at checkout! Read More: Gold 'DNA Nanowires' Could Power Genetic Computers http://www.seeker.com/gold-dna-nanowires-could-power-genetic-computers-2088366768.html "A team of scientists in Germany, including Bezu Teschome and Artur Erbe of Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf, are working toward that goal. They've found a way to coat DNA-based nanowires in gold and conduct electricity. Their tiny, proof-of-concept wires could lead to DNA circuits and genetic computers that self-assemble from the molecule up." Soon you'll be backing up your hard drive using DNA http://io9.gizmodo.com/5935415/why-dna-is-the-future-of-data-storage "Now, a team of Harvard and Johns Hopkins geneticists has developed a new method of DNA encoding that makes it possible to store more digital information than ever before. We spoke with lead researcher Sriram Kosuri to learn why the future of archival data storage is in genetic code, and why his team's novel encoding scheme represents such an important step toward harnessing DNA's vast storage potential." Using Synthetic Biology to Engineer Membrane Proteins https://www.twistbioscience.com/blog/synthetic-biology-engineering-membrane-proteins/ "Synthetic DNA libraries have been used for many years to generate multiple versions of proteins to test. Researchers can order variant libraries containing many different sequence combinations to explore the possibility of improving the binding properties of antibodies or the catalytic activities of enzymes." ____________________ Seeker inspires us to see the world through the lens of science and evokes a sense of curiosity, optimism and adventure. Watch More Seeker on our website http://www.seeker.com/shows/ Subscribe now! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=dnewschannel Seeker on Twitter http://twitter.com/seeker Trace Dominguez on Twitter https://twitter.com/tracedominguez Seeker on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SeekerMedia/ Seeker on Google+ https://plus.google.com/u/0/+dnews Seeker http://www.seeker.com/ Sign Up For The Seeker Newsletter Here: http://bit.ly/1UO1PxI Written By: Trace Dominguez
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How Ferroelectricity Could Change the Way We Store Data
 
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This hidden ferroelectric “particle” has evaded scientists for years, until recent studies have now discovered it and hacking into their potential. Here’s How We Could Store Data on a Single Atom - https://youtu.be/7FYmHy85A7I Read More: A rhombohedral ferroelectric phase in epitaxially strained Hf0.5Zr0.5O2 thin films https://www.nature.com/articles/s41563-018-0196-0 “Hafnia-based thin films are a favoured candidate for the integration of robust ferroelectricity at the nanoscale into next-generation memory and logic devices. This is because their ferroelectric polarization becomes more robust as the size is reduced, exposing a type of ferroelectricity whose mechanism still remains to be understood.” Ferroelectricity -- an 80-year-old mystery solved https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-10/lu-f-a102218.php “Only now in 2018 have researchers successfully demonstrated that hypothetical 'particles' that were proposed by Franz Preisach in 1935 actually exist. In an article published in Nature Communications, scientists from the universities in Linköping and Eindhoven show why ferroelectric materials act as they do.” Modern Physics of Ferroelectrics: Essential Background https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-540-34591-6_1 “The main families of ferroelectric oxides, including perovskite compounds and solid solutions, lithium niobate, layered oxides, magnetic ferroelectric oxides, and electronic ferroelectrics are presented and their crystal structures and polarizations given.” ____________________ Visit the Seeker website https://www.seeker.com/videos Elements on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SeekerElements/ Subscribe now! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=dnewschannel Seeker on Twitter http://twitter.com/seeker Seeker on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SeekerMedia/ Seeker http://www.seeker.com/
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What Happens To Your Body When You Fast?
 
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Fasting is extremely common in many religious groups, and some people even do it as a part of their diet. What happens to your body during this time? Trace breaks down some of the short and long-term effects of fasting. RSVP to our live hangout with NASA JPL that’s happening July 30th at 4pm PDT: http://dne.ws/1odVLxV Read More: What Happens to the Body During Fasts http://news.discovery.com/human/what-happens-to-the-body-during-fasts-121213.htm “Matthew McConaughey lost 30 pounds. Hugh Jackman lost at least 20. Anne Hathaway lost 25.” Fasting triggers stem cell regeneration of damaged, old immune system http://news.usc.edu/63669/fasting-triggers-stem-cell-regeneration-of-damaged-old-immune-system/ “In the first evidence of a natural intervention triggering stem cell-based regeneration of an organ or system, a study in the June 5 issue of the Cell Stem Cell shows that cycles of prolonged fasting not only protect against immune system damage — a major side effect of chemotherapy — but also induce immune system regeneration, shifting stem cells from a dormant state to a state of self-renewal.” How Fasting Works http://health.howstuffworks.com/human-body/systems/digestive/fasting.htm “Eating is an essential part of life. Of course, it provides nourishment for the body, but it also brings people together and helps establish a cultural identity.” How Long Can You Live Without Water? http://www.curiosityaroused.com/health/how-long-can-you-live-without-water/ “Water is the fundamental building block of all known life forms.” Benefits of fasting and how to do it safely http://voxxi.com/2012/09/18/benefits-of-fasting-how-to-safely/ “People have been depriving themselves of food on purpose for millennia.” Fasting and food choices http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-living/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/expert-blog/fasting-and-food/bgp-20056190 “I talk to people about weight loss several times a week. People often tell me they skip meals.” Is Long Term Fasting Safe? http://www.wisegeek.com/is-long-term-fasting-safe.htm “Long term fasting can be safe, even healthy, if supervised by a trained physician. There are several types of fasting used to both prevent and treat disease.” Is Ramadan fasting safe in type 2 diabetic patients in view of the lack of significant effect of fasting on clinical and biochemical parameters, blood pressure, and glycemic control? http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18633757 “The study objective was to determine if Ramadan fasting was safe in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2D), based upon a determination of the effect of fasting on a broad range of physiological and clinical parameters, including markers of glycemic control and blood pressure.” Watch More: Can You Survive Without Food? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wNX3v1L6s0g TestTube Wild Card http://testtube.com/dnews/dnews-536-honey-is-magic?utm_source=YT&utm_medium=DNews&utm_campaign=DNWC Is Organic Really Better? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IzOaB0MQVlw ____________________ DNews is dedicated to satisfying your curiosity and to bringing you mind-bending stories & perspectives you won't find anywhere else! New videos twice daily. Watch More DNews on TestTube http://testtube.com/dnews Subscribe now! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=dnewschannel DNews on Twitter http://twitter.com/dnews Trace Dominguez on Twitter https://twitter.com/tracedominguez Tara Long on Twitter https://twitter.com/TaraLongest Laci Green on Twitter http://twitter.com/gogreen18 DNews on Facebook https://facebook.com/DiscoveryNews DNews on Google+ http://gplus.to/dnews Discovery News http://discoverynews.com Download the TestTube App: http://testu.be/1ndmmMq
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Photonic Chips Will Change Computing Forever... If We Can Get Them Right
 
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Using photons in computers instead of electrons could make light-speed computing possible, but at what cost? This Is the End of the Silicon Chip, Here’s What’s Next - https://youtu.be/NlO9F-gl9e4 Get 20% off http://www.domain.com domain names and web hosting when you use coupon code SEEKER at checkout! Read More: Scientists Create Diodes Made Of Light https://phys.org/news/2018-03-scientists-diodes.html “Photonics researchers at the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) have achieved the extra-ordinary by creating a diode consisting of light that can be used, for the first time, in miniaturised photonic circuits.” 10 GHz Optical Transistor Built Out Of Silicon https://www.technologyreview.com/s/427781/10-ghz-optical-transistor-built-out-of-silicon/ “In a significant step forward for all-optical computing, physicists build a silicon transistor that works with pure light.” The Real Reasons Nothing Can Ever Go Faster Than Light http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20160429-the-real-reasons-nothing-can-ever-go-faster-than “It was September 2011 and physicist Antonio Ereditato had just shocked the world. Particles – in this case, neutrinos – had travelled faster than light. According to Einstein's theories of relativity, this should not have been possible.” ____________________ Seeker inspires us to see the world through the lens of science and evokes a sense of curiosity, optimism and adventure. Visit the Seeker website https://www.seeker.com/videos Subscribe now! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=dnewschannel Seeker on Twitter http://twitter.com/seeker Trace Dominguez on Twitter https://twitter.com/tracedominguez Seeker on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SeekerMedia/ Seeker http://www.seeker.com/ Special thanks to Julian Huguet for hosting and writing this episode of Seeker! Check Julian out on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jhug00
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The Mystery of Our First Interstellar Visitor Just Got More Complicated
 
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New analysis shows that ‘Oumuamua is neither a comet nor an asteroid. What is it then? If We Heard from Aliens, What Would It Look Like? - https://youtu.be/PswBhfUnwr0 Thumbnail image courtesy of ESA/Hubble, NASA, ESO, M. Kornmesser Read More: Chasing 'Oumuamua https://www.nasa.gov/feature/jpl/chasing-oumuamua “The interstellar object 'Oumuamua perplexed scientists in October 2017 as it whipped past Earth at an unusually high speed. This mysterious visitor is the first object ever seen in our solar system that is known to have originated elsewhere.” 1st Known Interstellar Visitor Gets Weirder: 'Oumuamua Likely Had 2 Stars https://www.space.com/40020-oumuamua-interstellar-object-binary-star.html “Our solar system's first known interstellar visitor is likely even more alien than previously imagined, a new study suggests.The mysterious, needle-shaped object 'Oumuamua, which was spotted zooming through Earth's neighborhood last October [2017], probably originated in a two-star system, according to the study.” An Interstellar Visitor Both Familiar and Alien https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/22/science/oumuamua-space-asteroid.html “In Fall [of 2017], the galaxy came calling in the form of a small reddish cigar-shaped object named Oumuamua by astronomers based in Hawaii. They discovered it in October, careening through the solar system at 40,000 miles an hour, an interstellar emissary from points unknown.” ____________________ Elements is more than just a science show. It’s your science-loving best friend, tasked with keeping you updated and interested on all the compelling, innovative and groundbreaking science happening all around us. Join our passionate hosts as they help break down and present fascinating science, from quarks to quantum theory and beyond. Seeker explains every aspect of our world through a lens of science, inspiring a new generation of curious minds who want to know how today’s discoveries in science, math, engineering and technology are impacting our lives, and shaping our future. Our stories parse meaning from the noise in a world of rapidly changing information. Visit the Seeker website https://www.seeker.com/videos Elements on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SeekerElements/ Subscribe now! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=dnewschannel Seeker on Twitter http://twitter.com/seeker Seeker on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SeekerMedia/ Seeker http://www.seeker.com/
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Have We Found The Fifth Force Of Nature?!
 
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Scientists recently discovered an anomaly in the 4 fundamental forces of nature. What was it and might it indicate a 5th fundamental force? Inside The World's Largest Particle Accelerator - http://bit.ly/2bReDRH Sign Up For The Seeker Newsletter Here - http://bit.ly/1UO1PxI Read More: Have Physicists Discovered A Fifth Force Of Nature? https://cosmosmagazine.com/physics/have-physicists-really-discovered-a-fifth-force-of-nature "At first glance, the news is ground-breaking. A team of American particle physicists, building on some Hungarian work, announced the "possible discovery" of a fifth fundamental force of nature. If true, this is massive. But peer a bit closer, and the claim appears to be built on some shaky foundations. Here's what you need to know." Evidence Of A 'Fifth Force' Faces Scrutiny https://www.quantamagazine.org/20160607-new-boson-claim-faces-scrutiny/ "Last year, a team of nuclear physicists in Hungary observed an anomaly in the decays of excited beryllium-8 atoms - an unexpected preference for spitting out pairs of particles with a particular angle of separation. The bump in the physicists' data was unmistakable, with odds of less than one in 100 billion of arising by chance. Reporting the anomaly in Physical Review Letters in January, the researchers argued that it could signify the existence of a new fundamental particle. But at first, few took notice." The Standard Model https://home.cern/about/physics/standard-model "The theories and discoveries of thousands of physicists since the 1930s have resulted in a remarkable insight into the fundamental structure of matter: everything in the universe is found to be made from a few basic building blocks called fundamental particles, governed by four fundamental forces. Our best understanding of how these particles and three of the forces are related to each other is encapsulated in the Standard Model of particle physics. Developed in the early 1970s, it has successfully explained almost all experimental results and precisely predicted a wide variety of phenomena. Over time and through many experiments, the Standard Model has become established as a well-tested physics theory." ____________________ DNews is dedicated to satisfying your curiosity and to bringing you mind-bending stories & perspectives you won't find anywhere else! New videos daily. Watch More DNews on Seeker http://www.seeker.com/show/dnews/ Subscribe now! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=dnewschannel DNews on Twitter http://twitter.com/dnews Trace Dominguez on Twitter https://twitter.com/tracedominguez DNews on Facebook https://facebook.com/DiscoveryNews DNews on Google+ http://gplus.to/dnews Discovery News http://discoverynews.com Sign Up For The Seeker Newsletter Here: http://bit.ly/1UO1PxI
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How Close Are We to Finding Dark Matter?
 
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For decades, scientists have been working to find the missing part of our universe known as dark matter. So, how close are we to finding it? How Close Are We? Season 2 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZW_YCWLyv6A&list=PL6uC-XGZC7X4X5RRtme4oR1OOkjViKo8M Thumbnail image courtesy of SNOLAB. Read More: Dark matter secrets could lie buried in ancient rocks on Earth https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg24132200-100-dark-matter-secrets-could-lie-buried-in-ancient-rocks-on-earth/ "For the past 30 years, a number of experiments have tried to detect these collisions. This direct detection approach involves monitoring a lot of atomic nuclei in a laboratory to see if any get nudged by a dark matter particle. The largest such experiment, XENON1T at the Gran Sasso National Laboratory in Italy, used about 1 tonne of liquid xenon." What if everything we know about dark matter is totally wrong? https://www.wired.co.uk/article/dark-matter-worth-searching-for-null-results "There’s a mine, deep underground in Canada, that’s unlike any other...It’s located at a depth of two kilometres – so deep you could easily stack four and a half Empire State buildings into this hole, one on top of the other. SNOLAB detectors scour the cosmos for the elusive stuff thought to make up the bulk of matter in our universe: dark matter. " What if It's Not Dark Matter Making The Universe's Extra 'Gravity', But Light? https://www.sciencealert.com/what-if-it-s-not-dark-matter-making-the-universe-s-extra-gravity-but-light "We've been looking for decades for dark matter, yet the mysterious stuff remains undetectable to our instruments. Now, astrophysicists have explored an intriguing possibility: what if it's not dark matter that's affecting galactic rotation after all. What if it's the mass of light instead?" ____________________ How close are we to colonizing the moon, mapping the human brain and curing cancer? Join Seeker as we go in search of experts, academics and innovators who are racing to solve some of humanity’s biggest scientific challenges. We’ll dive into the facts and comb through the research to find the answers you’re looking for. Seeker explains every aspect of our world through a lens of science, inspiring a new generation of curious minds who want to know how today’s discoveries in science, math, engineering and technology are impacting our lives, and shaping our future. Our stories parse meaning from the noise in a world of rapidly changing information. Visit the Seeker website https://www.seeker.com/videos How Close Are We? on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/HowCloseAreWe/ Subscribe now! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=dnewschannel Seeker on Twitter http://twitter.com/seeker Seeker on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SeekerMedia/ Seeker http://www.seeker.com/ Images provided by ESA and the Planck Collaboration were used under CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO license. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/igo/
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The Van Allen Belts Are Lethal, This Is How Astronauts Fly Through Them
 
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The radioactive Van Allen belts posed a serious challenge for space travel. NASA had to figure out a way for astronauts to fly through them without being exposed to deadly doses of radiation. To learn more about NASA's Van Allen belt calculations, check out these links: https://spacemath.gsfc.nasa.gov/earth/3Page7.pdf https://www.hq.nasa.gov/alsj/tnD7080RadProtect.pdf Read More: The 12 Greatest Challenges For Space Exploration https://www.wired.com/2016/02/space-is-cold-vast-and-deadly-humans-will-explore “It’s a huge, dangerous, maybe impossible project. But that’s never stopped humans from bloody-mindedly trying anyway.” Studying the Van Allen Belts 60 Years After America’s First Spacecraft https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2018/studying-the-van-allen-belts-60-years “Sixty years ago today, the United States launched its first satellite into space. Dubbed Explorer 1, the spacecraft followed just months after the Soviet Union’s Sputnik 1 and 2 spacecraft commenced the Space Age. Data captured by the Geiger counter aboard Explorer 1 heralded the emergence of space physics and ushered in a new era of technology and communications.” 6 Surprising Facts About the First Manned Space Mission https://www.livescience.com/33185-yuri-gagarin-vostok-1-faq-facts.html “Reaching unprecedented speeds for manned travel, the spacecraft broke free of the Earth's gravitational pull and entered orbit around the planet, circling once before re-entering the atmosphere and landing back on Soviet soil.”
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What Is Antimatter And Why Are We Searching For It?
 
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Scientists have been looking for antimatter since the early 1920’s. Is antimatter real? Did Scientists Create A New State Of Matter? ►►►► http://dne.ws/21MDMS6 Sign Up For The TestTube Newsletter Here ►►►► http://dne.ws/1McUJdm Read More: Physicists Probe Antimatter For Clues To How It All Began http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2015/11/04/454594496/physicists-probe-antimatter-for-clues-of-how-it-all-began “Matter has a counterpart called antimatter. Each kind of fundamental particle of matter has an antimatter nemesis lurking in the shadows. And true to science-fiction stereotype, if matter and antimatter ever meet, they annihilate in a flash of light.” Scientists trap antimatter long enough to study how it works http://www.theguardian.com/science/2011/jun/05/scientists-create-antimatter-study “In science fiction stories, antimatter pops up everywhere as a power source for spaceships or the active ingredient in diabolical bombs. In real life, though, this mysterious substance is elusive and scientists have never had much of it to play around with.” ____________________ DNews is dedicated to satisfying your curiosity and to bringing you mind-bending stories & perspectives you won't find anywhere else! New videos twice daily. Watch More DNews on TestTube http://testtube.com/dnews Subscribe now! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=dnewschannel DNews on Twitter http://twitter.com/dnews Trace Dominguez on Twitter https://twitter.com/tracedominguez Julia Wilde on Twitter https://twitter.com/julia_sci DNews on Facebook https://facebook.com/DiscoveryNews DNews on Google+ http://gplus.to/dnews Discovery News http://discoverynews.com Download the TestTube App: http://testu.be/1ndmmMq Sign Up For The TestTube Mailing List: http://dne.ws/1McUJdm
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This New 'Perfect' Battery Has Experts Stumped
 
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One of the inventors of the modern lithium-ion battery, John Goodenough, and a team of researchers claim to have invented a new solid state battery. But is it too good to be true? Disney Invented A Room Where Your Phone Will Never Die - https://youtu.be/IWjsXjVc_LE Sign Up For The Seeker Newsletter Here - http://bit.ly/1UO1PxI We got nominated for a People's Choice Webby! That means, you can help us win. Please, take a minute and vote for us here (thanks!): https://vote.webbyawards.com/PublicVoting#/2017/film-video/general-film/vr-cinematic-or-pre-rendered Read More: New Batteries Could Last a Decade With Minimal Upkeep https://www.seeker.com/new-batteries-could-last-a-decade-with-minimal-upkeep-2261389684.html "The batteries are designed to store wind and solar energy for later use. They're non-toxic, non-corrosive and could significantly reduce the cost of production." Lithium-Ion Battery Inventor Introduces Fast-Charging, Noncombustible Batteries http://engr.utexas.edu/news/8203-goodenough-batteries "A team of engineers led by 94-year-old John Goodenough, professor in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin and co-inventor of the lithium-ion battery, has developed the first all-solid-state battery cells that could lead to safer, faster-charging, longer-lasting rechargeable batteries for handheld mobile devices, electric cars and stationary energy storage." BU-204: How do Lithium Batteries Work? http://batteryuniversity.com/learn/article/lithium_based_batteries "Lithium is the lightest of all metals, has the greatest electrochemical potential and provides the largest specific energy per weight. Rechargeable batteries with lithium metal on the anode could provide extraordinarily high energy densities; however, it was discovered in the mid-1980s that cycling produced unwanted dendrites on the anode. These growth particles penetrate the separator and cause an electrical short. The cell temperature would rise quickly and approach the melting point of lithium, causing thermal runaway, also known as 'venting with flame.'" Has lithium-battery genius John Goodenough done it again? Colleagues are skeptical https://qz.com/929794/has-lithium-battery-genius-john-goodenough-done-it-again-colleagues-are-skeptical/ "Researchers have struggled for decades to safely use powerful-but flammable-lithium metal in a battery. Now John Goodenough, the 94-year-old father of the lithium-ion battery, is claiming a novel solution as a blockbuster advance. If it proves out, the invention could allow electric cars to compete with conventional vehicles on sticker price. The improbable solution, described in a new paper from Goodenough and three co-authors, has drawn intense interest from leading science and technology publications." ____________________ Seeker inspires us to see the world through the lens of science and evokes a sense of curiosity, optimism and adventure. Watch More Seeker on our website http://www.seeker.com/shows/ Subscribe now! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=dnewschannel Seeker on Twitter http://twitter.com/seeker Trace Dominguez on Twitter https://twitter.com/tracedominguez Seeker on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SeekerMedia/ Seeker on Google+ https://plus.google.com/u/0/+dnews Seeker http://www.seeker.com/ Sign Up For The Seeker Newsletter Here: http://bit.ly/1UO1PxI Special thanks to Julian Huguet for hosting and writing this episode of Seeker! Check Julian out on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jhug00
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NASA’s Crazy Plan to Save the World From the Supervolcano Under Yellowstone
 
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A Yellowstone supervolcano eruption is becoming more and more likely. Luckily for us, NASA has a plan to stop it. The Crazy Plan to Capture and Store CO2 Under the Ocean - https://youtu.be/ozgROE1xCM4 Read More: NASA Has a $3.5bn Plan to Save The Planet From The Yellowstone Supervolcano http://www.sciencealert.com/nasa-has-a-3-5bn-plan-to-save-the-planet-from-the-yellowstone-supervolcano “NASA has been working on a plan to counter this potentially far off but ultimately inevitable circumstance, which could be graver than even the nightmare scenario of a planet-devastating asteroid strike.” The Future of Electric Vehicles May Lie Below Ancient Supervolcanoes https://www.seeker.com/earth/energy/the-future-of-electric-vehicles-may-lie-below-ancient-supervolcanoes “In a paper published in Nature Communications, the researchers explained how these massive volcanoes — 10,000 times more powerful than most active volcanoes today — created the perfect thermodynamic conditions to produce thick deposits of lithium-rich clays.” Yellowstone Supervolcano Much Bigger Than Thought https://www.seeker.com/yellowstone-supervolcano-much-bigger-than-thought-1769766669.html”A giant reservoir of magma and hot rock beneath the Yellowstone supervolcano has been found and imaged. The newly found reservoir lies 12-28 miles below the surface, and is four-and-a-half times larger than the shallower, hot melted rock zone that powers current Yellowstone geysers and caused the caldera's last eruption some 70,000 years ago.” ____________________ Seeker inspires us to see the world through the lens of science and evokes a sense of curiosity, optimism and adventure. Visit the Seeker website http://www.seeker.com/shows/?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=seeker Subscribe now! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=dnewschannel Seeker on Twitter http://twitter.com/seeker Trace Dominguez on Twitter https://twitter.com/tracedominguez Seeker on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SeekerMedia/ Seeker http://www.seeker.com/ Special thanks to Amy Shira Teitel for hosting and writing this episode of Seeker! Check Amy out on Twitter: https://twitter.com/astVintageSpace
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Why The Ocean Can’t Fix The Drought
 
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California’s drought is bad. Really bad. If we could take salt out of ocean water, could that fix the problem? Follow Julian on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jhug00 Read More: Desalination out of Desperation http://www.technologyreview.com/featuredstory/533446/desalination-out-of-desperation/ “Even in drought-stricken California, San Diego stands out. It gets less rain than parched Los Angeles or Fresno.” Thirsty West: Why California Will Soon Be Drinking Their Own Pee http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/future_tense/2014/06/desalination_vs_purification_why_californians_will_soon_drink_their_own.html “California has a lot of coastline. So why all the fuss about the drought? Desalination to the rescue, right?” USGS estimates vast amounts of water used in California http://www.desertsun.com/story/news/environment/2014/08/21/usgs-estimates-vast-amounts-water-used-california/14400333/ “How much water does California use each year?” ____________________ DNews is dedicated to satisfying your curiosity and to bringing you mind-bending stories & perspectives you won't find anywhere else! New videos twice daily. Watch More DNews on TestTube http://testtube.com/dnews Subscribe now! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=dnewschannel DNews on Twitter http://twitter.com/dnews Trace Dominguez on Twitter https://twitter.com/tracedominguez Julia Wilde on Twitter https://twitter.com/julia_sci DNews on Facebook https://facebook.com/DiscoveryNews DNews on Google+ http://gplus.to/dnews Discovery News http://discoverynews.com Download the TestTube App: http://testu.be/1ndmmMq
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We’re STILL Not Saying It’s Aliens, But Tabby’s Star Is Getting Weirder
 
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The light from KIC 8462852 faded again, and scientists have some new theories about what's behind astronomy's most mysterious star. We're Not Saying The Kepler Discovery Is Aliens, But... - https://youtu.be/8V-TxYyyLI4 Sign Up For The Seeker Newsletter Here - http://bit.ly/1UO1PxI Get 15% off http://www.domain.com domain names and web hosting when you use coupon code SEEKER at checkout! Read More: Astronomers Have a New Explanation For The 'Alien Megastructure' Star https://www.sciencealert.com/astronomers-have-a-new-explanation-for-the-alien-megastructure-star "Strange dips in the light from Tabby's Star have been puzzling scientists since 2015, with some hopefuls refusing to rule out the chance that some kind of "alien megastructure" could be blocking the way." Astronomers Identify the Origin of Peculiar Signals From Nearby Red Dwarf Star https://www.seeker.com/space/astronomy/astronomers-identify-the-origin-of-peculiar-signals-from-nearby-red-dwarf-star "Astronomers have finally solved the mystery of peculiar signals coming from a nearby star, a story that sparked intense public speculation this week that perhaps, finally, alien life had been found." Do Stars Vanish Into a Black Hole or Crash Against a Surface? A New Test Answers https://www.seeker.com/space/astronomy/do-stars-vanish-into-a-black-hole-or-crash-against-a-surface-a-new-test-answers "Einstein's theory of general relativity says that all black holes have an event horizon where nothing, not even light, can escape the gravitational pull of these extremely dense objects. But some have cast doubt about the existence of these event horizons." ____________________ Seeker inspires us to see the world through the lens of science and evokes a sense of curiosity, optimism and adventure. Visit the Seeker website http://www.seeker.com/shows/?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=seeker Subscribe now! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=dnewschannel Seeker on Twitter http://twitter.com/seeker Trace Dominguez on Twitter https://twitter.com/tracedominguez Seeker on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SeekerMedia/ Seeker http://www.seeker.com/ Special thanks to Julian Huguet for hosting and writing this episode of Seeker! Check Julian out on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jhug00
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Moore's Law Is Ending... So, What's Next?
 
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Scientists are engineering a new, more efficient generation of computer chips by modeling them after the human brain. Can Supercomputers Predict The Future? - https://youtu.be/8z0Mrbj34uY Discovering The Hidden Treasures of Mauritania's Deadly Sahara Desert - https://youtu.be/3NMKYRcaaYs Sign Up For The Seeker Newsletter Here - http://bit.ly/1UO1PxI Read More: 'Artificial Synapses' Mimic Neurons, Hint at Brainy Computers https://www.seeker.com/artificial-synapses-mimic-neurons-hint-at-brainy-computers-2018980849.html "A brain-inspired computing component provides the most faithful emulation yet of connections among neurons in the human brain, researchers say. The so-called memristor, an electrical component whose resistance relies on how much charge has passed through it in the past, mimics the way calcium ions behave at the junction between two neurons in the human brain, the study said. That junction is known as a synapse." How Quantum Computing Will Change Your Life https://www.seeker.com/quantum-computing-cryptography-future-physics-2031879856.html "Over a century ago, the advent of quantum theory rocked humanity. Now, we can manipulate the quantum world, opening our eyes to a powerful new age featuring quantum computers and quantum cryptography." Self-learning neuromorphic chip that composes music https://phys.org/news/2017-05-self-learning-neuromorphic-chip-music.html "Today, at the imec technology forum (ITF2017), imec demonstrated the world's first self-learning neuromorphic chip. The brain-inspired chip, based on OxRAM technology, has the capability of self-learning and has been demonstrated to have the ability to compose music." ____________________ Seeker inspires us to see the world through the lens of science and evokes a sense of curiosity, optimism and adventure. Watch More Seeker on our website http://www.seeker.com/shows/ Subscribe now! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=dnewschannel Seeker on Twitter http://twitter.com/seeker Trace Dominguez on Twitter https://twitter.com/tracedominguez Seeker on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SeekerMedia/ Seeker on Google+ https://plus.google.com/u/0/+dnews Seeker http://www.seeker.com/ Sign Up For The Seeker Newsletter Here: http://bit.ly/1UO1PxI This episode of Seeker was hosted by Trace Dominguez. Written by: Lauren Ellis.
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There Are Mysterious Objects at the Edge of Sagittarius A*, Here’s What We Know
 
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Astronomers observed dust clouds lurking around the black hole at our galaxy’s center. They weren’t of that much interest, until they started behaving in unusual ways. What Does It Sound Like When Black Holes Smash Into Each Other? - https://youtu.be/QRZNyrDqbKk Thumbnail image courtesy W. M. Keck Observatory. Read More: More Mystery Objects Detected Near Milky Way’s Supermassive Black Hole http://www.keckobservatory.org/g-objects/ “Astronomers have discovered several bizarre objects at the Galactic Center that are concealing their true identity behind a smoke screen of dust; they look like gas clouds, but behave like stars.” Mysterious 'Puffy' Objects Lurk Near the Milky Way's Monster Black Hole https://www.space.com/40850-mysterious-puffy-objects-monster-black-hole.html “The team discovered these objects by measuring the wavelengths of light released by the structures of gas and dust at the galaxy's center using the Keck Observatory's OH-Suppressing Infrared Imaging Spectrograph.” Mysterious Objects Have Been Detected Coming Way Too Close to The Milky Way's Black Hole https://www.sciencealert.com/mysterious-strange-objects-discovered-in-milky-way-near-black-hole “During the 1970s, astronomer became aware of a massive radio source at the center of our galaxy that they later realized was a Supermassive Black Hole (SMBH) – which has since been named Sagittarius A*.” ____________________ Elements is more than just a science show. It’s your science-loving best friend, tasked with keeping you updated and interested on all the compelling, innovative and groundbreaking science happening all around us. Join our passionate hosts as they help break down and present fascinating science, from quarks to quantum theory and beyond. Seeker explains every aspect of our world through a lens of science, inspiring a new generation of curious minds who want to know how today’s discoveries in science, math, engineering and technology are impacting our lives, and shaping our future. Our stories parse meaning from the noise in a world of rapidly changing information. Visit the Seeker website https://www.seeker.com/videos Elements on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SeekerElements/ Subscribe now! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=dnewschannel Seeker on Twitter http://twitter.com/seeker Seeker on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SeekerMedia/ Seeker http://www.seeker.com/
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Jupiter’s Iconic Red Spot is Shrinking, What Could Happen Next?
 
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Over the past couple decades, Jupiter's Great Red Spot has gotten visibly smaller. Scientists are watching closely as the iconic anticyclone changes the face of our solar system's largest planet. Watch more Space Crafts here! | https://bit.ly/2GWm5x9 Read More: Bizarre Weather Around the Solar System http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/science “Bizarre weather is not restricted to Earth. Hurricane Sandy was a speck of dust compared to some of the cataclysms currently taking place around the solar system.” Jupiter's Great Red Spot Is 50 Times Deeper Than the Oceans of Earth https://www.popularmechanics.com/space/solar-system/a14416555/jupiters-great-red-spot “The new study shows that in terms of depth, ‘the Great Red Spot's roots go 50 to 100 times deeper than Earth's oceans and are warmer at the base than they are at the top.’ said Andy Ingersoll, a Juno co-investigator.” What is Jupiter Made Of? https://www.space.com/18388-what-is-jupiter-made-of.html “Composed predominantly of hydrogen and helium, the massive Jupiter is much like a tiny star. But despite the fact that it is the largest planet in the solar system, the gas giant just doesn't have the mass needed to push it into stellar status.”
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How Close Are We to Resurrecting Extinct Species?
 
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Bringing extinct animals back to life sounds like science fiction, but gene-editing techniques are making it possible. U.S./Mexico Border Wall Puts Animals In Danger Of Extinction - https://youtu.be/l6xTxh96Jbc Read More: Mammoth Tooth Discovery Suggests Ancient Beast Was Feeding Just West of Austin https://www.seeker.com/earth/animals/mammoth-tooth-discovery-suggests-ancient-beast-was-feeding-just-west-of-austin “About 67,000 years ago, a gigantic mammoth chowed down on enormous mouthfuls of grass in Texas, just west of where modern-day Austin is located, according to new research.” Bringing extinct species back from the dead could hurt—not help—conservation efforts http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/02/bringing-extinct-species-back-dead-could-hurt-not-help-conservation-efforts “...the concept of de-extinction—bringing extinct animals back to life through genetic engineering—is beginning to move from the realm of science fiction to reality.” Molecular 'Lego' Promises to Sharpen CRISPR Gene-Editing Tool https://www.seeker.com/molecular-lego-could-improve-crispr-gene-snipping-tool-2143516378.html “The tool, called a "molecular LEGO," could improve CRISPR's ability to cut away damaged DNA and help treat diseases like cystic fibrosis and leukemia” ____________________ Seeker inspires us to see the world through the lens of science and evokes a sense of curiosity, optimism and adventure. Visit the Seeker website https://www.seeker.com/videos Subscribe now! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=dnewschannel Seeker on Twitter http://twitter.com/seeker Trace Dominguez on Twitter https://twitter.com/tracedominguez Seeker on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SeekerMedia/ Seeker http://www.seeker.com/
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Earth-Like Planet Discovered! What You Need To Know
 
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An Earth-like planet was found in the habitable zone of Proxima Centauri, the star closest to our solar system! Here’s what you should know! How Do We Know So Much About Planets That Are So Far Away? - http://bit.ly/2bX0Wnc Sign Up For The Seeker Newsletter Here - http://bit.ly/1UO1PxI Read More: Found! Potentially Earth-Like Planet at Proxima Centauri Is Closest Ever http://www.space.com/33834-discovery-of-planet-proxima-b.html “Astronomers have discovered a roughly Earth-size alien world around Proxima Centauri, which lies just 4.2 light-years from our own solar system. What's even more exciting, study team members said, is that the planet, known as Proxima b, circles in the star's ‘habitable zone’ — the range of distances at which liquid water could be stable on a world's surface.” Rocky planet found orbiting habitable zone of nearest star http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2016-08/cifs-rpf082316.php “Just over four light-years from our Solar System sits a red dwarf star named Proxima Centauri. This cool star in the constellation of Centaurus is too faint to be seen with the naked eye and is close to the much brighter pair of stars known as Alpha Centauri A and B.” Earth-like planet around Proxima Centauri discovered http://phys.org/news/2016-08-earth-like-planet-proxima-centauri.html “For over a century, astronomers have known about Proxima Centauri and believed that it is likely to be part of a trinary star system (along with Alpha Centauri A and B). Located just 0.237 ± 0.011 light years from the binary pair, this low-mass red dwarf star is also 0.12 light years (~7590 AUs) closer to Earth, making it the closest star system to our own.” ____________________ DNews is dedicated to satisfying your curiosity and to bringing you mind-bending stories & perspectives you won't find anywhere else! New videos daily. Watch More DNews on Seeker http://www.seeker.com/show/dnews/ Subscribe now! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=dnewschannel DNews on Twitter http://twitter.com/dnews Trace Dominguez on Twitter https://twitter.com/tracedominguez DNews on Facebook https://facebook.com/DiscoveryNews DNews on Google+ http://gplus.to/dnews Discovery News http://discoverynews.com Sign Up For The Seeker Newsletter Here: http://bit.ly/1UO1PxI
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What Ever Happened To The Hole In The Ozone Layer?
 
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Around 30 years ago, scientists found a massive and growing hole in the ozone layer. How's it doing today? Why Is There Air? - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ocsV1cA4K4A Sign Up For The Seeker Newsletter Here - http://bit.ly/1UO1PxI Read More: Ozone http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Features/Ozone/ozone_2.php "When high-energy ultraviolet rays strike ordinary oxygen molecules (O2), they split the molecule into two single oxygen atoms, known as atomic oxygen. A freed oxygen atom then combines with another oxygen molecule to form a molecule of ozone." Ozone layer on the mend, thanks to chemical ban http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2016/06/ozone-layer-mend-thanks-chemical-ban "The Antarctic ozone hole has been a potent symbol of humankind's ability to cause unintended environmental harm. But now comes a glimmer of good news: The void in the ozone layer is shrinking. 'It's a big surprise,' says Susan Solomon, an atmospheric chemist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge. 'I didn't think it would be this early.'" Ozone Hole Watch http://ozonewatch.gsfc.nasa.gov/ "View the latest status of the ozone layer over the Antarctic, with a focus on the ozone hole. Satellite instruments monitor the ozone layer, and we use their data to create the images that depict the amount of ozone." ____________________ DNews is dedicated to satisfying your curiosity and to bringing you mind-bending stories & perspectives you won't find anywhere else! New videos daily. Watch More DNews on Seeker http://www.seeker.com/show/dnews/ Subscribe now! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=dnewschannel DNews on Twitter http://twitter.com/dnews Trace Dominguez on Twitter https://twitter.com/tracedominguez DNews on Facebook https://facebook.com/DiscoveryNews DNews on Google+ http://gplus.to/dnews Discovery News http://discoverynews.com Sign Up For The Seeker Newsletter Here: http://bit.ly/1UO1PxI
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Engineers Created A New Bionic Arm That Can Grow With You
 
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Check out Daniel Melville’s 3D printing business here! https://www.handydans3dprints.com/ Written & Produced by Lauren Ellis Edited by Lee Cofer Mould Shot by Phil Clarke Hill https://philclarkehill.com/ How Close Are We to Replacing Humans with Robots? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dA4I3PiDMz4 Subscribe! https://www.youtube.com/user/DNewsChannel Read More: Open Bionics https://openbionics.com/ NHS launches world's first trial of 3D printed bionic hands for children https://www.independent.co.uk/news/health/nhs-3d-printed-bionic-hands-children-world-first-bristol-tilly-lockey-a7787156.html “The new lightweight design by Open Bionics uses a 3D printer to create the hand in four separate parts, custom-built to fit the patient using scans of their body. Sensors attached to the skin detect the user’s muscle movements, which can be used to control the hand and open and close the fingers.” Cutting-Edge Artificial Joints Are Better Than Bionic https://www.seeker.com/3-d-printing-stem-cells-producing-bionic-artificial-joints-2078935550.html "New knee and hip joints developed from stem cells and 3-D printing mean implants are becoming a durable option for younger patients." ____________________ Seeker inspires us to see the world through the lens of science and evokes a sense of curiosity, optimism and adventure. Visit the Seeker website https://www.seeker.com/ Subscribe now! https://www.youtube.com/user/DNewsChannel Seeker on Twitter http://twitter.com/seeker Seeker on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SeekerMedia/ Seeker http://www.seeker.com/
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We’re One Step Closer to a Space Elevator
 
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A space elevator sounds like science fiction, but scientists are still actively trying to make it a reality. Here’s what you need to know. Is This New Super Carbon Better Than Graphene? - https://youtu.be/FWENEXM5S3E Read More: Going up! Japan to test mini 'space elevator' https://phys.org/news/2018-09-japan-mini-space-elevator.html “If all goes well, it will provide proof of concept by moving along a 10-metre cable suspended in space between two mini satellites that will keep it taut. The mini-elevator will travel along the cable from a container in one of the satellites.” Space Elevators Are Totally Possible (If Someone Will Just Pay for It) https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/8qxzv5/space-elevators-are-totally-possible-if-someone-will-just-pay-for-it “A space elevator is exactly what it sounds like: an unbroken ribbon roughly one hundred million times as long as it is wide, stretching all the way from Earth to geosynchronous orbit (GEO). They're intended to do to the solar system what railroads did to the continent, allowing 20-ton electric elevator 'cars' to pull themselves into space for a fraction of the cost of an orbital rocket.” Space Elevators Getting First Test in Space https://www.popularmechanics.com/space/satellites/a22985989/space-elevators-getting-first-test-in-space/ “Researchers at Shizuoka University, working in conjunction with the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), will begin trials on a miniature version of a space elevator next week. The test is very small and simple, the tiniest step towards an actual elevator to the stars.” ____________________ Elements is more than just a science show. It’s your science-loving best friend, tasked with keeping you updated and interested on all the compelling, innovative and groundbreaking science happening all around us. Join our passionate hosts as they help break down and present fascinating science, from quarks to quantum theory and beyond. Seeker explains every aspect of our world through a lens of science, inspiring a new generation of curious minds who want to know how today’s discoveries in science, math, engineering and technology are impacting our lives, and shaping our future. Our stories parse meaning from the noise in a world of rapidly changing information. Visit the Seeker website https://www.seeker.com/videos Elements on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SeekerElements/ Subscribe now! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=dnewschannel Seeker on Twitter http://twitter.com/seeker Seeker on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SeekerMedia/ Seeker http://www.seeker.com/
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U.S. Nuclear Missiles Are Still Controlled By Floppy Disks
 
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Forget the big red button, this is how we would actually conduct nuclear war. Read More: Declassified Nuclear Films Prove We Were Wrong About Their Explosive Power https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-QVPXBcxLU&t=84s Subscribe now! https://www.youtube.com/user/DNewsChannel Read More: Report: U.S. Nuclear System Relies On Outdated Technology Such As Floppy Disks https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/05/26/479588478/report-u-s-nuclear-system-relies-on-outdated-technology-such-as-floppy-disks “The U.S. nuclear weapons system still runs on a 1970s-era computing system that uses 8-inch floppy disks, according to a newly released report from the Government Accountability Office.” LGM-30 Minuteman III https://fas.org/nuke/guide/usa/icbm/lgm-30_3.htm “The LGM-30 Minuteman missiles are dispersed in hardened silos to protect against attack and connected to an underground launch control center through a system of hardened cables. Launch crews, consisting of two officers, perform around-the-clock alert in the launch control center.” The Pentagon Is Pouring $328 Million Into High-Tech Laser Weapons https://www.seeker.com/the-pentagon-is-pouring-328-billion-into-high-tech-laser-weapons-2189876705.html “All four branches of the military have already built prototype laser weapons that have worked during tests. But the next step is building and testing operational ones, according to Gunzinger.” Check Out Focal Point on Facebook! - https://www.facebook.com/FocalPointShow/ Sign Up For The Seeker Newsletter Here - http://bit.ly/1UO1PxI ____________________ Seeker inspires us to see the world through the lens of science and evokes a sense of curiosity, optimism and adventure. Visit the Seeker website Subscribe now! https://www.youtube.com/user/DNewsChannel Seeker on Twitter http://twitter.com/seeker Seeker on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SeekerMedia/ Seeker http://www.seeker.com/
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Your Body Could Be Immune to CRISPR! Is This the End of Gene Editing?
 
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Cutting and pasting DNA to cure diseases is a medical dream come true, but CRISPR technology is facing a major roadblock: our immune systems. Doctors Have to Trick Your Brain’s Defenses to Heal You, Here’s Why - https://youtu.be/USiZ6dUGUt8 Read More: What is CRISPR-Cas9? https://www.yourgenome.org/facts/what-is-crispr-cas9 “CRISPR-Cas9 is a genome editing tool that is creating a buzz in the science world. It is faster, cheaper and more accurate than previous techniques of editing DNA and has a wide range of potential applications.” Gene Editing for ‘Designer Babies’? Highly Unlikely, Scientists Say https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/04/science/gene-editing-embryos “Now that science is a big step closer to being able to fiddle with the genes of a human embryo, is it time to panic? Could embryo editing spiral out of control, allowing parents to custom-order a baby with Lin-Manuel Miranda’s imagination or Usain Bolt’s speed?” Everything You Need To Know About Crispr Gene Editing https://www.wired.com/story/what-is-crispr-gene-editing/ “In the last five years, biology has undergone a seismic shift as researchers around the globe have embraced a revolutionary technology called gene editing. It involves the precise cutting and pasting of DNA by specialized proteins—inspired by nature, engineered by researchers.” ____________________ Seeker inspires us to see the world through the lens of science and evokes a sense of curiosity, optimism and adventure. Visit the Seeker website https://www.seeker.com/videos Subscribe now! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=dnewschannel Seeker on Twitter http://twitter.com/seeker Trace Dominguez on Twitter https://twitter.com/tracedominguez Seeker on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SeekerMedia/ Seeker http://www.seeker.com/ Special thanks to Julian Huguet for hosting and writing this episode of Seeker! Check Julian out on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jhug00
Views: 204389 Seeker
Could a Dyson Sphere Harness the Full Power of the Sun?
 
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Space colonization and traveling through deep space require lots of energy. Could Dyson Spheres offer humanity a nearly unlimited power source? Watch More Space Crafts! | https://bit.ly/2GqH0aO Read More: The Kardashev Scale Type 0: Why Earth is a Level Zero Civilization https://futurism.com/civilization-type-0-living-in-a-subglobal-culture “Based on our energy use, in 1973 astronomer Carl Sagan estimated that Earth represented a Type 0.7 civilization, more current assessments put us at about 0.72. What does this mean? We’ve had 4.5 billion years and we still haven’t made it to a Type 1 civilization.” Alien megastructures around this star were just dust in the interstellar wind https://www.theverge.com/2018/1/3/16843678/alien-megastructure-tabbys-star-kic-8462852-dust “For the last two years, astronomers all over the world have been eagerly observing what is hailed as “the most mysterious star in the Universe,” a stellar object that wildly fluctuates in brightness with no discernible pattern — and now they may finally have an answer for its weird behavior.” How to Build a Dyson Swarm https://www.space.com/38031-how-to-build-a-dyson-swarm.html “While such a gargantuan undertaking is clearly unfeasible at the moment, it's never too early to start planning! Dr. Stuart Armstrong, a researcher at the University of Oxford's Future of Humanity Institute, has done just that, forecasting how humanity could one day build a Dyson swarm around the Sun.” ____________________ Seeker inspires us to see the world through the lens of science and evokes a sense of curiosity, optimism and adventure. Visit the Seeker website http://www.seeker.com/ Subscribe now! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=dnewschannel Seeker on Twitter http://twitter.com/seeker Seeker on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SeekerMedia/ Space Crafts on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SeekerSpaceCrafts/ Seeker http://www.seeker.com/
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Lab-Grown Mosquitoes Are Being Released by the Millions, Here's What You Need to Know
 
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Mosquitoes kill more people annually than any other animal on earth. But several research companies are looking to tame this issue. Why Can't We Get Rid Of Mosquitoes? - https://youtu.be/eg0CdYzpU2c Sign Up For The Seeker Newsletter Here - http://bit.ly/1UO1PxI Read More: To Shrink Mosquito Population, Scientists Are Releasing 20 Million Mosquitoes http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/07/21/538470321/to-shrink-the-mosquito-population-scientists-are-releasing-20-million-of-them "This summer, scientists in California are releasing 20 million mosquitoes in an effort to shrink the population of mosquitoes that can carry diseases. It sounds counterintuitive. But the plan is to release millions of sterile male mosquitoes, which will then mate with wild female mosquitoes. The eggs the females lay won't hatch, researchers say." A Fast, Cheap, and Reliable Test for Mosquito-Born Diseases May Be on the Way https://www.seeker.com/a-fast-cheap-and-reliable-test-for-mosquito-born-diseases-may-be-on-th-2328269903.html "Researchers at Livermore, California's Sandia National Laboratories have created a process that could allow health workers to quickly diagnose the mosquito-born viruses Zika, dengue, and chikungunya - with a smartphone." An Army of Modified Mosquitoes Is Set to Fight Zika https://www.seeker.com/an-army-of-modified-mosquitoes-is-set-to-fight-zika-2064893013.html "Parts of Brazil and Colombia will soon become home base for a veritable army of millions of mosquitoes that have been modified to fight the Zika virus as well as other diseases such as dengue fever and cikungunya." ____________________ Seeker inspires us to see the world through the lens of science and evokes a sense of curiosity, optimism and adventure. Visit the Seeker website http://www.seeker.com/shows/?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=seeker Subscribe now! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=dnewschannel Seeker on Twitter http://twitter.com/seeker Trace Dominguez on Twitter https://twitter.com/tracedominguez Seeker on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SeekerMedia/ Seeker http://www.seeker.com/ Special thanks to Julian Huguet for writing this episode of Seeker! Check Julian out on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jhug00 This episode of Seeker was hosted by Trace Dominguez
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How Close Are We to Photographing a Black Hole?
 
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What does a black hole look like? No one knows for sure. Artists make their images based on what physicists think they look like. But that could be about to change. This Is Not What Space Looks Like - https://youtu.be/N5rZ9E72zbI Read More: Scientists Wonder If the Collision of Two Neutron Stars Created a Black Hole https://www.seeker.com/space/astrophysics/scientists-wonder-if-the-collision-of-two-neutron-stars-created-a-black-hole “For the first time, scientists have seen the source of gravitational waves from two colliding neutron stars, and the space oddity doesn't stop there. Those neutron stars might have collapsed into a black hole after they merged, scientists say.” Gravitational Wave Kicks Monster Black Hole Out of Galactic Core https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2017/gravitational-wave-kicks-monster-black-hole-out-of-galactic-core “Astronomers have uncovered a supermassive black hole that has been propelled out of the center of a distant galaxy by what could be the awesome power of gravitational waves.” New Class of Black Hole 100,000 Times Larger Than the Sun Detected in Milky Way https://www.seeker.com/space/astronomy/new-class-of-black-hole-100000-times-larger-than-the-sun-detected-in-milky-way “Black holes are notoriously hard to find, since they don’t emit any light. But there’s one particular size of black hole that has been especially evasive, even though astronomers have theorized that they should be plentiful..” ____________________ Seeker inspires us to see the world through the lens of science and evokes a sense of curiosity, optimism and adventure. Visit the Seeker website https://www.seeker.com/videos Subscribe now! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=dnewschannel Seeker on Twitter http://twitter.com/seeker Trace Dominguez on Twitter https://twitter.com/tracedominguez Seeker on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SeekerMedia/ Seeker http://www.seeker.com/
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Typing vs. Handwriting: Which Is Better for Your Memory?
 
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If you want better grades in school, studies suggest it might be worth switching out your laptop for a trusty, old-fashioned notebook. Why Is Learning So Hard? - https://youtu.be/xi_i0_1ZS3Q Read More: Evidence mounts that laptops are terrible for students at lectures https://www.theverge.com/2017/11/27/16703904/laptop-learning-lecture “Do you use a laptop or tablet to take notes during school lectures or meetings? If so, you might want to reconsider pen and paper; there’s increasing evidence that using laptops during lectures decreases learning, which can result in lower grades.” Do You Have ADHD or Are You Just Tired? https://www.seeker.com/videos/do-you-have-adhd-or-are-you-just-tired “Attention-Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder or ADHD is a diagnosable disorder that has to do with how some people's brains function. But some researchers are saying it might not be a brain disorder... it might be a sleep disorder!” Why ‘Super Mario’ May Be Good for Your Brain, But ‘Call of Duty’ Isn’t https://www.seeker.com/health/mind/why-super-mario-may-be-good-for-your-brain-but-call-of-duty-isnt “In recent years, there’s been mounting evidence that certain types of video games — particularly first-person shooters known as “action” video games — are actually good for the developing brain, boosting abilities in visual attention, short-term memory, and decision-making. But there’s a separate line of research showing that kids who play violent first-person shooters have an increased risk of aggressive behavior later in life.” ____________________ Seeker inspires us to see the world through the lens of science and evokes a sense of curiosity, optimism and adventure. Visit the Seeker website https://www.seeker.com/videos Subscribe now! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=dnewschannel Seeker on Twitter http://twitter.com/seeker Trace Dominguez on Twitter https://twitter.com/tracedominguez Seeker on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SeekerMedia/ Seeker http://www.seeker.com/ This episode of Seeker was hosted by Trace Dominguez Written by: Victoria Barrios
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How Scientists Found a New Neuron Hiding in Our Brains
 
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This never-before-seen neuron was just found in the human brain, and it might hold the secret to what separates us from other animals. We Didn’t Think This Part of the Brain Existed, and It Could Save Your Life - https://youtu.be/RO3gTX1nlYE Read More: Meet the Rosehip Cell, A New Kind of Neuron https://www.wired.com/story/meet-the-rosehip-cell-a-new-kind-of-neuron/ “ On Monday, an international team of researchers introduced the world to a new kind of neuron, which, at this point, is believed to exist only in the human brain. The long nerve fibers known as axons of these densely bundled cells bulge in a way that reminded their discoverers of a rose without its petals—so much that they named them ‘rosehip cells.’” Scientists identify a new kind of human brain cell https://alleninstitute.org/what-we-do/brain-science/news-press/articles/scientists-identify-new-kind-human-brain-cell “In a new study published today in the journal Nature Neuroscience, Lein and his colleagues reveal one possible answer to that difficult question. The research team, co-led by Lein and Gábor Tamás, Ph.D., a neuroscientist at the University of Szeged in Szeged, Hungary, has uncovered a new type of human brain cell that has never been seen in mice and other well-studied laboratory animals.” Transcriptomic and morphophysiological evidence for a specialized human cortical GABAergic cell type https://www.nature.com/articles/s41593-018-0205-2 “ These rosehip cells show an immunohistochemical profile matching a single transcriptomically defined cell type whose specific molecular marker signature is not seen in mouse cortex. Rosehip cells in layer 1 make homotypic gap junctions, predominantly target apical dendritic shafts of layer 3 pyramidal neurons, and inhibit backpropagating pyramidal action potentials in microdomains of the dendritic tuft.” ____________________ Elements is more than just a science show. It’s your science-loving best friend, tasked with keeping you updated and interested on all the compelling, innovative and groundbreaking science happening all around us. Join our passionate hosts as they help break down and present fascinating science, from quarks to quantum theory and beyond. Seeker explains every aspect of our world through a lens of science, inspiring a new generation of curious minds who want to know how today’s discoveries in science, math, engineering and technology are impacting our lives, and shaping our future. Our stories parse meaning from the noise in a world of rapidly changing information. Visit the Seeker website https://www.seeker.com/videos Elements on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SeekerElements/ Subscribe now! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=dnewschannel Seeker on Twitter http://twitter.com/seeker Seeker on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SeekerMedia/ Seeker http://www.seeker.com/
Views: 157888 Seeker