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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
Views: 1850716 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
Views: 904173 Seeker
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: 534636 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: 328249 Seeker
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
Views: 1887605 Seeker
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.
Views: 1224815 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: 3282213 Seeker
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/
Views: 4247060 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: 317642 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: 275030 Seeker
Introverts and Extroverts Have Different Brains
 
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Everyone's personality is different- some like constant interaction with others, while other prefer a more solitary, reflective existence. And it turns out, this behavior goes beyond personality, but is actually the result of physiological differences in the brain. Laci looks at what those differences are. Read More: Are Extroverts Happier than Introverts? http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/thrive/201205/are-extroverts-happier-introverts "Insight into differences between two personality types." The Great Introverts and Extroverts of Our Time http://healthland.time.com/2012/01/27/the-great-introverts-and-extroverts-of-our-time/slide/margaret-thatcher-prime-minister/ "Herewith, TIME's unscientific survey of loud (and quiet) giants — it takes both kinds to make history." Experts: Introverted youth have deep roots for behavior http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/health/2005-11-27-introvert-children_x.htm "The attitude that there's something wrong with introverted people is widely shared in society, where fast talk and snap decisions are often valued over listening, deliberation and careful planning." Extraversion or Introversion http://www.myersbriggs.org/my-mbti-personality-type/mbti-basics/extraversion-or-introversion.asp "The first pair of psychological preferences is Extraversion and Introversion. Where do you put your attention and get your energy?" Watch More: Big 5 Personality Types: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oWpRKJPCI7M Are We All Narcissists?: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BuxolWoIGgA Gravity Hates You: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cbScBpBmJUk ____________________ 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 Anthony Carboni on Twitter http://twitter.com/acarboni Laci Green on Twitter http://twitter.com/gogreen18 Trace Dominguez on Twitter http://twitter.com/trace501 DNews on Facebook http://facebook.com/dnews DNews on Google+ http://gplus.to/dnews Discovery News http://discoverynews.com
Views: 960422 Seeker
This Is The Only Place Antimatter Can Survive In The Universe
 
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Scientists at CERN are using the Large Hadron Collider to create and study antimatter, but how are they doing it? Inside The World's Largest Particle Accelerator - https://youtu.be/328pw5Taeg0 Sign Up For The Seeker Newsletter Here - http://bit.ly/1UO1PxI Read More: Bizarre Antimatter Looks Surprisingly Like Regular Matter http://www.seeker.com/bizarre-antimatter-looks-surprisingly-like-regular-matter-2158988923.html "For the first time, physicists have shown that atoms of antimatter appear to give off the same kind of light that atoms of regular matter do when illuminated with lasers, a new study finds. More precise measurements of this emitted light could unearth clues that might finally help solve the mystery of why there is so much less antimatter than normal matter in the universe, researchers say." Antimatter https://home.cern/topics/antimatter "Dirac interpreted the equation to mean that for every particle there exists a corresponding antiparticle, exactly matching the particle but with opposite charge. For the electron there should be an "antielectron", for example, identical in every way but with a positive electric charge. The insight opened the possibility of entire galaxies and universes made of antimatter." Physicists have observed the light spectrum of antimatter for first time http://www.sciencealert.com/physicists-have-observed-the-light-spectrum-of-antimatter-for-first-time "After two decades of trying, physicists at CERN have reported the first ever measurement of the light emitted by an antimatter atom, revealing that antihydrogen is the exact mirror image of regular hydrogen. The result, which finally confirms what has long been predicted by the laws of physics, opens up a new way of testing Einstein's special theory of relativity, and could help us answer one of the biggest mysteries in modern physics - why is there so much more regular matter than antimatter in the Universe?" ____________________ 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
Views: 2842234 Seeker
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: 417082 Seeker
The Golden Ratio vs. The Rule of Thirds
 
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When it comes to photography, there is a debate whether or not the Golden Ratio is better than the Rule of Thirds. Join Tara as she discusses the importance of these. Read More: What is the ‘Golden Ratio’ and why is it better than the ‘Rule of Thirds?’ http://photo.stackexchange.com/questions/8965/what-is-the-golden-ratio-and-why-is-it-better-than-the-rule-of-thirds “Somebody recently told me that I will be able to compose more pleasing pictures if I use the Golden Ratio instead of the Rule of Thirds, and that the Rule of Thirds was an inferior way to compose photographs.” How to Use the Golden Ratio to Improve Your Photography http://www.apogeephoto.com/may2014/how-to-use-the-golden-ratio-to-improve-your-photography.shtml “The Golden Ratio has been used as a powerful composition tool for centuries. It is a design principle based on the ratio of 1 to 1.618.” ____________________ 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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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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NASA's Plan To Use A Giant Magnet To Make Mars Habitable
 
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NASA might have a plan to make Mars habitable, and it would involve a giant space magnet. We Found New Planets. No, You Can't Live There - https://youtu.be/9IEteg3ms3g Sign Up For The Seeker Newsletter Here - http://bit.ly/1UO1PxI Read More: Mars' atmosphere stripped by solar winds, NASA says https://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/06/science/space/mars-atmosphere-stripped-away-by-solar-storms-nasa-says.html?_r=0&mtrref=undefined&gwh=960DFDF31E5F9677BB724A1705737078&gwt=pay&assetType=nyt_now Maven Mission reveals speed of solar wind stripping martian atmosphere http://news.agu.org/press-release/maven-mission-reveals-speed-of-solar-wind-stripping-martian-atmosphere/ NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) mission has identified the process that appears to have played a key role in the transition of the Martian climate from an early, warm and wet environment that might have supported surface life to the cold, arid planet Mars is today. It's Official: NASA Announces Mars' Atmosphere Was Stripped Away by Solar Winds http://www.sciencealert.com/live-updates-nasa-is-announcing-what-happened-to-mars-atmosphere-right-now We finally have an understanding of how Mars transformed from a once habitable, Earth-like planet into the dry world we see today. NASA researchers have just announced that Mars' once rich atmosphere was stripped away by solar winds in the early days of the Solar System, causing the planet to dry out. A future Mars environment for science and exploration http://www.hou.usra.edu/meetings/V2050/pdf/8250.pdf This may sound "fanciful" but new research is starting to emerge revealing that a miniature magnetosphere can be used to protect humans and spacecraft. Writer: Alex Parkin ____________________ 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
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How Scientists Can Slow Down Time
 
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The faster you are moving, the slower time moves! Trace is here to discuss time dilation, and how it’s so monumental that scientists were able to measure it in a lab! Read More: Time dilation measured at 40 percent of the speed of light - in a lab http://arstechnica.com/science/2014/09/time-dilation-measured-at-40-percent-of-the-speed-of-lightin-the-lab/ “Einstein is most famous for general relativity, which is really a theory of gravity.” Time Dilation http://www.phy.olemiss.edu/HEP/QuarkNet/time.html “It turns out that as an object moves with relativistic speeds a "strange" thing seems to happen to its time as observed by ‘us’ the stationary observer (observer in an inertial reference frame).” Test of Time Dilation Using Stored Li+ Ions as Clocks at Relativistic Speed http://journals.aps.org/prl/abstract/10.1103/PhysRevLett.113.120405 Synopsis: Relativity is Right on Time, Again http://physics.aps.org/synopsis-for/10.1103/PhysRevLett.113.120405 “Special relativity predicts that a twin in a high-speed rocket, as viewed by his Earth-bound brother, will have a slower-ticking clock.” Real-World Relativity: The GPS Navigation System http://www.astronomy.ohio-state.edu/~pogge/Ast162/Unit5/gps.html “People often ask me ‘What good is Relativity?’ It is a commonplace to think of Relativity as an abstract and highly arcane mathematical theory that has no consequences for everyday life. This is in fact far from the truth.” How Special Relativity Works http://science.howstuffworks.com/science-vs-myth/everyday-myths/relativity10.htm “In order to attempt to prove this theory of time dilation, two very accurate atomic clocks were synchronized and one was taken on a high-speed trip on an airplane.” Hafele and Keating Experiment http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/relativ/airtim.html “During October, 1971, four cesium atomic beam clocks were flown on regularly scheduled commercial jet flights around the world twice, once eastward and once westward, to test Einstein's theory of relativity with macroscopic clocks.” Time Dilation Calculator http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=time+dilation+calculator ____________________ 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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How To Start Your Own Compost
 
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Here in San Francisco, residents are given a free bin to collect compost materials. This is in an effort to eliminate all waste in landfills. Tara explains how you can make your own compost bin right in your backyard! Learn more about the Stuff to Blow Your Mind Science Awards Contest: http://www.stufftoblowyourmind.com/science-awards Read More: How to Get Started With Composting http://www.onegreenplanet.org/lifestyle/how-to-get-started-with-composting/ "Landfills are one of the biggest producers of greenhouse gases, but the big tragedy is that, according to the EPA, at least 23 percent of the U.S. Solid Waste stream is made up of perfectly compostable materials!" Composting At Home http://www2.epa.gov/recycle/composting-home "Compost is organic material that can be added to soil to help plants grow. Food scraps and yard waste currently make up 20 to 30 percent of what we throw away, and should be composted instead." Composting http://eartheasy.com/grow_compost.html "Composting is a simple way to add nutrient-rich humus which fuels plant growth and restores vitality to depleted soil. It's also free, easy to make and good for the environment." San Francisco tops list of 'green' cities in survey http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/nation/environment/2011-06-29-green-cities-environment-recycling-San-Francisco_n.htm "On trash day in San Francisco, bins in three colors line the streets, each with a different purpose." No Garden? You Can Still Compost http://www.thekitchn.com/composting-without-a-garden-189247 "If you don't have a garden, or curbside compost, you might think composting isn't for you. But guess what - you can still join the compost party, even if you're an apartment dweller or suffer from a black thumb." Watch More: Paper or Plastic? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vhmg6l_WNSE TestTube Wild Card http://testtube.com/dnews/dnews-440-skipping-meals?utm_campaign=DNWC&utm_medium=DNews&utm_source=YT Are Vegetarians Better for the Earth? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vKSDmBe-mvE ____________________ 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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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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How Creativity And Mental Illness Are Linked
 
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Studies have shown a higher incidence of mental disorders in those who are highly creative. Does creativity lead to madness or does madness lead to creativity? Does Being Messy Make You More Creative ►►►► http://dne.ws/1LXCfjk Read More: New study claims to find genetic link between creativity and mental illness http://www.theguardian.com/science/2015/jun/08/new-study-claims-to-find-genetic-link-between-creativity-and-mental-illness “Results imply creative people are 25% more likely to carry genes that raise risk of bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. But others argue the evidence is flimsy.” Is neuroticism fueled by overthinking? http://medicalxpress.com/news/2015-08-neuroticism-fueled-overthinking.html “Isaac Newton was a classic neurotic. He was a brooder and a worrier, prone to dwelling on the scientific problems before him as well as his childhood sins. But Newton also had creative breakthroughs.” Fine Line Revealed Between Creativity and Insanity http://www.livescience.com/9330-fine-line-revealed-creativity-insanity.html “History suggests that the line between creativity and madness is a fine one, but a small group of people known as schizotypes are able to walk it with few problems and even benefit from it.” ____________________ 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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Will Teleportation Ever Be Possible?
 
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Forget electric cars, teleportation is the real transportation of the future! OK, that might be a stretch, but scientists actually have had some luck making this sci-fi fantasy a reality... sort of. Trace looks at the current state of teleportation research. Read More: Beam Me Up, Scotty? That Might Take Some Time http://news.discovery.com/space/beam-me-up-scotty-that-might-take-a-while-130731.htm "Alas, apart from a tiny handful of experiments on entangled photons, teleportation is, in a practical sense, pure science fiction." How Teleportation Will Work http://science.howstuffworks.com/science-vs-myth/everyday-myths/teleportation.htm "Ever since the wheel was invented more than 5,000 years ago, people have been inventing new ways to travel faster from one point to another." Teleportation and Wormholes: The Science of 'Jumper' http://www.livescience.com/2306-teleportation-wormholes-science-jumper.html "When scientists talk about teleportation, they don't typically mean teleporting matter from one place to another as in the new movie. Rather, teleportation involves capturing the essential information about something - its "quantum state" - to recreate it exactly someplace else." Why Don't We Have Teleportation? http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/digital/fact-vs-fiction/why-dont-we-have-teleportation-15015958 "Theoretical physicist and unstoppable optimist Michio Kaku thinks humanity will achieve a version of teleportation in the real world." Quantum teleportation done between distant large objects http://physicsworld.com/cws/article/news/2013/jun/11/quantum-teleportation-done-between-distant-large-objects "The macroscopic quantum spin state of caesium atoms held in a vessel has been teleported to a second vessel 50 cm away - according physicists in Denmark, Spain and the UK, who have performed the feat." Will we just teleport from place to place in the future? http://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/onlinestuff/snot/will_we_just_teleport_from_place_to_place_in_future.aspx "Believe it or not, scientists have managed to 'teleport' some things already. But as for 'beaming up', Star Trek-style, either there's no hope at all... or we're a very long way off." To infinity and beyond: teleporting humans into space http://www2.le.ac.uk/offices/press/press-releases/2013/july/to-infinity-and-beyond-teleporting-humans-into-space "To begin the teleportation process, every human that is teleported will need to be represented in transferable data." Watch More: Future Transportation http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VA9-R5X6Fkw Flying Cars? Meh. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5NmeRB4gLpA The Taser http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vkncV-CVg6g ____________________ 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 Anthony Carboni on Twitter http://twitter.com/acarboni Laci Green on Twitter http://twitter.com/gogreen18 Trace Dominguez on Twitter http://twitter.com/trace501 DNews on Facebook http://facebook.com/dnews DNews on Google+ http://gplus.to/dnews Discovery News http://discoverynews.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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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/
Views: 154770 Seeker
There’s a New Form of Matter in Town: EXCITONIUM!
 
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Physicists have finally proved the existence of a new form of matter, but the way they did it might just blow your mind. Quantum Teleportation Is Real, Here's How It Works - https://youtu.be/yb38jozeDOs Read More: Physicists excited by discovery of new form of matter, excitonium https://physics.illinois.edu/news/article/24114 “Excitonium has a team of researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign… well… excited! Professor of Physics Peter Abbamonte and graduate students Anshul Kogar and Mindy Rak, with input from colleagues at Illinois, University of California, Berkeley, and University of Amsterdam, have proven the existence of this enigmatic new form of matter, which has perplexed scientists since it was first theorized almost 50 years ago.” Astronomers Capture the First ‘Image' of the Dark Matter That Holds the Universe Together https://www.seeker.com/space/astronomy/astronomers-capture-the-first-image-of-the-dark-matter-that-holds-the-universe-together “Researchers have produced what they say is the first composite image of a dark matter filament that connects galaxies together. ‘This image moves us beyond predictions to something we can see and measure,’ said Mike Hudson, co-author of a new study published in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society.” There's A New Form Of Matter That Exists In Four Dimensions! https://www.seeker.com/theres-a-new-form-of-matter-that-exists-in-four-dimensions-2245968595.html “Time crystals actually move at their 'resting state' or their 'ground state' - that's when atoms have the lowest amount of energy. They're like a ball that is forever in motion. In other words, they are always unstable, down to the atomic level. They are the first non-equilibrium matter ever created!” ____________________ 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 hosted by Trace Dominguez
Views: 295905 Seeker
The International Hunt for the Ghost Particle
 
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This mega science experiment wants to solve one of the biggest mysteries in science today: what happened after the Big Bang? This Is The Only Place Antimatter Can Survive In The Universe https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XD8Q3Mb1Q4I&t=107s Subscribe! https://www.youtube.com/user/DNewsChannel Read More: What is a Neutrino? https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/what-is-a-neutrino/ “A neutrino is a subatomic particle that is very similar to an electron, but has no electrical charge and a very small mass, which might even be zero.” An Invisible Particle Could Be The Building Block For Some Incredible New Technology http://www.businessinsider.com/why-you-should-care-about-neutrinos-2013-12 “An invisible and almost massless particle could be the building block for some incredible new technology.” A Short History Of The Mysterious Disappearing Neutrinos https://www.npr.org/sections/13.7/2015/10/07/446372157/a-short-history-of-the-mysterious “Neutrinos are very weird particles. Proposed by Wolfgang Pauli in 1930, they are known as "ghost particles" for their uncanny ability to fly through matter practically as if it didn't exist.” ____________________ 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/ Written & Produced by Lauren Ellis Edited by Lee Cofer Mould
Views: 1177991 Seeker
5 Surprising Uses For Gold
 
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We all know how monetarily valuable gold is, but it could be even more valuable than you'd think! Not only does bling make you look cooler, but gold also has other helpful uses... from a chemotherapy alternative, to protecting astronauts from harmful cosmic rays. Join Trace as he lists out 5 alternative uses for gold that you might not have known before! Don't miss Discovery's epic three-night event! Klondike premieres Monday, January 20th at 9|8c on Discovery Read More: Gold Nanoparticles and Tea Compound Treat Prostate Cancer with Fewer Side Effects Than Chemotherapy http://phys.org/news/2012-07-gold-nanoparticles-tea-compound-prostate.html "Currently, large doses of chemotherapy are required when treating certain forms of cancer, resulting in toxic side effects." 10 Surprising Uses of Commodities http://www.usfunds.com/slideshows/10-surprising-uses-of-commodities/#.UtRK0mRDtBI "Commodities play an important role in our everyday lives-our houses are made of many resources, such as lumber and aluminum, and are heated with coal or natural gas." Gold Treatment http://www.orthop.washington.edu/?q=patient-care/articles/gold-treatment.html "Gold is an effective medicine for controlling some types of arthritis and related diseases. In some people it helps relieve joint pain and stiffness reduce swelling and bone damage and reduce the chance of joint deformity and disability." Number of Cars Worldwide Surpasses 1 Billion; Can the World Handle This Many Wheels? http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2011/08/23/car-population_n_934291.html "The number of cars on the world's roads surpassed one billion last year, according to a study that has spurred debate on what the rapidly-growing car population will mean for the world's economy and environment." Nanostellar - NASA http://www.nasa.gov/content/nanostellar/#.UtR2AmRDtBI "Nanostellar develops advanced nanomaterial catalysts for an array of applications that include emissions control, energy efficiency, and the synthesis of chemical and fuels." World Gold Council - Uses - Technology http://www.gold.org/technology/uses "Gold has a long and fascinating history of use in a diverse range of industries and applications." Watch More: The Truth About Diamonds http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mjUCAMFVjaY TestTube Wild Card http://testtube.com/dnews/dnews-440-skipping-meals?utm_campaign=DNWC&utm_medium=DNews&utm_source=YT Why We Need Rare Earth Elements https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xqoQfN9DgNs ____________________ 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 Anthony Carboni on Twitter http://twitter.com/acarboni Laci Green on Twitter http://twitter.com/gogreen18 Trace Dominguez on Twitter http://twitter.com/trace501 DNews on Facebook http://facebook.com/dnews DNews on Google+ http://gplus.to/dnews Discovery News http://discoverynews.com
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New Discovery Could Unlock Graphene's Full Potential
 
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It's time for an update on graphene, that super material of the future! Scientists have come up with some new ways of making it that are easier and cheaper than ever before. Charge Your Cell Phone In 5 Seconds - https://youtu.be/ZwiTIzkF4cw Sign Up For The Seeker Newsletter Here - http://bit.ly/1UO1PxI Read More: The Story of Graphene http://www.graphene.manchester.ac.uk/explore/the-story-of-graphene/ "Fascination with this material stems from its remarkable physical properties and the potential applications these properties offer for the future. Although scientists knew one atom thick, two-dimensional crystal graphene existed, no-one had worked out how to extract it from graphite." Scientists cook up material 200 times stronger than steel out of soybean oil http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-01-31/scientists-cook-up-super-strong-graphene-out-of-soybean-oil/8223686 "Many production techniques involve the use of intense heat in a vacuum, and expensive ingredients like high-purity metals and explosive compressed gases. Now a team of Australian scientists has detailed how they turned cheap everyday ingredients into graphene under normal air conditions. They said the research, published today in the journal Nature Communications, may open up a new avenue for the low-cost synthesis of the highly sought-after material." Physicists patent detonation technique to mass-produce graphene https://phys.org/news/2017-01-physicists-patent-detonation-technique-mass-produce.html "Forget chemicals, catalysts and expensive machinery-a Kansas State University team of physicists has discovered a way to mass-produce graphene with three ingredients: hydrocarbon gas, oxygen and a spark plug. Their method is simple: Fill a chamber with acetylene or ethylene gas and oxygen. Use a vehicle spark plug to create a contained detonation. Collect the graphene that forms afterward." ____________________ 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 Seeker on Twitter http://twitter.com/seeker Trace Dominguez on Twitter https://twitter.com/tracedominguez DNews on Facebook https://facebook.com/DiscoveryNews DNews 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
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Why Is Waking Up So Hard?
 
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Do you have a hard time waking up? You’re not alone! Sleep Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL6uC-XGZC7X5HgCMHEDTxCg7ZwfKxYC6o Read More: Waking Up Is Hard to Do https://medium.com/matter/waking-up-is-hard-to-do-c720dc9617a8 “Mark Twain once wrote, ‘I have tried getting up early, and I have tried getting up late - and the latter agrees with me best.’” ____________________ 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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Since Mass Exists, Can There Be Negative Mass?
 
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Media outlets claim researchers have created negative mass, but what they really created is negative 'effective' mass, which is a little different. Black Holes And Gravitational Waves Might Help Us Find Dark Matter - https://youtu.be/C68b9EGksuI Sign Up For The Seeker Newsletter Here - http://bit.ly/1UO1PxI Read More: Cosmologists Prove Negative Mass Can Exist In Our Universe https://medium.com/the-physics-arxiv-blog/cosmologists-prove-negative-mass-can-exist-in-our-universe-250a980320a7 "Today, Saoussen Mbarek and Manu Paranjape at the Université de Montréal in Canada say they've found a solution to Einstein's theory of general relativity that allows negative mass without breaking any essential assumptions. Their approach means that negative mass can exist in our universe provided there is a reasonable mechanism for producing it, perhaps in pairs of positive and negative mass particles in the early universe." 'Negative mass' created at Washington State University https://news.wsu.edu/2017/04/10/negative-mass-created-at-wsu/ "A negative effective mass can be realized in quantum systems by engineering the dispersion relation. A powerful method is provided by spin-orbit coupling, which is currently at the center of intense research efforts. Here we measure an expanding spin-orbit coupled Bose-Einstein condensate whose dispersion features a region of negative effective mass. We observe a range of dynamical phenomena, including the breaking of parity and of Galilean covariance, dynamical instabilities, and self-trapping." Anti-Gravity and Anti-Mass https://www.npl.washington.edu/av/altvw14.html "But perhaps there is a loophole in the equations of Newton and Einstein. This AV column concerns the idea of negative mass, one such potential loophole. This idea too has been anticipated in science fiction. In Gene Wolfe's The Citadel of the Autarch, the fourth volume of the "Book of the New Sun" trilogy, the Autarch transports the wounded Severian in a "flier". He explains that it obtains its lift from a boulder-size chunk of antimatter iron which is repelled by gravity rather than attracted. The question which we will consider here is whether antimatter, or more generally negative mass, could provide negative gravity and gravitational repulsion in this way." ____________________ 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.
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The Four Fundamental Forces Of Physics Explained
 
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Theoretical physics is very complicated, and there is still a lot we don't know about how the universe works. Trace and Julian are here to discuss the four fundamental forces of physics, and why we're still unsure about a lot of things. Follow Julian on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jhug00 Read More: New particle could help physicists understand subatomic glue https://www.sciencenews.org/article/new-particle-could-help-physicists-understand-subatomic-glue "The discovery of a particle about three times as hefty as a proton may lead to insights into the force that holds the nucleus of an atom together." What are the Fundamental Forces of Physics? http://physics.about.com/od/physics101thebasics/f/fund_forces.htm "The fundamental forces (or fundamental interactions) of physics are the ways that individual particles interact with each other." What are the four fundamental forces of nature? http://science.howstuffworks.com/environmental/earth/geophysics/fundamental-forces-of-nature.htm "As you sit in front of your computer reading this article, you may be unaware of the many forces acting upon you." Fundamental Forces http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/forces/funfor.html "A force which can hold a nucleus together against the enormous forces of repulsion of the protons is strong indeed." Where Does Gravity Come From? http://www.universetoday.com/75705/where-does-gravity-come-from/ "Gravity. The average person probably doesn't think about it on a daily basis, but yet gravity affects our every move." General Physics: Gravity http://helios.gsfc.nasa.gov/qa_gp_gr.html#gravsource ____________________ 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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Super Bacteria Has a New Enemy: The CRISPR Pill
 
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Scientists are developing a CRISPR pill that can fight superbugs. Can we modify bacteria's DNA to make it self destruct? What is CRISPR & How Could It Edit Your DNA? - https://youtu.be/SyAo51IYgUw 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: Edible CRISPR Could Replace Antibiotics https://www.technologyreview.com/s/604126/edible-crispr-could-replace-antibiotics/ "CRISPR is the powerful gene-editing technology already being explored as a way to precisely edit human genes to cure diseases. But the technology's versatility is such that it's being studied for a huge range of other uses." The Trail of Antibiotic-Resistant Superbugs Leads Back to the First Land Animals https://www.seeker.com/health/medicine/the-trail-of-antibiotic-resistant-superbugs-leads-back-to-the-first-land-animals "One of today's biggest biohazards may have its roots in the days before the dinosaurs, when animals first started crawling onto land." Italian Soil Yields a New Antibiotic That Can Fight Drug-Resistant Bacteria https://www.seeker.com/health/medicine/italian-soil-yields-a-new-antibiotic-that-can-fight-drug-resistant-bacteria "Antibiotic-resistant superbugs are one of the biggest public health menaces right now, infecting at least 2 million Americans each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention." ____________________ 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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Why Most Students Ditch Math & Science Majors
 
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Math and Science majors are pretty popular choices for incoming college students, but that popularity fades pretty quick. New research shows students quickly change majors when they realize they're gonna have to work really hard. And as Trace tells us, this attitude has serious consequences. Read More: Math, Science Popular Until Students Realize They're Hard http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2013/07/08/math-science-popular-until-students-realize-theyre-hard/ "Math and science majors are popular until students realize what they're getting themselves into, according to new research." A Major in Science? Initial Beliefs and Final Outcomes for College Major and Dropout http://www.nber.org/papers/w19165 "Taking advantage of unique longitudinal data, we provide the first characterization of what college students believe at the time of entrance about their final major, relate these beliefs to actual major outcomes, and, provide an understanding of why students hold the initial beliefs about majors that they do." Watch More: Women In Science http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WMwvNZMqUw0 Robots Stealing Jobs http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dMZDgvLRObE Pick Your Poison: Cyanide http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JDBrdEF5UcE&feature=c4-overview-vl&list=PLy_MdHDhCQ6mljhWJq8k0oam2nrQBojWY ____________________ 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 Anthony Carboni on Twitter http://twitter.com/acarboni Laci Green on Twitter http://twitter.com/gogreen18 Trace Dominguez on Twitter http://twitter.com/trace501 DNews on Facebook http://facebook.com/dnews DNews on Google+ http://gplus.to/dnews Discovery News http://discoverynews.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/
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Why Did China Send a Probe to the Far Side of the Moon?
 
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For the first time in history, there is a rover on the far side of the moon and the Chang’e 4 mission is just beginning to explore this hidden side. How Close Are We to Completely Mapping the Ocean? - https://youtu.be/KoOxTV3QIrM Read More: China’s Chang’e-4 Launches on Mission to the Moon’s Far Side https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/07/science/china-moon-change-4.html “The rover will land in the 110-mile-wide Von Kármán crater. It is on the far side of the moon, which is always facing away from Earth. (The moon is what planetary scientists call “tidally locked” to the rotation of the Earth. That is, its period of rotation — its day — is the same as the time it takes to make one orbit around Earth.)” China set to launch first-ever spacecraft to the far side of the Moon https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-07562-z “The ultimate goal of the China National Space Administration (CNSA) is to create a Moon base for future human exploration there, although it has not announced when that might happen. Chang’e-4 will be the country’s second craft to ‘soft’ land on the lunar surface, following Chang’e-3’s touchdown in 2013.” Geological Characteristics of Von Kármán Crater, Northwestern South Pole‐Aitken Basin: Chang'E‐4 Landing Site Region https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1029/2018JE005577 “The South Pole‐Aitken (SPA) basin on the farside of the Moon is the largest known impact structure in the solar system. It is the key area to answer several important questions about the Moon, including its internal structure and thermal evolution. We outline the geologic history of an important area (Von Kármán crater) within SPA.”
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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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The New Solution To Our Nuclear Waste Problem
 
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According to some scientists, we must begin using more nuclear power in order to prevent global warming from accelerating. But that creates a huge nuclear waste problem. But scientists at the University of Sheffield think they might have found a very unique way of handing it that could make nuclear waste a problem of the past. Read More: Nuclear Fuel Processes http://www.nei.org/Knowledge-Center/Nuclear-Fuel-Processes "Nuclear power plants do not burn any fuel. Instead, they use uranium fuel, consisting of solid ceramic pellets, to produce electricity through a process called fission." What is Uranium? How Does it Work? http://www.world-nuclear.org/info/Nuclear-Fuel-Cycle/Introduction/What-is-Uranium--How-Does-it-Work-/ "On a scale arranged according to the increasing mass of their nuclei, uranium is one of the heaviest of all the naturally-occurring elements (Hydrogen is the lightest). Uranium is 18.7 times as dense as water." Managing Radioactive Materials & Waste http://www.epa.gov/radiation/manage.html "Any activity that produces or uses radioactive materials generates radioactive waste. Mining, nuclear power generation, and various processes in industry, defense, medicine, and scientific research produce by products that include radioactive waste. Radioactive waste can be in gas, liquid or solid form, and its level of radioactivity can vary. " Radioactive Waste Management http://www.world-nuclear.org/info/Nuclear-Fuel-Cycle/Nuclear-Wastes/Radioactive-Waste-Management/ "All parts of the nuclear fuel cycle produce some radioactive waste (radwaste) and the relatively modest cost of managing and disposing of this is part of the electricity cost, i.e. it is internalised and paid for by the electricity consumers." How does nuclear waste disposal work? http://science.howstuffworks.com/nuclear-waste-disposal.htm "Nuclear waste epitomizes the double-edged sword of modern technology. It's a toxic and radioactive byproduct of nuclear medicine, nuclear weapons manufacturing and nuclear power plants. In short, it's the type of waste that reflects one of humankind's greatest leaps in technology, but it also demonstrates our inability to deal with our own advances." A New Approach to Military Nuclear Waste http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/11/06/a-new-approach-to-military-nuclear-waste/?_r=0 "The United States has many pressing nuclear waste problems, but the worst may be the leftovers from the manufacturing of nuclear weapons." This company cleans up nuclear waste by turning it into glass http://grist.org/list/this-company-cleans-up-nuclear-waste-by-turning-it-into-glass/ "Among all of the terrible ways to get rid of nuclear waste, there's one that stands above the rest for being a little less horrible: turning the radioactive parts into glass, a process called 'vitrification.'" Glass Offers Improved Means of Storing Nuclear Waste, Researchers Say http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/08/120822101115.htm "University of Sheffield researchers have shown, for the first time, that a method of storing nuclear waste normally used only for High Level Waste (HLW), could provide a safer, more efficient, and potentially cheaper, solution for the storage and ultimate disposal of Intermediate Level Waste (ILW)." Nuclear Power Needed To Slow Climate Change, Experts Say http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/04/nuclear-power-needed_n_4211792.html "Some of the world's top climate scientists say wind and solar energy won't be enough to head off extreme global warming, and they're asking environmentalists to support the development of safer nuclear power as one way to cut fossil fuel pollution." A Message from Dr. Kerry Emanuel http://bit.ly/1fc6Dpu "As climate and energy scientists concerned with global climate change, we are writing to urge you to advocate the development and deployment of safer nuclear energy systems." Watch More: How Nuclear Power Saves Lives http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rW2uXnoBYhE TestTube Wild Card http://testtube.com/dnews/dnews-264-strange-eating-disorder-ramen-addiction?utm_source=YT&utm_medium=DNews&utm_campaign=DNWC Are Wind and Solar Power Worth It? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2UCaCUH4BLY ____________________ ____________________ 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 Anthony Carboni on Twitter http://twitter.com/acarboni Laci Green on Twitter http://twitter.com/gogreen18 Trace Dominguez on Twitter http://twitter.com/trace501 DNews on Facebook http://facebook.com/dnews DNews on Google+ http://gplus.to/dnews Discovery News http://discoverynews.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/
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Chernobyl's Massive Radiation Shield Is Preventing Nuclear Fallout
 
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The damaged Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant still holds 200 tons of nuclear fuel and if it were to leak into the atmosphere, the consequences would be catastrophic. So the world came together to find a way to seal the radiation and the result is a megastructure like we've never seen before. Where Do We Store Nuclear Waste? https://youtu.be/Nkt95IhNqjU We would like to thank The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development for providing us with video assets for this episode. For more information on their involvement with the New Safe Confinement, visit: http://www.ebrd.com/what-we-do/sectors/nuclear-safety/chernobyl-new-safe-confinement.html 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_c... 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
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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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Is Anything Truly Random?
 
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In 2012, scientists developed a system to predict what number a rolled die would land on. Is anything truly random or is it all predictable? Can Game Theory Help A Presidential Candidate Win? - http://bit.ly/2bMqILU Sign Up For The Seeker Newsletter Here - http://bit.ly/1UO1PxI Read More: On Fair And Randomness http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0890540109001369 "We investigate the relation between the behavior of non-deterministic systems under fairness constraints, and the behavior of probabilistic systems. To this end, first a framework based on computable stopping strategies is developed that provides a common foundation for describing both fair and probabilistic behavior. On the basis of stopping strategies it is then shown that fair behavior corresponds in a precise sense to random behavior in the sense of Martin-Löf's definition of randomness." Predicting A Die Throw http://phys.org/news/2012-09-die.html "Vegas, Monte Carlo, and Atlantic City draw people from around the world who are willing to throw the dice and take their chances. Researchers from the Technical University of Lodz, Poland, have spotted something predictable in the seemingly random throw of the dice." HTG Explains: How Computers Generate Random Numbers http://www.howtogeek.com/183051/htg-explains-how-computers-generate-random-numbers/ "Computers generate random number for everything from cryptography to video games and gambling. There are two categories of random numbers - "true" random numbers and pseudorandom numbers - and the difference is important for the security of encryption systems." ____________________ 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 Special thanks to Jules Suzdaltsev for hosting DNews! Check Jules out on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jules_su
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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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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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Can Quantum Entanglement Explain Gravity?
 
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Until now theories about quantum physics were negated by gravity, but can entanglement actually help explain gravity? Are We Living In A Holographic Universe ►►►►http://dne.ws/1tUskC5 Sign Up For The TestTube Newsletter Here ►►►►http://dne.ws/1McUJdm Read More: Quantum 'spookiness' passes toughest test yet http://www.nature.com/news/quantum-spookiness-passes-toughest-test-yet-1.18255 "Experiment plugs loopholes in previous demonstrations of 'action at a distance', against Einstein's objections - and could make data encryption safer." Is the universe a hologram? http://phys.org/news/2015-04-universe-hologram.html "Describing the universe requires fewer dimensions than we might think. New calculations show that this may not just be a mathematical trick, but a fundamental feature of space itself." ____________________ 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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The Large Hadron Collider Explained
 
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The LHC is getting a serious upgrade, but what does this mean? What does it do in the first place? Subatomic Particles Explained In 4 Minutes: http://dne.ws/1ApXLcq Read More: Taking the Large Hadron Collider to the Max http://spectrum.ieee.org/aerospace/astrophysics/taking-the-large-hadron-collider-to-the-max “These four fixes will double the power of the world’s greatest physics machine.” How the Higgs Boson Was Found http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/how-the-higgs-boson-was-found-4723520/?no-ist=&page=2 “Nearly a half-century ago, Peter Higgs and a handful of other physicists were trying to understand the origin of a basic physical feature: mass.” W and Z bosons http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/W_and_Z_bosons The Large Hadron Collider http://home.web.cern.ch/topics/large-hadron-collider “The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is the world’s largest and most powerful particle accelerator.” Supersymmetry http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supersymmetry ____________________ 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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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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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 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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We Got Our DNA Tested, Here's How It Actually Works
 
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Trace and Amy get their DNA test results, and we talk to an expert about how scientists actually get genetic information out of DNA. How To Make Blood Glow Like On CSI - https://youtu.be/j8JmSGpjjK0?list=PL6uC-XGZC7X6OMFVzMUQfjWAUyFWNNU8V Sign Up For The Seeker Newsletter Here - http://bit.ly/1UO1PxI Read More: How does DNA testing work? http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/0/20205874 "Parental, forensic and genetic testing look for similarities in the genetic markers between two biological samples. Because all cells in the body contain exactly the same DNA, samples can be taken from almost anywhere in the body, including skin, hair follicles, blood and other bodily fluids." How is genetic testing done? https://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/primer/testing/procedure Once a person decides to proceed with genetic testing, a medical geneticist, primary care doctor, specialist, or nurse practitioner can order the test. Genetic testing is often done as part of a genetic consultation. Genetic tests are performed on a sample of blood, hair, skin, amniotic fluid (the fluid that surrounds a fetus during pregnancy), or other tissue. The family history: the first genetic test, and still useful after all those years? http://www.nature.com/gim/journal/v14/n1/full/gim0b013e3182310bcfa.html#ref-link-16 "The family history has its origins in genealogy and over the past century has become embedded in clinical practice. Its importance in specialized circumstances is unquestioned but largely untested. Moreover, the relevance of the family history to common diseases, especially in an era of genomic markers that convey risk and the emphasis on 'personalized medicine,' must be given careful scrutiny." ____________________ 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 Seeker on Twitter http://twitter.com/seeker Trace Dominguez on Twitter https://twitter.com/tracedominguez DNews on Facebook https://facebook.com/DiscoveryNews DNews 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 Amy Shira Teitel for co-hosting DNews! Check Amy out on Twitter: https://twitter.com/astVintageSpace Written by: Trace Dominguez
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