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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/
Views: 431582 Seeker
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: 1786649 Seeker
What Is Antimatter And Why Are We Searching For It?
 
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Scientists have been looking for antimatter since the early 1920’s. Is antimatter real? Did Scientists Create A New State Of Matter? ►►►► http://dne.ws/21MDMS6 Sign Up For The TestTube Newsletter Here ►►►► http://dne.ws/1McUJdm Read More: Physicists Probe Antimatter For Clues To How It All Began http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2015/11/04/454594496/physicists-probe-antimatter-for-clues-of-how-it-all-began “Matter has a counterpart called antimatter. Each kind of fundamental particle of matter has an antimatter nemesis lurking in the shadows. And true to science-fiction stereotype, if matter and antimatter ever meet, they annihilate in a flash of light.” Scientists trap antimatter long enough to study how it works http://www.theguardian.com/science/2011/jun/05/scientists-create-antimatter-study “In science fiction stories, antimatter pops up everywhere as a power source for spaceships or the active ingredient in diabolical bombs. In real life, though, this mysterious substance is elusive and scientists have never had much of it to play around with.” ____________________ DNews is dedicated to satisfying your curiosity and to bringing you mind-bending stories & perspectives you won't find anywhere else! New videos twice daily. Watch More DNews on TestTube http://testtube.com/dnews Subscribe now! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=dnewschannel DNews on Twitter http://twitter.com/dnews Trace Dominguez on Twitter https://twitter.com/tracedominguez Julia Wilde on Twitter https://twitter.com/julia_sci DNews on Facebook https://facebook.com/DiscoveryNews DNews on Google+ http://gplus.to/dnews Discovery News http://discoverynews.com Download the TestTube App: http://testu.be/1ndmmMq Sign Up For The TestTube Mailing List: http://dne.ws/1McUJdm
Views: 628942 Seeker
Psychopath vs. Sociopath: What’s The Difference?
 
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Nominate us for a Streamy Award! Click here to vote: http://dne.ws/1Qj6EOB The terms “psychopath” and “sociopath” are thrown around interchangeably these days, but there is a difference. Read More: What’s The Difference Between A Sociopath And A Psychopath? (Not Much, But One Might Kill You) http://www.medicaldaily.com/whats-difference-between-sociopath-and-psychopath-not-much-one-might-kill-you-270694 “Today, the terms “sociopath” and “psychopath” are used interchangeably — often as a nice way of avoiding “crazy” — yet in recent years the difference between “psychopath” and “sociopath” has become as widely pronounced as the scientific difference between shell shock and post-traumatic stress disorder, which is to say it’s massive.” Psychopaths Might Have an Impaired Empathy Circuit http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/psychopaths-might-have-an-impaired-empathy-circuit/ “When most of us imagine someone in pain, we feel uncomfortable and want to help.” Neurological basis for lack of empathy in psychopaths http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/09/130924174331.htm “When individuals with psychopathy imagine others in pain, brain areas necessary for feeling empathy and concern for others fail to become active and be connected to other important regions involved in affective processing and decision-making, reports a new study.” Psychopaths' brains wired to seek rewards, no matter the consequences http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/03/100314150924.htm “The brains of psychopaths appear to be wired to keep seeking a reward at any cost, new research finds. The research uncovers the role of the brain's reward system in psychopathy and opens a new area of study for understanding what drives these 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 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
Views: 1945455 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: 850751 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: 3106382 Seeker
The X3 Ion Thruster Is Here, This Is How It'll Get Us to Mars
 
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The X3 is made possible thanks to a collaboration among NASA, Aerojet Rocketdyne, the Caltech Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and the University of Michigan. It's a new type of propulsion engine that smashed records during test firings. This engine and other electric propulsion systems will help us reach distant planets faster than ever before. How NASA’s Rover Team Reimagined Mars 2020 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O9YBPRF3o5w& Subscribe! https://www.youtube.com/user/DNewsChannel Thruster for Mars mission breaks records https://news.umich.edu/thruster-for-mars-mission-breaks-records/ An advanced space engine in the running to propel humans to Mars has broken the records for operating current, power and thrust for a device of its kind, known as a Hall thruster. Plasmadynamics & Electric Propulsion Laboratory http://pepl.engin.umich.edu/ The PEPL mission: Make electric propulsion (EP) devices more efficient and of better performance Understand spacecraft integration issues that could impede the widespread use of these devices on scientific, commercial, and military spacecraft Identify non-propulsion applications of EP systems NASA Plans to Build a Moon-Orbiting Space Station: Here's What You Should Know https://www.space.com/41763-nasa-lunar-orbiting-platform-gateway-basics.html This outpost, known as the Lunar Orbital Platform-Gateway, will help humanity extend its footprint out into deep space and also enable a variety of interesting scientific and commercial activities on and around the moon, NASA officials have said. ____________________ Seeker inspires us to see the world through the lens of science and evokes a sense of curiosity, optimism and adventure. Visit the Seeker website https://www.seeker.com/ Subscribe now! https://www.youtube.com/user/DNewsChannel Seeker on Twitter http://twitter.com/seeker Seeker on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SeekerMedia/ Seeker http://www.seeker.com/
Views: 835523 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: 1210178 Seeker
Why Can't We Remember Being Babies?
 
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Why can't we recall being born? It was kind of a big day, so you'd think we'd remember. Anthony looks at how the inner workings of a baby's brain differs from that of a full grown adult. Read More: When Do Babies Become Conscious? http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2013/04/baby-consciousness/ "For everyone who's looked into an infant's sparkling eyes and wondered what goes on in its little fuzzy head, there's now an answer." Babies Have Consciousness, Study Finds http://www.livescience.com/28848-babies-have-consciousness.html "Infants have a conscious experience of the world at as early as 5 months of age, new research finds." Why Don't We Remember Being Babies? http://www.lifeslittlemysteries.com/1026-why-dont-we-remember-being-babies.html "Virtually nobody has memories from very early childhood — but it's not because we don't retain information as young children." Can a person remember being born? http://science.howstuffworks.com/life/remember-birth.htm "Psychologists refer to this inability of most adults to remember events from early life, including their birth, as childhood amnesia." Why Can't You Remember Being a Baby? http://mentalfloss.com/article/12330/why-cant-you-remember-being-baby "There are probably blackout periods you can't remember at all from your childhood, and the memories you do have are likely hazy and garbled." ____________________ DNews is dedicated to satisfying your curiosity and to bringing you mind-bending stories & perspectives you won't find anywhere else! Watch More http://www.youtube.com/dnewschannel Subscribe http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzWQYUVCpZqtN93H8RR44Qw?sub_confirmation=1 DNews Twitter http://twitter.com/dnews Anthony Carboni Twitter http://twitter.com/acarboni Laci Green Twitter http://twitter.com/gogreen18 Trace Dominguez Twitter https://twitter.com/trace501 DNews Facebook http://facebook.com/dnews DNews Google+ http://gplus.to/dnews DNews Website http://discoverynews.com
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This New Form of Light Is a Physical Molecule, Here’s How We Made It
 
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Shooting photons through a rubidium gas cloud has some surprising results: photonic molecules. Are we one step closer to light crystals? Quantum Teleportation Is Real, Here's How It Works - https://youtu.be/yb38jozeDOs Read More: Scientists Create a New Form of Light by Linking Photons https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/scientists-link-photons-and-create-new-form-light-180968184/#GaguaoDkSm2Yd052.99 “It’s a glimpse of science fiction made fact: Scientists have created a new form of light that could someday be used to build light crystals.” Is It a Light Wave or a Particle? https://www.wired.com/2013/07/is-light-a-wave-or-a-particle/ “It’s in your physics textbook, go look. It says that you can either model light as an electromagnetic wave or you can model light a stream of photons. You can’t use both models at the same time.” Atomic Decay Test Investigates How Matter and Antimatter Coexist in the Universe https://www.seeker.com/space/astrophysics/atomic-decay-test-investigates-how-matter-and-antimatter-coexist-in-the-universe “A never-before-seen type of radioactivity could explain why matter, including humans, exists today. And now a team of physicists has launched an experiment to find the oddball phenomenon.” ____________________ Seeker inspires us to see the world through the lens of science and evokes a sense of curiosity, optimism and adventure. Visit the Seeker website https://www.seeker.com/videos Subscribe now! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=dnewschannel Seeker on Twitter http://twitter.com/seeker Trace Dominguez on Twitter https://twitter.com/tracedominguez Seeker on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SeekerMedia/ Seeker http://www.seeker.com/ Special thanks to Julian Huguet for writing this episode of Seeker! Check Julian out on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jhug00 This episode of Seeker was written by Trace Dominguez
Views: 511104 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/
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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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New Fusion Engine Gets to Mars in 30 Days
 
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The speed of space travel is about to make a huge leap forward--cutting a trip to Mars from an agonizing eight months to as little as 30 days! This is all thanks to a revolutionary nuclear fusion engine being tested right now. In this DNews video, Trace explains how it works and the impact it'll have. Read More: "How Far to Mars?" http://news.discovery.com/space/how-far-to-mars-130409.htm "How far away would Mars be if Earth were this big?" "If the Earth were 100 pixels wide..." http://www.distancetomars.com/ "Mars Oppositions" http://spider.seds.org/spider/Mars/marsopps.html "Mars Oppositions occur when planet Earth, on its inner orbit, passes between the Sun and planet Mars." "How fast can real spacecraft travel?" http://curiosity.discovery.com/question/how-fast-spacecraft-travel "While many fictional spacecraft can achieve the speed of light and beyond, the real spacecraft that exist today still rely on conventional propulsion." "NASA-backed fusion engine could cut Mars trip down to 30 days" http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/04/10/nasa_fusion_engine_fast_mars_trip/ "NASA, and plenty of private individuals, want to put mankind on Mars." "Researchers developing fusion rocket to slash travel time of Mars missions" http://www.gizmag.com/mars-fusion-drive/26939/ "Traveling through deep space is a hazardous undertaking and choosing the right engine can mean the difference between a fast, successful mission and a slow one with mounting dangers of radiation sickness, equipment failures and personal conflicts." "Mission Design Architecture for the Fusion Driven Rocket" http://msnwllc.com/Papers/FDR_JPC_2012.pdf "The future of manned space exploration and development of space depends critically on the creation of a dramatically more proficient propulsion system for in-space transportation." DNews is a show about the science of everyday life. We post two new videos every day of the week. Watch More http://www.youtube.com/dnewschannel Subscribe http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzWQYUVCpZqtN93H8RR44Qw?sub_confirmation=1 DNews Twitter https://twitter.com/dnews Anthony Carboni Twitter: https://twitter.com/acarboni Laci Green Twitter https://twitter.com/gogreen18 Trace Dominguez Twitter https://twitter.com/trace501 DNews Facebook http://www.facebook.com/DNews DNews Google+ https://plus.google.com/u/0/106194964544004197170/posts DNews Website http://discoverynews.com/
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We’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: 1342912 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/
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How Close Are We to Fusion Energy?
 
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Fusion energy might be the safe, efficient, reliable and clean energy source that could save our planet. But, how close are we to a world where fusion energy is powering our homes? How Close Are We? Season 1 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8GDx7uM9Vdw&list=PL6uC-XGZC7X7LVtgieYMEcEcf-VOH1F4I Read More: MIT Achieves Breakthrough in Nuclear Fusion https://www.popularmechanics.com/science/energy/a27961/mit-nuclear-fusion-experiment-increases-efficiency/ “New experiments with helium-3 in a magnetic confinement tokamak have produced exciting results for the future of fusion energy, including a tenfold increase in ion energy.” A Dream of Clean Energy at a Very High Price https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/27/science/fusion-power-plant-iter-france.html “ITER, short for International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (and pronounced EAT-er), is being built to test a long-held dream: that nuclear fusion, the atomic reaction that takes place in the sun and in hydrogen bombs, can be controlled to generate power.” What is Fusion? https://www.livescience.com/23394-fusion.html “With its high energy yields, low nuclear waste production, and lack of air pollution, fusion, the same source that powers stars, could provide an alternative to conventional energy sources. But what drives this process?” ____________________ Seeker explains every aspect of our world through a lens of science, inspiring a new generation of curious minds. Join Seeker as we go in search of experts, academics and innovators who are racing to solve some of humanity’s biggest scientific challenges. We’ll dive into the facts and comb through the research to find the answers you’re looking for. Visit the Seeker website https://www.seeker.com/videos How Close Are We? on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/HowCloseAreWe/ Subscribe now! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=dnewschannel Seeker on Twitter http://twitter.com/seeker Seeker on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SeekerMedia/ Seeker http://www.seeker.com/
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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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Is This New Super Carbon Better Than Graphene?
 
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Scientists have been searching for schwarzites for decades, here’s how their discovery could change our world. How Supercapacitors Could Make Batteries a Thing of the Past - https://youtu.be/GeSvErqdmIM Read More: Generating carbon schwarzites via zeolite-templating http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2018/08/13/1805062115 "Nanocarbons can be characterized by their curvature—that is, positively curved fullerenes, zero-curved graphene, and negatively curved schwarzites. Schwartzites are fascinating materials but have not been synthesized yet, although disordered materials with local properties similar to schwarzites (“random schwarzites”) have been isolated." Simulations suggest graphene’s elusive cousin may become a reality https://cen.acs.org/physical-chemistry/computational-chemistry/Simulations-suggest-graphenes-elusive-cousin/96/web/2018/08 “Now, Berend Smit’s laboratories at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) and the University of California, Berkeley, have developed a computational method which suggests that some kinds of zeolite-templated carbons (ZTCs), including some that have been attempted in labs, are in fact Schwarzites. Smit credits the project’s success to collaboration between chemists and mathematicians in his group.” Long-sought carbon structure joins graphene, fullerene family http://news.berkeley.edu/2018/08/13/long-sought-carbon-structure-joins-graphene-fullerene-family/ “UC Berkeley chemists have proved that three carbon structures recently created by scientists in South Korea and Japan are in fact the long-sought schwarzites, which researchers predict will have unique electrical and storage properties like those now being discovered in buckminsterfullerenes (buckyballs or fullerenes for short), nanotubes and graphene.” ____________________ Elements is more than just a science show. It’s your science-loving best friend, tasked with keeping you updated and interested on all the compelling, innovative and groundbreaking science happening all around us. Join our passionate hosts as they help break down and present fascinating science, from quarks to quantum theory and beyond. Seeker explains every aspect of our world through a lens of science, inspiring a new generation of curious minds who want to know how today’s discoveries in science, math, engineering and technology are impacting our lives, and shaping our future. Our stories parse meaning from the noise in a world of rapidly changing information. Visit the Seeker website https://www.seeker.com/videos Elements on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SeekerElements/ Subscribe now! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=dnewschannel Seeker on Twitter http://twitter.com/seeker Seeker on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SeekerMedia/ Seeker http://www.seeker.com/
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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
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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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How Many Dimensions Does The Universe Have?
 
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Dimensions are complicated, and wrapping your mind around how many there are can give you a headache. Join Trace as he explains everything you should know about them. Read More: What is a dimension, and how many are there? http://science.howstuffworks.com/science-vs-myth/everyday-myths/dimension.htm "As you've probably noticed, we live in a world defined by three spatial dimensions and one dimension of time." Imagining Other Dimensions http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/physics/imagining-other-dimensions.html "For most of us, or perhaps all of us, it's impossible to imagine a world consisting of more than three spatial dimensions." 10 Dimensions http://www.universetoday.com/48619/10-dimensions/ "We all consider dimensions in general terms such as another reality or how we perceive the environment around us." How Many Dimensions Does the Universe Really Have? http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/blogs/physics/2014/04/how-many-dimensions-does-the-universe-really-have/ "An engineer, a mathematician and a physicist walk into a universe. How many dimensions do they find?" Extra dimensions, gravitons, and tiny black holes http://home.web.cern.ch/about/physics/extra-dimensions-gravitons-and-tiny-black-holes "Why is gravity so much weaker than the other fundamental forces?" Scientists suggest spacetime has no time dimension http://phys.org/news/2011-04-scientists-spacetime-dimension.html "The concept of time as a way to measure the duration of events is not only deeply intuitive, it also plays an important role in our mathematical descriptions of physical systems." Theoretical physics: The origins of space and time http://www.nature.com/news/theoretical-physics-the-origins-of-space-and-time-1.13613 "Many researchers believe that physics will not be complete until it can explain not just the behaviour of space and time, but where these entities come from." ____________________ 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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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
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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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Have We Engineered The Perfect Apple?
 
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It took over 30 years to create the perfect apple. Find out how scientists designed the Honeycrisp to be the best. What Happens If We Give A.I. The Ability To Remember Everything? - https://youtu.be/3Nq-9_SwC68 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: Crunch: Building a better apple http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2011/11/21/crunch Vintage Apple Art http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2013/04/old-apples-of-new-york-book-vintage-illustrations Fruit sleuths and nursery owners are fighting to save our nation's apple heritage http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/apples-of-your-eye-71328777/ Is The Honeycrisp Apple Engineered To Fail? https://www.wired.com/brandlab/2016/05/is-the-honeycrisp-apple-engineered-to-fail/ Beyond the Honeycrisp Apple https://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/04/dining/beyond-the-honeycrisp-apple.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_center?add_user=dnewschannel Seeker on Twitter http://twitter.com/seeker Written and Animated by Alex Parkin 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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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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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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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 This Experiment Will Change Particle Physics Forever!
 
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According to the Standard Model of Physics a proton should never decay, but what would happen if it did? Read More: How the death of one tiny particle could end the universe http://io9.com/5958012/how-one-tiny-particle-could-end-the-universe “No one has observed any evidence for proton decay. That might be disappointing professionally for physicists, but it's good news for the universe. If it turns out to be possible, proton decay could be the beginning of the end of everything.” ____________________ 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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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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What Happens When CRISPR Backfires?
 
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CRISPR is touted as a gene editing technology to change the world, but recent studies show that it might actually be doing more harm than good. Your Body Could Be Immune to CRISPR! Is This the End of Gene Editing? - https://youtu.be/ow4b7eg2ibc Read More: CRISPR gene editing is not quite as precise and as safe as thought https://www.newscientist.com/article/2174149-crispr-gene-editing-is-not-quite-as-precise-and-as-safe-as-thought/ “But in studies of mice and human cells, Bradley’s team has found that in around a fifth of cells, CRISPR causes deletions or rearrangements more than 100 DNA letters long. These surprising changes are sometimes thousands of letters long.” Doctors In China Lead Race To Treat Cancer By Editing Genes https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2018/02/21/585336506/doctors-in-china-lead-race-to-treat-cancer-by-editing-genes “Now he's back at the hospital to get an experimental treatment. It involves using cells from his own immune system, known as T cells, after they have been taken out of his body and genetically altered in a lab by the gene-editing tool called CRISPR.” 2 new CRISPR tools overcome the scariest parts of gene editing https://www.vox.com/2017/10/25/16527370/crispr-gene-editing-harvard-mit-broad “With CRISPR/Cas9, the changes to the genome, or the cell’s recipe book, are permanent. You can’t undo them. With REPAIR, since researchers can target single bits of ephemeral RNA, the changes they make are transient, even reversible.” ____________________ Elements is more than just a science show. It’s your science-loving best friend, tasked with keeping you updated and interested on all the compelling, innovative and groundbreaking science happening all around us. Join our passionate hosts as they help break down and present fascinating science, from quarks to quantum theory and beyond. Seeker explains every aspect of our world through a lens of science, inspiring a new generation of curious minds who want to know how today’s discoveries in science, math, engineering and technology are impacting our lives, and shaping our future. Our stories parse meaning from the noise in a world of rapidly changing information. Visit the Seeker website https://www.seeker.com/videos Elements on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SeekerElements/ Subscribe now! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=dnewschannel Seeker on Twitter http://twitter.com/seeker Seeker on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SeekerMedia/ Seeker http://www.seeker.com/
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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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NASA’s Cryosleep Chamber Could Help You Snooze Your Way to Mars
 
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NASA is teaming up with a company called SpaceWorks to create a sleeping pod that could get astronauts into deep space. How does it work? Thanks to Salad, We’re One Step Closer to Colonizing Space - https://youtu.be/9Vh4__TY78A Read More: The Hibernation Science In ‘Passengers’ Is Not Far From Reality https://www.popsci.com/hibernation-science-passengers-got-right “Before humans travel to another planet—and that day may be coming soon—a question will need to be answered: How will astronauts spend their time on a months- or years-long interplanetary voyage?” Can Humans Ever Harness the Power of Hibernation? https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/can-humans-ever-harness-power “Scientists want to know if astronauts can hibernate during long spaceflights. First, they need to understand what hibernation is.” How Scientists Plan To Send Hibernating Astronauts to Mars https://gizmodo.com/how-scientists-plan-to-send-hibernating-astronauts-to-m-1200941340 “A lot of things are falling into place for NASA's inevitable moonshot to Mars. (Mars-shot?) However, one of the original challenges remains one of the more elusive ones: How do you get the astronauts to live on a spaceship for six months without going crazy? You put them to sleep, that's how.” ____________________ Seeker inspires us to see the world through the lens of science and evokes a sense of curiosity, optimism and adventure. Visit the Seeker website https://www.seeker.com/videos Subscribe now! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=dnewschannel Seeker on Twitter http://twitter.com/seeker Trace Dominguez on Twitter https://twitter.com/tracedominguez Seeker on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SeekerMedia/ Seeker http://www.seeker.com/ This episode of Seeker was hosted by Trace Dominguez Written by: Megan Bates
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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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5D Storage Will Preserve Human History for Eternity
 
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Researchers have just discovered a way to preserve data forever in 5D. What exactly does that mean and how does it work? Our Brains Can Store 10x More Than We Thought! ►►►►http://bit.ly/1VCcV6B Sign Up For The TestTube Newsletter Here ►►►►http://bit.ly/1myXbFG Read More: Eternal 5D Data Storage Could Record the History of Humankind http://www.southampton.ac.uk/news/2016/02/5d-data-storage-update.page "Scientists at the University of Southampton have made a major step forward in the development of digital data storage that is capable of surviving for billions of years. Using nanostructured glass, scientists from the University's Optoelectronics Research Centre (ORC) have developed the recording and retrieval processes of five dimensional (5D) digital data by femtosecond laser writing." How CDs Work http://electronics.howstuffworks.com/cd3.htm "The incredibly small dimensions of the bumps make the spiral track on a CD extremely long. If you could lift the data track off a CD and stretch it out into a straight line, it would be 0.5 microns wide and almost 3.5 miles (5 km) long!" Researchers Raid the Fifth Dimension for 'Eternal Data Storage' http://www.wired.com/2013/07/5d-nanostructures/ "Modern storage technologies- from magnetic tape to Blue-ray discs to hard disks - hold data for only so long. If you want your data to last for any lengthy period of time - meaning many decades - you'd better copy to a new place every few years or so." ____________________ 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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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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Subatomic Particles Explained In Under 4 Minutes
 
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Although there’s no direct evidence of dark matter, things strongly suggest that it exist. Let’s explore the world of subatomic particles. Follow Julian on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jhug00 Read More: Scientists May Have Finally Detected A Dark Matter Signal http://www.iflscience.com/space/could-scientists-have-finally-detected-dark-matter-signal “Could scientists have finally spotted a signal from dark matter—the elusive, theoretical substance that’s thought to make up much of the universe?” Could Mystery Signal be First Detection of Dark Matter? http://news.discovery.com/space/astronomy/could-mystery-signal-be-first-detection-of-dark-matter-140812.htm “Through the analysis of light from distant galactic clusters, astronomers have detected a mysterious signal that they’re having a hard time explaining.” Sterile neutrino http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sterile_neutrino “Sterile neutrinos (inert neutrinos) are hypothetical particles (neutral leptons – neutrinos) that do not interact via any of the fundamental interactions of the Standard Model except gravity.” Regular Neutrinos http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neutrino#Direct_detection ____________________ DNews is dedicated to satisfying your curiosity and to bringing you mind-bending stories & perspectives you won't find anywhere else! New videos twice daily. Watch More DNews on TestTube http://testtube.com/dnews Subscribe now! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=dnewschannel DNews on Twitter http://twitter.com/dnews Trace Dominguez on Twitter https://twitter.com/tracedominguez Tara Long on Twitter https://twitter.com/TaraLongest DNews on Facebook https://facebook.com/DiscoveryNews DNews on Google+ http://gplus.to/dnews Discovery News http://discoverynews.com Download the TestTube App: http://testu.be/1ndmmMq
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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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Why People Taste Things Differently
 
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Everyone has different preferences when it comes to food, but why is that? Why the variation? As Anthony tells us, it's all down to something called papillae. Read More: FYI: Why Does Some Food Taste Bad To Some People And Good To Others? http://www.popsci.com/science/article/2012-03/fyi-why-does-some-food-taste-bad-some-people-and-good-others?src=SOC&dom=tw "People who have a lot of papillae—the bumps on our tongue, most of which house our taste buds—often find flavors overwhelming." How Taste Works http://science.howstuffworks.com/life/human-biology/taste2.htm "Until recently, scientists have accepted four basic tastes. You know them well -- sweet, salty, sour and bitter." How does our sense of taste work? http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0033701/ "A bitter pill, sour grapes or sweet nothings -- descriptions of taste are very often associated with strong emotions." How Does the Sense of Taste Work? http://www.wisegeek.org/how-does-the-sense-of-taste-work.htm "The sense of taste begins with the taste buds, located on top of the fungiform papillae, or the large bumps on the tongue." Watch More: How We See Colors: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nAbxfKPKorc Why Old Books Smell Good: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=12jqzw0ZhRQ Pick Your Poison: Ricin: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TojmYT4SmQQ ____________________ 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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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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Weird Things Your Body Does When You're Around Your Crush
 
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Love has some strong effects on our bodies. From blushing to sweating, why do we react the way we do when facing a crush? Why Cuddling Is So Good For You - https://youtu.be/fRQB_eJdpVM Sign Up For The Seeker Newsletter Here - http://bit.ly/1UO1PxI Thanks to our sponsor Kay Jewelers for supporting DNews! - https://www.kay.com/en/kaystore Read More: Eye-Opener: Why Do Pupils Dilate in Response to Emotional States? https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/eye-opener-why-do-pupils-dialate/ "For more than a century scientists have known that our eyes' pupils respond to more than changes in light. They also betray mental and emotional commotion. In fact, pupil dilation correlates with arousal so consistently that researchers use pupil size, or pupillometry, to investigate a wide range of psychological phenomena." How your body reacts when you fall in love http://www.cnn.com/2016/02/12/health/your-body-on-love/ "Kesha wasn't too far off when she described love as a drug, according to a 2010 study conducted at Rutgers University. Researchers concluded that falling in love is much like the sensation of feeling addicted to drugs with the release of euphoria, including brain chemicals like dopamine, oxytocin, adrenaline, and vasopressin." Why Do People Blush? http://www.livescience.com/32458-why-do-we-blush.html "Turns out, this cheek-coloring reaction is a universal human response to social attention. Everyone does it, some more than others. Common blushing triggers include meeting someone important, receiving a compliment, and when experiencing a strong emotion in a social situation." ____________________ 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 Written By: Natalia Reagan
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Inside the Race to See the Edge of the Universe
 
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We're in the middle of a billion dollar telescope building boom, with new ground based observatories racing to see first light in the 2020s. Why Don't We Have a Photo of a Black Hole Yet? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7fFL9oLNJOI&t=2s Read More: Giant Magellan Telescope https://www.gmto.org European Extremely Large Telescope https://www.eso.org/sci/facilities/eelt/ Overview of Adaptive Optics https://www.gmto.org/Resources/GMT-ID-01470-Chapter_9_AO.pdf 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/DNewsCha... Seeker on Twitter http://twitter.com/seeker Seeker on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SeekerMedia/ Seeker http://www.seeker.com/
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We 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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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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Could Galactic Walls Prove We're Wrong About The Universe?
 
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Astronomers have just found the biggest galaxy wall yet. What is a cosmic great wall, and how do we find them? Does This Discovery Prove There's Another Universe? ►►►►http://bit.ly/25uz6Cd Sign Up For The TestTube Newsletter Here ►►►► http://bit.ly/1myXbFG Read More: Biggest Thing in Universe Found-Defies Scientific Theory http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/01/130111-quasar-biggest-thing-universe-science-space-evolution/ "Talk about a whopper-astronomers have discovered a structure in the universe so large that modern cosmological theory says it should not exist, a new study says. Using data from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, an international team of researchers has discovered a record-breaking cluster of quasars-young active galaxies-stretching four billion light-years across." BOSS measures the universe to 1-percent accuracy http://esciencenews.com/articles/2014/01/08/boss.measures.universe.1.percent.accuracy "Today the Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey (BOSS) Collaboration announced that BOSS has measured the scale of the universe to an accuracy of one percent. This and future measures at this precision are the key to determining the nature of dark energy." Discovery of a Massive Supercluster System at z ? 0.47 http://arxiv.org/pdf/1602.08498v1.pdf "The large-scale structure of the Universe can be seen as the cosmic web of clusters and groups of galaxies connected by filaments, with under-dense voids between the over-dense regions. The largest over-dense, relatively isolated systems in the cosmic web are the superclusters of galaxies." ____________________ 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
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Graphene Could Solve the World's Water Crisis
 
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Turning saltwater into clean drinking water is an expensive, energy-intensive process, but could the wonder material graphene make it more accessible? New Discovery Could Unlock Graphene's Full Potential - https://youtu.be/J0ZMi83oUjk 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: Top 10 Uses for the World's Strongest Material https://www.seeker.com/top-10-uses-for-the-worlds-strongest-material-1767195089.html "Graphene is the world's new wonder material. It's the thinnest electronic material ever invented, consisting of a layer of carbon atoms just a single atom thick -- the atoms are arranged in a hexagonal pattern. It weighs almost nothing, coming in at only 0.77 grams for a square meter. But it's no lightweight. Graphene is 100 times stronger than steel of the same thickness. It conducts both heat and electricity better than copper, and has outstanding optical and mechanical properties. If it could be produced on an industrial scale, graphene might revolutionize fields such as electronics and even body armor." A Lucky Lab Accident Results in Bucketloads of Graphene https://www.seeker.com/a-lucky-lab-accident-results-in-bucketloads-of-graphene-2230364207.html Apparently, when it comes to making graphene, the 21st-century 'miracle material' taking manufacturing by storm, you can do things the hard way or the fun way. The hard ways - and there are dozens - all have their own complications. Some require high temperatures and long 'cooking' times, others require the use of hazardous chemicals like sulfuric acid or hydrazine. The easy way comes from physicists at Kansas State University, and the process is admirably straightforward: Fill a steel containment unit with oxygen and hydrocarbon gas, detonate it with the spark and, voila, a bucketload of soot-like graphene. Scrape it out and repeat. Graphene sieve turns seawater into drinking water http://www.manchester.ac.uk/discover/news/graphene-sieve-turns-seawater-into-drinking-water/ "Graphene-oxide membranes have attracted considerable attention as promising candidates for new filtration technologies. Now the much sought-after development of making membranes capable of sieving common salts has been achieved. New research demonstrates the real-world potential of providing clean drinking water for millions of people who struggle to access adequate clean water sources. The new findings from a group of scientists at The University of Manchester were published today in the journal Nature Nanotechnology. Previously graphene-oxide membranes have shown exciting potential for gas separation and water filtration." ____________________ Seeker inspires us to see the world through the lens of science and evokes a sense of curiosity, optimism and adventure. Watch More Seeker on our website http://www.seeker.com/shows/ Subscribe now! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=dnewschannel Seeker on Twitter http://twitter.com/seeker Trace Dominguez on Twitter https://twitter.com/tracedominguez Seeker on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SeekerMedia/ Seeker on Google+ https://plus.google.com/u/0/+dnews Seeker http://www.seeker.com/ Sign Up For The Seeker Newsletter Here: http://bit.ly/1UO1PxI Special thanks to Julian Huguet for hosting and writing this episode of Seeker! Check Julian out on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jhug00
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We Could Back Up The Entire Internet On A Gram Of DNA
 
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Nature's code for life is stored in DNA, but what if we could code anything we wanted into DNA? Scientists are figuring out how. Pluto Could Be Made A Planet Again, Along With 102 Other Celestial Bodies - https://youtu.be/76hv6KOB-AI Sign Up For The Seeker Newsletter Here - http://bit.ly/1UO1PxI Get 15% off http://www.domain.com domain names and web hosting when you use coupon code SEEKER at checkout! Read More: Gold 'DNA Nanowires' Could Power Genetic Computers http://www.seeker.com/gold-dna-nanowires-could-power-genetic-computers-2088366768.html "A team of scientists in Germany, including Bezu Teschome and Artur Erbe of Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf, are working toward that goal. They've found a way to coat DNA-based nanowires in gold and conduct electricity. Their tiny, proof-of-concept wires could lead to DNA circuits and genetic computers that self-assemble from the molecule up." Soon you'll be backing up your hard drive using DNA http://io9.gizmodo.com/5935415/why-dna-is-the-future-of-data-storage "Now, a team of Harvard and Johns Hopkins geneticists has developed a new method of DNA encoding that makes it possible to store more digital information than ever before. We spoke with lead researcher Sriram Kosuri to learn why the future of archival data storage is in genetic code, and why his team's novel encoding scheme represents such an important step toward harnessing DNA's vast storage potential." Using Synthetic Biology to Engineer Membrane Proteins https://www.twistbioscience.com/blog/synthetic-biology-engineering-membrane-proteins/ "Synthetic DNA libraries have been used for many years to generate multiple versions of proteins to test. Researchers can order variant libraries containing many different sequence combinations to explore the possibility of improving the binding properties of antibodies or the catalytic activities of enzymes." ____________________ Seeker inspires us to see the world through the lens of science and evokes a sense of curiosity, optimism and adventure. Watch More Seeker on our website http://www.seeker.com/shows/ Subscribe now! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=dnewschannel Seeker on Twitter http://twitter.com/seeker Trace Dominguez on Twitter https://twitter.com/tracedominguez Seeker on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SeekerMedia/ Seeker on Google+ https://plus.google.com/u/0/+dnews Seeker http://www.seeker.com/ Sign Up For The Seeker Newsletter Here: http://bit.ly/1UO1PxI Written By: Trace Dominguez
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Swimming vs. Running: Which Is The Best For You?
 
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There has always been a constant debate as to which is the best form of exercise, so it's time science finds the answer. Read More: What's the Single Best Exercise? http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/17/magazine/mag-17exercise-t.html "Let's consider the butterfly. One of the most taxing movements in sports, the butterfly requires greater energy than bicycling at 14 miles per hour, running a 10-minute mile, playing competitive basketball or carrying furniture upstairs." Run vs. Swim? Statistician Says The Score Is In http://www.nytimes.com/1993/04/21/health/run-vs-swim-statistician-says-the-score-is-in.html "DR. HOWARD WAINER, a swimmer and statistician at the Educational Testing Service in Princeton, N.J., first began wondering if runners spend energy as efficiently as swimmers when he was an undergraduate in the early 1960's, and used to argue with his runner friends over whose workout was harder." ____________________ 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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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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How Birth Order Affects Who You Are
 
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Does the order you're born in really affect the kind of person you grow up to be? Trace explains if there's really the impact people say there is. Read More: How Birth Order Affects Your Personality http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=ruled-by-birth-order "But when scientists scrutinized the data, they found that the evidence just did not hold up. In fact, until very recently there were no convincing findings that linked birth order to personality or behavior." Birth Order Affects Child's Intelligence and Personality http://www.livescience.com/6852-birth-order-affects-childs-intelligence-personality.html "Birth order within families has long sparked sibling rivalry, but it might also impact the child's personality and intelligence, a new study suggests. First-borns are typically smarter, while younger siblings get better grades and are more outgoing, the researchers say." How Your Birth Order Can Influence Who You Are http://io9.com/how-your-birth-order-can-influence-who-you-are-1136567036 "As many parents can attest, siblings tend to be more different than alike. Some of this may be the result of our birth order, and how we're subsequently raised. What's more, birth order may influence our health and sexuality too. Here's what you need to know about how your birth rank affects your life." That Elusive Birth Order Effect and What it Means for You http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/fulfillment-any-age/201305/elusive-birth-order-effect-and-what-it-means-you "Only child, first-born, last-born, or somewhere in between. Where do you fit into the birth order of your family? Perhaps you've come to believe the myths both in your family and in psychology as a whole that your character, values, achievement strivings, and life success are determined by the family position that fate, and your parents, awarded to you." THE BIRTH ORDER EFFECT http://www.psychologies.co.uk/family/the-birth-order-effect.html "The order we're born in -- first, middle or youngest child -- is outside our control. So it can make us uncomfortable to think that our birth order can play a significant part in our success, our personality -- the direction of our life. Surely, these things are not set before we even get started?" Birth Order: Fun to Debate, but How Important? http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/08/health/08klas.html?_r=0 "The older girl was smart, neat and perfectly behaved in school; in her spare time, she won dance trophies. At every checkup, her mother would tell me what a good girl she was." Watch More: How Siblings Rule: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZCTMlws2M1Q How Siblings Suck: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tb80UFQD0nc The Introvert Advantage: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3qLpRW7Egkg&feature=c4-overview ____________________ 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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