Now That’s What I Call A Dotty Professor [Video]

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Walter Lewin is a retired MIT physics professor with a doctorate in nuclear physics and a noted expert in using X-ray detection for astrophysics. He’s received honors from Nasa and a Guggenheim Fellowship, including recognition for his bringing science to a mass audience through online videos. But none of that is as impressive as his ability to […]

Incredible Optical Zoom Takes You To The Moon

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This stunning video was made using the Nikon P900 which has an impressive 83x optical zoom. [Via: Gizmodo]

One Step Closer to Skynet: IBM Uses Blu-Ray Tech For Artificial Brain

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IBM has created artificial neurons that work in a way much closer to a human brain than previous efforts. It’s a step closer to creating computers that learn in the same way as humans. The project is the latest attempt to overcome the biggest weakness of computers: that in principle a processor can only do […]

Death From Space — Gamma-Ray Bursts Explained [Science Video]

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There are cosmic snipers firing Gamma-Ray Bursts at random into the universe. What are they and what happens if they hit us? Find out in the latest video from “In a Nutshell.” [Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell]

Octopuses Are Ridiculously Smart [Video]

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Octopuses are smart! They play with toys, pull off daring escapes, and are masters of disguise. But they’re also smart in a lot of ways that the human mind probably can’t comprehend. For example, they basically have independent brains in their arms! Press play to learn way more! [Sci Show]

Ice Bucket Challenge Pays Off Big Time

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The ALS Association says the money raised by the ‘ice bucket challenge’ craze has helped researchers identify a gene that contributes to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. That could provide a new route for providing therapy for the incurable disease. ALS is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. […]

The Pizza Equation: How to Get the Max Amount of Pizza for the Least Money [Video]

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Get the most out of pizza with some simple math! [ASAP Science]

Scientists Find Gold Makes Titanium Even Tougher

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Researchers have unintentionally created an alloy that’s four times harder than pure titanium. It could be an unexpected solution to knee and hip implants wearing out. The alloy is beta-Ti3Au, a combination of titanium and gold. A team lead by Professor Emilia Morosan of the Rice University in Houston originally created it as an experiment […]

A One Year Time-Lapse of Earth as Seen from 1 Million Miles Away [Video]

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On July 20, 2015, NASA released to the world the first image of the sunlit side of Earth captured by the space agency’s EPIC camera on NOAA’s DSCOVR satellite. The camera has now recorded a full year of life on Earth from its orbit at Lagrange point 1, approximately 1 million miles from Earth, where […]

ElectroBOOM Demonstrates The Awesome Properties of Graphite [Video]

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Graphite is one of the many interesting forms of carbon. And carbon I love! It morphs into coal, diamond, graphite, graphene, fullerenes, nanotubes, buckyballs and more, all with their own set of fantastic properties. Except for CO2, that causes global warming. But graphite is awesome! [ElectroBOOM]

Orchids: The Masters Of Lying, Cheating & Stealing [Science Video]

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Minute Earth takes a fascinating look at orchids, the ultimate masters of lying, cheating and stealing in the plant world. [Minute Earth]