Features the most insightful and informative videos on all areas of the sciences, history, philosophy, and the arts, with an additional focus on the values of Humanism, Freethought and methodological Skepticism.
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What Your Doctor Will Look Like In The Future
The hospitals of the future might be drastically different than the ones we go to today. It’s likely that we will no longer see things like stethoscopes and white lab coats, and we also might have supercomputers replacing doctors! Join Trace and Anthony and learn about the reasoning behind the drastic possible changes to the doctor’s office that we’re used to.
via DNews Channel.
Flow Battery Could Store Wind, Solar Power For Later Use
A big roadblock for renewable energy like solar and wind is that sometimes the power isn’t there when you need it (like at night) or there’s too much (like a windy day). Researchers at Harvard believe ‘flow’ battery technology could solve this issue.
via Live Science Videos.
How NASA’s Creating The Coldest Place In The Universe
Researchers are trying to create the coldest spot in the universe. Why? Because they can! Also, because it can teach us a lot about quantum mechanics, and we could study what happens to light and matter on an atomic level. Anthony breaks down how creating a really cold place could potentially teach us more about the governing laws of the universe.
via DNews Channel.
The First Volcano Power Plant!
Be blown away with this episode of SciShow News as Hank talks about using the power of one of earths most powerful energy sources: Volcanoes!
XP to Ubuntu with an 8yr old Hacktop - Computerphile
Rejuvenating an ‘ancient’ piece of technology for free with a new operating system. As Windows XP nears end-of-life, we look at whether we can re-purpose old bits of kit for free. Joe Nash gets hacking.
Raspberry Pi Hardware: http://youtu.be/sx2HjuZBuo0
Computer Science at the University of Nottingham: http://bit.ly/nottscomputer
This video was filmed and edited by Sean Riley.
Computerphile is a sister project to Brady Haran’s Numberphile.
EXTRA BITS - Hacktop Real-Time Boot Comparison - Computerphile
To give you an idea of the change from before, here are a few minutes showing the relative boot times. This laptop is Sean’s own machine which had largely fallen into disuse. Originally bought as a video editing machine in 2006 with successive updates and patches to XP Media Centre Edition, it had become slow enough to make him want to throw it through the nearest window each time he asked it to do a task! - Now, with an inexpensive SSD installed it is his machine of choice.
EXTRA BITS - Making a Bootable USB in Linux - Computerphile
EXTRA BITS on the XP to Ubuntu Story, here we see Joe re-build the bootable USB stick on his own machine in Ubuntu.
EXTRA BITS - Installing Ubuntu Permanently - Computerphile
EXTRA BITS on the XP to Ubuntu Story. Having tried Ubuntu first, Joe installs it permanently on the old laptop, formatting the hard drive and erasing XP and the Dell Media Centre OS in the process.
Bill Nye: 30 Seconds on Tying Bow Ties
We give Bill Nye 30 seconds to teach us how to tie a bow tie and he makes some whale noises.
Bill Nye is a Cornell-trained engineer who worked at Boeing before winning a gazillion Emmys and turning millions of kid onto science as “Bill Nye, the Science Guy.” The man also totally knows how to rock a bow tie.
The BIG picture on nanotechnology
Our experts are working with government and community groups to help Aussies capture all the benefits of nanotechnologies in a safe and socially responsible way.
Our nanosafety expert, Dr Maxine McCall, gives us the big picture on nanosafety.
Video transcript available here: http://www.csiro.au/news/transcripts/YouTubeTranscripts/2014/Feb/Nanosafety.html
Are Hand Dryers Better Than Paper Towels?
Handwashing is no joke, especially when wet hands can harbor a ton of bacteria. While hand dryers are better for the environment, overall, are they better than paper towels? Trace takes some time to get to the bottom of this viewer submitted question.
via DNews Channel.
Brainstorm - Episode 174 - Controlling Motors inside a Cell!
5 Facts You Didn’t Know About Charles Lindbergh
Charles Lindbergh was a pioneer in aviation, being the first person to fly solo over the Atlantic Ocean from New York to Paris. But he was also an author, inventor and explorer. Find out more about Charles Lindbergh on this week’s Discovery Lists.
via The Discovery Lists.
Seafloor Catches Waves to Generate Power
What do the champion surfers who gathered at the Mavericks Invitational have in common with an engineer? They all are looking to harness the power of big ocean waves.
Source: UC Berkeley
via Lab Equipment.