Flight Lessons from a World Champion Drone Racer 0 (0)

From PBS Terra. Two-time Drone Racing League Champion Jordan Temkin knows the feeling of personal flight. Come along for a ride with Jordan as we dive into the mechanics and the physics of FPV (First-Person View) drones. Thanks to the @Drone Racing League for collaborating with us on this episode! Subscribe to PBS Terra! –…

How Bison Are Saving America’s Lost Prairie 0 (0)

From PBS Terra. American prairies were once home to as many as 60 million bison. But when ranching and agriculture displaced elk and bison from the prairies, America’s grasslands all but disappeared. Now, the Nature Conservancy manages the largest remaining protected tract of tallgrass prairie in the entire world, the Joseph H. Williams Tallgrass Prairie…

Watching a Star Die 0 (0)

From PBS Terra. See the universe through one astronomer’s very high-powered lens… Subscribe so you never miss an episode: https://bit.ly/3mOfd77 More info below ↓↓↓ At the moment a star dies, astronomer Emily Levesque can see how time, space, and the universe all work. Emily Levesque studies the moment of mystery when a star dies —…

Who Made These Giant Desert Figures… and Why? 0 (0)

From PBS Terra. The three human figures and two animals that make up the Blythe Geoglyphs – or Blythe Giant Intaglios – are enormous. So big in fact, that they can’t be fully appreciated from the ground. But the figures were carved into the earth long before air travel was invented. So who made them…and…

Meet the Fire Lookout of Big Sky Country 0 (0)

From PBS Terra. Take the PBS Digital Studios annual survey: http://to.pbs.org/2020survey Check out PBS Terra’s new series Weathered: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=giDX6ByhWO8 Are real-life fire lookouts, like those popularized by the successful adventure game Firewatch, becoming obsolete with modern technology like aerial observers and observation satellites? Subscribe to PBS Terra! – https://bit.ly/3mOfd77 Meet Mark Hufstetler, a fire lookout…

How to Think Like an Octopus 0 (0)

From PBS Terra. To understand how extraterrestrials might think, one researcher points to the octopus. Subscribe so you never miss an episode: https://bit.ly/3mOfd77 More info below ↓↓↓ The place that the octopus evolved — the bottom of the sea — is so alien to us that it might as well be another planet. Some scientists,…