How Electricity Actually Works

From 1veritasium, 2veritasium, or sciencium. This video is sponsored by Brilliant. The first 200 people to sign up via https://brilliant.org/veritasium get 20% off a yearly subscription. Special thanks to: Bruce Sherwood, Ruth Chabay, Aaron Titus, and Steve Spicklemore https://matterandinteractions.org VPython simulation: http://tinyurl.com/SurfaceCharge Richard Abbott from Caltech Electrical Engineering YouTubers: Electroboom: https://www.youtube.com/c/Electroboom Alpha Phoenix: https://www.youtube.com/c/AlphaPhoenixChannel eevblog:…

The Most Powerful Computers You’ve Never Heard Of

From 1veritasium, 2veritasium, or sciencium. Analog computers were the most powerful computers for thousands of years, relegated to obscurity by the digital revolution. This video is sponsored by Brilliant. The first 200 people to sign up via https://brilliant.org/veritasium get 20% off a yearly subscription. Thanks to Scott Wiedemann for the lego computer instructions – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5X_Ft4YR_wU…

The Mystery of Snowflakes

From 1veritasium, 2veritasium, or sciencium. Dr Ken Libbrecht is the world expert on snowflakes, designer of custom snowflakes, snowflake consultant for the movie Frozen – his photos appear on postage stamps all over the world. This video is sponsored by Brilliant. The first 200 people to sign up via https://brilliant.org/veritasium get 20% off a yearly…

How 1 Person Can Expose The Identities of 1000

From 1veritasium, 2veritasium, or sciencium. Your genetic code is probably already in a database, without you ever giving a sample or permission. This video is sponsored by Brilliant. The first 200 people to sign up via https://brilliant.org/veritasium get 20% off a yearly subscription. ▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀ A huge thanks to Paul Holes, Billy Jensen, Brett Williams, Dr…

Clickbait is Unreasonably Effective

From 1veritasium, 2veritasium, or sciencium. The title and thumbnail play a huge role in a video’s success or failure. Check out http://kiwico.com/Veritasium50 for 50% off your first month of any subscription! ▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀ Special thanks to Patreon supporters: Alvaro Naranjo, Burt Humburg, Blake Byers, Dumky, Mike Tung, Evgeny Skvortsov, Meekay, Ismail Öncü Usta, Paul Peijzel, Crated…

Why You Should Want Driverless Cars On Roads Now

From 1veritasium, 2veritasium, or sciencium. How close are we to having fully autonomous vehicles on the roads? Are they safe? In Chandler, Arizona a fleet of Waymo vehicles are already in operation. Waymo sponsored this video and provided access to their technology and personnel. Check out their safety report here: https://waymo.com/safety/ ▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀ References: Waymo Safety…

How a slinky falls in slow motion #shorts

From 1veritasium, 2veritasium, or sciencium. This is not just true of slinkies – if you release a steel rod from the top, the top really starts falling before the bottom. If you hit a tennis ball with a racket, a wave has to travel from the strings to your hand before you feel it –…

The Biggest Myth In Education

From 1veritasium, 2veritasium, or sciencium. You are not a visual learner — learning styles are a stubborn myth. Part of this video is sponsored by Google Search. Special thanks to Prof. Daniel Willingham for the interview and being part of this video. Special thanks to Dr Helen Georigou for reviewing the script and helping with…

Could Netflix Fix Science?

From 1veritasium, 2veritasium, or sciencium. Researchers spend much of their time writing grant applications, which adds up to a lot of wasted resources. Is there a better way to fund science? Special thanks to Profs. Kevin Gross and Carl T. Bergstrom. Their paper "Contest models highlight inherent inefficiencies of scientific funding competitions" https://arxiv.org/abs/1804.03732

A Billion Years of Moon Impacts Illuminates Earth’s History

From 1veritasium, 2veritasium, or sciencium. A study just published reveals the moon experienced a dramatic increase in cratering rates about 300 million years ago. This corroborates evidence of a similar increase in Earth impacts. The paper is: The Earth and Moon impact flux increased at the end of the Paleozoic Sara Mazrouei, Rebecca R. Ghent,…

Anti Social Media

From 1veritasium, 2veritasium, or sciencium. The main reason I don’t like social media. What do you think? Do you agree with me or not? I noticed a few years ago that on Facebook I was doing complicated calculations like: Do I actually like this post? Yes/No Do I want the person to know I like…

How to Film in the Ultraviolet

From 1veritasium, 2veritasium, or sciencium. Filming in UV requires removing a filter, getting UV-transparent lenses and getting a good filter to block all other light. I got my hot mirror removed here: http://ve42.co/UVcam That is an affiliate link so by ordering through the link, LifePixel will give a commission back to me. If you don’t…

How Earth Creates Its Magnetic Field

From 1veritasium, 2veritasium, or sciencium. How turbulent convection currents in Earth’s outer core make its magnetic field This video is a prequel to one that will appear here: http://ve42.co/Spin Huge thank you to Prof. Jon Aurnou who spent a lot of time explaining how planetary magnetic fields are created. He changed a lot of my…

Will Robots Take Our Jobs?

From 1veritasium, 2veritasium, or sciencium. In short, yes they will, continuing the trend of humans working less. This video was sponsored by "Robot-Proof" written by Northeastern University’s President, Joseph E. Aoun. Learn more here: https://goo.gl/hqBDLA When I think about robots taking our jobs, I am neither of the opinion that we need to panic amidst…

Why YouTube Used to Prefer Quality

From 1veritasium, 2veritasium, or sciencium. Almost four years ago I made a video about quality vs quantity on YouTube. Reflecting on how the platform is working in 2017 I find that quantity (frequency) has become significantly more important and quality less so. I’m not saying this is my recommendation for how people should make channels,…

5 Bad Reasons to Ditch the Paris Climate Agreement

From 1veritasium, 2veritasium, or sciencium. I’ve heard a lot of reasons for withdrawing from the Paris climate agreement but none of them makes sense to me. Here are some links that support my thinking: BC Carbon tax and impact: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Columbia_carbon_tax Popular opinion about the Paris Climate Agreement: https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/was-trumps-paris-exit-good-politics/ http://climatecommunication.yale.edu/publications/paris_agreement_by_state/ India and China pledges: http://www.climatechangenews.com/2017/05/15/india-china-track-exceed-paris-climate-pledges/ Exxon…

How Should We Teach Science?

From 1veritasium, 2veritasium, or sciencium. Reflecting on the implications for education of Gunn and Drew. Original video: http://ve42.co/GunDrew Did you notice that Gunn and Drew were named that way so they rhyme with one and two, helping reduce any sort of confusion you might have in associating each character with the right system. Thinking Fast…

6-Letter DNA!

From 1veritasium, 2veritasium, or sciencium. Scientists have created living bacteria with two extra letters of genetic code, nicknamed X, and Y for short. Help me make Sciencium: http://ve42.co/JoinUs For more info: http://ve42.co/SAsynthEcoli Animated by Kyle Norby Life has been evolving on earth for about 3.7 billion years. In spite of its diversity, all living things…

Why is the Sun Slowing Down?

From 1veritasium, 2veritasium, or sciencium. The outer layer of the sun is slowing down, something we’ve known for decades but haven’t been able to figure out until now. Supported by Google Making & Science: http://youtube.com/makingscience References: A Poynting-Robertson-like drag at the Sun’s surface Ian Cunnyngham, Marcelo Emilio, Jeff Kuhn, Isabelle Scholl, Rock Bush https://arxiv.org/ftp/arxiv/papers/1612/1612.00873.pdf https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poynting–Robertson_effect…

Does Hot Water Freeze Faster Than Cold Water?

From 1veritasium, 2veritasium, or sciencium. Observations over millenia and numerous experiments claim that warmer water freezes faster than cold water under identical conditions. Supported by Google Making & Science #ScienceGoals http://youtube.com/makingscience References: Mpemba Effect: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mpemba_effect Questioning the Mpemba Effect: http://www.nature.com/articles/srep37665 Royal Society of Chemistry competition: http://www.rsc.org/learn-chemistry/resource/res00001018/the-mpemba-effect?cmpid=CMP00007615 Edited by Trevor Carlee

Immediacy

From 1veritasium, 2veritasium, or sciencium. What have you been putting off? And what do you think helps videos connect? I feel like scripts and time delays inhibit connection and I want to address that. Veritasium on Patreon: http://bit.ly/VePatreon