Octopuses Can Smell, Feel, AND Think With Their Arms, Wait What? 0 (0)

From Seeker. Octopuses think, feel, and smell with their arms. Scientists are using them as inspiration for innovations in material science, medicine, and soft robotics. » Subscribe to Seeker! http://bit.ly/subscribeseeker » Visit our shop at http://shop.seeker.com They can change color. They can change shape and texture. They strategize, play, and solve puzzles. They’ve got three…

What We Lost When the Arecibo Observatory Collapsed 0 (0)

From Seeker. The Arecibo telescope, an icon in radio astronomy, has collapsed. Here’s the legacy it leaves behind. » Subscribe to Seeker! http://bit.ly/subscribeseeker » Watch more Elements! http://bit.ly/ElementsPlaylist » Visit our shop at http://shop.seeker.com The destruction of this iconic observatory was due to multiple cable malfunctions. The National Science Foundation hasn’t given any further details…

The Future Solar 0 (0)

From Seeker. We’ve made so much progress in solar technology since the 50s, so how close are we to seeing solar cars on our roadways? There are a few hurdles that the solar and auto industries need to overcome before we enter a future driven by solar-powered vehicles. But there are some already taking on…

A More Aerodynamic Future 0 (0)

From Seeker. Aerodynamic design for speed, stability, and precision steering is critically important to build a winning race car. We take a look at some unique designs for the 2019 World Solar Challenge, and meet up with the Stanford Team, who are already pushing to innovate for the next race.

What is the Battery of the Future? 0 (0)

From Seeker. There are many other battery types beyond lithium ion, and they may harbor capabilities like unprecedented charging speeds, high power capacity, and temperature stability. But each new design comes its own limitations. So, realistically, what could futuristic batteries look like?

How Do Lithium-Ion Batteries Work? 0 (0)

From Seeker. Made out of lightweight lithium and carbon, lithium ion batteries are favored for many rechargeable purposes. They have a high-energy density and can be recharged hundreds of times. But what makes Lithium-ion batteries so special?

Breaking Down Solar Panels 0 (0)

From Seeker. Solar is one of the fast growing energy sources in the world and photovoltaic cells are the key to collecting and converting that power. But — how does it work? And how much has this technology evolved in the last century since its inception?

Sun Power 0 (0)

From Seeker. The Sun is a massive, nuclear-powered ball of energy. How does it produce that energy, and what exactly is it sending down to Earth? This episode breaks down how the big ball of burning gas combines Hydrogen and Helium through nuclear fusion to create energy.

Introducing Light Speed: Powered by the Sun 0 (0)

From Seeker. Introduction to the Light Speed Learning Playlist and our learning objective — to gain a comprehensive understanding of solar energy from start to finish: how it is created by the sun, how technology converts it into a usable power source, and what the future of solar-powered vehicles could look like.

If the Coronavirus is Mutating, What Does That Mean For Us? 0 (0)

From Seeker. You’ve probably heard that SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic, is mutating. But what exactly does this mutation mean for us? » Subscribe to Seeker! http://bit.ly/subscribeseeker » Watch more Elements! http://bit.ly/ElementsPlaylist » Visit our shop at http://shop.seeker.com Mutations are essentially changes to an organism’s genetic material that can happen at any…

The Average Human Body Temperature ISN’T 98.6°F Anymore 0 (0)

From Seeker. The average human body temperature is 37 degrees Celsius, or 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit… right? Well, new studies have uncovered that the average human body temperature is actually lower than that…and it’s dropping. » Subscribe to Seeker! http://bit.ly/subscribeseeker » Watch more Elements! http://bit.ly/ElementsPlaylist » Visit our shop at http://shop.seeker.com In 1851 a German doctor…

The World’s First Commercially Available Flying Car Is Here And It’s Legal 0 (0)

From Seeker. The world’s first-ever commercial flying car was recently unveiled by Dutch vehicle manufacturer PAL-V. Here’s what that means for our roads (and our skies). » Subscribe to Seeker! http://bit.ly/subscribeseeker » Watch more Elements! http://bit.ly/ElementsPlaylist » Visit our shop at http://shop.seeker.com Starting with the undercarriage, which PAL-V credits as their main breakthrough. The company…

Racing A Solar Car Across The Australian Outback 0 (0)

From Seeker. And they’re off! Under the brutal desert sun, our competitors encounter their first roadblocks. Extreme heat, hazardous winds, and brush fires are all signs that the Australian Outback means business. But the dangers of experimental tech make it a lot worse – and a spontaneous car battery fire spells disaster for one team.…

Engineering the World’s Fastest Solar Race Cars 0 (0)

From Seeker. Welcome to LIGHT SPEED! Join Derek Muller of Veritasium to meet the minds (and understand the physics!) behind the world’s most advanced solar vehicles. They’ll race 2,000 miles across the Australian Outback to test their tech and teamwork, risking life and limb to build a better, more sustainable world.

Japan’s Breakthrough Asteroid Mission Is Finally Returning Home 0 (0)

From Seeker. The Hayabusa2 spacecraft is traveling millions of miles back to Earth with new samples of Ryugu asteroid. » Subscribe to Seeker!http://bit.ly/subscribeseeker » Watch more Countdown to Launch: http://bit.ly/CTLplaylist » Visit our shop at http://shop.seeker.com This NASA Spacecraft Could Unveil the Origins of Life – https://youtu.be/ougIjQXZ22w In 2014, the spacecraft launched from the Tanegashima…

Racing With The Sun | Light Speed Trailer 0 (0)

From Seeker. This is Light Speed! A 2,000 mile race against time and the elements inside the world’s most advanced solar vehicles as they trek through the Australian Outback. It’s a high-tech race you’ve never seen before where literally anything can go wrong at any moment and things can turn deadly in the blink of…

Fossil Hunting Is Entering a New Technological Age 0 (0)

From Seeker. Thanks to newly recovered fossils and breakthrough technologies, paleontologists can now reveal how life returned after the dinosaurs. This episode is made possible thanks to HHMI Tangled Bank Studios: https://to.pbs.org/3fhtghS » Subscribe to Seeker! http://bit.ly/subscribeseeker » Watch more Focal Point | https://bit.ly/2s0cf7w » Visit our shop at http://shop.seeker.com We’re able to digitally pull…

Scientists Can Now Prove That Climate Change Is Causing Natural Disasters 0 (0)

From Seeker. Across the world, climate events are getting more extreme. And while there’s little doubt that climate change is to blame, proving that fault for specific weather events hasn’t really been possible… until now. » Subscribe to Seeker! http://bit.ly/subscribeseeker » Watch more Elements! http://bit.ly/ElementsPlaylist » Visit our shop at http://shop.seeker.com An emerging field called…

Why We’re Seeing More Gravitational Wave Events Than Ever Before 0 (0)

From Seeker. LIGO and Virgo recently updated their gravitational-wave catalog with 39 new discoveries, including signals that could help us probe unresolved mysteries about the universe further than ever before. » Subscribe to Seeker! http://bit.ly/subscribeseeker » Watch more Elements! http://bit.ly/ElementsPlaylist » Visit our shop at http://shop.seeker.com On May 21, 2019, LIGO and Virgo detected gravitational…

This ‘Magic Ion’ in Your Tap Water Could Be Making You Happier 0 (0)

From Seeker. Tap water contains traces of lithium, a natural element that’s widely used as a mood-stabilizing treatment. Could this exposure be impacting our moods? » Subscribe to Seeker! http://bit.ly/subscribeseeker » Watch more Elements! http://bit.ly/ElementsPlaylist » Visit our shop at http://shop.seeker.com Sometimes referred to as the “magic ion,” this element’s name is lithium. And a…

This Frog-Killing Fungus Could Wipe Out Entire Species 0 (0)

From Seeker. Scientists at the Oakland Zoo are taking drastic measures to prevent mass extinctions of the yellow-legged frog. » Subscribe to Seeker! http://bit.ly/subscribeseeker » Watch more ReWild! http://bit.ly/rewildplaylist » Visit our shop at http://shop.seeker.com A recently discovered fungus in California’s Sierra Nevada Mountains have killed off over 80 percent of yellow-legged frog population. The…

Green Hydrogen Is Sparking a Revolution in Sustainable Energy 0 (0)

From Seeker. Hydrogen, an already viable substitute for fossil fuels, has been struggling to gain traction for years. But that could soon change, thanks to Europe’s ambitious targets for scaling up green hydrogen production. » Subscribe to Seeker! http://bit.ly/subscribeseeker » Watch more Elements! http://bit.ly/ElementsPlaylist » Visit our shop at http://shop.seeker.com Green Hydrogen can be pulled…