This Arctic Expedition is Freezing a Ship for an Entire Year, Here’s Why

From Seeker. Scientists have just embarked on the world’s largest Arctic expedition. And their methods are quite unique. » Subscribe to Seeker!http://bit.ly/subscribeseeker » Watch more Elements! http://bit.ly/ElementsPlaylist Last month, hundreds of researchers from all over the world started the largest-ever Arctic expedition aboard a ship just over 500 kilometers from the North Pole. The plan?…

Did Google Just Achieve ‘Quantum Supremacy’?

From Seeker. A leaked paper from Google claimed that a quantum computer demonstrated “quantum supremacy.” But what does that mean? » Subscribe to Seeker!http://bit.ly/subscribeseeker » Watch more Elements! http://bit.ly/ElementsPlaylist Quantum computers’ potential and the advantages they promise over classical computers all remain largely theoretical, and hypothetically speaking, it is predicted that quantum computers will be…

Could Ultracapacitors Realize Their Full Potential…With Laxatives?

From Seeker. The drawbacks of ultracapacitors means we’ll be stuck with batteries for a while. However, experiments with a new class of materials that are related to soap and laxatives (yes, laxatives) could change that. » Subscribe to Seeker!http://bit.ly/subscribeseeker » Watch more Elements! http://bit.ly/ElementsPlaylist Supercapacitors, or ultracapacitors, present an amazing opportunity to move away from…

This Underground Economy Exists in a Secret Fungi Kingdom

From Seeker. We now have a new understanding of the underground ecosystem. It turns out that fungi barter and trade with other organisms like little stockbrokers. » Subscribe to Seeker!http://bit.ly/subscribeseeker » Watch more Elements! http://bit.ly/ElementsPlaylist New research has revealed that fungi barter and trade with other organisms, meaning there’s basically an entire economy of nutrients…

Could Injecting Carbon Into the Earth Save Our Planet?

From Seeker. Carbon pollution is being sucked from the sky and injected into underground rocks—will Climeworks’ ambitious plan to stop climate change work? » Subscribe to Seeker! http://bit.ly/subscribeseeker » Watch more Elements! http://bit.ly/ElementsPlaylist Iceland is a land of majestic waterfalls, black sands, sparkling glaciers, and possibly one of the world’s wildest solutions for solving climate…

A Vaping-Related Illness Has Turned Deadly, Here’s What You Need to Know

From Seeker. Vaping has soared in popularity, with now more than 40 million users worldwide. But an unexplained respiratory illness has swept the U.S. in recent weeks, and many health investigators suspect that vaping might be to blame. » Subscribe to Seeker!http://bit.ly/subscribeseeker » Watch more Elements! http://bit.ly/ElementsPlaylist Vapes, vape pens, e-cigarettes—whatever you want to call…

Carbon Nanotubes Might Be the Secret Boost Solar Energy Has Been Looking For

From Seeker. One of the greatest challenges facing solar technology is wasted heat, but carbon nanotubes might be the high efficiency boost that solar cells need to succeed. » Subscribe to Seeker! http://bit.ly/subscribeseeker » Watch more Elements! http://bit.ly/ElementsPlaylist Scientists’ Crazy Plan to Power Solar Panels with E. Coli https://youtu.be/_XZGrZ3DeLg #Solar #Energy #EnvironmentalScience #Seeker #Science Read…

Engineered Bioweapons Are the New Security Threat, Here’s What You Need to Know

From Seeker. Bioweapons have been around for centuries, but with advances in synthetic biology we’re now able to make them from scratch. »Subscribe to Seeker! http://bit.ly/subscribeseeker »Watch more Focal Point | https://bit.ly/2lJeJUL Read More: The man who stopped America’s biological weapons program https://www.vox.com/future-perfect/2019/4/9/18301321/biological-weapons-xrisks-future-of-life-institute “Today, the use of biological weapons is almost unthinkable. But this wasn’t…

NASA’s TESS Is Getting Us One Step Closer To Another Earth, Here’s How

From Seeker. NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) discovered 21 planets outside our solar system during its first year in space. How does TESS categorize a planet? » Subscribe to Seeker! http://bit.ly/subscribeseeker » Watch more Elements! http://bit.ly/ElementsPlaylist #NASA #TESS #Space #Seeker #Science #Elements How Close Are We to Launching the James Webb Space Telescope? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UmvnwzhDhCE…

How Close Are We to Immortality?

From Seeker. Researchers are working to get to the bottom of longevity, unlocking the secrets to extending our lifespans well into our 100s… and beyond. » Subscribe to Seeker! http://bit.ly/subscribeseeker » Watch more How Close Are We | http://bit.ly/HCAWplaylist Longevity and anti-aging research: ‘Prime time for an impact on the globe’ https://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2019/03/anti-aging-research-prime-time-for-an-impact-on-the-globe/ “We currently live…

The World’s First Photo of Quantum Entanglement Could Disprove Einstein’s Theory

From Seeker. Einstein dubbed the idea of quantum entanglement as “spooky action at a distance.” Now for the first time ever, scientists have taken a picture of it. » Subscribe to Seeker!http://bit.ly/subscribeseeker » Watch more Elements! http://bit.ly/ElementsPlaylist Today we understand quantum entanglement as when a pair of particles that cross paths and interact with each…

A New Laser Technology Can See Inside Our Bodies Like Never Before

From Seeker. While X-rays can produce harmful radiation, a new technique using laser-induced sound waves provides highly detailed images of the structures in our bodies. » Subscribe to Seeker!http://bit.ly/subscribeseeker » Watch more Elements! http://bit.ly/ElementsPlaylist Photoacoustic imaging is an emerging imaging technique that shoots micro-pulses of laser light at a specimen or body part, which selectively…

Inside a Synthetic DNA Factory That’s Building New Forms of Life

From Seeker. In this DNA factory, organism engineers are using robots and automation to build completely new forms of life. »Subscribe to Seeker! http://bit.ly/subscribeseeker »Watch more Focal Point | https://bit.ly/2M3gmbK Ginkgo, a Boston company specializing in “engineering custom organisms,” aims to reinvent manufacturing, agriculture, bioweaponry, biodesign, and more. Biologists, software engineers, and automated robots are…

No, the Amazon Rainforest Doesn’t Produce 20% of Our Oxygen, Here’s Why

From Seeker. Contrary to popular belief, the Amazon forest doesn’t provide Earth with 20% of its oxygen supply. So how exactly do the fires currently destroying Earth’s largest remaining rainforest affect us? » Subscribe to Seeker! http://bit.ly/subscribeseeker » Watch more Elements! http://bit.ly/ElementsPlaylist The Amazon is the world’s largest remaining rainforest, covering between 6 to 8…

The World’s First MRI of a SINGLE Atom Is Here, and It Could Revolutionize Imaging

From Seeker. Magnetic resonance imaging is nothing new, but scientists were able to perform an MRI on a single atom. But how? » Subscribe to Seeker! http://bit.ly/subscribeseeker » Watch more Elements! http://bit.ly/ElementsPlaylist Scientists recently captured the smallest MRI ever while scanning an individual atom. The technique successfully reached a breakthrough level of resolution in the…

How This New State of Matter Is Made With Lasers, Crystals, and “Frustration”

From Seeker. Scientists were able to use lasers to create a “supercrystal.” The key to making this happen? Frustration. » Subscribe to Seeker!http://bit.ly/subscribeseeker » Watch more Elements! http://bit.ly/ElementsPlaylist A team of scientists managed to use a laser pulse to create a crystal with giant repeating structures that are much larger than those in ordinary crystals,…

Scientists Just Detected Two Supermassive Black Holes on a Collision Course

From Seeker. Scientists just discovered two supermassive black holes, each with a mass of more than 800 million suns. And they’re on a collision course with each other. » Subscribe to Seeker! http://bit.ly/subscribeseeker » Watch more Elements! http://bit.ly/ElementsPlaylist Supermassive black holes are…huge. The Milky Way’s own supermassive black hole, Sagittarius A*, is approximately 4 million…