How to Make Air Travel More Sustainable

From Motherboard. Our plane travel needs to become more sustainable, but how? Innovators around the world are working on solutions ranging from battery power to biofuels.  *This series is supported by DELTA. VICE News retains full editorial authority. Subscribe to MOTHERBOARD: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-To-MOTHERBOARD Follow MOTHERBOARD Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/motherboardtv Twitter: http://twitter.com/motherboard Tumblr: http://motherboardtv.tumblr.com/ Instagram: http://instagram.com/motherboardvice More videos from…

How Hydrogen Could Change the Energy Game | TechnoLogic

From Motherboard. For decades, clean hydrogen power has been touted as a potentially world-changing technology. But the hydrogen economy has never quite materialized. With an oncoming wave of government and institutional investment in hydrogen power, we spoke with two industry entrepreneurs: Enass Abo-Hamed, whose company H2GO offers solid-state hydrogen storage, and New Jersey’s Mike Strizki,…

Making Biodegradable Objects Out of Greenhouse Gases

From Motherboard. The Next 50 Years: Scientists are innovating solutions to transform harmful greenhouse gases into everyday objects like water bottles, sunglasses and wallets. It all centers around identifying unique bacteria, hidden in all corners of our planet – from inside a rabbit’s stomach to the depth of the ocean. Researchers are identifying these bacteria…

Inside a Carbon Negative Power Station

From Motherboard. In Iceland, at the edge of the Arctic Circle, scientists are creating the one of the first carbon negative power stations, using geothermal technology and a revolutionary carbon capture process. They’re now setting their sights exporting this ground-breaking technology to the world, by creating CO2 hubs, where lands rich in basalt can become…

Hunting Elusive Particles from Outer Space in Antarctica

From Motherboard. Neutrinos are one of nature’s most elusive subatomic particles. Countless trillions of them are streaming all around us, yet they almost never interact with matter, making them extremely difficult to study. Yet scientists at the IceCube Neutrino Observatory in Antarctica do manage to "see" these particles, and all it takes are thousands of…

Freezing Sperm to Fight Mass Extinction

From Motherboard. Through his nonprofit Nature’s SAFE, Tullis Matson collects and freezes sperm, eggs, and other genetic material from some of the world’s most endangered animals. These samples could, in theory, help make more of these creatures in the future, through cloning and other high-tech methods. Yet other scientists aren’t sure whether “frozen zoos” are…

Mission to Map 1.7 Billion Stars | The Space Show

From Motherboard. Launched in 2013, the European Space Agency’s Gaia space telescope is in the process of creating the most detailed star chart in the history of astronomy. With unequaled precision and detail, the movements of 1.7 billion stars are now available to scientists and the public. Gaia scientist Timo Prusti speaks with Motherboard’s Becky…

Robot Insects are Coming. But Can We Trust Them? | TechnoLogic

From Motherboard. We burrow into the world of robotic insects, a menagerie of mechanical cockroaches, bees, fleas, and flies. Insectile robots might one day accomplish tasks from search-and-rescue operations to pollinating crops. But there’s a dark side, a public paranoia about this tech, as seen in popular fiction that depicts robotic insects as tools for…

How to Grab an Asteroid | The Space Show

From Motherboard. NASA’s Origins Spectral Interpretation Resource Identification Security – Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) mission launched 2016 with the goal of visiting an asteroid called Bennu, grabbing a sample of rocks from the surface, and then delivering them back to scientists on Earth. Last year the spacecraft successfully nabbed a bunch of rocks, and is now…

How Soft Robotics is Changing Clothing | TechnoLogic

From Motherboard. We dive into the exploding field of soft robotics, zooming in on “robotic textiles.” These fabrics might one day enable anything from shape-changing smart clothes to strength-enhancing exosuits. Subscribe to MOTHERBOARD: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-To-MOTHERBOARD Follow MOTHERBOARD Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/motherboardtv Twitter: http://twitter.com/motherboard Tumblr: http://motherboardtv.tumblr.com/ Instagram: http://instagram.com/motherboardvice More videos from the VICE network: https://www.fb.com/vicevideo

27,000+ Pieces of Trash Are Floating Around in Space | The Space Show

From Motherboard. Becky interviews Professor Moriba Jah of University of Texas at Austin about the problem of orbital trash and what can be done about it. Subscribe to MOTHERBOARD: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-To-MOTHERBOARD Follow MOTHERBOARD Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/motherboardtv Twitter: http://twitter.com/motherboard Tumblr: http://motherboardtv.tumblr.com/ Instagram: http://instagram.com/motherboardvice More videos from the VICE network: https://www.fb.com/vicevideo

This Harvard Astronomer Says Aliens Are Real | The Space Show

From Motherboard. When an object called Oumuamua was detected flying through our solar system in 2017, scientists were baffled by its strange behavior. Many said it was just a bizarre space rock, but Harvard astrophysicist Avi Loeb believes it was most likely a relic of an alien civilization. And he thinks you should believe that…

Why Siri, Alexa, & Every Other AI Voice Has Been Feminine

From Motherboard. The devices you use to give directions, answer questions, and set a timer probably have feminine-sounding voices. We look into the weird history of that choice, and what it means for the perception of women. Subscribe to MOTHERBOARD: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-To-MOTHERBOARD Follow MOTHERBOARD Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/motherboardtv Twitter: http://twitter.com/motherboard Tumblr: http://motherboardtv.tumblr.com/ Instagram: http://instagram.com/motherboardvice More videos from the…

How to Photograph a Black Hole | The Space Show

From Motherboard. Ziri Younsi from the University College London speaks about his work with the Event Horizon Telescope and how it is used to take photographs of the most mysterious objects in the universe. Subscribe to MOTHERBOARD: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-To-MOTHERBOARD Follow MOTHERBOARD Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/motherboardtv Twitter: http://twitter.com/motherboard Tumblr: http://motherboardtv.tumblr.com/ Instagram: http://instagram.com/motherboardvice More videos from the VICE network: https://www.fb.com/vicevideo

Your DNA Could be Alien | The Space Show

From Motherboard. Panspermia is a theory that life can spread naturally between planets. Amir Siraj studies how life on Earth might have first arrived from another world. He is the youngest person included in this year’s Forbes 30 Under 30 list of scientists, and is a student at Harvard University and the New England Conservatory…

How to Bend Time | The Space Show

From Motherboard. Gravitational Waves are ripples in the fabric of space and time itself. In this episode of The Space Show, Nergis Mavalvala, dean of the MIT School of Science, reveals how these waves allow us to "see" the invisible. Subscribe to MOTHERBOARD: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-To-MOTHERBOARD Follow MOTHERBOARD Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/motherboardtv Twitter: http://twitter.com/motherboard Tumblr: http://motherboardtv.tumblr.com/ Instagram: http://instagram.com/motherboardvice More…

The Sun Could Kill Us All | The Space Show

From Motherboard. Solar flares and geomagnetic storms have been responsible for some of the largest blackouts in history. Professor Tatiana Podladchikova of The Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology in Moscow is an expert in space weather. Subscribe to MOTHERBOARD: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-To-MOTHERBOARD Follow MOTHERBOARD Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/motherboardtv Twitter: http://twitter.com/motherboard Tumblr: http://motherboardtv.tumblr.com/ Instagram: http://instagram.com/motherboardvice More videos from the…

How Bitcoin Became El Salvador’s Currency

From Motherboard. Along the coast of El Salvador lies the small town of El Zonte, known mostly for ecotourism and surfing. Even decades after being discovered by tourists and surfers the small town of 3,000 locals never had the infrastructure for an ATM. But, this past year El Zonte finally caught a wave of its…

How to Talk to Aliens | The Space Show

From Motherboard. Professor Michael Garrett of the University of Manchester speaks with Motherboard’s Becky Ferreira about his work with SETI – the search for extraterrestrial intelligence. Subscribe to MOTHERBOARD: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-To-MOTHERBOARD Follow MOTHERBOARD Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/motherboardtv Twitter: http://twitter.com/motherboard Tumblr: http://motherboardtv.tumblr.com/ Instagram: http://instagram.com/motherboardvice More videos from the VICE network: https://www.fb.com/vicevideo