Is Bitcoin Bad for the Environment? | Cryptoland Roundtable

From Motherboard. Bitcoin mining is booming, and it uses a ton of energy. Mining businesses today are flocking anywhere they can get cheap energy, and promising to make efforts to be more green. In this Cryptoland roundtable, VICE News’s Krishna Andavolu sits down with Alice Hines from VICE News, Motherboard’s Audrey Carleton, and Digiconomist’s Alex…

The Economics Behind Esports

From Motherboard. What’s one billion dollars really worth? Dexter investigates the economics of the esports bubble and finds out how people behind the scenes get used by an explosive industry. 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

You Can Blame Mortal Kombat for ESRB Ratings

From Motherboard. RESET explores the history of regulation in gaming from Pong to Mortal Kombat. Maybe it wasn’t game content that needed to be regulated, but instead gamers themselves? 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

Regulating the Future of Bitcoin Mining | Cryptoland Roundtable

From Motherboard. In 2021, China made the sweeping decision to ban Bitcoin and Bitcoin mining. That decision kicked off a migration of mining businesses to other countries including the US. In this roundtable panel VICE News’s Krishna Andavolu talks to Motherboard’s Jordan Pearson and Neeraj Agrawal of Coincenter to discuss what this ban means for…

How Mods Redefined Playing The Sims | Reset

From Motherboard. Who gets to be a gamer? Did you choose that game or did it choose you? The rise of the gamer bro and how Black SIMS fans changed the game for everyone. 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

Is The US Army Esports Team a Recruitment Tool? | Reset

From Motherboard. Find out how the U.S. Army uses video games to recruit new soliders. Dexter trains with the Army esports team at Fort Knox. 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

You Should “Be Your Own Bank” | Cryptoland Roundtable

From Motherboard. Investing in crypto is becoming easier thanks to third party services and wallets. But while investing becomes more accessible to the masses, some worry that the privacy that comes with wallets controlled by individuals is becoming a thing of the past. In this roundtable panel, VICE News’s Krishna Andavolu sits down with Motherboard’s…

How the Army Uses Virtual Reality for Combat Training

From Motherboard. Uncover the secret history of the relationship between the U.S. military and the video game industry. Dexter tries a VR treatment for vets experiencing PTSD. 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

The Fight To Preserve Video Game History | Reset

From Motherboard. Dexter unearths a lost successor to NBA Jam and plays it for the first time in 30 years. Plus, meet the people dedicated to preserving video games and gaming culture. 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

Round One, Fight: A Snapshot Of FGC History | Reset

From Motherboard. Find out what makes the fighting game community so unique amongst other gamer groups. Dexter battles an FGC legend and talks to two up and comers looking to change the game. 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

Liberland: The Libertarian Crypto Micronation in Eastern Europe | CRYPTOLAND Episode 8

From Motherboard. All over the world, the crypto-wealthy are looking to create blockchain utopias that critics say are just the latest example of colonialism. In this episode of Cryptoland, Motherboard takes you to ‘Floating Man,’ a wild multi-day festival for believers in Liberland, a Bitcoin-powered micronation located in a contested patch of land between Croatia…

Ransomware Is Everywhere. Can It Be Stopped? | CRYPTOLAND Episode 6

From Motherboard. All over the world, criminals are locking up important computer systems and demanding crypto as a ransom. So-called ransomware is officially an epidemic, and cryptocurrencies sit at the nexus of the crisis. In this episode of Cryptoland, Motherboard sifts through the fallout of a ransomware attack at schools in Afton, Missouri, and our…

Sex Workers Banned From Banks Turn to Crypto | CRYPTOLAND Episode 5

From Motherboard. Crypto is often said to be a lifeline for people who are blocked from mainstream finance, and one community in particular has embraced its potential: sex workers. Sex workers routinely face discrmination from banks, credit card companies, and payment services, and so some performers—and startups—have turned to the blockchain. But is it a…

What NASA’s Rovers Have Found on Mars

From Motherboard. NASA’s Curiosity Rover has discovered signs of water, climbed mountains, and is continuing to chug along on its journey to discover all it can about the Red Planet. This bold expedition began more than a decade ago, and over the years the robot has captured the imagination, and hearts, of the world. Motherboard’s…

What Is Bitcoin’s Impact on the Environment?

From Motherboard. Bitcoin uses as much energy as a small country to secure the blockchain. Is crypto mining strengthening America’s power grid and hastening the transition to renewables, or propping up the ailing fossil fuel industry while making the climate crisis worse? It depends on who you ask. Follow Motherboard to West Texas, which is…

Where Are the Earliest Bitcoin Investors Now?

From Motherboard. In 2013, one of the earliest Bitcoin conferences was held in San Jose, when one Bitcoin was worth $118. Now, 1 BTC goes for nearly $40,000, and the cryptocurrency industry has minted a new class of millionaires and billionaires with grand aspirations for the industry and the power it wields. In this episode…

Searching for Earth-Ending Asteroids

From Motherboard. While they have caused catastrophic destruction on the past, asteroids are also thought to be key ingredients for new life, explains Bill Bottke of the Southwest Research Institute. In addition to mapping when the next asteroid will be on a crash course with Earth, Bottke and his team are launching a mission that…

Building the World’s Largest Optical Telescope

From Motherboard. In an arid Chilean desert, scientists are building the world’s “biggest eye on the sky.” We speak to Michele Cirasuolo and Suzanne Ramsay of the European Southern Observatory. 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

Transplanting Pig Organs into Humans | TechnoLogic

From Motherboard. Late last year, Dr. Robert Montogomery and his team at NYU performed the first ever pig-to-human kidney transplant. Even more recently, a pig heart was put into a person for the first time. The U.S is facing a donor organ crisis, and this technology could potentially save millions of human lives. But there…

The Ocean Worlds of Outer Space

From Motherboard. Water is necessary for life, at least here on Earth. But could the same be true for the subsurface oceans on distant moons like Europa and Enceladus? And what about the methane seas of Titan? Could these be home to life as we don’t know it? Motherboard’s Becky Ferreira speaks with Jonathan Lunine,…

How to Search for Aliens | Space Show

From Motherboard. Ann Marie Cody is a research scientist with SETI who combs the universe looking for hints that we might not be alone. 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 DIY Motorcycle Runs on Swamp Gas

From Motherboard. When it comes to the international energy market and the distribution of gas by large commercial companies, sustainability is not always a main priority. So how can we as consumers address this dilemma? In this episode of State of Repair, Motherboard goes to Arnhem, a city in the Netherlands, to meet with Gijs.…

These Scientists Are Altering Weather to Fight Droughts | TechnoLogic

From Motherboard. Cloud seeding has been around for almost a century, touted for its ability to increase rain and snowfall in drought-stricken regions. Governments have spent billions on these weather-modifying projects, despite scant evidence that the technology actually increased precipitation. Now, scientists finally have proof that cloud seeding works. But can weather modification ever escape…

Flying 15 Million Miles Away from Earth | Space Show

From Motherboard. Launched in 1977 to tour the outer planets of the solar system, the two Voyager spacecraft are now the farthest human made objects from Earth and the first to actually leave the solar system. Mission scientists share insights about what it took to first get Voyager launched, and how they keep 45-year-old spacecraft…

How Outer Space Can Evolve Humanity | Space Show

From Motherboard. A look at the life-charging transformation that happens when space travelers witness Earth from orbit. 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

The Hunt for Brain-Based Addiction Treatments | TechnoLogic

From Motherboard. Despite stereotypes about willpower and morality, in the United States, the scientific consensus is that addiction is a brain disorder. We spoke to neuroscientists about what that means, how drugs really change our brains, and the search for brain-based addiction treatments. 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/…

You Can Ride A Balloon to the Stratosphere (for $125K) | Space Show

From Motherboard. Space Perspectives offers a new way for tourists to view the Earth from way up. Instead of using rockets or space planes, the company has designed a pressurized capsule that rides under a hydrogen-filled balloon all the way up to 100,000 feet.  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:…

After the Collapse of Arecibo | Space Show

From Motherboard. In this episode of The Space Show, Becky speaks with Abel Mendez, Director of the Planetary Habitability Laboratory at the University of Puerto Rico at Arecibo, and some of his students, about what the loss of the iconic radio telescope means for science and the people who live and work at Arecibo. Subscribe…

The Future of Medicine: CRISPR, Drug Prices & Gene Therapy

From Motherboard. 01:55 Future of Medicine 14:06 Future of healing 27:14 Future of Diagnosis 38:08 Future of Babies 49:36 Future of Drugs What Happens Next examines the future as we confront massive technological transformations in central aspects of daily life. In this episode, we focus on water, food, work, driving, meat, and fact. What Happens…

Why The Internet Needs The Navajo | Still Connecting

From Motherboard. It’s not just that the Navajo need the internet – the internet needs the Navajo. It’s estimated that 7 out of 10 households on rural tribal lands have absolutely no internet connection. Why is this, when you can drive just a few minutes off the reservation and get full access to broadband and…

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…

Building A More Human Internet in NYC | Still Connecting

From Motherboard. One day, a bus severed the cable that provided internet to Daniel Heredia’s neighborhood. The large ISP said it would take two weeks to reconnect – he knew there had to be a better way – a more personable, community-centric, human internet. Fast forward to today, as Motherboard joins NYC Mesh, a group…

How Technology Is Reshaping Every Aspect of Daily Life

From Motherboard. What Happens Next examines the future as we confront massive technological transformations in central aspects of daily life. The Future of Cities 02:05 The Future of Money 12:19 The Future of Colleges 23:10 The Future of Pandemics 31:39 The Future of Homes 41:58 The Future of Aging 50:25 What Happens Next is a…

Inside a Carbon Negative Power Station

From Motherboard. The Next 50 Years: 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…

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…