How Kodak Detected the Atomic Bomb

From 1veritasium, 2veritasium, or sciencium. Kodak detected the first atomic bomb before anyone else figured it out. Then they made a deal not to tell anyone. Thanks to HBO Max, and their new show raised by Wolves for sponsoring this video! https://rb.gy/alghwn References: Albuquerque Tribune Bulletin, July 16, 1945 – https://www.marshallfoundation.org/library/documents/albuquerque-tribune-bulletin-16-july-1945/ Webb, J. H. (1949).…

Turbulent Flow is MORE Awesome Than Laminar Flow

From 1veritasium, 2veritasium, or sciencium. Everyone loves laminar flow but turbulent flow is the real MVP. A portion of this video was sponsored by Cottonelle. Purchase Cottonelle Flushable Wipes and try them for yourself: https://bit.ly/2WJm9Hq Special thanks to: Prof. Beverley McKeon and team https://www.mckeon.caltech.edu Destin from Smarter Every Day https://www.youtube.com/smartereveryday Nicole Sharp from FYFD https://ve42.co/fyfd…

How to Slow Aging (and even reverse it)

From 1veritasium, 2veritasium, or sciencium. Scientists like Prof Sinclair have evidence of speeding up, slowing, and even reversing aging. Thanks to LastPass for sponsoring this video. Click here to start using LastPass: https://ve42.co/VeLP What causes aging? According to Professor David Sinclair, it is a loss of information in our epigenome, the system of proteins like…

The Science Behind the Butterfly Effect

From 1veritasium, 2veritasium, or sciencium. Chaos theory means deterministic systems can be unpredictable. Thanks to LastPass for sponsoring this video. Click here to start using LastPass: https://ve42.co/VeLP Animations by Prof. Robert Ghrist: https://ve42.co/Ghrist Want to know more about chaos theory and non-linear dynamical systems? Check out: https://ve42.co/chaos-math Butterfly footage courtesy of Phil Torres and The…

3 Perplexing Physics Problems

From 1veritasium, 2veritasium, or sciencium. Why does shaken soda explode? Does ice melt first in fresh or salt water? Thank you Squarespace for sponsoring this video. Go to https://squarespace.com to save 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain using code: VERITASIUM This video features experiments that have been shown to me by…

Why Trees Are Out to Get You

From 1veritasium, 2veritasium, or sciencium. Want to help plant 20M trees by 2020? Go to https://teamtrees.org #teamtrees Huge thanks to all the YouTubers who organized this. My apologies for the repost. These videos are from 2012 so my interest in trees goes back a long ways. I think these videos discuss two of the most…

Engineering with Origami

From 1veritasium, 2veritasium, or sciencium. Origami is inspiring a plethora of new engineering designs. Try yourself: https://ve42.co/Origami Thanks Audible! Start listening with a 30-day trial and your first audiobook, plus two Audible Originals free when you go to https://audible.com/veritasium or text veritasium to 500500 Huge thanks to: Dr. Robert Lang https://langorigami.com Prof. Larry Howell https://www.compliantmechanisms.byu.edu/…

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