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…

This Underground Antarctic Vault Will Stash the Planet’s Frozen Secrets

From Seeker. An international team of scientists has embarked on a continent-hopping expedition to build a future climate ice vault before the world’s glaciers vanish forever. Subscribe to Seeker! http://bit.ly/subscribeseeker Watch more Focal Point | https://bit.ly/2M3gmbK Glaciologists from across the globe are working on a multi-year project, a.k.a. Ice Memory Project, collecting ice cores from…

Why Elon Musk Wants to Implant an Electrical Wire in Your Brain

From Seeker. Elon Musk’s Neuralink is planning on inserting electrodes in brains to help people who are paralyzed use robotic prosthetics. » Subscribe to Seeker!http://bit.ly/subscribeseeker » Watch more Elements! http://bit.ly/ElementsPlaylist Elon Musk’s Neuralink presentation in July 2019 discussed what the company has been up to. Neuralink is developing a brain-machine interface, or BMI, that would…

This New Discovery Could Reveal the Secret to How Galaxies Die

From Seeker. A quasar, or quasi-stellar radio source, was thought to be the signal for a galaxy on the brink of death. However, a recent discovery of cold quasars suggests otherwise. » Subscribe to Seeker! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=dnewschannel » Watch more Elements! https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL6uC-XGZC7X4ztvdkkrbMA7x4-HalZjni Supermassive black holes with up to 10 billion times the mass of our sun…

If Chernobyl Happened Today, How Could We Treat the Radiation Poisoning?

From Seeker. It’s been more than 30 years since the Chernobyl nuclear accident, but if another disaster were to occur, how would we handle the radiation poisoning? » Subscribe to Seeker! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=dnewschannel » Watch more Elements! https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL6uC-XGZC7X4ztvdkkrbMA7x4-HalZjni In 1986 at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, a safety test on a nuclear reactor led to what…

How Chaos Theory Unravels the Mysteries of Nature

From Seeker. Ever wonder how we try to predict the unpredictable? Supercomputers use the power of chaos theory. » Subscribe to Seeker! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=dnewschannel » Watch more Elements! https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL6uC-XGZC7X4ztvdkkrbMA7x4-HalZjni As humans, we’re always trying to know more about how our world works, so we make models, models that allow us to reasonably predict what might happen…

How Do Moles Become Cancerous?

From Seeker. Most people have multiple moles, and they come in lots of different shapes and sizes, but when is a mole just a mole, and how does it turn into a deadly form of cancer? » Subscribe to Seeker! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=dnewschannel » Watch more SICK! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JOIR_CwX878&list=PL6uC-XGZC7X592Xrw8_cNvlq8CQVvQvOl Moles, birthmarks, beauty marks. Usually they’re harmless, but occasionally…

Nuclear Power Plants Are Floating On Water…Wait What?

From Seeker. Both Russia and China are developing floating nuclear reactors. Although critics have dubbed it “Chernobyl on ice,” it might have many benefits. » Subscribe to Seeker! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=dnewschannel » Watch more Elements! https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL6uC-XGZC7X4ztvdkkrbMA7x4-HalZjni Floating nuclear power plants are self-contained, low-capacity nuclear power reactors that are mass produced at shipbuilding facilities. They can be towed…

How a Record-Breaking Solar Storm Sparked a Vietnam War Mystery

From Seeker. Declassified Vietnam War files are showing researchers the unpredictable nature of the Sun and helping them work toward predicting the next big solar storm. » Subscribe to Seeker! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=dnewschannel » Watch more Focal Point! | https://bit.ly/2Z7LHgi Traveling at the near-speed of light, energetic particles shooting out from the Sun can zip through space,…

What Really Causes a Migraine?

From Seeker. Migraines are more than just headaches. They’re pre-headaches, post-headaches, sensitivities, nausea, fatigue, and can even bring on food cravings. But most of all they are painful and frustrating for those who suffer from them. For years they were misunderstood, but now we know it comes down to two main things, your genes and…

This “Beating” Heart Patch Could Repair Broken Hearts

From Seeker. A heart attack can leave a heart permanently damaged. However, these new “beating” patches might be able to save the lives of those with damaged hearts. This 3D Bioprinted Organ Just Took Its First “Breath” https://youtu.be/V0rIP_u1JPQ Read More: About Heart Attacks https://www.heart.org/en/health-topics/heart-attack/about-heart-attacks “Scar tissue may form in the damaged area, and that scar…

Why Do High Altitudes Make Us Sick?

From Seeker. As if climbing a mountain wasn’t hard enough already, forcing the body to acclimate to high altitudes too quickly can not only stop someone from reaching the summit, it can have dire consequences. But altitude sickness doesn’t just affect adrenaline-driven mountaineers. It can also catch up with you just on a drive up…

India Could Be the First to Land on the Moon’s South Pole

From Seeker. The Indian Space Research Organization’s Chandrayaan-1 was the first to discover water on the moon, and with the Chandrayaan-2, they could be the first to explore the surface on the Moon’s south pole. These future discoveries could reveal the evolution of our solar system and beyond. The Race to the Moon’s South Pole…

How Sonic Black Holes Could Confirm Hawking’s Radiation

From Seeker. In order to test Hawking radiation, scientists created their own artificial black hole using sound. But how? Can Hawking’s Black Hole Paradox Be Solved With Fuzzballs? https://youtu.be/esPa1tVSjew Read More: What Sonic Black Holes Say About Real Ones https://www.quantamagazine.org/what-sonic-black-holes-say-about-real-ones-20161108/ “Hawking’s prediction that black holes radiate heat and eventually evaporate completely gives rise to the…

This Is How HPV Causes Cancer

From Seeker. Human papillomavirus, or HPV, has a strange reputation. You might know of it as a sexually transmitted infection that causes uncomfortable warts, the papilloma, but you also might have heard that it can lead to a deadly form of cancer. Both are actually true, as is the possibility that you can have HPV…

NASA’s New Space Engine Is Powered by Nuclear Fission

From Seeker. From returning to the Moon to establishing outposts on Mars, NASA has the need for more power than ever before. Could nuclear fission be the solution they’ve been searching for? Watch more Focal Point! | https://bit.ly/2J9b9LC Read More: Demonstration Proves Nuclear Fission System Can Provide Space Exploration Power https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/demonstration-proves-nuclear-fission-system-can-provide-space-exploration-power “NASA and the Department…

Could SpaceX’s Plans for Universal Internet Ruin Astronomy?

From Seeker. SpaceX plans to launch 12,000 satellites in a mission to provide universal internet. But at what cost to studying the stars? Is There Space for 12,000 More Satellites Up There? https://youtu.be/BMoH_zr2y8A Read More: SpaceX Launches 60 Starlink Internet Satellites Into Orbit https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/23/science/spacex-launch.html?save=nyt-gateway-stories “SpaceX launched a batch of 60 internet communications satellites from Cape…

How Close Are We to Controlling Machines With Our Minds?

From Seeker. From outsmarting the self check-out to providing options for patients with communication disorders, merging mind with machine could be the next frontier for humanity. How close are we to controlling machines with our minds? Read more: This New Mind-Controlled Robot Arm Works Without a Brain Implant https://www.sciencealert.com/new-robot-arm-can-be-mind-controlled-without-an-invasive-brain-implant “A team from Carnegie Mellon University…

Weed Is Everywhere, So Why Is It Still a Medical Mystery?

From Seeker. There’s a (lack of) science behind medical marijuana. Meet the doctors working to change that. Watch more Focal Point! | https://bit.ly/2HR91Zi Read More: How One Boy’s Fight With Epilepsy Led To The First Marijuana-Derived Pharmaceutical https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2018/08/06/632469743/how-one-familys-fight-with-epilepsy-led-to-the-first-marijuana-based-pharmaceuti “CBD — which doesn’t cause the mind-altering high that comes from THC, the primary psychoactive component of…

The Subatomic Challenge Behind Synthesizing the Color ‘Blue’

From Seeker. Turns out, blue is not only a color that’s rare in nature, but it’s almost impossible to recreate. In order to do so, you need to dive into the physics of color. Can Some People See More Colors Than You? https://youtu.be/MdBTMGRHk2g Read More: Blue Through the Centuries: Sacred and Sought After https://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/23/science/blue-through-the-centuries-sacred-and-sought-after.html “The…

How Close Are We to Living in the Ocean?

From Seeker. Sea level rise will threaten 90% of major cities in the coming decades. But what if we just dove in to meet it? How close are we to building a city in the ocean? How Close Are We? Season 3 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ypm4QcOOqXQ&list=PL6uC-XGZC7X56r8MGLS5rqsr5glQnMdAC Read More Floating cities: the future or a washed-up idea? https://theconversation.com/floating-cities-the-future-or-a-washed-up-idea-116511…

How Bad Are Rocket Launches for the Environment?

From Seeker. From Space-X to Blue Origin, rocket launches have increased tremendously over the past year. How do these numerous launches affect the environment? These Engineers Want to 3D Print an Entire Rocket in 60 Days https://youtu.be/R5mhUm6NzqE Read More: Why it’s time to study how rocket emissions change the atmosphere https://www.theverge.com/2018/5/31/17287062/rocket-emissions-black-carbon-alumina-particles-ozone-layer-stratosphere “As launches increase, policymakers…