Everlasting Batteries Would Be Perfect, But What If They Already Exist?

From Seeker. The performance problems of current batteries are evident, but what’s being done to fix them? What does the future of batteries look like? Part 1 of 3 – https://youtu.be/Yv8yw4EgMYU Part 2 of 3 – https://youtu.be/ZnWW0P-7paE Read More: How Does Wireless Charging Work? https://www.livescience.com/50536-what-is-wireless-charging.html “Until recently, however, there weren’t alternatives to charging through bulky…

‘Dark DNA’ Is the Latest Mystery in the World of Genetics… But What Is It?

From Seeker. Scientists are beginning to understand mysterious parts of our DNA. Here’s what they’ve found so far. Rapid Evolution Is Real…These Species Changed in Front of Our Eyes – https://youtu.be/DrgR_tSVdLU Read More: Inside the Mysterious Dark Matter of the Human Genome https://www.popsci.com/science/article/2012-09/encode-project-sheds-light “When scientists sequenced the human genome a decade ago, it was somewhat…

Atoms From Nuclear Explosions Are Embedded in Your Brain, But You’re Fine

From Seeker. Scientists are using past atomic explosions to learn about our brains, and it’s completely changed how we think about aging. U.S. Nuclear Missiles Are Still Controlled By Floppy Disks – https://youtu.be/Y8OOp5_G-R4 Read More: Sorry, Adults, No New Neurons For Your Aging Brains https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2018/03/07/591305604/sorry-adults-no-new-neurons- “The finding challenges decades of research suggesting that new neurons…

There’s a Microscale Robot on This Penny That Can Travel Through Your Body

From Seeker. Engineers are building tiny magnetic robots that could deliver medicine to an exact spot in your body. Here’s how they work. One Shot Could Provide All the Vaccines You’ll Ever Need – https://youtu.be/qQ1VKYX4Vl0 Read More: Medicine of the Future: New Microchip Technology Could Be Used to Track Smart Pills http://www.caltech.edu/news/medicine-future-new-microchip-technology-could-be-used “Researchers at Caltech…

We’re Running Out of Lithium to Make Batteries, And We Ain’t Li-Ion

From Seeker. We sat down with a battery expert and asked him everything you want to know. Part 1 of 3 – https://youtu.be/Yv8yw4EgMYU Part 3 of 3 – Coming next Thursday! Check out Ceder Group! Website: http://ceder.berkeley.edu Twitter: https://twitter.com/cedergroup Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cedergroup/ Check out Berkeley Lab! Twitter: https://twitter.com/BerkeleyLab Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BerkeleyLab Read More: Unlocking the Potential of…

Can We Perform Surgery in Space?

From Seeker. Dr. George Pantalos and his team pioneer futuristic surgical tools for operations on astronauts and test them on NASA’s zero-gravity plane. Experience intense, unique, and sometimes dangerous moments with scientists working in the field, as they explain first-hand the kinds of risks they take to find answers. There’s so much more to being…

Some Popular Surgeries Are Just Placebos, Here’s Why They Still Exist

From Seeker. Just like there are sugar pills — placebo surgeries can trick patients. Are doctors performing complicated and expensive surgeries for no reason? Scientists Want to Transplant a Human Head, Here’s Why That’s a Bad Idea – https://youtu.be/CMHhF5N1FPY Read More: How Fake Surgery Exposes Useless Treatments https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-fake-surgery-exposes-useless-treatment “The headline reflected the results of a…

Jupiter’s Iconic Red Spot is Shrinking, What Could Happen Next?

From Seeker. Over the past couple decades, Jupiter’s Great Red Spot has gotten visibly smaller. Scientists are watching closely as the iconic anticyclone changes the face of our solar system’s largest planet. Watch more Space Crafts here! | https://bit.ly/2GWm5x9 Read More: Bizarre Weather Around the Solar System http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/science “Bizarre weather is not restricted to Earth.…

Rapid Evolution Is Real…These Species Changed in Front of Our Eyes

From Seeker. Evolution doesn’t have to take a hundred millennia. Some species can biologically adapt to new environments in a few short years, here’s how. Seeker is now on Prime Video! Watch here: https://www.amazon.com/v/seeker Read More: What is Darwin’s Theory of Evolution? https://www.livescience.com/474-controversy-evolution-works.html “Evolution by natural selection is one of the best substantiated theories in…

Batteries Come in All Shapes & Sizes, But Each One Sucks in Its Own Way (Part 1 of 3)

From Seeker. Batteries have been around for 2000 years, but still have a lot of room for improvement. Why aren’t modern batteries better? Why You Obsessively Check Your Phone for Notifications, Even If You Don’t Have Any (Part 1 of 3) – https://youtu.be/73fhpKkdHN4 Read More: Why Does Cold Weather Drain Your Phone Battery? https://www.livescience.com/61334-batteries-die-cold-weather.html “Lithium-ion…

These Robots Roam Toxic Seafloors to Bring Back New, Bizarre Species

From Seeker. Shannon Johnson uses robots to explore deep-sea hydrothermal vents, where science-fiction-worthy animals live in hot, acidic water and munch on bacteria that can survive in space. Experience intense, unique, and sometimes dangerous moments with scientists working in the field, as they explain first-hand the kinds of risks they take to find answers. There’s…

This Radioactive Element Defies Quantum Theory: Meet Berkelium

From Seeker. Scientists studying those mysterious two rows at the bottom of the periodic table are making breakthroughs, and it’s getting weird. Matter Makes Up Everything, So What Makes Up Matter? – https://youtu.be/58C-gtX6uCY Read More: A Rare Element From The Edge of The Periodic Table Is Breaking Quantum Mechanics https://www.sciencealert.com/a-mysterious-element-on-the-outskirts-of-the-periodic-table “There’s a lot we don’t…

How Do We Keep Our Bacteria From Contaminating the Galaxy?

From Seeker. There are laws requiring government spacecraft to be decontaminated, but are private companies under the same regulations? Clues to Life on Mars Could Be Found in the Driest Place on Earth – https://youtu.be/8zQXvT_FIhs Read More: How NASA Prevents a Space Plague Outbreak https://gizmodo.com/5945743/how-nasa-prevents-a-space-plague-outbreak “Better safe than sorry, NASA figured. Here’s how scientists attempted…

Clues to Life on Mars Could Be Found in the Driest Place on Earth

From Seeker. Dr. Jocelyne DiRuggiero travels to the Atacama Desert to break open rocks to study extremophiles. Experience intense, unique, and sometimes dangerous moments with scientists working in the field, as they explain first-hand the kinds of risks they take to find answers. There’s so much more to being a scientist than being stuck in…

How NASA Engineers Use Origami To Design Future Spacecraft

From Seeker. NASA is using origami to build a giant star blocker, in hopes of imaging distant worlds. This Neurobiologist Swims With Great White Sharks Subscribe! https://www.youtube.com/user/DNewsChannel Read More: What Looks Good on Paper May Look Good In Space https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?feature=6950 “Origami, the Japanese tradition of paper-folding, has inspired a number of unique spacecraft designs here.…

This Cryptic Underwater Maze Holds Life That Survives on Methane

From Seeker. John Pohlman and David Brankovits dive into underwater caves to study organisms that feast on methane in total darkness. Plummet into a labyrinth of sinkholes and tunnels in the Yucatan Peninsula and see what it takes to collect untapped data. Experience intense, unique, and sometimes dangerous moments with scientists working in the field,…

Yes, Your Headache Is Worse Than All Other Aches and Pains, Here’s Why

From Seeker. Why do headaches seem to hurt worse than any other type of pain? Scientists have an answer and it has to do with your emotions. Why Men Never Get Over A Breakup – https://youtu.be/lCSjuylaYUk Read More: A craniofacial-specific monosynaptic circuit enables heightened affective pain https://www.nature.com/articles/s41593-017-0012-1 “Humans often rank craniofacial pain as more severe…