Five Firsts for Mars InSight

From 1veritasium, 2veritasium, or sciencium. Mars InSight will be the first to detect seismic activity on Mars’ surface, first to measure rate of heat transmitted from interior, first to dig nearly 5m down, first to measure magnetic fields on Mars’ surface, and first to use a robotic arm to place instruments on the surface of…

ZERO-G Challenges of a Trip to Mars!

From 1veritasium, 2veritasium, or sciencium. A trip to #Mars involves radiation, muscle and bone loss, intermediate axis theorem and liquids. Check out Mars on National Geographic, Monday Nov 12 at 9/8c #sponsored When I got offered the chance to fly in another #zeroG plane, I jumped at the chance. Do you know how hard it…

The Scientific Benefits of Boredom

From 1veritasium, 2veritasium, or sciencium. Boredom makes you more creative, altruistic, introspective, and helps with autobiographical planning. This video was sponsored by LastPass: http://bit.ly/2wAsdUu I feel like this video might come across as condescending but the person I’m really talking to is myself. Despite the fact that I know how useful it can be to…

This Toy Can Open Any Garage

From 1veritasium, 2veritasium, or sciencium. Or almost any garage – it’s particularly good with fixed code gates and garages. Samy proposes other weaknesses with rolling codes. This video was sponsored by LastPass: http://bit.ly/2oscAe9 I don’t condone malicious hacking of gates, garages or other property. The point of this video was to discuss how it could…

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 UV Causes Cancer and Aging

From 1veritasium, 2veritasium, or sciencium. UV at ground level is non-ionizing but it damages DNA and causes photoaging – how? Also, it turns out glass doesn’t block all UV (specifically UVA passes through). This is something I learned filming with the UV camera inside. Special thanks to Dr. Hayley Golbach, @hayleysgold on twitter https://twitter.com/hayleysgold Ultraviolet…

Is Our Food Becoming Less Nutritious?

From 1veritasium, 2veritasium, or sciencium. The nutrient content of food is declining. Is it because of soil depletion, selective breeding, or… something else? Watch my new documentary, VITAMANIA: http://ve42.co/vita I came across this story as I was making the film Vitamania. When you ask sellers of vitamins why you should take vitamin supplements even if…

Can You Overdose on Vitamins?

From 1veritasium, 2veritasium, or sciencium. Vitamins are 13 molecules essential for life that our bodies can’t make themselves. Watch Vitamania here: https://ve42.co/vita Now available worldwide, except France and Germany where it will be broadcast on ARTE soon. Subscribe on the Vitamania website for updates. Use #vitamania to join the conversation on Twitter and Facebook. Vitamania…

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…

The Truth About Veritasium

From 1veritasium, 2veritasium, or sciencium. The truth, with photons. I hope I’ve articulated everything clearly in this video. If not, I’ll clarify in comments. Thanks to everyone who appears in this video and thanks to everyone who watches this video! Veritasium is of course a combination of the latin ‘veritas’ meaning truth, and the common…