The Surprisingly Retro Future of Batteries

The Surprisingly Retro Future of Batteries

Thanks to Brilliant for supporting this episode of SciShow. Go to Brilliant.org/SciShow to learn more. [♪ INTRO] Renewable energy sources like wind and solar are awesome, but they have a downside—they’re intermittent. That means, if we want to make our grids more sustainable, we need to store some of the energy they produce for later….

The Scientific Secret To Swimming Faster

The Scientific Secret To Swimming Faster

today I’m highlighting the results of a few important studies that have helped to pave the way for the sport of swimming for the sake of time we won’t look at all these studies in depth, but I went ahead and place a few of the links in description for you so once this video…

The Real Philosopher’s Stone: Turning Lead into Gold

The Real Philosopher’s Stone: Turning Lead into Gold

[♩INTRO ] When you hear “philosopher’s stone,” the first thing that comes to mind might be Harry Potter trying to stop Lord Voldemort from using it to restore his power. But the idea of a philosopher’s stone has been around for thousands of years. For ancient alchemists, it was their ultimate goal in life: to…

Why Scientists Keep Trying to Break This 18th Century Law

Why Scientists Keep Trying to Break This 18th Century Law

[♩INTRO] It’s usually not a great idea to break laws. But breaking the laws of science is an exception in fact, it’s often how we make progress. See, scientific laws are just formulas that do a good job of describing how the stuff in the world interacts. Like, there are laws to describe how objects…

Is it Wrong to Fly?  – Glad You Asked S1

Is it Wrong to Fly? – Glad You Asked S1

This is me in China in 1996, on a trip to see where my family came from.That trip was the first time that I rode in an airplane,and the first time that I got stuck in an airport.We’ve been waiting here for 9 hours now! Air travel is one of the great privileges of living…

George Dyson: The birth of the computer

George Dyson: The birth of the computer

Last year, I told you the story, in seven minutes, of Project Orion, which was this very implausible technology that technically could have worked, but it had this one-year political window where it could have happened. So it didn’t happen. It was a dream that did not happen. This year I’m going to tell you…

Industrial Belts in Space: How would Regions of Space industrially develop over time?

Industrial Belts in Space: How would Regions of Space industrially develop over time?

This episode is brought to by Skillshare. To fuel our future in space we will need massive industrial production up in space, but how will that develop and will the creation of such industries to help colonize space also influence how and where that colonization occurs? We’ve recently been discussing the development of industry on…