This Is the End of the Silicon Chip, Here’s What’s Next

This Is the End of the Silicon Chip, Here’s What’s Next

Electronics keep getting smaller, and it’s all thanks to electric switches called transistors. When these little fellas replaced vacuum tubes, computers went from the size of entire rooms to merely the corner of a room. In the 60-odd years since, transistors have kept shrinking, scaling down and powering up our electronics with them. But many…

What’s the Fastest Speed a Person Could Run?

What’s the Fastest Speed a Person Could Run?

This episode of SciShow is sponsored by Blinkist. Blinkist takes all the need-to-know info from thousands of nonfiction books and condenses them into just fifteen minutes of content. To learn more, click the link in the description. {♫Intro♫} In world-class running competitions, athletes just keep getting faster. Like, Usain Bolt — widely known as the…

Why THE FLASH Is Faster Than You Think! (Because Science w/ Kyle Hill)

Why THE FLASH Is Faster Than You Think! (Because Science w/ Kyle Hill)

You live in the past. It’s weird, I know, but even right now you are living life with lag. The only human who isn’t is The Flash. In the DC universe a few mortals have assumed the identity of The Flash, but they all possess the almighty speed force — an ability to move at…

Science “Is a Lot of Hard Work. It’s Also Really Rewarding.”

Science “Is a Lot of Hard Work. It’s Also Really Rewarding.”

“My name is Jenna Beaver. I am a graduate student and a research assistant in the Memory and Aging Lab at Washington State University. So my primary job in the lab is to assess older adults for their cognitive abilities. Basically that involves putting them through different tasks to see how their thought processes are…

What Does Lyme Disease Do To Your Body?

What Does Lyme Disease Do To Your Body?

When you think about Lyme disease you probably think of this, a tick. Or maybe more specifically, a tick bite. Which is not wrong, you should. But what exactly is it about a tick bite that makes us sick? This is Borrelia burgdorferi, one of many bacteria that ticks can pass onto humans and the…

How much Bacon gives you Liver Failure? What about Colon Cancer?

How much Bacon gives you Liver Failure? What about Colon Cancer?

In February 1977, a 42 year old woman was admitted to the hospital with deep jaundice, shivers and hemolytic anemia – a type of anemia where her red blood cells were being destroyed faster than her body could make them. She went on to develop a “hepatic precomatose condition,” – a type of impairment of…

How Stores Try to Manipulate Your Senses to Sell You Stuff

How Stores Try to Manipulate Your Senses to Sell You Stuff

[ intro ] If you walk through a mall, you might notice that every store is a bit different. They have different lighting, different music playing, even different smells to them. And that’s not just branding. By making small adjustments to the store environment, retailers can tweak your mood, your perception of their products, and…

Cellular Respiration and the Mighty Mitochondria

Cellular Respiration and the Mighty Mitochondria

Closed captioning is on. To turn off, click the CC button at bottom right. Follow us on Twitter (@amoebasisters) and Facebook! Are you a morning person? One of us is and one if us is definitely not. Mainly because, when I wake up in the morning, it just takes a while for me to feel…

Mini-Nuclear Reactors Are Coming, and They Could Reinvent the Energy Industry

Mini-Nuclear Reactors Are Coming, and They Could Reinvent the Energy Industry

Pat, we have a reactor trip on Unit 5. Containment is isolated. Demon water is isolated. CVCS is isolated. DHR is in service. And pressurizer heater trips has occurred. All safety functions are green. Understand. We’ve got a reactor trip on Unit 5 and all safety functions are green. That’s correct. Ryan, can you take…

Should we Workout when we have Cold? | #aumsum

Should we Workout when we have Cold? | #aumsum

Should we Workout when we have Cold? Yes, one may workout but for shortened duration. And with reduced intensity if symptoms are above the neck i.e. Common cold, stuffy nose, sneezing or jaw pain. As these symptoms are minor, one can take appropriate cold related medicines. And then put in mild exercise with proper care….