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Why Tesla is building city-sized batteries

Why Tesla is building city-sized batteries

We talked to the co-founder of Tesla, JB Straubel, about why giant batteries are crucial to the future of power grids everywhere. Batteries are becoming more useful at powering bigger things like bikes, cars, and soon, entire cities. We explore some of the zanier forms of energy storage already in use around the country. Learn…

This monster plant is trying to take over. What if we let it?

This monster plant is trying to take over. What if we let it?

Silicon Valley is home to tech giants, venture capital…and a years-long battle between an invasive species, a tiny bird, and a bunch of scientists trying to decide what counts as “nature.” We put on the biggest boots we could find and headed out to the strange salt flats of the San Francisco bay to check…

Space Craft: Season 2 Trailer

Space Craft: Season 2 Trailer

Would you choose to live on another planet if given the chance? How about living in space? In this season of Space Craft, follow along as Loren Grush investigates some of the ways people are preparing to live in space – from testing out habitats and growing food, to learning about the physiological challenges and…

What wildfire devastation looks like from above

What wildfire devastation looks like from above

In the Western United States, “fire season” isn’t seasonal anymore — it’s year-round. Because more and more, wildfires are a thoroughly man-made disaster and are technically a misnomer. Here, we take a car and drone tour through some of the most fire-prone parts of California, and see firsthand the causes and effects of “fire season”…

EOS $$$ Billionaires Investors Peter Thiel and Bitmain Jihan Wu invest in EOS block one

EOS $$$ Billionaires Investors Peter Thiel and Bitmain Jihan Wu invest in EOS block one

War Field Airdrop https://play.warfield.com/#/refer/f4e6302328118963d79f17be57087928 Peter Thiel, Bitmain Co-Founder Invest in EOS Developer Block.one https://www.coindesk.com/peter-thiel-bitmain-co-founder-invest-in-eos-developer-block-one/ Peter Thiel and Billionaire Jihan Wu’s Bitmain Invest in Block.one https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-07-16/block-one-is-said-to-win-funding-from-peter-thiel-jihan-wu $12 Billion Bitmain’s Second Major Investment in 2018 is EOS https://www.ccn.com/12-billion-bitmains-second-major-investment-in-2018-is-eos/ Bitmain’s Mining Monopoly Compromises Bitcoin’s Decentralized Nature https://cointelegraph.com/news/bitmains-mining-monopoly-compromises-bitcoins-decentralized-nature Stable Coin https://www.reserve.org Bitmain Dominates Bitcoin Mining Hashrate – Almost At…

Why graphene hasn’t taken over the world…yet

Why graphene hasn’t taken over the world…yet

Graphene is a form of carbon that could bring us bulletproof armor and space elevators, improve medicine, and make the internet run faster — some day. For the past 15 years, consumers have been hearing about this wonder material and all the ways it could change everything. Is it really almost here, or is it…

Digging precious metals out of your old phone

Digging precious metals out of your old phone

E-waste is more than phones and laptops. There’s gold, silver, copper, and lots of other precious metals powering your electronics, and that makes for some valuable “e-waste”. And a recent study proposed that it’s now more cost-effective to dig minerals out of old electronics than out of the Earth. We crack open some old tech…

Not-A-Flamethrower: cooking with Elon Musk’s hottest collectible

Not-A-Flamethrower: cooking with Elon Musk’s hottest collectible

The Boring Company recently shipped their Not-a-Flamethrower, which sold out in less than a week; only 20,000 were made, so it’s something of a collectors’ item. But besides hanging it on your wall, what on earth do you do with the thing? Science editor Liz Lopatto demonstrates how to cook with the collectable, putting the…

How this 50-year-old NASA invention could kill cancer

How this 50-year-old NASA invention could kill cancer

Ferrofluid is a bizarre, NASA-engineered material that was created for spaceships but never used. In this “lab practical” video, we’ll put ferrofluid through its paces, and explore some of the even stranger places it may yet be useful. Wanna know how we shot this video? Here’s the behind the scenes in 4K: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rdq-koNZlXk Subscribe: http://bit.ly/2FqJZMl…

Decoding cheese with DNA sequencing

Decoding cheese with DNA sequencing

Cheese is delicious, beloved by many, and a teeming mess of microbes. Which microbes, exactly, has long been a mystery, but modern DNA sequencing tech is allowing researchers to take a peek behind the microscopic curtain. We visit a professional cheese cave, test (and taste) some cheddar, and wait a year for microbial magic to…