Tag: Kurzgesagt

Overlay | Better Worlds

Overlay | Better Worlds

In Elizabeth Bonesteel’s original short story, a father’s dangerous mission to save his son isn’t what it really seems in “Overlay.” Read Elizabeth Bonesteel’s original story here: http://bit.ly/2SpzdRW “Overlay” is a part of Better Worlds, The Verge’s science fiction project about hope. http://bit.ly/2RjbsdN Directed by: Device Creative Direction: The Verge Creative Director: William Joel Produced…

A Sun Will Always Sing | Better Worlds

A Sun Will Always Sing | Better Worlds

In Karin Lowachee’s original short story, a spacecraft carrying precious cargo embarks on a lifetime journey to a better world. Read Karin Lowachee’s original story here: http://bit.ly/2MNfdm4 “A Sun Will Always Sing” is a part of Better Worlds, The Verge’s science fiction project about hope. http://bit.ly/2RjbsdN Directed by: Chad Thompson Production: Yeah Haus Creative Direction:…

St. Juju | Better Worlds

St. Juju | Better Worlds

In Rivers Solomon’s animated short story “St. Juju,” a young woman must choose between her secure enclave and the one she loves. Read River Solomon’s original story here: http://bit.ly/2MDa3cq “St. Juju” is part of Better Worlds, The Verge’s science fiction project about hope. http://bit.ly/2RjbsdN Directed by: Allen Laseter Creative Direction: The Verge Creative Director: William…

A Model Dog | Better Worlds

A Model Dog | Better Worlds

Two engineers try to create an immortal dog in John Scalzi’s short story “A Model Dog.” In this animated adaptation, an overbearing CEO demands that his employees engineer a solution to his dad’s aging dog. Read John Scalzi’s original story here: http://bit.ly/2RC92qF “A Model Dog” is part of Better Worlds, The Verge’s science fiction project…

Better Worlds: a new animated sci-fi series

Better Worlds: a new animated sci-fi series

Starting January 14th, The Verge will bring together some of the most exciting names in science fiction writing to imagine Better Worlds. The project will showcase 10 original fiction stories, five animated adaptations, and five audio adaptations by a diverse roster of authors who take a more optimistic view of what lies ahead in ways…

How science could save the diamond industry from itself

How science could save the diamond industry from itself

Diamonds have always been extremely rare and valuable…but that might change soon. Over the past five years, the synthetic diamond industry has exploded, producing large and perfect diamonds to rival anything that comes out of the Earth. We look at the technology making this possible and ask, “When diamonds are no longer rare, what are…

We met the world’s first domesticated foxes

We met the world’s first domesticated foxes

This week, we meet the very cute and very bizarre result of an almost 60-year-long experiment: they’re foxes that have been specially bred for their dog-like friendliness toward people. We do a little behavior research of our own, and discover what scientists continue to learn from the world’s most famous experiment in domestication. The fox…

A microscopic look at why the world is running out of sand

A microscopic look at why the world is running out of sand

Humans are using more sand than the Earth is naturally producing, and that’s a problem for the global construction industry. But it turns out that the usefulness of sand depends on the science of each tiny little grain. We went on a sand scavenger hunt to collect some samples, look at them under a microscope,…

How astronauts handle medical meltdowns in space

How astronauts handle medical meltdowns in space

When astronauts go into space they need to be in peak physical fitness, but that doesn’t mean they can’t get sick. And when they do, there is no clinic or hospital nearby. In this episode, Loren visits the STRATUS Center in Boston, where simulations are being developed to train astronauts on how to handle medical…

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…