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Why graphene hasn’t taken over the world...yet
 
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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 another promise that is perpetually just one more breakthrough away? Subscribe: http://bit.ly/2FqJZMl Like Verge Science on Facebook: http://bit.ly/2hoSukO Follow on Twitter: http://bit.ly/2Kr29B9 Follow on Instagram: https://goo.gl/7ZeLvX Read More: http://www.theverge.com Community guidelines: http://bit.ly/2D0hlAv Subscribe to Verge on YouTube for explainers, product reviews, technology news, and more: http://goo.gl/G5RXGs
Views: 9251863 Verge Science
We met the world’s first domesticated foxes
 
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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 experiment continues under the supervision of Lyudmila Trut at the Institute of Cytology and Genetics. Her book “How to Tame a Fox (and Build a Dog)”, co-authored by Lee Alan Dugatkin, details the history and science behind the experiment. Subscribe: http://bit.ly/2FqJZMl Like Verge Science on Facebook: http://bit.ly/2hoSukO Follow on Twitter: http://bit.ly/2Kr29B9 Follow on Instagram: https://goo.gl/7ZeLvX Read More: http://www.theverge.com Community guidelines: http://bit.ly/2D0hlAv Subscribe to Verge on YouTube for explainers, product reviews, technology news, and more: http://goo.gl/G5RXGs gene editing
Views: 5476538 Verge Science
We decoded NASA’s messages to aliens by hand
 
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In 1977, twin golden records were sent into space on the Voyager 1 and 2 spacecraft. Still sailing through space at nearly 60,000 km per hour, the records contain sound, songs, and images from earth. But how did NASA include images on an analog record? Here, we decoded the audio, and see the images the way that aliens were intended to see them. Special thanks to Ron Barry for walking us through his own audio decoding process, which got us excited in the story over a year ago. You can read about his own adventure and watch his process produce results in real-time in his own video in the links below: https://boingboing.net/2017/09/05/how-to-decode-the-images-on-th.html https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibByF9XPAPg&feature=youtu.be Link to Manuel’s code on GitHub: https://github.com/aizquier/voyagerimb Link to the full audio data: https://soundcloud.com/user-482195982/voyager-golden-record-encoded-images The Verge’s sponsors play an important role in funding our journalism, but do not influence editorial content. For more information about our ethics policy, visit https://www.theverge.com/ethics-statement. Subscribe: http://bit.ly/2FqJZMl Like Verge Science on Facebook: http://bit.ly/2hoSukO Follow on Twitter: http://bit.ly/2Kr29B9 Follow on Instagram: https://goo.gl/7ZeLvX Read More: http://www.theverge.com Community guidelines: http://bit.ly/2D0hlAv Subscribe to Verge on YouTube for explainers, product reviews, technology news, and more: http://goo.gl/G5RXGs
Views: 1855637 Verge Science
A microscopic look at why the world is running out of sand
 
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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, and try to figure out why sand scarcity is such a problem. Subscribe: http://bit.ly/2FqJZMl Like Verge Science on Facebook: http://bit.ly/2hoSukO Follow on Twitter: http://bit.ly/2Kr29B9 Follow on Instagram: https://goo.gl/7ZeLvX Read More: http://www.theverge.com Community guidelines: http://bit.ly/2D0hlAv Subscribe to Verge on YouTube for explainers, product reviews, technology news, and more: http://goo.gl/G5RXGs
Views: 1261397 Verge Science
How NYC plans to survive the next superstorm
 
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Sandy hit New York City almost six years ago and the city is still recovering. As storms grow even more frequent and severe, cities around the world are struggling to prepare themselves for the worst. We took a behind-the-scenes look at New York’s subway system to see all the disaster-grade gear the city is installing to help its people ride out the next “superstorm.” Subscribe: http://bit.ly/2FqJZMl Like Verge Science on Facebook: http://bit.ly/2hoSukO Follow on Twitter: http://bit.ly/2Kr29B9 Follow on Instagram: https://goo.gl/7ZeLvX Read More: http://www.theverge.com Community guidelines: http://bit.ly/2D0hlAv Subscribe to Verge on YouTube for explainers, product reviews, technology news, and more: http://goo.gl/G5RXGs
Views: 343492 Verge Science
88,000 tons of radioactive waste – and nowhere to put it
 
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The United States produces 2,200 tons of nuclear waste each year…and no one knows what to do with it. The federal government has long promised, but never delivered, a safe place for nuclear power plants to store their spent fuel. This means that radioactive waste is piling up all over the country. We visited one of the worst places where the waste is stuck: a beachside power plant uncomfortably close to both San Diego and Los Angeles. And we asked the people in charge of the waste there: what happens now? Subscribe: http://bit.ly/2FqJZMl Like Verge Science on Facebook: http://bit.ly/2hoSukO Follow on Twitter: http://bit.ly/2Kr29B9 Follow on Instagram: https://goo.gl/7ZeLvX Read More: http://www.theverge.com Community guidelines: http://bit.ly/2D0hlAv Subscribe to Verge on YouTube for explainers, product reviews, technology news, and more: http://goo.gl/G5RXGs
Views: 1832013 Verge Science
The new supercomputer behind the US nuclear arsenal
 
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“Sierra” was just crowned the second-most powerful supercomputer on the planet. And while most of its peers use their power for climate simulations, astrophysics, and other civilian work, Sierra is purpose-built for an entirely different mission: nuclear weapons. We took a tour of this massive system, and found out why the US builds supercomputers to support its nuclear arsenal. Subscribe: http://bit.ly/2FqJZMl Like Verge Science on Facebook: http://bit.ly/2hoSukO Follow on Twitter: http://bit.ly/2Kr29B9 Follow on Instagram: https://goo.gl/7ZeLvX Read More: http://www.theverge.com Community guidelines: http://bit.ly/2D0hlAv Subscribe to Verge on YouTube for explainers, product reviews, technology news, and more: http://goo.gl/G5RXGs
Views: 1203360 Verge Science
How four rogue satellites could change the spaceflight industry
 
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Earlier this year, a company launched four tiny satellites into orbit without permission. These “rogue satellites” caused an uproar in the space community, and in the future, others like them could increase the risk of catastrophic collisions in orbit. We talked to some space experts about what’s at stake when no one knows exactly what’s up there in space. Subscribe: http://bit.ly/2FqJZMl Like Verge Science on Facebook: http://bit.ly/2hoSukO Follow on Twitter: http://bit.ly/2Kr29B9 Follow on Instagram: https://goo.gl/7ZeLvX Read More: http://www.theverge.com Community guidelines: http://bit.ly/2D0hlAv Subscribe to Verge on YouTube for explainers, product reviews, technology news, and more: http://goo.gl/G5RXGs
Views: 316200 Verge Science
Blood types are a 20-million-year mystery
 
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Do you know what your blood type is? It’s a pretty basic health question with a pretty bizarre history. We take a look at some ill-fated blood experiments from yesteryear, and try to figure out why it is that all blood isn’t alike. And, our intrepid video director Cory Zapatka takes the question into his own hands with a blood typing kit and a needle... Subscribe: http://bit.ly/2FqJZMl Like Verge Science on Facebook: http://bit.ly/2hoSukO Follow Verge Science on Twitter: http://bit.ly/2Kr29B9 Read More: http://www.theverge.com Community guidelines: http://bit.ly/2D0hlAv
Views: 1030180 Verge Science
How this 50-year-old NASA material could kill cancer
 
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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 Like Verge Science on Facebook: http://bit.ly/2hoSukO Follow on Twitter: http://bit.ly/2Kr29B9 Follow on Instagram: https://goo.gl/7ZeLvX Read More: http://www.theverge.com Community guidelines: http://bit.ly/2D0hlAv Subscribe to Verge on YouTube for explainers, product reviews, technology news, and more: http://goo.gl/G5RXGs
Views: 367751 Verge Science
Why Tesla is building city-sized batteries
 
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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 more about some of the figures from the U.S. Energy Information Administration, cited in this video: https://www.eia.gov/tools/faqs/faq.php?id=427&t=3 https://www.eia.gov/todayinenergy/detail.php?id=20652 Subscribe: http://bit.ly/2FqJZMl Like Verge Science on Facebook: http://bit.ly/2hoSukO Follow on Twitter: http://bit.ly/2Kr29B9 Follow on Instagram: https://goo.gl/7ZeLvX Read More: http://www.theverge.com Community guidelines: http://bit.ly/2D0hlAv Subscribe to Verge on YouTube for explainers, product reviews, technology news, and more: http://goo.gl/G5RXGs
Views: 966910 Verge Science
Sea level rise is so much more than melting ice
 
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While researching climate change, we heard something confusing: the sea level in New York City is rising about one and a half times faster than the global average. We couldn’t figure out what that meant. Isn’t the sea level...flat? So we called up an expert and went down the rabbit hole. And, we did our best to visualize her truly bizarre answers with animations, dioramas, and a lot of melting ice. Subscribe: http://bit.ly/2FqJZMl Like Verge Science on Facebook: http://bit.ly/2hoSukO Follow on Twitter: http://bit.ly/2Kr29B9 Follow on Instagram: https://goo.gl/7ZeLvX Read More: http://www.theverge.com Community guidelines: http://bit.ly/2D0hlAv Subscribe to Verge on YouTube for explainers, product reviews, technology news, and more: http://goo.gl/G5RXGs
Views: 997447 Verge Science
NASA’s InSight Mars landing: what it really took
 
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After a six-month long journey, NASA’s InSight spacecraft successfully landed on Mars. The probe will now begin to collect data on Mars’ crust, mantle, and core, providing a never-before-seen look at the red planet’s inner workings. Getting a new spacecraft on the surface of the red planet is no easy feat – The Verge’s Loren Grush talks to engineers about how they prepared for this landing. Subscribe: http://bit.ly/2FqJZMl Like Verge Science on Facebook: http://bit.ly/2hoSukO Follow on Twitter: http://bit.ly/2Kr29B9 Follow on Instagram: https://goo.gl/7ZeLvX Read More: http://www.theverge.com Community guidelines: http://bit.ly/2D0hlAv Subscribe to Verge on YouTube for explainers, product reviews, technology news, and more: http://goo.gl/G5RXGs
Views: 1214573 Verge Science
Are diamonds still precious if we can make them in a lab?
 
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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 they worth?” Subscribe: http://bit.ly/2FqJZMl Like Verge Science on Facebook: http://bit.ly/2hoSukO Follow on Twitter: http://bit.ly/2Kr29B9 Follow on Instagram: https://goo.gl/7ZeLvX Read More: http://www.theverge.com Community guidelines: http://bit.ly/2D0hlAv Subscribe to Verge on YouTube for explainers, product reviews, technology news, and more: http://goo.gl/G5RXGs
Views: 296726 Verge Science
The kilogram has changed forever. Here’s why.
 
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In November, scientists from around the world met in Paris to do something remarkable: they redefined the kilogram. This standard of measure was once based on a hunk of metal under lock and key in France — but in 2019, it will officially be defined by something far, far stranger. Take a weird trip into the world of measurement with us as we find out why. Correction: An eagle-eyed viewer pointed out a small error when we described the old definition of a kilogram. It should have been "the weight of water equal to the cube of a tenth part of the metre"…not "the hundredth part." Otherwise, you'd be getting a gram, not a kilogram. Good catch…and a good argument for the metric system! Read more here: http://bit.ly/2EAFCCj Subscribe: http://bit.ly/2FqJZMl Like Verge Science on Facebook: http://bit.ly/2hoSukO Follow on Twitter: http://bit.ly/2Kr29B9 Follow on Instagram: https://goo.gl/7ZeLvX Read More: http://www.theverge.com Community guidelines: http://bit.ly/2D0hlAv Subscribe to Verge on YouTube for explainers, product reviews, technology news, and more: http://goo.gl/G5RXGs
Views: 516829 Verge Science
Building a lunar base out of Moon dust
 
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Welcome to NASA’s Kennedy Space Center. Here, engineers are dreaming up new technologies that will help build settlements on the Moon or Mars via NASA’s experimental “Swamp Works” lab. With everyone from NASA to Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos looking to send people to the Moon and beyond, the Swamp Works engineers are hard at work figuring out how to help future “space pioneers” actually harvest their own materials from other planets. Verge Science took a spin through the lab and saw some unique prototypes in action. Subscribe: http://bit.ly/2FqJZMl Like Verge Science on Facebook: http://bit.ly/2hoSukO Follow on Twitter: http://bit.ly/2Kr29B9 Follow on Instagram: https://goo.gl/7ZeLvX Read More: http://www.theverge.com Community guidelines: http://bit.ly/2D0hlAv Subscribe to Verge on YouTube for explainers, product reviews, technology news, and more: http://goo.gl/G5RXGs
Views: 478714 Verge Science
Bees are going extinct...but not the ones you think
 
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You’ve probably heard for years that bees are in dire straights. Which is true…but it’s probably not the bees you’re thinking of. We talk to a bee researcher about what’s really at stake for bees, global agriculture, and all the almonds you’ve ever eaten. Subscribe: http://bit.ly/2FqJZMl Like Verge Science on Facebook: http://bit.ly/2hoSukO Follow Verge Science on Twitter: http://bit.ly/2Kr29B9 Read More: http://www.theverge.com Community guidelines: http://bit.ly/2D0hlAv
Views: 442101 Verge Science
Testing the limits of human vision
 
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That big “E” at the top of your doctor’s eye chart tells you whether you need glasses - but it also tells you a lot about the physics happening inside your eyes. We put human visual acuity to the test - in our office, and across a city. Subscribe: http://bit.ly/2FqJZMl Like Verge Science on Facebook: http://bit.ly/2hoSukO Follow Verge Science on Twitter: http://bit.ly/2Kr29B9 Read More: http://www.theverge.com Community guidelines: http://bit.ly/2D0hlAv
Views: 374359 Verge Science
Why wildfire season never stops
 
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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” that just keep getting worse and worse. Subscribe: http://bit.ly/2FqJZMl Like Verge Science on Facebook: http://bit.ly/2hoSukO Follow on Twitter: http://bit.ly/2Kr29B9 Follow on Instagram: https://goo.gl/7ZeLvX Read More: http://www.theverge.com Community guidelines: http://bit.ly/2D0hlAv Subscribe to Verge on YouTube for explainers, product reviews, technology news, and more: http://goo.gl/G5RXGs
Views: 215075 Verge Science
The microbial truth of how your cheese gets made
 
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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 happen. Subscribe: http://bit.ly/2FqJZMl Like Verge Science on Facebook: http://bit.ly/2hoSukO Follow on Twitter: http://bit.ly/2Kr29B9 Follow on Instagram: https://goo.gl/7ZeLvX Read More: http://www.theverge.com Community guidelines: http://bit.ly/2D0hlAv Subscribe to Verge on YouTube for explainers, product reviews, technology news, and more: http://goo.gl/G5RXGs
Views: 124507 Verge Science
What the world looks like to an algorithm
 
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Artificial intelligence is governing more and more of our lives, but the way it sees and understands the world is completely different from you or me. For this video, we found a way to look around inside AI’s “brain.” First, we asked fellow humans to guess paintings made by a computer program. And then, the opposite: we asked AI to guess our doodles. It’s a game of Pictionary that explains a lot about our future alongside AI. The Verge’s sponsors play an important role in funding our journalism, but do not influence editorial content. For more information about our ethics policy, visit https://www.theverge.com/ethics-statement. Subscribe: http://bit.ly/2FqJZMl Like Verge Science on Facebook: http://bit.ly/2hoSukO Follow on Twitter: http://bit.ly/2Kr29B9 Follow on Instagram: https://goo.gl/7ZeLvX Read More: http://www.theverge.com Community guidelines: http://bit.ly/2D0hlAv Subscribe to Verge on YouTube for explainers, product reviews, technology news, and more: http://goo.gl/G5RXGs
Views: 156017 Verge Science
What self-driving cars can learn from brainless slime mold
 
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Slime mold is a single-celled bit of goo that you’d find under a log in the woods. It’s also a master decision-maker, capable of weighing risk and reward in ways that make scientists question what intelligence really is. We grew slime mold of our own, and watched it tackle some amazingly complicated problems that could even help create better algorithms for self-driving cars. Subscribe: http://bit.ly/2FqJZMl Like Verge Science on Facebook: http://bit.ly/2hoSukO Follow Verge Science on Twitter: http://bit.ly/2Kr29B9 Read More: http://www.theverge.com Community guidelines: http://bit.ly/2D0hlAv
Views: 337012 Verge Science
Why we need all-new space suits to survive Mars
 
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Not all space suits are created equal! Verge space reporter Loren Grush tries on a prototype suit that’s custom-made for survival on the Moon, and a totally different model for Mars. It isn’t easy. This video is part of the Verge’s Space Craft series, and we thought you’d like it as much as the folks on our other channel did! Subscribe: http://bit.ly/2FqJZMl Like Verge Science on Facebook: http://bit.ly/2hoSukO Follow on Twitter: http://bit.ly/2Kr29B9 Follow on Instagram: https://goo.gl/7ZeLvX Read More: http://www.theverge.com Community guidelines: http://bit.ly/2D0hlAv Subscribe to Verge on YouTube for explainers, product reviews, technology news, and more: http://goo.gl/G5RXGs
Views: 456520 Verge Science
This monster plant is trying to take over. What if we let it?
 
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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 it out. NOTE: All footage of U.S. and California Fish and Wildlife Service land was obtained via special agreement with those agencies. Filming on said land requires a Special Use Permit. Additionally, launching, landing, or operating an unmanned aircraft (drone) from or on lands and waters administered by the California and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services is prohibited unless special permits are obtained. Subscribe: http://bit.ly/2FqJZMl Like Verge Science on Facebook: http://bit.ly/2hoSukO Follow on Twitter: http://bit.ly/2Kr29B9 Follow on Instagram: https://goo.gl/7ZeLvX Read More: http://www.theverge.com Community guidelines: http://bit.ly/2D0hlAv Subscribe to Verge on YouTube for explainers, product reviews, technology news, and more: http://goo.gl/G5RXGs
Views: 873864 Verge Science
How to memorize 70,000 digits of Pi
 
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The “memory palace” is a famous technique that makes incredible feats of memory possible (the world record for “number of digits of Pi memorized” is a whopping 70,000). And yet, most of us struggle to remember a new phone number. We perform some simple tests on ourselves to make better use of our frustratingly limited recall. Subscribe: http://bit.ly/2FqJZMl Like Verge Science on Facebook: http://bit.ly/2hoSukO Follow Verge Science on Twitter: http://bit.ly/2Kr29B9 Read More: http://www.theverge.com Community guidelines: http://bit.ly/2D0hlAv
Views: 515669 Verge Science
Training for Mars on an active volcano
 
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There’s no way to know what life at a Mars colony will really be like — but on the side of an active volcano in Hawaii, NASA has built the next best thing. We visited a remote habitat on the island of Hawaii built to simulate the conditions that future astronauts might experience on the Red Planet. This video is part of The Verge’s Space Craft series, and from time to time, we’re going to be showing them here on Verge Science. Enjoy! Read more here: http://bit.ly/2R5DmJQ Subscribe: http://bit.ly/2FqJZMl Like Verge Science on Facebook: http://bit.ly/2hoSukO Follow on Twitter: http://bit.ly/2Kr29B9 Follow on Instagram: https://goo.gl/7ZeLvX Read More: http://www.theverge.com Community guidelines: http://bit.ly/2D0hlAv Subscribe to Verge on YouTube for explainers, product reviews, technology news, and more: http://goo.gl/G5RXGs
Views: 64610 Verge Science
Supersonic air travel is finally coming back
 
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Supersonic air travel is back. 15 years after the Concorde was grounded, everyone from aerospace companies to NASA to small startups is working to bring back ultrafast civilian aircraft. We take a look at the engineering challenges that make supersonic flight so difficult, and try to figure out what’s different about this new generation of planes. The Verge’s sponsors play an important role in funding our journalism, but do not influence editorial content. For more information about our ethics policy, visit https://www.theverge.com/ethics-statement. Subscribe: http://bit.ly/2FqJZMl Like Verge Science on Facebook: http://bit.ly/2hoSukO Follow on Twitter: http://bit.ly/2Kr29B9 Follow on Instagram: https://goo.gl/7ZeLvX Read More: http://www.theverge.com Community guidelines: http://bit.ly/2D0hlAv Subscribe to Verge on YouTube for explainers, product reviews, technology news, and more: http://goo.gl/G5RXGs
Views: 1578771 Verge Science
How deaf researchers are reinventing science communication
 
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Science is a language unto itself, and scientists rely on precise, standard terminology for common ground in their work. But for deaf researchers and students, American Sign Language isn’t “up to date” with terms for new concepts and ideas. The solution? Create new signs from scratch. We follow a deaf grad student who explains how he brings science to life with sign language. Check out these online video dictionaries to learn more: ASLCORE – https://aslcore.org/ DeafTEC – http://bit.ly/2EppumX Subscribe: http://bit.ly/2FqJZMl Like Verge Science on Facebook: http://bit.ly/2hoSukO Follow on Twitter: http://bit.ly/2Kr29B9 Follow on Instagram: https://goo.gl/7ZeLvX Read More: http://www.theverge.com Community guidelines: http://bit.ly/2D0hlAv Subscribe to Verge on YouTube for explainers, product reviews, technology news, and more: http://goo.gl/G5RXGs
Views: 50432 Verge Science
Your old phone is a veritable gold mine
 
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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 to see where these metals are hiding, and find out just how hard it is to reclaim them safely. Clarification: in citing India, China, and South Africa as suffering from growing e-waste problems, we didn’t mention that those countries are also producing record amounts of their own e-waste, in addition to anything being imported from other countries. E-waste from all sources is on the rise, forcing governments to figure out how to deal with it safely and efficiently. Subscribe: http://bit.ly/2FqJZMl Like Verge Science on Facebook: http://bit.ly/2hoSukO Follow Verge Science on Twitter: http://bit.ly/2Kr29B9 Read More: http://www.theverge.com Community guidelines: http://bit.ly/2D0hlAv
Views: 304332 Verge Science
Old nuclear bomb tests are still haunting us today
 
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In 1946, the American military detonated a nuke underwater in the Pacific Ocean to see what would happen to abandoned warships nearby. In this video, we trace the far-reaching consequences of that test. It leads all the way to the present day; to a major American city; and to a nuclear scandal that’s cost millions and has put people behind bars. Thanks to our friends at Curbed for their collaboration on this story. You can follow their excellent reporting here: http://bit.ly/2NAxLVC Some historical documents to check out: https://www.nrc.gov/docs/ML0425/ML042580203.pdf https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/4618706-1946-Cable-to-Joint-Chiefs.html Subscribe: http://bit.ly/2FqJZMl Like Verge Science on Facebook: http://bit.ly/2hoSukO Follow on Twitter: http://bit.ly/2Kr29B9 Follow on Instagram: https://goo.gl/7ZeLvX Read More: http://www.theverge.com Community guidelines: http://bit.ly/2D0hlAv Subscribe to Verge on YouTube for explainers, product reviews, technology news, and more: http://goo.gl/G5RXGs
Views: 319007 Verge Science
Should your phone push you to take your pills?
 
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There’s a surprising problem in American health care that doesn’t get discussed much: up to 50% of patients don’t take long-term medication properly. “Medicine non adherence” costs money and lives every year, and recently, technology is swooping in to help. More smartphone apps are hitting the market that monitor patients as they take their medicine...but as the technology becomes more common, what will happen to our privacy? Or in some cases, our civil liberties? The Verge’s sponsors play an important role in funding our journalism but do not influence editorial content. For more information about our ethics policy, visit https://www.theverge.com/ethics-statement. Subscribe: http://bit.ly/2FqJZMl Like Verge Science on Facebook: http://bit.ly/2hoSukO Follow on Twitter: http://bit.ly/2Kr29B9 Follow on Instagram: https://goo.gl/7ZeLvX Read More: http://www.theverge.com Community guidelines: http://bit.ly/2D0hlAv Subscribe to Verge on YouTube for explainers, product reviews, technology news, and more: http://goo.gl/G5RXGs
Views: 50199 Verge Science
NASA's InSight spacecraft just launched to Mars
 
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NASA’s InSight spacecraft just launched to Mars. Equipped with cutting-edge instruments to study Mars’ crust, mantle, and core, InSight will provide a never-before-seen look at the red planet’s inner workings. The Verge’s Loren Grush visited Vandenberg Air Force Base for the launch, which marks the beginning of InSight’s six-month journey to Mars. Subscribe: http://bit.ly/2FqJZMl Like Verge Science on Facebook: http://bit.ly/2hoSukO Follow Verge Science on Twitter: http://bit.ly/2Kr29B9 Read More: http://www.theverge.com Community guidelines: http://bit.ly/2D0hlAv
Views: 133199 Verge Science
We survived a (simulated) space catastrophe
 
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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 of Space Craft, we visit the STRATUS Center in Boston, where simulations are being developed to train astronauts on how to handle medical emergencies in space. This video is part of the Verge’s Space Craft series, and from time to time we’re going to be playing them here on Verge Science. Enjoy! Subscribe: http://bit.ly/2FqJZMl Like Verge Science on Facebook: http://bit.ly/2hoSukO Follow on Twitter: http://bit.ly/2Kr29B9 Follow on Instagram: https://goo.gl/7ZeLvX Read More: http://www.theverge.com Community guidelines: http://bit.ly/2D0hlAv Subscribe to Verge on YouTube for explainers, product reviews, technology news, and more: http://goo.gl/G5RXGs
Views: 79475 Verge Science
Test firing a new rocket engine (and watching it explode)
 
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With the rise of tiny satellites, or cubesats, there’s a growing need for smaller rockets that can take miniature satellites into space. One rocket startup, Launcher, is joining the revolution with just four employees in a quiet corner of Long Island. They’re building an all-new rocket engine, and if it passes its test fires, it’ll pave the way for Launcher’s first rocket flights. We visited Launcher HQ to witness one of those pivotal tests. Subscribe: http://bit.ly/2FqJZMl Like Verge Science on Facebook: http://bit.ly/2hoSukO Follow on Twitter: http://bit.ly/2Kr29B9 Follow on Instagram: https://goo.gl/7ZeLvX Read More: http://www.theverge.com Community guidelines: http://bit.ly/2D0hlAv Subscribe to Verge on YouTube for explainers, product reviews, technology news, and more: http://goo.gl/G5RXGs
Views: 51946 Verge Science
What zero gravity really feels like in the “vomit comet”
 
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We cover a lot of space stories at The Verge, but this is the closest we’ve gotten to actually going there. Join Loren Grush as she takes a ride on the infamous “vomit comet” and experiences true weightlessness. This video is part of The Verge series Space Craft, and we wanted to play it here too! Season two of Space Craft is airing right now on our other YouTube channel The Verge – check it out here: http://bit.ly/2w0jbAK Subscribe: http://bit.ly/2FqJZMl Like Verge Science on Facebook: http://bit.ly/2hoSukO Follow on Twitter: http://bit.ly/2Kr29B9 Follow on Instagram: https://goo.gl/7ZeLvX Read More: http://www.theverge.com Community guidelines: http://bit.ly/2D0hlAv Subscribe to Verge on YouTube for explainers, product reviews, technology news, and more: http://goo.gl/G5RXGs
Views: 182420 Verge Science
Why doctors are worried about the Apple Watch EKG
 
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The Apple Watch Series 4 learned a new trick: it can now perform an EKG, or electrocardiogram. It’s a test that can detect heart problems, and it could save lives. But it could also have some unintended side effects: self-diagnosis, false positives, and other headaches for doctors and hospitals everywhere. We took the new EKG feature for a spin, tested it against a hospital-grade machine, and spoke to a doctor about how consumer gadgets could change heart health. Read more here: http://bit.ly/2sp8C8d Subscribe: http://bit.ly/2FqJZMl Like Verge Science on Facebook: http://bit.ly/2hoSukO Follow on Twitter: http://bit.ly/2Kr29B9 Follow on Instagram: https://goo.gl/7ZeLvX Read More: http://www.theverge.com Community guidelines: http://bit.ly/2D0hlAv Subscribe to Verge on YouTube for explainers, product reviews, technology news, and more: http://goo.gl/G5RXGs
Views: 298747 Verge Science
Inside a volcano scientist’s campaign for Congress
 
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The election of Donald Trump has spurred an unprecedented number of scientists to enter politics for the first time. More than 60 candidates with science backgrounds are running Congress in 2018, and if they win, they’ll challenge a longstanding taboo against science in partisan politics. We follow Jess Phoenix, a volcanologist, as she seeks the Democratic nomination in a pivotal California district. Subscribe: http://bit.ly/2FqJZMl Like Verge Science on Facebook: http://bit.ly/2hoSukO Follow on Twitter: http://bit.ly/2Kr29B9 Follow on Instagram: https://goo.gl/7ZeLvX Read More: http://www.theverge.com Community guidelines: http://bit.ly/2D0hlAv Subscribe to Verge on YouTube for explainers, product reviews, technology news, and more: http://goo.gl/G5RXGs
Views: 23301 Verge Science
This is Verge Science
 
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Verge Science is the home base for our experiments and explorations into the future of science. That means energy, space, nature, the human mind and body, AI, and wherever else our stories take us. Subscribe to come along for the ride: http://bit.ly/2FqJZMl Like Verge Science on Facebook: http://bit.ly/2hoSukO Follow Verge Science on Twitter: http://bit.ly/2Kr29B9 Read More: http://www.theverge.com Community guidelines: http://bit.ly/2D0hlAv
Views: 113349 Verge Science
This is SpaceX’s very first human crew
 
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This year, if all goes well, astronauts will launch to space on a private craft for the first time in history. It’s SpaceX’s big chance to show NASA that it can be trusted with the work of ferrying astronauts to and from the international space station. We met the two astronauts selected for this historic mission and spoke with them about what’s different about working with a private company like SpaceX. Read more here: http://bit.ly/2FABgef Subscribe: http://bit.ly/2FqJZMl Like Verge Science on Facebook: http://bit.ly/2hoSukO Follow on Twitter: http://bit.ly/2Kr29B9 Follow on Instagram: https://goo.gl/7ZeLvX Read More: http://www.theverge.com Community guidelines: http://bit.ly/2D0hlAv Subscribe to Verge on YouTube for explainers, product reviews, technology news, and more: http://goo.gl/G5RXGs
Views: 282251 Verge Science