The Artificial Leaf : Personalized Energy

Dan Nocera has a simple formula to save the planet: sunlight + water = energy for the world.  

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The Invisible Bicycle Helmet

“If people say it’s impossible we have to prove them wrong.”Design students Anna and Terese took on a giant challenge as an exam project….

An Israeli Death Stalker Scorpion

Bringing Light – Bert Klasey, Chris Baron, & James Allen Smith

In the painstaking process of removing brain tumors, neurosurgeons are constantly challenged by the inability to distinguish healthy tissue from tumor in the operating…

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The Cambridge Declaration on Consciousness

An international group of prominent scientists, led by computational neuroscientist and neurophysiologist Dr. Philip Low, has signed The Cambridge Declaration on Consciousness in which…

Build Yourself – Tristan Copley Smith

  In the farmlands of Missouri, an unlikely Polish physicist is developing affordable, easy to build industrial machines and sharing his designs on the…


The Secret of Trees – Albert Maysles

What do trees know that we don’t? 13-year-old inventor Aidan realized that trees use a mathematical formula to gather sunlight in crowded forests. Then…

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Veritasium: Why go back to the Moon?

YouTube sensation Veritasium speaks with Bob Richards, CEO of Moon Express, at the NASA Ames Research Center to find out how and why he…

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Black Holes Grow Fractal

Feeding black holes develop a fractal skin as they grow. That’s the conclusion of simulations that take advantage of a correlation between fluid dynamics…


Animals Are Persons Too

This short documentary follows the lawyer Steven Wise’s effort to break down the legal wall that separates animals from humans.    


The RNA Origin of Life

RNA may have been the origin of life on Earth. Go on a whirlwind tour of RNA’s evolving role through billions of years of…