• Scientists Just Broke a Quantum Record; What Happens Next?
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    Scientists Just Broke a Quantum Record; What Happens Next?

    One of the reasons quantum mechanics is hard to get your head around is because it’s just so friggin’ weird. Things at the quantum level behave completely counterintuitively, compared to what we’re used to out here on the macro-scale. Recently, though, scientists have announced possibly the largest objects yet observed being governed by quantum physics. Macroscale objects doing quantum things sounds absurd; at least, Erwin Schrödinger thought so. That’s what Schrödinger’s cat is all about. The famous thought experiment says that if a cat is in a box with an atom that has a 50-50 chance of decaying and setting off a Rube Goldberg murder machine, then, according to one…

  • What Is The Carbon Cycle – Part 1| Environmental Chemistry | Chemistry | FuseSchool
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    What Is The Carbon Cycle – Part 1| Environmental Chemistry | Chemistry | FuseSchool

    All elements and some compounds have their natural cycle in Nature for example the water cycle Matter is cycled using energy usually from the sun And in this video, we’ll be considering the carbon cycle We will see how photosynthesis and respiration Help carbon to be cycled in nature again using energy from the sun And we will also see the part played by mankind when we use fossil fuels First of all the natural carbon cycle can you remember what the process is called where plants? capture Carbon and give off oxygen Pause the video whilst you think Did you remember that this process is called? Photosynthesis The Carbon…

  • This Diagram of Earth Is a Lie
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    This Diagram of Earth Is a Lie

    Thanks to Brilliant for supporting this episode of SciShow. Go to brilliant.org/SciShow to grab a gift subscription to help your loved ones spark a lifelong love of learning. {♫Intro♫} When you learned about the Earth’s interior in elementary school, you were probably shown a diagram that looked like a perfect layer cake. You had the thin crust, the thicker section of the mantle, the outer core, and the inner core, and everything was smooth and even: perfect nested spheres. I hate to burst your bubble, but… we’ve known for a long time that that diagram just isn’t true. At least, when it comes to the mantle. In reality, the Earth’s…

  • Earth, Two Degrees Warmer
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    Earth, Two Degrees Warmer

    Nothing says Friday like a hard-hitting report on climate change! A new, pretty serious climate change forecast came out this week in the journal Nature Climate Change, and it suggests there’s a 95% chance the Earth’s average temperature will increase more than two degrees Celsius this century. And that isn’t great news — but there might still be time to stop it. When you hear scientists talk about limiting climate change, you usually hear something about how we shouldn’t let the Earth warm by more than two degrees Celsius. What they mean by this is that we should make sure that, this century, the Earth’s average temperature doesn’t get more…

  • The Biggest Herb on Earth is… a Banana?!
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    The Biggest Herb on Earth is… a Banana?!

    [INTRO ♪] Despite what you may have heard, bananas don’t grow on trees! And I know, I know—banana plants look like trees, with tall thick trunks and leaves on top, but they’re actually really big herbs. And the tallest of them all, a wild banana species called Musa ingens, can grow as tall as 15 meters, making it the largest herb on Earth! The main thing that disqualifies banana plants from treehood is that they don’t have any wood. Wood is a particularly tough type of plant tissue containing a molecule called lignin. It can be found in a variety of vascular plants—that is, plants with a circulatory system for…

  • NASA’s Exoplanet Hunter Is Getting Us One Step Closer To Another Earth, Here’s How
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    NASA’s Exoplanet Hunter Is Getting Us One Step Closer To Another Earth, Here’s How

    The results are in, my friends:  NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite has identified over 850 candidate exoplanets, or planets outside our solar system, some of which have the potential to support life. TESS, that hardworking gal, has been on this exoplanet-hunting mission for over a year. And not only has this satellite exceeded the wildest dreams of the many scientists who use it to find exoplanets, but it has also gathered unprecedented data on other astrophysical phenomena, like exocomets and supernovae. TESS uses four large, specially designed cameras that are able to scan the sky for stars outside our solar system. The cameras view overlapping sectors of the sky for 27 days at…

  • 5 Simple steps to Fixing any Green Screen issue After Effects CC – Part 2
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    5 Simple steps to Fixing any Green Screen issue After Effects CC – Part 2

    – [Instructor] Hey, guys, welcome back to Flat Pack FX. In this tutorial, I’m gonna show you a super simple way to fix some of the most common green screen issues inside of After Effects, so stick around. You’re watching the Flat Pack FX. (upbeat, energetic music) So this is the second part of my green screen series. In part one, I showed you how to identify the problem at the point of filming to help avoid the issue, and in this part, I’ll show you a super easy approach to fixing these green screen issues inside of After Effects. In this video, I’m gonna show you a really easy…

  • The Mystifying Structures Hidden Within Earth’s Mantle
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    The Mystifying Structures Hidden Within Earth’s Mantle

    As you’re watching this video, thousands of kilometers beneath your feet, edging on the brink of alien and terrestrial, lies two vast structures with unknown origins, and scientists call them… Earth blobs? Uhh wait what? Did I read that correctly? Yes, yes I did read that correctly. These ‘blobs’ have been a big geologic mystery that researchers believe are having an untold effect on our planet and it’s baffled scientists for over 40 years. So what do we know about them? Well, Earth blobs have picked up this rather un-sciency name because they look sort of blobby with round, soft edges. No, not that type of blob. Scientists call them…

  • Could a Particle Accelerator Destroy Earth?
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    Could a Particle Accelerator Destroy Earth?

    Advancing particle physics demands we build bigger and badder particle accelerators, but every time the conversation about the next ultra-mega-super collider comes up some stick in the mud announces that it could kill us and the whole universe… But will it? You probably fall into one or two camps on this subject. Either you’re like me and you think that smashing some protons into each other head on at near light speed is just going to create some pretty pictures and obliterated protons, or you think it’ll create some pretty pictures and obliterate the Earth. But the quantum world is weird and unintuitive, so let’s all put our assumptions aside…