• The Science Behind Climate Change (Documentary)
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    The Science Behind Climate Change (Documentary)

    What is global warming? How did it start? How will it continue? What will happen to humanity? Will one day we’ll be gone due to our own ignorance? Global Warming is the continuing rise in the average temperature of Earth’s climate system Through the sudden use of factories, gas consuming cars and and other ambitions from fossil fuels the Earth’s temperature has rapidly increased since the beginning of the industrial age Global warming is a natural event but is being majorly contributed to by humans today, the quality of the atmosphere has been irreversibly depleted over time and if nothing is done about it, the Earth will ultimately swelter Americans…

  • 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…

  • Is it Wrong to Fly?  – Glad You Asked S1 (E6)
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    Is it Wrong to Fly? – Glad You Asked S1 (E6)

    This is me in China in 1996, on a trip to see where my family came from.That trip was the first time that I rode in an airplane,and the first time that I got stuck in an airport.We’ve been waiting here for 9 hours now! Air travel is one of the great privileges of living in this century. And the number of air passengers is expected to double in the next 20 years. There’s just one problem. Aviation runs on oil, which contributes to global climate change.And there’s not a good alternative yet.So individual consumers were left wonderingabout their own responsibility.These blankets represent arctic sea ice. Alex: How many polar…

  • The problem of light pollution — and 5 ridiculously easy ways to fix it | Kelsey Johnson
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    The problem of light pollution — and 5 ridiculously easy ways to fix it | Kelsey Johnson

    Translator: Ivana Korom Reviewer: Joanna Pietrulewicz Unless you’ve spent quality time on the International Space Station, this is probably not a view you are super familiar with. This is the east coast of the United States. That’s New York down there in the lower right, and it’s a band of light all the way up through Washington DC. Those cities are shining like jewels, highways are traced by webs of light. And all of that light is super photogenic. But there’s a problem. That light is meant to be illuminating our sidewalks, and our streets and our houses. Instead, it’s actually going up into the sky and out into the…

  • How Close Are We to Mining in Space?
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    How Close Are We to Mining in Space?

    Some say humanity’s future as a space-faring species is just around the corner. But realistically, how are we going to get there? The answer is asteroids. These seemingly unimpressive lumps of rock could actually be the intergalactic pit stops for exploring the universe. They have the potential to become cosmic gas stations and the building blocks for habitats on Mars; to change how we navigate through space, and even to revolutionize Earthly engineering and economies. But their potential remains untapped. – We call the asteroids the stepping stones to the solar system. And we live in the age where humanity will make the leap into space. So how close are…

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    What If the Earth Stopped Spinning Right Now

    We’ve always been fascinated by what would become of Earth and us if something disastrous happened. Have you wondered about it as well? Well, that’s why Hollywood makes so many movies about the end of the world. We at Bright Side decided to find out what would happen if Earth suddenly stopped spinning (it’s really slowing down, by the way!). Let’s have a look at the incredible consequences that might follow one day. 1. All objects would fly east at high speed with their own momentum. We don’t notice the huge speed at which the Earth is spinning. But if it stopped, says Sten Odenwald from NASA, everything on its…

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    What If We Move the Earth to a New Orbit

    Okay listen up. I hate to break it to you, but the Earth’s orbit isn’t a circle, but an oval-shaped ellipse. And the length of the day is actually not 24 but 23.93 hours. Precise enough for you? Ha. We, humans, take these facts for granted. But what if one day, we had to move the entire planet to a completely new orbit and change the existing order? Before we figure out if there’s any way to push our planet out of its orbit, let’s find out WHY we might need to do so! Here, I don’t want to sugarcoat it: our doomsday is approaching. Even if the planet doesn’t…

  • Venus: Sound Of The Earth’s Evil Twin – 4K
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    Venus: Sound Of The Earth’s Evil Twin – 4K

    The sound you hear in this video was recorded on March 5, 1982, (07:00:10 UTC) east of Phoebe Region by the Soviet probe Venera 14. Camera lens cap being ejected off! The second largest terrestrial planet, Venus is also second one from the Sun and the third brightest object in Earth’s sky after the Sun and Moon. It is sometimes referred to as the sister planet to Earth, because of the similarity of their sizes and masses. Venus is also the closest planet to Earth. For more information about Venus, please read the description.

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    Aliens May Have Visited Earth But We Haven’t Noticed

    Hey, you still waiting for a visit from the little green men? Sorry, but you might’ve missed that one by about 10 million years. A new study claims that aliens do exist, and they’ve already visited our planet! They just haven’t come back in a looong time… Published in The Astronomical Journal in August 2019, the study points out that extraterrestrials could be taking their sweet time getting to our planet. Why? Because they likely rely on the movement of star systems since they make crossing the universe easier. You see, stars and planets move around the center of our Milky Way, and they pass one another occasionally. And the…

  • Hubble’s Ultra Deep Field 2014 with ultraviolet light
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    Hubble’s Ultra Deep Field 2014 with ultraviolet light

    The Hubble Space Telescope has blown our minds over the years with images like the Deep Field, Ultra Deep Field and Extreme Deep field. These famous images give us a phenomenal perspective that what may look like empty space is actually overflowing with galaxies. The deep field images are long exposures taken in the visible and near-infrared wavelengths, but now we have something more: the Ultraviolet. This image is composed of 841 orbits of Hubble Time, each a 90-minute exposure, from 2003 to 2012 allowing us to see the very early Universe in a wide band of light. Larger, hotter stars emit more light at smaller wavelengths so observing in…