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The Search For Life Beyond Earth

The Search For Life Beyond Earth

There may be other intelligent civilizations capable of communicating with us. And impact on ourselves of contact with another intelligent civilization is now being discussed by serious thinkers the world over. It seems to me just perfectly natural that we would not be the only manifestation of life in the cosmos. Out there is a …

AVA – Nature (anti)matters

AVA – Nature (anti)matters

We are all concerned about the things that MATTTER …but what about things that ANTIMATTER At the beginning of the universe equal amounts of matterand antimatter should have been created Yet everything we know is matter Where did all the antimatter GO? CERN in Switzerland is the only one place in the world where scientists …

California Wildfires & Climate Change

California Wildfires & Climate Change

Right now California is on fire. The Kincade Fire has forced some 200,000 people from their homes and destroyed many buildings in its wake, as well as disrupting lives in all sorts of ways. This has been happening at the same time as the Getty Fire has been affecting people in LA, and comes hot …

Paul Gilding: The Earth is full

Paul Gilding: The Earth is full

Let me begin with four words that will provide the context for this week, four words that will come to define this century. Here they are: The Earth is full. It’s full of us, it’s full of our stuff, full of our waste, full of our demands. Yes, we are a brilliant and creative species, …

Google Earth’s Incredible 3D Imagery, Explained

Google Earth’s Incredible 3D Imagery, Explained

[MUSIC PLAYING] NAT: Almost 50 years ago, Apollo 8 left Earth for the moon. While in orbit, astronaut Bill Anders decided to take an unexpected photo. BILL ANDERS: Oh, my god, look at that picture over there. There’s the earth coming up. Wow, is that pretty. SPEAKER: Hey, don’t take that. It’s not scheduled. Later …

Noise Pollution Is Much Worse For You Than You Think

Noise Pollution Is Much Worse For You Than You Think

(Subway departing) This is not healthy. When you hear about pollution, you might picture exhaust fumes, littering, or oil spills. But there’s another kind of pollution you might not know: noise pollution. Like any other pollution, it’s a nuisance to society. Plus, everyone hates it. Ted Rueter: “A few years ago, the [U.S.] Census Bureau” …

Could Earth’s Heat Solve Our Energy Problems?

Could Earth’s Heat Solve Our Energy Problems?

This episode of Real Engineering is brought to you by Brilliant, a problem solving website that teaches you to think like an engineer. One of the biggest challenges facing mankind today is our quest to transition to renewable energy. Overhauling our entire electricity grid requires drastic changes to be made in the way we produce, …