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Self-healing DNA may protect astronauts from killer radiation | Michelle Thaller

Self-healing DNA may protect astronauts from killer radiation | Michelle Thaller

So Peter, you ask a really good question about radiation perhaps being a limiting factor in human exploration. And honestly this is something that people are working on very hard right now. It is indeed a challenge. The astronauts on… Continue Reading

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Ep. 100 Cube Robots and Wound-Healing Tape | Twig Science Reporter

Ep. 100 Cube Robots and Wound-Healing Tape | Twig Science Reporter

On this week’s news update– A message from interstellar space– Sticky tape to help wounds heal– And cube robots that can jump, spin, and climb! First up– 42 years ago, in 1977, a spacecraft named Voyager 2 was launched. Since… Continue Reading

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Sea level rise is so much more than melting ice

Sea level rise is so much more than melting ice

– So, we do lots of climate and environment stories, and we’ve run up against one concept all the time, sea level rise. This probably isn’t news to you, but as the planet warms the average sea level is rising,… Continue Reading

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How obsessive artists colorize old photos

How obsessive artists colorize old photos

You might have seen some of these colorized photos on the internet. Mark Twain, Amelia Earhart, a young Charlie Chaplin. It’s incredible how normal these people look because they’re no longer in black and white. Like they’re someone you could… Continue Reading

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Vincent Sokalski: Improving Computer Memory Using Spintronics

Vincent Sokalski: Improving Computer Memory Using Spintronics

My group’s research is focused on exploring new materials and understanding and applying new physics so that we can improve the energy efficiency, the speed, and the reliability of computer memory and computer processors. To do this, we are looking… Continue Reading

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RETURN OF THE POOP | Muddy Heights 2

RETURN OF THE POOP | Muddy Heights 2

Hello everybody! My name is Markiplier and welcome to Muddy Heights 2. Now yes, this is a sequel to a poop game… Literally just a poop game… A game about poop. Anyway… so… This came out a while ago and… Continue Reading

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The Large Hadron Collider Returns in the Hunt for New Physics

The Large Hadron Collider Returns in the Hunt for New Physics

this is CERN the European Center for Nuclear Research but it’s best known as the home of the Large Hadron Collider the biggest and most powerful particle accelerator ever built it’s 100 meters below our feet 27 kilometers there cumference… Continue Reading

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How did NASA Steer the Saturn V?- Smarter Every Day 223

How did NASA Steer the Saturn V?- Smarter Every Day 223

– The Saturn V rocket took humans to the moon for the first time, but the humans didn’t steer the rocket. It steered itself using a computer. – [Man] Tower, clear. – [Man] Gotta roll program. – A lot of… Continue Reading

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An Open Letter to Students Returning to School

An Open Letter to Students Returning to School

Good morning Hank, it’s Tuesday. Today I’d like to deliver an open letter to students returning to school. Dear students returning to school: Not to speed your re-entry into formal education with a pop quiz or anything, but in what… Continue Reading

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Physics Is Erasing Your Memory

Physics Is Erasing Your Memory

So, I have a torch and some neodymium magnets. Let’s see what happens when I heat them up. So, these were magnets…until we heated them up–and they forgot. The same phenomenon that made the magnets forget that they were magnets… Continue Reading