Posts Tagged: Science

Planet Dinosaur – Biggest Dinosaur Ever!

John Hurt narrates the facts behind the discovery of huge nesting site in modern day Patagonia. Fossiled remains show Argentinosaurus laid tens of thousands of eggs in a 15 km nesting site used for hundreds of thousands of years.

Plants have slow sex in space

A new study on plant reproduction finds that developing cells are very affected by altered states of gravity – a finding that has implications for our hopes for a future human society in space.

Evacuate Earth

Evacuate Earth documentary…

We need better drugs. Now!

Geneticist and physician Francis Collins explains why systematic drug discovery is imperative, even for rare and complex diseases, and offers a few solutions — like teaching old drugs new tricks.

17th International Passive House Conference

The extensive conference program will encompass over 70 presentations devoted to practical experiences and the latest developments in energy efficient architecture…

Light without electricity?

Cheap, water-filled plastic bottle bulbs are lighting up shanty towns and transforming the lives of the poor in the Philippines. A film by Marion Hütter.

Visionary projects

The founder of PayPal, Tesla Motors and SpaceX, Elon Musk shares details about his visionary projects, which include a mass-marketed electric car, a solar energy leasing company and a fully reusable rocket.

Play with smart materials

Ink that conducts electricity, a window that turns from clear to opaque at the flip of a switch, a jelly that makes music. All this stuff exists and it’s time to play with it.

Your brain is more than a bag of chemicals

Modern psychiatric drugs treat the chemistry of the whole brain, but neurobiologist David Anderson believes in a more nuanced view of how the brain functions. He illuminates new research that could lead to targeted psychiatric medications…

Which species would you bring back?

Throughout humankind’s history, we’ve driven species after species extinct: the passenger pigeon, the Eastern mountain lion, the dodo …. But now we have the technology and biology to bring back species that humanity wiped out. So — should we? Which ones?

Chimps vs. Humans: Successful Societies

Roger Myerson and Jill Pruetz share insights into how humans and chimps share information, resolve conflicts, and build social groups.

Bizarre: No more nuts in the U.S.?

According to the ruls of FDA, Diamond Foods will no longer be able to sell nuts in the US, apparently because they were expressing the good characteristics of those nuts???

The Sun

Feeling a bit tired of winter, snow and cold days without much sun, a bit depressed and without energy? Scientists say that the main reason for such feelings is the sun you are missing.

World’s smallest space telescopes

Billed as the world’s smallest space telescopes, 2 tiny satellites will launch into orbit tomorrow, Monday, February 25th, on a mission to study the brightest stars in the night sky.

Portable underwater habitat

A portable underwater habitat that allows divers to more easily decompress when ascending from the deep.