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    The Future of War, and How It Affects YOU (Multi-Domain Operations) – Smarter Every Day 211

    – Hey it me, Destin. This is hard to explain. So lemme just start here. Everyone has a unique world view, and that world view is shaped by different perspectives. Perspectives are shaped by how you choose to spend your time. For the past 15 years, I have been a federal employee, specifically something called a Department of Defense civil servant and as part of that, I took an oath to defend the Constitution against all threats foreign and domestic and I’ve been using math and science to do just that. I’ve been doing that in the role of something called a Missile Flight Test Engineer for the Army Test…

  • Hydrogen – the Fuel of the Future?
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    Hydrogen – the Fuel of the Future?

    I think we can all agree: … …the sooner we decrease our reliance on fossil fuels,… …and develop new energy sources, the better. Whether you believe in climate change or not,… …the benefits extend beyond just the reduction in greenhouse gas emissions,… …and the supply of oil and gas will inevitably dry. Tesla pioneered our greatest hope in this space to date,… …with the development and popularization of battery technology. But, as we’ve seen, they are struggling to meet… …the enormous half a million pre-orders for the Model 3. Elon Musk’s self-proclaimed production hell has resulted in delay after delay. Bloomberg estimates that Tesla have produced around 12,000 Model 3s…

  • The Girl Powered Workshop hosted by Google
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    The Girl Powered Workshop hosted by Google

    Earlier today as the doors were opening here at our Google event, we saw these girls streaming into the building and you could kind of see that they were a bit nervous you know they don’t know what they’re coming into. When I first came in I was a little frightened but I also felt like really supported because I knew that there’s so many girls all trying to achieve the same goal.   It was kind of weird for me because I saw all those girls and they’re all like just a couple years older than me and I realized that I can do that too! That transformation is…

  • EDRS-C final testing
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    EDRS-C final testing

    At the Airbus Defence and Space Compact Antenna Test Range facility in Ottobrunn Germany the antennas of the new EDRS-C satellite are undergoing a final testing. After this the satellite will be shipped to Kourou for launch. EDRS-C is the second node of the European Data Relay System and the first dedicated EDRS satellite. The first node, EDRS-A, was launched in 2016 as a hosted payload on Eutelsat-9B. and has been providing fully commercial data relay services to the Sentinel satellites since 2018. EDRS-C will add additional capacity to this system, improve its robustness and further increase the coverage as it will be in a different geostationary orbit from EDRS-A.…

  • 6 Gems and Minerals Much Rarer (and Cooler) Than Diamonds
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    6 Gems and Minerals Much Rarer (and Cooler) Than Diamonds

    Thanks to Skill Share for sponsoring this episode of SciShow As the pun goes, geology rocks — but it isn’t all about rocks. Because rocks are usually made of minerals, and minerals are just plain cool in their own right. They have a pretty specific definition, but for the most part, minerals are solid compounds and inorganic elements whose atoms form an orderly, repeating pattern. Geologists have managed to identify over 5000 types of them, and while there’s a huge range of abundances, more than half of those 5000 are so rare that they’re found in five or fewer places. Those rare minerals aren’t things like diamonds or sapphires, either…

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    The Dark Energy Survey Revealed New Origins of Stars in Our Galaxy

    For years now, astronomers have been looking at the sky to try and find dark energy — energy that mathematically should exist, but that we’re not sure how to detect, or where to find. To detect the undetectable, scientists build increasingly sensitive telescopes and point them at the sky to do a survey. And one of those had an unexpected side-effect… The Milky Way has billions of stars, the Dark Energy Survey just uncovered a bunch of them weren’t born here. Instead, they migrated to our shores and are now living their lives as productive members of our galactic society! We know this because in the hunt for dark energy,…

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    Storing the Sun’s Energy in Liquid Could Change Solar Forever

    The sun puts out a lot of energy, more of it hits the earth in an hour than humankind could use in a year And we’re really not taking advantage of it, the US got less than 1% of its electricity from solar power in 2016. If we could get that number higher, we could run our homes, cars, toaster ovens, all with zero emissions. That’s the dream anyway, some perfect future with limitless free energy. So what’s in the near future for this future? Where does solar power go from here? One of the big problems is what do we do when there’s no sun? Like on cloudy days.…

  • Futuristic Spy Tech Self-Destructs in Sunlight | SciShow News
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    Futuristic Spy Tech Self-Destructs in Sunlight | SciShow News

    [ ♪INTRO ] It’s basically right out of a spy movie: a glider swoops into enemy territory at night, lands with some sort of secret message or item, and then vanishes without a trace in the pink light of dawn. “Now where did this come from?” our unwitting villain says, bending down to pick it up… Okay, okay, I might be getting overexcited. But as of this week, a disappearing plane could really exist. At a meeting of the American Chemical Society, researchers announced that they have created a material that vaporizes in sunlight. It’s all thanks to the incredible power of chemistry. The material is a polymer known as…

  • Will You Still Eat Raw Fish After Watching This Video?
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    Will You Still Eat Raw Fish After Watching This Video?

    Hey smart people, Joe here. What do poke, sushi and sashimi, and all these dishes have in common? They’re delicious. They’re made with raw fish. And they could all give you parasites. Yep. The ocean is a parasite playground. That warning about raw or undercooked fish at the bottom of every menu? It’s there for a reason. At least 15,000 different species of wormy parasites use fish as a host. Raw fish dishes like sashimi are, well… raw. They’re never cooked–which means any parasites or parasite eggs in the fish can end up in our tummies. In case you’re wondering, let me make this next part extra clear for ya:…

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    China’s Crazy Plan to Launch an Artificial Moon

    Guess what? China has announced plans to launch an “artificial moon” into our skies by 2020. And, as crazy as that sounds, it’s not actually the first time something like this has been attempted. But first. China’s new plan. As reported in China Daily, China plans to launch an “illumination satellite” into orbit above the city of Chengdu. Well actually, four illumination satellites. The first as a proof of concept in 2020 and the next three as the real deal in 2022. There aren’t a ton of details about the satellites themselves yet, like how big they are or what they will be made of, but we DO know they’ll…