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Just need to rebut that very last point Mr Tyson made before the video ended. Yes, deflecting asteroids probably takes less energy and effort than traveling to another solar system, or terraforming mars. However, those methods of colonization are not the logical first step to take. Must Watch: Bill Nye, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Pamela Gay, and Lawrence Krauss discuss our future in space
Video: Monkey brainwaves control avatar Monkeys have feelings too. In a mind-meld between monkey and computer, rhesus macaques have learned to "feel" the texture of virtual objects without physically touching a thing. In the future, prosthetic limbs modelled on similar technology could return a sense of touch to people with amputations. Using two-way communication between brain and machine, the monkeys manoeuvred a cursor with their minds and identified virtual objects by texture, based on electrical feedback from the computer. Monkeys 'feel' texture of virtual objects - life - 05 October 2011
How an Underwater "Invisibility Cloak" Makes Solid Objects Disappear Carbon nanotubes are at last doing something cool. Scientists have figured out how to use the "mirage effect" to completely make an object disappear. The effect uses the tubes and it only works underwater. Finally! An invisibility cloak!
New Scientist TV: One-Minute Physics: Is Schrödinger's cat dead or alive?
Astronomy & Space Travel A Brief, Wondrous Tour of Earth (From Outer Space) - Video - Recorded from August to October, 2011 at the International Space Station, this HD footage offers a brilliant tour of our planet and stunning views of the aurora borealis.A Universe from Nothing - Video – In 53 minutes, theoretical physicist Lawrence Krauss answers some big enchilada questions, including how the universe came from nothing.A Year of the Moon in 2.5 Minutes – Video – The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter has been orbiting the moon for over a year. The footage gets compressed into 2 slick minutes.A Day on Earth (as Seen From Space) – Video – Astronaut Don Pettit trained his camera on planet Earth, took a photo once every 15 seconds, and then created a brilliant time-lapse film.Atlantis’s Final Landing at Kennedy Space Center - Video - After more than 30 years, the space shuttle era comes to a close. Video runs 30 minutes.
An Epic Tour of Life’s History | Video of the Week Video of the Week #5, August 24, 2011 From: Lazy Sunday Video: An epic tour of life’s history by Hannah Waters at Culturing Science. Original source: UppruniTegundanna on YouTube Hannah says:
Scientists have recorded the first experimental evidence that elephants experience "eureka!" moments Did you read the article? Yes, and it's that description that makes it seem like trial and error. If this were indeed trial and error, the elephant would of repeated those steps more times until he got the branch.
Tech: Mind-Controlled Robot Uses Human Brainwaves : Video
10 conferencias sobre el cerebro que no puedes perderte Estamos en el siglo del cerebro. Ése gran desconocido. El cerebro siempre ha sido un órgano esquivo, pero empezamos a entender cómo funciona, lo cual puede abrirnos posibilidades inimaginables a medio plazo.