Science Videos

5 Times Star Trek Predicted the Future of Real-Life Science

Today is the 50th anniversary of one of the most beloved sci-fi franchises of all time, and one of the most prescient. Star Trek is...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 08 September 2016 - 6:07PM

A Next Generation Energy Source: Organic Batteries Made of Plastic-Eating Fungus

Since the beginning of human history, fire has consistently been a reliable source of advancement. First we used it to cook our food,...

Thursday, 08 September 2016 - 12:15PM

New 'Voyage of Time' Clips Are Stunning

Terrence Malick is one of the most unique voices in filmmaking today, so when he decides to make a documentary about outer space,...

Johnny Brayson
Tuesday, 06 September 2016 - 6:25PM

Could The Flash Launch a Rocket Out of Earth's Atmosphere?

Ridiculously nerdy question of the day: if The Flash acted as rocket fuel by literally running out the back of a rocket, could he...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 05 September 2016 - 2:20PM

Juno’s First Flyby Reveals Jupiter’s North Pole is Like Nothing We’ve Ever Imagined

NASA has just received the first data and images of Jupiter’s north pole from the Juno spacecraft, and what they’ve found is...

Zain Charkawi
Friday, 02 September 2016 - 3:15PM

UC Berkeley Launches a Center for Human-Compatible Artificial Intelligence

UC Berkeley has recently given birth to the Center for Human-Compatible Artificial Intelligence, a place of research meant to focus on...

Zain Charkawi
Thursday, 01 September 2016 - 8:34PM

Watch: You Can Now Use the Force to Control Sphero BB-8

Just as BB-8 is pretty much a perfect droid, Sphero BB-8 is already a pretty perfect toy. But now, Sphero has added the one thing...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 01 September 2016 - 5:10PM

New Screen Technology Turns You Into a Hologram

Holographic technology is getting more and more advanced every day, most notably in the world of gaming. But now, the company Holovit...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 30 August 2016 - 2:49PM

Belgian Museum 3-D Prints Life-Size Model of the Stargate Device

If you've ever wanted to walk through a real-life Stargate device, now's your chance, because Belgium’s Royal Museum of Mariemont...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 29 August 2016 - 4:26PM

Here's Why Lightsabers Don't Burn Your Hands Off

As we all know, in the Star Wars universe people get their hands cut off--a lot. So much, in fact, that it's become more of a running...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 26 August 2016 - 2:15PM

NASA Astronaut Jeff Williams Breaks U.S. Record for Most Days Lived in Space

Earlier this year, Scott Kelly broke the record for most days spent in space by a U.S. astronaut during his historic yearlong mission....

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 25 August 2016 - 12:46PM

Science Fiction in the 21st Century: Helping Science Celebrate the Fringe Genius

Science fiction portrays the development of breakthroughs in a sort of folk-historical way—the lone madman in his garage,...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 25 August 2016 - 10:31AM

How Big Would a Futurama Ice Cube Need to Be to Combat Climate Change? (Hint: Really Big)

Global warming is a huge problem, and it's not going away anytime soon. As of this week, every single month in 2016 has been the...

Janey Tracey
Sunday, 21 August 2016 - 12:31PM

"Space Engine" Is a Free, Scientifically Accurate Version of "No Man's Sky"

No Man's Sky has been taking the gaming world by storm lately, but as it turns out, simulated universe gaming enthusiasts have another...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 16 August 2016 - 1:17PM

Scientists Build Bacterial Nanorobots That Deliver Medicines to Cancerous Tumors

Of all of the potential applications for nanorobots (and there are many), targeted therapies for diseases may be the most...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 16 August 2016 - 12:05PM

Watch Scientists Levitate a Golf Ball-Sized Object With a Real-Life Tractor Beam

Star Trek introduced the idea of a tractor beam, a beam of light that can pull objects towards it, with "Beam me up, Scotty!", and...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 15 August 2016 - 12:33PM
Janey Tracey
Monday, 15 August 2016 - 10:38AM

How the Upside Down from "Stranger Things" Could Actually Exist

Spoilers for Stranger Things season 1 follow!If you've watched the first season of Stranger Things (and if not, what are you waiting...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 11 August 2016 - 1:59PM

Oscar Sharp is Directing a Movie About the Attempted De-Extinction of the Woolly Mammoth

Did you enjoy Jurassic Park, but wished it was grounded in something a little more....realistic? Do you like your big screen...

Kieran Dickson
Thursday, 11 August 2016 - 12:47PM

Scientists Just Created a Cyborg Sting-Ray Made of Living Tissue

The cyborg revolution is upon us, although maybe in a different form than we imagined. Scientists have just built a robotic...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 10 August 2016 - 12:19PM