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Dr. Sylvain Costes – Genetic Data from Space | Genes in Space

eEvery experiment aboard the International Space Station started off as just an idea and now your ideas can become real-life experiments up in space too. Today I’m at NASA’s Ames Research Center to talk with Dr. Sylvain Costes about Gene Lab and the many different types of genetic data that we get from the ISS. […]

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Carbon nanotubes built this bizarre ultrablack material

(upbeat music) – [Cory] What you’re seeing here is an optical illusion, but it’s not the kind that tricks your brain into seeing something that isn’t there. This literally prevents your eyes from seeing something that is there. The mask on the table here is coated with a bizarre compound called vantablack, which is known […]

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Film Theory: Is The Martian’s POOP SCIENCE Full of CRAP?

Hmmmm So NASA finds that water exists on Mars the exact same week The Martian comes out? A movie mind you that features NASA very prominently. Coincidence, I THINK NOT But hey, that’s just a theory … (Film Theory Intro Music) Hellooo internet Welcome to Film Theory where today’s episode promises to be crappier than […]

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5 Times Scientists Were Very Wrong About New Discoveries, Because of Hope

[♪ INTRO ] The scientific method — it’s what makes the world go round. Not literally. But it’s how we understand the universe. Scientists are constantly developing and testing hypotheses, which means a lot of ideas…especially seemingly revolutionary ones…get debunked and go nowhere. But scientists are human, too. So every once in a while, some […]

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NASA InSight: The Science and Engineering of a Mars Lander

[dramatic orchestral music] – Welcome to NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. I’m Veronica McGregor. We’re here for another very exciting event that’s going to take place just five days from now. We are attempting to land another mission on Mars, and this mission is like no other that we’ve sent to the red […]

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