• 10 Robots With Dirty Jobs: Part 2 – Epic Science #91
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    10 Robots With Dirty Jobs: Part 2 – Epic Science #91

    (upbeat music) – Robots exist to do our vile biddings. I mean, that’s why we created them. So in this episode, we’re going to go through six through ten on our list of top ten dirty robot jobs. (eerie music) Now, this robot kind of looks like a cow’s butt, chiefly because it exists solely to simulate the anatomy of a cow’s rectum. Invented by veterinarian and computer scientist Sarah Baillie of Bristol University Veterinary School, the haptic cow is a high-tech teaching instrument. See, in order to diagnose pregnancy or any number of infections, you’re going to have to reach into the cow’s rear, get right up in there,…

  • The Largest Black Holes in the Universe
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    The Largest Black Holes in the Universe

    We’ve never seen them directly, yet we know they are there, lurking within dense star clusters or wandering the dust lanes of the galaxy, where they prey on stars or swallow planets whole. Our Milky Way may harbor millions of black holes, the ultra dense remnants of dead stars. But now, in the universe far beyond our galaxy, there’s evidence of something far more ominous, a breed of black holes that has reached incomprehensible size and destructive power. Just how large, and violent, and strange can they get? A new era in astronomy has revealed a universe long hidden to us. High-tech instruments sent into space have been tuned to…

  • 10 Cell Phone Life Hacks, For Better Reception
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    10 Cell Phone Life Hacks, For Better Reception

    Hey, can you hear me now? In this video I’m going to show you 10 cell phone life hacks, for getting better reception. Would you believe there’s actually no industry standard for what the bars on your phone mean? It’s true.  4 bars on your phone could translate to only 2 bars on another phone, so how can you tell what kind of service you’re actually getting?  Well check this out. If you’re on an iPhone, try dialing *3001#12345#*, then press call.  You can see it puts your phone in a secret “field testing” mode that shows the real strength of your signal, in the upper left corner of the…

  • How Mosquitoes Use Six Needles to Suck Your Blood  |  Deep Look
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    How Mosquitoes Use Six Needles to Suck Your Blood | Deep Look

    This is the deadliest animal in the world. Mosquitoes kill hundreds of thousands of people each year… the most vulnerable people: children, pregnant women… No other bite kills more humans… or makes more of us sick. So what makes a mosquito’s bite so effective? For starters, they’re motivated. Only females bite us. They need blood to make eggs… And a pool of water for their babies to hatch in. Even a piece of trash can hold enough. At first glance, it looks simple — this mosquito digging her proboscis into us. But the tools she’s using here are sophisticated. First, a protective sheath retracts – see it bending back? If…

  • How to control someone else’s arm with your brain | Greg Gage
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    How to control someone else’s arm with your brain | Greg Gage

    The brain is an amazing and complex organ. And while many people are fascinated by the brain, they can’t really tell you that much about the properties about how the brain works because we don’t teach neuroscience in schools. And one of the reasons why is that the equipment is so complex and so expensive that it’s really only done at major universities and large institutions. And so in order to be able to access the brain, you really need to dedicate your life and spend six and a half years as a graduate student just to become a neuroscientist to get access to these tools. And that’s a shame…

  • So … Sometimes Fireflies Eat Other Fireflies | Deep Look
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    So … Sometimes Fireflies Eat Other Fireflies | Deep Look

    If you think there’s something romantic about fireflies glowing on a warm summer night… You’d be right. But what you don’t see, is the dark side of this luminous display. Firefly flashes are a secret code, a language of light. The light comes from a masterful bit of chemistry. A bioluminescent reaction that generates light but no heat. So what are they saying? Well, males on the wing are advertising themselves to females with a bit of sexy skywriting. Take the common Eastern firefly. His signature move? A fishhook-shaped maneuver. Which is why his species is sometimes called the “Big Dipper.” Her reply is more subtle: a single, slow pulse…

  • BEAT ANY ESCAPE ROOM- 10 proven tricks and tips
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    BEAT ANY ESCAPE ROOM- 10 proven tricks and tips

    I bet there’s cash This is it escape room It’s basically where you and some friends are placed in a room and you have to solve a series of puzzles and locks to get out in exactly one hour and today I’m gonna give you ten proven tips to dominate any type of escape room and I say proven because me and six of My buddies utilize these tips and even though about half of us I’ve never even done an escape room before we shattered the long-standing record for this room by finishing in 38 minutes with no clues Next we tried an even harder room to prove that…

  • Where are all the aliens? | Stephen Webb
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    Where are all the aliens? | Stephen Webb

    I saw a UFO once. I was eight or nine, playing in the street with a friend who was a couple of years older, and we saw a featureless silver disc hovering over the houses. We watched it for a few seconds, and then it shot away incredibly quickly. Even as a kid, I got angry it was ignoring the laws of physics. We ran inside to tell the grown-ups, and they were skeptical — you’d be skeptical too, right? I got my own back a few years later: one of those grown-ups told me, “Last night I saw a flying saucer. I was coming out of the pub after…