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Vijay Kumar: Robots that fly … and cooperate

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In his lab at Penn, Vijay Kumar and his team build flying quadrotors, small, agile robots that swarm, sense each other, and form ad hoc teams -- for construction, surveying disasters and far more.

Michio Kaku: Why Batteries Are Primitive

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Michio Kaku discusses the future of batteries.

James Watson: Marijuana Can Trigger Schizophrenia

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The molecular biologist believes that a predisposition to schizophrenia is 100% genetic. Certain environmental factors, like smoking marijuana, can trigger the mental disorder.

Bill Nye: Creationism Is Not Appropriate For Children

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Evolution is the fundamental idea in all of life science, in all of biology. According to Bill Nye, aka "the science guy," if grownups want to "deny evolution and live in your world that's completely inconsistent with...

Brian Cox: CERN’s supercollider

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"Rock star physicist" Brian Cox talks about his work on the Large Hadron Collider at CERN. Discussing the biggest of big science in an engaging, accessible way, Cox brings us along on a tour of the massive complex and...

Michio Kaku: The von Neumann Probe (A Nano Ship to the Stars)

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One of the inventions that may be realized by advances in nanotechnology is the creation of a von Neumann probe, which is essentially a virus, a self-replicating probe that can then explore the universe near the speed...

Michio Kaku: Why We Can’t “Fire the Photon Torpedoes”

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Propelling a spaceship with photons would be like trying to energize a spaceship with a flashlight.

Evolutionaries – Unlocking the Spiritual and Cultural Potential of Science’s Greatest Idea

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Carter Phipps speaks with Big Think's Jason Gots about what he calls 'evolutionaries' - individuals whose evolutionary perspective on personal and social development enables them to radically improve their own lives a...

Bill Nye: Why We Explore

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According to Bill Nye, if you stop exploring, you're not going to move forward as a species. Your country's economy will also fall behind. After all, space exploration stimulates the economy, since it is a so-called "...

Michio Kaku: Why Your Head Is Older Than Your Feet

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Because of relativity, time moves faster the farther away you are from the center of the earth, meaning that your head ages slightly quicker than your feet.

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