How Do We Get Energy From Trash?

As we move towards a more sustainable future, what other energy sources should we be using? Read More: British Airways announces green fuel plant in Essex “BA will commit to buy 50,000 tonnes of jet fuel made from converted waste as part of GreenSky project” Garbage in, Energy out: Turning Trash into Biofuel “Turning garbage …

Can You Survive Without Food And Water?

Real-life barbie Valeria Lukyanova has decided she’s going to try and survive on only sunlight and air. While most of us think this is crazy, it brings up a question: How long can you survive without food and water? Watch as Trace breaks down what happens when you don’t eat and drink. Read More: How …

Does Shivering Help You Lose Weight?

Will shivering help you lose weight? It’s unlikely, but exercising in the cold might be beneficial! The body burns energy to keep you warm through a process called “temperature training,” and Trace is here to tell you how getting use to the cold will help you burn away those unwanted calories. Read More: Cold-Weather Benefit: …

How The Biggest Waves In The World Are Formed

When sitting on the beach, have you ever wondered where that wave came from? Pro surfer and wave expert Kyle Thiermann joins Trace to surf the science of waves, their origins, and why they’re about to get even bigger. Follow Kyle on Twitter ►►►► Subscribe to Kyles Channel ►►►► Sign Up For The TestTube Newsletter …

This Building Is Completely Powered By Algae

Renewable energy is a huge issue across the globe, and some companies are looking to create a sustainable future. Trace is here to discuss an apartment building in Germany that is completely powered by algae! Read More: Google Science Fair Hamburg Now Has an Algae-Powered Building “Last spring, Arup, the design and engineering firm that …

Using Science to Surf Better!

Surfing is a fun water sport where you can ride on top of waves. How exactly does this sport work, and can understanding science make you a better surfer? Trace is joined by Debbie Berebichez from Outrageous Acts of Science to explain all the science behind this radical sport. Watch Debbie on Outrageous Acts of …

Why We Should Stop Building Dams

There are 80,000 dams in the U.S., but only 3 percent of those dams create hydroelectric power. Why do we build dams and how do they affect the environment? Read More: The Downside Of Dams: Is the Environmental Price of Hydroelectric Power Too High? “Dams are a symbol of human ingenuity and engineering prowess-controlling the …