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 …

Can Bacteria Live Off Electricity?

Scientists have discovered bacteria making electricity out of thin air. Could this mean a greener future for energy? Get 15% off domain names and web hosting when you use coupon code DNEWS at checkout! The Most Bacteria-Filled Places In Your Life ►►►► Get 15% off domain names and web hosting when you use coupon code …

How Bionic Plants Will Change Everything!

Robots seem to be becoming more and more popular, as they make our lives easier and more efficient. Robots surrounded by organic material have made their way into pop culture with movies like Robocop. What would happen if we made a bionic plant? Trace reports on some new research showing how these genetically engineered plants …

Will This New Fusion Reactor Mimic The Sun’s Energy?

The Wendelstein 7-X is the most efficient nuclear fusion reactor scientists have ever created. What could it mean for the future of energy? Is Fusion Energy Close To Becoming A Reality? – Sign Up For The Seeker Newsletter Here – Read More: Germany’s Wildly Complex Fusion Reactor Is Actually Working “Last year, Germany completed and …

Science Can Now Turn Plastic Bags Into Fuel!

Scientists have figured out how to turn polyethylene into diesel fuel! How did they do this and what does it mean for the future of plastic? The Shocking Truth About Biodegradable Plastics – Sign Up For The Seeker Newsletter Here – Read More: Fish Now Think Plastic Is Food “Tiny bits of plastic are so …

Where Does Fat Go When You Lose Weight?

We’ve all heard the phrase “fat burning”, but what does it actually mean? What happens to fat when you lose it? Why Your Diet Isn’t Working ►►►► Sign Up For The TestTube Newsletter Here ►►►► Read More: A promising new treatment for high triglycerides “When you think about fat circulating in the bloodstream, you might …

Why Are Humans Slower Than Most Animals?

Compared to some mammals humans are a relatively slow animal. Why didn’t we evolve to be faster? Why Your Body Is Built To Run Long Distances ►►►► bit.ly/1LETcmJ Sign Up For The TestTube Newsletter Here ►►►► Read More: Exceptional Evolutionary Divergence of Human Muscle and Brain Metabolomes Parallels Human Cognitive and Physical Uniqueness “Metabolite concentrations …

Are Solid State Batteries The Perfect Battery?

Many batteries we use today don’t hold up to minor damage or weather change but scientist believe they may have solved this problem. Why Aren’t All Batteries Rechargeable? ►►►► Sign Up For The TestTube Newsletter Here ►►►► Read More: Advanced gel polymer electrolyte for lithium-ion polymer batteries “Currently, secondary cell batteries are widely used in …

Is Your House Causing Global Warming?

Energy efficiency at home is crucial to protecting the environment. Where exactly do our houses waste the most, and how can we fix it? The Difference Between Global Warming and Climate Change – Sign Up For The TestTube Newsletter Here – Read More: Mapping How the United States Generates Its Electricity “Coal and natural gas …