Upward Bound: Space Farming

Since the dawn of agriculture, few things have troubled farmers more than clouds in the sky when they want none or their absence when they’re desperate for a drop of rain. But things change when you’re doing your farming above the clouds, in space. Last time in the series we discussed power satellites, a way […]

eigènio — interstellaires (cover version) (mylène farmer)

seeing space, dreaming of new horizons… starting again in a better world… this endless sky into which i’m diving: clusters of stars.. a dream?.. if i could i would set sails towards our dreams… the sun has risen: we prepare ourselves for the journey through the eras — interstellar… before me — dark nebulae: i’m […]

Is it Wrong to Fly? – Glad You Asked S1 (E6)

This is me in China in 1996, on a trip to see where my family came from.That trip was the first time that I rode in an airplane,and the first time that I got stuck in an airport.We’ve been waiting here for 9 hours now! Air travel is one of the great privileges of living […]

The Science Behind Climate Change (Documentary)

What is global warming? How did it start? How will it continue? What will happen to humanity? Will one day we’ll be gone due to our own ignorance? Global Warming is the continuing rise in the average temperature of Earth’s climate system Through the sudden use of factories, gas consuming cars and and other ambitions […]

RADARSAT Constellation Mission: Agricultural Science from Space

Canada has a rich legacy in space-based monitoring. It was 1995 with the launch of RADARSAT-1; 2007 with the launch of RADARSAT-2, and in June 2019, all things being good, we’re going to see the launch of the RCM mission. And what we’re going to see is that three satellites are going to be put […]

How Close Are We to Terraforming Mars?

WITH TOWERING VOLCANOES, SWIRLING DUST STORMS, AND PLUMES OF SUBLIMATING DRY ICE AT ITS POLES, THE SURREAL LANDSCAPE OF MARS HAS CAPTURED THE EARTHLY IMAGINATION FOR CENTURIES. BUT WHAT WOULD IT TAKE TO MAKE IT HABITABLE? AS IN, A PLACE WHERE WE COULD BREATHE, WALK AROUND WITHOUT OUR BLOOD BOILING, OR EVEN GROW CROPS AND […]

Venus: Crash Course Astronomy #14

This episode of Crash Course is brought to you by SquareSpace Venus was the Roman goddess of love, and honestly, if you’ve ever seen it after sunset, hanging like a diamond in the twilight, the planet Venus is stunningly beautiful. The only problem? Venus is hell. Venus is the second rock from the Sun, closer […]

Let’s launch a satellite to track a threatening greenhouse gas | Fred Krupp

We’ve got a big problem on our hands with global warming. A lot of you, a lot of people have been watching the floods, the droughts, the storms, the fires. When I leave this stage today, I don’t want you to have hope. I want you to have certainty, real certainty that we can make […]

The evolution of mathematics, from agriculture to quantum mechanics | Michelle Thaller

Oğuzhan, you asked, why is mathematics the universal language? And this is something I’ve actually thought a lot about. Mathematics is in some ways kind of scary in how useful it is at really describing how the universe works around us. Now, to give you an idea, the origin of mathematics seems very straightforward. We […]