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Science/Technology: The Hydrogen-Powered Rasa Car Looks Good On Paper… And On The Road (Video)

Okay, let me beat you vroom-vroom car enthusiasts to the punch. Zero to 55mph in 9 seconds is certainly NOT blowing the doors off anything. But c’mon son, 300 miles on one tank AND no emissions at all… Slow ya roll and save the world… literally!

The Rasa car is powered entirely by hydrogen and looks straight out of a James Bond movie. It can reach 55 mph in 9 seconds.
– Tech Insider

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CDC Report: Use Of The ‘Pull out’ Method As Birth Control Has Nearly Doubled (Video)

Now that the Plan B pill is available I guess more dudes are going “Raw” & I don’t mean Vegan…

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Science: NASA’s Weather Machine (Video)

NASA’s playing God! It’s making its own weather!
Jeremy Clarkson

Wow. Sometimes (read: more often than you think) the byproducts of science and engineering as, or more, fascinating than the intended project. Case in point: NASA’s rocket booster testing in ‘nowhere, in the middle of nowhere’ Mississippi. The intent was to test some very expensive, very large, very VERY loud boosters. The byproducts – big billowing clouds RAIN clouds!

Seeding clouds for rain? Nah. That’s 20th Century maaaaan. NASA is making clouds… on the side… just because!

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Neil deGrasse Tyson With Some “Astrophysics for People in a Hurry” And A Word For Climate Science Deniers (Video)

Great talk. Plus: Neil deGrasse Tyson with the booooom statement of, like, the decade or something! To all the climate change deniers: How was it that we made all kinds of plans, and reacted with all kinds and fervor and enthusiasm, to the Eclipse [Across America] – a phenomenon predicted by science – but NOT even flinch or flitter at the very real, very scientifically-founded warnings of pending planet-wide doom due to climate change (global warming, whatever you wanna call it)? Is it because beach chairs will become useless for the beachfront after the ocean level rises? Maybe because you’ll need good galoshes to go anywhere downtown in NYC? C’mon son!

Neil deGrasse Tyson weighs in on why climate change is subject to political debate and examines the privilege of wondering about space in “Astrophysics for People in a Hurry.”
– Comedy Central

Okay, they are probably not reading this post or watching The Daily Show on Comedy Central… So if you know a denier, please share this.

(Or share with the like-minded. I don’t mind having an ‘amen corner’ on this.)

@ojones1

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Dr. Charshee McIntyre Lectures On The History & Science Of Afrikans and Native Americans (Video)

Strength, beauty, honor, AND knowledge! Pay attention as Dr. Charshee McIntyre breaks it down in spite of diagnoses that would have many think she is ‘diseased’… Nah, she is in a constant state ‘dis ease’ (as in, “ill at ease”). Through her lineage, Afrikan and Native American (Cherokee-Choctaw in her instance), she speaks truth to her (read: our) existence and how we have diminished our humanity.

Dr. McIntyre gets deeper in depth in her lecture above. Rep. Maxine Waters popularized ‘reclaiming my time’… Dr. McIntyre implores us all to ‘claim our heritage’ and reclaim OUR humanity!

Yes, OUR humanity – Black, Red, White – all coming out of Africa… all intermingled genetically now. Traced back many, many millennia to The Motherland.

(Oh, and several historical myths are getting blown up in here. Sorry, not sorry, Columbus!)

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Science/Advice: Lower Your Chances Of A Being Attacked By A Shark (Video)

YES! Finally, I get an expert to say what I have been telling folks ‘on the record’… if you want to avoid getting ‘shark bit’… don’t be in the damned water with them!

But some of y’all ocean-lovers, including my SCUBA-diving brother BoneBreaker Jones, just HAVE to do it. So, okay, watch this clip and learn how to minimize the risk of being victimized (e.g. being bit the f*ck out of) via shark attack.

@ojones1

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Nature/Science: Billy Barr – Loner, Minimalist And Avid Reader – Has Spent 40 Years In The Wilderness Recording Snowfall Data (Video)

Billy Barr just wanted to get out to the wilderness, read and drink tea. Done it for 40 years. Ooookay… but know what else he has been doing for 40 years? He recorded the snowfall amounts the whole time, giving scientists decades of data to study. So what does Billy’s data show? Empirical support that gives cause for concern for climate change. Watch this docu-short and learn more.

Welcome to Gothic, Colorado — one of the coldest places in the United States. This ghost town has been abandoned since the 1920s, but there is at least one person who still calls it home. For more than 40 years, current resident Billy Barr has lived in a small cabin, recording data about the snowpack to pass the time. In this short film, Morgan Heim of Day’s Edge Productions profiles the legendary local who inadvertently provided scientists with a treasure trove of climate change data.

@ojones1

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Science: How An Astronaut Washes Her Hair In Space (Video)

This is pretty cool. Simple personal hygiene is it’s own challenge in space. And once I got past my silly, “Hey look, she’s going Super Saiyan!” and “PikaaaCHUUUU!” (hahaaa) in-mind commentary, I watched again to see what was going to happen with all that water floating around in there.

Very interesting!

@ojones1

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Debunking The Myth Of Women’s Fast-Ticking “Biological Clock” (Video)

Hahaaa! She said she’s gotta get baking before her oven breaks down. Easy lady. Take it easy. Experts agree that you can still have a baby after 35. Above, Adam tells you why.

(You should know the ‘how’ by now.)

The data that “modern” fertility advice is based on is actually straight-up medieval.
– College Humor

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Need For High-Speed: The Hyperloop One Transportation Concept (Video)

Okay. So all we need to do is get a bunch government agencies and companies to push the design, manufacture, implementation, and maintenance of a high-speed magnetic transport tube tech that can be loaded and unloaded while maintaining a vacuum that allows for the minimal resistance supersonic travel. Admittedly, no small feat. But look. We now see proof that it can be done!

(Click the pic or hit the jump to watch the video clip.)

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Technology: Tiny Device Could Heal Even Brain Injuries With Just A Touch (Video)

Wow. So instead of harvesting stem cells that can become any cell needed for medical care & repairs, just create a dime-sized device that can tailor most any cell. Great tech!

A new device has been developed at The Ohio State University, which turns cells into other types of cells required for treating diseased conditions. During testing, one touch completely repaired injured legs of mice over three weeks!
– USA Today

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Food/Science: This Seaweed Tastes Just Like Bacon (Video)

Nope. Didn’t stutter. At all. But if this becomes real enough for me to taste it, I just might.

(Stutter. I just might stutter… Because, I’m DEFINITELY gonna taste the baco-weed if and when it hits the market! No ‘might’ about it.)

@ojones1

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Batteries Not Included: Cell Phone Powered By Light And Radio Waves (Video)

Alright. I will tell you from the start that this is NOT going to be anywhere near as badass as your super-duper-smartphone. But if you spend your time picking at what this cell phone cannot do, you will miss appreciating the glorious technological step forward it represents. The holy grail of power systems is developing a perpetual motion-driven energy source (does not exist), but a very acceptable step down from that is powering things with virtually limitless source energy (like solar). BUT… what if we took a half step down and eliminated the need for a power source altogether? THAT is where THIS is going!

Researchers at the University of Washington have created a cell phone that uses so little power, it never needs to charge and doesn’t have a battery. Instead, it pulls power from ambient light and radio waves.
– Tech Insider

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Save The Date: The ‘Eclipse Across America’ Occurs On August 21st (Trailer)

Just imagine back when eclipses were ‘magical’ events, mysteries that caused anxiety in the hearts of all around when they happened unexpectedly. But not today, we predict when they are coming… even tell you how to get the best look at them… But this ‘Eclipse Across America’ is one of those that still might cause a ‘stir’ within even the most experienced observers of eclipses.

On August 21st, as the Earth, Moon and Sun align, a total solar eclipse will blaze a brilliant path across the continental United States. For millions, it will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Make the most of it with our new exclusive 4-part series, where we reveal the best way to watch, dive deep into the science, and explore the high-tech experiments ready to capture the event.
– CuriosityStream

Watch the trailer for this documentary mini-series.

@ojones1

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Learn About Humanity’s Journey Out Of Africa And Into The Wider World In The “Great Human Odyssey” (Trailer)

Humanity started in Africa. We’re on the same page with that, right. Science!

But let’s go deeper in depth with NOVA’s and PBS’ help. How did ancient humans make their ways to all corners of the Earth; not only surviving Africa but leaving it and coming to thrive as distant disparate populations in the various regions in which they finally settled? HUGE question. And there are more that will be addressed in the “Great Human Odyssey” documentary (available on PBS, and now on Netflix).

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Mars: To Boldly Go Where No Human Has Gone Before, Space X Will Need To Get A Lander Up And The Cost Of Relocating To Mars Down (Video)

Wow, so SpaceX is launching its manned Mars lander in 2020? Wow. The goal of ‘making humans a multi-planetary species’ seems kind of far out, and that is the point. Mars is the next planet over, sure, but it ain’t just “next door.” It is far out there.

SpaceX Founder, CEO, and Lead Designer Elon Musk will discuss the long-term technical challenges that need to be solved to support the creation of a permanent, self-sustaining human presence on Mars. The technical presentation will focus on potential architectures for sustaining humans on the Red Planet that industry, government and the scientific community can collaborate on in the years ahead.
– SpaceX

Interesting. Musk is the first big wig in space matters to address why we are trying to just go back to the moon… It is not a good candidate for terraforming (e.g. we cannot make an Earth-like planet of it). Watch the presentation above and read a bit more below.

MORE: A NEW TIMELINE FOR LIVING ON MARS (FUTURISM)

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Science: LIGO Can Observe The Gravitational Waves Einstein Predicted Over 100 Years Ago (Video)

So, the genius of Einstein is on display once again. But for this bit of knowledge he posited over a century ago, he thought there could never be any real ‘evidence’ to confirm it. Black holes, the collision of black holes, resulting gravitational waves… all fodder for sci-fi books at best in the time of Einstein. Buuuuut…

When Albert Einstein predicted that two colliding black holes could cause gravitational waves in the fabric of space, he was sure to mention he never thought we’d confirm the elusive waves exist. But he was wrong: we did, in 1974, and now scientists are using a giant laser-based experiment called LIGO to try and observe gravitational waves.
– Tech Insider

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Science: When It Comes To A Supernova, How Close Is Too Close For Earth? (Video)

Keep calm and realize that stars going supernova happens all the time across the vast universe. It will eventually happen in or near our solar system. But just how close would a supernova would have to be to wipe out life on Earth? Welp, about 50 light years… about 27 times the size of the solar system… away. Soooo, actually not close at all. In fact, 50 light years or nearer and we are totally annihlated. But we can still be galactically eff’d if the supernova is a further out.

Watch. Learn. Breathe.

@ojones1

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How To Find Water In The Desert (Video)

Fact about me: I like watching survival shows; though I am in no way claiming expertise at anything I watch. However, I am tucking this bit of ‘expertise’ in the back pocket of my mind… in the VERY unlikely event I find myself stranded in a desert, cut off, without water.

If you ever find yourself lost in the desert, knowing how to quickly find water is going to be key to for your survival. Here’s what you’re going to need to know.
– Tech Insider

@ojones1

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Food/Science: That’s Not Blood Leaking From Your Steak (Video)

If that KRS-ONE line, “Red and bloody, a corpse neatly packed,” hasn’t stopped you from eating steak, this won’t. Hey, enjoy your steak famlam.

(If it has stopped you, can I have yours? I love a good steak!)

Raw steaks usually have a natural, blood-like liquid in their packaging. Although its red coloring looks a lot like blood, that liquid is not what it seems.
– Tech Insider

Aha! Thought this clip was gonna go ‘anti-artificial’ on you, right? Interesting video. A couple of things: Bloodlike liquid (wtf) and… those percentages don’t add up to 100 (hahaa, thanks to Youtube commenters/fact-checkers for catching that).

@ojones1

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