Archive for August, 2018

Solar Cell Basics [video]

Watch a short video from PBS that explains a little of the basics of photovoltaic cells and silicon. The full 53 minute documentary can also be watched on the page.

Is Our Food Becoming Less Nutritious? [video]

10 Facts About Silicon

According to MentalFloss –

Silicon is a metalloid: an element with properties not quite like a metal, nor exactly like a non-metal. If you have a cell phone in your pocket or dirt on your shoes, you’re carrying silicon. Learn more about this ever-present element.

Continue reading HERE.

Chaser – The World’s Smartest Dog [video]

Photos Of The Week – 8/24/18

From The Atlantic –

A dance on the beach in England, international competition at the 2018 Asian Games, ink on display at the Shanghai Tattoo Extreme & Body Art Expo, the MTV Video Music Awards in New York City, the hajj pilgrimage in Mecca, camels in Inner Mongolia, night patrol in El Salvador, Hurricane Lane seen from orbit, agricultural drones in Japan, lightning over Mexico, and much more.

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World’s Oldest Cheese Found In Egyptian Tomb

According to Gizmodo –

Humans have been producing and consuming cheese for a very long time, as the recent discovery of 3,200-year-old cheese in an ancient Egyptian tomb attests. Delicious though this cheese may have been, it was also a potential source of disease.

Continue reading HERE.

Most Extreme Animal Births [video]

TIL – There Is A Blue-Colored Bee

According to wikipedia –

Xylocopa caerulea is a relatively large species, reaching an average size of 23 millimetres (0.91 in). The thorax region of these insects are covered with light blue hairs, giving it a striking blue colour. The sides of the abdomen and first abdominal segments are also covered by similar, albeit a finer and thinner coat of blue hairs.

Improve Your Memory [video]

Most Powerful Photos Of This Week – 8/17/18

From the one-year anniversary of the violent “Unite The Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, to the collapsed Morandi Bridge in Genoa, Italy, here are the most eye-catching and emotional pictures from this past week.

Go to images HERE.

Meet Dr. Laser — the Mastermind Behind Holography’s Past and Future [video]

Only Lake Isa Drains Into Both The Atlantic And The Pacific Oceans

According to AtlasObscura –

Sitting astride the Continental Divide at 8,262 feet (2,518 m) is Isa Lake, a pristine sliver of water spanned by the lower end of the park’s Grand Loop Road. Not only is Isa acknowledged to be the only natural lake in the world that drains to two oceans…

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