Tag: Space

The nature of matter

The nature of matter

By Micah Moen 100 Comments January 17, 2020

One of the coolest things about science is how it can completely blow your mind and teach you that something that you thought you understood very well is completely and totally wrong. Take ordinary matter- the kind that makes up you and me and, well, everything around you. You probably think you have a pretty […]

How Do We Keep Our Bacteria From Contaminating the Galaxy?

How Do We Keep Our Bacteria From Contaminating the Galaxy?

By Micah Moen 100 Comments January 11, 2020

Every mission to space must go through a proper cleaning procedure before launch. But how clean are they really? Cleaning spacecraft is to prevent contamination of any place explored in space. AKA planetary protection. Planetary Protection was set-up in 1967 as part of an international law known as The Outer Space Treaty. It was set […]

How These Bacteria Become Electrical Cables That Could Power Our World

How These Bacteria Become Electrical Cables That Could Power Our World

By Micah Moen 100 Comments January 7, 2020

It turns out that bacteria may have figured out the whole electricity thing way before we did, you guys. In fact, there are bacteria deep in the ground and under the ocean right now that are acting as living electric cables, and scientists are coming up with all sorts of cool new ways to study […]

Pink Panther, Panther of the World! | 50 Minute Nature Compilation

Pink Panther, Panther of the World! | 50 Minute Nature Compilation

By Micah Moen 100 Comments January 7, 2020

(upbeat Pink Panther theme) ♪ ♪ JOIN US NOW AS WE HAVE THE RARE OPPORTUNITY TO WATCH THE WORLD’S FOREMOST NATURE PHOTOGRAPHER AT WORK. HE’S CAPTURED SHOTS NOBODY ELSE IN HIS FIELD HAS EVER DREAMED OF, RANKING HIM AMONG THE WORLD’S BEST PHOTOGRAPHERS. BUT HE MUST MAKE USE OF ALL HIS WIT AND EXPERIENCE AS […]

Are Aliens Hiding in Plain Sight? | Unveiled

Are Aliens Hiding in Plain Sight? | Unveiled

By Micah Moen 93 Comments January 6, 2020

Are Aliens Hiding in Plain Sight? For decades now, we’ve been looking out far into the cosmos for evidence of extraterrestrial life but haven’t yet found even simple alien microbes. So, are we really alone in the universe, or are we just looking in the wrong places? Perhaps the alien life we’re searching for isn’t […]

Saving the Rainforest with Microsatellites | Yuya Nakamura

Saving the Rainforest with Microsatellites | Yuya Nakamura

By Micah Moen 0 Comment January 1, 2020

Guess what! This is an artificial micro-satellite. So, we got the micro-satellites. It’s so small you can put it on your palm. The micro-satellite was developed by university students, and I was lucky enough to have got involved in this exciting project. The micro-satellite was launched in 2003, and it worked quite well in orbit […]

AVA – Nature (anti)matters

AVA – Nature (anti)matters

By Micah Moen 0 Comment January 1, 2020

We are all concerned about the things that MATTTER …but what about things that ANTIMATTER At the beginning of the universe equal amounts of matterand antimatter should have been created Yet everything we know is matter Where did all the antimatter GO? CERN in Switzerland is the only one place in the world where scientists […]

The Misunderstood Nature of Entropy

The Misunderstood Nature of Entropy

By Micah Moen 100 Comments December 31, 2019

Thank you – brilliant org for supporting PBS Digital Studios Entropy and the second law of thermodynamics have been credited with defining the arrow of time predicting the ultimate heat death of the universe and providing the driving force for the development of structure as well as decay and Also, excusing the messiness of your […]

Why Space Itself May Be Quantum in Nature – with Jim Baggott

Why Space Itself May Be Quantum in Nature – with Jim Baggott

By Micah Moen 100 Comments December 30, 2019

[MUSIC PLAYING] Now, Phyllis set me up rather nicely, as I would have expected. Yeah, this does seem a little bit like I’m reneging on a position I adopted when I wrote this book called Farewell to Reality, which is highly critical of string theory, and in particular, an extension or addendum to string theory, […]

Microbes in Space – UC Davis Health

Microbes in Space – UC Davis Health

By Micah Moen 0 Comment December 29, 2019

Microbes in Space my goal this project is to engage the general public in becoming interested in microbiology and thinking about the microbes that surround us all the time in the built environment, so offices buildings houses etcetera. And a particularly interesting built environment for us is the International Space Station. It’s a completely closed […]