What If You Detonated a Nuclear Bomb In The Marianas Trench? (Science not Fantasy)

What would happen if we detonated humanity’s most powerful nuclear weapon at the deepest point of the ocean?For sure, tsunamis hundreds of meters high would destroy coastal cities,earthquakes would level countries,new volcanoes would bring us nuclear winter.Maybe even Earth could be ripped apart?Or thrown out of orbit?Well, almost.Currently, Earth’s deepest known point is inside the…

Building a Marsbase is a Horrible Idea: Let’s do it!

From hostile deserts, to lonely islands and the highest mountains,wherever there is space to expand into humans do so.So, it’s hardly surprising that we’re already making preparationsto set foot on Mars,and to create the first permanent colony outside of Earth —maybe even terraform another planet and turn it into a second blue home.But wait,before we…

How Google drains America’s fresh water – the real price of Google’s targeted ads

On May 11 2017 regulators in South Carolina unanimously approved Google’s request to tripletheir daily groundwater withdrawal permit from 500,000 gallons to 1.5 million.This controversial permit comes at times when the aquifer under counties surrounding Charlestonbegan to experience sever drops of water levels and water pressure.Google wants to use this precious source of fresh water…

Matt Damon – Buy a Lady a Drink | Stella Artois UK

Around the world women spend 200 million hours a daycollecting water onso what if we could given that time back and stop those journeysso they can start new ones on their ownStella Artois is partnering with water .org to helpand with your support they’ll provide clean drinking water to women in thedeveloping world

Lab Equipment: Aspirator Vacuum Pump

Greetings fellow nerds.A vacuum pump is an optional but extremely useful thing to have to have in a chemistry lab.You can use it to for vacuum filtrations, drying chemicalsand for changing the boilings points of solvents in distillations.This is especially useful if you’re boiling chemicals with very high boiling pointsor getting around azeotropic mixtures.Now i’ve…

PowerMac G5 – Is it Obsolete?

I have been repeatedly asked to do an episode on the Power Mac G5. Now, I’venever actually owned one of these and, to be honest, I’ve never really understood whatthe appeal was. I managed to borrow one from Curtis Murray, owner of the CGX videogame store in Denton, Texas.And the first thing I noticed about…

NASA’s Cryosleep Chamber Could Help You Snooze Your Way to Mars

Space travel takes a really long time.And as much as I love board games and asking my mom if we’re there yet, hanging out andeating snacks may not be the best strategy for killing time on our way to the red planet.That’s mostly because being awake for that long means we’re gonna need to eat…