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VSause: How Earth Moves

When, after a long day of running around, you finally find the time to relax in your favorite armchair, nothing seems easier than just sitting still. But have you ever considered how fast you are really moving when it seems you are not moving at all?  

Wylie Overstreet: To Scale: The Solar System

On a dry lakebed in Nevada, a group of friends build the first scale model of the solar system with complete planetary orbits: a true illustration of our place in the universe.  

PetaPixel: Himawari 8 Time-lapse of Earth

What would happen to you if a black hole the size of a coin suddenly appeared in your pocket? Lets find out!  

Robert Swan: Let’s save the last pristine continent

2041 will be a pivotal year for our planet. That year will mark the end of a 50-year agreement to keep Antarctica, the Earth’s last pristine continent, free of exploitation. Explorer Robert Swan — the first person to walk both the North and South Poles — is on a mission to ensure that we extend …

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Aubrey Manning: Scotland’s Place in Earth’s History

Aubrey Manning is Emeritus Professor of Natural History at the University. He is recognised as one of the country’s leading authorities on animal behaviour. Professor Manning tells the story of life in Scotland and how it is inextricably linked to the history of Earth itself. His lecture begins when the plate tectonics of our dynamic …

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Kurzgesagt: Everything You Need to Know About Planet Earth

Planet Earth is this solid thing you are standing on right now. In your everyday life you don’t really waste a thought about how amazing this is. A giant, ancient, hot rock. How did it come into existence and how big is it really? You will be surprised. The ground you are standing on is …

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Louie Schwartzberg: Hidden miracles of the natural world

Published on Apr 9, 2014 We live in a world of unseeable beauty, so subtle and delicate that it is imperceptible to the human eye. To bring this invisible world to light, filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg bends the boundaries of time and space with high-speed cameras, time lapses and microscopes. At TED2014, he shares highlights from …

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NASA EDGE: MMS One Step Closer to Launch

Published on Mar 26, 2014 NASA EDGE talks with the Magnetospheric Multiscale Mission Team about the final tests for the satellites before they head to NASA Kennedy. Guests include Joanne Baker, Rommel Zara, Troy Cline and Deirdre Wendel.  

Rich Pancost: How biogeochemical cycles have regulated the global climate system throughout Earth history

Prof Rich Pancost’s (Director of the Cabot Institute) inaugural lecture February 2014 titled From the land to the rivers to the sea: How biogeochemical cycles have regulated the global climate system throughout Earth history. The Cabot Institute at the University of Bristol carries out fundamental and responsive research on risks and uncertainty in a changing …

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Vsauce: What’s The Most Dangerous Place on Earth?

At the top of Mount Everest, at the bottom om the Mariana Trench, or perhaps inside a volcano? Vsauce will try to answer.

Carl Sagan: Pale Blue Dot

Carl Edward Sagan (1934-1996) was an American astronomer, astrophysicist, cosmologist, author, science popularizer and science communicator in astronomy and natural sciences.  

Earth and Moon Seen by Passing Juno Spacecraft

When NASA’s Juno spacecraft flew past Earth on Oct. 9, 2013, it received a boost in speed of more than 8,800 mph (about 7.3 kilometer per second), which set it on course for a July 4, 2016, rendezvous with Jupiter. One of Juno’s sensors, a special kind of camera optimized to track faint stars, also …

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UCLA: The Spark of Life: Darwin and the Primeval Soup

New research shows that life probably arose on Earth almost four billion years ago, at a time when the planet’s surface was pounded by huge waves and tides, and periodically devastated by volcanic eruptions. In this talk hosted by The University of California, the authors of “Spark of Life”, UCSD’s Jeffrey Bada and Christopher Wills, …

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Carol Bruton: Geothermal Energy – Harnessing the Heat Beneath Your Feet

Right below your feet is a source of renewable energy that is largely untapped. It heats groundwater by conduction and convection as it travels toward the surface of the earth. California University and the Lawrence Livermore National Lab presents scientists Carol Bruton and John Ziagos who explains how geothermal energy can be used to generate …

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NASA: The grandest of canyons discovered under ice sheet

The age of discovery is not over, hidden for all of human history, a 740 kilometers (460 mile) long canyon has been discovered below Greenland’s ice sheet. Using radar data from NASA’s Operation IceBridge and other airborne campaigns, scientists led by a team from the University of Bristol found the canyon runs from near the …

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James Day: New Insights into the Early History of the Earth and Moon

Fresh examinations of lunar rocks gathered by Apollo mission astronauts have yielded new insights into the moon’s chemical makeup, as well as clues about how giant impacts may have shaped the early Earth and moon. In this talk hosted by the University of California, geochemist James Day talks about how advances in technology are allowing …

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Markus Landgraf: An Elevator to Space

The concept for a space elevator was actually first published in 1895 by Konstantin Tsiolkovsky but limited by contemporary materials it has until recently been a science fiction dream. These elevators is also referred to as , space bridges, space lifts, space ladders, sky-hooks and orbital elevators. Recent concepts for a space elevator propose the use carbon nano-tube, boron nitrite nano-tube or graphene based materials as the tensile …

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NASA EDGE: Planetary Defense

NASA EDGE and Special Guest Geoff Notkin speak with NASA scientists and experts from around the world at the 2013 Planetary Defense Conference about Near Earth Objects and their potential threat to Earth.


On the 40th anniversary of the famous ‘Blue Marble’ photograph taken of Earth from space, Planetary Collective presented this short film documenting astronauts’ life-changing stories of seeing the Earth from the outside – a perspective-altering experience often described as the Overview Effect. OVERVIEW from Planetary Collective on Vimeo.

3 Extreme Climate Fixes

Scishow talks about a few – maybe crazy, maybe reasonable – geoengineering schemes that some scientists have come up with in order to “fix” climate change, including designer clouds, ocean fertilization, and stratospheric shading with sulfur dioxide. The concept of geoengineering refers to “the deliberate large-scale intervention in the Earth’s climate system, in order to moderate global …

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