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Anti Social Media

The main reason I don't like social media. What do you think? Do you agree with me or not? I noticed a few years ago that on Facebook I was doing complicated calculations like: Do I actually like this post? Yes/No Do I want the person to know I like their post? Yes/No Do I want other people to know I like this person's post? Yes/No Do I want to...

How to Film in the Ultraviolet

Filming in UV requires removing a filter, getting UV-transparent lenses and getting a good filter to block all other light. I got my hot mirror removed here: http://ve42.co/UVcam That is an affiliate link so by ordering through the link, LifePixel will give a commission back to me. If you don't want that, just use a different link. I've always been...

How Earth Creates Its Magnetic Field

How turbulent convection currents in Earth's outer core make its magnetic field This video is a prequel to one that will appear here: http://ve42.co/Spin Huge thank you to Prof. Jon Aurnou who spent a lot of time explaining how planetary magnetic fields are created. He changed a lot of my preconceptions. His youtube channel is here: https://www.youtube.com/user/spinlabucla...

The Climbing Magnets Mystery (ft. Steve Mould)

When spun on a screwdriver, magnets climb up its length, but why? This video brought to you by my friend Steve Mould: http://ve42.co/SteveMould This all started with a question on twitter, when someone wanted to know why a chain of neodymium magnets climbs up a screwdriver when the screwdriver is rotated. A search for the explanation ensued, culminating...

A Misconception About Science

Based on The Structure of Scientific Revolutions by Thomas Kuhn Check out our new series! Paradigms: http://vrv.co/paradigms

Will Robots Take Our Jobs?

In short, yes they will, continuing the trend of humans working less. This video was sponsored by "Robot-Proof" written by Northeastern University's President, Joseph E. Aoun. Learn more here: https://goo.gl/hqBDLA When I think about robots taking our jobs, I am neither of the opinion that we need to panic amidst the imminent robopocalypse, nor am...

Why YouTube Used to Prefer Quality

Almost four years ago I made a video about quality vs quantity on YouTube. Reflecting on how the platform is working in 2017 I find that quantity (frequency) has become significantly more important and quality less so. I'm not saying this is my recommendation for how people should make channels, just that this is what seems to be an effective strategy...

5 Bad Reasons to Ditch the Paris Climate Agreement

I've heard a lot of reasons for withdrawing from the Paris climate agreement but none of them makes sense to me. Here are some links that support my thinking: BC Carbon tax and impact:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Columbia_carbon_tax Popular opinion about the Paris Climate Agreement:https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/was-trumps-paris-exit-good-politics/http://climatecommunication.yale.edu/publications/paris_agreement_by_state/...

Why I'm Not a Scientist

I love science but not necessarily the process of doing science. I partnered with National Geographic Channel for the launch of Genius New episodes Tuesdays at 9/8c, and catch-up On Demand at http://natgeotv.com #sponsored

Implications for Education

Reflecting on the implications for education of Gunn and Drew. Original video: http://ve42.co/GunDrew Did you notice that Gunn and Drew were named that way so they rhyme with one and two, helping reduce any sort of confusion you might have in associating each character with the right system. Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman is one of my...

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