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Why the Northernmost Town in America Exists

This is a Wendover Productions video in collaboration with RealLifeLore, and made possible by Squarespace. Build your website for 10% off by going to squarespace.com/wendover. 3,500 miles from Washington, D.C., 3,000 miles north of Los Angeles, 750 miles north of Anchorage, where the ground never melts, where the snow falls mid-summer, where no plants taller

Innovating to zero! | Bill Gates

I’m going to talk today about energy and climate. And that might seem a bit surprising, because my full-time work at the foundation is mostly about vaccines and seeds, about the things that we need to invent and deliver to help the poorest two billion live better lives. But energy and climate are extremely important

Speed of Light Thank You!

Dear citizens of the universe, You probably know that light can reach two hundred ninety nine thousand, seven hundred ninety two measly kilometers in a second, but did you also know that physics can now reach over two hundred ninety nine thousand, seven hundred ninety two amazing people in a minute? We’ve broken the speed

How Hot Can It Get?

Hey, Vsauce. Michael here. And my tea is quite hot, but it’s not the hottest thing in the universe. So what is? I mean, we know that there is an absolute zero, but is there an absolute hot? A point at which something is so hot it can’t get any hotter. Well to find out,

What Is Light?

Light, is the connection between us and the universe. Through light, we could experience distant stars and look back at the beginning of existence itself. But, what is light? In a nutshell Light, is the smallest quantity of energy that can be transported A photon, an elementary particle without a real size That can’t be

Common Physics Misconceptions

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Why can’t you go faster than light?

Over the last hundred years or so, scientists have pushed our understanding of the universe into some extreme conditions, for example the world of the very small, the realm of very high speeds and the under the frigid conditions of near absolute zero. While each of us have developed an intuition about how the world