Watch the new Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, with astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson.
After you’re done, comment what you thought of it. Does it hold up to the original with Carl Sagan??
Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey is an American documentary television series. It is a follow-up to the 1980 television series Cosmos: A Personal Voyage, which was presented by Carl Sagan. The new series’ presenter is Neil deGrasse Tyson. The executive producers are Seth MacFarlane and Ann Druyan, Sagan’s widow. The series premiered on March 9, 2014, simultaneously in the US across ten 21st Century Fox networks. According to Fox Networks, this is the first time that a TV show is set to premiere in a global simulcast across their network of channels. The remainder of the series will air on Fox with Nat Geo rebroadcasting the episodes the next day with extra content. The score for Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey was written by Alan Silvestri.
Researchers at Stanford have designed a foldable microscope out of paper. When I first saw this I didn’t think a cheap paper microscope could actually be of any use, turns out these things can magnify up to 2,000x. Which is what scientific microscopes usually do. The purpose of this cheap microscope is to make it easier to diagnose malaria. Especially in places where hospitals can’t afford ‘real’ microscopes this is going to be a huge life saver, as explained in the video. But this is clearly also a great step towards popularizing science, even schools in third world countries can afford one of these. (more…)
It’s a tiny vibration speaker, it’s purpose is to make music, with anything. you stick it onto any surface you like and it allows you to make music with it. Check out the video to see what I mean