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Watch this wearable electronic skin control virtual objects

Watch this wearable electronic skin control virtual objects

When it comes to interacting with virtual worlds, the technology can be frustratingly limited — often relying on staying within view of a camera and big wonky controls. A new wearable, electronic skin could change that. Researchers have…

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“Water/Ways” Sneak Peek!

“Water/Ways” Sneak Peek!

Our relationship with water is deep and enduring. Work, recreation, and even celebrations are tied to water. We are connected to each other through the water we use and share. We must care for our shared water today…

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Water-stressed cities in India turn to innovation for a safe, stable supply

Water-stressed cities in India turn to innovation for a safe, stable supply

JUDY WOODRUFF: One-fifth of the world’s population lives without enough water. And, in India, half of the population, some 600 million people, reside in areas where water resources are highly stressed. Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro reports…

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Why Do Cats Hate Water? | COLOSSAL QUESTIONS

Why Do Cats Hate Water? | COLOSSAL QUESTIONS

– [Narrator] If you’ve ever spent time around cats, you’ve probably noticed that, unlike dogs, they tend to avoid water at all costs. But, why? What caused cats to avoid water, and why do they hate it so…

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Do You Love Swimming Pools in Summer? Let Us Ruin That for You

Do You Love Swimming Pools in Summer? Let Us Ruin That for You

How’s your summer going? Did you spend a lot of time in the pool? Have fond memories of the ol’ swimmin’ hole? Well, let me retroactively ruin them. Pools are gross. The thing about water is some pathogens…

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Sam Harris: The Self is an Illusion | Big Think

Sam Harris: The Self is an Illusion | Big Think

What one of the problems we have in discussing consciousness scientifically is that consciousness is irreducibly subjective. This is a point that many philosophers have made – Thomas Nagel, John Sorrell, David Chalmers. While I don’t agree with…

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Why Everyone Smells Bad || BODY ODOR 101

Why Everyone Smells Bad || BODY ODOR 101

P.U.! What’s that smell? Turns out, it’s p-YOU. Body odor starts with sweat—but your perspiration itself isn’t what stinks. Humans have two kinds of sweat: eccrine and apocrine. Apocrine is the one that fuels body odor. It’s a…

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Why Skin Creams Give You Rashes

Why Skin Creams Give You Rashes

Thanks to Brilliant for supporting this episode of SciShow. Go to Brilliant.org/SciShow if you’re interested in investing in your STEM skills this year. [ ♪INTRO ] If you’ve ever ended up with a nasty rash from using skincare…

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How to Supercool Water: A SciShow Experiment

How to Supercool Water: A SciShow Experiment

At standard pressure, water freezes at zero degrees Celsius and boils at 100 degrees. Standard science, right? I mean, the freezing and boiling points of water are how we define the entire Celsius temperature scale. Except that water…

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Ants vs. Water Beasts

Ants vs. Water Beasts

El Dragon Island was well on the way to blossoming into an awesome community…. Until I saw it. Something crawling on the glass that filled me with great concern. Oh no! Wild pharaoh ant scouts were checking out…

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