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Frickin' LASER BEAM Shark Science

Clearly, Mr. Hill, you're in deep now. (grunting)(crinkling) As you can see, I've recently upgraded my lovelies, my sharks now have fricking laser beams attached to their heads. - You'll never get away with this, Man Bun! I'll make sure... Wait, what kind of lasers are you using for those sharks? Because, you know,depending on what you use it could make a big difference. - Well, I guess I didn't really think about that. I just thought that you would have some-- - Let's get technical. - Hey, no, I'm the one with the man bun here, I'm in charge, wait! (funky electronic music)(beeping) (grunting)(snapping) - Ever since a one Dr.Evil came up with the idea in the first "Austin Powers" film, sharks with fricking laser beams attached to their heads have become a classic super villain scheme. This is a ridiculous scheme, sure, but if we were super villains,which we're not, how would you go about making laser-sharks a reality? What kind of b

Where is a Starfish's Butt?

I read a tweet and it really got me thinking about animals revolting. It's from Lawrence Ward who says, "The population "of Scotland is around 5.25 million and there are million cats in the world so if every cat decided to invade Scotland, each Scot would have tonight off around 114 cats and I don't think they could pull it off." (laughs) I don't think I could fight 114 cats and survive. Have you ever had to tangle with an angry cat that still had its claws? I have. And lemme tell you, gonna need a lot of the foamy liquid that you put on your cuts. Hydrogen peroxide. If cats revolt, much like the population of small wild animals inane area where there's a large domestic cat population, we'd get destroyed. Your cats a murderer. (whimsical music) Hello, and welcome to"Footnotes", the companion show to "Because Science" where I take all of your comments, questions, and corrections and then I bombard you with cats. Meow.(cat m

The Science and Technology of Tomorrow

Today the majority of our energy comes from fossil fuels we find beneath the earth in the form of cool natural gas and oil We've seen a rise in renewable energy, but fossil fuels are still the main source and without them the economy would collapse But these are going to become harder and harder to find and extract in the efficient way Which way I'll turn the forms of energy are going to take over Solar is one alternative That's becoming more and more popular although it is more expensive to get power from solar energy Currently the cost of fossil fuels is going to rise and the cost of solar is falling once equilibrium is met market forces will do the rest and note that solar cells are actually not that efficient so to engineering options are to make them more efficient or Reduce the cost to make and install these in bulk these are two directions that research has gone Wind is another popular form of energy.  But it will not be what supplies the bulk of energy for