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The Most Powerful Computers You've Never Heard Of
Analog computers were the most powerful computers for thousands of years, relegated to obscurity by the digital revolution. This video is sponsored by Brilliant. The first 200 people to sign up via brilliant.org/veritasium get 20% off a yearly subscription.

Thanks to Scott Wiedemann for the lego computer instructions - thexvid.com/video/5X_Ft4YR_wU/video.html

Antikythera Archive & Animations ©2005-2020 Images First Ltd. thexvid.com/video/1ebB0tyrMa8/video.html "The Antikythera Cosmos" (2021) follows the latest developments from the UCL Antikythera Research Team as they recreate a dazzling display of the ancient Greek Cosmos at the front of the Antikythera Mechanism.

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The Snowflake Mystery
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Dr Ken Libbrecht is the world expert on snowflakes, designer of custom snowflakes, snowflake consultant for the movie Frozen - his photos appear on postage stamps all over the world. This video is sponsored by Brilliant. The first 200 people to sign up via brilliant.org/veritasium get 20% off a yearly subscription. Thanks to Dr Ken Libbrecht for showing us how to grow designer snowflakes. Obvio...
Most People Don't Know How Bikes Work
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Why are bicycles stable? The most common answer is gyroscopic effects, but this is not right. This video was sponsored by Kiwico. Get 50% off your first month of any crate at kiwico.com/veritasium50 Huge thanks to Rick Cavallaro for creating this bike on short notice. Thanks to all the friends who participated in the filming. Rick was also responsible for the Blackbird Faster Than The Wind Down...
The Big Misconception About Electricity
Views 11MMonth ago
The misconception is that electrons carry potential energy around a complete conducting loop, transferring their energy to the load. This video was sponsored by Caséta by Lutron. Learn more at Lutron.com/veritasium Further analysis of the large circuit is available here: ve42.co/bigcircuit Special thanks to Dr Geraint Lewis for bringing up this question in the first place and discussing it with...
How Imaginary Numbers Were Invented
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A general solution to the cubic equation was long considered impossible, until we gave up the requirement that math reflect reality. This video is sponsored by Brilliant. The first 200 people to sign up via brilliant.org/veritasium get 20% off a yearly subscription. Thanks to Dr Amir Alexander, Dr Alexander Kontorovich, Dr Chris Ferrie, and Dr Adam Becker for the helpful advice and feedback on ...
I Rented A Helicopter To Settle A Physics Debate
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The story of a controversial physics question on the qualifying exam for the 2014 US Physics Olympiad team. How does a uniform cable beneath a helicopter hang? Visit SimpliSafe.com/veritasium to learn more and to get at least 30% off your SimpliSafe security system! Thanks to SimpliSafe for sponsoring a portion of this video. Thanks to Scott Smith and the Perris Valley Airport for hosting us. Y...
This Robot Walks, Flies, Skateboards, Slacklines
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This is a #robot that walks, flies, #skateboards, #slacklines, and might do much more one day. A portion of this video was sponsored by Bluehost. Start building a website with Bluehost today. Use my link to receive more than 65% off: bluehost.com/track/veritasium #Bluehost #BHcreator Thanks to Prof. Soon-Jo Chung and everyone at the Aerospace Robotics and Control Lab at Caltech for the tour! ae...
How They Caught The Golden State Killer
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Your genetic code is probably already in a database, without you ever giving a sample or permission. This video is sponsored by Brilliant. The first 200 people to sign up via brilliant.org/veritasium get 20% off a yearly subscription. ▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀ A huge thanks to Paul Holes, Billy Jensen, Brett Williams, Dr Connie Bormans and Dr Doc Edge for being part of this video. Thanks to Ve...
How Hidden Technology Transformed Bowling
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Bowling has been reinvented many times over the past seven thousand years but especially in the last 30. This is the fascinating physics of balls, oil, lane and pins. A portion of this video was sponsored by Salesforce. Go to salesforce.com/veritasium to learn more. Huge thanks to Steve Kloempken and all of Storm Bowling for letting us visit and get a glimpse into the crazy world of bowling. Hu...
Why All Scorpions Are Fluorescent
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Under UV light, almost all species of scorpions glow a bright green color, but why? Thanks to Capital One Shopping for sponsoring a portion of this video! Avoid Paying Full Price. Get Capital One Shopping for free using this link: capitaloneshopping.com/veritasium A huge thanks to Prof. Carl Kloock for the interview and taking us scorpion hunting at the Panorama Vista Preserve. panoramavista.or...
The Universe is Hostile to Computers
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Tiny particles from distant galaxies have caused plane accidents, election interference and game glitches. This video is sponsored by Brilliant. The first 200 people to sign up via brilliant.org/veritasium get 20% off a yearly subscription. This video was inspired by the RadioLab Podcast "Bit Flip" ve42.co/BF they're brilliant science storytellers. A Huge thanks to Dr Leif Scheick, Calla Cofiel...
Clickbait is Unreasonably Effective
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The title and thumbnail play a huge role in a video's success or failure. Check out kiwico.com/Veritasium50 for 50% off your first month of any subscription! ▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀ Special thanks to Patreon supporters: Alvaro Naranjo, Burt Humburg, Blake Byers, Dumky, Mike Tung, Evgeny Skvortsov, Meekay, Ismail Öncü Usta, Paul Peijzel, Crated Comments, Anna, Mac Malkawi, Michael Schneider, ...
The Genius of 3D Printed Rockets
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3D printed rockets save on up front tooling, enable rapid iteration, decrease part count, and facilitate radically new designs. For your chance to win 2 seats on one of the first Virgin Galactic flights to Space and support a great cause, go to www.omaze.com/veritasium Thanks to Tim Ellis and everyone at Relativity Space for the tour! www.relativityspace.com/ thexvid.com/user/RelativitySpace Sp...
The Simplest Math Problem No One Can Solve - Collatz Conjecture
Views 21M5 months ago
The Collatz Conjecture is the simplest math problem no one can solve - it is easy enough for almost anyone to understand but notoriously difficult to solve. This video is sponsored by Brilliant. The first 200 people to sign up via brilliant.org/veritasium get 20% off a yearly subscription. Special thanks to Prof. Alex Kontorovich for introducing us to this topic, filming the interview, and cons...
Why You Should Want Driverless Cars On Roads Now
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How close are we to having fully autonomous vehicles on the roads? Are they safe? In Chandler, Arizona a fleet of Waymo vehicles are already in operation. Waymo sponsored this video and provided access to their technology and personnel. Check out their safety report here: waymo.com/safety/ ▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀ References: Waymo Safety Reports - waymo.com/safety/ Driving Statistics - ve42....
How a slinky falls in slow motion #shorts
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How a slinky falls in slow motion #shorts
The Biggest Myth In Education
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The Biggest Myth In Education
A Physics Prof Bet Me $10,000 I'm Wrong
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A Physics Prof Bet Me $10,000 I'm Wrong
The Longest-Running Evolution Experiment
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The Longest-Running Evolution Experiment
Risking My Life To Settle A Physics Debate
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Math Has a Fatal Flaw
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Math Has a Fatal Flaw
How An Infinite Hotel Ran Out Of Room
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This Unstoppable Robot Could Save Your Life
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This Unstoppable Robot Could Save Your Life
The Surprising Secret of Synchronization
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The Surprising Secret of Synchronization
This is why we can't have nice things
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The Discovery That Transformed Pi
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The Discovery That Transformed Pi
Why Robots That Bend Are Better
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Why Robots That Bend Are Better
I Asked Bill Gates What's The Next Crisis?
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I Asked Bill Gates What's The Next Crisis?
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Why Are 96,000,000 Black Balls on This Reservoir?
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World's Lightest Solid!
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World's Lightest Solid!
Backspin Basketball Flies Off Dam
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World's Roundest Object!
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World's Roundest Object!
I Waterproofed Myself With Aerogel!
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Anti-Gravity Wheel?
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Can Silence Actually Drive You Crazy?
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Can You Swim in Shade Balls?
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This Unstoppable Robot Could Save Your Life
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The Simplest Math Problem No One Can Solve - Collatz Conjecture
Views 21M5 months ago
The Collatz Conjecture is the simplest math problem no one can solve - it is easy enough for almost anyone to understand but notoriously difficult to solve. This video is sponsored by Brilliant. The first 200 people to sign up via brilliant.org/veritasium get 20% off a yearly subscription. Special thanks to Prof. Alex Kontorovich for introducing us to this topic, filming the interview, and cons...
The Most Radioactive Places on Earth
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Parallel Worlds Probably Exist. Here’s Why
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World's Heaviest Weight
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World's Heaviest Weight
Microwaving Grapes Makes Plasma
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Microwaving Grapes Makes Plasma
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Musical Fire Table!
Math Has a Fatal Flaw
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The Surprising Secret of Synchronization
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The Surprising Secret of Synchronization
The Infinite Pattern That Never Repeats
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The Most Common Cognitive Bias
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Why No One Has Measured The Speed Of Light
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Views 12MMonth ago
Why are bicycles stable? The most common answer is gyroscopic effects, but this is not right. This video was sponsored by Kiwico. Get 50% off your first month of any crate at kiwico.com/veritasium50 Huge thanks to Rick Cavallaro for creating this bike on short notice. Thanks to all the friends who participated in the filming. Rick was also responsible for the Blackbird Faster Than The Wind Down...
The Universe is Hostile to Computers
Views 12M4 months ago
Tiny particles from distant galaxies have caused plane accidents, election interference and game glitches. This video is sponsored by Brilliant. The first 200 people to sign up via brilliant.org/veritasium get 20% off a yearly subscription. This video was inspired by the RadioLab Podcast "Bit Flip" ve42.co/BF they're brilliant science storytellers. A Huge thanks to Dr Leif Scheick, Calla Cofiel...
The Big Misconception About Electricity
Views 11MMonth ago
The misconception is that electrons carry potential energy around a complete conducting loop, transferring their energy to the load. This video was sponsored by Caséta by Lutron. Learn more at Lutron.com/veritasium Further analysis of the large circuit is available here: ve42.co/bigcircuit Special thanks to Dr Geraint Lewis for bringing up this question in the first place and discussing it with...
Why Machines That Bend Are Better
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Why Machines That Bend Are Better

Comments

  • BlueFire
    BlueFire 19 hours ago

    hi

  • mr Goat
    mr Goat 20 hours ago

    Is that Toby Maguire’s sketch

  • Eevee the Hedgehog
    Eevee the Hedgehog 20 hours ago

    5:14

  • DONKYDO50
    DONKYDO50 20 hours ago

    Yes yes we now you think you god or devil

  • Mats Önnerby
    Mats Önnerby 20 hours ago

    If I accelerate at 9.8 m/s2, I will reach the speed of light in less than a year.

  • akinhwan. com
    akinhwan. com 20 hours ago

    the power of great narration and decades of home videos!

  • Mehboob Alam
    Mehboob Alam 20 hours ago

    14 times 37 😂😂🤣🤣

  • DONKYDO50
    DONKYDO50 20 hours ago

    Yall criminals

  • California
    California 20 hours ago

    How does he knows everything about COVID?🤔🤔🤔 So FISHY 🐠🐟🐟🐠🐠

  • Craig Emmerthal
    Craig Emmerthal 20 hours ago

    I am sure I am wrong, but could using quantum entanglement be a possible solution? We can assume that is instant one way. When light is received, change particle. Seems too simple so I am sure it is wrong. haha

  • fotmheki
    fotmheki 20 hours ago

    Absolutely love it! Would be also very good if they will commercialize some 3D metal printer as well, lowering the cost. The only thing that bugs me is that adding 5% to 10% of the dry mass of a rocket as a huge implication on his capability as a launcher, hope they can come up with better engine to solve this!

  • Yon Yonson
    Yon Yonson 20 hours ago

    As someone who has spent a lot of time listening and interacting with presuppositionalist Christian apologists I consider the inability to measure the one way speed of light to be one of the cosmic jokes that God, assuming they exist is playing on us....Currently the existence of God is as equally unfalsifiable and not empirically measurable as the one way speed of light and it should be pointed out that some Christian apologists use this inability to measure light speed to help support their young earth creation models since an instantaneous light return trip bodes well for the young earth or young universe model of creation...which kinda begs the question...why bother with tasking the James Webb telescope with looking into the universes alleged past if no one can agree on or even measure how old that past actually is?

  • Bret Heyer
    Bret Heyer 20 hours ago

    Isn't it just negative 1/3rd equals 0

  • Web Revolution
    Web Revolution 20 hours ago

    The issue here is the inability of any user giving away his DNA to eventually get it removed from ANY and ALL databases that might contain it. And the other main issue is that law authorities have to talk and convince the company that holds your DNA to use it for any kind of thing they might want to use it, while I am 100% convinced that the company should not have a word to say in that matter, it's not their data, it's not their decision. Authorities should contact directly and only the person that actually did leave that DNA sample in the database to ask him/her wether they may actually use it or not. And if that person is dead, they should ask the closest relative and only if that person doesn't have any reachable relative alive (which might happen like 0,1% of times) it should be decided by a law or the company's policy. I don't even care about the discussion to only let people use DNA data if the case which requires it is very serious, like a murder or a rape or anything like that. Simply cause I do not think there should be a way for anyone to actually evaluate the gravity of a felony given the fact that different felonies might have different level of seriousness depending on various factors. I could even go as far as saying that a murder might be a less severe felony if compared to a rape in some specific cases and so on. I do not hold actual data, but I am willing to say that in my opinion, the amount of worldwide court cases solved and decided by only new DNA evidence is so small. Authorities should ask for DNA to its provider only when is absolutely needed, not just to confirm something or to base their whole case around only the DNA evidence.

  • Orius25
    Orius25 20 hours ago

    This is the principle behind wireless charging, but the phone has to be in direct contact with the charging plate. So even though the power doesn't transfer through the wire, the wire is still necessary. I wonder if in the future we will be able to project power fields without the connecting line, to supply power to off-grid sources.

  • Deus-Stein
    Deus-Stein 20 hours ago

    A lot of people are citing "Insurance companies" as a fear with this technology in the comments. It's true that you might have a genetic risk of Parkinson's for example and your insurance could be denied or your premiums go up. However this also accounts for OTHER people your insurance premiums aren't just based on your health but also other people insured by the same company because they need to make enough money to cover their costs and risks. Consider the thought that your premiums are going up because of unidentified risks in other people's health.

  • IdahoSprings222
    IdahoSprings222 20 hours ago

    Complete horseshit

  • Heidi Mismanos Pablo
    Heidi Mismanos Pablo 20 hours ago

    Me who doesnt know what he is saying: "yeah, you're right"

  • allblack4777
    allblack4777 20 hours ago

    Ed Leedskalin anyone? Tripod, fly wheel and the "black box". Maybe this helps fill in some gaps.

  • Katherine L
    Katherine L 20 hours ago

    This is quite interesting but I have a few questions? I'm smart but not educated at MIT so forgive the primitiveness of the questions. If, indeed, the electricity is flowing "around" and not "thru" the wires, one would think that electrocution would happen by touching the outside of an electric cord, yet you don't. Explain please. I do think that electricity is more than just "in the wires" because you can feel it. Anybody that stands near power lines or a place where a lot of electricity is being drawn can feel it. The proof that the inside of the electric cord but the concept of the outside the cord actually has me question both hypothesis.

  • Zair Saeed
    Zair Saeed 20 hours ago

    Hey! can I use some pictures for my website I am writing a blog on it

  • falcon127
    falcon127 20 hours ago

    6 SECONDS

  • a noobypro az
    a noobypro az 21 hour ago

    I was bothered by this after watching Wall-E, glad the rust was protecting him during his time in space.

  • Sħäħzäiß Äßßäs

    Really really fascinating 👍

  • afb9999
    afb9999 21 hour ago

    This video is total bs and the explanation is completely wrong

  • dannythemedic
    dannythemedic 21 hour ago

    guy here kinda reminds me of jimmy fallon!

  • TheEnde124
    TheEnde124 21 hour ago

    The captions on this video are unusable

  • Red Fire
    Red Fire 21 hour ago

    E)

  • Richard Cron
    Richard Cron 21 hour ago

    Do wireless cell phone chargers work off this principle and is it possible to somehow mooch electricity from my neighbors by tapping into the magnetic fields?

  • George Ramirez
    George Ramirez 21 hour ago

    We used to have a game in Mexico that was basically the tea bag, we made a bag out of news paper, light the four corners on fire and it would levitate we called it “Pelayo”

  • dbo I
    dbo I 21 hour ago

    So we are basically swimming in an electromagnetic field...not to mention wi-fi...

  • Thomas Holian
    Thomas Holian 21 hour ago

    But if you synch two clocks next to each other, and move them in opposite directions exactly the same distance at exactly the same speed, then if the times on the clocks is the same, then light moves at the same speed in both directions. If the times are different, then the speed of light is different in each direction.

  • Hampus Törnquist
    Hampus Törnquist 21 hour ago

    X=1 3x1=3 3+1=4

  • Mr.Disrespect
    Mr.Disrespect 21 hour ago

    Maybe you could send an electric signal through a wire with two perfectly sincronised clocks where one is stopped when the signal is sent and the other when the signal arrived because as you said electricity travels at lightspeed... maybe I'n not smart XD

  • yewwtooob
    yewwtooob 21 hour ago

    "Electricity" moves around .75 the speed of light.

  • Jim M
    Jim M 21 hour ago

    My brain hurts. I've hit my mental event horizon. Concepts like this, added to my terrible ability w/ word problems is why I never became an engineer. Sigh... Oh well... I never became a rock star either! LOL

  • Shane Otto
    Shane Otto 21 hour ago

    0.5

  • Eevee the Hedgehog
    Eevee the Hedgehog 21 hour ago

    4:57

  • e Wise
    e Wise 21 hour ago

    Gates is one of the most evil men on the planet! He and Fauci invested in Wuhan and developed this engineered virus !

  • Peter Codner
    Peter Codner 21 hour ago

    why do you suppose believe or imagine that light travels at all or at any speed? That it does or may is a religious belief , or assumption . It M-u-s-t and can only possibly be religious because the belif etc is wholly unquestioned, and it is precisely that lack of questioning or belif or assuming that makes it religious- religious meaning unquestioned.

  • iamtheiconoclast3
    iamtheiconoclast3 21 hour ago

    Safe and effective.

  • What am i
    What am i 21 hour ago

    imagine one day the sun just doesn't pop out

  • Richard Longfordick
    Richard Longfordick 21 hour ago

    There are only 1,000,000,000 10 digit combinations using 0 to 9 so pi will repeat a 10 digit sequence after that now if you want the odds of when it will come full circle and repeat it exactly from one place to one place then you would take the 1,000,000,000 and find out how many different combinations of billion digit there are for pi to repeat

  • John Madigan
    John Madigan 21 hour ago

    What if you put the lightbulb in a faraday cage with only small passthroughs for the wires to go through? Do the electric field lines, carrying the energy, need to go through these same passthroughs? What if the light bulb is powered by two battery circuits with equal dimensions, but symmetrically mirrored with respect to the light bulb? Do the poynting vectors cancel each other?

  • MisterMacks 63
    MisterMacks 63 21 hour ago

    I think it’s 1 Second!

  • Molla Nafim Muthaki
    Molla Nafim Muthaki 21 hour ago

    Really love this experiment. it's helpful to me..thanks

  • Pilletta Doinswartsh
    Pilletta Doinswartsh 22 hours ago

    Well, I made it to 8:16 before deciding it's a waste of time. Does that make me smart?

  • Jeff Chard
    Jeff Chard 22 hours ago

    No. Now I understand how the hydro company charges me the same amount for delivery of the power as they do for using the power . Ty