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All about flies
 
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The amazing tale of flies! The evolutionary adaptations! The amazing abilities! The love of dog poo! Yes, this video has it all. Flies are much maligned (mainly by me), but like all insects they are fascinating creatures, with many secrets to uncover. I had great fun learning about them, and even gained a little more respect for them. Enjoy and subscribe to Ben's Lab! More Information: http://animals.howstuffworks.com/insects/housefly3.htm Carboniferous image: Bibliographisches Institut - Meyers Konversationslexikon. http://susi.e-technik.uni-ulm.de:8080/Meyers2/index/index.html Fly anatomy: By Original: User:Al2 Derivative work: Giancarlodessi Derivative work: Georg-Johann (Own work) [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC BY 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons Housefly GIF: Edwin R. Griff, Thomas C. Kane Advances in Physiology Education Published 1 June 2010 Vol. 34 no. 2, 106-110 DOI: 10.1152/advan.00068.2009 Music: "Mighty Like Us" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Please watch: "AstroBiological: Coffee Break" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJiAtRmZ030 -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-
Views: 171 Astro Biological
A Stirling Rover to Explore Venus?
 
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#ExploringVenus #StirlingEngine #Venus Visiting the surface of Venus may one day happen, if the antique Stirling engine can be dusted off and used to keep its insides cool. Back! Back to Venus! Hi everyone, AstroBiological brings you Venus in Plain Human. I am that plain human, and I've worked hard to bring you this video. Using only Fair Trade beans I have created an aromatic blend of effects, cheesy presentation, scowling and B-Grade goodness to teach you a little about just how cool lateral thinking can be. How to explore Venus, one of the most hostile places in the solar system? Why, dust off a relic from the Steam Age, adapt it a little, and plop it in a little wheeled robot! Mars will become yesterday's news and Venus will be the cool kid on the block. Perhaps I can dust off my special effects manual too. Some of my video looks a little rough, but I assure you, I don't care! This video was a tonne of fun to make, and I hope it's a tonne of fun to watch! Please share this video! Subscribe! Comment! Music: Blipstream Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Refences and Further Reading: Strandbeest video: https://youtu.be/LewVEF2B_pM Venera Missions: https://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/planetary/venera.html https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Venera https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasas-next-mars-rover-progresses-toward-2020-launch https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Applications_of_the_Stirling_engine#Portable_refrigeration http://www.robertstirlingengine.com/cold.php https://www.stirlingcryogenics.com/en/the-stirling-cycle https://www.ohio.edu/mechanical/stirling/engines/beta.html https://aip.scitation.org/doi/abs/10.1063/1.2169215?journalCode=apc http://www.geoffreylandis.com/science.html https://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/20090001338.pdf https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Observations_and_explorations_of_Venus#Proposals https://www.seeker.com/the-metallic-snow-capped-mountains-of-venus-1767586407.html -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Please watch: "AstroBiological: Coffee Break" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJiAtRmZ030 -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-
Views: 54 Astro Biological
Sea Squirts Eat their own BRAINS!??
 
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Hi everyone. It's been a couple of weeks since my last video (or it feels like it). I've had a lot on, but I haven't stopped working on this channel. This latest video was a labour of love. I hope you enjoy it. If you like my videos, and want to learn more about our world, please subscribe to my channel. It really helps me out! Don't forget to like, comment, share and subscribe! Thanks for watching Ben's Lab! References and further information: http://a-z-animals.com/animals/sea-squirt/ http://www.seaslugforum.net/find/ascidia https://thewondersofchordata.wikispaces.com/Sea+Squirt http://australianmuseum.net.au/ascidians-urochordata http://www.whoi.edu/science/B/people/kamaral/SeaSquirts.html https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tunicate http://www.microscopy-uk.org.uk/mag/indexmag.html?http://www.microscopy-uk.org.uk/mag/artaug98/tuni1.html http://www.microscopy-uk.org.uk/mag/indexmag.html?http://www.microscopy-uk.org.uk/mag/artaug98/tuni1.html Visit the Ben's Lab Facebook page: www.facebook.com/mystnature/ Music: "Mighty Like Us" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ "OctoBlues" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Please watch: "AstroBiological: Coffee Break" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJiAtRmZ030 -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-
Views: 238 Astro Biological
TESS Begins to Search for Exoplanets
 
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#Astrobiology TESS launched in April, but after some time spent calibrating, testing etc, it has finally officially begun it's scientific mission of examining our nearest stellar neighbours for new planets. Every 13.5 days TESS is expected to relay it's findings, and an avalanche of new data should be expected. I look forward to its discoveries. Music: Inspired Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Animations: TESS imagery: NASA's Eyes Transit video: Space Engine The original article I referenced: http://planetaria.ca/2018/07/31/tess-begins-hunt-for-other-earths-opening-new-chapter-in-exoplanet-research/ Also, please excuse the lousy greenscreen effect. It's a temperamental effect. Somedays it looks perfect and others I just can't iron out the mess.
Views: 89 Astro Biological
Extreme Places in the Solar System
 
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Welcome back to Bens Lab, as we head in a new direction for the channel! G'day, lunatics! Do you love risking life and limb? Do you think extreme sports is the perfect way to relax? Well then strap yourselves in! Did you love your trip to Venus! Venus is the testing ground for the Apocalypse! Not for the faint hearted! If you thought Venus was hardcore, and you're thirsty for more, Time-X has the ultimate vacation package for you! A grand tour of the craziest places in the Solar System! Let's go!!!! Mars! Been there, done that, I know, but have you seen a REAL Grand Canyon! Valles Marineris: the longest Canyon in the solar system! Not only the longest, but the deepest! Rock climbing, anyone? How would you like to jump into this bad boy! At 2485 miles long, there's plenty of parking! That's the distance from San Fransisco to Washington. Or, just a bit more than the distance from Sydney to Perth! Holy Frehole! Not only is this canyon long, stretching a quarter of the way around Mars, it's deep! 7km deep in places. Hooley Dooley! Cliff jumpers will go insane for this place! Should we tell them there's almost no atmosphere on Mars, and they'll drop like stones?.....Nah! Still on Mars! Enjoy a sunrise atop Olympus Mons. Olympus Mons is an extremely ancient shield volcano, which has long since become extinct. Sounds lovely! How'd you like to see the Martian scenery from an altitude of 21.9 kilometres? That's pretty tall! How tall is Mount Everest in comparison? Do we even care? Look, look at the little poopoo! Nawwww!!! Moving on... ahem! Next stop, Vesta, a lovely little chunk of prime real estate in the Asteroid belt. Boasting lots of peace and quiet and some really epic views, Vesta has the tallest mountain in the Solar System: Rheasilvia. Plopped right in the middle of a gigantic crater that takes up 90 percent of the diameter of Vesta, this monster was formed by a meaty impact with something really big and mean around 1 billion years ago. Sorry Olympus Mons, Rheasilvia is just a little bit higher than you, at 22 km. Let's jump in our little space ship and keep heading out! Where are we now? Io, orbiting Jupiter, is the most geologically active object in the solar system! Did someone say geology? Boring!!! What does that mean for the extreme sports nut? Io has 400 active volcanoes! 400! Ride your mountain bike down one of those- there's no shortage of them! Just ride really fast! This place is a little bit too extreme! I'm not hanging around for that! We haven't forgotten water sports! Europa is the place to go for extreme deep sea diving! Back on earth the deepest point in the ocean is the Marianas Trench in the Pacific Ocean, which gets to 12 km below sea level. You could hide majestic Mount Everest inside it. Poor Everest, a little bit inadequate today! Europa orbits Jupiter, and looks pretty serene, but that pretty icy shell hides an ocean averaging 62 km deep! I want to explore that myself! Now! Just be careful though, extreme sportsters; Europa may have it's own life. No littering and no feeding the natives! That's some pretty serious water! On to our next stop: Neptune and Uranus! If extreme weather is your thing, then line up! Go hang-gliding in these winds! On Uranus, winds in the upper atmosphere blow along at over 900 kph! Stop the world, I wanna get off! But wait, there's more! On Neptune, similar winds scream along at a brain splattering 2100 kph! Just think about it. Whiplash from hell, anyone? If you still can't get jumping off rocks out of your system, then you will LOVE Miranda, one of the moons of Uranus. What's so great about Miranda? Only the TALLEST CLIFFS IN THE ENTIRE SOLAR SYSTEM!! For some colon twisting thrills, these cliffs fit the bill. At 20 km deep, it'll be a real high jump! Thing is though, we offer this jump to newbies. Why? Because with Miranda's tiny gravity, it'll take 12 minutes to fall to the bottom! Watch and find out! Enjoy! References and Resources: https://www.nasa.gov/image-feature/rains-of-terror-on-exoplanet-hd-189733b https://www.space.com/21157-uranus-neptune-winds-revealed.html https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valles_Marineris https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap110404.html https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/planets/io https://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/imagegallery/image_feature_956.html https://www.space.com/27334-uranus-frankenstein-moon-miranda.html Music: "Big Rock" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Animations: Screen captures taken from Universe Sandbox 2, and the Mobile Android app Solar System Scope. Stock Images: Pixabay -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Please watch: "AstroBiological: Coffee Break" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJiAtRmZ030 -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-
Views: 115 Astro Biological
What is the Goldilocks Zone?
 
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What is the Goldilocks Zone? It sounds silly, but that's what I'm all about. Let me get to the bottom of this mystery for you! Hi all. It’s been a while I’m ashamed to admit. I’ve been working on a new Facebook group to raise the profile of my channel. It’s been fun. Here is the link (hint: join the group!) Here is my newest video. A basic breakdown of what exactly the Goldilocks (or circumstellar habitable) zone is, and it’s importance to life on Earth. If you like the channel please subscribe! I’ve also provided the script/transcript for my upcoming episode of “Astro-Biological:”, which introduces us to the concept of the Goldilocks Zone…. G’day! Welcome to Astro-biological:! Porridge! Life. Porridge! Life! Ben what the heck are you talking about? What’s the connection? Let’s go check out THE GOLDILOCKS ZONE!!!! INTRO BIT Life, as I like to remind you, is really special. Here on earth, life exists only because certain conditions are met. Today, we’ll consider water. Everything needs it, but it only exists as a liquid at the surface here on Earth. So? Big deal right? Well it is actually! Check out the sun. Giver of life! Driver of climate! Pumping out some pretty respectable energy. How much? 384.6 yottawatts. Yotta whatta? 1 yottawatt equals 10 with 26 zeroes after it! Brutal! And the sun is a pretty average star! Nothing special about it!So there’s plenty of sunlight for everyone! Could other planets benefit from the sun’s golden goodness the way we do? Let’s take a look at the inner planets. They’re the only ones that really matter in all this… Let’s see…Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars. The rocky planets. The so called “Terrestrial Planets”. Mercury is 58 million kilometres from the sun. That’s really close. This close proximity has turned Mercury’s surface into an oven, where liquid water couldn’t possibly last. Let’s visit the next in line: Venus. Venus is similar to Earth in composition, gravity and size. Long ago Venus might have had oceans just like Earth, but again the planets closeness to the sun and other factors saw all that water disappear into space. Venus is now the hottest place in the solar system. Definitely no liquid water there anymore! Wanna know more about what happened to Earth’s twin? This guy I know made a video! Earth! Beautiful Earth. Our home. Every thing’s home actually. Eighty per cent of earth’s surface is covered by liquid water. There’s so much spare water here that our bodies are mostly made up of it! It’s absolutely everywhere, even locked up deep in the earth’s crust! Enough of earth. We’ve all been there. Next planet out: Mars. The cool planet. Every one wants to go here. Pity it’s so cold! Liquid water may exist here in tiny amounts, but most of the red planet’s water is locked up as ice or permafrost just below it’s surface. Plenty there for future colonists to use, but nothing readily available for biological processes. Pity. It’s a beautiful planet. Just ask Matt Damon! So what is the Goldilocks Zone then? Here’s the inner solar system. Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars. Let’s visit a special guest who can explain the Goldilocks Zone for us… Chef Ben bit. (Watch the video when it’s up!) Nice work Chef! So, if Earth was a bowl of porridge it would be the one Goldilocks ate: the one that was just right! it’s that simple! Earth is lucky enough to be at the perfect distance from the sun, where water likes to slosh around in liquid form. Things would be a lot different here if that wasn’t the case. So that’s it for now! A simple but important piece of information. The Goldilocks Zone! How am I going so far? If you thought I was alright, then subscribe for more. If you thought this video was useful to you, then give it a like! Likes help this channel get noticed. That little notifications bell is just the thing if you want to see more. Go on. You know you want to. Thanks for watching astrobiological. Giving you the universe in plain human. Ciao! Music: Olde Timey: Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Big Rock: Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Stock Footage: Pixabay Space animations: Android: Solar System Scope Desktop: Universe Sandbox 2, Space Engine -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Please watch: "AstroBiological: Coffee Break" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJiAtRmZ030 -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-
Views: 195 Astro Biological
Does Titan Harbour Life?
 
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A look under the thick haze which blankets Titan, the second largest moon in the solar system, and the only natural satellite to possess it's own atmosphere. In fact, the atmosphere on Titan is thicker than that on Earth! Titan is believed by many scientists to resemble ancient Earth; sometime before life appeared. For this reason Titan may be a laboratory offering a glimpse into conditions that gave rise to life! Music: Floating Cities Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Big Rock Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Titan animations: Space Engine Stock Images: Pixabay Titan Descent: NASA/ESA References and Resources http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Space_Science/Cassini-Huygens/Sounds_of_an_alien_world http://sci.esa.int/science-e-media/video/32/899_Huygens_Descent+narration_14Jan2015.mp4 http://sci.esa.int/cassini-huygens/47599-titan-canyon-country/ https://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/imagegallery/image_feature_1609.html https://www.nasa.gov/jpl/cassini/nasa-and-esa-celebrate-10-years-since-titan-landing HUD effects:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WIlF5Q9jlZc -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Please watch: "AstroBiological: Coffee Break" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJiAtRmZ030 -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-
Views: 134 Astro Biological
AstroBiological in Martian Orbit
 
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Did you know Mars has two moons? Discovered by the American astronomer Asaph Hall in 1877 and named after the Sons of the Greek god of war, these little moons could yield fascinating insights into planetary formation or the very earliest days of the solar system itself. Japan's space agency JAXA(宇宙航空研究開発機構) is sending a mission to explore these moons soon, and I have an interview in the works with the chief engineer of a CubeSat mission which will be with the payload! Stay tuned! Music: Incompetech.com -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Please watch: "AstroBiological: Coffee Break" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJiAtRmZ030 -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-
Views: 48 Astro Biological
Who was Christiaan Huygens?
 
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#ChristiaanHuygens #Titan #sciencehistory #Astronomy I am not Dutch! All attempts to properly pronounce Christiaan Huygens are just that: attempts! Christiaan Huygens was a formidable scientific mind and thinker of the seventeenth century. Amongst his myriad achievements, the discovery of the scientifically important moon of Titan. This cloud-wrapped world is of primary importance to astrobiologists, who believe that Titan quite possibly has native life. What would Christiaan Huygens have made of these new findings and insights. He did so much with a home made telescope. Just imagine what he would make of todays discoveries and images? Music: Inspired: Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Further Reading: http://www.sci-news.com/space/planetaryscience/hydrocarbon-seas-titan-calm-05016.html https://www.astrobio.net/also-in-news/new-insights-titans-complex-chemistry/ http://spaceref.com/nasa-hack-space/building-an-alien-ocean-to-test-space-submarines.html https://australiascience.tv/titans-secrets-unveiled-in-unprecedented-detail-in-new-topographic-map/?utm_content=buffer45c7c&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer https://www.astrobio.net/also-in-news/cassini-finds-saturn-moon-sea-level-like-earth/ https://www.liebertpub.com/doi/full/10.1089/ast.2015.1422 http://archive.indianexpress.com/news/%22scientists-plan-to-sail-on-lakes-of-saturns-largest-moon-titan%22/1009193/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Constantijn_Huygens -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Please watch: "AstroBiological: Coffee Break" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJiAtRmZ030 -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-
Views: 70 Astro Biological
A Brief History of Astrobiology
 
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#Astrobiology #ChristiaanHuygen #sciencehistory Join me on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/AstroB/ Astrobiology actually has its roots in the ideas of early scientists such as Nicolas Copernicus and Christiaan Huygens. Svante Arrhenius was instrumental in formulation a central pillar of astrobiology: the panspermia theory This documentary explores some of the minds and ideas that led to the modern science of astrobiology. It's a vast topic, and I couldn't possibly hope to cover it in a few minutes, so more videos like this are on the way. References and Further Reading: https://web.archive.org/web/20141013120648/http://www.positiveatheism.org/hist/brunoiuw0.htm#IUW0III https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giordano_Bruno#cite_note-46 http://www.esa.int/About_Us/ESA_Publications/ESA_Bulletin_172_4th_quarter http://sci.esa.int/cassini-huygens/39218-huygens-descent-to-titan-surface/ https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christiaan_Huygens http://www.staff.science.uu.nl/~gent0113/huygens/huygens_ct_en.htm https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Svante_Arrhenius https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ferdinand_Cohn https://web.archive.org/web/20141013120648/http://www.positiveatheism.org/hist/brunoiuw0.htm#IUW0III http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/outthere/2014/03/13/cosmos-giordano-bruno-response-steven-soter/#.Wri2qYhubIU http://www.panspermia-theory.com/ Thank you so much to subscribers, and those who engage with videos in the form of comments etc. It all helps the channel! Music: Inspired by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Please watch: "AstroBiological: Coffee Break" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJiAtRmZ030 -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-
Views: 152 Astro Biological
Amazing Facts about Caterpillars
 
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Caterpillars are the larval form of the Insect Order Lepidoptera, which includes butterflies and moths. They are holometabolous, meaning they have two distinct life phases. A caterpillar and an adult butterfly are seemingly completely different, yet they are genetically identical! They are an extreme example of gene expression. This means that all of the differences between us and other species boil down to what genes are expressed, and this is no more apparent than in Lepidoptera and other metabolous insects. The process by which insect larvae metamorphose into their adult forms is explored in this video- albeit at an introductory level :) Music: Incompetech.com Resources and further reading: https://youtu.be/lWbF90-DOts https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/caterpillar-butterfly-metamorphosis-explainer/ http://phenomena.nationalgeographic.com/2013/05/14/3-d-scans-caterpillars-transforming-butterflies-metamorphosis/ https://youtu.be/GxyZSzs7Seg http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/d-brief/2013/05/15/see-inside-a-chrysalis-as-it-develops-into-a-butterfly-video/#.WWxLoISGPZ4 https://www.reddit.com/r/Awwducational/comments/23fgax/if_you_cut_open_a_chrysalis_you_would_not_find_a/ Chrysalis stock image: Pixabay For the picky ones out there. the image of imaginal discs is not my own. I am unable to track down the actual article which contains it. I am not going to Harvard reference it, and I sure as heck am not going to pay for access to a journal just so I can get some nice pictures. Here is the URL leading to the article from another site. Soz. http://www.nature.com/nrm/journal/v2/n2/abs/nrm0201_089a.html?foxtrotcallback=true -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Please watch: "AstroBiological: Coffee Break" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJiAtRmZ030 -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-
Views: 91 Astro Biological
TESS Mission Launch!
 
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Finally! I've been looking forward to this one for ages, and finally a new exoplanet hunter joins the growing pantheon of missions gazing upon the stars, looking for planets (earthlike or otherwise) TESS satellite animation: NASAs Eyes Music: Blipstream Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ https://www.nasa.gov/tess-transiting-exoplanet-survey-satellite -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Please watch: "AstroBiological: Coffee Break" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJiAtRmZ030 -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-
Views: 17 Astro Biological
How much of an atom is empty space?
 
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Hi all. I'm enjoying making these quick little videos which serve to illustrate or introduce a single point of interest. I reckon they're a good idea, and will be making these a part of the permanent Ben''s Lab routine. This one illustrates how much of an atom is really empty space, using actual outer space as a comparison. I've also been thinking lately about a change of name. Ben's Lab sounds a little homemade. Suggestions, anyone? Music: Incompetech.com -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Please watch: "AstroBiological: Coffee Break" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJiAtRmZ030 -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-
Views: 645 Astro Biological
Hydrothermal vents on Enceladus
 
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Well, are there? The presence of molecular hydrogen has been detected by NASA'S Cassini mission. This is a huge discovery, ad it points to the possibility of alien life. The discovery of hydrothermal vents on 1977 really turned traditional ideas about life of their head, and contributed to a growing awareness that life can possibly spring up anywhere. This is what excited astrobiologists about discoveries like this one..If you'd like to know more start with this exciting video. http://www.nationalgeographic.org/media/deep-sea-hydrothermal-vents/ Get onto twitter and join the #scicomm discussion. Music: Kevin McLeod, incompetech.com -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Please watch: "AstroBiological: Coffee Break" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJiAtRmZ030 -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-
Views: 39 Astro Biological
Ants Cleaning Up
 
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Hi and welcome to Ben's Lab. The opportunity to explore is always there. Sometimes it's right beneath your feet! I couldn't resist the chance to get up close and personal with these ants munching away on a dead bird. Gross but interesting. I hope you likey! Please like, comment, share and subscribe! -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Please watch: "AstroBiological: Coffee Break" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJiAtRmZ030 -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-
Views: 72 Astro Biological
Did Venus harbour life?
 
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Hi everyone! I've been off the airwaves for a bit, I know. A lot of things going on, but here is my latest, a little foray into the future- and the past! Venus is a planet near and dear to my heart, and I for one believe it would be a better candidate for colonisation than Mars. What do you think? If you enjoyed this video, let me know! Drop by with a comment or suggestion! Even negative comments are engagement! The nice animations of the Solar System were captured from a great new app I've been playing around with: Solar System Explorer HD. Here is a link to it if you think it looks interesting: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=solarexplorer.burlock.org&hl=en Music: Kevin MacLeod, Incompetech.com Stock Footage: Pixabay.com Mars Footage: (yes, sometimes you have to find workarounds!) "Flight over Mawrth Vallis", Planetary Sciences and Sensing Group, Freie University, Berlin References: Life, the Universe, and Everything! Ask questions, talk to people, go for walks! Write a blog! Read a lot! When you allow your mind to roam free, it's amazing the things you find to talk about and share with others. Use Social Media! Not to get offended by flying bananas, or rant about political drivel. Use it to COMMUNICATE and OPEN YOUR MIND and HORIZONS! Yes, I am telling people to pull their fingers out and take notice of the world. It's easy! -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Please watch: "AstroBiological: Coffee Break" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJiAtRmZ030 -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-
Views: 111 Astro Biological
NASA's TESS Spots a Comet
 
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#Astrobiology Hey all. TESS delivered a special treat this week, when in it's testing stage, it managed to spy a comet shooting through our solar system. Apart from being cool in it's own right, this find is important anyway, as comets are a rare and fleeting window into the early formation of our solar system. They may even hold some of the secrets to abiogenesis on Earth or other worlds! Music: Big Rock Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Animations: TESS: NASA'S Eyes Jupiter system: Solar System Scope Pro for Android Screen Capture for Android: Mobizen https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2018/nasa-s-planet-hunting-tess-catches-a-comet-before-starting-science
Views: 31 Astro Biological
Ben's Lab: How far are the planets from the Sun?
 
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Hi all. I thought a little list like this would be a good idea for when people are wondering about these things. How far are the planets? Add this video to your go to space playlist, or use it to help with homework! Music: Incompetech.com -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Please watch: "AstroBiological: Coffee Break" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJiAtRmZ030 -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-
Views: 111 Astro Biological
Does Europa Harbour Life?
 
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Hey everyone, thanks for checking out my latest video; a look at Europa, and it's candidacy for bearing alien life. Europa orbits Jupiter; being one of the Gallilean moons, and since 1973 has excited astrobiologists and other scientists who deemed it a serious contender for the existence of extraterrestrial life. I briefly describe conditions on this moon which may give credence to this notion. I did have some issues with green screening which unfortunately became apparent AFTER I'd encoded this video. Hence, there are some slight issues with video quality here and there. However, I worked too damn hard making this video, and what you see is what you get. As always I ask that if you like this video (and others on this channel) PLEASE subscribe, share it with your friends and leave comments. Perhaps above all I ask that you decide this is a fascinating topic and embark on your own research. Astrobiology is a very broad, very interdisciplinary field. Exploring the possibility of extraterrestrial life can be approached from many different angles, and I'm excited at the prospect of introducing people to some cool science in this way! Like I said, the greatest compliment I can receive is knowing that someone "gets the bug" and begins doing their own research. I would LOVE to hear of this. Don't be shy! Tell me in the comments!! To this end, here are some useful resources and places to start: Europa has an induced magnetic field. Find out what this means here: http://ffden-2.phys.uaf.edu/webproj/212_spring_2015/Amir_Raz/amir_raz/Magnetic.htm Europa: Evidence for a global subsurface ocean: https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/europa/evidence.cfm Decades of discovery: http://www.cbc.ca/beta/news/technology/voyager-40-years-discoveries-space-probes-moons-planets-nasa-1.4266595 Life, and Charles Darwins "warm little pond": https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/thoughtomics/did-life-evolve-in-a-warm-little-pond/ Europa: just right for life?: https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/planets/europa Not Europa related: Does life even need a planet at all?: https://medium.com/starts-with-a-bang/will-scientists-ever-discover-life-without-a-home-planet-5355e3839fac Astrobiology: looking for the nuts and bolts of life among the stars: https://cosmosmagazine.com/space/hunting-the-building-blocks-of-alien-life?utm_content=bufferc7d0e&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer Music: Incompetch.com Big Rock, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Olde Timey, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Stock Footage and Imagery: Pixabay Marianas Trench animation: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Hydrothermal vent footage: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Pioneer 10 animation: Screen capture from the Android app Solar System HD Europa/Jupiter animations: Screen captures from the Android app Solar System Scope. Europa core animation produced on Paint 3D. -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Please watch: "AstroBiological: Coffee Break" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJiAtRmZ030 -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-
Views: 107 Astro Biological
Terraforming Mars: Totally Possible!
 
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Hi folks and welcome to my latest video, in which I give a brief introduction to the concept of terraforming. Terraforming is the process by which a planet (in this case Mars) can be transformed into a place Earth based life can call home. This idea has fascinated me since I was young, and I hope it fires you up as well! I hope you enjoy it. As always, share, like comment and subscribe! Here is a list of resources I used for images and information: http://mars.nasa.gov/programmissions/missions/present/msl/ NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems - http://www.msss.com/mars_images/moc/may_2000/n_pole/ file http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA02800 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martian_polar_ice_caps http://geology.com/world/antarctica-satellite-image.shtml https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Antarctica_6400px_from_Blue_Marble.jpg http://web.uri.edu/quadangles/heat-from-the-street/ http://terraformingworlds.com/terraforming-mars https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Titan_(moon)#/media/File:PIA20016-SaturnMoon-Titan-20151113.jpg http://www.space.com/16871-how-big-is-mars.html -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Please watch: "AstroBiological: Coffee Break" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJiAtRmZ030 -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-
Views: 117 Astro Biological
Europa and Life from Earth
 
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Hi all. My latest video is about life beyond Earth, and asks a couple of questions: how could it get there? I look at some of the ways life may have appeared on Earth, and then look outward, to one of my favourite places in the whole solar system- Europa! This mysterious moon of Jupiter could be a dream come true for astrobiologists someday, and I do a little daydreaming in this video. More information and material used: How many planets are there in our galaxy? https://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/imagegallery/image_feature_2233.html protein image: By Thomas Splettstoesser (www.scistyle.com) - Own work (rendered with Cinema 4D), CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=20471243 DNA animation By brian0918™ - Own work, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=404735 Stock video footage: www.pixabay.com Music: Kevin Macleod via Incompetech.com -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Please watch: "AstroBiological: Coffee Break" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJiAtRmZ030 -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-
Views: 198 Astro Biological
The Common Eastern Froglet
 
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Hi all. I have taken a LOT of macro video and images of insects and other small creatures using my smartphone and a cheap macro lens. The results are often fantastic, and add a whole new dimension to outdoor exploring. This frog was the best thing I've found though, so here it is, in all it's slimy glory: the Common Eastern Froglet! -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Please watch: "AstroBiological: Coffee Break" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJiAtRmZ030 -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-
Views: 59 Astro Biological
What are Neutron Stars?
 
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Hello and welcome back to Ben's Lab. This episode takes you on a little tour of some of the weirdest and most incredible objects in the Universe: Neutron stars. This video was great fun to make, and as always I learnt a lot about these amazing objects whilst researching and putting this video together. These videos are getting more complex and a little more time consuming to make, but I hope that the extra effort is showing! Please feel free to leave comments, drop me a line, make suggestions (NICE ONES) and above all SUBSCRIBE to Ben's Lab. What do people want to see in upcoming Ben's Lab videos? Check out my social media. It's nutritious, and delicious too!: https://www.facebook.com/benslabonyoutube/ https://twitter.com/mystnature https://plus.google.com/u/1/114122740736289893279 References and further neutron stars info: By Hinode JAXA/NASA - http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/solar-b/solar_017.html, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=1820917 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Degenerate_matter https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neutron_star http://www.nasa.gov/centers/goddard/news/topstory/2003/0319hete.html http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/spitzer/main/index.html http://phys.org/news/2016-03-astronomers-glimpse-supernova-shockwave.html http://www.thestargarden.co.uk/Neutron-stars-and-extreme-physics.html https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/12034 http://www.nasa.gov/ https://www.nasa.gov/sun https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sun Music: "Mighty Like Us" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ "Guts and Bourbon" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ "OctoBlues" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Please watch: "AstroBiological: Coffee Break" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJiAtRmZ030 -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-
Views: 60 Astro Biological
Make a working microscope!!
 
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Hi all, welcome back to Ben's Lab. I show you how to build a functional and very portable microscope, using very cheap and easy to obtain components. It takes literally minutes to make- and hours to put down once you start using it! It'll open up a whole new world for you, I promise! I learnt how to make this microscope watching Gross Science, a great channel devoted to the ickier side of science. Check it out: https://www.youtube.com/user/grossscienceshow My social media. Drop me a line. Inbox me on facebook. I live on Twitter these days, and I also use Google+ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/benslabonyoutube/ Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/Bens_Lab Email: [email protected] Music: "Mighty Like Us" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Please watch: "AstroBiological: Coffee Break" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJiAtRmZ030 -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-
Views: 99 Astro Biological
7 Days of AstroBiological: Water
 
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Subscribe to this channel and turn on notifications! Hi all.. More daily videos from the last 7 days on my AstroBiological facebook group. Here are the links used in the relevant facebook posts. Enceladus may harbour life: http://www.space.com/18792-enceladus-sample-return-mission.html Where did our water come from? https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/small-bodies/comets/overview/?page=0&per_page=15&order=name+asc&search=&condition_1=102%3Aparent_id&condition_2=comet%3Abody_type How did our solar system form? https://www.forbes.com/sites/brucedorminey/2018/02/28/tracking-stardust-from-microparticles-to-planet-formation-is-no-easy-feat-say-astrophysicists Why is Venus a dead planet? http://www.skyandtelescope.com/astronomy-news/why-is-earth-magnetized-and-venus How can tardigrades survive 10 years without water? https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/03/170316120459.htm People are liking these videos and I'm glad. Join me on the facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/AstroB/ Music: incompetech.com -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Please watch: "AstroBiological: Coffee Break" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJiAtRmZ030 -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-
Views: 45 Astro Biological
Is there Water in Space?
 
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Hi everyone. In this episode I take you on a tour of the Solar System, showing you some places where water is found. I guarantee some of them will surprise you! This episode was fun to make (again), and I hope that the extra work I'm putting into videos is showing! If you have any questions or suggestions, please leave them in the comments section. I absolutely love chatting to folks about almost anything of a scientific nature (whether I'm an expert or not), and welcome all feedback. Even negative feedback is welcome, as long as it's constructive....and NICE. Music: Incompetech.com Links to my other social media can be found in the About tab. This channel is really small, but I am proud of what I have been able to achieve so far. Help me continue this dream by subscribing and turning on notifications. Tell your friends, family, teachers, whoever. Share, share, share!!! THANK YOU. P.S. A special mention goes to my wife, who as always is there, helping me any way she can. I can't do it without her! -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Please watch: "AstroBiological: Coffee Break" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJiAtRmZ030 -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-
Views: 61 Astro Biological
Ben's Lab Episode 6: Geological Time Part One
 
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Hi there and welcome back to Ben's Lab! In this episode I give a brief introduction and description of various periods in the history of Planet Earth. It has to be brief, unless you've got four and a half billion years to sit through it all over again! This is why I'll be putting together a series on geological time, where I can go into things in much more detail down the track. If you guys are liking these videos, PLEASE TELL ME! Likewise, if you have any constructive criticisms, suggestions or comments, send 'em my way. Feedback from YOU is critical to making this channel something we can all enjoy and learn from. Don't forget to like, comment, share and SUBSCRIBE! Again, thanks, to all who've been watching! It means a lot! References and information: http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/help/timeform.php https://www.newscientist.com/article/2078940-first-life-may-have-been-forged-in-icy-seas-on-a-freezing-earth/?utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=SOC&utm_campaign=hoot&cmpid=SOC%7CNSNS%7C2016-GLOBAL-twitter time scale circular diagram: By WoudloperDerivative work: Hardwigg - File:Geologic_clock.jpg, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=11926892 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geologic_time_scale http://deeptime.info/ clock graphic By Tkgd2007, penubag (self-made in Adobe Illustrator and Inkscape) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Com impact image: By NASA/JPL-Caltech [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons http://palaeos.com/archean/archean.htm Music: "Mighty Like Us" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Please watch: "AstroBiological: Coffee Break" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJiAtRmZ030 -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-
Views: 44 Astro Biological
Ben's Lab- exploring
 
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Hi all. This episode is something a little different. Whilst coming home from our honeymoon my wife and I found this abandoned property. I couldn't resist the chance to take a quick look through it. Exploring old places like this is a lot of fun, and it's interesting to see how nature has a way of creeping back in when we've left something behind. Please subscribe to Ben's Lab. Don't forget to give my videos a thumbs up, make comments and suggestions, and don't forget to share my videos if you like them. There's a whole universe to explore, and your support helps a lot! Thanks for being part of Ben's Lab, all of you. Hugs. The ben's lab facebook page: www.facebook.com/mystnature song references: "Garden Music" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ "Phantom from Space" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ "Floating Cities" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Please watch: "AstroBiological: Coffee Break" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJiAtRmZ030 -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-
Views: 29 Astro Biological
Europa: How does Tidal Heating Work?
 
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#Astrobiology First of all: I know my green screen effect looks terrible. Sorry! I'm working on it!! Hi all, welcome back to another explanation of a phenomenon that may extend the parameters of habitability for not only alien worlds within our solar system, but also for others. Rogue Planets, bizarre oddities that belong to no star system could hypothetically support life. All it takes is an energy source, and tidal flexing or heating is one possible mechanism! Music: Big Rock Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Some source material and more information. I recommend you read and enjoy! https://www.astrobio.net/news-exclusive/high-tide-on-europa/
Views: 24 Astro Biological
Happy New Year!
 
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Have a great new year everyone! Followers of my Facebook page and group, subscribers to this channel and everyone else on other social media who make it all worthwhile! I love youse all! -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Please watch: "AstroBiological: Coffee Break" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJiAtRmZ030 -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-
Views: 29 Astro Biological
AstroBiological Podcast 4
 
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Hi all, more thoughts and reflections on the week. Go to sleep with Ben! Join me on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/groups/AstroB Music: Incompetech Stock Images: Pixabay Trappist-1 image: NASA/JPL -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Please watch: "AstroBiological: Coffee Break" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJiAtRmZ030 -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-
Views: 28 Astro Biological
The Damselfly....
 
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The first of many..This video is a glimpse into the world of a single damselfly, travelling along a blade of grass. With wet wings it was unable to fly, and so I was able to get up close. This video was taken at the Greenfields Wetlands; one of my favourite places. There are more videos coming! -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Please watch: "AstroBiological: Coffee Break" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJiAtRmZ030 -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-
Views: 27 Astro Biological
Upcoming Video: Antique Fridge on Venus?
 
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YO! What am I up to? It's Saturday afternoon, I'm bored, and working on a video? What better way to alleviate boredom than to talk about what's coming up! An Antique Fridge on Venus? As strange as it sounds, an obscure and all but forgotten motor used in certain kinds of industrial refridgeration may help us to really take a good detailed look at the SURFACE of VENUS! Really! This is a big deal! https://www.newscientist.com/article/dn12905-antique-fridge-could-keep-venus-rover-cool/ Facebook Group: AstroBiological: The Universe in Plain Human: https://www.facebook.com/groups/AstroB/ Music: Inspired Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Odyssey Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Exhilarate Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Blipstream Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Airship Serenity Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Big Rock Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Please watch: "AstroBiological: Coffee Break" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJiAtRmZ030 -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-
Views: 27 Astro Biological
Mars Subsurface Lake or Mud Puddle?
 
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As an astrobiology fan I am pumped about the discovery of a subsurface liquid lake on Mars. BUT, we should always be careful about exciting headlines. The existence of this lake has not been confirmed yet, and it's apparent that more rigorous examination is required. I don't want to be a stick in the mud, but science isn't about arm waving. It's about getting to the facts carefully. Music: Octoblues Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
Views: 20 Astro Biological
The Brightest Stars in the Universe
 
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Wolf Rayet stars! Cool name, but what are these extremely rare celestial objects? Could our solar system have been born in the fires of a Wolf-Rayet star? Social Media: AstroBiological facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/AstroB/ Other Social Media in the About tab Look for content created by the WeCreateEdu community, an online collective of youtbube educators striving to rid the world of minecraft walkthroughs, kinder surprise unveilings and actually TEACH YOU STUFF!!!! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaSBVqfz2RjL3lBC3DX4aSw References and Further Reading: https://news.uchicago.edu/article/2017/12/22/scientists-describe-how-solar-system-could-have-formed-bubble-around-giant-star https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wolf%E2%80%93Rayet_star https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap970103.html http://astronomy.swin.edu.au/cosmos/W/Wolf-Rayet+Star http://www.nasa.gov/image-feature/goddard/hubble-view-wolf-rayet-stars-intense-and-short-lived https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap140701.html http://kookaburra.phyast.pitt.edu/hillier/publications/Wolf_Rayet_paper.pdf https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Proplyds_in_the_Orion_Nebula http://astro.uchicago.edu/~vikram/Ionization_Gasdynamic_Simulations_of_Wind_Bubbles.html Music: Blip Stream Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Stock Images: Pixabay Astronomical images: ESA/NASA/JPL Thanks as always to my incredible wife. For everything in life. -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Please watch: "AstroBiological: Coffee Break" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJiAtRmZ030 -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-
Views: 88 Astro Biological
AstroBiological Chats about Stuff! Podcast #5
 
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Howdy y'all! Recharged by a good week on my AstroBiological Facebook group, as well as a great collaboration with Phrenomythic, I was in the mood for one of my weekly rants. This week I talk about general group matters, matters of positivity and matters of Venus. Join the Facebook group! https://www.facebook.com/groups/AstroB/ Explore WeCreateEdu: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaSBVqfz2RjL3lBC3DX4aSw #ExploreVenus Music: incompetech.com -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Please watch: "AstroBiological: Coffee Break" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJiAtRmZ030 -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-
Views: 27 Astro Biological
Astro-Biological: A podcast
 
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Hi all. My astrobiological facebook group is doing pretty well, and I decided to begin a series of podcasts for the group. It's really some introductions and updates, housekeeping and discussion about posts within the group. It's also a fantastic way to go to sleep! Join the facebook group, where we post and discuss about astrobiology and related topics! Catch up with us here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/AstroB/ This episode is available as audio only, ready to stream or download from Soundcloud; Listen to Astro-Biological: Facebook Group Podcast by Ben Roberts #np on #SoundCloud https://soundcloud.com/ben-roberts-73067574/astro-biological-facebook-group-podcast -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Please watch: "AstroBiological: Coffee Break" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJiAtRmZ030 -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-
Views: 18 Astro Biological
Working on an AstroBiological video..Coming soon!
 
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Hi all. Like the title says I am working on a new video, which features animation, so I thought I'd give you a little look at what it entails. I hope people are enjoying this channel and the content. If you do, please share it with others or subscribe yourself if you haven't. I'm introducing a new weekly video based on daily mini videos I produce for my AstroBiological facebook group. They're being well received, so I figured a "7 days of AstroBiological.. " format is a cool idea. I will still be producing all of my normal stuff: podcasts, etc as well.. Thanks a bunch for taking the time to: Explore AstroBiological Giving you the Universe in Plain Human. Ben. Music: incompetech.com -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Please watch: "AstroBiological: Coffee Break" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJiAtRmZ030 -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-
Views: 42 Astro Biological
Ancient Water Cracks on Mars
 
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Hi all. Here is my water cracks episode. It's the same, just with a spelling correction. -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Please watch: "AstroBiological: Coffee Break" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJiAtRmZ030 -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-
Views: 62 Astro Biological
Ben's Lab: Zealandia- A New Continent!
 
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Hi everyone! This was pretty big news, I thought. A whole new continent, hidden from the world for 23 million years! Zealandia is just that. I am most active on Twitter, in regards to work involving this channel and discussing science etc with other people. I would love to hear from you there! I am also working on my Blog: Ben's Lab over at Wordpress.It's a lame duck and I want to totally restructure it. Ideas, anyone? If you find these videos interesting, please subscribe and turn on notifications, so you'll be made aware of new videos as I put them up. Thanks for watching! Upcoming videos: The Eromanga Sea and Australian dinosaurs DNA: what it is and how it works A DNA extraction at home. Colonising Venus I have been thinking about doing some videos based around home based experiments or demonstrations of science concepts and principles. Any ideas? Music: Kevin Macleod, Incompetech.com -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Please watch: "AstroBiological: Coffee Break" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJiAtRmZ030 -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-
Views: 56 Astro Biological
A Star is Born!
 
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#astronomy #outerspace A short video made for my facebook group! https://www.facebook.com/groups/AstroB/ Join the group and get us to 500 members! https://www.techexplorist.com/alma-discovers-trio-infant-planets-around-newborn-star/14803/ Visualising astronomical phenomena is one of the very coolest things technology has done for us. Here we travel back four million years, to a time when the first human ancestors were roaming Africa, and a star with the charming name HD 163296 was spawning it's own family of planets! This video was made on my phone using Powerdirector for Android. Animation: Universe Sandbox 2 Music: incompetech.com -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Please watch: "AstroBiological: Coffee Break" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJiAtRmZ030 -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-
Views: 13 Astro Biological
A new Terraforming video up soon!
 
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I'm enjoying my Coffee Break series of videos. They focus on terraforming at the moment, and a new one is going up very soon! This one looks at Mars in a solar system ravaged by a damaged sun, and what terraforming might entail for it. I hope you enjoy it! Video suggested by a viewer, Sean Male! Music: Kevin McLeod, incompetech.com
Views: 5 Astro Biological
Old Skool Computer Games!
 
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I got a pleasant surprise when I came across this collection of antique game machines. This was a serious blast from the past, and I know the oldies out there will love it. Yes, kids, these are what your parents played. Not a touchscreen to be seen. Good times. -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Please watch: "AstroBiological: Coffee Break" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJiAtRmZ030 -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-
Views: 13 Astro Biological
Coffee Break: Cosmic Vandalism
 
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Thanos? Never heard of her! Life's too short! Universe Sandbox is the ultimate playground, and today I'm blowing stuff up (and being educational at the same time). Packed with protein! My channel languishes, so it's time to spice it up. Join me for some cosmic vandalism. You might even learn something! Music: Dewdrop Fantasy Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ I'm on facebook! Operators are standing by!: https://www.facebook.com/groups/AstroB/ -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Please watch: "AstroBiological: Coffee Break" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJiAtRmZ030 -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-
Views: 28 Astro Biological
WTF? Octopuses are ALIENS!!?
 
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Hi all, Ben here. This episode is a brief discussion of just what happens when people don't bother looking past headlines. Bad reporting of real science has the potential to do considerable damage to society, and those of us who care about science have a duty to keep an eye out for it and try to educate people about it. Here is a link to the Nature article mentioned in the video: http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nature14668 Music: "Mighty Like Us" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Please watch: "AstroBiological: Coffee Break" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJiAtRmZ030 -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-
Views: 49 Astro Biological
AstroBiological Facebook Group Podcast
 
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This is intended to be a background noise type podcast. I realise these aren't everyone's thing most likely, but I hope someone enjoys listening. General chat and musings relating to the AstroBiological facebook group, with thoughts on a range of astrobiological and astronomical topics. The group is my version of a community tab. Seeing as I realistically won't be monetised in the near future, or have the subscribership required (10000) in order to get a community tab, I talk to the AstroBiological community there. If they care to listen. Join the Group! https://www.facebook.com/groups/AstroB/ Music: "Inspired' Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ "Jarvic" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ "Kawai Kitsume" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ "Light Thoughts var 1" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Please watch: "AstroBiological: Coffee Break" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJiAtRmZ030 -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-
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Volcanoes Throughout the Solar System
 
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#Astrobiology Volcanoes can be found on many worlds throughout the solar system. They play a huge role in the presence of life on Earth, and who knows what role they play on other worlds? Is there an exoplanet out there somewhere where these amazing spectacles of nature have helped alien life? The original article that inspired this video: http://planetaria.ca/2018/07/29/wow-new-volcano-on-jupiters-moon-io/ Music: Airship Serenity Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
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7 Days of AstroBiological
 
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On my AstroBiological facebook group, I aim to bring you the universe in plain human. Every day I put up a short video describing a concept in astrobiology or astronomy. Here are the first 7 of these videos, all bundled up for you! Why don't you join the AstroBiological facebook group? I explore astrobiology in more detail there, as well as run livestreams and engage a lot with group members! It's a lot of fun and quite lively! The group and this channel are growing well. If you're not a subscriber or member already, well you know you can fix that! https://www.facebook.com/groups/AstroB/ Music: incompetech.com -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Please watch: "AstroBiological: Coffee Break" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJiAtRmZ030 -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-
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Making a new protein video
 
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Hang out with me for a bit as I cobble together bits and pieces to bring you a new video. I work in Adobe Premier Pro, but am by no means a power user (full disclosure). I just felt like sharing part of the process. The video will be up in a week or so I believe. Music: Aurea Carmina Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Stringed Disco Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Who likes to Party Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Join me on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/AstroB/
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Bugs: A Hidden World!
 
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Hi all! Here is my latest video, outlining some new friends I've made. Insects surround us, and are such a huge part of our lives, we don't even notice them. Yet, their world is a strange and alien one: definitely worth taking a closer look at! Don't be afraid to comment on videos! Help out Ben's Lab with suggestions, corrections, or any ideas! Ben doesn't bite! Upload your own images and videos of interesting scientific things. This page is an awesome place for people to discuss things they care about. Citizen science and outreach is important, and we can all play our part in making this world a better place. Music: Incompetech.com Resources and Interesting Stuff: Bug Identification Resources: http://anic.ento.csiro.au/insectfamilies/image_details.aspx?OrderID=25290&ImageID=6072&PageID=overview https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Insect http://www.padil.gov.au/pests-and-diseases/pest/main/136114 Project Noah is an excellent resource and tool for citizen scientists around the world. It is a means by which regular people can work alongside scientists and ecologists wishing to track animal movements and populations around the world. http://www.projectnoah.org/ -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Please watch: "AstroBiological: Coffee Break" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJiAtRmZ030 -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-
Views: 34 Astro Biological