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 The science and controversy behind your lightbulbsVerge Science
3 months ago
The tech that powers your lightbulbs has made huge leaps forward in the past few years, and is making a big difference in home ...
 Insulin should be cheap. Here’s why it's not.Verge Science
4 months ago
The cost of insulin has skyrocketed over the past few years, putting increasing pressure on millions of diabetics who rely on the ...
 How time zones are subtly messing with youVerge Science
2 months ago
Time zones help enable modern communication and commerce, but they mess with a lot more than just your TV schedule. In this ...
 Why labs are printing the coronavirus genomeVerge Science
1 months ago
The world is struggling to contain the new coronavirus outbreak. But thanks to new genetic material sequencing and synthesis ...
 The real reasons the US refuses to go metricVerge Science
9 months ago
In 1975, the US had their shot at going metric... but we blew it. Over 40 years later, we're still entangled in mass confusion. In this ...
 The infuriating truth behind elevator buttonsVerge Science
5 months ago
The elevator buttons in our office building are slowly driving us all insane. We dropped everything to figure out what was going on ...
 See how the coronavirus spreads so easilyVerge Science
15 days ago
While we're stuck in self-quarantine, we thought we'd try and visualize how the novel coronavirus spreads through a controlled ...
 The at-home DNA test craze is putting us all at riskVerge Science
11 months ago
Investigators have begun solving violent crimes through a new kind of DNA search — one that relies on DNA data from popular ...
 Why wildfire season never stopsVerge Science
1 years ago
In the Western United States, “fire season” isn't seasonal anymore — it's year-round. Because more and more, wildfires are a ...
 Why graphene hasn’t taken over the world...yetVerge Science
1 years ago
Graphene is a form of carbon that could bring us bulletproof armor and space elevators, improve medicine, and make the internet ...
 Is aluminum better than plastic? It’s complicated.Verge Science
2 months ago
Recycled aluminum is coming for your water and your iPad. From laptops to water bottles, aluminum is being touted as an ...
 The cosmic secrets inside this tiny meteoriteVerge Science
8 months ago
Earlier this year, Verge Science went hunting for space dust on a rooftop in Brooklyn. The hunt turned up some promising samples ...
 A microscopic look at why the world is running out of sandVerge Science
1 years ago
Humans are using more sand than the Earth is naturally producing, and that's a problem for the global construction industry.
 How this 50-year-old NASA material could kill cancerVerge Science
1 years ago
Ferrofluid is a bizarre, NASA-engineered material that was created for spaceships but never used. In this “lab practical” video, ...
 Unlocking the secrets hidden inside your voiceVerge Science
12 months ago
Your voice says a lot about you, and it has nothing to do with what you're saying. Your voice's tone, pitch, pace, and other “vocal ...
 Why NASA hasn’t gone back to the MoonVerge Science
8 months ago
NASA has big plans to return to the Moon by 2024, and it's banking on the historic Space Launch System (SLS) to get them there.
 Sea level rise is so much more than melting iceVerge Science
1 years ago
While researching climate change, we heard something confusing: the sea level in New York City is rising about one and a half ...
 Carbon nanotubes built this bizarre ultrablack materialVerge Science
7 months ago
Carbon nanotubes are a lot like graphene: both are super-hyped materials that haven't changed the world the way we hoped they ...
 This monster plant is trying to take over. What if we let it?Verge Science
1 years ago
Silicon Valley is home to tech giants, venture capital…and a years-long battle between an invasive species, a tiny bird, and a ...
 We met the world’s first domesticated foxesVerge Science
1 years ago
We met the very cute and very bizarre result of an almost 60-year-long experiment: they're foxes that have been specially bred for ...
 Why companies are mass-producing edible insectsVerge Science
5 months ago
Around the world, two billion people eat insects regularly. In the US and Europe? Not so much. But, some entrepreneurs think it's ...
 Old nuclear bomb tests are still haunting us todayVerge Science
1 years ago
In 1946, the American military detonated a nuke underwater in the Pacific Ocean to see what would happen to abandoned ...
 Inside Nuance: the art and science of how Siri speaksThe Verge
6 years ago
In this feature we go behind the scenes at Nuance Communications, a company that develops voice technology for Apple, Dragon ...
 The new supercomputer behind the US nuclear arsenalVerge Science
1 years ago
Sierra” was just crowned the second-most powerful supercomputer on the planet. And while most of its peers use their power for ...
 The microbial truth of how your cheese gets madeVerge Science
1 years ago
Cheese is delicious, beloved by many, and a teeming mess of microbes. Which microbes, exactly, has long been a mystery, but ...
 Why Zoom has so many security issuesThe Verge
16 hours ago
Zoom has become a video calling software sensation because of the pandemic. It's free and easy to use, which has helped it ...
 How The Verge produces a review videoThe Verge
1 years ago
Here at The Verge, we've been at this video production thing for over seven years now. From first looks of new devices to full ...
 Everything wrong with the young blood injection crazeVerge Science
1 years ago
The FDA recently issued a bulletin warning people not to buy injections of “young blood.” Why on Earth does the government ...
 Nike self-lacing shoes put a ton of tech under your feetThe Verge
1 years ago
Nike Adapt BB is the second generation of self-lacing shoes. The updated sneakers are more affordable at $350, pair over ...
 Can AI help crack the code of fusion power?Verge Science
1 years ago
Practical fusion power, as the joke goes, has been “decades away...for decades.” But recent advancements in advanced ...
 Why modern chemistry still needs glassblowersVerge Science
24 days ago
Lots of modern chemistry research still relies on unique, hand-blown glass instruments. Step inside a scientific glassblowing ...
 Why Tesla is building city-sized batteriesVerge Science
1 years ago
We talked to the co-founder of Tesla, JB Straubel, about why giant batteries are crucial to the future of power grids everywhere.
 This is Verge ScienceVerge Science
1 years ago
Verge Science is the home base for our experiments and explorations into the future of science. That means energy, space, ...
 Inside the risky venture of Spaceport AmericaVerge Science
3 months ago
In the middle of the New Mexico desert lies Spaceport America, a glittering, alien structure advertised as the very first ...
 88,000 tons of radioactive waste – and nowhere to put itVerge Science
1 years ago
The United States produces 2200 tons of nuclear waste each year…and no one knows what to do with it. The federal government ...
 Who’s to blame for the neurotoxin poisoning the Pacific?Verge Science
1 years ago
The crabbing industry in California is under siege: from toxic algae, climate change, and, some argue, Big Oil. We spent a day on ...
 Why we need all-new space suits to survive MarsVerge Science
1 years ago
Not all space suits are created equal! Verge space reporter Loren Grush tries on a prototype suit that's custom-made for survival ...
 You've been training AI for freeThe Verge
9 months ago
Modern AI needs tons of data for training and quality control -- and a lot of it is coming from human beings, whether it's contract ...
 Is gallium nitride the silicon of the future?Verge Science
1 years ago
The global electronics industry has been fueled by silicon from the get-go, but that may soon change. Products are slowly ...
 How to find the microplastics in your seafoodVerge Science
5 months ago
Tiny bits of plastic waste have found their way to the farthest corners of the planet — from the deepest ocean trenches to the Arctic ...
 A year of Verge ScienceVerge Science
9 months ago
Verge Science is a Webby award-winning deep dive into the future of science. We do experiments and explore stories on energy, ...
 On board Virgin Orbit’s flying launchpadVerge Science
11 months ago
Richard Branson's Virgin Orbit is taking an unusual approach to putting satellites in space: the company wants to launch them in ...
 How deaf researchers are reinventing science communicationVerge Science
1 years ago
Science is a language unto itself, and scientists rely on precise, standard terminology for common ground in their work. But for ...
 The dark side of electronic waste recyclingVerge Science
4 months ago
Electronic waste is a hazardous and difficult form of garbage to manage. Though a lot of e-waste can be recycled responsibly, ...
 We decoded NASA’s messages to aliens by handVerge Science
1 years ago
In 1977, twin golden records were sent into space on the Voyager 1 and 2 spacecraft. Still sailing through space at nearly 60000 ...
 What self-driving cars can learn from brainless slime moldVerge Science
1 years ago
Slime mold is a single-celled bit of goo that you'd find under a log in the woods. It's also a master decision-maker, capable of ...
 Testing the limits of human visionVerge Science
1 years ago
That big “E” at the top of your doctor's eye chart tells you whether you need glasses - but it also tells you a lot about the physics ...
 NASA needs your help to improve its space laserVerge Science
11 months ago
NASA recently launched a new satellite with an ambitious goal: it will measure the height of every forest on the planet. It's part of ...
 This is what sea level rise will do to coastal citiesVerge Science
11 months ago
Sea level rise is already redrawing coastlines around the world. What happens when the coast retreats through a major city?
 How NYC plans to survive the next superstormVerge Science
1 years ago
Sandy hit New York City almost six years ago and the city is still recovering. As storms grow even more frequent and severe, cities ...
 Test firing a 3D-printed rocket engine...and watching it explodeVerge Science
1 years ago
With the rise of tiny satellites, or cubesats, there's a growing need for smaller rockets that can take miniature satellites into space.
 Blood types are a 20-million-year mysteryVerge Science
1 years ago
Do you know what your blood type is? It's a pretty basic health question with a pretty bizarre history. We take a look at some ...
 What happens when all tech manufacturing stopsThe Verge
8 days ago
The novel coronavirus outbreak has put the world's biggest cities into lockdown -- and thrown tech manufacturing into chaos.
 Testing out an astronaut’s exercise regimenVerge Science
3 months ago
The environment of the International Space Station isn't exactly hospitable to the human body. In this video, Loren Grush tries out ...