August 18, 2022


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The Year In Science 2018

The Year In Science 2018

A roundup of all the biggest stories in science in 2018. Check out this video’s sponsor
Loads of amazing progress was made in all areas of science in 2018 which is encouraging when the news makes us think that everything is falling apart. In this video I round up all of my favorite news stories from the year. Let me know in the comments if you think I have missed any out.

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Links and credits:
– CRISPR not as good as thought
– Cancer research from August
– Animals that don’t age
– Entirely new kind of life:
– Kinda room temperature superconductor
– Best science stories by Vox
– 2018 in spaceflight
– FRB 121102
– sources of greenhouse gas emissions
– Science 2018 breakthroughs

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Video clips

Trump signing
Boston Dynamics
Soft Body robots
Uber self driving cars

Gladstone Institute

Launching stuff into space:
NASA Kepler
NASA InSight Launch
NASA InSight
NASA Mars Helicopter Scout
NASA Spacecraft Dawn
NASA Parker Solar Probe
ESA BepiColombo
China’s CNSA Chang’e-4 Lunar Mission
SpaceX Falcon Heavy launch

Finding Stuff in Space
Europa Water Plumes
Material falling into black hole
European Southern Observatory Super Earth
European Southern Observatory Oumuamua

Harvard meta material lens
IceCube neutrino blazar
Earth’s Magnetic Field

Fruit Fly connectome

3D printed corneas

Climate Change
Ozone recovery
World Meteorological Organization

Explosion sound effect
Vinyl scratch

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