Brilliant: https://brilliant.org/vsauce2/


Native Americans’ Original Migration (0:00)
Journal article: https://www.nature.com/articles/nature25173

Graphene Plant Tattoos (0:15)

China’s Photovoltaic Expressway (0:38)
Qilu Transportation Development Group: http://www.qljfjt.com
55-minute live news coverage: http://live.weibo.com/show?id=1042152:02517e73b6a8bda110742aaad952aeb1

Snapping Shrimp Claws (1:25)
Research paper: http://www.cell.com/current-biology/fulltext/S0960-9822(17)31526-9
Summary and video: https://phys.org/news/2018-01-million-years.html

Skin-like Glucose Monitoring Biosensor (1:54)

Apopo Hero Rats (2:19)

Flexible Robots (2:50)

Milking a Platypus (3:17)

World’s First Robot DJ (3:41)


Tiny Sea Turtles on Treadmills (4:03)
Journal article: http://jeb.biologists.org/content/early/2017/11/08/jeb.165225
Video: https://youtu.be/itkAuPubbxI

Exoskeletons for Training and Rehabilitation (4:30)

ANYmal Robot Kicks Its New Friend (5:32)

Sharp ELSI-8 “World’s Smallest Electronic Calculator” Commercial, uploaded by Jeff Quitney (6:00)


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Written by Matthew Tabor

Edited by Jack Merline

Music By Jake Chudnow: http://www.youtube.com/user/JakeChudnow
Ending Song – Going Down: http://bit.ly/PHS3Xn

Vsauce: http://www.youtube.com/Vsauce
Vsauce2: http://www.youtube.com/Vsauce2
Vsauce3: http://www.youtube.com/Vsauce3
DONG: http://www.youtube.com/dong



  1. I loved the part where he stopped to explain that the electric roads have a lot of flaws and are still a very early technology. Makes the video less Top 10-y and more interesting.

  2. One of the things I love most about Mind Blow is the ending bits of old media. Like, you hear about these new cool developments, things in the cutting edge of their fields, but then you realize that the stuff we use every day is mind blowing in how many years of progress it encapsulates.

  3. 0:39
    Didn't Thunderf00t make it clear that that's never going to work?
    Why put the panels on the road anyway? Why not to its side so they generate more electricity?

  4. Solar roadways won't ever be as costeffective as solarpanels on Roofs. Just watch EEVBlog on YouTube. There is everything explained why solar roadways aren't the future.
    EDIT: link:

  5. That disappointed you fell when Kevin makes a reference you like so you go to like the video but you’ve already liked it and can’t like it again.

  6. Comparing the costs of photovoltaic roads to just regular asphalt is really strange. It's not like they're trying to just make an asphalt road…. The correct comparison should be to combined costs of regular solar panels and an asphalt road. In which case the separate elements are still way cheaper. Soon, once the so called inventors have received their fat funding, someone with an actual brain will suggest to just build asphalt roads with a couple of solar plants wherever they need them, which will be a tenfold cheaper. (Which is what China has been doing for years now: Building massive solar plants, while the West sits on their ass and waits for the oil to run out before getting into action).

  7. Hey V Suace!!!! Thanks so much for covering our work on soft robotics. For anyone that is interested please make sure to check out our other videos that explain how the HASEL actuators work! And feel free to drop me a line with any questions. – Tim, Keplinger Research Group


    Or even check out the academic papers :



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