NERDTV: WHAT IF THE SUN DISAPPEARED RIGHT NOW?

SUMMARY The Sun is the closest star to Earth. Only thanks to the Sun life, as we know it today, exists. Plants convert solar energy into chemical energy, they give us oxygen to breathe, and so you can go the beach and have a sunbath. Just imagine our planet, all frozen, traveling through the Universe for billions of years, still conserving what is left of life before the Sun «left» us. Maybe one day it would come close enough to a different star and get into its gravitational pull and star orbiting around it. In this case, the ice would melt, and the planet would heat so those microbes would have a chance to evolve into other types of life. But in such conditions, the chances that humans would appear as a result of this evolution are slightly bigger than zero.

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NERDTV: 10 SCIENTIFICALLY IMPOSSIBLE PLACES THAT ACTUALLY EXIST

The Seven Wonders of the Natural World may have been named too quickly. Wonders like The Grand Canyon and Victoria Falls are certainly big, and anyone who sees them will surely be impressed—but sheer size isn’t enough to truly leave a person in awe. There are other places in this world, though, that are far stranger. Places that seem almost alien, as if they could only exist on a planet that evolved separately from our own. These are places that scientists have had to struggle just to understand how they ever could have been formed. Places that will truly make you wonder—not just because they’re beautiful, but because they seem to follow scientific laws that don’t exist anywhere else on earth. Here are 10 Scientifically Impossible Places That Actually Exist

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NERDTV: THE SPEED OF LIGHT IS NOT ABOUT LIGHT

The speed of light is often cited as the fastest anything can travel in our universe. While this might be true, the speed of light is the EFFECT and not the CAUSE of this phenomenon. So what’s the cause? On this week’s episode of Space Time, Matt helps explain what the speed of light REALLY is and why it’s the cosmic speed limit of our universe!

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NERDTV: 5 NUCLEAR DETONATIONS THAT WENT WRONG

Even if they are the most dangerous weapons ever created, nuclear weapons still don’t scare some people. Here are 5 Nuclear detonations that went WRONG.

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NERDTV: HOW ROCKEFELLER BUILT HIS TRILLION DOLLAR OIL EMPIRE

While tech billionaires like Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos might be the richest men in the world today, the title of richest capitalist to have ever lived goes to a man, who died almost a century ago: John Rockefeller.

In the late 19th century John Rockefeller used his quick wits and leadership skills to build an impressive oil refinery in Cleveland. In the early days of the oil industry technology was inefficient and bankruptcies were everywhere, but John optimized the refining process successfully. Over time, he bought out competitors until he had total control over the oil industry in Cleveland through his company: Standard Oil of Ohio.

In the decades afterwards Rockefeller purchased refineries across America and even negotiated backroom deals with the big railroad tycoons. At its peak Standard Oil was worth up to $1,000,000,000,000 (one trillion dollars) in today’s money, with Rockefeller controlling over 90% of the oil industry in America.

Of course, eventually new oil deposits were uncovered in Asia and Russia, challenging Rockefeller’s monopoly. Back at home concerned businessmen funded waves of media opposition to Standard Oil, which was eventually broken up in 1911. The numerous companies created during this split would eventually merge back together, bringing huge profits to Rockefeller in his final years.

Upon his death, Rockefeller’s net worth was an estimated $400 billion in today’s dollars, making him the wealthiest businessman to have ever lived by a wide margin.

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NERDTV: THE HISTORY OF MATHEMATICS AND ITS APPLICATIONS

The moment you find out that humans haven’t always had knowledge of maths…

NERDTV: EVOLUTION OF PC GAMING HARDWARE

PC gaming hardware has come a long way. It grows every year and has a loyal fanbase always eager to learn and tweak and play. Let’s break it all down from the beginning.

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NERDTV: EVOLUTION OF HANDHELD GAMING CONSOLES 1980 – 2018

The PSP and PS Vita are the only hanhelds of this video that I’ve owned. How about you?

NERDTV: THE EVOLUTION OF PLAYSTATION: THE FULL DOCUMENTARY

Sony released five separate mini-documentaries about PlayStation’s history. We’ve put them all together in one video, just for you.

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NERDTV: ‘THE MARVEL UNIVERSE: A HISTORY’

Lots of fun facts.

NERDTV: THE FUTURE OF TRANSPORTATION

Ever wondered what the future is like? When I was younger, I believed that flying cars will cruise everywhere, as it was mostly seen in pop-culture/sci-fi movies. This was before 2000, the year I thought cars would fly.

NERDTV: AN ALIEN MEGASTRUCTURE IN SPACE? | NASA’S UNEXPLAINED FILES

When astronomers noticed the erratic flickering of KIC 8462852 in 2015, the little-known star became our new planetary obsession – could an alien megastructure be surrounding Tabby’s Star?

NASA’s Kepler Mission proved that whatever was making the planet star dim uncontrollably could not have been a planet as we know it. Astronomers have increasingly accepted the possibility of a Dyson sphere, but the truth about the star remains a mystery.

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