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As if you need any more convincing that science is awesome, right? Well, Neil deGrasse Tyson wants to make you love it even more. Doing his part for YouTube’s Geek Week, Neil deGrasse Tyson links you up with 10 more reasons to be in awe of science. The reasons include stuff like the Northern Lights of Finland to Cheetah robot running faster than Usain Bolt to liquid oxygen and quantum levitation.
Yesterday Giz took a look at ‘The New Sci-Fi And Tech Shows You Need To Watch This Season‘. And some of them look pretty good. You know what we missed, though? This modern-day astrophysics badass first trailer for Neil deGrasse’s Tyson’s reboot of Carl Sagan’s Cosmos series. It looks absolutely incredible.
A mainstay of classic science fiction is the flying saucer, the universal icon for extraterrestrial alien space vehicles. The problem is, no species capable of constructing ships to traverse the stars would ever go with a saucer design that involved spinning, as astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson explains here.
With the JJ Abrams reboot of the Star Trek franchise in 2009 — and a new film already set for release next year — the chances of seeing a new TV show or movie set in the “Prime” reality, as it’s called, are remote. So, if you’ve been gagging for any sort of recent exposure to the older Trek, this live show discussing the science of the series, featuring astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson and Wil Wheaton, might help fill the void.
You’ve probably heard that Neil deGrasse Tyson will be making an appearance in an upcoming issue of the Superman comics. But earlier today he showed up on NPR’s Morning Edition to explain the juicy science behind the cameo, and drop some knowledge about the Man of Steel. Here are five real-life Superman facts he shared.
When I was a wee pup, my favourite thing about James Bond movies were the scenes with Q. Back then, getting a peek behind the laboratory of insane gadgets and wild weapons was just as cool as killing bad guys in a tuxedo and sleeping with women without one. But how real were those movie-world gadgets? Giz favourite Neil deGrasse Tyson analysed and fact checked Bond weapons to see which were scientifically viable.