Why all world maps are wrong

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Why America still uses Fahrenheit

Fahrenheit, explained to the rest of the world Since I've moved to the US in 2010, there's one thing that I still don't fully understand: the imperial system. Virtually every country on earth uses Celsius but America has yet to follow. Although it might not seem like a big deal, not using the metric system puts America at a great disadvantage. For example, American kids have to learn 2 sets of measurements making science education even more difficult. On top of that, American companies have to produce extra products to export to metric countries. So why does the United States still have such an antiquated system of measurement? Read more about Fahrenheit here: https://www.vox.com/2015/2/16/8031177/america-fahrenheit Read more about the metric system here: https://www.vox.com/2014/5/29/5758542/time-for-the-US-to-use-the-metric-system Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out http://www.vox.com to get up to speed on everything from Kurdistan to the Kim Kardashian app. Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Twitter: http://goo.gl/XFrZ5H Or on Facebook: http://goo.gl/U2g06o

Is Earth Actually Flat?

follow: http://www.twitter.com/tweetsauce LOTS OF COOL LINKS BELOW! Flat Earth gravity simulation by Yeti Dynamics: https://www.youtube.com/user/yetipc1 Kansas flatness study: (the pancakes used in the study were from IHOP): http://www.improb.com/airchives/paperair/volume9/v9i3/kansas.html the flatness of other states: http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2014/03/science-several-us-states-led-by-florida-are-flatter-than-a-pancake/284348/ "The Meaning Of It All" by Richard Feynman: http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Meaning-All-Richard-Feynman/dp/0141031441 “The Pig That Wants to Be Eaten”: http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Pig-That-Wants-Eaten/dp/1847081282 related Vsauce video, “Is Anything Real?” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L45Q1_psDqk Minutphysics “TOP 10 REASONS Why We Know the Earth is Round” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_W280R_Jt8 Good satirical series about how the Earth IS flat: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=83aYfmZpoSs What if Earth was a cube? https://possiblywrong.wordpress.com/2011/09/09/if-the-earth-were-a-cube/ http://www.askamathematician.com/2011/05/q-what-would-earth-be-like-to-us-if-it-were-a-cube-instead-of-spherical-is-this-even-possible/ http://gizmodo.com/how-gravity-would-be-different-if-the-world-were-a-cube-1492018223 http://curious.astro.cornell.edu/question.php?number=421 MYTH of the round Earth: http://scienceblogs.com/startswithabang/2011/09/21/who-discovered-the-earth-is-ro/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myth_of_the_Flat_Earth Earth is round: http://datagenetics.com/blog/june32012/index.html http://www.wired.com/2011/06/how-to-estimate-the-radius-of-the-earth-with-a-lake/ https://web.archive.org/web/20100331205903/http://orfe.princeton.edu/~rvdb/tmp/sunsetTalkSmall.pdf Varrazano bridge: http://www.ljhammond.com/phlit/2012-06c.htm Varrazano spelling controversy: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/roseanne-colletti/verrazzano-versus-verraza_b_188479.html Flat Earth Society: http://theflatearthsociety.org http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Modern_flat_Earth_societies Wilbur Glen Voliva: http://blog.modernmechanix.com/5000-for-proving-the-earth-is-a-globe/ http://stevelyons.ca/projects/flat-earth-manifesto/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilbur_Glenn_Voliva http://theflatearthsociety.org/forum/index.php?topic=61797.0#.VH-UhWSsXYH Flat earth map (one theory): http://www.earthnotaglobe.com/library/Flat_Earth_Society_Map.jpg Poe’s Law: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poe%27s_law http://literallyunbelievable.org Science is always provisional and theories are never conclusively proven: http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-scientific-fundamentalist/200811/common-misconceptions-about-science-i-scientific-proof http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scientific_method http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/badastronomy/2010/09/14/geocentrism-seriously/#.VH3vzmSsXYF Asimov on being “more wrong”: http://chem.tufts.edu/answersinscience/relativityofwrong.htm Occam’s Razor: http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/simplicity/ Newton’s flaming laser sword: https://philosophynow.org/issues/46/Newtons_Flaming_Laser_Sword Other razors: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Razor_%28philosophy%29 relativistic length contractions: I really liked this one: http://faraday.physics.utoronto.ca/PVB/Harrison/SpecRel/Flash/LengthContract.html http://www.physicsclassroom.com/mmedia/specrel/lc.cfm http://www.askamathematician.com/2011/01/q-why-does-lorentz-contraction-only-act-in-the-direction-of-motion/ Earth and cosmic ray perspective: http://www.reddit.com/comments/97gak/in_the_reference_frame_of_a_7035_tev_cosmic_ray http://i.imgur.com/nfDHQ.jpg wolfram contraction simulator: http://demonstrations.wolfram.com/RelativisticCar/ Susan Haack: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foundherentism 1996 election NYT crossword: http://www.crosswordunclued.com/2009/01/nyt-election-day-crossword.html http://cdn0.dailydot.com/uploaded/images/original/2013/2/12/nytimescrossword.jpg

NASA Live - Earth From Space (HDVR) ♥ ISS LIVE FEED #AstronomyDay2018 | Subscribe now!

Live (2018) NASA Earth from Space - "International Astronomy Day", ISS HD Video is presented. NASA Live stream of Earth seen from space powered by NASA HDEV cameras aboard the International Space Station. Watch the Earth roll Captured by HDEV cameras on board the International Space Station. ▰ Get Live Alerts: (Rocket Launches & Webcasts) https://goo.gl/APoYMC ▰ Poll Results: https://goo.gl/FcXkUu Updates: (Feb. 25:) A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the Hispasat 30W-6 communications satellite from Cape Canaveral, Florida at 12:35 a.m. EST (0535 GMT). [Watch Live] (Feb 26:) NASA TV will air a live broadcast of a change of command ceremony at the International Space Station (time TBD). (Feb. 27:) NASA astronauts Joe Acaba and Mark Vande Hei and cosmonaut Alexander Misurkin of the Russian space agency Roscosmos will undock their Soyuz spacecraft from the International Space Station and land in Kazakhstan. Undocking is scheduled for 6:08 p.m. EST (23008 GMT), and the crew is scheduled to land at 9:31 p.m. EST (0231 GMT on Feb. 28). [Watch Live] (March 1:) A United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket will launch GOES-S, the second next-generation geostationary weather satellite for NASA and NOAA, from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida at 5:02 a.m. EST (1002 GMT). (March 6:) An Arianespace Soyuz rocket will launch from the Guiana Space Center in South America carrying four satellites for O3b Networks, which provides broadband service to developing countries. (March 13:) A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the Dragon CRS-14 spacecraft on a cargo delivery mission to the International Space Station from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. [Watch Live] (March 15:) A Russian Soyuz rocket will launch the crewed Soyuz spacecraft to the International Space Station from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan with members of the Expedition 55/56 crew: NASA astronauts Andrew Feustel and Richard Arnold, and Russian cosmonaut Oleg Artemtyev. [Watch Live] (March 18:) A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch 10 Iridium Next satellites from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California at 11:19 a.m. EDT (1519 GMT). (March 20:) Spring equinox. This is the first day of spring in the northern hemisphere. In the southern hemisphere, it is the first day of fall (the autumn equinox). (March 20:) A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. [Watch Live] (March 22:) A Russian Proton rocket will launch the Blagovest No. 12L communications satellite from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. ▰ 2018 Upcoming Events (Full list): https://goo.gl/VXUmMW NASA Crew inside the international space station: Joe Acaba Mark Vande Hei Commander Alexander Misurkin Anton Shkaplerov Scott Tingle Norishige Kanai Mission Overview 9/12/17 - Exp 53/54 Launch 12/15/17 - Dragon Launch 12/17/17 - Exp 54/55 Launch 12/17/17 - Dragon Capture 12/19/17 - Exp 54/55 Dock February 2018 - Exp 53/54 Land April 2018 - Exp 54/55 Land By the courtesy of International Space Station: UStream live Feed From the NASA HDEV live cameras aboard the ISS. Watch the earth roll https://www.nasa.gov https://spaceofficial.com SPACE & UNIVERSE Network The International Space Station - ISS - circles the earth at 240 miles above the planet, on the edge of space in low earth orbit. The station is crewed by NASA astronauts as well as Russian Cosmonauts and a mixture of Japanese, Canadian and European astronauts as well. Please Standby mode (Bluescreen) The signal is temporarily lost from the international space station, live on UStream.tv The ISS passes into the dark side of the earth for roughly half of each of its 90-minute orbits. As the Space Station passes into a period of night every 45 mins video is unavailable - during this time, and other breaks in transmission recorded footage is shown when back in daylight earth will recommence. As seen from the Nasa ISS live stream on the International Space Station - A real astronaut view of Earth! Captured by ISS HDEV cameras on board the International Space Station. We love ❤ Space Do you? Become a Patron: https://www.patreon.com/Spaceuniverse ▰ Support: Patreon contributors (January 2018): Francesca Monteiro, Can Göksoy, Kathleen, Linc Lechtenberg, Jason Edward, Sandra Wollberg, Timothy Brasby ┈ Live chat: - English only. - Other languages, special characters, links will be automatically blocked. Please do not share any personal information in Live chat. (This stream may upset those who believe in a Theory such as Flat-earth, Please make an effort to share a constructive comment on live chat. www.theguardian.com/science/2016/jan/20/flat-earth-believers-youtube-videos-conspiracy-theorists) ┈ Music (CC) "Garden Music" Kevin MacLeod http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/ https://incompetech.com/wordpress/2015/12/garden-music/ "Fluidscape" Kevin MacLeod http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/

How Earth Moves

It’s here! Science stuff, mind-blowing stuff, Vsauce stuff, oh my!! THE CURIOSITY BOX: https://www.thecuriositybox.com/ Jake’s video about The Curiosity Box: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p91-GhjgeEU Minute Physics on why December days are the longest: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZMMuv0Ltyo StandUpMaths on calendars and leap days: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qkt_wmRKYNQ Tom Scott on the Equation of Time: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9Qnobvx_kM My video on what would happen if the Earth stopped spinning: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K0-GxoJ_Pcg GREAT visuals showing how Earth moves around the sun: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=82p-DYgGFjI http://www.timeanddate.com/ George Washington’s birthday: https://www.archives.gov/legislative/features/washington/ real-time sub solar point location: http://rl.se/sub-solar-point Lahaina noon images from the Oahu Astrophotography club: https://www.facebook.com/OahuAstrophotoClub analemma: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Analemma great solargraph and analemma images: http://analemma.pl/english-version interactive seasons and ecliptic simulator: http://astro.unl.edu/classaction/animations/coordsmotion/eclipticsimulator.html Nasa video of seasonal movement of Earth: https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/20063 Tropical year: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tropical_year Earth rotation specifics: https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/details.cgi?aid=20196 How Earth moves through the universe: https://astrosociety.org/edu/publications/tnl/71/howfast.html http://www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/2013/03/04/vortex_motion_viral_video_showing_sun_s_motion_through_galaxy_is_wrong.html http://space.gizmodo.com/racing-while-standing-still-1558642922/1559622011 https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/1rhu7r/i_always_see_representations_of_the_solar_system minute physics on cab: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_mZQ-5-KYHw PBS spacetime on the cosmic microwave background: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tCMd1ytvWg https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wcBjibuHxEk CMB rest frame: http://physics.stackexchange.com/questions/25928/is-the-cmb-rest-frame-special-where-does-it-come-from https://www.reddit.com/r/AskPhysics/comments/2va4t6/does_no_absolute_reference_frame_contradict_the/ Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Day https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_time https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sidereal_time https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calendar https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gregorian_calendar https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calendar_reform https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Day_length_fluctuations https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cosmic_microwave_background wikicommons images: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sundial#/media/File:Kew_Gardens_0502.JPG https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:CathedralofLearningLawinWinter.jpg https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miami_Beach,_Florida#/media/File:South_Beach_20080315.jpg To explore space, I highly recommend these: http://www.shatters.net/celestia/ http://en.spaceengine.org/ music by http://www.youtube.com/jakechudnow and http://www.audionetwork.com Awesome 3D graphics by Eric Langlay: https://www.youtube.com/user/ericdraven30 Lame 2D stuff by me.

How cars went from boxy to curvy

The big shift from boxy cars in the '80s to curvy cars in the '90s, explained. Read more: http://www.vox.com/2015/6/11/8762373/car-design-curves Magazine archive from: http://oldcarbrochures.org/ Automotive Hall of Fame footage from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MaOP6dZkFf4 Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out http://www.vox.com to get up to speed on everything from Kurdistan to the Kim Kardashian app. Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Twitter: http://goo.gl/XFrZ5H Or on Facebook: http://goo.gl/U2g06o

Making accurate world maps is mathematically impossible.

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