A Quadrillion-Dollar Antimatter Bomb | Because Science Footnotes


  1. Because Science

    Because Science2 bulan yang lalu

    Thanks for watching, Super Nerds! *Link to the previous video* idreporter.net/v/video-NFjVUSOnPzo.html -- kH

  2. greyrat

    greyrat2 bulan yang lalu

    I paused the video to find the previous video, watched it, then hit resume back here...so the link is here? oh

  3. God of Roar

    God of Roar2 bulan yang lalu

    What would happen if you put a nuke in the eye of a hurricane? Do an episode on that.

  4. Stuckintheriddlewithclue

    Stuckintheriddlewithclue2 bulan yang lalu

    Loving the real world science stuff!

  5. AnotherOne

    AnotherOne2 bulan yang lalu

    Hi Kyle! Love your work. I have a potential question: How can/could the Terminator grow a beard? If it’s just skin over a robot body.

  6. Guilherme Taffarel Bergamin

    Guilherme Taffarel Bergamin2 bulan yang lalu

    About all the villain stuff, I for one welcome our new Nordic overlord

  7. Jason Licht

    Jason Licht13 hari yang lalu

    Lolololol!!!!! Kyle: we use way too many plants. Also Kyle: kids eat more plants so you can get big and strong

  8. Insert_ _Name

    Insert_ _Name14 hari yang lalu

    kyle being a girl for 15 seconds

  9. sPongebItch bObface

    sPongebItch bObface23 hari yang lalu

    Just Tell me about the antimatter bomb I dont give a fuck about your politics..

  10. smart creeper

    smart creeperBulan Yang lalu

    hi girl wait. boy?

  11. fnielson

    fnielsonBulan Yang lalu

    The super villain phone calls are when I upvote :) Favorite part.

  12. ravener

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    When you say we use 1/3 of every sugar molecule produced all i hear is that 2/3 are going to waste

  13. Mike Ching

    Mike ChingBulan Yang lalu

    4:04 Kim's suggestions ounds an awful lot like how the Covenant in Halo glass planets--basically training their plasma weaponry and roasting the atmosphere...

  14. Matthew C G

    Matthew C GBulan Yang lalu

    $250 million for a few grams. That is a lot cheaper than in the past. We got to keep pushing down the price.

  15. Richard Connor

    Richard ConnorBulan Yang lalu

    Okay, the opening bit... That's... not what the report said... The report said, "One in every 3 sugar molecules produced by dirt bound plants" and you took that as one in every 3 plants... We grow sugar cane, and sugar beats, which presumably have a much higher sugar content than say, a Ficus. We grow fruit trees, apples, oranges, bananas, etc... all very high in sugar content, and we tend to engineer them to be as sweet as possible. So, the way that report is phrased kind of obfuscates its own conclusion... It's not a meaningful statement. I mean, I'm sure the number is pretty high, basically every human activity is tied to plants in some way. But still, bad summary, and bad interpretation of that summary.

  16. Nebulus Gaming

    Nebulus GamingBulan Yang lalu

    So vegans are killing the planet...I knew it lol joke calm down vegan internet community

  17. Fefnir Eindraer

    Fefnir EindraerBulan Yang lalu

    Fearmongering. I thought better of you. Im so disappointed.

  18. Papa Sauce

    Papa SauceBulan Yang lalu

    L A S E R B E E S

  19. RLSD420 Gamechat

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  20. That Guy Levi

    That Guy LeviBulan Yang lalu

    I love the passions answer...I aspire to do the same, except at a lower level of simply understanding the basic working of science, but not knowing the actual math. I'm pretty sure my math brain has been slowly dying since high school. And I still have no clue how to apply that to a 'career.' I would really appreciate a longer video dedicated to this type of topic...sort of a behind the intellectual scenes of Because Science. My biggest hurtle is how to find work in a passion without that work causing me to not enjoy the topic anymore. I suppose I seek a job with real meaning, and not just capitalistic poop...yyoou know what I mean.

  21. Gargoyle242

    Gargoyle242Bulan Yang lalu

    "dirt-bound plants" so that doesn't count air plants? Seaweed?

  22. Derek Drake

    Derek DrakeBulan Yang lalu

    Easiest way to kill a dragon? Same way you kill everything else: Push a button. Fire a nuke.

  23. Brighteon

    BrighteonBulan Yang lalu

    Stupid, stupid, stupid!

  24. Baggy Trousers

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  25. Gargoyle242

    Gargoyle2422 bulan yang lalu

    Editing is everything, especially when it comes to comedic effect, and this show is well edited(IMHO).

  26. Trap Johnson

    Trap Johnson2 bulan yang lalu

    How much of that 1/3 of all sugar plants is a result of us agriculturing so many to fulfill our needs and wants?

  27. Mars Starcruiser

    Mars Starcruiser2 bulan yang lalu

    Super-generalist is not a bad thing. Probably make a good astronaught. BTW, your like THOR’s evil twin.🤣

  28. Man Of Steel

    Man Of Steel2 bulan yang lalu

    Say, could a meteor impact cause the atmosphere to, you know, explode and kill us all? How big/fast would it have to be to set the Earth on fire?

  29. ce grant

    ce grant2 bulan yang lalu

    Rest in the good news

  30. BboiSera

    BboiSera2 bulan yang lalu

    Probably less "Deathstar" atmosphere effect, and more like the Stellar Converter, from Battle Beyond the Stars. Though that just looks like the micro-black hole thing in Jupiter, except Akir, which doesn't have the stellar mass to make that happen... but I digress :) Worth watching Kyle and see if you agree. idreporter.net/v/video-6l6vqPUM_FE.html ---- LOL --- Stellar Converter at 7.25 :) idreporter.net/v/video-_4hNfY9SgLw.html

  31. Brett Carroll

    Brett Carroll2 bulan yang lalu

    The editor is the real hero of these most recent videos. Props and much respect.

  32. GrandAdmiral Zod

    GrandAdmiral Zod2 bulan yang lalu

    What counts as a plant? A blade of grass or an acre of wheat?

  33. Solinarius

    Solinarius2 bulan yang lalu

    "I am a beacon of knowledge blazing out across a black sea of ignorance." -Wizard, Raistlin Majere "I sit upon a lonely island of useless trivia amidst an ocean of ignorance." -Science Boi, Kyle Hill

  34. Buffy

    Buffy2 bulan yang lalu

    how does nuclear fission start in power plants? are the fuel rods heated up? is a current passed through them? or does the reaction start automatically when 2 fuel rods are put close enough to each other?

  35. Mecha_Frieza xSKA_GhosTx

    Mecha_Frieza xSKA_GhosTx2 bulan yang lalu

    lol tell that to china

  36. Jonathan Smith

    Jonathan Smith2 bulan yang lalu

    Sugar plants bro, sugar plants. You know those plants we make to eat in the first place. There are a lot of plants in my backyard that are not sugar plants, and that I can not eat.

  37. Ryan Stallard

    Ryan Stallard2 bulan yang lalu

    Why would you use a lab-based figure for the amount something would cost at commercial or industrial scale? Mass-production should make it significantly cheaper per amount.

  38. Osmium

    Osmium2 bulan yang lalu

    I think the cost would actually go up if you scaled up production. Antimatter can only be contained for a few minutes and in small amounts. It is an amazing feat of science to even produce a milligram of the stuff. If you doubled the amount of antimatter you're making, you're more than doubling the energy required to contain it. Making a 50 kg bomb would require you cover the entire continent of North America in particle accelerators and somehow transport it all into one place before the antimatter could escape the containment vessels. It's not as simple as bottling it up as you make it and shipping it. If it touches *any* particle of matter, it destroys itself.

  39. CapnPicard

    CapnPicard2 bulan yang lalu

    Eat bugs while your elite eat steak, climate cultists.

  40. rabidmonkey32

    rabidmonkey322 bulan yang lalu

    I know I'm late but you left that fucking bit of hair out just to be cool and its working and I do the same with my mane because it cannot be tame.

  41. Nathan  Flowers

    Nathan Flowers2 bulan yang lalu

    I'm over here at work crying with laughter I pretty much had a hand in starting a bit that everyone is jumping on the bandwagon on. PS I survived the orbital str ..........

  42. Jon Walquist

    Jon Walquist2 bulan yang lalu

    Good to see you at Magicfest Las Vegas. Thanks for signing my playmat. :)

  43. Dave Tyler

    Dave Tyler2 bulan yang lalu

    damn! Kyle seemed like he was in a really good mood recording this video! i like "good mood" Kyle. playful and goofy enough to be entertaining and relatable, but not so much as to be annoying. ...so ..um ..yeah. love the show. hey, how come Because Space isnt pumping out episodes as frequently as Because Science? is it because she has a day job? ..she has a day job, doesnt she?

  44. Oliver Hawkins

    Oliver Hawkins2 bulan yang lalu

    Correction: It is not 1 int 3 plants but 1 in every 3 sugar molecules. Our food products are bred to produce as much calories/sugars as possible. How much more sugar does 1 corn plant produce than another unaltered wild plant? Also, how much more sugar does 1 timber tree produce than another unused plant? I still love conservation of plants because you know, Oxygen. I wonder how many plants/trees would one person need in a sealed environment to provide them with a constant oxygen supply and how much CO2 would the plants need? Thanks, just found your show and I have never subscribed faster.

  45. That Guy

    That Guy2 bulan yang lalu

    Hay man, this is my second episode. I like what I am seeing so far but there is still so much stuff over on game theory. That's where I found your show. :) P.s. I just want to say hello.

  46. Stuard Smith

    Stuard Smith2 bulan yang lalu

    I'd like to have a second opinion on the first conversation in this video. While I agree that humans do cause damage to the environment. I question the source of those numbers. If the numbers come from a government funded program, an argument can be made for political bias

  47. El Capitán

    El Capitán2 bulan yang lalu

    Time to break out the orbital laser :)

  48. El Capitán

    El Capitán2 bulan yang lalu

    Time to break out the orbital laser :)

  49. Racially Ambiguous

    Racially Ambiguous2 bulan yang lalu

    Not advocating on doing something so reckless and stupid, but can a nuclear bomb stop a hurricane?

  50. mysharona12

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  51. robertbangkok

    robertbangkok2 bulan yang lalu

    My greatest mentor said: "Do NOT be a specialized idiot - Be a Renaissance man." Have a broad knowledge for a rewarding life that will also enable you to contribute to humanity! Got it?

  52. Anthony Skidmark

    Anthony Skidmark2 bulan yang lalu

    Geo-engineering & Scalar and other cloud seeding technology would never be able to influence the climate.

  53. Dylan Smith

    Dylan Smith2 bulan yang lalu

    Did not know that Shawn Michaels is doing science stuff now.

  54. Jordan Teo

    Jordan Teo2 bulan yang lalu

    have you guys seen the recent UN report www.ohchr.org/Documents/Issues/Poverty/A_HRC_41_39.pdf

  55. A White

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  56. Raptor Jesus

    Raptor Jesus2 bulan yang lalu

    I would definitely use scrolls of Resist Elements and Protection vs Evil on the party before the battle, during the battle I would rely mostly on my wand of magic missiles to soften him up during flight and then a wand of feather fall on him that was timed with his landing. This would, I hope, confuse the dragon long enough for me to throw my javelin of lightning bolts at him while my trusty monk companion performed a stunning fist on him. This would just allow the barbarian to perform a coup de grace with his lance of dragon slaying. Boom dead dragon, and all without using that made up science nonsense.

  57. cheyanne johnson

    cheyanne johnson2 bulan yang lalu

    That one lock of hair that's not in his ponytail just keeps getting me

  58. Shawn Elliott

    Shawn Elliott2 bulan yang lalu

    6:05 - NO NO NO FOR GOD'S SAKE DON'T FOLLOW YOUR PASSION. That's how people end up with PhDs in Library Science (yes, that's a real thing). I know several people with PhDs in Library Science, and guess what? Not a single goddamn one of them has a high-paying job that uses their degree. Some have adequate-paying jobs in other fields, and some have low-paying jobs in other fields because they lack the "people skills" to charm their way into adequate-paying jobs. One of them works at Kohl's, for fuck's sake. They all followed their passion of loving everything to do with books, and they all got an ice-cold shower of reality when they had to start actually doing something useful to pay their bills. And before you blame our modern post-industrial economy, it has nothing to do with that -- 500 years ago, most people who loved books had to shovel dirt on farms to grow food like anyone else, because there weren't very many jobs for monks or university professors. The real world imposes strict limitations on the usefulness of certain types of work, and if you want a decent lifestyle you have to suck it up, pick something useful, learn how to do it really well, and "follow your passion" in your off-hours. But in the process of learning how to do something useful, you will still gain the satisfaction of knowing you're not a waste of oxygen, which is what the commenter was originally asking about.

  59. BuzzUncut

    BuzzUncut2 bulan yang lalu

    why was kyle so hilarious in this video? lmao i laughed so much

  60. Philip Seitz

    Philip Seitz2 bulan yang lalu

    Everyone in science agrees climate change is a thing. But there are only a few (who are screaming at the tops of their lungs) that climate change is “catastrophic” as you put it. Climate change doesn’t guarantee any of fatal things that mainstream media is inferring. So I wouldn’t be so gun-ho in the whole end of the world spiel.

  61. john lynn

    john lynn2 bulan yang lalu

    I have one that I wouldn't mind answered. Considering the speed of sound is relatively standard at sea level, how far would Superman have to be away from a falling victim off of a Skyscraper for him to be ineffective to help, such as that by the time he heard the shout, they would have already gone and hit the ground. Variables such as the height of the building and Superman's speed could be investigated? Many thanks in advance from the UK :)

  62. Jón Frímann Jónsson

    Jón Frímann Jónsson2 bulan yang lalu

    According to a quick search a quadtrillion dollars is about 15x global GDP. That's out of reach of everyone. That's is a good thing.

  63. RtDK

    RtDK2 bulan yang lalu

    The "one-in-three" quote becomes less daunting when you remember that a single blade of grass on a person's lawn is a plant, and there are deserts and forests, where the density of life is much lower. I personally wouldn't be too surprised, actually, but I think number is probably fabricated.

  64. TheEyez187

    TheEyez1872 bulan yang lalu

    If I had to fight a mythical creature, I'd use a mythical weapon! If one exists the other will!!

  65. Breno Andreata

    Breno Andreata2 bulan yang lalu

    Wow!! A fan from Brazil!! I thought I would never see someone from the same country of I on something like this!


    DOOM DAVE2 bulan yang lalu

    11:40 what is the Sar bomba xD, you’re going to the gulag for that one.