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POOP ELECTRICITY? — Mind Blow #71

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The nICE mug invented by Glenn Auerbach lets
you drink your beverage out of a mug made of ice. And an inventor in Portland has created a
new type of mattress specially designed for the perfect night of cuddling. Vsauce! Kevin here…. this is Mind Blow Engineers at Stanford University have invented
a microbial battery to create electricity from poop. The prototype is the size of a
D-battery and uses naturally-occurring wired microbes that produce electricity as they
digest plant and animal waste. And they hope that one day they can use a similar system
on a large scale in sewage treatment plants to create great amounts of electricity. Researchers at IK4-CIDETEC have made a polymer
that has the ability to repair itself. They cut the material in half and without the need
of any catalyst or stimulus, it fully recovered its mechanical properties after simply being
left for two hours at room temperature. The applications for this discovery can help in
industrial applications, electrical and automotive sectors, various construction, and developing
biomaterials. Pioneer has created a new AR-HUD navigation
system that superimposes information onto the windshield. It gives the driver the ability
to see navigation and other important information right in front of them without having to take
their eyes off the road. It uses a laser and a concave half mirror to project the image.
It even includes information like parking and restaurants that are nearby so you don’t
have to distracted looking for anything. I’m just a bird. Layin’ on another bird. “Just Mayo” and “Beyond eggs” are new products
looking to replace eggs with plants. The makers claim the plant-based artificial eggs do a
great job with baking cakes and making mayonnaise but have yet to master scrambled eggs. YOBOT is a robot that’s solving luggage management
problems at a hotel called Yotel, in New York City. With the push of a button guests can
have their luggage sent to nearby airports. You simply choose your airport and your terminal
and Yobot will send it there before you get there. They’re currently looking into creating
an app that let’s you track your luggage on its way and in the future they hope to create
a way to not only send luggage but also people to their airport destinations. So yeah. The MINIR is a minimally invasive neurosurgical
intracranial robot. Created at the Maryland Robotics Center, the idea is that this little
robot could suck out cancerous tissue from the human brain. And it’s special because
it can be used while the person is undergoing an MRI. Since the MRI maps the tumor in real
time even as it shifts during surgery the robot will be able to effectively remove all
the cancerous tissue. Charalampos Loannou of Greece created this
movement enhancing glove for the Google science fair. The idea came to him when he saw his
grandmother having difficulty picking up the TV remote due to a lack of mobility in her
hands. It has pressure sensors and motors that can adjust the strength to the object
being grasped. He created the glove so the wearer can gain back the strength to do every
day tasks like picking up objects. Boeing’s Unmanned Little Bird is the first
full-size autonomous helicopter. And it even has the ability to land itself. The sensor
in the helicopter maps the terrain, plans routes, checks for a landing site’s safety,
and avoids obstacles. Most auto pilot programs that are used now are only for cruising and
all of the decision making is still left to the human controlling the aircraft. It’s a
first for robotic aviation and since the job of a medevac pilot is extremely dangerous
– they hope that this will save the lives of pilots in the future. Finally, if you haven’t seen this yet it’s
an incredible video called Box from Bot And Dolly that uses projection-mapping on moving
objects… I’m gonna leave you with a guy hitting an
egg in mid air with a boomerang and then catching it. And as always – thanks for watching!

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100 thoughts on “POOP ELECTRICITY? — Mind Blow #71”

  1. ♥100PrincessLuna♥ says:

    1:34 LOL

  2. Evan Dixon says:

    Hah, I went to the Hotel with the luggage robot!!!

  3. masquenada8 says:

    BEST INVENTION EVER, your crap electricity generator, that's made for me.

  4. Price82020 says:

    4:34 me in class

  5. Hashbrown Rollarcoaster says:

    What happen to Nikola Tesla idea about free energy?

  6. Max Roman says:

    What is the name of the music for Mind Blow??

  7. lasheron says:

    imagine you could create muscles with that polymer that repairs itself.

  8. lasheron says:

    i guess they plan to one day replace helicopter pilots…:(

  9. Jtvelli says:

    This guys cool but he looks like a pedophile 

  10. andrew T says:

    just remember guys, some of these things Vsauce finds are not going to completely finish from prototype. Some are also found to be fake and wont be realistically applied to workplace.

  11. Unknown Person says:

    Poop electricity? remind me of Korean cartoon called Aachi ans Ssipak. 

  12. Helkittieart says:

    im sorry but that robot looks so stoned. 

  13. ISDeity says:

    Astro… Boy?

  14. BinkieMcFartnuggets says:

    Move over, BP! Taco Bell is the future of energy.

  15. qwertyispink 2004 says:

    4:34 LOL

  16. Gamers Dogma says:

    Wow chucky switched bodies
    4:30

  17. Pander G says:

    Chucky? Is that you?

  18. Thomas Rumle says:

    Im just a bird… lying on another bird 

  19. Owen Beach says:

    I'm pooping right now.

  20. Sombra says:

    I'm thinking, I poop and get electrified from it

  21. Captin J Railroad says:

    i wonder if the auto regenrable polymer would be used  for prestectic limbs  or atleast its propertys  so then the limb can repair itself 

  22. Marphy Lee says:

    Can't wait till 2024

  23. Cyrus Hale says:

    I like my eggs made of you know, eggs.

  24. Rallam259 says:

    robot means slave, so we are making slaves made of metal

  25. Pieflavor2468 says:

    So we saw how good leeches were a long time ago but how they affected people so now you go making robot leech well play back to the old age but with an add new.

  26. Julian says:

    Why did you have to show that scary robot face at the end… maannn can't sleep now

  27. Michael Oliver says:

    haha 4:27 is the high as fuck expression 

  28. Minecraft OFP857 says:

    Light bulbs are delicious. Try some. Not the white ones, though. Those are terrible as a food.
    This comment was very important and smart.

  29. Melissa T says:

    The Just Mayo is actually really good, I prefer it to regular mayo. And it's healthier. A win-win in my opinion. Waaaaaaay better than veganaise, that stuff is nasty.

  30. Layla GriffinLPStv says:

    1:33 lol birds XD

  31. joseph burdette says:

    4:32 face of nightmares

  32. Derek says:

    1:11 Looks right GTA 5 right.

  33. Craig Locke says:

    2:44 we need to make this in to something like iron mans suit

  34. Jesse Taylor says:

    That poop thing isn't new look at dirty jobs on the "poo pot" episode a farmer already does this at an industrial level

  35. UrbanSpaceman says:

    That robot at the end scared the hell out of me…….

  36. Kerri Morris says:

    This is way to cool! Each video I go to there's something that really amazes me & husband. Best videos to date, in my opinion! BRAVO!

  37. The Pip says:

    The robot at the end was CREEPY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  38. TheDemolitionMan100 says:

    Hey I live in Fort Collins! 1:08

  39. lightning core says:

    4:34 NIGHTMARE FUEL!

  40. NikolaClash says:

    I'm just a bird… layin on another bird!

  41. Calvin Haworth says:

    the robot at the end was CREEPY!!!

  42. scaleop4 says:

    4:35  derp

  43. Dapadoni says:

    im just a bird, layin on another bird!

  44. 1001JungE says:

    Damn. That last robot was tripping his brains out!

  45. Crazy Person says:

    There's a similar robot in Japan to the one at the end. It's a lot less creepy though.

  46. Coltin Nordan says:

    The robot look retarted 😂

  47. firefr0st gaming says:

    1:32 lol

  48. KarmaStar says:

    #Vsauce2   I'm just a bird… LAYIN' ON ANOTHER BIRD!!!!

  49. TheSRBgamer63 says:

    GMO trash.

  50. 杨基 says:

    美国佬就是叼。

  51. KS3385 says:

    4:35 WTF

  52. Martin Yotov says:

    The robot making faces needs some good old Jesus … 😀

  53. CODEFORTYTWO says:

    4:35 Thanks for that nightmare fuel

  54. DIO says:

    scary robot!

  55. CIA are in the comments section to divide us says:

    Expression robot is the first big step towards exclusively sexualized robots imo. What other purpose would expressions serve but to aid our sensory experience?

  56. Jona W. says:

    So now,we havePaper made out of sh*t,and electricity made from sh*l.
    What's next? Food made out if sh*t?

  57. bringoutthelegos says:

    sounds kind of crappy to me

  58. kingscott says:

    Anyone see jfk john kennedy on yotel

  59. UFAME says:

    4:33 guess he just finished

  60. bolandz says:

    1:07 games are coming to LIFE!!!

  61. Mr_Glibb says:

    4:35 robotboy says 'DERP'

  62. james games says:

    2:04 DOES THAT SAY JHON F> KENNADY!?!?!?!??!??!?!?!??!

  63. lankybastard says:

    Posting this comment exactly one year after  this video was posted!

  64. Maks Kry says:

    That robot at the end looks high as fuckkkk..!..

  65. Zach Gianikos says:

    Where do you get all of this vintage b-roll at the end of the videos?

  66. MichaelFleming2011 says:

    Too bad bmw has had HUDs since 06 in their m models. and they don't require a separate glass panel to be projected onto, just the windshield. 

  67. kinsbeans says:

    The R50 Robot is high.

  68. lowest common Denomanator says:

    Who else thinks that R50 is creepy?

  69. Lily Mercogliano says:

    I WENT TO YOTEL

  70. Easton Farnsworth says:

    I was going to order the cuddlin mattress then I needed someone 🙁

  71. AnatomyOfStuff says:

    oh my gosh that robot at the end was so creepy

  72. Shia 123 says:

    why would i want fake eggs lol

  73. Wendy Morgan says:

    anybody scared of R50

  74. Mauricio Rosas says:

    A true mindblow this time with the electricity coming form you know haha, btw would you please help us get the word out on our indiegogo campaign for green power in South Texas, to promote the use of wind turbines to save the planet making them affordable for every pocket, thanks man here's the link https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/affordable-green-power-for-south-texas/x/10526276

  75. Timetaken157 says:

    4:21 Uncanny Valley.
    Sooooo Creppy :C

  76. Ian Gutierrez says:

    So… I can watch vsauce2 And charge my device?!

  77. Yo Gabba-Gabba says:

    4:35 thats ok, i don't need to sleep O_O

  78. HJGould says:

    [1:32] <—————– click for lols =-)

  79. top dog says:

    4:24 I'm Scared D:

  80. Max olotl says:

    1:33 birdsepcion

  81. Technochips says:

    im just a bird! laying on another bird!

  82. Galacton's Galaxy says:

    I found out Dallas is making biogas from sewage and making electricity from it

  83. Anthony Ybarra says:

    4:35 after hentai

  84. SuperL33t says:

    0:42 oh my god… i didn't even know something like that existed

  85. SuperL33t says:

    3:06 well…I guess we're in the future?

  86. Super Luigi Epic says:

    I guess the cuddle mattress would do MUCH more than cuddling.

  87. Marcus Tullius Cicero says:

    4:35 The voices are telling me to kill you.

  88. - says:

    the emotion robot looks like an 8 year old Gordon Freeman from Half Life

  89. Unicorn Devil says:

    that robots eyes were creepy af

  90. Kevin Lane says:

    Electricity From Poop (0:18) Self-Healing Polymer (0:42)

  91. Emcie says:

    "im just a bird… LAYIN ON ANOTHER BIIIRD"
    This is why we have the internet

  92. coconutcore says:

    Uncanny valley robot faces, robotic brain worms!?
    This video was horror.

  93. bob bobson says:

    Cuddle mattress? It's identical to the XKCD. Coincidence? I think not.

  94. Asako262 says:

    lol that r50 robot is creepy as fak and did anyone bidipi ed it? iam mind blown

  95. awesomeness27 says:

    1:45
    the vegans are taking over

  96. Kai Chavoush says:

    What about a microverse?

  97. Scrumble Bump says:

    4:33 scared me

  98. Navdeep Singh says:

    Daily dose of internet …

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