We're Running Out of These Elements - Here's How

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Phones, TVs, solar panels, and electric car batteries are all made of some rare and unusual elements. As our modern world creates more and more of these technologies, will things go from "rare" to "nonexistent" and what will we do then?
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6 nov. 2019




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sinisterLMN Il y a 7 heures
Sounds like a job for (tears open shirt jacket and tie): “Asteroid Farming Man!”
MegaGouch Il y a 9 heures
So western countries claim they have stop mining some of these dangerous elements, therefor saving the planet. Instead they just import them from countries who don't protect the environment or workers, and that is somehow ok?
Andre Fouche
Andre Fouche Il y a 11 heures
Remember the climate will always change no matter what we do.
Jebediah Clang
Jebediah Clang Il y a 22 heures
Nomophones b!tches. Get used to it. Hahaha
Eugene InLaw
Eugene InLaw Il y a jour
Get to asteroid mining already!
SPOOKS Il y a jour
thorium cam hardly be considered radioactive, and both thorium and urainium are incredibly good at making energy.
Cj's Bullshittery
Cj's Bullshittery Il y a jour
I really like this guy idk why
Abby Leonard
Abby Leonard Il y a jour
Basically stop using electronics or your killing the planet and causing global warmins
Karl Tsang
Karl Tsang Il y a 2 jours
Guess it's time to turn to the alchemists again.....
SuperAnime4444 Il y a 2 jours
This is why I drop electronics at Best Buy's bins instead of throwing them into the garbage.
psychotikpaisano Il y a 3 jours
Hmm. Titanium will spark if struck against another piece of itself
Al Rats
Al Rats Il y a 3 jours
It's criminal that we have constructed a society where the end of life of products are not considered in the design of the product.
Matthew Weisenburger
Matthew Weisenburger Il y a 3 jours
Just another reason to travel to other planets
Tonechild Il y a 3 jours
All of the elements are just made up of electrons and neutrons, so, just grab those and put them together, then you get whatever elements you need. Probably just need a lot of energy, which you can get from nuclear fusion, which by the way probably makes elements too.
El Asesino
El Asesino Il y a 3 jours
recycle much
spijkerpoes Il y a 3 jours
Why no word on planned obsolescence? I'd have no trouble inheriting my parent's laptop if it functioned alright Like a voyager space probe
ᖇᗩ乙0229 Il y a 4 jours
Me, an intellectual: _We still have SUN_
TRR47 Il y a 4 jours
5:28 *shots fired
Brynna Wenz
Brynna Wenz Il y a 4 jours
God I recognize this guy from some old FRvid channel but I can’t place it..
Unotch Il y a 4 jours
Seems like a good time to invade the Congo!
Chris Pierce
Chris Pierce Il y a 4 jours
Thanks scishow for depressing me before work..
STEPHAN FEIBISH Il y a 4 jours
I have shares in many if not most of the companies that mine the elements mentioned. Most are money losing propositions that probably will go bankrupt. Losing money for their original shareholders. Picked up for a song and perhaps profitable for some private equity investors.
Steve Mclean
Steve Mclean Il y a 4 jours
When we run out of helium., that is when we all die.
Lorenzo Robles
Lorenzo Robles Il y a 4 jours
@7:27 he claims recycling the metals will help stop climate can't stop the climate, brother.
Darmok Il y a 4 jours
Two words: *asteroid mining*
The One Minds
The One Minds Il y a 4 jours
Alchemy is the solution to all the problems listed here
Frukwon 420
Frukwon 420 Il y a 4 jours
tech companies should pay consumers to recycle their tech
Lakshmi T
Lakshmi T Il y a 4 jours
Why are lanthanide series marked two periods up the group?
DEATHWISH -CHRIS Il y a 4 jours
Totally unrelated but the host looks so much like Chino Moreno singer from the Deftones! Great video, thanks!
Ben Johnson
Ben Johnson Il y a 4 jours
Global warming is a con, by the way.
Hans Hoerdemann
Hans Hoerdemann Il y a 4 jours
What's wrong with his ear lobes?
Daniel Law
Daniel Law Il y a 5 jours
I look forward to mining asteroid.
Harry Helen
Harry Helen Il y a 5 jours
Damn. This means we can’t make the Death Star. I’m so sad.
Armando Flores
Armando Flores Il y a 5 jours
Unlimited universe and we're running out of elements. Smh
Red Jew
Red Jew Il y a jour
The universe is running out because the population is growing and we are using too much resources.
Rose Gott
Rose Gott Il y a 5 jours
Thank you, handsome science guy!
Adam Salazar
Adam Salazar Il y a 5 jours
Cole Chapman
Cole Chapman Il y a 5 jours
Obviously the solution is to print out more elements duh.
mikitz Il y a 5 jours
I used to mining anti-materia. The mine blew up, once I materialized the proceeds.
989533234564 Il y a 5 jours
assuming we cant just get them from space in the future once the price is high enough there will be people willing to mine in dangerous conditions to extract the materials even if they try to make doing so illegal, if the price of arsenic was say $200/kg and there were deposits near me with around 1kg of arsenic per ton of ore mined id be right out there with a pick axe and a gas mask id like to think im a decent enough chemist so unless the extraction of the metal requires electrolysis at 2000k ish like with something like sodium or aluminium i could probably do the extraction on a small scale too can't be much worse than working with mercury or lead.
Marco Cardin
Marco Cardin Il y a 5 jours
Metals can be recycled but it's almost impossible to recover helium and that's a huge trouble!
tentimesful Il y a 5 jours
China has probably has the most minerals as their prices stay low, in made in China products... Samsung and others are bringing products that cost 1000+ dollar smartphones , which is a joke... But in real life we will run out of things we can't make out of nothing, iron wolf ertz, uranium, oil etc... World should keep hold on what brings us to forward without those minerals and fossils...
oliver franklin
oliver franklin Il y a 5 jours
The future is bleak for your kids
Jimme2020 Il y a 5 jours
Asteroid mining would solve all the problems......
Betty Hancock
Betty Hancock Il y a 5 jours
Wonder how much of these things are on the moon? Or asteroids
Betty Hancock
Betty Hancock Il y a 5 jours
I don't think we're going to have to worry about all this electronics and solar panels much longer. Hopefully.
Rich Il y a 5 jours
Graphene will be the material of the 21 century.
Mr Monstah
Mr Monstah Il y a 5 jours
Graphene is like really easy to make though
Ravi Rajyaguru
Ravi Rajyaguru Il y a 5 jours
Thanos did have a point though.
Lobster Johnson
Lobster Johnson Il y a 5 jours
So this is what the Incubus singer is up to these days
Gitana Maldita
Gitana Maldita Il y a 6 jours
Good motivation for asteroid mining?
Randy Wiggins
Randy Wiggins Il y a 6 jours
Radio Shack had a battery return policy alleged to be recycled but bet they were tossed. Recycling only makes sense in bulk . Car tires still a problem.
Wayne Shilcock
Wayne Shilcock Il y a 6 jours
China owns most of the rare minerals, so war with China then.
Mi 28
Mi 28 Il y a 6 jours
All that said, recycling is significantly more expensive than mining.
Alex Zoldyck
Alex Zoldyck Il y a 3 jours
Worth it
Gandoff2000 Il y a 6 jours
Vinder Singh
Vinder Singh Il y a 6 jours
derpaderp Il y a 6 jours
Good video you've become a way better public speaker since I lasted watched you like maybe 2-3 years ago
Devious Verendus
Devious Verendus Il y a 6 jours
A big issue with the limited resources we have is also just the fact that producers of gadgets and other products push to sell as much as possible and therefore release a new phone every year instead of waiting a few years and preserving our resources
Brian Cossey
Brian Cossey Il y a 6 jours
Indium is no longer necessary because of graphene that is now easy and cheap to make
Frick Il y a 6 jours
solar panels are horrible energy sources
Chad Burton
Chad Burton Il y a 6 jours
China produces the most because they don't deal with the environmental restrictions the rest of the developed world does