The Science of Dust | It's Okay To Be Smart | PBS Digital Studios

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While we may think of dust as a nuisance, there is a lot more to it than we give it credit for. We can find it everywhere…even in space, and it has a bigger impact on our lives, the weather, and our environment than we realize. YouTube channel PBS

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All we are is dust in the cosmic wind.All we are is dust in the (cosmic) wind. SUBSCRIBE, it's FREE! http://bit.ly/iotbs_sub ↓ More info below ↓ Some of the universe's biggest action is a result of its smallest stuff. The Secret Life of Dust by Hannah Holmes: http://amzn.to/1hCuwtT More dusty science: Space dust and dirty cars: http://www.itsokaytobesmart.com/post/65443038570/space-dust-dirty-car The Science of Snow: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fUot7XSX8uA The Bodele Depression fertilizes half the Amazon: http://bit.ly/1qAqK6w From Africa to the Amazon: http://bit.ly/1p4ivm3 More about the Zodiacal Light: http://bit.ly/P15PLW NASA atmospheric dust and aerosol visualization: http://1.usa.gov/1nn8WKm Cosmic dust and the birth of our solar system: http://bit.ly/1iPBitH WHO report on air pollution: http://bit.ly/1jFwTeU Micrometeorites: http://bit.ly/1eBN9yQ Thanks to Dr. Don Brownlee for helpful discussion on this episode! ----------------- Have an idea for an episode or an amazing science question you want answered? Leave a comment below! Follow me on Twitter: @jtotheizzoe Email me: itsokaytobesmart AT gmail DOT com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/itsokaytobesmart For more awesome science, check out: http://www.itsokaytobesmart.com Joe Hanson - Host and writer Joe Nicolosi - Director Amanda Fox - Producer, Spotzen Inc. Katie Graham - Director of Photography Andrew Matthews - Editor and motion graphics John Knudsen - Gaffer Music: "Ouroboros" by Kevin MacLeod Produced by PBS Digital Studios: http://www.youtube.com/user/pbsdigitalstudios ----------- Last week's video: Your Inner Hedgehog - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4C5SdiNZQLI More videos: There Was No First Human - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xdWLhXi24Mo The Science of Marathon Running - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2WuB8BhUJrc How The Elements Got Their Names - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mtg9p6A6xnY Science Fiction as Science Fact - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ear4Prg9G8w