Brain scientists Stephen Macknik and Susana Martinez-Conde explain the science behind the mental manipulations of gentleman thief Apollo Robbins.
OVERVIEW from Planetary Collective on Vimeo. On the 40th anniversary of the famous ‘Blue Marble’ photograph taken of Earth from space, Planetary Collective presents a short film documenting astronauts’ life-changing stories of seeing the Earth from the outside – a perspective-altering experience often described as the Overview Effect. The Overview Effect, first described by author [...]
The amount of craftsmanship that goes into the production of a Diamond Jubilee by John Walker Sons is nothing short of amazing. 60-year old scotch, diamonds and purest silver are just some of the things that make up this stunning set, created to commemorate Her Majesty The Queen’s accession to the throne. A limited quantity of only 60 bottles was made available worldwide for private purchase.
Light is so common that we rarely think about what it really is. But just over two hundred years ago, a groundbreaking experiment answered the question that had occupied physicists for centuries. Is light made up of waves or particles?
Jeffrey Wright uses wacky experiments to teach children about the universe, but it is his own personal story that teaches them the true meaning of life. Related article: http://nyti.ms/Y8CE7D Please visit http://nyti.ms/VrUccz in order to embed this video Watch more videos at http://nytimes.com/video Follow on Twitter: http://twitter.com/nytimesvideo
This is happening in side you, right now. This is the highest quality version of this on youtube.The Inner Life of a Cell animation illustrates unseen molecular mechanisms and the ones they trigger, specifically how white blood cells sense and respond to their surroundings and external stimuli. We have over 50 trillion cells in our [...]
On Tuesday, June 26th, 2012, thirty filmmakers spread throughout Yosemite National Park to document the people who visit and work there. Hikers, horses and hang gliders, as well as painters, climbers and cooks helped create this unique portrait of One Day in Yosemite.
*Crossroads: Labor Pains of a New Worldview* is a documentary exploring the depths of the current human condition and the emergence of a worldview that is recreating our world from the inside out. Weaving together insights and findings from biology, psychology, network science, systems science, business, culture and media, the film reveals the inner workings [...]
Acid Test: The Global Challenge of Ocean Acidification is a groundbreaking NRDC documentary, whcih explores the startling phenomenon of ocean acidification, which may soon challenge marine life on a scale not seen for tens of millions of years. The film, featuring Sigourney Weaver, originally aired on Discovery Planet Green. Pollution from carbon dioxide is causing [...]
Peter Russell’s award-winning video, based on a live audio-visual presentation in 1983. He explores the idea that the Earth is an integrated, self-regulating living organism and asks what function humanity might have for this planetary being. It suggests that we stand on the threshold of a major leap in evolution, as significant as the emergence [...]
Nanosciences and nanotechnologies represent a formidable challenge for the research community and industry. World-class infrastructure, new fundamental knowledge, novel equipment for characterisation and manufacturing, multi-disciplinary education and training for innovative and creative engineering, and a responsible attitude to societal demands are required. This documentary film, made available by the European Commission, provides a glimpse of [...]
The magnitude and destruction of a Tsunami is hard to comprehend. This minute-by-minute account reveals the human face of the 2004 tragedy. A torrent of water sweeps through a street, destroying everything in its path. In the background, women are screaming. “I remember yelling ‘we’re all going to die, we’re all going to die’”, recalls [...]