In “The Crash Course”, Chris Martenson presents an in-depth consideration of the Economy, Energy, and the Environment. Not only does he explain the fundamental causes of the current economic crisis, but he also demonstrates how the problems facing the economy are related to concurrent issues regarding our sources of energy and climate change. The information … Read more
Adam Savage walks through two spectacular examples of profound scientific discoveries that came from simple, creative methods anyone could have followed — Eratosthenes’ calculation of the Earth’s circumference around 200 BC and Hippolyte Fizeau’s measurement of the speed of light in 1849. “How Simple Ideas Lead to Scientific Discoveries” was animated by the TED-Ed Animation … Read more
Dr. Philip Zimbardo’s Experiment : Stanford Prison Experemiment, a classic study on the psychological effects of being a prisoner or guard. The experiment reveals how the participants adapted to their roles even in real life.
The legal history of the US dollar explained. By JohnFromChicago
A journey through time. An exploration of the transformation of Earth and civilization – a travel through history. www.bbc.co.uk
Professors Iain Stewart and Professor Kathy Sykes take a timely look at global warming ahead of the Copenhagen summit, exploring the world’s leading climate scientists’ vision of the planet’s future. Scientists predict that if global temperatures continue to rise at their current rate, Earth will be one degree warmer within 10 years, two degrees warmer … Read more
Documentary looking at the wildlife of the most stunning mountain range in the world, home to snow leopards, Himalayan wolves and Tibetan bears. Snow leopards stalk their prey among the highest peaks. Concealed by snowfall, the chase is watched by golden eagles circling above. On the harsh plains of the Tibetan plateau live extraordinary bears … Read more
This looks at network dynamics. The objective is to understand the common themes that different networks have both in the physical and social world. Some of the big hitters like Duncan Watts and Barabasi are featured here. Popular ideas like six degrees of separation is also investigated. To part 1 of this documentary
This looks at network dynamics. The objective is to understand the common themes that different networks have both in the physical and social world. Some of the big hitters like Duncan Watts and Barabasi are featured here. Popular ideas like six degrees of separation is also investigated. To part 2 of this documentary
Penn is breaking ground in a number of areas in robotics. These fascinating and popular videos offer insight into this intriguing world at Penn. www.upenn.edu
Discovering a multi-million year old human fossil may represent a truly one-of-a-kind look into the history of the human species, but even the most well preserved specimen is not much use in a vacuum. Fossils must be compared to each other to give scientists insight into where they fit in the long progression to humans … Read more
Vision is amazing because it seems so mundane. Peoples’ eyes, nerves and brains translate light into electrochemical signals and then into an experience of the world around them. A close look at the physics of just the first part of this process shows that even seemingly simple tasks, like keeping a stable perception of an … Read more
Presented by the Catalina Hyperbaric Chamber USC Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies This video shows one way to perform an initial Rapid Neurological Exam if you suspect someone may be suffering from the bends (decompression sickness), air embolism, or other medical problems following diving. This basic examination does not require any medical training and can … Read more
Engineering professor Edgar Choueiri has developed a way to play true 3-D sound recordings over regular loudspeakers. Read more: http:/www.princeton.edu/main/news/archive/S31/25/49I97 www.princeton.edu
Winner Best short film at the Scinema Science film festival 2010. Where and what is nano? How will it shape our future? Nanoscience is the study of phenomena and manipulation of materials at the nanoscale, where properties differ significantly from those at a larger scale. The strange world of nanoscience – it can take you … Read more
Cambridge University’s Under the Microscope is a collection of videos that capture glimpses of the natural and man-made world in stunning close-up and convey the excitement of cutting-edge science in areas that range from beetle eyes to killer T-cells, from nano-wires to fish skeletons. www.cam.ac.uk
Cambridge Ideas from Cambridge University is an ongoing series of short documentaries that present our cutting edge research together with comment and opinion on matters of global significance. www.cam.ac.uk
Hank from SciShow explains solar storms.
Hank from SciShow describes some scientific advances in the field of mind reading.
Hank from SciShow explains the power of solar energy and describes how it may fit into our diversified energy future.
Hank from SciShow explains the power of epigenetics, which studies the factors that determine how much or whether some genes are expressed in your body.
Hank from SciShow reveals why our love affair with the rare earth elements has a dark side.
Hank from SciShow tells us four incredible things about Jupiter’s sixth moon, Europa.
Hank from SciShow takes us on a journey to center of the Earth to explain both how the solid core formed and why it is so important for life as we know it.
Hank from SciShow tells us about the awesomeness of the periodic table and the genius of the man who invented it.