- Short Films
As the current big news in science is the discovery of the neutrinos traveling faster than the speed of light. Here we have physicists from the University of Nottingham offering some explanations and possibilities for the neutrinos to behave that way.
For more information about neutrinos themselves you can take a look at the Hunting for Neutrinos documentary.
This is an interesting short video displaying physics at work using time-lapse.
In the author’s own words, Kim Pimmel:”I combined everyday soap bubbles with exotic ferrofluid liquid to create an eerie tale, using macro lenses and time lapse techniques. Black ferrofluid and dye race through bubble structures, drawn through by the invisible forces of capillary action and magnetism. “
This is an interesting short lecture about some basic physical concepts, namely: air pressure and altitude. It’s easily understandable with good explanations of the correlation between the two. Nothing eye opening but still worth the watch.
This is a short TIME interview with Ray Kurzweil released on November 29th 2010. Questions are typical for those familiar with his work..singularity, exponential advancement in technology and longevity. Ray is positive and optimistic as always.
The controversial website WikiLeaks collects and posts highly classified documents and video. Founder Julian Assange, who’s reportedly being sought for questioning by US authorities, talks to TED’s Chris Anderson about how the site operates, what it has accomplished — and what drives him. The interview includes graphic footage of a recent US airstrike in Baghdad.
Amazing CGI visualization of molecular biology’s central dogma. It shows animations of DNA coiling, replication, transcription and translation.
It was created by Drew Berry of the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research.
Stanford physicist Ingmar Riedel-Kruse has begun developing “biotic games” involving paramecia and other living organisms. He hopes the games lead to advances in education and crowd-sourcing of laboratory research while helping to raise the level of public discourse on bio-related issues.
Productive Nanosystems: From Molecules to Superproducts is a short animation displaying a concept of a nanotech assembler, showing the complete production system from the molecular level all the way to a finished product. Definitely an interesting watch for anyone even remotely interested in nanotech.
This is a part of CNN’s documentary series; Just Imagine, in which Ken Yeang and Ross Lovegrove show how nature can inspire our living spaces and cities by fusing efficiency and beauty in things like skyscrapers and street lights. Very inspirational video, giving a glimpse of a brighter and greener future.