- Short Films
This is NASA/ESA Hubblecast 57: Top 10 Images – Hubble’s Hidden Treasures Unveiled.
Producing the stunning pictures that Hubble is famous for isn’t straightforward. Unlike your typical digital camera, which automatically sets things like contrast, exposures, colour balance and so on, Hubble is not optimised to produce aesthetically pleasing pictures. It’s optimised for science. Turning these scientific images into amazing images of the cosmos is not easy, as all of these variables have to be tweaked by hand. That’s called image processing — and it is a mixture of science and aesthetics.
This is a great talk with Stephen Colbert and Neil DeGrasse Tyson at the Kimberley Academy in Montclair, New Jersey.
Stephen Colbert is a smart science fan and often features great science book authors and scientists on his show, The Colbert Report. I also appreciate his funny takes on scientific topics such as tissue engineered meat, the LHC and more!
Astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson has appeared on The Colbert Report six times. What a boon for the world of science that Colbert is willing to feature science and science personalities who will make science seem enjoyable for the general public.
David MacKay gives a lecture about renewable sources of energy and what their problems are. David MacKay tours the basic mathematics that show worrying limitations on our sustainable energy options and explains why we should pursue them anyway.
The Fabric of the Cosmos, a four-hour documentary series based on the book by renowned physicist and author Brian Greene, the author of The Elegant Universe.
In each of the four episodes, Brian Greene explores a different subject of physics research: Space, Time, Quantum physics and the Multiverse theory.
The great American theoretical physicist Richard Feynman sits in an armchair and talks about some of the wonders of the world. Originally a BBC TV series called ‘Fun to Imagine’, broadcast in 1983.
The 4th part, Magnets and the question ‘Why?’, is especially enlightening, as it’s the question that lies in the very core of scientific inquiry.
TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design) talks are usually under 20 minutes, and each of them presents some unique ideas from very diverse fields: physics, economy, biology, technology…
They are extremely entertaining and addictive, so here’s a compilation of some of the best 40 TED talks.
For one night only, Professor Brian Cox goes unplugged in a specially recorded programme from the lecture theatre of the Royal Institution of Great Britain.
Brian takes an audience of famous faces, scientists and members of the public on a journey through some of the most challenging concepts in physics.
During the lecture, Brian recruits Jim Al-Khalili, Jonathan Ross, Simon Pegg, Sarah Millican and James May to help him in demonstrating some of the most interesting concepts in physics.
BBC Horizon’s documentary on the nature of reality, titled What Is Reality, delivers lots of fascinating concepts such as the Holographic principle, the search for Higg’s Boson and the nature of black holes to name a few. While a bit too dramatic at times, this show is full of information and does a good job of explaining current scientific trends to its viewers.
A lecture by Christopher White , Ph.D. explaining the nature of the recent Faster than Light neutrino experiment.
This lecture gives us a brief history of neutrino physics, explains some theories like the tachyon particles, and puts the whole story about FTL neutrinos into right context, while criticizing the bombastic media headlines that proclaimed Einstein wrong.
This lecture was given on October 05, 2011 at the College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn (suburb of Chicago) , Illinois.