June 1, 2014
If you’ve ever wondered about the technology behind smart solar panels for roadways, the fast-talking narrator in this video has you covered. Designed by married couple Scott and Julie Brusaw, their dream could be the first step in a brighter tomorrow. UPDATE: And here we have some explanations why it’s bullshit:
April 29, 2013
There is more than one way to reach a correct answer in mathematics. Vedic math, an ancient Indian method, sidesteps traditional computations in a manner that provides a shortcut, while being fun to use and to learn. At TEDYouth 2012, to ooh’s and aah’s from the amazed crowd, Gaurav Tekriwal demonstrates the magic of Vedic […]
March 27, 2013
In his latest book The Age of Insight: The Quest to Understand the Unconscious in Art, Mind and Brain from Vienna 1900 to the Present, Nobel Prize winner Eric Kandel talks about the intersection between theories of creativity and brain science. He responds to viewer-submitted questions in this livestream interview, originally recorded on March 22, […]
February 23, 2013
This video shows two quadrocopters capable of not only balancing an inverted pendulum, but also of launching it off the vehicle and catching it again.
January 29, 2013
Richard Phillips Feynman was an American theoretical physicist known for his work in the path integral formulation of quantum mechanics, the theory of quantum electrodynamics, and the physics of the superfluidity of supercooled liquid helium, as well as in particle physics (he proposed the parton model). For his contributions to the development of quantum electrodynamics, […]
January 28, 2013
Imagine you are one of the world’s greatest violin players, and you decide to conduct an experiment: play inside a subway station and see if anyone stops to appreciate when you are stripped of a concert hall and name recognition. Joshua Bell did this, and Conor Neill channels Aristotle to understand why the context mattered.
January 22, 2013
Check out this new animation describing the Universal Principles of Persuasion based on the research of Dr. Robert Cialdini, Professor Emeritus of Psychology and Marketing, Arizona State University. Dr. Robert Cialdini & Steve Martin are co-authors (together with Dr. Noah Goldstein) of the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Business Week International Bestseller Yes! […]
December 29, 2012
Ric Kaner set out to find a new way to make graphene, the thinnest and strongest material on earth. What he found was a new way to power the world.
December 3, 2012
Another good and interesting video from SciShow. This time is about the end of the world as we know it and what most likely will happen to our planet in the future.
November 19, 2012
Michio Kaku talking about nanotechnology. Transcript Michio Kaku: Throughout human history people have tried to create utopia, the perfect society. In fact, America, the American dream, in some sense was based on utopianism. Why do we have the Shaker movement? Why did we have the Quakers? Why did we have so many different kinds of […]
November 15, 2012
In the farmlands of Missouri, an unlikely Polish physicist is developing affordable, easy to build industrial machines and sharing his designs on the Internet for free.
November 9, 2012
Fantastic video featuring Richard Feynman and Joan Feynman. Richard Phillips Feynman (May 11, 1918 – February 15, 1988) was an American theoretical physicist. Joan Feynman (born March 31, 1928) is an astrophysicist, and the younger sister of Richard Feynman.
November 5, 2012
Gravity, the stars in day, thoughts, the human genome, time, atoms. So much of what really matters in the world is impossible to see. A stunning animation of John Lloyd’s classic TEDTalk from 2009, which will make you question what you actually know.
November 3, 2012
Every day, we meet people and process our interactions, making inferences and developing beliefs about the world around us. In this lesson, Trevor Maber introduces us to the idea of a ‘ladder of inference’ and a process for rethinking the way we interact.
October 30, 2012
Are you new to the world of BitTorrent? Have you been using BitTorrent for awhile, but you’re curious about how it all works? This video, produced by the team behind the popular BitTorrent and µTorrent software, includes an overview of the BitTorrent ecosystem and gives you great tips on how to leverage the products for […]
October 25, 2012
The land in West Oakland where Eric Maundu is trying to farm is covered with freeways, roads, light rail and parking lots so there’s not much arable land and the soil is contaminated. So Maundu doesn’t use soil. Instead he’s growing plants using fish and circulating water. It’s called aquaponics – a gardening system that […]
October 22, 2012
Dr. Michio Kaku answers the question of whether it is possible to resurrect the dinosaurs by “turning on” their ancient genes? Moreover, now that we have also sequenced the genes of the Neanderthal man, at some point in the future it may be possible to bring him back. And then of course, if a young […]
October 15, 2012
Mom always said not to play with your food, but we figure Steve wasn’t listening anyway. That’s probably how he came up with this cool demonstration that shows the secrets of air pressure. It is sure to give your friends quite a shock.
October 12, 2012
The LED was invented 50 years ago and Nick Holonyak (inventor) is still around and he’s talking about it. You can check out the interview below:
October 7, 2012
Nikola Tesla spoke eight languages and, at the time of his death, held over 700 patents and was being investigated by the US government for claiming to have invented a 60 million volt death ray. Tesla was an undisputed genius. You can find more videos like this on the SciShow YouTube channel.
October 4, 2012
See what an astronaut sees at night. Time-lapse footage taken from the International Space Station
October 2, 2012
Another awesome video by AsapSCIENCE. This time the video it’s about procrastination and how you can manage it. If you are reading this, most likely you have the same problem. You are bored and can’t concentrate on doing something useful or creative. This video will provide some tips on how to stop procrastination:
September 18, 2012
Beautiful video that explains a lot of cool and awesome facts.
September 14, 2012
For the first time in history more people live in cities than in rural areas and the trend is accelerating worldwide. In this TEDPrize City 2.0 talk Kent Larson, director of the MIT Media Lab Changing Places group, tackles the problems of increased congestion and pollution with new models for urban dwellings, shared-use vehicles, and […]
September 12, 2012
A cool way to spend your time waiting for the light to turn green.
September 6, 2012
A new kind of touch screen technology:
August 26, 2012
Michio Kaku talking about kids and the education they get into the current education system. I have to agree with him. The system really needs some major changes.
August 20, 2012
I love the design and the functionality of this table.
August 13, 2012
Amazing! This guy made a bicycle out of cardboard.
August 9, 2012
The coolest idea for a cutting board for your kitchen. When I was thinking about the layout of my kitchen, I wanted to try and incorporate as many features as I could that would make the most out of my space. (I like everything to be tucked away). Magazines and kitchen design books were a […]
August 2, 2012
I love this car! DoubleBack VW Campervan is very nicely done. Seems to me that it is the car to own when you go camping. It’s extensible, it has two beds and it can easily accommodate four people. Check the images and videos below: Video: Practical Motorhome video review:
August 1, 2012
Did you know that this year a lot of the photos from the Olympics will be made by robot controlled by people on the ground? Take a look at this video:
July 31, 2012
How encryption works. Explained for anyone to understand.
July 24, 2012
If you didn’t know, the Batpod is actually functional and not just a computer animation thing. Check out this video:
July 17, 2012
The German designer Christian Susana created an intelligent mobile home. It has a flexible living space with individually applicable multi-functional modules. Equipped with auto technology and modern amenities this RV can be a small car when you don’t need the RV and a whole RV when you actually need one. Source
July 5, 2012
“De Markies” (The Awning) was an entry in the “Temporary Living” competition 1985 and was conceived as a mobile home. On the road, it measures 2.00 m by 4.50 m, and once it has arrived at its destination its floorspace can be increased threefold in a matter of seconds. “De Markies” was awarded the Public […]
June 21, 2012
Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson delivers an impassioned plea to the U.S. Congress to hoist America from its economic lethargy by boldly reinvesting in a robust space program.
June 9, 2012
Neil deGrasse Tyson talking about the world as a whole.
June 2, 2012
Joel Bukiewicz loves grinding steel. He’s the man behind Cut Brooklyn, making high-end knives to order for chefs and home cooks. Bukiewicz found that honing metal was more satisfying than honing his novel, but as with many writers and their characters, Bukiewicz remembers details about every knife he’s made. The video takes you through the […]
May 20, 2012
A very impressive time-lapse of the map of Europe from 1000 AD to the present day
May 16, 2012
It’s a Kickstarter project, a simple invention kit for beginners, experts, and everything inbetween. You can check it out at makeymakey.com
May 15, 2012
A domino can knock over another domino about 50% larger than itself. A chain of dominos of increasing size makes a kind of mechanical chain reaction that starts with a tiny push and knocks down an impressively large domino.
May 13, 2012
A group conformity experiment that relates to Solomon Asch’s experiment.
April 20, 2012
An amazing light weight full-sized foldable bike that can easily fit into an apartment.
April 12, 2012
In1974 Arthur C. Clarke told the ABC that every household in 2001 will have a computer and be connected all over the world. Courtesy of Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
April 5, 2012
Here’s how the future can look like: Go to g.co/projectglass to find out more.
March 31, 2012
Sometimes it feels all too easy to succumb to cynicism when looking at the cutthroat competition in the tech world, but a new video from Google that demonstrates its self-driving car is more than enough to lead one’s heart back to the optimism inherent in human technology. In the video, Google employees pick up Steve […]