NASA: Amazing Experiments with Water in Zero Gravity

Experimenting with the physics of water in the weightless environment aboard the International Space Station. Through a partnership between NASA and the American Physical Society you can participate in Pettit's physics challenge and view future experiments here:

The Centrifuge Brain Project

The Centrifuge Brain Project gives an insight on scientific experiments with amusement park rides. It is about our sometimes mislead search for happiness in the crazy world we live in.

GOP Governors Increases Burden on Poor with Regressive Tax Plan

Rachel Maddow points out that despite a new populist message and apparent wariness about being seen as the party of the rich, Republican governors Bobby Jindal and Sam Brownback are cutting income tax and raising sales tax, a combination that benefits the rich and punishes the poor.

StoryCorps: Eyes on the Stars

On January 28, 1986, NASA Challenger mission STS-51-L ended in tragedy when the shuttle exploded 73 seconds after takeoff. On board was physicist Ronald E. McNair, who was the second African American to enter space. But first, he was a kid with big dreams in Lake City, South Carolina.

Six Feet Under: Ending

Best ending to a television series ever.

Final minutes of the final episode of Six Feet Under.

Star Trek: Data's Lessons In Humanity

Scene from Star Trek The Next Generation 'The Bonding'

Data is curious about some peculiar human behaviour following the death of a crewmember, and discusses it with Riker.

Ted Talks: Wingham Rowan: A New Kind of Job Market

Plenty of people need jobs with very flexible hours -- but it's difficult for those people to connect with the employers who need them. Wingham Rowan is working on that. He explains how the same technology that powers modern financial markets can help employers book workers for slivers of time.

The James Webb Space Telescope

This was originally produced as a talk to be given by people at the Institute to discuss and introduce JWST. I was asked to turn this into a video based on a Keynote presentation. This is what I came up with. Special thanks to Stephanie Smith who created the original Keynote slideshow.

NASA: Reaching for New Heights

At NASA, we've been a little busy: landing on Mars, developing new human spacecraft, going to the space station, working with commercial partners, observing the Earth and the Sun, exploring our solar system and understanding our universe. And that's not even everything.

Pump Your Stomach for Greater Health

Aspiration Therapy was developed as a collaboration between three physicians to provide an effective, low-risk method of weight loss for the obese patient.


The AspireAssist stomach pump sucks food out...