Ring of Fire Solar Eclipse

This is a rare to see eclipse. The moon will cross in front of the sun not totally blocking out the sun.The sun will be like a ring of fire around the moon.


Amnesty International: Behnoud

An animated short commissioned through Guardian Films, as part of Amnesty Internationals work to stop the use of the death penalty worldwide. The screen play is based on an interview with Mohammad Mostafaei, an Iranian lawyer, where he recounts his attempt to prevent the execution of Behnoud Shojaee. amnesty.org.uk/deathpenalty

actor Paul Bettany provides the voice over


Neil deGrasse Tyson: Atheist or Agnostic?

http://bigthink.com/

Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson claims the title "scientist" above all other "ists." And yet, he says he is "constantly claimed by atheists." So where does he stand? "Neil deGrasse, widely claimed by atheists, is actually an agnostic."

Directed / Produced by

Elizabeth Rodd and Jonathan Fowler


First Flying Platform: 1955 Hover Board

Flying Platform. US Navy demonstrates its Flying Platform in 1955, a "flying skateboard" or "hover board" vehicle that uses a direct lift rotor aircraft, using contra-rotating ducted fans controlled by the pilot shifting his body weight around to tilt the platform.

Although it looked like it could have been a massive development [and a great way for us to beat the traffic to work] sadly development ceased because the U.S. Army judged them to be impractical as combat vehicles as they were small, limited in speed and only barely flew out of the ground cushion effect.


Eye Of The Panda

The latest video by JuBaFilms (Julien Bam and Gong Bao) featuring their unique brand of dance-fight choreography (with a pinch of humor).


Attenborough: Ducks Diving for Mussels

In the Arctic circle, ducks take advantage of permanent holes in the sea ice, fighting the fierce ocean currents to dive 10 metres down and reach the rich layer of mussels that populate the sea floor. Beautiful underwater filming from BBC natural history masterpiece, Planet Earth.


Cocaine Unwrapped: The Machine

Snort a line of cocaine and you're fueling the machine...

Anti-drug social campaign created by Leo Burnett London, produced by Stink and directed by Tomek Baginski at Platige Images.

The goal of the campaign is to raise awarness of the impact that cocaine production has on people across the world. Different places, different people and different situations all have the common element... cocaine chain of production.


Millau Sky Bridge

Richard Hammond's: Engineering Connections - (S02E05) Millau Sky Bridge.

Richard Hammond reveals the engineering inspirations behind the tallest road bridge in the world the Millau Viaduct in France.

He fires three quarters of a million volts from his fingertips to see how the power of lightning cut the steel structure quickly and accurately. The huge piers 340 metres high, and which would look down on the Eiffel Tower were positioned to millimetre accuracy with the system that located lost nuclear submarines.

The longest road-deck in the world was launched along the top of the piers and required the slipperiest substance known to man Teflon; not even a gecko can stick to it. Steel cables hold the bridge in shape, borne of a series of mining accidents. And to allow the bridge to expand a metre and a half in the summer sun, the engineers turned to an ancient Celtic boat-building technique which can make concrete as bendy as wood.


TED Talks: Nick Hanauer, Income Inequality

As the war over income inequality wages on, super-rich Seattle entrepreneur Nick Hanauer has been raising the hackles of his fellow 1-percenters, espousing the contrarian argument that rich people don't actually create jobs.

The position is controversial so much so that TED is refusing to post a talk that Hanauer gave on the subject. National Journal reports today that TED officials decided not to put Hanauer's March 1 speech up online after deeming his remarks "too politically controversial" for the site.


12 Year Old on Gov. Borrowing and Banks

12-year old Victoria Grant explains why her homeland, Canada, and most of the world, is in debt. April 27, 2012 at the Public Banking in America Conference, Philadelphia, PA. Support a public bank for YOUR state. Donate and make it happen!


Chalk Warfare

In the modern urban combat zone, the only weapons you have are your wits, your instincts and whatever firearms and explosive devices you can draw with chalk.


60 - Numberphile

The ancient Babylonians used a number system with base 60 (sexagesimal). Tablet image courtesy of Bill Casselman and Yale Babylonian Collection - more at http://www.math.ubc.ca/~cass/Euclid/ybc/ybc.html

This video features Thomas Woolley - he tweets at https://twitter.com/#!/thomasewoolley

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BBC: Destination Titan. [Moon of Saturn].

The Huygens probe entered the atmosphere of Titan at 20,000 miles per hour. The scientific team behind it had just one question: would it survive?

First aired 10 Apr 2012, RT 58:54.

It's a voyage of exploration like no other - to Titan, Saturn's largest moon and thought to resemble our own early Earth. For a small team of British scientists this would be the culmination of a lifetime's endeavour - the flight alone, some 2 billion miles, would take a full seven years. This is the story of the space probe they built, the sacrifices they made and their hopes for the landing. Would their ambitions survive the descent into the unknown on Titan's surface?