BBC Horizon: Battle of the Brains

Can you think of 100 different uses for a sock? How would you cope with glasses that turn everything upside down? What's your emotional intelligence? Can you create a work of art in ten minutes?

Horizon takes seven people who are some of the highest flyers in their field - a musical prodigy, a quantum physicist, an artist, a dramatist, an RAF fighter pilot, a chess grandmaster and a Wall Street trader. Each is put through a series of tests to discover who is the most intelligent?

The principle way that we measure intelligence, the IQ test, remains popular and convenient. Yet most psychologists agree that it only tells half the story... at most. Where they disagree is how to measure intelligence, for the simple reason that the experts still don't know exactly what it is.

Santana - Put Your Lights On [TheWraith]

Today, July 20, 2012 marks the 65th birthday of guitar legend Carlos Santana.

"Put Your Lights On" is a single performed by Santana and Everlast for Santana's album, Supernatural. It barely charted on the US pop chart, reaching #18 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart, but did considerably better on rock radio, peaking at #8 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart.


A dark, gothic bed-time story directed by Ben Tillett and Jake Cuddihy.

Holly Jacobson -
Sam Metcalf
Robin Berry -
Producer: Ben Franklin
DoP: Jonny Franklin
Camera: Ben Kent
Asst.Camera: Peter Ford
Costume: Charlotte Barrett
Makeup: Christabel Franklin
SFX Makeup: Millennium, Karen Spencer, Neill Gorton, Rob Mayor
VFX: Alexander Purcell, Ben Tillett
Art Director: Christopher Goodman
Props: Natalie Barrett
1st AD: Neill Gorton
2nd AD: Ben Franklin
3rd AD: Rory Harper
DIT: Andrew Martin
Location Manager: Freddie Smith
Music: Enrica Sciandrone -
Sound Mix: Phil Lee (Eel Audio)
Grade: Ben Franklin


Brothers is a short film about the modern difficulty of communicating with your family.

Starring Daniel Fox, Ben Sloane, Susan Pasquantonio and Emily Zacharias

Writer & Director Larry Cohen

How a Lead-Acid Battery Works

Bill explains the essential principles of a lead-acid battery. He shows the inside of motorcycle lead-acid battery, removes the lead and lead-oxide plates and shows how they generate a 2 volt potential difference when placed in sulfuric acid. He explains how the build up of lead sulfate between the plates will make the battery unusable if it discharged completely, which leads him to a description of how to make a deep cycle battery used for collecting solar energy.

The Seven Years War

Crash Course World History #26

In which John teaches you about the Seven Years War, which may have lasted nine years. Or as many as 23. It was a very confusing was. The Seven Years War was a global war, fought on five continents, which is kind of a lot. John focuses on the war as it happened in the Americas, Asia, and Africa. the "great" European powers were the primary combatants, but they fought just about everywhere. Of course, this being a history course, the outcomes of this war still resonate in our lives today. The Seven Years war determined the direction of the British Empire, and led pretty directly to the subject of Episode 28, the American Revolution.

Hold Me

Mandi's little sister, Olivia, giggles along with the song.

When You Don't Exist

When you don't exist is Amnesty International's campaign for the human rights of migrants, refugees and asylum-seekers in Europe and at its borders.

People move to Europe for different reasons. Some flee persecution or war. Others leave because of chronic poverty. They hope to find a safer, better future in Europe. But too often they find a different reality.

Europe is failing migrants, refugees and asylum-seekers. Negative attitudes to asylum-seekers and migrants are widespread. European countries are stepping up measures to control migration. This can cause serious human rights violations. People on the move have their rights violated, often out of the public eye. They are effectively made invisible.

How Life Begins in the Deep Ocean

Where do squid, jellyfish and other sea creatures begin life? The story of a sea urchin reveals a stunningly beautiful saga of fertilization, development and growth in the ocean depths.

Lesson by Tierney Thys, visualization by Christian Sardet (CNRS/Tara Oceans), No Sardet, and Sharif Mirshak (Plankton Chronicles Project, Parafilms).


Darcy Prendergast and the creative team at OH YEAH WOW have again paired with the beautiful music of ALL INDIA RADIO to bring you their latest music video, 'Rippled'. Painstakingly animated frame by frame, the piece is all shot in camera, by real people, in the real world, using long exposure techniques... We hope you enjoy.

El Nakam

a short animation trailer, for a movie that doesn't exist.

the animation is mostly classic: frame by frame animation