Biological Molecules: You Are What You Eat

CrashCourse : Biology #3

Hank talks about the molecules that make up every living thing - carbohydrates, lipids, and proteins - and how we find them in our environment and in the food that we eat.


Starry Night - Vincent van Dominogh

I recreated Vincent van Gogh's "Starry Night" from an estimated 7,000 dominos. The second attempt took about 11 hours total to build.

The first attempt failed, when I dropped a screw from the camera rig onto it. I was able to improve the swirling clouds better in the second attempt as a result though. I do not know how long the first attempt took, but I did not have any accidents building like I did in the second attempt!

There were 2 small breaks in the fall of this project. I did not complete the leading grey line and left out a domino which stopped the reaction in the bottom. The star that is left standing was very close to falling, but the first dominos held in place :(

Have you seen my Domona Lisa I made in 2007?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z6mLPURj3_k

Should I remake another well known art piece? Which one?

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Music used in this video is titled "Time Flux" by Revolution Void

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(The original track has been remixed to fit the setup sequence)


North Atlantic

An isolated air traffic controller in the Azores connects with a lone pilot cut helplessly adrift over the North Atlantic.

Inspired by true events.


Bendito Machine IV: Fuel the Machines

An improbable hero embarks on a crude journey by land, sea and air -throughout all the attractions of a planet turned into a massive petrochemical park... and beyond.

Directed by Jossie Malis / Produced by Zumbakamera / Music by Sxip Shirey and Joseph R. Coniff / Sound by Julie Reier and Jossie Malis.


Gregor Mendel: Great Minds

Hank brings us the story of Gregor Mendel, the Austrian monk who, with the help of a garden full of pea plants, discovered the fundamental properties of inheritance and paved the way for modern genetics. He also gives us the dirt on a scientific scandal that has followed Mendel beyond the grave.


Little Citizen: Daddy's Babydoll

Pequeno Cidado: Bonequinha do Papai

A vintage fashioned cartoon, an ode to vintage technology.

Music video by Luciana Eguti and Paulo Muppet at Birdo Studio.


Slow-Mo Falling Slinky

Veritasium demonstrates the beautiful and counterintuitive behavior of a falling slinky. Mike Wheatland of the University of Sydney shows his modeling of the phenomenon.

Slow motion photography courtesy of Questacon http://questacon.edu.au


La Queue de la Souris

La Queue de la Souris (or The Mouse Tail) is the classic story of the food chain, and picking on those smaller than yourself. A little field mouse comes across a big, ferocious lion but instead of becoming dinner, he makes a bargain with him: He'll find him another more appetizing meal instead. I loved the simple color scheme, and angular style. It's the perfect example of "less is more".


The Terms

Some family feuds are easily settled. Others require extreme terms.

Based on the short story by Irish writer Mike McCormack.

Writer/director - Jason LaMotte / Producer - Allon Wechsler / Cinematographer - Lee Pulbrook / Production Designer - Tony Noble / Editor - Paul Trewartha

Original music - David Benjamin Steinberg


How to Build a Human: The Secret of Sex

Broadcast (2005) The twenty-first century will be shaped by a revolution in biology that will enable us to read the genetic code of life as easily as we would read a book. We have gained the power to control the destiny of our species and the ability to manipulate and build humans at will. This fascinating new series will take us on an incredible journey into the future of being, and give a glimpse of things to come in the new age.

The secret of sex

Before science put it under microscope, sex was a simple, uncomplicated thing. You could not build humans without it. All you needed was a man, a woman, a liberal sprinkling of lust and Mother Nature did the rest. But is that now a terribly old-fasioned way of making new human? In the future we'll able to build humans in tanks, make copies of ourselves in labs and even have the power to change the course of our genetic destiny by turning women into men. If kissing is nothing more than a way of sniffing out compatible genes, what is the point of sex, and will it ever be the same again?