The Renaissance: Was it a Thing?

Crash Course World History #22

In which John Green teaches you about the European Renaissance. European learning changed the world in the 15th and 16th century, but was it a cultural revolution, or an evolution? We'd argue that any cultural shift that occurs over a couple of hundred years isn't too overwhelming to the people who live through it. In retrospect though, the cultural bloom in Europe during this time was pretty impressive. In addition to investigating what caused the Renaissance and who benefitted from the changes that occurred, John will tell you just how the Ninja Turtles got mixed up in all this.

Challenges of Getting to Mars

Team members at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory share the challenges of the Curiosity Mars rover's final minutes to landing on the surface of Mars.

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?

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

(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

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".