Sand Flea Jumping Robot

Sand Flea is an 11-lb robot with one trick up its sleeve: Normally it drives like an RC car, but when it needs to it can jump 30 feet into the air. An onboard stabilization system keeps it oriented during flight to improve the view from the video uplink and to control landings. Current development of Sand Flea is funded by the The US Army's Rapid Equipping Force. For more information visit


Young James struggles as the outsider kid at his school. His teacher, Mr. Sutherland, is the only person he feels he can connect with. When James finally puts a voice to his feelings, Mr. Sutherland's response isn't what James had hoped for.

Horizon: How Long is a Piece of String?

Alan Davies leaves behind his role in the TV quiz show QI to explore the world of quantum mechanics for the BBC science programme Horizon.

The stand-up comic admits to deliberately failing at physics so he wouldn't have to take the O-level. But after making a TV documentary, he says he now understands aspects of quantum mechanics.

"There is no point in my making the programme if I don't," he says. "They have to explain it again and again until I do understand."

"They" are the physicists he meets in the programme - "I was always getting into trouble for calling them physicians instead of physicists," says Alan. "They showed me the aspects of quantum mechanics that are explicable."

The Bizzare Pearlfish

Emmy award winning cameraman Richard Fitzpatrick explains the 'making of' the BBC/Digital Dimensions Great Barrier Reef Series

The Waggle Dance of the Honeybee

How can honeybees communicate information about food sources?

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The Motherfucking Pterodactyl

An animated sing along video created by The Oatmeal and Sarah Donner.

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Eye of the Riley

Customized backpack fitted with a GoPro for my Corgi, Riley. First test run, attempted up in Los Angeles Runyon Canyon.

2 Year Old Dancing the Jive

The boys name is William Stokkebroe. After seeing his parents Kristina and Peter Stokkebroe and the dancers of studie43 practising he is showing what he has learned at the Galla opening 2. Marts 2012

The Bionic Vet:  Oscar the Cat (followup)

The Bionic Vet is a series about a ground-breaking vet using the latest in Bionic Technology to give animals that would have otherwise been put down a fighting chance.

This is Oscar, the beautiful cat who had his two rear legs cut off by a combine harvester whilst sleeping in a field. After some never before tried surgery Oscar had some new legs and some elated owners. This is Oscars first attempt at walking on his brand new feet.

George Harrison: The Last Appearence

The last (?) televised interview with George Harrison. Interesting and engaging discussion of his philosophy of life. George plays 3 songs (on pt. 4).