BBC: Inside the Perfect Predator

Soaring above the people of London is the fastest animal on the planet, the peregrine falcon, on a mission to kill for her chicks.

Off the coast of South Africa the world's largest predatory fish, the great white shark, has just completed a 7000 mile journey and is hungry for seal blubber. On the plains of Africa, the fastest land animal, the cheetah, struggles to provide for her cubs as her enemies move in. And having survived a drought by entering into a state of suspended animation, the prehistoric Nile crocodile is poised to ambush his dinner.

With ground-breaking computer graphics and incredible close-up photography, this documentary reveals the inner alchemy that gives these four extraordinary hunters the edge - from the moment they detect their prey through to the vital kill. But who is the Perfect Predator?

Narrator: John Simm.

Director: Mark Brownlow.

Producer: Mark Brownlow.

Executive Producer: Sara Ford


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 www.BostonDynamics.com.


James

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?

Full version of video available here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bFDGPgXtK-U


The Motherfucking Pterodactyl

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

More Oatmeal: http://theoatmeal.com/pterodactyl_video

More of Sarah's music: http://www.sarahdonner.com


Eye of the Riley

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