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1.8 gigapixel ARGUS-IS

1 million terabytes a day saved forever.

The ARGUS array is made up of several cameras and other types of imaging systems. The output of the imaging system is used to create extremely large, 1.8GP high-resolution mosaic images and video.

The U.S. Army, along with

Boeing, has developed and is preparing to deploy a new unmanned aircraft

called the "Hummingbird." It's is a VTOL-UAS (vertical take-off and

landing unmanned aerial system). Three of them are being deployed to

Afghanistan for a full year to survey and spy on Afghanistan from an

altitude of 20,000 feet with the ability to scan 25 square miles of

ground surface.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Surveillance

From Rise of the Drones

Meet a new breed of flying robots, from tiny swarming vehicles to giant unmanned planes. Aired January 23, 2013 on PBS

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/military/rise-of-the-drones.html


The Mind of a Chef: Ramen

In the series premiere, chef David Chang dissects the roots of his passion for ramen dishes and tsukemen on a trip to Japan. Learn the history of this famous noodle as David visits a ramen factory, has a bowl of original tsukemen, and examines how alkalinity makes noodles chewier and less prone to dissolving in broth. Join Anthony Bourdain, Chang and PBS on this journey into the mind of a chef!


 Bullying, Trolling & Free Speech

OFFBOOK/PBS

The internet is a powerful tool for communication, but it can sometimes be a double-edged sword. As most of us have seen or experienced, the internet can bring out the worst behavior in people, highlighting some of the cruelest and most hurtful aspects of humanity. Issues such as bullying online and trolling have garnered a lot of attention recently, prompting questions about who does, and should, regulate the internet, and what free speech means online.

Featuring:

Alice Marwick, Professor at Fordham University

Whitney Phillips, Lecturer at New York University

Andy Sellars, Berkman Center For Internet & Society, Harvard University


Debating the Second Amendment

With the gun control debate raging after the mass school shooting in Newtown, CT, Need to Know (http://www.pbs.org/wnet/need-to-know/) examines the history of the Second Amendment and how it shapes the discussion today. Ray Suarez anchors a panel including: George Mason Law School professor Joyce Lee Malcolm, former New York Times foreign correspondent and editor Craig Whitney, and Fordham University history professor Saul Cornell.


Fred Rogers: Look for the Helpers

When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, "Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.

- Fred Rogers


NOVA: The Bible's Buried Secrets

An archeological detective story traces the origins of the Hebrew Bible.

In this landmark two-hour special, NOVA takes viewers on a scientific journey that began 3,000 years ago and continues today. The film presents the latest archeological scholarship from the Holy Land to explore the beginnings of modern religion and the origins of the Hebrew Bible, also known as the Old Testament. This archeological detective story tackles some of the biggest questions in biblical studies: Where did the ancient Israelites come from? Who wrote the Bible, when, and why? How did the worship of one Godthe foundation of modern Judaism, Christianity, and Islamemerge?

Aired November 18, 2008 on PBS


Hoverboard | PBS Online Film Festival 2013

Watch "Hoverboard," a short fiction film about an imaginative young girl and her teddy bear on a quest to travel in time after watching "Back to the Future Part II."

Presented by Vision Maker Media (http://www.nativetelecom.org/)


What If The Sun Disappeared?

Check out MinuteEarth: http://bit.ly/Xkxwmu
Become a Vsaucer: http://bit.ly/POIaN7
For cool things every day: http://www.twitter.com/tweetsauce
Tools & Links:
Gravitational force calculator: http://www.wsanford.com/~wsanford/calculators/gravity-calculator.html
Solar Scope: http://www.solarsystemscope.com/
Gravity simulator: http://www.nowykurier.com/toys/gravity/gravity.html
Celestia (3D space simulator): http://www.shatters.net/celestia/
Quantum Tunneling (MinutePhysics): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cTodS8hkSDg
Gravitational force between people: http://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/15q9tx/which_has_more_gravitational_pull_on_me_girl/
How the sun might ACTUALLY die [VIDEO]: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=21RkSui1cG8
Sun disappearance links:
http://www.popsci.com/node/24698
http://scienceblogs.com/startswithabang/2010/07/12/q-a-how-long-would-we-have-if/
http://unitedcats.wordpress.com/2008/07/24/what-would-happen-if-the-sun-disappeared/
http://curious.astro.cornell.edu/question.php?number=707
http://www.newscientist.com/blog/lastword/2004/05/put-that-light-out.html
http://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?p=4079676
Light travel-time between planets: http://www.pbs.org/seeinginthedark/astronomy-topics/light-as-a-cosmic-time-machine.html
Ahad (light from galaxy): http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20090709115119/firstarktoalphacentauri/images/7/76/Ahads_constant_refereed_paper.pdf
A Pail of Air STORY: http://www.baenebooks.com/chapters/0743498747/0743498747___6.htm
Hydrothermal vents VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RaUcJ3CdTSE
Extremophiles in general: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Extremophile
Neil Degrasse Tyson book that includes a discussion of Earth's geothermally resiliant life: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Death-Black-Hole-Cosmic-Quandaries/dp/0393330168
MUSIC BY: http://www.YouTube.com/JakeChudnow


PBS Nature - Intro

To celebrate Nature's 25th year, PBS asked Tonal to create a new original theme for the show.


Clearing the Smoke: The Science of Cannabis

MontanaPBS's new documentary, Clearing the Smoke, reveals how cannabis acts on the brain and in the body to treat nausea, pain, epilepsy and potentially even cancer. Extensive interviews with patients, doctors, researchers and skeptics detail the promises and the limitations of medicinal cannabis.

Program: MontanaPBS Presents
Episode: Clearing the Smoke: The Science of Cannabis
http://watch.montanapbs.org/video/1825223761

Duration: (56.50)
Premiere Date: 02/28/2011
Episode Expires: Never
TV Rating: NR


American Experience: Silicon Valley

In 1957, decades before Steve Jobs dreamed up Apple or Mark Zuckerberg created Facebook, a group of eight brilliant young men defected from the Shockley Semiconductor Company in order to start their own transistor business. Their leader was 29-year-old Robert Noyce, a physicist with a brilliant mind and the affability of a born salesman who would co-invent the microchip -- an essential component of nearly all modern electronics today, including computers, motor vehicles, cell phones and household appliances.