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Ted Talks: Raffaello D'Andrea: The Astounding Athletic Power of Quadcopters

In a robot lab at TEDGlobal, Raffaello D'Andrea demos his flying quadcopters: robots that think like athletes, solving physical problems with algorithms that help them learn. In a series of nifty demos, D'Andrea show drones that play catch, balance and make decisions together -- and watch out for an I-want-this-now demo of Kinect-controlled quads.


Prancercise: A Fitness Workout

Prancercise: "A springy,rhythmic way of moving forward, similar to a horse's gait and is ideally induced by elation." copyright 1989, taken from my book Prancercise:The Art of Physical and Spiritual Excellence, now available to the public for the first time!

.... and she has a huge cameltoe.


Masquerade: Karate Master, Japan

"Masquerade" is one of the most popular TV shows produced by NTV Japan. People from all walks of life participate in the contest to present their unique performances. In addition to preparing their own costumes and props, contestants exert themselves physically and creatively to bring forth their best possible performance. We hope you enjoy their brilliant works.


Google Glass Review | Engadget

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Stand in a line of people in just about any major metropolitan area in the world and you'll see the same thing: slouched shoulders and down-turned faces staring glumly at smartphone screens. Some people never look away, completely immersed in whatever is happening in the palm of their hands, while others get stuck in a loop of pulling phones from pockets or purses and popping on the screens for just a moment before putting them away again for just a minute or two.

Smartphones are amazing things, but for those who have become addicted to messaging instant gratification, they are a bit unwieldy. This annoyance gets even worse as these devices grow larger and larger. Well, certainly one approach would be to relax a little and stop feeling so compelled to check for Facebook notifications every 30 seconds. Those fully immersed in the information age, however, will be more inclined to fix the physical inconveniences presented by the problem. A heads-up display seems like a natural fit, and thus we have Google Glass. It's a headset with a projected display, a camera and a data connection that could revolutionize the mobile device industry. It could also cause a public uproar over privacy concerns. Is the potential worth the risk?

Engadget provides the web's best consumer electronics & gadgets coverage. Launched in 2004 by former Gizmodo editor and co-founder Peter Rojas, Engadget now covers the latest mobile devices, computers, TVs, laptops, personal electronics, hardware, tablets and cameras. Engadget's video property is a part of the AOL On Network.


Dr Michio Kaku's FutureCar

Watch footage of the new Discovery Science show FutureCar and hear noted physicist Dr Michio Kaku explain his vision of the automobile and the industry in the year 2030. The futurist elaborates on the innovations that carmakers will introduce and on how our cities will look down the track.


The Great Buster Keaton

A tribute to the greatest physical comdedian in cinema history.

Features clips from Buster Keaton's Films:

Steamboat Bill Jr. - 0:20, 1:38, 1:51
The Playhouse* - 0:50 (including the Buster Keaton Orchestra clips)
The Blacksmith *- 1:01
The Camera Man - 0:46
One Week *- 0:52, 1:28, 1:59
Sherlock Jr. - 0:57
The Neighbours* - 1:04, 1:08
The Paleface *- 1:06
Seven Chances - 1:16
Coney Island *- 1:32, 1:35
Day Dreams* - 1:41
The Butcher Boy* - 1:43
The Saphead - 1:46
The Balloonitic* - 2:04

*short films
The music and opening sequnce is from the BBC documentary Buster Keaton: A Hard Act To Follow


Isaac Asimov Interview with Bill Boggs

e prolific Asimov also wrote mysteries and fantasy, as well as much non-fiction. Most of his popular science books explain scientific concepts in a historical way, going as far back as possible to a time when the science in question was at its simplest stage. He often provides nationalities, birth dates, and death dates for the scientists he mentions, as well as etymologies and pronunciation guides for technical terms. Examples include Guide to Science, the three volume set Understanding Physics, Asimov's Chronology of Science and Discovery, as well as works on astronomy, mathematics, the Bible, William Shakespeare's writing and chemistry.

Asimov was a long-time member and Vice President of Mensa International, albeit reluctantly; he described some members of that organization as "brain-proud and aggressive about their IQs."[8] He took more joy in being president of the American Humanist Association.[9] The asteroid 5020 Asimov, a crater on the planet Mars,[10] a Brooklyn, New York elementary school, and one Isaac Asimov literary award are named in his honor. -


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


Piggy Bank Smash

Fun physics game where you beat up a piggy bank for cash and buy upgrades.


OREO Separator Machine #1

It's a basic human desire to separate an OREO cookie. Humans love either cookie or creme. And sometimes a man just needs to invent a machine to do the hard work of separating the two. Today, that man is physicist and cookie-part preferrer David Neevel. Watch him operate the machine he created that separates OREO cookies.

Thanks, creator: Physicist David Neevel