Schlieren Imaging – Seeing the Invisible

June 16, 2017 / 0 comments

“Schlieren photography is a visual process that is used to photograph the flow of fluids of varying density. Invented by the German physicist August Toepler in 1864 to study supersonic motion, it is widely used in aeronautical engineering to photograph the flow of air around objects. The classical implementation of an optical schlieren system uses…

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EARTHLINGS 101

February 13, 2016 / 0 comments

Earthlings 101 is a beginner’s guide for alien visitors. No matter whether you are a space tourist, an alien scientist or a galactic warlord – if you want to learn more about human nature, this channel is for you. – Concept, artwork and text by me – Music by OcularNebula – Speech synthesis by Ivona

THE PLEASURE OF FINDING THINGS OUT, RICHARD FEYNMAN INTERVIEW (1981)

February 4, 2016 / 0 comments

Fifty minutes of PURE Feynman! This is the original Horizon Nova interview – essential for any Feynman fan… and for everyone else too!”I’m an explorer, OK I like to find out!” Richard Feynman, physicist and adventurer extraordinary…THE PLEASURE OF FINDING THINGS OUT was filmed in 1981 and will delight and inspire anyone who would like…

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THE SECRET LIFE OF CHAOS

February 4, 2016 / 0 comments

THE SECRET LIFE OF CHAOS FULL DOCUMENTARY Chaos theory has a bad name, conjuring up images of unpredictable weather, economic crashes and science gone wrong. But there is a fascinating and hidden side to Chaos, one that scientists are only now beginning to understand. It turns out that chaos theory answers a question that mankind has…

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ORDER AND DISORDER

February 4, 2016 / 0 comments

ORDER AND DISORDER: ENERGY Professor Jim Al-Khalili discovers the intriguing story of how we discovered the rules that drive the universe. Energy is vital to us all, but what exactly is energy? In attempting to answer this question Jim investigates a strange set of laws that link together everything from engines to humans to stars….

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BELOUSOV-ZHABOTINSKY REACTIONS

February 4, 2016 / 0 comments

The main indication of the presence of life is a profound departure from equilibrium. I However, textbooks of Biochemistry and General Biology invariably obscure this fact by using equilibrium or steady-state approaches when attempting to explain the thermodynamics of biological processes. 2’3 Non-equilibrium thermodynamics is generally absent from under-graduate Biology courses. (If present at all it is usually…

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