DECORATOR CRAB

February 22, 2016 / 0 comments

Decorator crabs are crabs of several different species, belonging to the superfamily Majoidea (not all of which are decorators), that use materials from their environment to hide from, or ward off, predators. They stick mostly sedentary animals and plants to their bodies as camouflage or, if the attached organisms are noxious, to ward off predators…

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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

PARROTS, THE UNIVERSE, AND EVERYTHING

February 11, 2016 / 0 comments

Douglas Adams was the best-selling British author and satirist who created The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. In this talk at UCSB recorded shortly before his death, Adams shares hilarious accounts of some of the apparently absurd lifestyles of the world’s creatures, and gleans from them extraordinary perceptions about the future of humanity. Series: Voices…

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TRANSGENIC SPIDERGOATS

February 5, 2016 / 0 comments

A 6min brief on the work being done in Laramie, WY whereby spider silk is being spun from goat milk.

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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ALL WATCHED OVER MY MACHINES OF LOVING GRACE

February 4, 2016 / 0 comments

All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace is a BBC television documentary series by filmmaker Adam Curtis.[1] In the series, Curtis argues that computers have failed to liberate humanity, and instead have “distorted and simplified our view of the world around us.”[2] The title is taken from a 1967 poem of the same name…

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PATTERNS….. EVERYWHERE

February 4, 2016 / 0 comments