Hi all, I'm starting this thread so we can have a place to share some of the great free science videos that are out there. I'm starting off with this wonderful little video made by IBM researchers called IBM - YouTube: A Boy And His Atom The video is cute, but the amazing part is how it was made, so read the full story at BBC News - Atoms star in world's smallest movie from IBM to get the scoop on that. Enjoy!
Here's another great video in which Science News Writer Adrian Cho discusses the 2012 breakthrough of the year. It provides a great and understandable introduction to the Higgs Boson particle and what it means for the future of physics.
Today's great video find is a demonstration of the first controlled flight of an insect-sized robot which demonstrates the research led by researchers at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) and the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard. Half the size of a paperclip, weighing less than a tenth of a gram, the robot was inspired by the biology of a fly, with submillimeter-scale anatomy and two wafer-thin wings that flap almost invisibly, 120 times per second. To read more about this work, visit: http://hvrd.me/150Pq0y.
I've just finished reading an article on Scientific American that features the first three-dimensional imaging of living chrysalises using CT scans. The images show how butterflies develop. It's the first time that imaging has been done on a live specimen, which is really exciting. Now when you study butterflies you can show kids what really happens!
I couldn't get the link to the video to work on the Scientific American page, but here is another link to a Wired story on the same topic.
I'm really in awe of this. It is not only fascinating, but absolutely gorgeous as well!
Here's another IBM video to a 1977 flick called "The Powers of Ten." It's one of my favorites for helping students understand perspective and magnitude: Powers of Ten™ (1977) - YouTube
Nat Geo Education has some awesome science videos! This one, for example, is all about what it was like for Photographer Paul Nicklen to be Face-to-Face with with a leopard seal!
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