Aug 06 2015

Martin Heck: PATAGONIA 8K

Patagonia 8K explores the beautiful and rough landscapes of southern Chile and Argentina. Shot in 8K resolution on a medium format camera it’s aimed to deliver the most realistic experience.  

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Aug 06 2015

Nature Podcast: 06 August 2015

This week, lessons to learn from the Ebola epidemic, the reproductive habits of ancient organisms, and how the nuclear bomb changed the stories we tell about scientists. Each week Nature publishes a free audio show. It’s hosted by Kerri Smith, with reporters Noah Baker, Ewen Callaway, Geoff Marsh and Charlotte Stoddart. Every show features the …

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Aug 05 2015

Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Improving robot dexterity

MIT engineers have devised a way to give more dexterity to simple robotic grippers using the environment as a helping hand. Their model predicts the force with which a robotic gripper must push against surrounding fixtures in order to adjust its grasp.  

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Aug 04 2015

PatentYogi: Supersonic Roller Coaster-cum-Aircraft patented by an Airbus Group Company

Paul Allen is the less known of the two Microsoft founders and he (Vulcan Inc) has been working on a project called Stratolaunch which will be the world ‘s largest aircraft once completed. The idea is to Stratolaunch be used for launching rockets with satellites from Stratolaunch The European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company has …

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Aug 04 2015

Vulcan Inc.: Stratolaunch Systems, A Paul G. Allen Project

Paul Allen is the less known of the two Microsoft founders and he (Vulcan Inc) has been working on a project called Stratolaunch which will be the world ‘s largest aircraft once completed. The idea is to Stratolaunch be used for launching rockets with satellites from Stratolaunch Stratolaunch Systems unveils a new design concept for …

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Aug 03 2015

Nature Video: Graphene Kirigami

Graphene is a one-atom thick ‘supermaterial’ with incredible strength and resilience. Kirigami is the ancient Japanese art of paper cutting. Combined, they could lead to a future of tiny mechanical parts and even mini machines…  

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Aug 03 2015

Nature Video: Neuroscience: Crammed with connections

In a piece of brain tissue smaller than a dust mite, there are thousands of brain cell branches and connections. Researchers from Harvard University in Boston, MA have mapped them all in a new study appearing in Cell. They find some unexpected insights about how the cells talk to each other.  

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Aug 03 2015

StarTalk: Season 6, Episode 29 | Cosmic Queries: Super Powers

  If Superman followed the laws of physics, how could he fly? Neil deGrasse Tyson and Chuck Nice answer this and other questions from our fans about super powers, from the scientifically sound, to the supremely silly. Geek out as we take a realistic look at flight, super sight, super speed, telekinetics, telepathy, invulnerability, energy …

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Aug 03 2015

The Infinite Monkey Cage: Speed

The Monkey Cage returns from its tour of the USA, as Brian Cox and Robin Ince take to the stage of the BBC Radio Theatre to look at the science of speed. They are joined by comedian and former motoring correspondent for the Daily Telegraph, Alexei Sayle, Land Speed Record Holder Andy Green and Professor …

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Aug 02 2015

Joe Rogan Experience #672 – Dr. Rhonda Patrick

Dr. Rhonda Patrick is a Ph.D in biomedical science and expert on nutritional health.  

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Aug 02 2015

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia: First Bilateral Hand Transplant in a Child: Zion’s Story

The world’s first bilateral hand transplant in a child has taken place at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. The surgery took more than 12 hours. The team, led by L. Scott Levin, M.D., and Benjamin Chang, M.D., included 12 surgeons, 8 nurses, 4 anesthesiologists and others. Levin and Chang direct the Hand Transplantation Program at …

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Aug 01 2015

ESA: Earth from Space | Northwest Sardinia

Earth from Space is presented by Kelsea Brennan-Wessels from the ESA Web-TV virtual studios. A false-colour image from the recently launched Sentinel-2A satellite is featured in the one hundred forty-ninth edition.  

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Jul 31 2015

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory: Where to Find the Nearest Rocky Exoplanet

Where is Earth’s nearest rocky planet neighbor? The closest rocky exoplanet confirmed outside our solar system is located just off the “W” pattern of the Cassiopeia constellation. The planet lies 21 light-years away and can’t be seen directly, but its star is visible to the naked eye.  

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Jul 31 2015

Guardian Science Weekly: What is the nature of creativity?

  It’s a question that’s fascinated us for centuries – what is the nature of creativity? Can we find its roots in the human brain? And if so, can we boost our creative powers? To discuss creativity Ian Sample is joined in the studio by Dr Caroline Di Bernardi Luft, from the Department of Psychology …

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Jul 30 2015

Radiolab: Shrink

A donation leads Sarah and Ross Gray to places we rarely get a chance to see. In this surprising journey, they gain a view of science that is redemptive, fussy facts that are tender, and parts of a loved one that add up to something unexpected. Before he was even born, Sarah and Ross knew …

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Jul 30 2015

Nature Podcast: 30 July 2015

This week, the ancient art of kirigami – paper cutting – applied to graphene. Plus, mini organs in dishes, and how mitochondria power our muscles. Each week Nature publishes a free audio show. It’s hosted by Kerri Smith, with reporters Noah Baker, Ewen Callaway, Geoff Marsh and Charlotte Stoddart. Every show features the best from …

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Jul 30 2015

egawauemon: Drone Footage of Amazing Islands in Kagoshima, Japan 4K (Ultra HD)

YouTube user egawauemon is known for beautiful, hi-definition videos of Japan, and this latest video is no exception. About shooting location… Yakushima Island 屋久島 / Yoron Island 与論島 / Tanegashima Island 種子島 / Koshiki Island 甑島 / Amami Island 奄美大島 / Kakeroma Island 加計呂麻島 Kagoshima, Japan.  

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Jul 29 2015

Gizmodo: This technology will bring us Star Wars holograms one day

According to Microsoft researchers, this is the first solution that allows you to capture anything in three dimensions and send it over the internet so anyone can see it from any point of view, just like the holograms in Star Wars. Now we only need a projection system that doesn’t require us to use the …

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Jul 29 2015

ReelNASA: RED 4K Camera Captures Riveting Footage of Unique Fluid Behavior in Space Laboratory

Astronauts on the International Space Station dissolved an effervescent tablet in a floating ball of water, and captured images using a camera capable of recording four times the resolution of normal high-definition cameras. The higher resolution images and higher frame rate videos can reveal more information when used on science investigations, giving researchers a valuable …

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Jul 29 2015

Tom Scott: Containing the Worst Nuclear Disaster in History: Chernobyl’s New Confinement Structure

Deep in rural Ukraine sits what was once the V.I. Lenin Nuclear Power Station. Now, it’s the site of the worst nuclear disaster in human history: and one that still needs to be contained, thirty years later. How do you deal with something that’ll be this toxic for so long into the future?  

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