Watch: This well-paced 1949 documentary came from the Hamilton Watch Company. (Thanks to Tim Billingsley for bringing it to our attention.) Contrast it with this more modern, wordless, music-fueled documentary of a pricier watch, the Tourbillon Zephyr. Watch:
Behold the basic physics of the wet dog shake, as explored by Andrew Dickerson, Grant Mills, Jay Bauman, Young-Hui Chang, David Hu of the Georgia Institute of Technology. Their (skimpy, introductory) paper is available on arxiv — it’s really an introduction to this entrancing video (also available in a higher-res version): (Thanks to Joseph Amaslab […]
“Future Reflections” is a 20-minute-long video, a meandering discussion of what the future might have meant, or might some day mean, or might some day have meant, perhaps from the point of view of people in the future or of people in the recent past who are imagining the future. The video documents some thoughts […]
This week’s limerick challenge: Write a limerick (in proper limerick form) explaining what Dmitri Medeleev, the father of the periodic table of the elements, might have though had he seen this European Commission video called “Chemical Party”. (Thanks to Roger Highfield for bringing it to our attention.)
This video called “Cosmic Boxing“, by Ann Tracy (aka Gianroop Kaur) shows a interdisciplinary concept called, yes, cosmic boxing:
William Lipscomb, the 1976 Nobel laureate in chemistry, is a Kentucky colonel. He is famous for wearing string ties. Here he demonstrates how to tie a string tie. We made this video as part of the celebration for Professor Lipscomb’s upcoming 90th birthday.