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Introducing Our New Video Series: The Countdown

YouTube has fast become a place where people get their news, and in that vein, we’re delighted to join the YouTube Space Lab channel with our new online series, The Countdown. Every other Thursday, host and self-proclaimed web nerd Dave Mosher presents the five coolest things happening in space, astronomy and physics. Our first episode [...]

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Observations

Astronaut Chris Hadfield Covers David Bowie’s “Space Oddity” in Space [Video]

Chris Hadfield is an astronaut for the 21st century. The Canadian former fighter pilot and current commander of the International Space Station has shown a supreme mastery of social media. He has hosted an “Ask Me Anything” session on Reddit from space and has filmed several hugely popular YouTube videos demonstrating what it looks like [...]

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YouTube Space Lab Winners’ Experiments to Fly on ISS

YouTube Space Lab Winners, Amr Mohamed, Sunita Williams, Dorothy Chen, Sara Ma

Two future experiments set to take flight aboard the International Space Station have some unusual creators: teenagers who won the first YouTube Space Lab video competition today, sponsored by YouTube, Lenovo and Space Adventures. Students around the globe entered two-minute videos describing their idea for tests to conduct in low-Earth orbit. Judges, including NASA, ESA [...]

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Student Experiments for the International Space Station

Students ages 14-18: Have a big idea for an experiment that can be done in space? Bring it! That is, describe it in a video and post it to YouTube Space Lab by December 14. Your idea might be one of two that will actually be built and flown aboard the International Space Station. You’ll [...]

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The Future of the Internet: Video Via Lots of Mobile Gadgets

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Internet video will comprise more than half of all Internet traffic, wireless devices will become the predominant way to surf the Web, and there will be more networked devices than people on this planet within the next few years. So says a Cisco Systems annual Visual Networking Index (VNI) report issued Wednesday to highlight the [...]

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PsiVid

The Engineer Guy’s Stories of Technological Failures

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My colleague at the University of Illinois, chemical engineer Bill Hammack, also known as The Engineer Guy, has been busy creating a new series of videos and was seemingly off the radar on youtube–but never fear, he is back! His latest series focuses on three famous technological “duds” or “Edsels”. Bill explains more in this [...]

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PsiVid

Monday Music Video: An Epic Rap Battle Between Newton and Nye!

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Today on YouTube we see a showdown between two science greats, with an additional big scicomm name included for good measure! I’ve written about Epic Rap Battles of History previously about the immensely entertaining Einstein vs. Stephen Hawking Rap Battle Epic Rap Battles of History is the creative brainchild of Epic Lloyd and Nice Peter on [...]

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PsiVid

Meet ‘The Physics Girl’, Winner of Alan Alda’s “What is Color?” Video Contest

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Imagine you are a 5th grader while watching this video. Would you love it? If it caught your interest, as it did mine, you are in good company. This is the winning entry for the 2014 Flame Challenge put on by Alan Alda and the Center for Communicating Science. The challenge this year was for someone [...]

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PsiVid

The Secret Life of Bill Nye According to NOVA

I’ve had my head in the middle of a great deal of preparing coursework for my students and somehow managed to miss this series of videos in the NOVA’s Secret Life of Scientists and Engineers–all about Bill Nye! So, in case you missed these, too, here are the videos about Bill Nye all in one [...]

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PsiVid

Not Your Typical Laboratory Equipment Promo Video!

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I just ran across a promotional video for homegenizers, mixers, and emulsifiers for the laboratory from a company called IKA, which sells products around the world. Trust me, you want to see this! It’s unique in the world of science because it employs visual elements that are quite typical in the rest of the advertising [...]

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PsiVid

Where are the Women Science Creators on Youtube?

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Many times I wondered this myself, and while I had the attention of the youtube infamous Hank Green of SciShow, I asked him in correspondence last year: “One last thing, while I have your attention. Have you noticed that there are so few women represented on youtube talking about science? It’s one thing that TV [...]

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Rosalind Franklin vs. Watson & Crick -Clever Kids Rap It Out

Creative science teachers who allow their students to make science history, science stories and science activities their own are, in my opinion, the greatest asset to furthering science knowledge for civilization. While I may be “sciencegoddess” on twitter, I know I can’t take credit for my two oldest children for choosing physical sciences to pursue [...]

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MORE Magnetic Putty Magic

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Everyone has gone crazy for magnetic putty in the past few weeks. I wrote about the virality of a gif of the iron laden putty consuming neodymium magnet recently and the original video from which that was made has been shared far and wide. Joey Shanks from Joey Shanks FX in collaboration with PBS Digital [...]

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Who Are Your Favorite Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Youtubers?

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This is a follow up to my last post about Science Video Brainstorming. Thank you everyone who has kindly donated toward my trip to VidCon 2012! I have enough for a plane ticket! Please continue your generous donations in any amount so I can have a place to stay and food to eat! Recall that [...]

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Science Video Brainstorming, and Some YouTube Science

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Looks like I’m in for a great summer full of science video goodness! At the end of June, both Carin and I will be heading to an unconference (taking a clue from Bora from Science Online) called BrainSTEM at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics in Canada (maybe I’ll get to wave at Stephen Hawking!)  We will be [...]

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PsySociety

Knowledge, Knowledge Everywhere: Do Social Networks Spread or Drown Health & Science News?

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We live in an age of constant data. Between television, the Internet, and  our “real-life” social circles, society has never before had as much access to health and science news as we now enjoy — and it has never been so easy for anyone to access an entire encyclopedia of information about any health or [...]

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Lady Gaga, You Shouldn’t Be Doing It For The Applause.

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When Lady Gaga tells us in her latest hit single that everything she does is “for the applause,” is that a message that we should be celebrating? Or is it something to worry about? And, while we’re talking Gaga, what about her well-known proclamation that people are who they are because they were Born That [...]

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