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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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But Not Simpler

Why The Joker’s Magic Trick Wasn’t So Serious

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It’s not exactly a magic trick when everyone knows how it’s done, but we were still amazed by the viciousness of the Joker’s—even if it wasn’t as deadly as it looked. The second time we meet The Joker in The Dark Knight, he shows us a magic trick that everyone knows how to do, but [...]

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But Not Simpler

What’s in a Nerd: A Treatise

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In honor of YouTube’s Geek Week, and my geekiest posts and videos, I present to you a personal treatise on what I think it means to be a geek (or a nerd, we’ll get to that). I have a save file in Final Fantasy XII that is 125 hours long. I have gotten into legitimate [...]

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But Not Simpler

Celebrate Geek Week With the Geekiest Things I’ve Ever Written

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In honor of YouTube’s Geek Week, and my list of 10 mind-blowing YoutTube videos here, I present to you the top ten nerdiest things I have endeavored to bring you so far at Overthinking It. Enjoy. 10. The Fungus that Reduced Humanity to The Last of Us Screenshot from The Last of Us Everyone loves [...]

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Kick Off Geek Week With Ten Videos that Blow My Mind

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In honor of YouTube’s Geek Week, I present to you the top ten nerdy videos that have blown my mind in the last few months. Enjoy. Derek Muller at Veritasium first blew my mind with large scale-levitation: And then he showed me I have no idea what temperature things are: Science communicator extraordinaire Vsauce has [...]

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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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Observations

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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Observations

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 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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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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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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PsiVid

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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PsiVid

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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YouTube SpaceLab top 60 Global Finalists Chosen!

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Take a look at what some clever American teens have come up with as an idea for an experiment on the International Space Station!     The 60 global  finalists for the YouTube.com/SpaceLab competition were announced Tuesday, January 17th.  Recall from my post in November, that YouTube challenged 14-18 year-old students to design a science [...]

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YouTube SpaceLab Video Contest for Teens

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Have you ever thought that you had a great idea for an experiment to be done in space? Maybe you’ve hoped your idea could have an audience with Stephen Hawking and astronauts and other luminaries! If you haven’t, you might start considering this today! If you are aged 14-18, the time is now to submit [...]

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Monday Music Video: An Epic Battle between Einstein and Hawking

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There is a fascination with famous scientists (for example, see today’s Google doodle about Marie Curie), and they come no more iconic than Albert Einstein. His recognizability makes him a logical choice to add to a science video in order to create one that might go viral. (You might remember my post about cute animals being [...]

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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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The Countdown

5 Amazing Exoplanets – The Countdown, Episode 33

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  More to explore: Exoplanet colour confirmed for first time: it’s blue, but not pale — and nothing like Earth (Scientific American Blog Network) http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/b… Diamond ‘Super-Earth’ May Not be Quite as Precious (University of Arizona) http://uanews.org/story/diamond-super… Strange Exoplanet’s ‘Backwards’ Orbit Explained by Extra Star, Planet (Space.com) http://www.space.com/19421-backward-a… Astronomers Find Most Ancient Planet Yet (Scientific [...]

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The Countdown

The Countdown, Episode 7 – Planet Centauri, Endeavour‘s L.A. Road Trip, DayGlo Comet, Moon Mystery Modeled, a Not-Quite-Space Jump

Story 5 Astronomers have discovered an Earth-mass planet circling Alpha Centauri B, a star only four light-years from our own solar system. Links: The Exoplanet Next-Door: Astronomers Discover World in Nearest Star System Story 4 The retired Space Shuttle Endeavour cruised the streets of Los Angeles on the way to its new home at the [...]

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The Countdown

The Countdown, Episode 3: Quantum Teleportation, Mars Rover Mix Tape, MASER Beams, Funding Ax for Telescopes, Radiation Space Probes

Story 5 Chinese, European and Canadian scientists recently set distance records for quantum teleportation. Links: Quantum Teleportation Achieved Over Record Distances Physicists Spooked by Faster-Than-Light Information Transfer Quantum Entanglement – The Movie Story 4 The Mars Curiosity Rover receives a morning wake-up call from NASA engineers. Links: NASA Reveals Mars Rover’s Morning Mix Story 3 [...]

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The Countdown

The Countdown, Episode 1: Earliest Spiral Galaxy, Earth as Art, the Pioneer Anomaly, a Rocket-Loving Gopher, 7 Minutes of Terror

Welcome to The Countdown, the Scientific American show that counts down the five coolest things happening now in space news. Episode 1: July 26, 2012 Story 5 Galaxies from the early universe usually look kind of lumpy or blobby, but scientists have spotted one with a spiral structure, making it look a lot like our [...]

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