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Video of the Week

Video of the Week

Video of the Week

  • East River Ice Floes

    By Curtis Brainard | February 25, 2015 |

    Like much of the U.S., New York City is in the grip of a bitter winter cold. According to a post by Scientific American ‘s Larry Greenemeier , more than a century ago, the East River would freeze over every few decades, but ice floes are far less common these days. […]

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  • Erin Gee Blends Emotions, Science, Music and Robotic Pianos

    By Carin Bondar | December 14, 2014 |

    This week’s video comes from a post by Princess Ojiaku over at Science With Moxie. According to the original post : Erin Gee is a Canadian artist and composer who has created a way to directly feed human emotions into music played by robots that she built and programmed herself. […]

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  • The Art and Science of Peppermint

    The Art and Science of Peppermint

    By Carin Bondar | December 11, 2014 |

    I love the latest video from the folks at USC Dornsife, all about the art and science of peppermint. In addition to being a fun, fast paced and visually pleasing film, this work gives us a lot of basic information about peppermint from diverse points of view including psychology, history, art, neurobiology — and more. […]

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  • A Paper Puppet Homage to Microbes

    A Paper Puppet Homage to Microbes

    By Carin Bondar | November 25, 2014 |

    The amazing power duo of Flora Lichtman and Sharon Shattuck (Sweet Fern Productions) has come out with a new animated short on the discovery of microbes. I’ve written about their stunning use of paper art and puppetry before , and their current short film does not disappoint. […]

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  • The Human Cost of Science: Stephen Hawking and The Theory of Everything

    The Human Cost of Science: Stephen Hawking and The Theory of Everything

    By Carin Bondar | November 20, 2014 |

    This week’s video is a preview for the movie ‘The Theory of Everything’, which premiered last week to North American audiences. According to a post on the Observations blog by Clara Moskowitz , Stephen Hawking is one of our greatest living geniuses–his insights into the nature of black holes, space and time have truly revolutionized physics. […]

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  • A Stunning and Groundbreaking Simulation of the Human Heart

    By Carin Bondar | November 13, 2014 |

    At the cutting edge of research in the life sciences, a team of scientists and animators from Japan has created an astonishing new film about the function of the human heart. The team uses supercomputers to analyze and simulate biological functions in multilayer systems. […]

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  • Sparks From Falling Water: Kelvin’s Thuderstorm

    Sparks From Falling Water: Kelvin’s Thuderstorm

    By Carin Bondar | November 6, 2014 |

    This week’s video comes to us from the Physics Week in Review: November 1, 2014 by Jennifer Ouellette over at Cocktail Party Physics . The amazing Derek Muller (aka Veritasium ) explains the physics behind Kelvin’s Thunderstorm in this collaborative video with folks from The Hunger Games . […]

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  • A Soda Tax = Bad News for Big Industry

    A Soda Tax = Bad News for Big Industry

    By Carin Bondar | October 17, 2014 |

    This week’s video comes from Patrick Mustain over at the Food Matters blog. His short animation on the topic of applying taxes to sugary beverages gets directly to the point…and the point is bad news for the giants in the soda industry. […]

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  • Wildscreen Film Festival: Here I come!

    Wildscreen Film Festival: Here I come!

    By Carin Bondar | September 30, 2014 |

    I’m thrilled to be a speaker at the Wildscreen Film Festival in Bristol, UK in a few weeks. Wildscreen is a highlight for film, television and digital media inspired by nature and biology. For more details about Wildscreen and two other major science film festivals happening this month in Europe, have a look at Joanne Manaster’s post over at PsiVid . […]

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  • Under the Deep Sea (A Little Mermaid Parody)

    Under the Deep Sea (A Little Mermaid Parody)

    By Carin Bondar | September 18, 2014 |

    Those of you following this blog know that I love me a great science music video parody. This awesome one from College Humor does not disappoint! Marine biologists will celebrate this awesome video about the deep sea. Enjoy! […]

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