Archive for February, 2013

February 28th, 2013 - 5:06 am § in Uncategorized

A new way to visualize the Solar System.

I’m guessing if you closed your eyes and thought about the Solar System you would see the standard flat platter of moving parts. Well this is all fine when you’re studying the relative positions of the different planets and how they orbit the sun, but it turns out just picturing the Sola[...]

February 27th, 2013 - 5:58 am § in Uncategorized

Finding Vivian Maier

This is a bit of a different kind of video to share, but I found it so interesting that I had to do it anyway. It’s a trailer for a documentary about a fascinating woman named Vivian Maier. She was an amateur photographer whose works were unknown to the world until after her death in […[...]

February 26th, 2013 - 5:44 am § in Uncategorized

Changing the world one step at a time.

This video is an inspiring example of one great discovery leading to another. I’ve never even heard of graphene before so I definitely had no idea it could be the key to what will be the batteries of the future. Check out how these scientists not only found a very easy way to produce graphene,[...]

February 4th, 2013 - 5:17 am § in Uncategorized

Crash Course: US History

Crash Course is back with a brand new series! You may remember I’ve posted videos from their World History and Biology series before. The Green brothers are at it again with this new series focusing in on US History. They have quite the library built up of these videos now so there’s no [...]

February 1st, 2013 - 5:06 am § in Uncategorized

Washing your hands in space.

Here’s a neat little video where an astronaut answers a student’s question about staying clean in a “weightless” environment. It’s kind of funny how difficult it is to make a presentation when all the items you show will just float around you when you’re done with[...]