Okay, I promise this is the last video I post on this topic. But it's so good!!!
Haven't gotten enough information about the current football controversy? Here's a quick video that delves into the physics at play in under-inflated footballs.
I missed hearing about this over the summer when the film played in theaters, but finally had the chance last night to watch "Dinosaur 13," a documentary film about the legal battles in the aftermath of the discovery of Sue the T. Rex in South Dakota in 1990. Actual paleontology plays just a small role in the film, but the ethics and legalities of dinosaur hunting are very interesting. It's available now on DVD and I highly recommend it. You can preview the trailer below and here is the link to the movie's official website for streaming options:
Here's some amazing video of two people walking on crystal clear ice on a lake in Slovakia. It really looks like they're walking on water.
Courtesy Ron Miller Just from watching the opening of Star Trek episodes, we've heard that space is vast. But to we really understand the scale of things comparing our little planet with other planets, stars and galaxies? This collection of illustrations helps grasp those concepts better. Hang on tight!
The lyrebird is an excellent mimicker. Two species of the ground-based songbird (Menura novaehollandiae and Menura alberti) reside in Australia, and can mimic just about any sound they hear with near perfect fidelity. This video, shot at the Healsville Sanctuary lyrebird enclosure, just east of Melbourne, shows just how good this bird is at replicating sound.
Rossetta's lander Philae on its way to be the first man-made craft to land on a comet. You can watch it live right now at the link below. Estimated time of landing is 10:02am CST.
Courtesy Mark RyanThirty-nine years ago, the Great Lakes carrier, SS Edmund Fitzberald sank during a storm on Lake Superior. The ship was making a run from Superior, Wisconsin to a steel mill near Detroit with a full load of taconite ore when all contact with the ship ended suddenly. All 29 crew members were lost. The wreck was found a year later in 530 feet of water 17 miles from Whitefish Bay.
Courtesy Public domain via Wikipedia CommonsYou can read more about the most famous of recent Great Lakes' shipping disasters here or listen to the story in songwriter Gordon Lightfoot's song, The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald. The tragedy is memorialized each year in an annual ceremony at the Mariners' Church in Detroit, Michigan, where a bell is tolled 29 times - once for each member of the lost crew.
Here's something you don't see everyday... or ever... until now. Three astronauts up in the International Space Station encased a GoPro video camera inside a sphere of water to produce an unusual video. Astronauts Steve Swanson, Reid Wiseman, and Alexander Gerst living in microgravity-induced weightless conditions captured their antics from various cameras including one inside the floating blob of water. If 2 dimensions aren't enough for you, it can also be viewed in 3 dimensions if you have a pair of those special blue-red 3D glasses laying around the house.