Tech communities are booming all over Africa, says Nairobi-based Juliana Rotich, cofounder of the open-source software Ushahidi. But it remains challenging to get and stay connected in a region with frequent blackouts and spotty internet hookups. So Rotich and friends developed BRCK, offering resilient connectivity for the developing world.
Steve Schopper, Audio/Visual Specialist for the Colorado Springs Fire Department, documented and describes structure protection during the Black Forest Fire. Recorded Wednesday, June 12, 2013 at at approximately 3:30 p.m. Steve gives a behind the scenes look at our firefighters efforts to protect property and save lives.
Steve Wozniak, Andy Hertzfeld, Bill Atkinson, Lee Felsenstein, Richard Stallman, Richard Greenblatt, Steven Levy and others. Hackers is a classic documentary about the midnight programmers that created the personal computer revolution. Hackers is not about malicious code-crackers. It is about a "hacker ethic" that led to major breakthroughs in technology, and forever changed our world. From the first MIT hackers to popular Silicon Valley inventors, this program covers this fascinating cultural phenomenon through interviews with twelve of its early pioneers. Hackers was produced over a decade before the advent of the Internet. All interviews were shot over a long week-end in 1984, at the first Hackers Conference, hosted by Whole Earth Catalog editors Stewart Brand and Kevin Kelley, in Sausalito, California.
A fictional documentary that explores the beginnings of human interstellar travel. A Vimeo Staff Pick, RT 14:18.
We believe it's possible to create a ring of balloons that fly around the globe on the stratospheric winds and provide Internet access to the earth below. Balloons present some really hard science problems, but we're excited about the progress so far.
Introducing the latest moonshot from Google[x]: balloon-powered Internet access. Project Loon is a network of balloons traveling on the edge of space, designed to connect people in rural and remote areas, help fill in coverage gaps and bring people back online after disasters. To learn more, visit: http://google.com/loon.
Lewis Black will gladly give up all of his private information, just so long as the future contains robotic beer butlers. 6/12/13
What if I told you that superhuman strength may be possible in the near future? Written and created by Mitchell Moffit and Gregory Brown.
Kelly Ripa and Neil Patrick Harris inhale Sulfur Hexafluoride.
Barking Dog reaction at 3000 frames per second. The Barking Dog is combustion of nirous oxide (laughing gas) and sulfur dioxide. This video features Martyn Poliakoff, Pete Licence and Darren Walsh.
DIY to make an Iron Man helmet.
CSA Astronaut Chris Hadfield announced his impending retirement during his first visit to CSA headquarters since his return from five-months aboard the International Space Station. Hadfield reflected on his career and gave sincere thanks to his colleagues and friends. He will officially retire on July 3, 2013 after a distinguished 35 years in government service. He will pursue other professional challenges in the future. Credit: The Canadian Space Agency
Sterling is an American science fiction author who is best known for his novels and his work on the MirrorShades anthology which helped define the cyberpunk genre. In the last few years, Bruce has been regarded as the prophet of augmented reality, covering and critiquing the emerging field and has headlined previous ARE events. Sterling shares his views about the state of the augmented world - at Augmented World Expo. See more at http://AugmentedWorldExpo.com.
Rare footage of the Futurama voice actors in the studio, including: Katey Sagal, Billy West, John DiMaggio, Lauren Tom, and Phil LaMarr.