Aired 9-13-09 on sky news "Professor Richard Dawkins speaks to Sky's Adam Boulton about his latest book volume 'The Greatest Show On Earth - Evidence For Evolution', which is top of the Sunday Times' bestsellers' list."
This is a gift for his son who made the father!
This may be the world's simplest turbine... and possibly the fastest cranking pencil sharpener! Mrfixitrick does the impossible, using the power of magnets to make a working Tesla Turbine from 2 CD's, 4 magnets, and a CD jewel-case. A classic pencil sharpener is powered to over 2000 rpm with it! The Tesla turbine works by the principle of boundary layer adhesion of fluid to the discs. From the nozzle, the fluid spirals inward through the discs, then out the centre exhaust port. The fluid imparts its energy to the discs, and normally a shaft, as it does so. This revolutionary magnetic turbine uses the original Tesla disc turbine idea, but eliminates the shaft, bearings, and seals! There is only one moving part...a rotor consisting of four magnets sandwiched between two clear CD discs. The magnetic rotor of the jewel-case turbine couples magnetically with the magnetic flywheel attached to the pencil sharpener. There is no direct mechanical connection. Since the turbine itself is capable of over 8000 rpm before destruction, mrfixitrick also shows torture testing of a new clear polycarbonate cover that ensures safe testing. Music "Kissing the Beehive" courtesy Wolf Parade (Thanks, Hadji) See more of mrfixitrick's inventions at http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=DD6365A10196F3E3 Get neodymium supermagnets from: http://www.kjmagnetics.com/default.asp?PARTNER=mrfixitrick Mrfixitrick's Tesla CD Turbine web site: http://www.cdturbine.com Check out the world-changing ideas and magnetic inventions of nuclear engineer MT Keshe in this video playlist: http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=B16B14A07B549CC9
Journalist Misha Glenny spent several years in a courageous investigation of organized crime networks worldwide, which have grown to an estimated 15% of the global economy. From the Russian mafia, to giant drug cartels, his sources include not just intelligence and law enforcement officials but criminal insiders.
An out of this world event, Cosmic Quandaries, held at The Palladium in St. Petersburg at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 26th drew in an audience of nearly 800! With a one in a million chance of meeting one of only 6,000 astrophysicists in the world, audience members were lined up in order to have the opportunity to ask Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson a question on any and all galactic wonders they may have.
British scientist Susan Adele Greenfield who brings attention to Alzheimers disease and Parkinsons disease, explains how the brains generate a mind that is individual to each of us. RT 23:15. Welcome to the mysterious world of neurons. There are 6 billion people on the planet. Every single one of them are unique individual. We each have thougths and ideas and memories and feelings. What is happening in your brain when talking and listening? This is not about mechanics of speaking, listening and understanding a language. This is about subjective sensation of being you.
The marshmallow experiment is a famous test of this concept conducted by Walter Mischel at Stanford University and discussed by Daniel Goleman in his popular work. In the 1960s, a group of four-year olds were given a marshmallow and promised another, only if they could wait 20 minutes before eating the first one. Some children could wait and others could not.
The Cathedral (Polish: Katedra) is the title of a science fiction short story by Jacek Dukaj, winner of the Janusz A. Zajdel Award in 2000; and of a 2002 short animated movie by Tomasz Bagi?ski, based on the story. The film was nominated in 2002 for the Academy Award for Animated Short Film for the 75th Academy Awards. The movie won the title of Best Animated Short at Siggraph 2002 in San Antonio as well as several other awards. The movie, made in 3ds max, focuses on a man who visits a mystical, organic building that looks like a medieval cathedral. As he walks through the immense structure, the light from his torch falls upon the pillars, revealing human faces.
Artificial Paradise, Inc is an experimental film anticipating a future where a major corporation has developed an unique software, based on organic virtual reality, which holds all the lost memories of humankind. A user connects to this database of the forgotten. What is he searching for?
Worst anti-piracy PSA just got worser.
http://www.ted.com Vishal Vaid and his band explore a traditional South Asian musical form in this mesmerizing improv performance. Sit back and let his music transport you. TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes. Featured speakers have included Al Gore on climate change, Philippe Starck on design, Jill Bolte Taylor on observing her own stroke, Nicholas Negroponte on One Laptop per Child, Jane Goodall on chimpanzees, Bill Gates on malaria and mosquitoes, Pattie Maes on the "Sixth Sense" wearable tech, and "Lost" producer JJ Abrams on the allure of mystery. TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design, and TEDTalks cover these topics as well as science, business, development and the arts. Closed captions and translated subtitles in a variety of languages are now available on TED.com, at http://www.ted.com/translate. Watch a highlight reel of the Top 10 TEDTalks at http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/top10
Sensing the motives and feelings of others is a natural talent for humans. But how do we do it? Here, Rebecca Saxe shares fascinating lab work that uncovers how the brain thinks about other peoples' thoughts -- and judges their actions.
The Philip DeFranco Show Philip 'fills you in' on recent events, pop culture and movies. Included are reviews of the movies Gamer, Extract, and 500 Days Of Summer, and a comments on the choking of Tila Tequila by San Diego Chargers linebacker Shawne Merriman.
I filmed this great toy while I was on vacation in California - I had spent a few days at the Googleplex campus in Mountain View, and found the Holodeck there. I hooked up with the team that built it and we agreed that I will go and build one for the Zurich office where I work :-) It's one of my few HD uploads, but it's worth the view. Thanks to Sebastien Tellier for the great music track. Note: the views in this video are entirely personal, not the Holodeck team's, and not Google's. It's merely a fun representation of what one can do with Google Earth and a few big screens.
Remember the C-64? Mine is long gone but I still have the memories I still remember typing pages of HEX codes from the pages of various C-64 magazines to play the simple game of the month. You can now bring back the past in the palm of your hand thanks to the power of the iPhone. Manomio has put lots of work in the emulator and it is a bargain at $4.99. Via Apple Phone Hacks "The $4.99 C64 emulator costs $4.99 and includes 5 games: Dragons Den, Le Mans, Jupiter Lander, Arctic Shipwreck, and Jack Attack. Additional separately sold game packs will be coming soon. With the C64 emulator approved, Manomio is also clear to pursue further licensing deals and they have said they are actively working on adding new titles."