After making the 240,000-mile journey to the moon cruising through open space, the last 300 feet down to landing represented the most difficult and dangerous part of the Apollo missions. The Apollo astronauts needed a way to practice that final descent and landing before Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin made the first historic moon landing in their lunar lander named Eagle on July 20, 1969.
From Late Night with David Letterman - July 6, 1988.
David Letterman talks to John Cleese about Independence Day, the English, fish, British holidays, cricket and his new film "A Fish Called Wanda". And they make toast!!!
An animated feature of Levitt's research on real estate agents, and how their incentives can really cost you.
Clip from the 2010 documentary "Freakonomics: The Movie". A dream team of directors explore the hidden side of everything.
Help us reduce the influence of money in politics! Professor Lawrence Lessig goes over the problem - and the plan to solve it.
The Mayday Political Action Committee is crowdsourcing the money it needs to get a Congress committed to fundamental reform by 2016. This is our first essential step.
How Aaron Swartz Helped Inspire the Super PAC to End All Super PACs
Paul Garrison is Chairman of the Budapest based Garrison Group, a development consultancy agency with prestigious clients throughout the whole region, such as Telenor, Procter & Gamble and Sony PlayStation.
Paul Garrison at TEDxDanubia 2010
The thinking today is surprisingly similar to 20 years ago, and most of this thinking will be around in 20 years.
But there will be some changes that would shock your boots off.
From Charlie Stross
Izzy Wagner '13 converts the field goal with the one-handed put back dunk but the rules of basketball frown upon using the rim as a handle. The dunk does not count.
From Sports On The Side
How do you stop a driverless car spinning in circles in reverse.
E-mense, E-zee, E-nigma, E-lusive and E-go
Jennifer Connelly auditioning for the part of "Sarah" in Labyrinth.
Angels With Filthy Souls is a movie within a movie, a parody of Angels With Dirty Faces seen in Home Alone movie.
The movie that Kevin watches on video tape is not a real film, but footage especially created. It was called "Angels With Filthy Souls." Along with other similar era references in the movie, this is a play upon the movie Angels with Dirty Faces (1938) starring James Cagney.
Coke and Obesity
Bill reveals how "queueing theory" - developed by engineers to route phone calls - can be used to find the most efficient arrangement of cashiers and check out lines. He reports on the work of Agner Erlang, a Danish engineer who, at the opening of the 20th century, helped the Copenhagen Telephone Company provide the best level of service at the lowest price.
A simple explanation of your camera's histogram.
From John Greengo
Guests Samuel L. Jackson, Keira Knightley, Kasabian