My picks, 28

These are the latest articles and videos I found most interesting.

  1. Why is the Sun Yellow and the Sky Blue?
  2. Electric Sparks From Falling Water
  3. Balloon Animals
  4. Inflation, the Big Bang, and the observable Universe
  5. How to Achieve Flawless Beauty
  6. Angkor: Land of the Gods: Empire Rising
  7. Resistance is Futile for M54
  8. Biologist Illuminates Glowing Underwater World
  9. Skip Armstrong Talks About Filmmaking

Why is the Sun Yellow and the Sky Blue?

Minute Physics


Electric Sparks From Falling Water

Veritasium

Panem finds power in the radiance of the sun, and the water which rains down upon us! District 5’s Chief Energy Researcher Derek Muller takes CapitolTV on a tour of our nation’s cutting edge renewable technologies, and demonstrates one of the largest ‘Kelvin’s Thunderstorm’ experiments ever built to date… all for a brighter and more efficient Panem.


Balloon Animals

NOVA PBS

Hot air balloons lofted people skyward, but early on they had their share of turbulence.


Inflation, the Big Bang, and the observable Universe

Sixty Symbols

Professor Ed Copeland discusses inflation, the Big Bang and when the observable Universe fit inside a grapefruit.

  1. Cosmic Superstrings
  2. Inflation & the Universe in a Grapefruit
  3. Dark Energy & The Big Rip

How to Achieve Flawless Beauty

Smithsonian Channel

The bust of Nefertiti contains one of the most beautiful faces in the world. So beautiful, a mathematical formula was used to sculpt it.


Angkor: Land of the Gods: Empire Rising

Smithsonian Channel

Angkor Wat is the largest temple on the face of the Earth and a symbol of one of the greatest empires in the history of Southeast Asia. See how it was constructed over four backbreaking decades, and witness the monument in all its glory and splendor.


Resistance is Futile for M54

Deep Sky Videos

Why does Messier 54 conjure up images of The Borg for Professor Paul Crowther?


Biologist Illuminates Glowing Underwater World

National Geographic

National Geographic 2014 Emerging Explorer and marine biologist David Gruber studies animals that glow and shine underwater. Using special filters, he captures dazzling sights of marine creatures that use light—through bioluminescence or fluorescence—to interact in dark habitats.


Skip Armstrong Talks About Filmmaking

Dolby Insider

Award-winning filmmaker Skip Armstrong appreciates the potential of sound in his films. Armstrong won the the Dolby® Audio Post Production Award at the Banff Film Festival in 2012. “Audio is 51 percent of any film I do,” says the maker of adventure films.

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