My picks, 2015-21

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

  1. Research on touchscreens
  2. Computer Color is Broken
  3. Solar eclipse: 2015
  4. Montaigne
  5. Is Your Pet Happy?
  6. What if 3D printing was 100x faster?
  7. 10 Amazing Fire Tricks!
  8. How Many Stars Are There?
  9. The Majesty of the First Apollo Spacewalk

Research on touchscreens

Future Interfaces Group

Clip from Stephen Hawking’s Science of the Future

Computer Color is Broken

Minute Physics

Solar eclipse: 2015


Professor Brian Cox, Dara O’Briain and Liz Bonnin bring us coverage of the solar eclipse. Liz Bonnin was beaming back the live pictures from a plane above the Faroe Islands.


Even on the highest throne in the world, we are still sitting on our asses.

‒ Michel de Montaigne, ‘De l’experience,’ 1580-88

The School of Life

Montaigne is a brilliant philosopher in part because he accepted how little philosophers understand. Here is a man wise in so far as he knew how rare wisdom really is.

Is Your Pet Happy?

Earth Unplugged

Is happiness an emotion that animals experience? Sam Hume finds out.

What if 3D printing was 100x faster?

Joseph DeSimone

What we think of as 3D printing, says Joseph DeSimone, is really just 2D printing over and over … slowly. Onstage at TED2015, he unveils a bold new technique — inspired, yes, by Terminator 2 — that’s 25 to 100 times faster, and creates smooth, strong parts. Could it finally help to fulfill the tremendous promise of 3D printing?

10 Amazing Fire Tricks!


How Many Stars Are There?

It’s Okay To Be Smart

Counting stars from the shore of the cosmic ocean…

The Majesty of the First Apollo Spacewalk


Rusty Schweickart talks about the sense of awe he felt during the first Apollo spacewalk.

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