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10 Amazing Facts About The Planet Mars

We’re getting closer and closer to settling on it that it only seems right to learn a little more in 10 amazing facts about the planet Mars.

Music: Epic Event by Terry Devine-King

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Bill Nye: Firebrand for Science - Aims to Change the World

In recent years, Bill Nye has emerged as a fearless voice against climate change deniers.

The Science Guy has gone from taking on science lessons for children to taking on pundits on cable television on climate change, evolution and science in general.

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Science, Religion, and the Big Bang

The Big Bang is a complicated concept, and its unfortunately-misleading name doesn’t help much. Minute Physics help us understand it, and how the theory overlaps (and doesn’t) with Creationism.

Minute Physics provides an energetic and entertaining view of old and new problems in physics — all in a minute!

Music by Nathaniel Schroeder: soundcloud.com/drschroeder

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How Much Science Can You Fit Into 6 Seconds? [GE]

On August 15th, GE launched the world’s first #6SecondScience Fair, a week-long celebration of science on Vine. By the time the week ended, over 600 projects had been submitted. From frog dissection to dry ice explosions, here’s a compilation of some of our favorites.

GE works on things that matter. The best people and the best technologies taking on the toughest challenges. Finding solutions in energy, health and home, transportation and finance. Building, powering, moving and curing the world. Not just imagining. Doing. GE works.

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What If You Stopped Going Outside?

If you spend most of your day inside, this is for you!

Co-written by Anne Medlock.

Written and created by Mitchell Moffit (twitter @mitchellmoffit) and Gregory Brown (twitter @whalewatchmeplz).

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The Solar System: Our Home in Space

The solar system - well known from countless documentaries. 3D animation on black background. This infographic videos tries something different.

Animated infographics and a focus on minimalistic design puts the information up front. We take the viewer on a trip through the solar system, visiting planets, asteroids and the sun.

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How to Code Mountains

WIth Wolfram Mathematica code:



S[n_, t_] := Sin[n*3 Pi/50 + t]ListAnimate[ Show[   Table[    Plot[     100 - n + (20*Abs[S[n,t]] + .02)*Exp[-(x - 4*S[n, t])^2/Abs[S[n,t]]],      {x, -10, 10},    PlotStyle -> Directive[Black, Thick], PlotRange -> {{-7, 7}, {0, 100}},    Filling -> Axis, FillingStyle -> White, Axes -> False, AspectRatio -> Full,     ImageSize -> {500, 750}],  {n, 1, 100, 1}]],{t, .001, 2 Pi + .001, (2 Pi + .001)/30}, AnimationRunning->False]


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How to Code Mountains

WIth Wolfram Mathematica code:

S[n_, t_] := Sin[n*3 Pi/50 + t]

ListAnimate[
Show[
Table[
Plot[
100 - n + (20*Abs[S[n,t]] + .02)*Exp[-(x - 4*S[n, t])^2/Abs[S[n,t]]],
{x, -10, 10},
PlotStyle -> Directive[Black, Thick], PlotRange -> {{-7, 7}, {0, 100}},
Filling -> Axis, FillingStyle -> White, Axes -> False, AspectRatio -> Full,
ImageSize -> {500, 750}],
{n, 1, 100, 1}]],
{t, .001, 2 Pi + .001, (2 Pi + .001)/30}, AnimationRunning->False]

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How Old Are Your Ears? (Hearing Test)

How high can you hear? Take this ‘test’ to see how old your ears are! *MUST WATCH IN 1080p AND USE HEADPHONES*

NOTE: The 19,000 Hz frequency has been lost due to YouTube compressing the file.

Written and created by Mitchell Moffit (twitter @mitchellmoffit) and Gregory Brown (twitter @whalewatchmeplz).

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The Roundest Object Ever (and How It Will Change the World)

The world’s roundest object helps solve the longest running problem in measurement — how to define the kilogram. A kilogram isn’t what it used to be. Literally. The original name for it was the ‘grave’, proposed in 1793 but it fell victim to the French Revolution like its creator, Lavoisier. So begins the tale of the most unusual SI unit. The kilogram is the only base unit with a prefix in its name, and the only one still defined by a physical artifact, the international prototype kilogram or IPK.

But the problem with this definition has long been apparent. The IPK doesn’t seem to maintain its mass compared to 40 similar cylinders minted at the same time. The goal is therefore to eliminate the kilogram’s dependence on a physical object. Two main approaches are being considered to achieve this end: the Avogadro Project and the Watt Balance.

The Avogadro project aims to redefine Avogadro’s constant (currently defined by the kilogram — the number of atoms in 12 g of carbon-12) and reverse the relationship so that the kilogram is precisely specified by Avogadro’s constant. This method required creating the most perfect sphere on Earth. It is made out of a single crystal of silicon 28 atoms. By carefully measuring the diameter, the volume can be precisely specified. Since the atom spacing of silicon is well known, the number of atoms in a sphere can be accurately calculated. This allows for a very precise determination of Avogadro’s constant.

The Human Body (Paper Stop-Motion)

A handmade “demo video” for Tinybop’s Human Body App, which teaches kids about how body systems function.

All parts are made with paper—including the sounds.

Available on iTunes.

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