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Re: Scientific videos collection

#21  Postby Samuel » Jun 21, 2010 8:13 am

Thanks for the list! Procrastinating gold! ;-D
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Re: Scientific videos collection

#22  Postby Grace » Aug 06, 2011 1:56 am

natselrox, "The Boy Who Was Turned Into A Girl?" -- great reason to leave little boys alone and stop fiddling with their privates.
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#23  Postby Sigillum Militum » Mar 20, 2012 11:29 am

Si vis pacem, para bellum.

The goys have proven the following theorem...
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#24  Postby turnerj41 » Mar 30, 2012 11:42 am

The Ecology stuff is slightly hokey, but I especially liked the 2003 Stephen Wolfram Mathematics video from the UC series "Frontiers of Knowledge," in it he gives the gist of his book "A New Kind of Science" (the book itself is actually large enough to be considered a deadly weapon).
[Reveal] Spoiler:
Generally it has the thesis that simple rules can lead to statistical randomness and thus overall complexity. There are some much more provocative things in there that also seem to suggest a possible unification of general and special relativity.
I will be sure to come back to this page for general perusing...Thanks!
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#25  Postby twistor59 » Apr 09, 2012 3:18 pm

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#26  Postby Pulsar » Aug 31, 2012 4:26 pm

I don't know why this thread never took off, given the vast amount of material on youtube. So, an attempt to resurrect it, with some videos from Brady Haran (sixtysymbols, Numberphile, Periodic Table of Videos and various other channels):

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k1oh3lXR5PE[/youtube]

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Djj6pfR9KU[/youtube]
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#27  Postby CdesignProponentsist » Aug 31, 2012 8:58 pm

cateye wrote:High Anxieties - The Mathematics Of Chaos

Quite interesting video about Chaos-Theory - not a film about the maths at all, but rather about the philosophical implications.


Much better documentary that gets into the science and some of the maths of chaos theory. It also includes some of the big name players in the field like Edward Norton Lorenz (the Butterfly Effect and Lorenz Attractor) and Benoît B. Mandelbrot (Fractals and the Mandelbrot set). I recorded the original airing of this program, but have since lost it. I was stoked to just now find this again. Unfortunately the first 5 minutes is missing.

The Strange New Science of Chaos
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fUsePzlOmxw[/youtube]
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#28  Postby Macdoc » Oct 14, 2012 2:44 pm

Was not sure where to post this but have to think any science geek would love them

This is on Netflix now and highly recommended - every story is informative, dramatic and well executed

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/british/vi ... s_01.shtml

Hubiris, intrigue, heartbreak and failures so colossal they bankrupt a nation and stories of courage and tenacity to make your heart soar. The Brooklyn Bridge segment was all new info to me.

One that I particularly enjoyed was this tale and it was also completely fresh story.

watch or read this or both
http://scheong.wordpress.com/2010/09/05 ... bell-rock/

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at the turn of the 17th Century you task yourself to build this...on a tiny rock only exposed for 4 hours a day, only accessible 2 months of the year off the wild coast of Scotland. That rock gets covered in up to 16' of water with the violent tides....and all by hand.
Quite a tale. :clap:

- all are interesting and a nice length - given no commercials.
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#29  Postby THWOTH » Jan 25, 2013 1:55 am



More videos, datasets, and in-depth explanations at www.gapminder.org.
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#30  Postby THWOTH » Jan 28, 2013 9:32 pm

Containts and excellent demonstration of the properties of a non-Newtonian liquid.



See also: http://www.rationalskepticism.org/post1 ... l#p1611884

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#31  Postby Animavore » Jan 28, 2013 9:37 pm

Ah don't tell me Channel 4 gave those gobshites a program?! :whine:
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#32  Postby THWOTH » Jan 28, 2013 11:20 pm

Don't fret Ani. Your time will come, and then the whole world will know of your genius.

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#33  Postby THWOTH » Jan 29, 2013 10:08 am

The importance and necessity of quantum mechanics in photosynthesis. Enjoy...



Shorter, slightly more popular lecture here.
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#34  Postby Pulsar » Mar 20, 2013 8:08 pm

Interview with string theorist Edward Witten:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06yXsnTFF-U[/youtube]
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#35  Postby mindhack » Apr 17, 2013 12:44 pm

Found a site I like. Good stuff, well worth many visits.

http://www.cassiopeiaproject.com/
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Re: Scientific videos collection

#36  Postby natselrox » Apr 17, 2013 5:56 pm

Another old site with a few gems

http://vega.org.uk/video/series/5
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#37  Postby Pulsar » Sep 12, 2013 6:32 pm

"The longer I live the more I see that I am never wrong about anything, and that all the pains that I have so humbly taken to verify my notions have only wasted my time." - George Bernard Shaw
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#38  Postby THWOTH » Sep 24, 2013 8:49 pm

"No-one is exempt from speaking nonsense – the only misfortune is to do it solemnly."
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#39  Postby natselrox » Sep 25, 2013 6:12 am

David Hubel is no more. :(

His classic with Wiesel...

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#40  Postby dragonboy0 » Dec 10, 2013 10:49 am

Really useful thanks ! The few that I knew are already in your list
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