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See video Robots inspired by Animals

Robotics researchers are increasingly turning to nature for inspiration. Watch a robotic salamander, a water strider robot, mechanical cockroaches and some cool self-configuring robots.

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See video Fractal Zoom Animation - Mandelbrot Corner

A beautiful fractal zoom that seems to go on forever.

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See video What if the Earth were Hollow?

What is the deepest we have ever dug into the earth? What if we went straight through?

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See video Roomba Pac-Man

An ingenious recreation of Pac-Man with Roombas - autonomous robot vacuum cleaners.

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See video Plate Tectonics - the Movement of Continents

California and Australia used to be neighbors and Brazil was close to or connected to Nigeria. What drives the engine of plate tectonics remains a mystery.

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See video The Credit Crisis - Visualization - Part 1

An excellent visualization of the financial crisis and credit crunch.

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See video Touchable Holography

It does not get much more futuristic than this: a demo of holograms one can actually touch. The holographic tactile display uses ultrasound to exert a pressure field - for example, it will exert pressure on the surface of your palm when virtual raindrops fall on it. 

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See video Welcome to North Korea

A revealing documentary about the most secretive country on earth, North Korea. Winner of the 2001 International Emmy award for Best Documentary.

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See video Arithmetic, Population, and Energy Part 1 of 8

Most people do not understand exponential growth, yet the concept is of fundamental importance. Lecture by Dr. Albert A. Bartlett, professor emeritus of Physics at the University of Colorado-Boulder.

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See video Did You Know 4.0

Another fantastic visual presentation of intriguing statistics, focusing on the changing media landscape, convergence and technology. The video was made in partnership with The Economist.

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See video Women In Film

Actresses: Mary Pickford, Lillian Gish, Gloria Swanson, Marlene Dietrich, Norma Shearer, Ruth Chatterton, Jean Harlow, Katharine Hepburn,

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See video Ken Robinson - Changing Education Paradigms

Excellent animation adapted from Sir Ken Robinson's talk at RSA.

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