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See video Daniel Pink on the surprising science of motivation (TEDTalks)

Daniel Pink speaks about the problems of traditional, extrinsic motivations - the carrot and stick / financial reward approach. This approach, typically employed by today's business managers, actually stifles creativity and reduces performance. Intrinsic motivation is key.

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See video Blue Whale - The Blue Planet (BBC)

Blue whales - the world's largest inhabitants - feed almost exclusively on one of the smallest - krill. They can consume 40 million of them in a single day. 30 meters long, its tongue weighs as much as an elephant.

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See video Fishing Spider Preys on Frogs

Fishing Spiders lurk near water and prey on fish, tadpoles and frogs. The spider rests on the water's surface with its hind legs anchored on a leaf or rock, and when it detects the vibrations of passing prey it dives into the water.

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See video Dog Attack Styles

Professionals teach dogs to guard against intruders and attack on command.

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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 Nations Of The World

An entertaining animated song to learn the names of countries in the world. Note - this is an old video so new nations are missing.

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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 Android Demo

Sergey Brin and Steve Horowitz discuss the availability of the SDK and demo applications on the Android platform.

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See video Big Dog - an ultra stable quadruped robot

BigDog is a dynamically stable robot using four legs for movement. This video demonstrates how it handles being kicked, balancing on slippery ice and overcoming obstacles.

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See video Earth-Rise and Earth-Set seen from moon orbit

Earth rise and set seen at a distance of about 380,000 km from the Moon by Kaguya HDTV Cam.

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See video Visualization of Air Traffic

A visualization of worldwide air traffic during a 24-hour period.

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See video Tracking fingers with the Wii Remote

Using an IR led array and some reflective tape, you can track fingers in thin air using the Wii Remote by Johnny Chung Lee, Carnegie Mellon University. The grid software is a custom program written using a C# wiimote library and DirectX.

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