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|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.
|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.
|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.
|Dog Attack Styles||
Professionals teach dogs to guard against intruders and attack on command.
|The Credit Crisis - Visualization - Part 1||
An excellent visualization of the financial crisis and credit crunch.
|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.
|Women In Film||
Actresses: Mary Pickford, Lillian Gish, Gloria Swanson, Marlene Dietrich, Norma Shearer, Ruth Chatterton, Jean Harlow, Katharine Hepburn,
Sergey Brin and Steve Horowitz discuss the availability of the SDK and demo applications on the Android platform.
|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.
|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.
|Visualization of Air Traffic||
A visualization of worldwide air traffic during a 24-hour period.
|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.