|Fire ants create lifeboat in the Amazon (BBC)||
Embedding disabled: watch video on YouTube. When a flood threatens a fire ant colony in the Amazon jungle, they adapt by forming a lifeboat.
|MIT 6.00 Introduction to Computer Science and Programming - Lecture 1||
The first lecture of the popular MIT course on Computer Science and Programming, a good entry course for those who do not have a lot of programming experience.
|Steve Jobs and Bill Gates Together: Part 2 of 10||
Steve and Bill talk about the 1997 agreement between Apple and Microsoft; whether they think their companies are rivals today; the "Get a Mac" commericals; and iPods, Zunes and music. D/All Things Digital text.
|Kim Peek - The Real Rain Man||
Kim Peek was a megasavant with photographic memory and was the inspiration for the movie Rain Man, in which he was portrayed by Dustin Hoffman. He died of a heart attack on 19 December 2009 aged 58.
|Khan Academy: SOPA and PIPA||
An introduction to SOPA and PIPA and what they could end up enabling.
|The Internet in 1969||
A remarkable prediction of future technology back in 1969, when the PC did not even exist yet (the first PC was the Apple II in 1977).
|Chimamanda Adichie: The danger of a single story (TEDTalks)||
A powerful, inspirational - and at times humorous - lecture by acclaimed Nigerian writer Chimamanda Adichie about identity, prejudice, misunderstanding, and the danger of single stories.
|Daniel Tammet - The Boy With The Incredible Brain||
Daniel Tammet is a mathematics and language genius who 'sees' numbers and knows ten languages. Unlike other savants, Daniel can describe clearly what he sees in his head.
|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.
|Steve Jobs and Bill Gates Together: Part 3 of 10||9:34||537||5.87|
|Visualization of Air Traffic||
A visualization of worldwide air traffic during a 24-hour period.
|Michio Kaku on Extraterrestrial Life, Multiple Dimensions and the Multiverse||
Astrophysician Michio Kaku speaks with great clarity and insight about extraterrestrials and intelligent life, multiple dimensions, and the possibility of multiple universes.