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See video Time Travel: Einstein's big idea (Theory of Relativity)

A little clip of how time travel can occur, taken from: The World's First Time Machine (Discovery Channel). Dr Ronald Mallett

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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 Nixon vs Kennedy TV Debate

President Kennedy's victory over favorite Nixon in the 1960 presidential election is largely attributed to his better performance in the first televised U.S. presidential debates in U.S. history.

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See video Asperger Syndrome Documentary

An interesting and touching documentary about someone with Asperger's Syndrome (an autism spectrum disorder); he talks about his childhood experiences, accepting that he is different, and going on to get a PhD in geology.

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See video Use Google Earth to explore the solar system

In Google Earth you can navigate the solar system just like you navigate though Earth. It also has images from the Hubble Space Telescope.

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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 Sam Whittingham defends 82 mph world record for fastest human powered bicycle

Sam Whittingham bikes faster than most cars on a highway to defend his world record for the fastest human powered bike. His world record is 82.3 mph or 132.5 km/h. The easiest gear of his custom-built bicycle is harder than any of the gears on a racing bike.

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See video Does the Universe Have a Purpose? feat. Neil deGrasse Tyson

If the purpose of the universe was to create humnans, then the cosmos was embarrassingly inefficient about it. We have only been around for the blink of an eye in the history of the universe.

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See video Barack Obama's Victory Speech

President-elect Barack Obama addresses a huge crowd of supporters after his election night victory November 4, 2008.

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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 Arithmetic, Population, and Energy Part 2 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 Moon Colonization

How realistic is it that we will colonize the moon within our lifetime? This video has the details.

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