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See video David Blaine: How I held my breath for 17 min (TEDTalks)

An interesting talk from illusionist and endurance artist David Blaine about pushing the limits of the human body.

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See video Why is it Dark at Night?

Why is space dark? If we lived in an infinite, unchanging universe, the entire sky would be as bright as the sun.

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See video Autonomous Quadrotor Helicopter - Aggressive Maneuvers

A very impressive demonstration of a small autonomous helicopter performing precise aggressive maneuvers - flips, flight through windows, and quadrotor perching.

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See video Steve Jobs demos Apple Macintosh in 1984 to a cheering crowd

The crowd goes wild when they see moving text and later a 3d chessboard, but the biggest highlight is when the Macintosh actually speaks. The Macintosh was revolutionary because it was the first PC to have a mouse and a graphical user interface.

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See video Photosynthesis

This animation shows the process of photosynthesis. Energy from light is absorbed by chlorophyll, exciting electrons which then pass through an electron transport chain.

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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 Size of the Stars - 3D and HD

Another video showing the size of the stars and how miniscule planet Earth is in comparison. This one may be the very best attempt yet.

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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 Second 2008 Presidential Debate - McCain and Obama (Full Video)

Second 2008 Presidential Debate with Senator John McCain and Senator Barack Obama.

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See video Big Dog robot - update

A new dog-like robot from DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) with more advanced control, stability and maneuverability.

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See video Van Gogh Self Portraits

Self-portrait paintings of van Gogh, by Philip Scott Johnson

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See video Make a rose with a napkin

Create a simple paper rose using napkins.

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