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See video Robotic Hands move faster than the eyes can see

These high-speed Japanese robots can do precise operations at a blisteringly fast speed.

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See video How the Differential Gear works - 1930s video

An excellent engineering video on how the differential gear works in an automobile, allowing each of the driving wheels to rotate at different speeds. This was an important innovation for cars to be able to smoothly turn corners.

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See video Johnny Lee: Wii Remote hacks

"Johnny Lee demos his amazing Wii Remote hacks, which transform the $40 game piece into a digital whiteboard, a touchscreen and a head-mounted 3-D viewer."

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See video Beauty is a product of photoshop

This video shows how Photoshop can be used to beautify a face.

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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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See video Barrack Obama Inauguration Speech

Barrack Obama's Inauguration Speech on 20 January, 2009 - Full Video (22 minutes).

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See video 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.

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See video 3D morphable model face animation

3D morphable model face animation by Volker Blantz. Faces are transformed from male to female, bony to fleshy, average to caricature, etc.

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See video Dalton Sherman - Do you believe in me?

"I believe in me. Do you believe in me?" - 10-year old, fifth grader, award winning orator Dalton Sherman gives a speech at a beginning-of-school pep rally.

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

Full Video of the third and final 2008 presidential debate between Senator Barack Obama and Senator John McCain.

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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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