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See video Rat-brain controlled robot

Scientists at Reading University have created a robot that is controlled by living rat brain cells grown in a lab.

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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 The Ocean is filling up with Trash

The ocean contains alarmingly high concentrations of plastic. What is the effect on fish and birds?

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See video Levitating magnet - Meissner effect

This video of a levitating magnet demonstrates the Meissner effect (also known as the Meissner-Ochsenfeld effect) - the expulsion of a magnetic field from a superconductor.

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See video Volkswagen's Transparent Factory in Germany

Watch how cars are assembled in this state-of-the-art 'transparent factory' in Germany, which is part manufacturing facility, part museum and exhibition.

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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 Autistic savant Stephen Wiltshire draws Rome from memory

Stephen Wiltshire from London, also known as 'the living camera', accurately draws a large, detailed panorama of Rome after only one 45 minute helicopter ride above the city.

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See video Crazy Nuts - Impossible Object Optical Illusion

A simple but mind-boggling optical illusion of the impossible object type. This illusion shows two independently moving nuts that seem to defy the laws of geometry.

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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 Planet of the Cats and Dogs - Sanctuary

Dogs and cats (hundreds of them) live together peacefully in the 12 acre property of the Cat House on the Kings sanctuary.

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See video The Beauty of Algebra

Why the abstraction of mathematics is so fundamental and how it can be applied similarly to completely different fields.

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See video Japanese Hornets

Thirty giant hornets can destroy a colony of 30,000 honeybees in just 3 hours. The giant hornet is five times the size of the European honeybee, and has a very potent venom.

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