Saturday, March 30, 2013

National Geographic Investigates Marijuana Gold Rush

http://youtu.be/8Gh8OsJuqF4

Brave New World w/Stephen Hawking Episode 1:5 - Full/HD

Excellent documentary with the great Stephen Hawking as Stephen Hawking and others such as Professor Richard Dawkins and Professor Jim Al-Khalili examine how science is striving for humankind's next leap forward.

The team showcase breakthroughs in technology and engineering that are creating a new generation of machines. Mark Evans fuses his brain with a computer in Switzerland to test a new breed of machine.

Kathy Sykes hits the streets of San Francisco to have the ride of her life as she experiences the future of transport in a driverless car. In Italy Jim Alei-Khalili comes face to face with a remarkable, baby-like robot called iCub, which learns like a child.

Joy Reidenberg discovers the extraordinary exoskeleton that can make the paralysed walk and give one man the strength of three. In the Canary Islands Maggie Aderin-Pocock visits one of the world's biggest telescopes, where they're searching for new planets in the furthest reaches of the universe - planets that we could one day colonise.

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Friday, March 29, 2013

Zombies: A Living History

 
 
Published on Sep 19, 2012
"Most people believe zombies are a recent phenomenon that grew out of comic books, movies and TV. The truth is very different. This two-hour special explores the real story of zombies beginning at the dawn of civilization and continuing right through to today. The first written reference to zombies can be found in the Epic of Gilgamesh, mankind's oldest work of literature. A look at both the old and new testaments of The Bible reveal numerous stories of the undead. We'll detail how Europe's Black Plague became one of the most prolific periods for myths and legends about zombies. Find out why Viking legends believed zombies were nearly indestructible except by decapitation or immolation. Examine other zombie legends from around the world, including secret stories of China's Terra Cotta Warriors and the voodoo rituals of Haiti. See how modern science added a whole new twist on zombies beginning with Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. Read more at http://www.tv-links.eu/documentaries/...

Friday, March 22, 2013

Earth Hour On Saturday March 23 at 8:30 PM

Millions worldwide to turn off lights for Earth Hour on Saturday March 23 at 8:30 PM


Homes, businesses and government buildings are switching off their lights for an hour this weekend as part of a global movement to raise awareness about climate change and energy conservation.

According to organizers, millions of people in more than 150 countries are participating in this year’s Earth Hour, which is being held Saturday from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. local time.

Held annually in March, the symbolic event is an international call for urgent action on climate change, as it encourages people to cut back on their energy consumption on a daily basis to reduce their environmental impact.

Across the globe, lights will be turned off and/or or dimmed at landmarks including New York’s Times Square and Empire State Building, the Las Vegas strip, and, for the first time, Moscow’s Kremlin and Red Square.

About 7,000 cities and towns are expected to take part in Earth Hour 2013, which is in the seventh year.

The movement began in Sydney, Australia in 2007, when more than two million individuals and 2,000 businesses switched off their lights for one hour.


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Sunday, March 17, 2013

Nikola Tesla - The Untold Story


Ancient Knowledge


Aliens Come From Hell

Real NASA footage of fallen angels in space & a look into ancient structures on the moon

(Official Movie) THRIVE: What On Earth Will It Take?

* Join us on Facebook! http://www.facebook.com/ThriveMovement * Buy the DVD w/ 50+ minutes of bonus features: http://www.thrivemovement.com/store * Donate to support the THRIVE Movement: http://www.thrivemovement.com/donations If you value what is presented in this movie, please go to http://thrivemovement.com/ where you can support Thrive Movement by making a donation. You will also find more in-depth information on each of the subjects discussed in the movie, learn about Critical Mass initiatives supported by Thrive, and connect with others who are waking up and taking action. Film Synopsis: THRIVE is an unconventional documentary that lifts the veil on what's REALLY going on in our world by following the money upstream -- uncovering the global consolidation of power in nearly every aspect of our lives. Weaving together breakthroughs in science, consciousness and activism, THRIVE offers real solutions, empowering us with unprecedented and bold strategies for reclaiming our lives and our future. http://www.thrivemovement.com/

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Archimedes' Secret (BBC Documentary)

This is the story of a book that could have changed the history of the World. To the untrained eye, it is nothing more than a small and unassuming Byzantine prayer book, yet it sold at Christies for over $2m. For faintly visible beneath the prayers on its pages are other, unique, writings - words that have been lost for nearly two thousand years. The text is the only record of work by one of the world's greatest minds - the ancient Greek, Archimedes - a mathematical genius centuries ahead of his time. Hidden for a millennium in a middle eastern library, it has been written over, broken up, painted on, cut up and re-glued. But in the nick of time scientists have saved the precious, fragile document, and for the first time it is revealing just how revolutionary Archimedes' ideas were. If it had been available to scholars during the Renaissance, we might have reached the Moon over a hundred years ago. The trail begins in the tenth century, when a scribe made a unique copy of the most important mathematics that Archimedes ever developed. For 200 years the document survived, but the mathematics in it was so complex that no one paid it any attention. So when one day a monk was looking for some new parchment - an expensive commodity at the time - to write a new prayer book, the answer seemed obvious. He used the Archimedes manuscript. He washed the Greek text off the pages, cut them in half, rebound them, and turned the Archimedes manuscript into an everyday prayer book. As he piously wrote out his prayers, he had no idea of the genius he was obliterating. Several hundred years later, the Renaissance was under way. Scientists were beginning to grapple with new concepts, working out how mathematics could be used to explain the World around them. Little did they know that many of the problems they were just encountering Archimedes had already solved more than a thousand years before. So, tragically, they had to do that research all over again, setting back the development of science and technology immeasurably. Then in 1906, in Constantinople, the document mysteriously turned up in a monastic library. An opportunistic scholar called Johan Ludwig Heiberg identified the text as Archimedes' writings. Although the Greek text was very faint, Heiberg was able to decipher some of it. What he found astonished him, and made the front page of the New York Times. He revealed that Archimedes' manuscript contained something called 'The Method', which showed not only Archimedes' final proofs, but for the first time revealed the process of how he went about making his discoveries.

National Geographic - Inside Google (High-Definition)


Journey to the Center of the Earth


The 20 Most-Watched TEDTalks (playlist)

The Greatest Machine That Never Was: John Graham-Cumming at TEDxImperial...

The Greatest Machine That Never Was: John Graham-Cumming at TEDxImperialCollege

The computer was invented in the 30s: not the 1930s, but the 1830s. British mathematician Charles Babbage designed and prototyped a fully functional mechanical computer he called the Analytical Engine, but it was never completed. Now a team in Britain plans to build the machine for display at London's Science Museum before the 2030s come around. In the spirit of "ideas worth spreading," TED has created TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)  Computer programmer John Graham-Cumming keeps geek history alive by raising awareness for it's heroes and their inventions. Full bio »

Tony Robbins: Why we do what we do

Tony Robbins discusses the "invisible forces" that motivate everyone's actions -- and high-fives Al Gore in the front row.
Tony Robbins makes it his business to know why we do the things we do. The pioneering life coach has spoken to millions of people through his best-selling books and three-day seminars. Full bio »