I just found this video, and was immediately moved to share it with you. We have seen so many videos and still shots from the first successful Moon Landing mission, but have you ever wondered what it was like on the ground during the lift-off of the Apollo 11? Here is a video taken at 500 frames per second, and played back at a much slower speed so you can see the flaming fury of the lift-off of that historical [ Read More ]
Archive for May, 2012
Oddly enough, a lot of people believe that the Mayans have pegged it about the end of times. Take a look at this fun little video about the Mayan Calendar, the End of the World, and… yes, the History Channel.
Sometimes Scientists are just big kids with lots of discretionary funds. Case in point: This video shows a chair that self-destructs, then rebuilds itself. The useful ness of such an experiment? While not immediately apparent, becomes interesting when you think about self-assembling robots, and other items. Self-assembling? Why would that be necessary? Well, for starters, think Nanotechnology. Think of molecular robots which are delivered (to the blood stream, for example), and then which assemble themselves into artery-cleaning machines, which either break [ Read More ]
A song was written about a hillside of houses one would drive by on the way into San Francisco. The song was called “Little Boxes”, and you’d have to see the houses to really get the impact of it. Over the years the song has been both popular and disparaged. And while it has not always been in favor, it has endured. I recently found a very entertaining, and imaginative version of it, and share it with you, today. What’s [ Read More ]
I had no idea what I was getting myself into when I stumbled upon this video. One thing for sure, watching this guy perform you get the feeling that with a little work you could do it too. Perhaps that is the magic of some performers, doing the difficult and making it look so easy that you become enthralled. Enjoy.
Tony Robbins has been doing seminars for 29 years. I met him 30 years ago, before he began his career. I watched him take the science of NLP, created by two other friends, John Grinder and Richard Bandler, and turn them into a people-changing program. I’ve got to say I’m impressed. I ran across his talk at TED today, and am reminded of how well he speaks, how well he describes, and how well he motivates. Watch and listen as [ Read More ]
Not every great video receives the credit it deserves. I found this one quite by accident, and was greatly moved by the short story it presents. As a writer I am moved to devise any number of off-shoots or specialized endings for this story, but I wonder what you would choose, if you were the author. What would be the next scene if you were to write it?
I’ve never been big on “Nature” films. Oh, sure, they can show you things you don’t expect to see, but oft times they are bloody and unexpectedly gruesome. The video I present to you today was passed on to me by a friend from the Fremont Area Writers (a branch of the California Writers Club), and because I like my friend, I watched it. This is not your average, every-day “Life in Nature” video. This is something special. While I don’t have [ Read More ]
I thought the Japanese dance group previously posted here was pretty outrageous. Then I saw what the Koreans could do with some clever costumes replacing cards at a sports stadium. Watch this video, and pay special attention to the closeups. Amazing!
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As children growing up, we reveled in asking “why” questions. “Why is the sky blue?” “Why was I born?” “What will I be when I grow up?” The list goes on and on. As children we were confident that there was a ready answer to each of our questions, and we would go to bed at night, if not wiser, at least secure in that the answers were there for the taking. But, is that true? Join Chris Anderson with [ Read More ]