February 28, 2012 Flawed Symmetry of Prediction — Jeff Frost Modern science reveals the ubiquitous nature of hidden realities, but has yet to pin down your location. Over 40,000 high resolution still images were shot on Canon DSLR cameras for this film. Frost roamed the deserts of California and Utah looking for abandoned structures in the same manner that his Grandfather, Alfred, explored the Four Corners area looking for ancient Native American dwellings. This film is dedicated to him.
February 24, 2012 Snow Circles Landscape artist Sonja Hinrichsen and a team of 5 volunteers tracked a series of circles into the snow at Rabbit Ears pass in Steamboat, Colorado. The filmmaker, Cedar Beauregard, mounted a camera on a remote-controlled helicopter.
February 23, 2012 Neil Young Live at the Bank of Scotland In perhaps the finest music video of all time, street performer Neil Young (circa 1976) strolls through Glasgow, plops down in front of the Bank of Scotland and serenades the locals with Old Laughing Lady.
February 22, 2012 This Is My Home On an unseasonably warm November night in Manhattan on their way to get ice cream, they stumbled upon what appeared to be a vintage shop, brightly lit display window and all. As they began to walk in, a man sitting out front warned them that they were welcome to explore, but nothing inside was for sale. Their interests piqued, they began to browse through the collections the man out front had built throughout his life. This is a story of a man and his home.
February 21, 2012 Keck in Motion Keck Observatory operates two ten-meter telescopes atop the summit of Mauna Kea Hawai'i. Keeping those telescopes on-sky every night is the summit crew of the Operations Department. This video is dedicated to the Keck daycrew who make it possible.
February 20, 2012 Plasma Indirection Darker, cooler plasma slides and shifts back and forth above the Sun's surface — seen here for 30 hours (Feb. 7-8, 2012) in extreme ultraviolet light. An active region rotatingat 300,000 miles per hour provides a bright backdrop to the gyrating streams of plasma. The particles are being pulled this way and that by competing magnetic forces. They are tracking along strands of magnetic field lines. This kind of detailed solar observation with high-resolution frames and a four-minute cadence was not possible until the arrival of Solar Dynamics Observatory, which launched two years ago on Feb. 11, 2010.
February 16, 2012 Everything is a Remix — Part 4 Our system of law doesn't acknowledge the derivative nature of creativity. Instead, ideas are regarded as property, as unique and original lots with distinct boundaries. But ideas aren't so tidy. They're layered, they’re interwoven, they're tangled. And when the system conflicts with the reality... the system starts to fail.
February 8, 2012 Science off the Sphere: Knitting Needle Experiment Expedition 30 astronaut Don Pettit uses knitting needles and water droplets to demonstrate physics in space through 'Science off the Sphere.' This is part of the first video in a series for a partnership between NASA and the American Physical Society to share unique videos from the International Space Station with students, educators and science fans from around the world.
February 3, 2012 Grail Mission Snaps Far Side of the Moon — First Look NASA's GRAIL mission has beamed back its first video of the far side of the moon. The imagery was taken on Jan. 19 by the MoonKAM aboard the mission's "Ebb" spacecraft. The north pole of the moon is visible at the top of the screen as the spacecraft flies toward the lunar south pole. One of the first prominent geological features seen on the lower third of the moon is the Mare Orientale, a 560-mile-wide (900 kilometer) impact basin that straddles both the moon's near and far side.The clip ends with rugged terrain just short of the lunar south pole. To the left of center, near the bottom of the screen, is the 93-mile-wide (149 kilometer) Drygalski crater with a distinctive star-shaped formation in the middle. The formation is a central peak, created many billions of years ago by a comet or asteroid impact.
February 2, 2012 Look at Life — Coffee Bar, 1959 It's a look at the SOHO bohemian coffee bars of London. Some of the coffee bars shown include: The 2Is, the French, the Macabre, Le Grande, Stockpot, Sam Widges, Melbray, Universal, La Roca, Freight Train, El Toro, Picasso, Las Vegas, and Moka Bar.