April 26, 2103 Removing The Traffic Lights Due in for new roads and traffic signals, the transient town of Poynton completely transformed itself into a must-stop destination by removing the traffic lights.
April 25, 2013 Three Years of Sun in Three Minutes In the three years since it first provided images of the sun in the spring of 2010, NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) has had virtually unbroken coverage of the sun's rise toward solar maximum, the peak of solar activity in its regular 11-year cycle. This video shows those three years of the sun at a pace of two images per day.
April 22, 2013 Mysteries of Vernacular: Miniature Miniature's root may be Latin, but its meaning is rooted in books, where red pigment was used to denote chapter breaks. Jessica Oreck explains how we got from there to the meaning of miniature today: something smaller than others of its class.
April 19, 2013 Magnetic Putty Magic Deep black with subtle green sparkles, Super Magnetic Thinking Putty has a mind of its own. Near a powerful magnet it comes alive! You'll be mesmerized by the invisible forces at play.
April 16, 2013 Dan Dennett: The Illusion of Consciousness Philosopher Dan Dennett makes a compelling argument that not only don't we understand our own consciousness, but that half the time our brains are actively fooling us. Dennett argues that human consciousness and free will are the result of physical processes and are not what we traditionally think they are. His 2003 book Freedom Evolves explores the way our brains have evolved to give us -- and only us -- the kind of freedom that matters, while 2006's Breaking the Spell examines religious belief through the lens of biology.
April 12, 2013 Glenda Jackson's Dismatles Thatcher in Tribute Debate “But the basis to Thatcherism — and this is where I come to the spiritual part of what I regard as the desperate, desperately wrong track that Thatcherism took this country into — was that everything I had been taught to regard as a vice — and I still regard them as vices — under Thatcherism was in fact a virtue: greed, selfishness, no care for the weaker, sharp elbows, sharp knees. They were the way forward."
April 10, 2013 John Berger / Ways of Seeing A BAFTA award-winning BBC series with John Berger, which rapidly became regarded as one of the most influential art programmes ever made. In the first programme, Berger examines the impact of photography on our appreciation of art from the past.
April 9, 2013 2012 Human Tower Competition in Tarragona, Spain The most important Human Tower Competition is called “Concurs de Castells” and it takes place in the city of Tarragona once every two years. Its XXIV edition took place during the 6th and 7th October 2012 with the participation of 32 teams from all around Catalonia and a live audience of more than 20,000 people. During the competition, the higher and difficult to build a tower is, the more points a team gets. Every human tower is usually between six and ten levels high. Teams are made of between 100 to 500 women and men. Young and light members form the top of the tower while heavier members form the base.
April 5, 2013 Angelo Musco: Conception Conception is a journey into the mind of Angelo Musco, one of today's most compelling young artists — a film exploring the connection between pain and beauty, passion and obsession, nature and the human experience.
April 4, 2013 Turbo Fatcap Art from a graffiti writer's perspective should be fast and effective. Fatcap spray caps are commonly used for covering large areas quickly but their flow has more to show. iNO has been a graffiti writer since 2000. The earlier years he produced mostly letters and bombing but after 2008 he focused in developing his style in characters. He studied Fine Arts and is active as a street artist. He is working constantly to evolute his spray painting technique and produce large scale murals.
April 3, 2013 Sperm Motion-Capture Dance In a 60-second commercial by Masashi Kawamura, animated sperm dance in formation to music. Kawamura describes the unusual lengths he and his team went to to create it. "We looked around and there was an all-male crew, so we decided to collect our sperm and bring it to a bio lab," he says. "We scanned it and motion-captured our sperm and used that data to create the animations. I think nobody else has done that in history."
April 2, 2013 Beat Keeping in a California Sea Lion One of our resident sea lions, Ronan, is the first non-human mammal shown able to find and keep the beat with musical stimuli. This challenges earlier evidence from humans and parrots suggesting that complex vocal mimicry is a necessary precondition for flexible rhythmic entrainment.