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April 19, 2015

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12:22 AM | Questions of Doom: Druids? Today, I explore the Druids - who...
Questions of Doom: Druids? Today, I explore the Druids - who were they and what does archaeology have to say about them? Welcome to Questions of Doom. In this series, we answer your questions about Archaeology and our shared heritage. By: Archaeosoup Productions. Get merch: http://www.zazzle.co.uk/archaeosoup

April 18, 2015

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11:44 PM | Carpal Tunnel Syndrome This 3D medical animation depicts carpal...
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome This 3D medical animation depicts carpal tunnel syndrome and carpal tunnel release. Carpal tunnel syndrome is a nerve disorder of the hand caused by compression of the median nerve. Two different types of carpal tunnel release are animated, an open carpal tunnel procedure and the endoscopic approach. By: Nucleus Medical Media.
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11:06 PM | Colourspaces What’s a colourspace and why do we have...
Colourspaces What’s a colourspace and why do we have different ones? It’s horses for courses as Image Analyst Mike Pound explains. By: Computerphile.
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10:29 PM | Misconceptions about Dinosaurs This week, Elliott discusses some...
Misconceptions about Dinosaurs This week, Elliott discusses some misconceptions about dinosaurs! Brontosaurus Update: http://bit.ly/1Chw9Tj By: Mental Floss. Store: http://store.mentalfloss.com/ (enter promo code: “YoutubeFlossers” for 15% off!)
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9:50 PM | Robots, soccer and the staying power of Short Circuit -...
Robots, soccer and the staying power of Short Circuit - Scientists & Engineers on Sofas Soccer aficionado and RoboCup champion DARwin-OP and robotics expert Alex Leonessa recently sat down with Thi Le in the NSF library to talk about robots of all kinds, and discuss how research in robotics could help do much more than just build better robots. DARwIn-OP, which stands for Dynamic Anthropomorphic Robot with Intelligence–Open Platform, and Leonessa, NSF program director for General […]
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9:13 PM | How To Ripen Fruit Quickly - Bang Goes The Theory Jem Stansfield...
How To Ripen Fruit Quickly - Bang Goes The Theory Jem Stansfield looks at the use of ethylene and how crucial it is to get the levels right to preserve our fruit. By: Brit Lab.
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8:35 PM | ISIS versus Cuneiform - the linguistics behind the news The...
ISIS versus Cuneiform - the linguistics behind the news The Islamic State is demolishing Mesopotamian history. The reason this hurts us so much has something to do with Cuneiform. A quick back-story of the peoples crushed beneath ISIS efforts to wipe out the first civilizations to speak on their own terms and in their own words. Sumerian and Akkadian Cuneiform left a legacy that shaped the Middle East and Europe. This video briefly explores that legacy and gives some linguistic nuance to the […]
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7:57 PM | Venus Under Pressure How high is the atmospheric pressure on...
Venus Under Pressure How high is the atmospheric pressure on Venus? Dr. Bruce Betts has this week’s Random Space Fact! By: The Planetary Society. Support at: https://secure.planetary.org/site/Donation2?1380.donation=form1&df_id=1380
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7:19 PM | How to test the soil in your garden | Do Try This At Home Soil...
How to test the soil in your garden | Do Try This At Home Soil is essential to life as we know it on planet Earth. This week, Robbie and Joel show you a simple activity to try at home to investigate what kind of soil you might have in your garden. Special thanks to the Soil Association and Ben Raskin. For more information on soil and some top gardening tips, check out http://www.soilassociation.org/ This video was presented by: Robbie Kornitschky and Joel Sanderson, Live Science Team. Produced […]
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6:41 PM | Fatigue and its Effect on Doctors & Prescriptions Fatigue...
Fatigue and its Effect on Doctors & Prescriptions Fatigue matters. Even when it comes to doctors. Especially when it comes to doctors. We’ve got data. This is Healthcare Triage News. For those of you who want to read more, go here: http://theincidentaleconomist.com/wordpress/?p=62020 By: Healthcare Triage. Get merch: http://dft.ba/-HCTmerch
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6:03 PM | What Exactly Are Sounding Rockets? Sounding rockets, contrary to...
What Exactly Are Sounding Rockets? Sounding rockets, contrary to their name, aren’t used for aural testing. For more on Ground Control, and where you can find it in stores: http://www.ninkasibrewing.com/blogs/press-blog/2015/03/17/ninkasi-brewing-company-introduces-ground-control/?ageVerified=defaultValue And more on the Ninkasi Space Program: http://nsp.ninkasibrewing.com/ By: Amy Shira Teitel.
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5:25 PM | Should You Eat Fast Food After A Workout? A new study claims...
Should You Eat Fast Food After A Workout? A new study claims that fast food as just as good for you as sports supplements. Could this be true? Read More:Small portions of fast food just as effective for recovery after work-out as sports supplementsGlycogenCarbohydrate-loading diet By: DNews.
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4:47 PM | Weasels! by animalwondersmontana: Jessi tackles weasels! Not...
Weasels! by animalwondersmontana: Jessi tackles weasels! Not literally. So what is the difference between a ferret and a weasel? What about mink, fishers, stoats, and polecats? And how does the classification of wild species help pet owners? If you like this video give a mental thanks to the awesome person that sponsored this video’s topic. I’m not sure I would have done an episode on weasels if they hadn’t suggested it since we don’t have any at Animal Wonders. So […]
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4:10 PM | 5 Fairy Tales That Were Way Darker Than You Realized as a Kid |...
5 Fairy Tales That Were Way Darker Than You Realized as a Kid | What the Stuff?! The older versions of popular fairy tales often get into some surprisingly mature themes: murder, mutilation, revenge. Learn the gory details in this video. 10 Fairy Tales That Were Way Darker Than You Realized as a Kid:http://people.howstuffworks.com/10-dark-fairy-tales.htm By: How Stuff Works.
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3:32 PM | Watch this robot draw blood from patient Many of the common...
Watch this robot draw blood from patient Many of the common concerns with giving blood – shaky needles, elusive veins – may be eased in the near future, thanks to the latest robotic and imaging technologies. VascuLogic, a start-up supported by the NSF Small Business Innovation Research program, is bringing to market a device that aims to make the blood collection process safer and more efficient. The technology uses infrared and ultrasound imaging to identify veins. A robotically […]
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2:54 PM | England: South Sea Bubble IV - The Bubble Pops - Extra...
England: South Sea Bubble IV - The Bubble Pops - Extra History With the South Sea Company’s value dangerously inflated, Blunt drives one more scheme to raise stock prices - and it finally backfires on him. Early investors (including the famous politician Robert Walpole) seize the opportunity to sell their stock while the value is high, and the general public finally realizes that the South Sea Company has no actual worth. Everyone who didn’t sell their stock in the first round finds […]
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2:16 PM | Where Do You Go When You Go To Sleep? We spend a third of our...
Where Do You Go When You Go To Sleep? We spend a third of our lives asleep. Every organism on Earth—from rats to dolphins to fruit flies to microorganisms—relies on sleep for its survival, yet science is still wrestling with a fundamental question: Why does sleep exist? During Shakespeare and Cervantes’ time, sleep was likened to death, with body and mind falling into a deep stillness before resurrecting each new day. In reality, sleep is a flurry of action. Trillions of […]
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2:01 PM | Do these dolls look familiar? In 1997 Intel released the...
Do these dolls look familiar? In 1997 Intel released the Pentium II processor and advertised it with commercials starring “BunnyPeople.” That name is not a reference to the animals with floppy ears; bunny suits are protective clothing worn by lab technicians who build microprocessors. The suits are designed to protect the processors from contamination, not the people wearing them.Intel stopped using this ad campaign around the same time overalls went out of style, but you can still […]
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1:38 PM | Ditching the Fifth Axiom Abandoning “The Fifth...
Ditching the Fifth Axiom Abandoning “The Fifth Axiom” - Euclid’s so-called Parallel Postulate - gave birth to a whole new world… the world Hyperbolic Geometry. Featuring Dr Caleb Ashley. By: Numberphile. Fifth Axiom (extra footage) Some extra footage not used in our Fifth Axiom video with Dr Caleb Ashley. By: Numberphile 2. Support at: http://www.patreon.com/numberphile
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10:47 AM | April 18, 1906: San Francisco´s Wicked Ground
“O, promised landO, wicked groundBuild a dreamTear it downO, promised landWhat a wicked groundBuild a dreamWatch it all fall down”“San Andreas Fault” Maybe the first persons to note something unusual in early morning of April 18, 1906 were the sailors on board of the “Wellington“, just entering the bay of San Francisco. The captain reported later that the ship “shivered and shook like a springless wagon on a corduroy road” even if the sea was as […]
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9:17 AM | Physics Week in Review: April 18, 2015
In honor of Tax Day in the US, here is a piece on the IRS’s Favorite Mathematical Law: Armed with Benford’s law, “the IRS can sniff out falsified returns just by looking at the... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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5:41 AM | 'A way of thinking' by Carl Sagan [Vídeo]
«Vivimos en una sociedad basada en la ciencia y la tecnología en la que nadie entiende nada sobre la ciencia y la tecnología» - Carl Sagan -
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12:22 AM | The Radium Girls by scishow: SciShow explores the harrowing...
The Radium Girls by scishow: SciShow explores the harrowing tale of the so-called Radium Girls, factory workers who were the first who for years worked with one of the world’s most radioactive substances – and suffered the consequences. Support at: https://www.patreon.com/scishow

April 17, 2015

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11:44 PM | Witches & Necronomicon! [Stax 15] by uispeccoll: New...
Witches & Necronomicon! [Stax 15] by uispeccoll: New Staxpeditions!  We head to Spiritualism, Witchcraft, and the Necronomicon in BF 889-2055 thanks to a call number range from Beccy Pert. Books in this episode: A history of the witches of Renfrewshire : who were burned on the gallowgreen of Paisley / published by the editor of the Paisley repository. Paisley : Printed by J. Neilson for John Millar, 1809. BF1581 .H57 1809 Edmonds, John W. (John Worth), 1799-1874. Spiritualism / by […]
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11:06 PM | Eye vs. camera Your eyes don’t always capture the world exactly...
Eye vs. camera Your eyes don’t always capture the world exactly as a video camera would. But the eyes are remarkably efficient organs, the result of hundreds of millions of years of coevolution with our brains. Michael Mauser outlines the similarities and differences between your eye and a video camera. View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/eye-vs-camera-michael-mauser Lesson by Michael Mauser, animation by Nick Hilditch. By: TED-Ed.
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10:29 PM | The Future Of Poop Transplants Fecal transplants might sound...
The Future Of Poop Transplants Fecal transplants might sound gross, but they are saving lives! How does the procedure work, and what is the history of it? Read More:How Fecal Transplants Can Save LivesFecal Transplantation for the Treatment of Clostridium difficile InfectionFecal transplants successful for treating C. difficile infection By: DNews.
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9:50 PM | Giving robots and prostheses the human touch - Science...
Giving robots and prostheses the human touch - Science Nation Research engineers and students in the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Biomechatronics Lab are designing artificial limbs to be more sensational, with the emphasis on sensation. With support from the National Science Foundation (NSF), the team, led by mechanical engineer Veronica J. Santos, is constructing a language of touch that both a computer and a human can understand. The researchers are quantifying this with […]
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9:13 PM | Breast Biopsy A breast biopsy is a procedure in which a doctor...
Breast Biopsy A breast biopsy is a procedure in which a doctor removes a small sample of tissue from the breast. This video shows several ways a doctor can remove a sample of breast tissue. By: Nucleus Medical Media.
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8:35 PM | Know Your Scientists! Archaeology or Paleontology? by...
Know Your Scientists! Archaeology or Paleontology? by scishow: How do you make an archaeologist really mad, really fast? Ask her if she’s found any dinosaurs. SciShow helps you Know Your Scientists by explaining the many differences between archaeology and paleontology, and how they’re each awesome in their own ways. Support at: https://www.patreon.com/scishow
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7:57 PM | Babies on the Brink by sciencefriday: Since the 1960s,...
Babies on the Brink by sciencefriday: Since the 1960s, developmental psychologists point to the “Visual Cliff"—an experiment that plops babies on a fake precipice—as proof that infants learn to fear heights as they learn to crawl. Yet, over the past 25 years, a series of rigorous (and adorable) experiments by Karen Adolph of NYU’s Infant Action Lab has shattered this myth, revealing that while babies can learn from experiences near high ledges or narrow bridges, […]
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