January 22, 2007

Top science videos

I have not been this excited about the internet since 1994, when people at the AI Lab would run mosaic everyday and check to see if there were any new pages. My new addiction is videos! You can find quite a number of lectures, interviews etc. and it somehow makes a big difference to see the person talking, rather than just listening or reading. Here is a partial list of my favorites.

2 comments:

Mosh said...

Great stuff.

David Bradley said...

I posted to the Sciencebase site a video showing pop sci experimentalist Robert Krampf demonstrating water's properties using a balloon filled with water held in a candle flame. I thought it was quite an impressive demo, it never occurred to me that it was at all controversial. But, this morning I had an outraged email telling me this video is dangerous and that kids could start filling balloons with inflammable liquids and cause themselves and others serious harm.

I called the post "Saving a Balloon with Water" and you can watch the video here

Should I remove the vid, is it really going to wreak havoc in households across the world when kids start filling balloons with petrol, lighter fluid, and other nasties. Or is it just a bit of harmful fun with far more exciting alternatives on Youtube and elsewhere like WD40 stunts and Mentos and Diet Coke tricks, for kids intent on wreaking havoc to try?

db