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The Museum of Science and Energy’s Van de Graaff Generator

The Museum of Science and Energy in Oak Ridge, Tennessee introduces the Van de Graaff Generator and static electricity! After they make everyone’s hair rise, they create some serious sp...

The Landfill – Different kinds of trash as harvestable resources

The Landfill is a three minute film by documentary filmmaker Gary Hustwit and director Jessica Edwards about how our different kinds of trash can be used as harvestable resources. The Unite...

How to build a light bulb – Sick Science!

Yes, you can build your own lightbulb! This is what you’ll need: Eight D-sized batteries, Mason jar or other clear glass, Electrical tape, Pie pan, Scissors, Toilet paper tube, Mechanical pencil refills, Small ...

Moving Windmills: The William Kamkwamba story

William Kamkwamba's story is already out there as a book, a young readers book, a Kickstarter documentary film project, not only one but two TED Talks, and luckily for us, the six minute story in video form. A descrip...

Go Beyond Oil (Greenpeace UK Campaign)

We’ve watched this video quite a few times in the last few weeks… it’s surfaced as a kiddo-favorite. Not only is it a beautiful animation (by Toronto-based Smart Bubble Society, “a not-for-pro...

How does lightning form?

How does lightning form? Evidently we’re still trying to figure it out! It all starts in the clouds where both ice crystals and hail stones form:  Scientists believe that as these hail stones fall back throug...

Lightning captured at 7,207 images per second

A downward lightning negative ground flash captured at 7,207 images per second. A negative stepped leader emerges from the cloud and connects with the ground forming a return stroke. From ZT Research, ...

24/7 Concentrated Solar Thermal Power + Molten Salt Storage

Turning light into heat 24 hours a day, Concentrated Solar Power plus molten salt storage technology (CSP+) works like a typical steam turbine/electrical power generator system on the inside, but on the outside, it is...

CLOUD: An Interactive Sculpture Made from 6,000 Light Bulbs

CLOUD is a large-scale interactive installation by Caitlind r.c. Brown for Nuit Blanche Calgary. Created from steel, metal pull-strings, and 5,000+ light bulbs (both illuminated and burnt out) CLOUD asks th...

A is for Ampere – Circuit Playground

This made-for-kids video, Circuit Playground “A is for Ampere” – Episode 1, isn’t your everyday made-for-kids video. DIY electronics shop Adafruit, led by MIT engineer and Adafruit Founder Limor Fried (in the ...

A planetary time lapse from the International Space Station

With footage taken from the International Space Station, NASA fan Bruce W Berry Jr cleaned up and created this Time-Lapse | Earth homage. The location views are listed in order:  1. A Jump over the Terminator2. Sa...

What is Energy?

From Nova PBS, “What is energy and why are we on a never ending search for new energy sources?

How do wind turbines work?

From NOVA PBS, an explanation of how wind turbines work, what challenges wind power faces, and why this renewable energy source is important. With charts! More vids with wind turbines are in the archives.

Solar Power – NOVA PBS

From NOVA PBS, Solar Power:  The amount of solar energy that strike the surface of the Earth in one hour is more than enough to supply every person on the planet with electricity for an entire year. However, there...

How to Make LED Origami – Adafruit

Have you been wanting to light up your origami? Then look no further than this fun LED Origami video tutorial by Adafruit's Becky Stern and Risa Rose. They also have step-by-step lotus flower and frog instructions. ...

The Toyota Camatte electric concept car

This Japanese-flavored animation was created for the unveiling of two Toyota Camatte electric car concepts. Showcased at the 2012 Tokyo Toy Show, these vehicles were designed to get kids invo...

B is for Battery – Circuit Playground

We love this made-for-kids series of videos, Circuit Playground, by MIT engineer and Adafruit Founder Limor Fried (in the pink hair) and her robot friend ADABOT. For this excellent DIY project — and to find out...

A world land speed record for lightweight electric vehicles

Watch Lord Paul Drayson, former Science Minister, science entrepreneur, and owner of Drayson Racing Technologies, set a new world land speed record for lightweight electric vehicles after achieving an average of 204.1...

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