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Beach Creatures: Theo Jansen and his Strandbeests

Theo Jansen makes wind-fueled kinetic sculptures specifically for walking and “surviving” on the beach. He calls them Strandbeests and they are extraordinary. Check out his 2007 TED Talk, which explains mo...

A Mouth, Arm, and Eye, Rube Goldberg-style – Kuratorium

Commissioned by Kuratorium Aargau (who, I believe, provide grants for work in the visual arts) and directed by Crictor/Rafael Sommerhalder, these three cause-and-effect mini-productions are great little anticipation b...

Robot riding a bicycle

The problem with showing young kids some of these videos is that they might not realize how INSANE these sights actually are. They often just take it in stride as neat! But yikes, it’s a robot riding a bicycle....

e-volo: The first manned flight with an electric multicopter

At the end of October 2011, Thomas Senkel of e-volo made the first manned flight with an e-powered multicopter at an airstrip in the southwest of Germany. The flight lasted one minute and 30 seconds, after which the c...

Harvard’s Soft Robot Walking and Crawling

This isn’t like the robots we usually feature. This robot is soft and “boneless,” so to speak, like a squid, or starfish, or worms. Created by researchers at Harvard, this ro...

Slot car racing in Finland

Slot car racing in Finland: What’s great about this video, in addition to the actual slot car racing, was the super serious benchwork happening to fix and fine tune the cars. We love se...

How Round Is Your Circle? Physical models of abstract math

A series of visual examples from the book How Round Is Your Circle: “John Bryant and Chris Sangwin illustrate how physical models are created from abstract mathematical ones.” We ...

Solar Cells – Material Marvels with Ainissa Ramirez

Science Evangelist and Former Associate Professor of Materials Science at Yale University, Dr. Ainissa Ramirez, explains how sandwiches of silicon (in solar cells) can create energy from sunlight. The sun? Elements...

Paper engineer Matthew Shlian: Flipbook & paper installations

A flip book video by paper engineer, TEDx speaker, and artist Matt Shlian, who also makes paper sculptures and videos of his intricate flip books and small paper installations. A few favorites are here, here and (don...

Stonehenge: Moving Massive Blocks Using Simple Engineering

Have the kids seen W.T. “Wally” Wallington yet? He’s a retired carpenter who believes he knows how Stonehenge was built. With 35 years experience in construction under his ...

The incredible jumping Sand Flea robot by Boston Dynamics

The kid and I both exclaimed WHOA at the same time when we saw this jumping Sand Flea robot make its second jump. From Boston Dynamics:  Sand Flea is an 11-lb robot with one trick up its sl...

A Google self driving car test with a legally blind man

Behold Google’s Driverless Car. From PC Mag:  Google released the video to celebrate that it has safely completed 200,000 miles of computer-lead driving. The video shows [Steve] Mahan sitting in the driver&#...

The Model T Assembly Line

, we ran into this Model T assembly line video on US History Educator Blog. The video not only shows the revolution of progressive assembly in Henry Ford’s factories (which changed how thi...

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...

Challenges of Getting to Mars: Curiosity’s Seven Minutes of Terror

I thought we couldn’t get more excited about Mars Curiosity’s mission to Mars, but then we saw this popular video about the rover’s “Seven Minutes of Terror" —  th...

Cranes lifting cranes lifting cranes

Have you ever seen a crane lift a crane? How about a crane that lifts a crane that lifted a crane? How about a crane that lifts a crane that lifted a crane that lifted another… oh neverm...

Life-sized Hot Wheels: X Games Double Dare Loop

How cool would it be if your hot wheels cars were life-sized and could drive on massive looped tracks?! At the 2012 X Games in Los Angeles on Saturday June 30th, Team Hot Wheels professional ...

Testing with a Martian Dune Buggy – NASA JPL

NASA engineers take the Curiosity test rover to California’s Mojave desert to learn how to drive on Martian sand dunes. Mark your calendars: the Curiosity Rover is still on target...

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