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Power, an animated exploration of illustrated machines

From animator and painter Dana Sink, Power is an animated short film that explores the forms of illustrated machines over time.

The science of milk

Milk is poured into cereal. We might want milk for our cookies or hot chocolate. We can use milk to bake. It's usually in our cheeses, butters, and ice creams. Milk is often the first thing we drink as newborn babies....

Why are Dalmatians the Traditional Dog of Choice at Firestations?

Before fire trucks, there were horse-drawn carriages. One of the most effective fire-fighting tools in the middle of the 18th century was the steam pumper- a machine that consisted of a boiler which was able to use st...

Police Horse Training

How are police horses chosen to become the highly trained and trusted steeds that they are? Via BBC Earth, watch the police horse testing and training process as conducted by the San Francisco...

Horseback Riding in Yosemite National Park

Let’s go Horseback Riding in Yosemite National Park: Yosemite ranger Shelton Johnson talks about seeing Yosemite on horseback (or mule back) - an experience that hasn’t changed...

Mongolian horsemen herd wild horses for their horse milk

From BBC’s Human Planet, watch Mongolian horsemen herd wild horses in order to first catch foals, and then wild mares for their milk. Mongolia’s 2.4 million people are semi-nomadi...

War Horse and the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

From BBC One, the National Theatre’s life-like War Horse puppet takes part in the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. We’ve seen this life-sized animal puppet and its handlers, the H...

HEARD NY in Grand Central: Nick Cave’s Soundsuit performance

Commuters in Grand Central Terminal will encounter a new obstacle to making the train on time this week: 30 dancing horses. It’s part of “Heard NY,” a site-specific performance by the Chicago artist Nick Cave, in c...

Inventor Portrait: Jerry Ford’s automatic wheelchair brake device

Elderly people with Alzheimer’s Disease or dementia sometimes forget to use the manual brakes on their wheelchairs, which then fall out from under them when they try to stand or sit. When this ...

A horse sculpted from hot molten glass in less than 90 seconds

Recorded during a glass-making tour, this Italian glass blower sculpts a horse from hot molten glass in less than 90 seconds. Thanks, @mamagotcha. Update: Via Reddit, here's another artisan creating a simi...

Handspring Puppet Company’s War Horse at Sandown

From the Handspring Puppet Company, their War Horse puppet at Sandown Park Racecourse. Spend a few minutes really watching this one… especially the head movement around 2:30-2:45.  via N...