Topic: Invisible Worlds

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What is dust made of?

Less than a tenth the size of an ant, a dust mite’s whole world is contained in the dusty film under a bed or in a forgotten corner. This realm is right under our noses, but from our perspective, the tiny specks of br...

Animated Life: Seeing the Invisible

"Everything that you can actually see with your eye is just the smallest sliver of life on this Earth. Most of life is invisible..." And so begins the exquisite paper-puppetry of Seeing the Invisible, a video by F...

5 Hidden Worlds Revealed Under a Microscope (with Telly!)

Sesame Street's Telly teams up with 5facts' Annie Colbert and Matt Silverman to explore sand, chalk, strawberries, velcro, and lint up close: 5 Hidden Worlds Revealed Under a “MEGA...

Jewel Box Sun: Invisible wavelengths of light translated into colors

From NASA Goddard, Jewel Box Sun, a surprising video that illuminates how NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) converts a wide range of invisible wavelengths into colorized images tha...

The Floating Water Bridge Demo

The Floating Water Bridge, a demonstration by Dr. Elmar C. Fuchs. Two beakers are filled with triply deionized water. Electrodes are added to each, exposing the water to high d.c. voltage. A cylindrical water bridge f...

Invisible Drum Kit – Rowan Atkinson

Here’s Rowan Atkinson and an invisible drum kit, a slapstick mime performance from his Live! act. Updated video.

A Boy And His Atom: The World’s Smallest Movie

Magnifying carbon monoxide (CO) atoms to over 100 million times their actual size, arranging them into a series of 242 still images, and then animating them together, scientists at IBM Researc...

How Bees See the Invisible – It’s Okay to Be Smart

From It’s Okay to Be Smart and PBS Digital Studios, Dr. Joe Hanson explains mutualism and How Bees See the Invisible. There is more buzzing in the archives. 

What is the fastest accelerator on the planet? – Invisible Worlds

What is the fastest accelerator on the planet? A cheetah? A rocket? A… a fungus spore? —This is a segment from the BBC’s Invisible Worlds. Related reading: Spore dispersal – The big gamble and Pil...

Jerry Lewis mimes typing in Who’s Minding the Store (1963)

In sharing this classic Jerry Lewis scene from Who’s Minding the Store (1963), I didn’t anticipate needing to explain to the kids about the kind of technology that Jerry is pretending to type on. If you fi...

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