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The sun, our closest star, in a stunning 4K time lapse animation

Compiling 17,000 images captured by the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO), via Helioviewer, from October 14-30, 2014, James Tyrwhitt-Drake created a stunning 4K time lapse animation. Watch 16 of our days rotate by in a...

Why aren’t we only using solar power?

Solar power is cleaner, more sustainable, and in many cases, less expensive than coal-fueled power plants, so why aren't we only using solar power? Beyond the business and infrastructural challenges, TED Ed outlines s...

The Solar Do-Nothing Machine by Charles and Ray Eames

Designed by husband and wife team Charles and Ray Eames, this is the Solar Do-Nothing Machine, a whimsy-maker of sorts, but also "one of the first devices to convert solar energy to electricity. The Eames office asked...

Baltimore’s Trash-Collecting Water Wheel

River cleanup in Baltimore has gotten easier (and more fun to watch) with the construction of the Healthy Harbor initiative's Water Wheel. Designed by John Kellett and Daniel Chase, the solar and water-powered trash c...

NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory: Year 4

Switch this video to HD full screen and marvel at the incredible detail in which we can now observe the sun, our closest star. This video is filled with year four highlights from the Solar Dy...

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...

How to build a solar oven

From a yard in Kampala, Uganda, Moses explains how to build a solar oven using a tire, some glass, newspaper, silver foil, tape, a black pot, and a few hours. If you’re cooking outside or don’t have an oven, solar ...

NOVA PBS: Solar Power

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...

What is Energy?

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

24/7 Concentrated Solar Thermal Power + Molten Salt Storage (CSP+)

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...

Strange & beautiful shadows created by the annular solar eclipse

Via LaughingSquid, check out this video by Mark Day of the strange and beautiful shadows created by the annular solar eclipse on May 20th, 2012. And via KQED, the ring of fire — “whe...

Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory (STEREO) reveals the entire Sun

Launched in October 2006, STEREO (Solar TErrestrial RElations Observatory) traces the flow of energy and matter from the sun to Earth. It also provides unique and revolutionary views of the sun-Earth system. STE...

How the Aurora Borealis is created

Produced by forskning.no in collaboration with the Department of Physics at the University of Oslo, this is a brilliantly simple explainer about How the Aurora Borealis is created.