Posts Tagged ‘videos’

Jakarta is sinking

May 17, 2021

Jakarta, Indonesia, is sinking. While the coastal city is prone to flooding due to sea level rise, the land is subsiding as much as 25 cm (9.8 inches) a year as residents extract water from underground. A Vox video.

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“Indonesia’s capital city isn’t the only one sinking,” Leah Asmelash, CNN

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The Toymaker

May 13, 2021

Eddy Goldfarb has created over 800 toys and novelties, including such classics as the chattering teeth, Vac-U-Form, and Kerplunk! A short film directed by Lyn Goldfarb. See more at EddysWorld.net

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Teaching Singers In Metal Bands How To Scream

May 12, 2021

Voice coach Melissa Cross works with metal bands so their screaming singers don’t damage their vocal cords.

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“Where Did the Metal Scream Come From? And How Do Metal Vocalists Avoid Destroying Their Vocal Cords?” Josh Jones, Open Culture

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Vaccinating Seasame Street

May 7, 2021

Seasame Street feels hopeful about vaccinations.

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“Sesame Workshop, the Ad Council, COVID Collaborative and CDC Launch New PSAs About COVID-19 Vaccines,” press release

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Cicadas

May 7, 2021

Brood X is back! Big, red-eyed bugs will keep DC and 15 states awake for two weeks. A video by Samuel Orr with music by Dexter Britain.

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Recycling Arcade

May 5, 2021

Want to encourage recycling? Make it fun.

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A 3-Minute History of Hip-Hop

May 3, 2021

“The Birth of Hip-Hip,” narrated by Dr. Henry Louis Gates, from Black History in 2 Minutes (Or So).

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How the Snow Globe Was Invented

April 30, 2021

If Thomas Edison made better light bulbs, Erwin Perzy might never have invented the snow globe.

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“A Brief History of Snow Globes,” Linda Rodriguez McRobbie, Mental Floss

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How traffic lights ‘see’ your car and turn green

April 29, 2021

Traffic engineers know how impatient drivers are. Increasingly, they’re using sensors to control traffic lights for smoother ride. a video by Rob Sanders, Road Guy Rob.

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Will More Restrictive Voting Laws Benefit the GOP?

April 21, 2021

Republican-controlled state governments are passing more restrictive voting laws, trying to get an election edge for GOP candidates. Will their ploy work? Nate Silver of FiveThirtyEight explores. Nice hat, Nate.

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