Posts Tagged ‘videos’

Barking Drones

May 22, 2019

New Zealand sheepherds trade dogs for drones.

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Patti Smith: Advice to the Young

May 21, 2019

Patti Smith, interviewed by Christian Lund, 2012.

Patti Smith website

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How to keep tall buildings from blowing over.

May 20, 2019

When you look at New York’s new, skinny, “supertall” skyscrapers, you wonder why they don’t just blow over. Architects give them twisted sides, tapered pointy tips, and gaping holes to reduce the wind’s effects and keep the buildings still.

A Vox video by Christophe Haubursin and Gina Barton.

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Bitcoin mining in Siberia

May 14, 2019

For centuries, Siberia has been known for its coal, iron, diamond, and gold mines, but its new industry is cryptocurrency mining. BBC Moscow correspondent Sarah Rainsford reports.

Related:

“Bitcoin Miners Flock to New York’s Remote Corners, but Get Chilly Reception,” Patrick McGeehan, New York Times

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American Expansion, Month by Month

May 13, 2019

Month by month, colony by colony, state by state: An animated map of the contiguous United States shows every boundary change since 1629. a video by EarthDirect. Map data from the Newberry Library’s Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

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The Final Countdown

May 11, 2019

“The Final Countdown,” written by Joey Tempest, performed by Gunhild Carling and friends for Postmodern JukeboxScott Bradlee, piano and arrangement. Video by Braverijah Sage.

Original 1986 recording here.

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Confident Idiots

May 6, 2019

The Dunning–Kruger Effect is a cognitive bias in which people of low ability mistakenly assess their cognitive ability as greater than it is. They are ignorant of their own ignorance.

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Never Gonna Give You Up

May 4, 2019

“Never Gonna Give You Up,” written by Mike StockMatt Aitken, and Pete Waterman, performed by vocalist Clark Beckham, with Scott Bradlee (piano, arranger), Briana Lee (backup vocals), Jessica Freedman (backup vocals), Jacob Scesney (baritone sax), Gary Melvin (guitar), Ian Martin (bass), James Perry (drums). A Postmodern Jukebox production.

Hear the 1987 original

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I Want You To Want Me

April 27, 2019

“I Want You To Want Me,” written by Rick Nielsen, performed by vocalist Sara Niemietz, with Scott Bradlee (piano, arranger), Snuffy Waldron (guitar), Adam Kubota (bass), and Aaron McLendon (drums). A Postmodern Jukebox production.

Hear the original here.

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Mushrooms

April 26, 2019

Dan Sousa of Cook’s Illustrated looks at mushrooms. A video by America’s Test Kitchen.

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