Stargate Studios Reel…

This is one of Stargate Studios show reels in which you get to see behind the scenes at their magic! You really don’t know how much of a set is real in a movie these days and how much is made possible from techniques such as the green screen..
Video Link: www.youtube.com
Official Site: www.stargatefilms.com

Helix Wind Turbine…

The Helix wind turbine has the ability to cut your home power costs in half, this 2-kilowatt rated wind turbine spins no matter what direction the wind comes from (including vertically). With its sleek, clean design and with the ability for them to be installed much lower than traditional turbines this could be the home solution people are looking for..
Video Link: www.youtube.com
Official Site: www.helixwind.com
Article Link: www.ecogeek.org

OLPC in Afghanistan…

It’s been awhile since i have posted on the OLPC (One Laptop Per Child), but it’s great to see that the laptops are making a big difference in schooling in countries around the world, like you will see in the video below, children in Afghanistan now have access to a library of information on many subjects which they have free access to..
Video Link: www.youtube.com
Article Link: www.treehugger.com

Wind-Up Battery…

From the designer Qian Jiang comes these rechargeable batteries. With charge times taking 5min for 40% capacity to 20min for 100% capacity, they also can be used as a traditional rechargeable battery and can be charged in classic AA chargers. I’m sorry but these don’t seem to have a price point or production date, but look and sound amazing…
Article Link: www.yankodesign.com
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The Enicycle…

Invention of Slovenian inventor Aleksander Polutnik is the Enicycle, a single wheeled electric scooter which has 3hour battery life and 30km range…
Video Link: www.youtube.com
Official Website: www.enicycle.com

The Reprap 3D Printer…

Look at your computer setup and imagine that you hooked up a 3D printer. Instead of printing on bits of paper this 3D printer makes real, robust, mechanical parts. To give you an idea of how robust, think Lego bricks and you’re in the right area. You could make lots of useful stuff, but interestingly you could also make most of the parts to make another 3D printer. That would be a machine that could copy itself..
Video Link: www.vimeo.com
Official Website: http://reprap.org

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Damien Walters Showreel (2009)…

Like this 27year old says on his site, He is “The Next Great Action Hero”..
Video Link: www.youtube.com
Official Website: www.myspace.com

Earthships…

Shot over three years in the USA, India and Mexico, Garbage Warrior is a feature-length documentary film telling the epic story of maverick architect Michael Reynolds and his fight to introduce radically sustainable housing. An inspirational tale of triumph over bureaucracy, Garbage Warrior is above all an intimate portrait of an extraordinary individual and his dream of changing the world.
Website Link: www.earthship.net
Video Link: www.youtube.com

Ultra Motor A2B…

This is a great combination of the bicycle and the motorbike, it has a 500-watt motor in the rear hub and motorcycle-like twist throttle delivers a comfortable and steady amount of power as you cruise along at the max of 20 miles per hour. The lithium-ion battery yields just over 20 miles of range. The final price is about $2,700..
Video Link: www.youtube.com
Article Link: www.wired.com

Color Changing Fish…

Color changing fish are truly amazing, and when you see these octopus change color, texture, and shape, you will want to know more..
Video Link: www.youtube.com

The Audi A4 Production Process…

This is a great video showing the process of creating an Audi, its amazing the precision used by both machines and humans..
Via Website: www.37signals.com
Video Link: www.youtube.com

HYmini…

This is an awesome device which allows you to generate and capture energy multiple ways. Either use wind, solar or a hand crank. The HYmini allows you to store the energy in its internal rechargeable battery, which you can then use the USB plug to charge a range of devices, from phones to mp3 players..
Website Link: www.hymini.com
Video Link: www.youtube.com

Mike Adams installing a Brumby Pump…

Demonstration of the Brumby Pump by the Health Ranger (Mike Adams) in Vilcabamba, Ecuador. This device pumps water out of a well by using compressed air, providing a simple, reliable irrigation solution for remote areas. The pump is available at www.BrumbyPumps.com..
Video Link: www.youtube.com
Article Link: www.naturalnews.com

Get Back Up…

While reading one of my favorite blogs, www.fourhourworkweek.com by Tim Ferriss, it had this great video, so thought I better share it here as well, Born with no limbs, Nick Vujicic is one of my new hero’s..
Video Link: www.youtube.com
Website Link: www.iwasborntowin.com

Google on Climate Change…

A Climate Change Conversation with Google Founders, moderated by Tom Friedman, held at the World Economic Forum’s Annual General Meeting in Davos, January 2008..
Video Link: www.youtube.com

Anaconda Death Roll…

Anaconda’s have an amazing crushing force, as you see in the video below they have the crushing force of 90psi..
Video Link: www.youtube.com

The Final Inch…

Gone from the modern world, but new cases of polio continue to afflict mostly children under age 3 in the poorest regions of just a few countries (India, Nigeria, Afghanistan and Pakistan). Luckily a film project portraying public health heroes working in the field to eradicate polio has been made, so people can stay educated on the subject and help stop polio..
Article Link: http://googleblog.blogspot.com
Website Link: www.thefinalinch.org
Video Link: www.youtube.com

ElectraFlyer…

The ElectraFlyer is an all electric plane, which was once originally just a glider. This plane looks like great fun, and hopefully a cheap way for people to get into the aviation game..
Website Link: www.electraflyer.com
Video Link: www.youtube.com

Northrop Grumman Lunar Lander Challenge…

Armadillo Aerospace has won the Level One portion of the Northrop Grumman Lunar Lander Challenge! They flew at Las Cruces International Airport on October 25, 2008, and earned the $350,000 in prize money. While they made an attempt to win Level Two on the 26, they weren’t able to pull off a double victory, leaving $1.65 million worth of prize money on the table. Check out some highlights from the first day of competition..
Video Link: www.youtube.com
Website Link: http://space.xprize.org

Space Cup…

In space you have to drink everything from a bag and a straw, but now one of the members on the ISS has made a video demonstration of drinking coffee from a cup in the weightless environment.
Video Link: www.youtube.com

To the Depths of Space and Back…

This is an amazing video of how small and large we are in life, as it zooms out to 100million light years from earth and then back in to 10 to -13 meters, it gives you a much better perception on things..
Video Link: www.youtube.com

Geoff Lawton’s Permaculture Food Forest…

Renowned international Permaculture teacher Geoff Lawton outlines the methods of designing and building your own food forest from conception to completion. The full video demonstrates the evolution of a food forest from day one through to a living 2,000 year old example still flourishing in the Middle East. The DVD will be available in September 2008..
Website Link: www.permaculture.org.au
Video Link: www.youtube.com

Take Time To Balance…

This is a short documentary on Rock Balancing by artist Kent Avery in Stanley Park, Vancouver..
Article Link: www.37signals.com
Video Link: www.youtube.com

Visualizing Vortex Physics…

Watch some stunning new vortex simulations that are helping physicists understand turbulence and even more in our lives..
Article Link: www.newscientist.com
Video Link: www.youtube.com

India’s First Mission To The Moon Lifts Off…

The cuboid Chandrayaan-1 moon vehicle blasted off from a southern Indian space centre shortly after dawn in a boost for the country’s ambitions to gain more global space business..
Article Link: www.newscientist.com
Video Link: www.youtube.com

Deadly Crystal Cave…

A team of scientists explore a Mexican cave filled with giant crystals; some of the largest ever discovered. With temperatures near 120 degrees and over 80 percent humidity, the cave is one of the deadliest environments on earth..
Video Link: www.youtube.com

How Corals Lose Their Colour…

When the water gets to warm, the corals get stressed which cause the algae that live within them to leave, and they are what give them the colours. This process is called bleaching..
Article Link: www.newscientist.com
Video Link: www.youtube.com

Worm Charming Explained…

Some call it “worm grunting”, “worm snoring” or “worm charming”, but whatever the name, we are now closer to understanding why a peculiar grunting sound drives worms out of their holes..
Article Link: www.newscientist.com
Video Link: www.youtube.com

Highlighting Cancer Cells…

Cancer surgery is tricky because you dont want to miss any cancer, but you also dont want to cut healthy tissue. Now doctors are testing a new technique that uses a safe chemical highlighter, allowing surgeons to cut by color. See it in this ScienCentral News video..
Video Link: www.youtube.com

The Dyson Airblade…

Its about time someone did this and im so happy it was Dyson. The airblade uses 80% less energy than a conventional electric hand dryer and wipes the water off your hands in twelve seconds, using air travelling at 400mph. Video of it in action below..
Article Link: www.treehugger.com
Video Link: www.youtube.com

Geckos Inspire Experimental Adhesive…

A new material made up of tiny carbon nanotube hairs is similar to the hairs a gecko uses to stick to surfaces..
Video Link: www.youtube.com

Worlds Deepest Living Fishes…

The following is footage of Snail Fish at a depth of more than 5miles, it shows the fish are still very sociable even know of the complete darkness and incredible pressure..
Video Link: www.youtube.com

Tongue Joystick…

Imagine changing channels or surfing the web with just a flick of your tongue. Researchers have come up with such a device. As this ScienCentral News video shows, its for those who are paralyzed that the system holds the most promise..
Article Link: www.sciencentral.com
Video Link: www.youtube.com

Hubble Space Telescope Images…

When Hubble sends its incredible images to Earth, they are in black and white, but after a year later they glow with a rainbow of coded hues..
Info Link: www.youtube.com

Why Are Chili Peppers So Hot?

Chili peppers can add a little spice to your dish, but where does that heat come from? As ScienCentral News reports, it’s a rare case where we can be thankful for bugs and a fungus..
Video Link: www.youtube.com