Text from youtube "3D-printed prosthetic limbs are being trialled by Médecins Sans Frontières in their effort to help people who have lost limbs in the war in Syria. The pioneering technology is far cheaper and faster than conventional methods and could revolutionise treatment of amputees around the world. Ahmed was 14 when he lost his arm in a barrel-bomb attack. He is one of thousands of civilians who have lost limbs in the Syrian conflict. Médecins Sans Frontières is using 3D printers to make prosthetic limbs. A limb takes 24 hours to make and costs a fifth of a conventional prosthetic."
Text from youtube "Rare color footage of the tallest man in medical history, Robert Wadlow (1918-1940), who stood 8 feet 11 inches and weighed 491 pounds. This home movie footage appears to have been taken during one of Wadlow's personal appearances in the late 1930s. "
Text from youtube "What keeps you up at night? Pondering deep questions? Excitement about a big trip? Stress about unfinished work? What if the very thing keeping you awake was stress about losing sleep? This seemingly unsolvable loop is at the heart of insomnia, the world’s most common sleep disorder. So what is insomnia? And is there any way to break the cycle? Dan Kwartler details the science of insomnia.
Lesson by Dan Kwartler, animation by Sharon Colman."
Text from you tube "The religion of Islam significantly influenced knowledge-making in the greater Mediterranean and western Asian world. Islamicate scholars—meaning people influenced by Islamic civilization, regardless of their religious views—gave us terms such as “algebra,” “azimuth,” “algorithm,” “alcohol,” “alkali,” and “alembic.”
We’ll dive into Islamic medicine and philosophers such as the great Persian polymath Ibn Sina in future episodes. For now, let’s explore the beginnings of Islamicate natural philosophy.
Text from youtube "When many individual organisms come together and move as one entity, that’s a swarm. From a handful of birds to billions of insects, swarms can be almost any size. They have no leader, and members interact only with their neighbors or through indirect cues. Members follow simple rules: travel in the same direction as those around you, stay close and avoid collisions. Maria R. D’Orsogna shares why.
Lesson by Maria R. D’Orsogna, animation by Matt Reynolds."
Text from YouTube "Timing is everything - but how much do we know about timing itself? Bestselling author and voice of the RSA’s own sensational 16 million-viewed RSA Animate ‘Drive’ (https://youtu.be/u6XAPnuFjJc), Dan Pink shows that timing is really a science."