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Wednesday, 20 June 2018

17 min @CineFixNetwork clip - 10 Hyper Specific #film #Sub-genres of All Time revealed by me fav list - Movie Lists

Text (edited) from you tube "Clint on the hyper-specific subgenres that he loves the most. 

The Picks: 

10 - OSS 117: Cario, Nest of Spies - aka - The hyper specific spoof that can pass for the genre it's spoofing 

9 - Under the Skin - aka - The tiny science fiction film with big ideas 

8 - True Lies - aka - The bonkers action movie that does not give a damn 

7 - Die Hard - aka - The 'bottle episode' of an action movie 

6 - The Fountain - aka - The movie that is so crushingly emotional it's hard to watch again 5 - The Brothers Bloom - aka - The non-romantic love story 

4 - The Babadook - aka - The 'monster is a metaphor' horror movie 

3 - Amadeus - aka - Super lush 

2 - Jurassic Park, Jaws and Raiders of the Lost Ark - aka - Three movies tied for first in the number 2 slot 

1 - Call Me By Your Name - Movies that aren't about me"

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

5min @TheEconomist clip - 3D printing #prosthetic limbs for #refugees

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."

Monday, 18 June 2018

1min rare colour clip - World's Tallest Man, Robert Wadlow

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. "

Sunday, 17 June 2018

5min 11sec @TEDEd clip - What causes #insomnia ? - Dan Kwartler

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."

Friday, 15 June 2018

13min @thecrashcourse animated clip - The #Medieval Islamicate World: Crash Course History of #Science #7

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.

Thursday, 14 June 2018

#TEDEd 4min animated clip - Why do animals form #swarms? - Maria R. D'Orsogna

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."

Wednesday, 13 June 2018

7min @thersa clip - The Science of Timing with Dan Pink - talking in particular about the #hidden pattern of the day & how does it affect our #mood

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’ (, Dan Pink shows that timing is really a science."