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All posts tagged "Adam Savage"

  • 9 of the coolest educational videos from TED-Ed

    When TED launched its educational website for younger students last week, I think teachers everywhere realised they had to up their game. The 3-10 minute videos are designed to encourage curiosity and show how the world works using compelling animation and the audible explanations of a gifted teacher.  Even if you’re not in high school, the videos are sometimes fascinating, sometimes kinda strange, but generally very cool. Here are some of the best videos that are designed to amaze and challenge your brain. How Simple Ideas Lead to Scientific Discoveries How can you not wish that Mythbusters’ Adam Savage was your...

  • ‘Lessons worth sharing': TED’s super cool educational videos

    Have you ever sat in a classroom and listened to a fantastic lesson that piqued your curiosity, and wished you could share the experience with other students that may not be as lucky as you? Or, conversely, have you sat in a really boring class and thought that physics would be a lot more interesting if your teacher was that guy from Mythbusters? TED may have found the answer. The global non-profit organisation recently took another step into the world of education when it announced its new TED Education (TED-Ed) YouTube channel in March. Now the organisation has launched a...

  • Cage dancing, Doctor Who, Tesla coils and some Gaga

    Last year’s blockbuster release of Nicholas Cage’s The Sorcerer’s Apprentice featured the phenomena of musical Tesla coils. The spectacular scene when the male lead wows the female lead with his musical Tesla coils catapulted the concept into the mind of the masses. The audio modulation of the output sparks from solid Tesla coils has been an alternative musical phenomena since 2005 when performance art group ArcAttack debuted their custom musical Tesla coils. The coils fire at such a high frequency that they create sound waves though the air. The band’s concerts have left audiences in awe and mesmerised...