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Posts by Mike Brennan

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Blogs | Videos | Mar 22, 2013

Why do we see illusions?

In this video, neuroscientist Mark Changizi explains why optical illusions occur

John Holdren speaks with NASA administrator Charles Bolden. Image courtesy of http://science.house.gov/
Blogs | Mar 21, 2013

NASA on asteroid defense: If it’s coming in three weeks, pray

The U.S. House Science, Space, and Technology Committee met in a hearing on March 19, 2013 to discuss threats from space.

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Blogs | Videos | Mar 18, 2013

Robot hand ties shoelaces and deals cards

In this video, Nigel Ackland demonstrates how his new robotic hand allows him to do ordinary things with extraordinary technology.

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Blogs | Videos | Mar 05, 2013

The most astounding fact about the universe, according to Neil DeGrasse Tyson

In this three-minute video, Neil DeGrasse Tyson answers the question “What’s the most astounding fact you can share with us about the universe?”

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Blogs | Videos | Feb 26, 2013

The wisdom of astronauts

This amazing video features footage of Earth from space and astronauts speaking on how their experience changed their lives.

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Blogs | Videos | Feb 19, 2013

Video: What is the universe? (in 2 minutes)

The universe explained in two minutes.

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Blogs | Videos | Feb 12, 2013

Video: Geminid Meteors on the Blue Ridge Parkway

Watch this time-lapse video capturing several days of Geminid meteor shower activity

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Blogs | Videos | Feb 05, 2013

Video: Largest glacier calving ever caught on film

Watch this astounding video of an historic breakup of the Ilulissat Glacier in Greenland in 2008.

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Blogs | Videos | Jan 31, 2013

Video: Marriage proposal by aurora light

Man proposes to his sweetheart as the aurora borealis – or northern lights – glow around them.

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Blogs | Videos | Jan 29, 2013

Video: A bird ballet

Watch this beautiful video of thousands of birds swooping and diving in unison – dancing in the sky.