Tag: explainer

Mar 22, 2017

Meet The Tardigrade aka The Water Bear aka The Toughest Animal on Earth

Meet The Tardigrade aka The Water Bear aka The Toughest Animal on Earth

They can go without water for decades, survive the hottest and coldest environments on Earth, and can even withstand high levels of radiation

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Mar 9, 2017

How Martin Luther King Jr Wrote ‘I Have A Dream’

How Martin Luther King Jr Wrote ‘I Have A Dream’

The Nerdwriter breaks down one of the most well-known speeches of the 20th century

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Mar 2, 2017

Carl Sagan Explains How Eratosthenes Knew the Earth Was Curved Over 2,200 Years Ago

Carl Sagan Explains How Eratosthenes Knew the Earth Was Curved Over 2,200 Years Ago

In this excerpt from episode 1 of Carl Sagan’s ‘Cosmos’, he explains how the Greek scholar, Eratosthenes, knew the Earth was curved over 2,200 years ago

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Feb 23, 2017

This Introduction to the Art of Compositing Shows More Than It Tells

This Introduction to the Art of Compositing Shows More Than It Tells

Showing is always better than telling in this creative video by Roy Peker

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Feb 22, 2017

How BBC Gives Planet Earth a Cinematic Quality

How BBC Gives Planet Earth a Cinematic Quality

Going digital, using gimbals, and drones have helped give Planet Earth a cinematic quality, but ultimately it’s all about the storytelling

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Feb 19, 2017

This Is Why You Never Trust a Trapezoid

This Is Why You Never Trust a Trapezoid

In this clip from the 1958 film “Gateways to the Mind“, we see how our mind plays tricks on us and why you should never trust a trapezoid

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Feb 9, 2017

Why Cartoon Characters Wear Gloves

Why Cartoon Characters Wear Gloves

It turns out animators had a few tricks up their slee… gloves

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