Tag: explainer

Jun 8, 2017

Firefighter Teaches Basics of Fire Behaviour Using Burning Doll House

Firefighter Teaches Basics of Fire Behaviour Using Burning Doll House

Alan Fitzpatrick of the Salem Fire Department uses a burning, wooden doll house to teach the basics of fire behavior to new recruits

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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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Feb 4, 2017

This Is Why You Never Load the Heavy Stuff at the Back of the Trailer

This Is Why You Never Load the Heavy Stuff at the Back of the Trailer

For the safest towing experience, load 60% of your weight to the front of the trailer and 40% to the back.

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Jan 28, 2017

This DIY Centrifuge Costs $0.20 and Can Be Used for Medical Tests in Remote Locations

This DIY Centrifuge Costs $0.20 and Can Be Used for Medical Tests in Remote Locations

90 secs of spinning can separate a blood sample into red/white blood cells, platelets, and plasma. Longer spins can separate the part of the blood needed for malaria testing

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