Wednesday 30 September 2009

Athens: The Truth About Democracy

Historian Bettany Hughes explores the 'Golden Age' of ancient Athens at the dawn of democracy. Can Athenian democracy live up to its reputation as the birthplace of freedom, equality and free speech?

The truth about democracy Athens is revered as the birthplace of Western philosophy, art, science and perhaps the greatest political idea of all time – democracy. But in this fascinating documentary (first shown on Channel 4 in July 2007), historian Bettany Hughes looks behind some of the myths of Athens’ golden age. She finds a very warlike and aggressive state,

capable of terrible mistakes, misdeeds and atrocities.

Friday 25 September 2009

Honda unveils U3-X, a new personal mobility device

In advance of the Tokyo Motor Show on Oct. 24, 2009, Honda gives the media a preview of the U3-X prototype, a experimental mobility device on which a user can control speed and direction by shifting upper body weight.

Wednesday 23 September 2009

A Mandelbrot the size of the known universe

An extremely deep dive into the mandelbrot zoom. If the final frame were the size of your screen, the full set would be larger than the known universe

Tuesday 22 September 2009

Saturday 19 September 2009

George Smoot: The design of the universe

At Serious Play 2008, astrophysicist George Smoot shows stunning new images from deep-space surveys, and prods us to ponder how the cosmos -- with its giant webs of dark matter and mysterious gaping voids -- got built this way.

Friday 18 September 2009

Celente: Revolution next for U.S.

Gerald Celente - the most trusted name in trends - sits down for an exclusive interview with RT's Anastasia Churkina to talk about what the future holds for America during and after the Great Recession, gives advice to Obama, and forecasts the unexpected.