How Ant Colonies Get Things Done
Ant colonies operate without central control; there is no one in charge and no ant directs the behavior of others. Colonies perform many tasks including foraging, nest construction, and care of the young. Task allocation is the process that adjusts the numbers of workers performing each task, according to the current situation. How do colonies get ants to show up at a picnic, and what determines which ants go? Experiments with harvester ants show that task allocation arises from a dynamical netw
Angel Bees vs. Robber Bees
This movie discusses how there are more than just honeybees and bumblebees in the world. This movie shows the difference between angel bees and robber bees from Central America. Run time 01:36.
How To Do Upright Rows With a Barbell
Video shows proper technique for performing the exercise to develop a broad back and improve your posture. Narrator explains step-by-step procedure with tips to help you get the most from the exercise. 1:40 min.
Red Eyed Tree Frog's Life Cycle
A mom tree frog will not settle for just any location for her eggs. You learn how there is great care to protect the eggs from predators. Also, this amazing movie shows the life cycle of these frogs and even has footage of these frogs in the egg. Includes a brief mating scene between male and female frog as well as the female laying her eggs. Beautiful footage. Run time 2:50
Strawberry Poison Dart Frog
A strawberry poison dart frog checks on her tadpole children in this movie. A great informational movie with amazing footage of these frogs in action. Run time 1:43
Watch how mother chameleons lay their eggs and then how these eggs have to fend for themselves in this movie. This movie shows the Africa's flapneck chameleons in action. Contrary to popular belief, chameleons do not change skin color as camouflage. Instead, their skin responds to temperature, light, and movement. The video is also an example of animal instinct (as the babies emerge from their eggs and eat their first meal.) Run time 02:33.
See amazing geckos in Madagascar. This movie has information about day geckos and night geckos. One example, the nocturnal leaf tail gecko, is able to camouflage itself to blend in with tree bark and moss. Run time 01:37.
Scientists are working on a sensor that might help save manatee lives. On average 100 of these animals are hit by boats each year. This movie discusses how scientists are trying to help this number shrink. Addresses endangered species. Run time 2:08
Habanera (aria) from Carmen sung by Maria Callas
One of the greatest opera stars of the 20th century, Maria Callas, sings "Habanera," in Covent Garden 1962. From the opera "Carmen," by Georges Bizet. Sound quality is not the best and the video is black and white, but the quality of the performance is top-notch. Video is of just Callas on stage. (4:21)
Porgi Amor from Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro sung by Kiri Te Kanawa
This is a live performance of Kiri Te Kanawa singing on stage in a concert hall accompanied by an orchestra. The lighting creates a beautiful backdrop for Ms. Te Kanawa's performance even though it is a bit dark. The picture and sound quality are excellent.
Dove sono from Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro sung by Kiri Te Kanawa
This is a video of a live performance of Kiri Te Kanawa singing with an orchestra on stage in a concert hall. The lighting is a bit dark, but the picture quality is still good.
Dove sono i bei momenti
Di dolcezza e di piacer?
Dove andaro i giuramenti
Di quel labbro menzogner?
Perchè mai, se in pianti e in pene
Per me tutto si cangiò,
La memoria di quel bene
Dal mio sen non trapassò?
Ah! se almen la mia costanza,
When Galaxies Collide "Behind the Scenes"
In this mock behind-the-scenes look at the making of a NASA educational video, Felicia Day explains some of the science behind galactic "collisions," including the upcoming collision between the galaxy Andromeda and our own galaxy. Sean Astin also "stars."
I Dreamed a Dream from Les Misérable sung by Kiri Te Kanawa
This is a video of a live performance by Kiri Te Kanawa on stage accompanied by the Australian Pops Orchestra conducted by John Hopkins. It was recorded at State Theatre Victorian Arts Centre Melbourne, Australia, 1993. The picture quality is good, but a little dark to the stage lighting. The sound is okay and has some crackling sounds throughout.
You'll Never Walk Alone sung by Kiri Te Kanawa
This is a live performance of Kiri Te Kanawa singing on stage while accompanied by an orchestra. The lighting is a bit dark, but the picture quality is still decent. The sound quality is excellent. (3:59)
Dorothy I. Height, last filmed interview, 98 years old
A founding matriarch of the American Civil Rights Movement. President of the American Council of Negro Women for 40 years. Height was among the coalition of African American leaders who pushed civil rights to the center of the American political stage after World War II, and she was a key figure in the struggles for school desegregation, voting rights, employment opportunities and public accommodations in the 1950s and 1960s.
Traveling South America
This is a video of a two year world trip in South America. On this movie it travels from Brazil, Peru, Bolivia to Argentina. Note: There is no sound on this video.
In this image-filled talk, Yann Arthus-Bertrand displays his three most recent projects on humanity and our habitat -- stunning aerial photographs in his series "The Earth From Above," personal interviews from around the globe featured in his web project "6 billion Others," and his soon-to-be-released movie, "Home," which documents human impact on the environment through breathtaking video.
With photography, Yann Arthus-Bertrand has captured the beauty of the Earth. Through video an
Turning Point: State of the Earth and a Shift in Public Opinion
Green is going mainstream. A shift in public opinion has made climate change a political issue and businesses see that going green means more money for them. This professionally produced movie discusses how public opinion has helped the world take steps to fight global pollution and reduce carbon emissions. (6:09)
Air- State of the Earth
On certain days, 25 percent of Los Angeles smog is from Asia, which travels over the Pacific in huge brown clouds at the rate of 6,000 miles in 3 days! This movie discusses how air pollution is a global problem. Run time 05:07.
Wildlife: State of the Earth
Vibrant wildlife keeps key Earth systems healthy. But, poachers, deforestation, and overfishing is devastating animals on the land and in the sea. This movie discusses the problems and how some nations are striking back. Run time 09:02.