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.
Cloudless Sulphur Butterfly Pupates-Emerges
This short movie shows parts of the Cloudless Sulphur (Phoebis sennae) butterfly's life cycle in time lapse. Scenes include larvae moving around on the host plant, larva shedding its final skin to pupate (part of the metamorphosis process), and finally emerging as an adult butterfly. Run time 02:40
Biography: John Wilkes Booth: Assassin in the Spotlight
John Wilkes Booth was the epitome of success--a famous stage actor, wildly popular, and wealthy. Yet, in April 1865, when the Confederate South surrendered to the Union North, he felt he was 'a man without a country.'
Gravel Springs Mississippi Fife and Drum Music Traditions
A compelling and award-winning portrait of Othar Turner, his music and their role in the Gravel Springs community. The film not only demonstrates how to make a cane fife, but also gets to the heart of both Turner and his fife and drum music as he's shown performing at an annual Fourth of July picnic. Quick cuts between dancing band members and the rhythmic movements of Turner's family going about their daily chores capture the mounting excit
How a Hurricane is Born - The Science Of Superstorms
A fascinating look at how a little girl walking in the sand of the African desert could cause a hurricane 4000 miles away in the USA. Some scenes may be too unsettling for very young children. Suitable for older elementary, middle school, and high school students.
Le Voyage Dans la Lune
The first science fiction movie, based on a story by Jules Verne. Called "Voyage to the Moon" in English, it was created by George Melies in 1902. The film is from France and is about a small group of scientists that travel to space on a rocket to get to the moon. Originally, this was a silent film, but this film has a narration which explains what is happening to modern viewers. (11:48)
Profile of Geneticist Pardis Sabeti
This video profile adapted from NOVA scienceNOW profiles the life and work of Harvard geneticist and biological anthropologist Pardis Sabeti. Although Sabeti spends many of her evenings on stage, fronting her band Thousand Days, her true passion is unraveling scientific puzzles. In 2006, Sabeti developed a method for analyzing the human genome in search of genes that may have arisen through natural selection. Her method is now widely used among geneticists and evolutionary biologists in an effor
John Basilone sells War Bonds
This historical footage, from the National Archives, depicts Sgt. John Basilone with New York City Mayor Fiorello La Guardia. In the days before television, people saw newsreels (and war updates) at movie theaters. In this clip, Basilone and La Guardia are creating such a piece.
Always hesitant to talk about himself, Basilone shares the credit of his heroic deeds at Guadalcanal (which won him a Medal of Honor) with other Marines. Move the video forward, to 0:44, 2:11 and 2: