Caltech: The Mechanical Universe

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Caltech: The Mechanical Universe

Unread postby allynh » Sun Mar 08, 2009 8:00 pm

I found the great series from 1985, Caltech: The Mechanical Universe and Beyond, on Google.

I taped it decades ago on Betamax and now I can't watch the tapes because my machine broke. I went looking for the DVD set and they want $450, yikes!, so when I found them on Google that's perfect, now all you guys can watch and comment.

I literally saved the tapes and my Betamax so that I could watch the series again when I had time. Last year, when I stumbled upon the EU stuff and learned about plasma cosmology, I decided to fire up episode one and watch The Mechanical Universe. The Betamax died after episode two. I guess the Betamax didn't like me heckling the episodes.

Watch the first episode and you will see the arrogance of the proponents of the Mechanical Universe. When I watch the videos I just start crowing, "Wrong". Remember when you watch, this is the mantra, the dogma, of the Church of the Mechanical Universe. The EU guys really need to look at these videos and come up with rebuttals, because this is still the hard core mindset of current Science.

As I went through and created the links I kept thinking. There are so many evocative titles to watch. 52 episodes, each is about a half hour long. I tried to check each link to see that it is active; let me know if any of them break. Be sure to copy and paste the list below before this thread slips into never never land.

All I know, is that I've got my work laid out before me.

Season One

Caltech: The Mechanical Universe - 01 - Introduction
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid ... 6025&ei=en

Caltech: The Mechanical Universe - 02 - The Law of Falling Bodies
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid ... 4794&ei=en

Caltech: The Mechanical Universe - 03 - Derivatives
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid ... 6651&hl=en

Caltech: The Mechanical Universe - 04 - Inertia
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid ... 8725&ei=en

Caltech: The Mechanical Universe - 05 - Vectors
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid ... 4622&ei=en

Caltech: The Mechanical Universe - 06 - Newton's Laws
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid ... 0317&ei=en

Caltech: The Mechanical Universe - 07 - Integration
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid ... 9653&hl=en

Caltech: The Mechanical Universe - 08 - The Apple and the Moon
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid ... 1277&hl=en

Caltech: The Mechanical Universe - 09 - Moving in Circles
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid ... 9913&ei=en

Caltech: The Mechanical Universe - 10 - Fundamental Forces
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid ... 5648&ei=en

Caltech: The Mechanical Universe - 11 - Gravity, Electricity, Magnetism
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid ... 9839&ei=en

Caltech: The Mechanical Universe - 12 - The Millikan Experiment
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid ... 6032&ei=en

Caltech: The Mechanical Universe - 13 - Conservation of Energy
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid ... 6483&ei=en

Caltech: The Mechanical Universe - 14 - Potential Energy
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid ... 9671&ei=en

Caltech: The Mechanical Universe - 15 - Conservation of Momentum
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid ... 4664&ei=en

Caltech: The Mechanical Universe - 16 - Harmonic Motion
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid ... 4406&ei=en

Caltech: The Mechanical Universe - 17 - Resonance
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid ... 3737&ei=en

Caltech: The Mechanical Universe - 18 - Waves
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid ... 6145&hl=en

Caltech: The Mechanical Universe - 19 - Angular Momentum
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid ... 6108&ei=en

Caltech: The Mechanical Universe - 20 - Torques and Gyroscopes
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid ... 5474&ei=en

Caltech: The Mechanical Universe - 21 - Kepler's Three Laws
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid ... 6626&ei=en

Caltech: The Mechanical Universe - 22 - The Kepler Problem
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid ... 9872&ei=en

Caltech: The Mechanical Universe - 23 - Energy and Eccentricity
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid ... 4671&ei=en

Caltech: The Mechanical Universe - 24 - Navigating in Space
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid ... 3981&ei=en

Caltech: The Mechanical Universe - 25 - Kepler to Einstein
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid ... 9362&ei=en

Caltech: The Mechanical Universe - 26 - Harmony of the Spheres
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid ... 7526&ei=en

Season Two

Caltech: The Mechanical Universe - 27 - Beyond the Mechanical Universe
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid ... 4334&hl=en

Caltech: The Mechanical Universe - 28 - Static Electricity
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid ... 8650&ei=en

Caltech: The Mechanical Universe - 29 - The Electric Field
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid ... 9989&ei=en

Caltech: The Mechanical Universe - 30 - Potential and Capacitance
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid ... 8485&ei=en

Caltech: The Mechanical Universe - 31 – Voltage, Energy and Force
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid ... 3999&ei=en

Caltech: The Mechanical Universe - 32 - The Electric Battery
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid ... 4670&ei=en

Caltech: The Mechanical Universe - 33 - Electric Circuits
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid ... 9747&ei=en

Caltech: The Mechanical Universe - 34 - Magnetism
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid ... 8642&ei=en

Caltech: The Mechanical Universe - 35 - The Magnetic Field
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid ... 7169&ei=en

Caltech: The Mechanical Universe - 36 - Vector Fields and Hydrodynamics
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid ... 0178&ei=en

Caltech: The Mechanical Universe - 37 - Electromagnetic Induction
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid ... 7535&ei=en

Caltech: The Mechanical Universe - 38 - Alternating Current
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid ... 4481&ei=en

Caltech: The Mechanical Universe - 39 - Maxwell's Equation
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid ... 4099&ei=en

Caltech: The Mechanical Universe - 40 - Optics and Beyond
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid ... 5806&ei=en

Caltech: The Mechanical Universe - 41 - The Michelson-Morley Experiment
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid ... 1369&ei=en

Caltech: The Mechanical Universe - 42 - The Lorentz Transformation
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid ... 4988&ei=en

Caltech: The Mechanical Universe - 43 - Velocity and Time
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid ... 3145&ei=en

Caltech: The Mechanical Universe - 44 - Mass, Momentum, & Energy
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid ... 0358&ei=en

Caltech: The Mechanical Universe - 45 - Temperature and Gas Laws
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid ... 0195&ei=en

Caltech: The Mechanical Universe - 46 - Engine of Nature
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid ... 7676&ei=en

Caltech: The Mechanical Universe - 47 - Entropy
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid ... 1561&ei=en

Caltech: The Mechanical Universe - 48 - Low Temperatures
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid ... 6887&ei=en

Caltech: The Mechanical Universe - 49 - The Atom
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid ... 8539&ei=en

Caltech: The Mechanical Universe - 50 – Particles and Waves
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid ... 1614&ei=en

Caltech: The Mechanical Universe - 51 - From Atoms to Quarks
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid ... 7101&ei=en

Caltech: The Mechanical Universe - 52 - The Quantum Mechanical Universe & Beyond
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid ... 1059&ei=en
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Re: Caltech: The Mechanical Universe

Unread postby MGmirkin » Tue Mar 10, 2009 9:24 am

allynh wrote:I found the great series from 1985, Caltech: The Mechanical Universe and Beyond, on Google.


Hmm, cool. I'd be interested in the following bits at a minimum, to see what they say... Will have to have a sit-down with them at some point.

allynh wrote:Caltech: The Mechanical Universe - 11 - Gravity, Electricity, Magnetism
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid ... 9839&ei=en

Lesson 11: Gravity, Electricity, Magnetism Forces at play in the Physics Theater. The gravitational force between two masses, the electric force between two charges, and the magnetic force between two magnetic poles -- all these forces take essentially the same mathematical form. Newton's script suggested connections between electricity and magnetism. Acting on scientific hunches, Maxwell saw the matter in an entirely new light. Instructional Objectives * State one connection between electricity and magnetism. * Give examples of the concept of "field." * State some similarities and differences between the force of gravity and electricity. * Explain how the speed of light in "buried" in the forces of electricity and magnetism.


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Caltech: The Mechanical Universe - 28 - Static Electricity
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid ... 8650&ei=en

Physics Lecture 28: Static Electricity Eighteenth-century electricians knew how to spark the interest of an audience with the principles of static electricity.


Caltech: The Mechanical Universe - 29 - The Electric Field
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid ... 9989&ei=en

Physics Lecture 29: The Electric Field Faraday's vision of lines of constant force in space laid the foundation for the modern force field theory.


Caltech: The Mechanical Universe - 30 - Potential and Capacitance
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid ... 8485&ei=en

Physics Lecture 30: Potential and Capacitance Franklin proposes a successful theory of the Leyden jar and invents the parallel plate capacitor.


Caltech: The Mechanical Universe - 31 – Voltage, Energy and Force
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid ... 3999&ei=en

Physics Lecture 31: Voltage, Energy and Force When is electricity dangerous or benign, spectacular or useful?


Caltech: The Mechanical Universe - 32 - The Electric Battery
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid ... 4670&ei=en

Lesson 32: The Electric Battery Electricity changed from a curiosity to a central concern of science and technology in 1800, when Alessandro Volta invented the electric battery. Batteries make use of the internal properties of different metals to turn chemical energy directly into electric energy. Instructional Objectives * Be able to understand the internal and external potentials of metals. * Be able to explain the internal workings of an electric battery.


Caltech: The Mechanical Universe - 33 - Electric Circuits
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid ... 9747&ei=en

Physics Lecture 33: Electric Circuits The work of Wheatstone, Ohm, and Kirchhoff leads to the design and analysis of how current flows.


Caltech: The Mechanical Universe - 34 - Magnetism
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid ... 8642&ei=en

Lesson 34: Magnets William Gilbert, personal physician by appointment to her Majesty Queen Elizabeth I of England, discovered that the earth behaves like a giant magnet. Magnetism as a natural phenomenon, the behavior of magnetic materials, and the motion of charged particles in a magnetic field. Instructional Objectives * Be able to calculate the magnetic force on a current element and on a moving charge in a given magnetic field. * Know the definition of torque and potential energy for a magnetic dipole. * Be able to explain the concept of domains in ferromagnetic materials. * Be able to use the definition of magnetic flux and discuss the significance of the result that the net magnetic flux out of a closed surface is zero. * Be able to calculate the magnetic moment of a current loop and the torque exerted on a current loop in a magnetic field. * Be able to discuss the magnetism of the Earth.


Caltech: The Mechanical Universe - 35 - The Magnetic Field
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid ... 7169&ei=en

Physics Lecture 35: The Magnetic Field The law of Biot and Sarvart, the force between electric currents, and Ampère's law.


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Caltech: The Mechanical Universe - 37 - Electromagnetic Induction
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid ... 7535&ei=en

Physics Lecture 37: Electromagnetic Induction The discovery of electromagnetic induction in 1831 creates an important technological breakthrough in the generation of electric power.


Caltech: The Mechanical Universe - 38 - Alternating Current
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid ... 4481&ei=en

Lesson 38: Alternating Current Electromagnetic induction makes it easy and natural to generate alternating current. Use of transformers makes it practical to distribute ac over long distances. Although Nikola Tesla understood all this, Thomas Edison chose not to, and thereby hangs a tale. Alternating current circuits obey a differential equation identical to the harmonic oscillator resonance equation. Instructional Objectives * Be able to state the definition of rms current and relate it to the maximum current in an ac circuit. * Know the phase relationships between voltages and currents for elements of an LRC circuit. * Be able to discuss the relationship between an LRC circuit and a harmonic oscillator. * Be able to describe a step-up and a step-down transformer. * Be able to discuss the relationship between power transmission and voltage. * Be able to state the resonance condition for an LRC circuit and to sketch the power versus angular frequency.


Caltech: The Mechanical Universe - 39 - Maxwell's Equation[s]
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid ... 4099&ei=en

By the 1860s all the pieces of the electricity and magnetism puzzle were in place, except one. The last piece, discovered by James Clerk Maxwell and called (unfortunately) the displacement current was just what was needed to produce electromagnetic waves called (among other things) light. Instructional Objectives * Be able to write down Maxwell's equations and discuss the experimental basis of each. * Be able to state the definition of Maxwell's displacement current and discuss its significance. * Realize that Maxwell's equations reveal that light is an electromagnetic wave. * Be able to state the expression for the speed of an electromagnetic wave in terms of electric and magnetic currents. * Be able to comment on the symmetry of Maxwell's equations. * Know the significance of Maxwell's equations in modern technological society.


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Caltech: The Mechanical Universe - 41 - The Michelson-Morley Experiment
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid ... 1369&ei=en

Physics Lecture 41: The Michelson-Morley Experiment In 1887, an exquisitely designed measurement of the earth's motion through the ether results in the most brilliant failure in scientific history.


Not that the others wouldn't be interesting mind you. ;o]

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Re: Caltech: The Mechanical Universe

Unread postby allynh » Tue Mar 10, 2009 7:11 pm

MGmirkin,

At $450 a pop for the entire set, it is too much for the Thunderbolt team to buy copies, but the Google videos lend themselves to seeing the core dogma of the day. Watch the first video and the professor declares that Caltech is the only place to study physics, and mathematics is Physics as far as he is concerned.

It is a beautiful series, the way classes should be taught. I planned on using it to refresh my science knowledge. It was a real shock to watch it after learning the plasma cosmology stuff.

The Thunderbolts team should look at the videos the same way they look at the NASA press bulletins that they deconstruct in the TPODs and essays:

- As a tool to show what is being said, and how to interpret it in a better way.

The Caltech series is a great point to pull people in and break things down point by point.

- It is possible to have a page with the Google video sitting right there for people to play, along with an essay deconstructing the video.

- You can tell people to watch the video up to a certain moment, stop the video and read the comment, then resume the video until the next stop point.

This is standard online learning. This is what I would use at work when I had to take an online class. Read the book, watch the video. You guys can do the same thing right now.

One of the guys can even create a great video response that could be posted on Youtube to pull people in to the site. In effect, offer online classes teaching plasma cosmology.

You guys want to reach out and grab people's interest, get them talking about plasma cosmology, well, pull up the NOVA website for the Elegant Universe and start teaching people.

The Elegant Universe
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/elegant/program.html

It is no problem to have two tabs open, one with the NOVA program and the other with a step-by-step deconstruction of the program.

The Caltech videos and the NOVA programs are incredible online resources to pull people in and show them what you are talking about.

The outreach program you guys are planning is all well and good, but if you can pull people in with stuff they watch all the time, you can reach far more people with less cost. The site becomes more interactive, more directly educational, a "learning center" about plasma cosmology.

Think about it, and check with the rest of the team.

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Re: Caltech: The Mechanical Universe

Unread postby allynh » Thu Mar 12, 2009 6:24 pm

I found two more NOVA programs that are available online that can be used as online resources. My favorites still are not up.

This Nova program is what I want to deconstruct to push the Growing Earth Theory.

Arctic Dinosaurs
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/arcticdino/program.html

This one is perfect for attacking Black Holes and the way the center of the galaxy works.

Monster of the Milky Way
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/blackhole/program.html

Shows like the Death Star, Runaway Universe, Dimming The Sun, Hunt for the Supertwister, Magnetic Storm, Mystery of the Megaflood, Mystery of the Megavocano, and What's up with the Weather need to be addressed but are not online yet.
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Re: Caltech: The Mechanical Universe

Unread postby davesmith_au » Fri Mar 13, 2009 8:36 pm

Allynh. Betamax??!!!

Congratulations. You now own an obsolete $1500 digital clock... :shock: :lol:

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Re: Caltech: The Mechanical Universe

Unread postby Tzunamii » Sat Mar 14, 2009 9:21 am

Holy Screamin Eagle Poo!!
What a find <3
Thanks so much for the links, these will serve well in finding perspective,& discussing EU with friends & interested acquaintences.
Thankyou again :D

PS. Betamax will still win out over VHS!! Its just a matter of time I tell ya!!
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Re: Caltech: The Mechanical Universe

Unread postby allynh » Sat Mar 14, 2009 8:14 pm

davesmith_au wrote:Congratulations. You now own an obsolete $1500 digital clock... :shock: :lol:


No, it was only $250 American when I bought it. What I love is that it died just when I could sit back an enjoy all those old Dr. Who tapes. Now there is somebody who would appreciate the Electric Universe.
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Re: Caltech: The Mechanical Universe

Unread postby allynh » Wed Mar 18, 2009 9:13 am

Here is another set of videos that the Thunderbolts team could use to create an online lesson to help pull people in and explain about plasma cosmology.

Tuesday, 17 March 2009, the PBS NewsHour had a report about the Super Laser at the National Ignition Facility at Lawrence Livermore. When I watched the episode I was amazed at how many major assumptions that these people blithely spouted as facts.

- Watch the video, take notes, and see how to write an online series of lessons as a response.

Calif. Scientists Advance Toward Producing Fusion Energy
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/science/ ... 03-17.html

- Just click on the "Streaming Video" icon to access the segment.

This is the transcript from an earlier NewsHour report talking about problems with the project.

06 February 2001 - FUSION REACTOR
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/science/ ... 02-06.html

They have a link to an earlier episode from KQED.

Super Laser at the National Ignition Facility
http://www.kqed.org/quest/television/view/842

It's the largest laser beam in the world and it's being built in the Bay Area. The National Ignition Facility at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory will shoot tremendous bursts of energy at an area the size of a pencil eraser. The goal? To create fusion ignition, a potential clean energy source for the 21st century.

Super Laser at the NIF Educator Guide
http://www.kqed.org/quest/files/downloa ... ratnif.pdf
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Re: Caltech: The Mechanical Universe

Unread postby allynh » Wed Mar 18, 2009 9:15 am

Finding the links from the NewsHour led me to the KQED Quest home page.

Quest home page
http://www.kqed.org/quest/television

This is the list of their video episodes online, as of this posting. These are the ones that caught my eye, in no particular order.

Nobel Laureate George Smoot and the Origin of the Universe
http://www.kqed.org/quest/television/view/251

QUEST TV talks with George Smoot, big bang researcher at UC Berkeley and winner of the 2006 Nobel Prize in Physics.

Dark Energy and the Origin of the Universe Educator Guide
http://www.kqed.org/quest/files/downloa ... Energy.pdf


Dark Energy
http://www.kqed.org/quest/television/dark-energy

Physicists can't see it and don't know much about what it is, but dark energy makes up 70 percent of the universe. Meet one of the country's leading scientists trying to understand dark energy and the role it plays in causing our universe to expand.


The Planet Hunters
http://www.kqed.org/quest/television/the-planet-hunters

Do other planets like Earth exist? To find out, a team of astronomers from the University of California is building a new telescope in the hills east of San Jose. QUEST finds out what the chances are that there are others like ours somewhere in the cosmos.

Planet Hunters Educator Guide
http://www.kqed.org/quest/files/downloa ... unters.pdf


Interview with Astronomer Jill Tarter, Part I (web only)
http://www.kqed.org/quest/television/in ... i-web-only

Web Extra: Part I of our complete November 2007 interview with astronomer Dr. Jill Tarter of SETI Institute on site at the Allen Telescope Array in Hat Creek, CA.


Interview with Astronomer Jill Tarter, Part II (web only)
http://www.kqed.org/quest/television/in ... i-web-only

Web Extra: Part II of our complete November 2007 interview with astronomer Dr. Jill Tarter of SETI Institute on site at the Allen Telescope Array in Hat Creek, CA.


SETI: The New Search for ET
http://www.kqed.org/quest/television/se ... rch-for-et

Is anyone out there? For over 40 years scientists have been searching for extraterrestrial intelligence, but they've found nothing. Now the new Allen Telescope Array, a string of 350 radio telescopes, is being built 300 miles north of San Francisco and is breathing new life into the search.


Illuminating the Northern Lights
http://www.kqed.org/quest/television/il ... ern-lights

Northern California residents may not be able to see the northern lights like people in Alaska can, but Bay Area scientists are playing a key role in understanding them. Find out more about the spectacular light shows up north and what scientists at UC Berkeley are discovering about the Earth's magnetic field.


NASA Ames Rocket to the Moon
http://www.kqed.org/quest/television/na ... o-the-moon

Call them demolition derby astrophysicists: NASA Scientists in Mountain View are building a spaceship they will deliberately crash into the moon in 2008. Their goal? To find water for a future moon base.

NASA Ames Rocket to the Moon Educator Guide
http://www.kqed.org/quest/files/downloa ... hemoon.pdf


LCROSS animation (web only)
http://www.kqed.org/quest/television/lc ... n-web-only

Why do NASA scientists in Mountain View want to crash a rocket on the moon? Watch an animation of the entire mission to find out. Narrated by: Tony Colaprete, Team Leader LCROSS mission.


Super Ball Fission
http://www.kqed.org/quest/television/super-ball-fission

As a physics professor at UC Berkeley, Richard Muller considers what his students would need to know -- if one were elected president. In today's lesson, he demonstrates the principles of fission and the basics of a nuclear explosion -- using super balls!


Ice Age Bay Area
http://www.kqed.org/quest/television/ice-age-bay-area2

Imagine a vast grassy plain covered with massive herds of elephants, bison and camels stretching as far as the eye can see. Lions, tigers, wolves and later, humans, hunt the herds on their summer migration. Where is this? This was the Bay Area during the close of the last Ice Age. Take a trip to a time when the San Francisco Bay was just a riverbed, 20,000 to 10,000 years ago.

Were Vernal Pools Born of Abandoned Mammoth Wallows?
http://www.kqed.org/quest/files/downloa ... allows.pdf

Rancholabrean Rubbing Rocks
http://www.kqed.org/quest/files/downloa ... s_2002.pdf


The Hayward Fault: Predictable Peril
http://www.kqed.org/quest/television/th ... able-peril

October 21st will mark the 140th Anniversary of the 1868 Hayward Earthquake. Geologists say that's important because major earthquakes happen on the Hayward fault every 140 years on average. With much of the East Bay on or near the fault, geologists and community members are working to prepare for what may be the next big one.


Earthquakes: Breaking New Ground
http://www.kqed.org/quest/television/ea ... new-ground

Can earthquakes be predicted? Northern California researchers are now identifying the slow-moving clues that may foreshadow violent quakes. Their work may provide even a few seconds of warning to open elevator doors, slow down trains or alert firefighters.

Earthquakes: Breaking New Ground Educator Guide
http://www.kqed.org/quest/files/downloa ... ground.pdf


Web Extra: Sibley Volcanic Regional Preserve
http://www.kqed.org/quest/television/we ... l-preserve

As sure as the earth moves in Berkeley, there is a volcano just off Skyline Boulevard. Not just any volcano, mind you. This one's laying on its side with its guts exposed. At Sibley Regional Volcanic Preserve, you'll find the rocky body and layered underpinnings of one of the largest volcanoes that once dotted our geologic neighborhood.

Designing an Exploration on Google Maps
http://www.kqed.org/quest/files/downloa ... eation.pdf
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Re: Caltech: The Mechanical Universe

Unread postby allynh » Thu Mar 19, 2009 10:02 am

Okay, this is an interesting series of videos.

In one of the threads saul posted a link to a Science Daily article. The article has an embed video, and the body of the text is basically the transcript of the video.

Preparing For A Walk On The Moon
http://www.sciencedaily.com/videos/2008 ... e_moon.htm

There is a link at the bottom of the page to a website that provides 90 second science videos to TV stations.

Discoveries and Breakthroughs Inside Science
http://www.aip.org/dbis/

Look at the Story archive on their website. They have a ton of short videos that can be used for online lessons. Here are two videos to get you guys started.

Visit to an Asteroid
http://www.aip.org/dbis/stories/2007/17070.html

Comet Dust Captured by NASA Probe Could Give Astronomers Clues to Early Solar System
http://www.aip.org/dbis/stories/2003/13648.html

They have everything online from 2008 on back. That means the videos made this year will be available next year, so the site will have to be watched over time to harvest new videos.

This is getting interesting.
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Re: Caltech: The Mechanical Universe

Unread postby allynh » Sun Mar 29, 2009 8:28 pm

This is the History Channel series. There are a ton of shows online.

The Universe
http://www.history.com/content/universe ... erse-video

Select "Full Episodes"

Then use the scroll bar to select "Secrets of the Sun"

Pick part 1 and watch. It is the classic description of the Sun.
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Re: Caltech: The Mechanical Universe

Unread postby allynh » Wed Apr 01, 2009 6:38 pm

Here is the latest NOVA program about:

Last Extinction
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/clovis/

Online videos:
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/clovis/program.html

Transcript
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/transcript ... lovis.html

The point I kept seeing was that all of the "big" animals died off. The bear, elk, etc..., that existed then are alive today. Only those animals that exceed current size limits died off. The die off, the iridium, the nano-diamonds, all point to a massive electrical event that grew the earth, increasing the gravity and raining down particles. But that's just me and my heretical view of Growing Earth Theory.
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Re: Caltech: The Mechanical Universe

Unread postby allynh » Wed Apr 29, 2009 8:10 pm

This is the PBS Origins series.

Origins
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/origins/

Video for hour 4
Back to the Beginning
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/origins/program-3114.html

Transcripts

ORIGINS: EARTH IS BORN
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/transcript ... igins.html

ORIGINS: HOW LIFE BEGAN
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/transcript ... igins.html

ORIGINS: WHERE ARE THE ALIENS?
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/transcript ... igins.html

ORIGINS: BACK TO THE BEGINNING
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/transcript ... igins.html

Then there is the latest from PBS:

400 Years of the Telescope
http://www.pbs.org/soptv/400years/index.php

Video clips and Transcripts.
http://www.pbs.org/soptv/400years/video/video.php
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Re: Caltech: The Mechanical Universe

Unread postby allynh » Mon May 04, 2009 6:09 pm

If you have seen the movie Mission to Mars, the section at the end has a holograph scene of the solar system.

Mission to Mars - Ending
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PvISV0wGusU

I'd like to see that level of simulation on the EU/Saturn Event stuff. Especially the Growing Earth Theory.

The holostage that they use in the series Hyperspace is also something to shoot for.

1of4 -- Hyperspace - New Worlds
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TaNiN56NyaI

Any simulation has to bring the human element into it to bring the scale of events home.
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