SciShow Explains the Differences between ‘Zero G’ and ‘Zero Gravity’

SciShow (previously) host Hank Green explains the differences between the concepts of “zero g” and “zero gravity.” It’s an important distinction, so far as the basic workings of the universe are concerned.

Zero G does not truly mean zero gravity, because there is gravity everywhere. If there were truly no gravity, plants and stars wouldn’t even form, let alone orbit around each other.

Video of the Construction of Topaz Solar Farms in California, Soon to be One of the World’s Largest Solar Plants

MidAmerican Renewables has captured aerial footage documenting the construction of Topaz Solar Farms, a photovoltaic power plant in San Luis Obispo County, California that is set to become one of the world’s largest when completed in early 2015. The project, which was started in 2011, will bring a fair amount of money to California’s Central Coast.

According to an economic benefits study by The Brattle Group and California Polytechnic State University, in San Luis Obispo, Calif., Topaz Solar Farms is estimated to infuse $417 million into the local economy, the majority of which will be generated during construction, with the remainder over the project’s minimum 25-year operating period.

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Richard Scarry’s Beloved ‘Busytown’ Characters Humorously Reimagined for the 21st Century

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Tom the Dancing Bug cartoonist Ruben Bolling has taken it upon himself to update the characters of children’s author Richard Scarry’s beloved Busytown world with jobs like “Rage Pundit” and “Fart-Sound App Maker.”

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Vimeo on Demand Adds the Cult Classic Series ‘Mystery Science Theater 3000′ With Three Exclusive Episodes

Vimeo on Demand has added the cult classic series Mystery Science Theater 3000 with a catalog of 83 episodes including three exclusives: “The Painted Hills,” “Jungle Goddess,” and “The Screaming Skull.” Individual episodes can be rented for $2.99 or downloaded for $10.99, and the full collection can be purchased for $299.99 through the Vimeo on Demand MST3K site.

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Interactive 360-Degree Video of Action Sport Windsurfers in Hawaii


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employed panoramic video company Veja360 to capture video of Jason Polakow and a group of fellow windsurfers taking on Hawaiian surf. The video was created by attaching the camera to the end of a long pole mounted to Polakow’s back. A fully interactive version can be viewed on the Veja360 site.

‘King Snare’, An Ad for British Brewer Greene King Featuring Jazz Drummer Steve Noble

“King Snare” is a two-minute ad for brewer Greene King directed by filmmaker George Belfield that features veteran British jazz drummer Steve Noble improvising an impressive solo behind his 40-year-old drumset–stopping only to take a drink from a pint of IPA.

The two-minute film dramatises the intuitive craft that goes into brewing beer.

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Gorgeous Samoyed Dog Happily Performs the Wonderful Tricks That He’s Learned Over the Past Year

A gorgeous white Samoyed named Vasko happily performs a series of the wonderful tricks that he’s learned over the past year. According to his to human, Vasko was having a lot of fun, particularly in the snow.

(translated) A new Vasko video which took one year as of 16 November. He has made progress in obedience and agility and learned new tricks. It snowed a little here, he was all happy as you can see. Not everything is in the video but I tried include the main ones.

Here’s some footage of Vasko training with his human in May 2014.

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